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Sunday, September 23, 2007

 
Scandal Mongering 101

by digby

Here is a perfect example of the difference between the left and the right. The right can choreograph a huge, over-the-top scandal out of one dubious play on words, while the left can't even create a tiny talking point out of something like this:



Why Should God Bless America?

Why should God bless America?
She’s forgotten he exists
And has turned her back
On everything that made her what she is

Why should God stand beside her
Through the night with the light from his hand?
God have mercy on America
Forgive her sin and heal our land

The courts ruled prayer out of our schools
In June of ‘62
Told the children “you are your own God now
So you can make the rules”
O say can you see what that choice
Has cost us to this day
America, one nation under God, has gone astray

Why should God bless America?
Shes’s forgotten he exists
And has turned her back on everything
That made her what she is

Why should God stand beside her
Through the night with the light from his hand?
God have mercy on America
Forgive her sins and heal our land

In ‘73 the Courts said we
Could take the unborn lives
The choice is yours don’t worry now
It’s not a wrong, it’s your right

But just because they made it law
Does not change God’s command
The most that we can hope for is
God’s mercy on our land

Why should God bless America?
She’s forgotten he exists
And has turned her back on everything
That made her what she is

Why should God stand beside her
Through the night with the light from his hand?
God have mercy on America
Forgive her sins and heal our land

(Reading from 2nd Chronicles 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land

God have mercy on America forgive her sins and heal our land


It's true that the front runners weren't at this event. However, all the Republican candidates will be on television often and if we made a big enough stink perhaps we could get the marionettes of the media to ask them all if they feel they should to condemn this degradation of the song "God Bless America" which says that the United States is so sinful that God has abandoned it.

Perhaps someone should submit a censure of the far right "Values Voter" organization to the Senate forcing all the Senators to support or censure this unpatriotic bastardization of the nation's most sacred song.


(Of course, that would require that Democrats abandon their crafty, counterintuitive electoral strategy of appealing to the farthest of far right groups to win the election, so it might be hard to get them to go along with it. Never mind...)

Update: And btw, is Rudy Giuliani the craziest nutball they've ever tried to foist on us, or what? How can anyone think this man is an appropriate choice to be president?

Of course, Junior has proved that standards are of no importance in this matter, so I don't know why I'm even questioning it. If they thought they could sell Carrot Top for president, they wouldn't think twice.

Update II: Kevin Drum finds another example of Giuliani's epic stupidity.

This rally confuses me. He was a prosecutor, right? He was mayor of America's largest city. Yet he shows every day that he is simply clueless about even the most basic subjects and simply says everything with an arrogant swagger, much like Bush. Was he always this bizarrely out of touch?

It's almost as if saying ridiculous non-sequitors and non-answers is now the preferred form of political discourse. Can it be that the dim-witted Reagan/Junior are now actually the new Republican leadership archetype?


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