Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Another cup of tea?

A tea party candidate demonstrates her knowledge of the Constitution.

WILMINGTON, Del. – Republican Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell of Delaware on Tuesday questioned whether the Constitution calls for a separation of church and state, appearing to disagree or not know that the First Amendment bars the government from establishing religion.
The exchange came in a debate before an audience of legal scholars and law students at Widener University Law School, as O'Donnell criticized Democratic nominee Chris Coons' position that teaching creationism in public school would violate the First Amendment by promoting religious doctrine.
"Where in the Constitution is the separation of church and state?" O'Donnell asked, a statement that drew laughter from the audience. When Coons returned to the topic a few minutes later, he said her comment "reveals her fundamental misunderstanding of what our Constitution is."
"The First Amendment establishes the separation, the fact that the federal government shall not establish religion," Coons said.
"The First Amendment does?" O'Donnell interrupted. "You're telling me that the separation of church and state is found in the First Amendment?"
When Coons summarized the amendment as saying government shall make no law establishing religion, O'Donnell interrupted again: "That's in the First Amendment?"

What surprises me is this doesn't really surprise me.

Just another example of tea party genius.

And so it goes.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Party of dumb

I see a whole bunch of old rich white folks lined up along a street in Naples today to protest the government spending money on anything that doesn't directly impact them.

If you saw the pictures, you'll notice not a single person of color, either black or hispanic/latino, and not a single disabled person in the crowd. The only children are those that grandma has dragged along to hold a sign insulting President Obama. The kid doesn't know what the sign means, but it's kids who get their picture taken.

The protest, in effect, is that right now the government is not treating rich folks and rich corporations with the respect and deference they had come to expect from the previous administration.

The shame. I'm rich. Pander to me!

There's another undercurrent that the rich white folks know of but cannot speak about except in 'code.' They're appalled that there's a n*****r in the White House.

It's the Whirte House because, obviously it's reserved for whites.

Doncha know.

And so it goes.