Futile post averted

I had done some research for a post about the candidate from Delaware for the U.S. Senate,  Ms. Christine O’Donnell. Frankly I could not imagine supporting such a person for the U.S. Senate. It is not that I am against balancing a terribly out of whack budget. I’m for that. We cannot go on spending money we do not have. The fiddler always shows up for his pay. Always.
It’s that firstly I do not think she is all that serious about budget issues, but beyond that she is simply too irrational to be worthy of support.
I abandoned the post because I realized it would serve absolutely no purpose. If you were supporting her now, you would no matter what I said.
Either her irrationalities are your own, and they do no seem irrational to you. Or you do not see them and do not want to see them. The ‘win’ for your team is more important than the idea that creationism and evolution are simply too co-equal points of view. If this is a trade off you are willing to accept for a win, fine, it is not one I am willing to accept.
Here is where I think our current political system is in real danger. There is no room anymore for someone to be wrong and not be evil.

A clue people, Obama is not Hitler. Bush is not Hitler, hell Saddam Hussein was not Hitler. (He’s literally no body now.) Hitler was Hitler that is the sum total in the Hitler mathematical set. Obama is a liberal, but that does not mean he is evil. Bush was conservative. (Oh, don’t you people on the right scream. There hardly a firestorm of protest against the man when he was in power.) But Bush was not evil.

This insistence that the opposition MUST some despicable evil, akin to Hitler always, and that Fascism or Communism is right around the corner unless we stop them is asinine and idiotic. It will only get worse before it gets better as thanks to fragmentation of the media people are more and more often selecting there information sources so that their biases as confirmed and their villain properly mocked and attacked. This is not information, this is not becoming educated on a subject, it is adopting a religion. A set of guideposts that tell you who is in your tribe, who is out of your tribe and who are the bad guys responsible for the ills of the world.

It is hokum.


4 thoughts on “Futile post averted”

  1. Nothing I say could convince you that Christine O’Donnell is unfit for the Senate.
    I could never accept a candidate that says that creationism is a equally valid theory as Evolution. (C. O’Donnell

    1. I know little of O’Donnell so when you say, “Nothing I say could convince you that Christine O’Donnell is unfit for the Senate.” that is not true. She may be unfit.

      However I have heard that Castle, her opponent who she defeated, is rated F by the NRA and considered a leading anti-gunner. So even if O’Donnell does nothing else she has already served her country admirably.

      The problem with judging O’Donnell is cutting through the B.S. of the media to the truth. And for such an obscure position as Senator from Delaware I hardly see how the effort is worth it.

      It’s also hard to see how O’Donnell could be half as unfit as Senator Franken.

      1. I think if O’Donnell and Angle were to win their races you would cheer on election night.
        Here’s a question for you, without mentioning policy, what makes Al Franken unfit?

  2. Despite the firestorm that was about to engulf the Democratic Party in 1994, the press focused with messianic zeal upon the candidacies of two people, Huffington running for the U.S. Senate in California and Oliver North in Virginia. The press despised these two Republican candidates seemingly above all others and both lost election by narrow margins. Not that it saved the Democrats, who were crushed across the nation at both Federal and State levels.

    This election cycle it seems the press has decided upon Angle of Nevada and O’donnell of Delaware as the targets of choice. Both Republicans and both supported by the Tea Party. The press may very well succeed in destroying them too. Not that it will save the Democrats. Again.

    Would that the press had paid 1/4 as much attention to that astounding clown Al Franken as it now pays to O’donnell!

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