Friday, October 19, 2012
"We strayed away different times. Andrew Jackson's time was not a great time; different times slavery was a blot on our existence," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said this week, adding, "But the trouble is we have never as an entire nation overall been so far away from God’s teaching." Speaking on a conference call with far-right pastor Rick Scarborough, he warned that the much-worse-than slavery sins going on today could lead the nation "toward the end of [its] existence." [Source]
"Much worse than slavery sins"? Hmmm, let's see now, slaves were murdered, raped, and forced to work for free; what could be worse than that?
But this kind of rhetoric barely gets noticed in our country these days. Americans are either too embarrassed or too willfully ignorant to let these reminders of just how backwards we are get into our collective psyche.
Poor Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter can't even shock us anymore with their verbal antics. When elected politicians are telling us that we are more sinful now than when we held human beings as our animals, what could those two (and others like them) possibly say to get our outrage meters up?
Finally, I know that my wingnut friends are trying very hard to suppress the vote of...ahem ahem....certain people, but I sure hope that the rest of the country is keeping their eyes on people like Colin Small. [That's Colin in the pic. Doesn't he just look like a little angel?Not! ] It seems that Colin and his peeps have been busy trying to make sure that we don't have a close election this year.
Investigators say Small works for Pinpoint, a company hired by the Virginia GOP to register voters. The Sheriff’s office said there doesn’t seem to be a widespread case of voter form destruction and that the incident may not have been politically motivated.
Chairman Pat Mullins, of the Republican Party of Virginia, called Small’s actions “a direct contradiction of both his training and explicit instructions given to him.”
“The Republican Party of Virginia will not tolerate any action by any person that could threaten the integrity of our electoral process,” Mullins said. “The individual in question was fired immediately after we learned of his alleged actions.” [Source]
Mr. Mullins, I think your nose is growing.