Monday, November 19, 2012

I hope they do ditch us

The Republican Party is horrible. The The Senate Republicans are so far removed from having any real trace of subsidiarity to the point that any mere whiff of it is now a complete fantasy. Simultaneous to that, the last two Presidential nominees were social moderates and the RNC thinks they lost because the elections because "normal" Americans don't care about that nonsense.
 I know, I know. The public nudity thing is easy blog hyperbole but see, even in SF and the rest of the country as well, people don't want their neighbors' sexual hang-ups forced on them. Americans do care about social issues. They just can't stomach the hypocrisy of using beatitudes as a wedge against beatitudes.
This guy in a Shea combox summarizes it well.
"the large core value of modern conservativsm and GOP politics seems to be a sort of “every man for himself” social Darwinism. As an orthodox Catholic, I cannot support that. On the other hand, what ought to be the core value of liberalism (“we’re all in this together”) very much fits with orthodox Catholicism — except that nearly all modern liberals have tossed this out the window. If every citizen has an inherent value that must be defended, one could never justify abortion."

Friday, November 9, 2012

Pro-Life Democrat Explains Why Stupid Republicans Lose Again

Golly Day, but Rebecca Hamilton is Brilliant!
"Wedge issue electioneering by the Republican Party made it easy for the Democrats to come along and use the other side of those wedge issues to drive their own votes to the polls."

Two party system and wedge issue politics - a marriage made in hell.
Anyone bring a ball of yarn when we started poking around in this labrynth?