Got to give credit where credit is due. Well done Potholer! Why people still believe this guy is just unbelievable.
Well, now that baseball season is heating up and I have to coach my son’s team, it’s getting a bit busy to blog.
I could talk about Politics more, but I think the GOP race is settled unless Newt drops out. For now, I’ll give you a Potholer vid and work on some gaming entries…
Up from the grave he arose! With a mighty triumph o’er his foes! [Christian Song]
Well Santorum won Alabama and Mississippi. Romney won Hawaii. (Results) So what does this tell us:
- Mitt Romney is not popular enough in the south: Mitt was about even with Newt Gingrich in these states. If Newt would drop out of the race (he won’t), it’s not hard to see that Santorum would get more of his votes than Romney.
- The GOP has lost control of its own party: Don’t kid yourself, the GOP knows Santorum is too bat-shit crazy religious to win and is trying everything in its power to push Romney over the top. All the big names are supporting Romney and he can’t win in the bible belt.
So how does the GOP leaders get back control of it’s party? This started last election cycle with Sarah Palin being forced onto John McCain by the Religious Right. Even if Romney can win 50%+1 of the delegates, he’s going to have to pick some religious nut job like Palin, Santorum, Michele Bachmann, etc. for VP. If Romney doesn’t win 50%+1, then he has real trouble because it could be that Santorum and Newt could team up to get the delegate count needed. Current totals:
- Romney 495
- Santorum 252
- Gingrich 131
- Paul 48
The winner needs 1144 votes.
So for right now, Santorum + Gingrich < Romney and even Santorum + Gingrich + Paul < Romney but who know if it will stay that way.
So back to the topic: So how do the GOP leaders get back control of its party? The answer is simple: Dial back on the Religion and the Anti-Science.
Dial back on Religion
The GOP leaders are having the same problem Atheists have: You can’t argue against God, because their believe is based on faith (i.e. They believe it because they want to, not on a logical arguement). I’m not telling the GOP to convert to be Atheist, but they need to tone down the God message. These folks are going to follow ‘God’ before you, so you can only fire up this part of the base so much.
Stop the Anti-Science
I hate to break this to you but Science really does conflict with Religion on just about every level. Many people don’t look at these conflicts too closely because Religion makes them feel good. Something talked about in thunderf00t’s video below:
Anyway, to those who are deep into Religion, attacking science (even in issues like Global Warming for example) is going to fire them up because you are supporting their religion by attacking those who are attacking their beliefs, not directly, but just as part of their job of finding out how the world works and what its history is.
Stop the Anti-Science message. It’s bad for the USA and it hurts your ability to stay in power (likely more important to the GOP). If you folks want to believe in God, fine, but at least accept most of what is real in this world. We will all be better for it (and it will give you a better shot at winning the next election, regardless of if you win this one).
I thought it was a good speach.
When I asked the question Howe Deep down the Rabbit Hole is the GOP, I knew the answer but I didn’t know the GOP was going to show it’s colors this quickly.
I’m sure we have all heard about Rush Limbaugh’s words against Sandra Fluke. I could say that Rush is an ass, etc. but that’s already been said by people who are better than me with words.
What’s interesting is the GOP response: Not Much
George Will thinks the GOP is afraid of Rush. Maybe some are, but I think Mr Will is missing something about his party.
Generally speaking, a good number of the GOP believes Rush was right.
The core of your party is the Religious Right and they agree with him. In this poll 45% found Rush ‘favorable’ in Ohio.
Really??? Almost half? Now that number used to be 80% some time ago (which is why Rush opened up his mouth to say ‘Sorry’), but it shows where the GOP is today. In the land of bat-shit crazy. Disagreeing with Sandra Fluke is one thing, being an ass about it is another.
This is why Religion needs to be pushed back. So we don’t get to this:
Also, on a personal note, I finally got off my butt and switched parties: Now I’m a Democrat. It doesn’t really matter, I vote for the best person for the job, but at some point you don’t want your name tied to these crazy people anymore.
Nice! So a Lesbian Woman is denied communion at her mother’s funeral. If the priest had talked to the woman in private, then (while I still think it would be a mean thing to do) at least everyone could come to an agreement in private.
- She gets to be told ‘No Communion for you!’ in public
- The Priest left the alter while she gave the eulogy
- The Priest would not come to the grave site
Rev. Marcel Guarnizo for not being a decent human being and not letting the day be about celebrating another human being’s life: You are a first class ass! Don’t make the day about you.
Loetta Johnson, a devout member of your Catholic Church before she died, deserved better.