Monday, August 9, 2010

Angle Downplays importance of the Constitution, Putting the Stone Tablets before it.

In one incredibly hallucinogenic moment, Sharron Angle accused the Obama administration of violating the First Commandment,
"We have become a country entrenched in idolatry, and that idolatry is the dependency upon our government," Angle said in on TruNews Christian Radio. "We're supposed to depend upon God for our protection and our provision and for our daily bread, not our government."

Does God have food stamps? Where the hell did that come from? Angle played the...“religion card?” I didn't even know there was one. An odd choice when jobs and the economy need real 21st century solutions and not the Old Testaments storytelling and vengeful God.

Of course Obama swore to uphold the Constitution, not the biblical tablets. But the bigger issue is conflating the two as though they were in competition with each other. Harry Reid’s campaign was right to say:

Angle's comments show the Southern Baptist believes her campaign "represents a holy crusade -- a religious 'war of ideology' in her words -- against government programs like Social Security and Medicare."
In in Bizarro World, down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass, the right wingnuts at the American Thinker saw something completely different.

Senator Harry Reid can't play the race card in his race against Sharron Angle. He wouldn't dare play the gender card. So he's playing the only face card he holds -- the religion card -- as he aims to frame Angle as a Christian zealot holding extreme notions about the federal government that put her outside the mainstream of Nevadans.”
What the…? Harry was the one who brought up religion? It’s with unpredictable tactics like this that keep the Democrats off kilter and guessing, while also making the voters heads spin from the wacky conservatives misdirection plays.

The whole fantastical notion of government before God is genius on one hand, and pure psychobabble on the other. We’re about to put the patients in charge...?

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