Mr. Sensitive

August 10, 2012

Hate-Jesus Says Vote Romney

Filed under: Uncategorized — lbej @ 09:21

Can you believe there are three more months of obfuscation, misdirection, and outright lying still to go before the November elections?  NBC’s mix of attack ads and syrupy Olympic coverage is proving to be an especially noxious cocktail.  Why doesn’t Romney run any feel-good ads?  Is it just because all his policy proposals are bad for America (tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increases for the middle class, no policing of miscreant banks)?  Can it be that simple?

Yes.

Republicans have nothing positive to run on, except if you’re in one of two small groups: (1) One-Percenters and (2) Hate-Christians.  I feel I need to explain the second term, what I’m calling Hate-Christians.  I hesitate to call them Christians at all, because they ignore most of the New Testament in forming their basic attitude towards their fellow human beings—all that inconvenient stuff Jesus said about compassion, love, mercy, and not-judging-lest-ye-be-judged.  But they loudly insist that they’re all about Jesus anyway.  The Hate-Christians highlight obscure Bible passages—usually from the Old Testament—or ignore the Bible entirely to focus on hating everyone who doesn’t look and sound like they do.  I wish the Chick-fil-A people would just start their own religion based on hate and fried chicken, only this time leave poor Jesus out of it.  They’re already a lot closer to that than they realize.  They follow Hate-Jesus.  Wait…doesn’t the Bible have a sort-of Hate-Jesus in it?  Is it…?  Could it be…?

(cue Dana Carvey’s Church Lady)

Why do the Hate-Christians and the One-Percenters work together?  In a cruel twist of history, their political agendas have virtually no points of intersection—no opportunities for conflict or consensus—so they can belong to the same party and support the same candidates while entirely ignoring each other.  One-Percenters want to hoard as much money as possible, right now, so they want (1) no taxes and (2) no restrictions on nefarious business practices.  Real Christians would balk at that agenda and its implications for social justice, but Hate-Christians don’t care.  All they care about is righteously hating all the people Pastor Brimstone says Hate-Jesus hates so that when they die Hate-Jesus takes them to live in his Hate-Kingdom.  Nothing about taxes and corporate governance there.  The Hate-Christians, not coincidentally, want government policy to enshrine their hatred so far as possible.  From a policy standpoint, they focus on banning things (contraception, abortion, gay marriage, fun, thinking) and imposing their beliefs (prayer in schools, government-sanctioned religious observances/monuments, teaching creation mythology like its comparable to evolutionary science).  They don’t care about what the One-Percenters do to make life miserable for most people on Earth—they just want to get right with Hate-Jesus for the afterlife.

Ugh.  Double ugh.

The next three months are going to be total garbage as the Greed-Hate coalition pumps money into the effort to confuse and deceive enough Americans to take control of all the branches of government.  Oh, we’ll survive—we survived 2000-2006, after all—but a quick review of those years should be enough to convince you that they aren’t years we should repeat.

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4 Comments »

  1. I like your Friday posts best of all. My favorite line here: “I wish the Chick-fil-A people would just start their own religion based on hate and fried chicken, only this time leave poor Jesus out of it.” Only layer of analysis I’d add to what you’ve written above is that I think race plays a big role in uniting the greed and hate groups. Your boys Reagan and Bush I (and Nixon, too) were geniuses in figuring out how to unite working class whites out of a sense of racial solidarity without often having to even explicitly mention race. Think “welfare queens,” the image of which Mitt Romney seems to be using again (apparently without any factual basis whatsoever) in what seems to be a desperate attempt to keep his white greed-hate dual base united.

    Comment by Jill Williams — August 10, 2012 @ 09:48 | Reply

    • I agree. It was one of the more brilliant/evil things the Nixon Republicans did after the party blew itself up in 1964. Realizing the Civil Rights Act had cost the Democrats the support of the formerly-Solid South, they swooped in. Now there’s an entrenched bloc of really terrible people guaranteed to vote Republican no matter what.

      Comment by lbej — August 10, 2012 @ 11:25 | Reply

  2. I like your new church-lady header. And you’re right, as usual. I wish more people could see things this clearly.

    Comment by euregirlsandboys — August 10, 2012 @ 10:50 | Reply

  3. For anybody inclined to vote for a Republican this year, read the article in today’s Washington Post about the groups raising money (the Koch brothers, Karl Rove, etc.). It’s enough to make you really ill. The Democrats have groups also, but nothing on the same scale. And they’re not mean-spirited!!

    Comment by Ruby Machi — August 10, 2012 @ 11:56 | Reply


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