How much bull can one absorb in a 10-hour time period? That ought to be a new category in the Guinness book. Americans who tuned in to both the ABC and NBC GOP debates last night and again this morning would qualify for that record. I lasted less than one hour this morning after having been forced to listen to the entire ABC debate last evening. Forced to, as in, I was at a debate-watch party. Actually, we switched between that and the Lions-Saints game, which made the debate marginally palatable.
What did I learn that I did not already know? Nothing. What chance do I give the GOP to win the White House in November? None. What would a novice to the string of GOP debates have learned? That the GOP is more interested in sex than the Catholic Church.
Yes sex. How long did the ABC moderators spend on contraceptives? How much time on same-sex marriage? Abortion? Sodomy? It was as if we were discussing Deuteronomy in the Bible rather than figuring out which man was competent to lead this nation in the 21st century.
Apparently I forgot that these primary voters enjoy Government intrusion into the bedroom. Creepy, isn’t it? Although the GOP says that they are for less government intrusion, it is apparently their right to nose around like a sexual predator peeking through the bedroom window to see what kind of sex is going on. Reminds me of those deviant Catholic priests who preyed on altar boys, then prayed at mass.
Window peepers is what I learned as a kid. Most bedrooms in my neighborhood were on the 2nd floor, so any thought of that was useless. “We are a Christian nation,” quipped Romney, and Perry said that he would “end Obama’s war on religion.” We all laughed at that one after jeering Romney for his contrived ignorance.
Yet, South Carolina was calling. The folks in New Hampshire could care less about the so-called morality police that these GOP hopefuls wish to initiate as they move into the Oval Office. It was a play for the Bible Belt, the Red South, the Confederacy. Them folks like biblical talk and Deuteronomy dogma. And sexual morality ‘down there’ plays well. Did you catch the line about gay adoption? The line that quoted this bogus idea: children do better in a family with a mom an dad? My audience shouted-out at that one, but I have a feeling that it played quite well among the bible-thumpers in South Carolina.
Morality police. They have them in Saudi Arabia- Mutaween. Modesty patrols in Israel. Mauritania wants to establish morality police.
Odd that Muslim nations seem to be the model for the GOP candidates when it comes to sex, yet they denounce everything else about the Muslim culture, including their religion. Odd stuff, but then, these are right-wing candidates.
Double talk? Double talk, but I repeat myself.
Are the ‘regular’ Americans watching this stuff? Are they as appalled as I am over this stuff? Are they frightened that one of these characters may, in fact, be elected to the highest office in the land?
They should be!