Friday, September 21, 2012

Get ready for your 2016 wankathon

It is still possible, though unlikely that Mitt Romney will be elected President. Some people, and this includes President Obama, seem to think that a Romney loss will cause a diminished far-right. To which I respond, yeah...that'll happen. Because 2016 is gonna see the re-launch of this guy:
In a conference call with fellow evangelicals earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) shared his thoughts on the origins of the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. Rather than tracing the idea to the nation’s founders, Perry warned of a more nefarious source: Satan... “Somehow or another there’s this, ya know, steel wall, this iron curtain or whatever you want to call it between the church and people of faith and this separation of church and state is just false on its face”
Well, I've seen a lot of erroneous and flatulent interpretations of the "Founders" from the Right (see Barton, David) but they always come in the shape of putting folks like Madison and Jefferson way up high on the "pedestal of freedom" they built -- high enough to see all the slaves they owned. So I guess it is refreshing to hear of Madison being called an agent of Satan. That certainly is a new one. Rick Perry 2016. [cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Anonymous said...


The finger pointing from the Reich wing will begin around 9PM on the 6th of November, with the wailing notes that Rmoney failed because her wasn't conservative enough. Because, as we all know, Reich-Wingnuttery can never fail. It can only be failed.

The cycle will repeat.

Anonymous said...

0 contraire; in 2016, the JEB Is UP!

pansypoo said...

i thought ryan was the pic for rebooting the party?