I know, you thought the GOP clown car was already full. If it wasn’t before, it is now, as the other inhabitants squeezed together to make room for one more. Chris Christie threw his proverbial hat in the ring today, promising to “tell it like it is.” Vomitous.
This morning, the Gliberal Goddesses® reunited (once I could get all three of us on the line together!). GottaLaff, Amy Simon and I talked about the straw that might break the Republicans’ ride, plus some other things like Bristol Palin’s pregnancy (not really), SCOTUS’ session and more.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage and subsidies for those who need help under the Affordable Care Act, the GOP response has been nothing short of shameful.
With some of the more blatant displays of hypocrisy, Mike Huckabee outdid himself last week.
[Huckabee] went on to compare the gay marriage act to the Dred Scott case that upheld the Fugitive Slave Act, which is odd to say the least, since legalizing gay marriage is a step forward for civil rights, saying in a way that gay people are fully human, and Dred Scott was, of course, a terrible distortion of justice that said black people were not.
After the ruling, Huckabee reacted in a Fox News segment with Megyn Kelly with another completely insane comparison, “I will not acquiesce to an imperial court any more than our Founders acquiesced to an imperial British monarch. We must resist and reject judicial tyranny, not retreat.”
Huckabee wasn’t the only politician who uses his religion to gain the favor of the evangelical (read no-empathy) electorate. Take Rick Santorum. Please. Really. Take Santorum. If you don’t, we’ll get more of this.
” Could you imagine what would happen if instead of this president spending all his time talking about global warming, he talked about the importance of marriage — of fathers and mothers taking responsibility and raising their children in healthy homes?”
These are just two of the clown car occupants that wear their worship of Christ on their sleeves, but seem to have never read any of his actual teachings. The hypocrisy just never lets up. Those thoughts kept nagging at me, so I invited Frank Schaeffer back on the show.
Frank Schaeffer is the son of Francis Schaeffer, widely regarded as the “pope” of the Christian evangelical or religious right movement. He writes about how he broke free of that influence in his brilliant book, Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. His subsequent books, both novels and nonfiction, build on that history…
I always gain great insight from Frank, who also paints, writes and directs film too!
Tomorrow, we’ll bring you more from the FloriDUH files and whatever else the news offers, radio or not.