Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Literally demonizing your opponents.....

So what is it about this election cycle where one's opponents are demons??  One Jesse Jackson Jr. supporter said that Debbie Halvorson's campaign “has been prepared by Satanic forces.” and in a prayer said: 
“We stand together, united behind this congressman, who stands in the forefront, battling political demonic forces that would keep us from receiving that which you have ordained for us to have,”.  
He was quick to say later that Halvorson herself was not a "political demonic force" (seriously, he said that).

Maxine Waters from California said:
 "I saw pictures of Boehner and Cantor on our screens. Don't ever let me see, again in life, those Republicans in our hall, on our screens, talking about anything."

"These are demons," she screamed.
 Now I'm not an expert on demonology, and I haven't squirted any of the folks in question with holy water to see if they start smoking, but it seems to me that when a demon-meme starts making the rounds, maybe some action needs to be taken--like getting them on holy ground or getting them in a demon-trap a la the television show 'Supernatural' just to make sure. 

On the other hand, I'm pretty sure the Constitution does not exclude demonic beings from holding office (how else to explain the last fifty years of federal government?) so aside from a banishing ritual, I'm not seeing any way to get them out of there (hmmm...  maybe not a bad idea--it'd be interesting to see if it would work).   But it would be fun to see who actually gets sent back to the Pit (kind of like seeing who gets swept up in the Rapture 'cause I kind of bet some folks might be surprised to see where they end up).

All snark aside (and believe me I could take this schtick and run all day with it), what kind of reflection is it on the people spouting such nonsense?  In Waters' case, this is an elected official, presumably educated, who is screeching that Republicans are demons.  Ministers are praying for divine intervention and protection for their chosen messiahs without so much as a fish-eye from the folks for whom the prayers are said.   Cultural differences aside, does this count as civil discourse?   I don't think so......

I guess we have no choice but to all get pictures of Pat Sajak in order to fight off the demons......

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

So much for that whole 'civility' thing... sigh... AND they get away with it!!!