Dover Bitch

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Blame game

If you are stunned by the fact that right-wing leaders are reacting to the Mark Foley scandal by pointing the finger at gays, Democrats and liberals in general, you've been living under a rock.

After all, this is what Jerry Falwell had to say to an agreeing Pat Robertson after 9/11:

"I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen.'"

If they will blame 9/11 on gays, how could anybody be shocked when these people blame gays for Foley? Of course, nobody really is shocked.

What is amusing to DB, though, and should be highlighted by liberals is the irony of the situation: Republicans are caught in a scandal because they are so warped by seeing things through a partisan lens that they put political considerations ahead of the safety of children and they are now looking to deflect that responsibility by claiming the entire thing is a partisan, election-related set up.

Aside from the fact that ABC's Brian Ross has already demolished that argument, the fact that they respond to this crisis with more of what got them into it in the first place is all the evidence anybody should need to prove that these immoral jerks care about their own power and nothing else.

It's also a good time to remind Christians everywhere that politicians are not Jesus and never have been. This is why government should be kept at a safe distance from religion.

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