and there was much rejoicing

After Obama proved his manhood in May I couldn’t resist checking out Huffington Post liberals and serious progressives” high-fiving over how much more awesome and tough their Big Man is than the neocons.

These days, many of the Huffington Post commentators are not even liberals, so I’m not sure how much of the cheering, and attacks on Ron Paul for daring to take the side of “our enemies,” is coming from liberals who used to love civil liberties back when W was in office. Though, this wonderful contribution is from an Obama supporter (note the Obama/Biden 2012 tag):

HUFFPOST SUPER USER
mhazard
Obama/Biden 2012
965 Fans
46 minutes ago (3:47 PM)
This stalwart US citizen was in Yemen….w­hy? I doubt he was a patriotic citizen.

I just don’t know where to begin…Luckily we have Glenn Greenwald for that.

On a completely different topic I don’t feel like making a seperate post about, why is it now mainstream to make fun of Rick Perry? I don’t follow American “politics” too closely but here is what it looked like from my distant vantage point.

Rick Perry says absurd shit. Liberals make fun of him but we are supposed to take him seriously. He lies to people about social security being a ponzi scheme and then we have to bend over to talk about how social security has technically had ponzi scheme aspects.

Now he has performed poorly. Very poor. He bumbled his words. He didn’t make sense. Two weeks ago it was east coast elitest to call him bumbling. Now Fox News says he threw up over himself. I didn’t watch that whole debate. Maybe in some respects he was more bumbling, but it was a quantitative difference. He is still the same guy. The easy answer is his “heart” comment.

If a politician thinks evolution is a lie, doesn’t understand social security, and uses his Christian faith to interpret weather events as personal messages from God to himself we are elitist to criticize. If, however, that Christian faith motivates him to open his heart to Mexicans, well then we are all free to say he vomited on himself. I have no sympathy for Perry. He has done and said enough things I abhor. It still is a bit sad that the reason he won’t become President might just be the noblest thing he has said.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

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