December 24, 2008
Obama’s Pastor Problem
More thoughts from Tom Degan, the sage of Goshen. Read the whole rant here:
The film was called Yellow Submarine and it starred animated versions of the Beatles. At the movie’s end, when John, Paul, George and Ringo liberated the good people of Pepperland from the evil clutches of the naughty Blue Meanies, what did they do? Did they ostracize the Meanies? Did they banish them from Pepperland forever? No. They reached out to them! Leave it to John Lennon! (or the actor doing a lousy impersonation of John Lennon’s voice):
“Hello, Blue People! Won’t you join us? Look up!”
… Although some of the people he has appointed to his team have left me somewhat puzzled, I have no other choice but to give the President-elect the benefit of the doubt. To those progressives who are now in the process of having a nervous breakdown at the make up of the new administration, I have three words:
President Sarah Palin…
Posted by Jerome Doolittle at December 24, 2008 04:56 PM
And this is the approach that John Dean and his good friend, the social science authority on authoritarianism whose name eludes me at the moment, view as the proper way to deal with authoritarians and authoritarian followers. So the approach does seem to be the proper way to deal with "them". Perhaps when we become irritated at such seemingly maddening behavior and want to chop off somebody's head, we liberals are exhibiting our own brand of authoritarianism. I don't know for sure, but it's a good question and one we should seriously ask ourselves.
So let me see ... we gays and progressives should be so happy that all our money and effort and hard work finally paid off and we don't have a President Sarah Palin that we should just STFU and not make any waves when Obama does something offensive and wrong?
Well, seeing that science has proven that prayer doesn't work and I'm not one to listen to prayers anyway, all Obama is trying to do is to get a huge number of people to back him. When things get tougher from the George Bush economy, Obama might need those folks in 2012. So whaddya want, Sarah in 2012? Which is worse. Obama allowing an exercise in futility now by this guy, or Sarah as your next President, much sooner than you would want? He'll probably give a bunch of blowhards some air time. They get it already, so it doesn't bother me. The proper name for people like Rick Warren is useful idiots.