[Notice: I normally try to keep my posts family friendly. This is not one of them. Also, this is a bit of a rant – coherence may suffer accordingly. You have been warned.]
It looks like we really are going to have to choose between the Marxist Party and the God Squad this time.
The Minnesota congresswoman and presidential candidate [Michele Bachmann] told an audience gathered at a Shriner’s temple in Sarasota, Fla., Sunday that God was trying to communicate a message about fiscal responsibility via the two recent natural disasters. From the St. Petersburg Times:
I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.
For some, Bachmann’s comment this weekend immediately brought to mind televangelist Pat Robertson, who infamously claimed Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for legalized abortion.
Between this and both Bachmann and Rick Perry signing a pledge to push a Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage, it looks like the religious right is taking over the Republican campaign yet again. So listen, you sanctimonious, self-righteous fucks: This exact same religio-fascist shit is why I voted Democrat in 2004 – the one and ONLY time I have EVER done so. This time, that’s not even an option, but I will vote third party if this is my choice – even if it means voting for someone who has absolutely no chance of even coming close to winning, and thus taking a vote away from someone who will get that Marxist agent Nobama out of office. At this point, there is not a single, viable Republican candidate I would even consider voting for (unless you consider Ron Paul to be viable – I personally don’t think he is). Hell, I’ll write myself in before I vote for either of these two fucks. I will not choose between the meddling preacher and the Marxist again, and my vote is the one that hastens the almost inevitable national collapse, then so be it. When it happens I’ll get with as many like-minded people as I can and make my best effort at ensuring that some form of Libertopia manages to rise from at least one corner of the ashes, even if I don’t live to see it.
If Bachmann and Perry are our best hopes of unseating Obama, then we are well and truly fucked.
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[Source: Yahoo! News blog The Ticket, retrieved 2011-08-29]