Thursday, September 9, 2010

Absurd...



...is the only way I can describe our current political situation.  A pastor in Florida is threatening to burn the Quran (Quran, Kuran, Koran) take your pick on how to spell the word.  People want to build a Mosque in New York City in lower downtown and some think it is an affront to the memory of the victims of 9/11.  A party that is not even a party, the Tea Party, is trying to influence national and local elections forgetting that the problem is the economy and not our government.  Democrats are refusing to associate with our Democrat president.  Republicans are turning their back on Republicans in favor of the Tea Party.  I teach college American Government, Political Science, United States History and World History and have never seen anything like this.  All of this positioning appears to be the culmination of a death wish that will only result in many one-term right wing radicals being elected just to prove a point that does not exist.  I am reminded of the old saying about cutting off your nose to spite your face.  By acting this way they are going to lose.

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