I find it so hard to believe that Congress would spend its time doing things like reaffirming "In God We Trust" as our national motto. That's time that could be spent on television complaining about the atheistic hordes who are overtaking our poor nation. Where are their priorities?
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Hey, remember back when all of America was having a love affair with the Tea Party because they so were… I don't know, loud?
Anyway, those days seem to be all but a memory now…
Polls show that disapproval of the Tea Party is climbing. In April 2010, a New York Times/CBS News survey found that 18 percent of Americans had an unfavorable opinion of it, 21 percent had a favorable opinion and 46 percent had not heard enough. Now, 14 months later, Tea Party supporters have slipped to 20 percent, while their opponents have more than doubled, to 40 percent.
Of course, politicians of all stripes are not faring well among the public these days. But in data we have recently collected, the Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about — lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like "atheists" and "Muslims." Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right.*
Oh my Science, less popular than atheists? That's pretty frickin' unpopular. I mean, everybody knows that atheists worship the Devil. So, this is looking pretty bad for the Tea Party movement.
Guess it's time for Mitt Romney — the closest thing the GOP has to a moderate non-ideologue centrist — to make a statement about them…
Romney met with a group of about 25 steelworkers at a campaign stop in the northern New Hampshire town of Berlin… The workers peppered Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, with questions… [including] whether he considered himself a member of the Tea Party…
"I don't know that you sign a membership," he said. "What I consider myself is someone who is in sync with the Tea Party."
Whoops. I think somebody might need to run a force quit and reboot.
* I'm not really sure how "interesting" this actually is, considering how "Tea Party" is pretty much a euphemism for "Christian Right."
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Jon Stewart takes a look at all innovative ways that Americans have devised in which to hate each other in this segment, "Culture War Update: The Dividening of America." And I'll tell you, that's area in which America continues to shine…
Coverage continues to be divisive after the point of division in this divided post.
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Look, I have no idea how he figured it out. Maybe we have a traitor in our midst; it certainly wasn't me. But somehow Rep. Todd Akin — who clearly has an adult person brain that thinks totally unlike third-graders — has discovered the horrible secret of liberalism…
Akin (R-Mo.) told Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on his radio show Friday that "the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God," in a discussion of NBC editing out the phrase "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance during the network’s telecast of the U.S. Open two weeks ago…
After the outcry from Taves and other liberal-minded local clergy, Akin, who is seeking Missouri's 2012 GOP senate nomination, told St. Louis radio station KMOX on Monday that no apologies would be forthcoming.
"I don't think there's anything to apologize for,” he said. "I think I can clarify that I was talking about public references, too. I think that clarifies it a little bit. But there's just such a historic pattern there, that I think that it probably could’ve been clarified but no, I'm not going to apologize for what I see liberalism doing in trying to take God out."
Now, since the cat is clearly already out of the bag, I feel like we should clarify things a bit. Yes, definitely, most liberals turned to liberalism because they hate God. If you think about it, it's kind of obvious. Amazing, really, that nobody hit upon this earlier. Maybe people got fooled by the fact that there's only one openly atheist Democratic politician working today and all the other ones are avowedly religious.
But, what Akin's brilliant analysis missed was the rifts in liberalism. Like, okay, a hatred of God is at the heart of liberalism for most of us. But then there's others for whom the heart of their liberalism is a hatred of leprechauns. Or a hatred of zombie wizards. And then there's people like me who really hate Superman.
And that really is what's wrong with the Democratic Party these days. We can't get together to decide on which superpowerful being to hate.
Maybe one day.
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This year's GOP race should be some super excellent stuff. I'm really looking forward to the part when Michele Bachmann severs Rick Santorum's head with a broad sword and then absorbs his energy via a lightning bolt. Also when Haley Barbour gets asked if he believes in evolution…
Coverage continues after the jump.
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