Holy cow! Can you get more rabid than that?! I don't think so.
I don't either. Thanks for the comment!
It is hard for me to fathom that Americans have become so verbal in our divisions that those who disagree with one side can come out with stuff like this. Imagine one facet of the population attacking Billy Graham the way these folks are attacking the Pope. Personally I think that the right wing of the Republican party see anyone who disagrees with their views as a political enemy. They would probably do this with the Dali Lama too. They sure do not like Mohammed. So the only religious leaders they trust are extreme extreme right winger like Franklin Graham and his father.Personally I am of the mind set that religion is a hoax and followers have been duped by the leaders. But were I trying to woo folks for votes I would not be so open with my outright hatred of one of the worlds most popular religious leader.I think that the right wing of the Republican party is thinking that they can win a national election by being so openly hostile to someone like the Pope. That the negative consequence of this hostility will be less than the gain they will realize from the far right that has not voted before.The last two elections have infuriated the right wing. Their hatred of Obama is more than I thought would manifest as a result of his election. It just grew with his reelection. They are seething with hatred, anger and racism. You can almost cut the tension with a knife. There is no doubt in my mind that this is what the right if feeling right now. Overconfidence? Who really knows at this point, we shall soon see. I think that like one great philosopher said, "we have come to a fork in the road and we will take it". RIP Yogi.....
Thanks for the comment NM. It's hard to fathom. One the one hand, there is the line of thinking that they stay in a bubble of right wing media coverage, so it makes sense that they would get more and more extreme because there is no counterweight. But the presidential election part doesn't make sense.
Fox News has been schizophrenic about the significance of the Pope's comments. One day they are fanning the flames of those who predict the Marxist movement has a new spokesperson in the Pope and then they are selectively quoting his support for fetuses and religious liberty as proof he is here to battle Obama and Planned Parenthood. Geeesh!
Ha. I didn't know that. Good comment. Thank you.