Friday, September 07, 2012

"Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction" segment gives it up for the DNC

(Clap. Clap. Clap.)

I want to open this by saying I am neither a Republican or a Democrat, and have big problems with both parties.  I paid more attention to the DNC just because my schedule allowed it.

But when we watch a political convention under political duress force the word "God" back into the party platform despite not having the votes from their own party, and Caroline Kennedy stand and say with apparently no irony (or logic) "As a Catholic, I take reproductive health seriously, and today it is under attack"* I think I can retire the "Truth is Stranger Than Fiction" segment of this blog.  I couldn't make this stuff up.

p.s. Best "as it happens" FB commentary by two friends:
--Eh, we're watching America's Got Talent.
--Well, I'm watching "America's Going to Hell in a Handbasket"

*To try to quell the inevitable argument: Of course we take health seriously.  Including reproductive health.  Contraception on demand is not health care.  Duh.

1 comment:

cminor said...

The Anchoress submitted this from her fb feed: "After they denied God three times, the cock crowed. What next?"

I can't decide whether I'm more scandalized by the delegates' irreligion or the presiders' disrespect for parliamentary procedure, honestly.