They Make It Easy

This blog did not set out to be a daily thermometer for the insanity and hypocrisy of the Right, but when you have a slew of well-cited articles coming out every single day that are centered on that insanity and hypocrisy, it’s very tempting just to pick one of the better ones and highlight it.

Today’s piece comes from the liberal (read: dead center) Salon.com and deals with the subject of ACORN and all the bashing it has received from conservatives (read: fringe-Right loonies) and Democrats alike, who recently voted to drop all funding for ACORN in a nearly unanimous decision (seven Democrats out of the entire Senate opposed).  All of this and the bailout in the spring of the very ones causing the economic crisis show that Congressional priorities are way out of whack, and those messed up priorities always have a little pool of weasels they can count on to support them unanimously every time: conservative Republicans.

A highlight form the article:

The poorer and weaker one is, the more one is demonized in right-wing mythology as all-powerful recipients of ill-gotten gains; conversely, the stronger and more powerful one is, the more one is depicted as an oppressed and put-upon victim.

ACORN protest sign

And it makes you wonder: How can anyone who claims to be a Christian (which nearly all conservatives do) reconcile vilifying the poor and worshiping the greedy given the tenets of their faith?  This will never be answered, other than to say that self-identified conservative Christians are really leading Satanic lifestyles.

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