Politics & Prejudices
Does God hate Republicans?
Secretary of State Johnson’s citizenship quiz and other GOP baloney
Published: August 15, 2012
Remarkably, she says she will insist on doing some version of her asinine citizenship test again in November, when close to four times as many people may vote. Or maybe not; a coalition of nonpartisan groups may sue to make her stop.
Looking at this as the theologian I now am, all I know is that Republicans better clean up their acts. We have a vengeful God out there. Friday night, he racked up L. Brooks Patterson in a car wreck that broke both his wrists. Later, Jesus told me the only reason he wasn't killed was that at least Brooks doesn't beat up on gays.
Just askin': Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has announced a whole host of charges against four aides to former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, who was knocked off the primary ballot after his petition signatures were found to be fraudulent. Schuette had fairly harsh words for his fellow former GOP congressman:
"He appears to have provided no guidance, no supervision whatsoever to his staff members, and as a result, the McCotter crew acted as if they were above the law, that the law didn't apply to them."
But what about McCotter himself? Not only was he responsible for this mess, he walked away from his job, meaning the people have to spend $650,000 to hold a special election to fill a seat in Congress for less than two months. What charges were filed against him?
None, of course. Relieved, the guitar-playing egomaniac refused to talk to the press, but did issue a statement. "For my family and I, this closure commences our embrace of the enduring blessings of private life."
"Was that all?" you might ask.
Whatever happened to the idea of ultimate responsibility, the idea our leaders used to have that the buck stops with them???
Jack Lessenberry opines weekly for Metro Times. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
> Email Jack Lessenberry