As noted in previous posts, the GOP seems hell bent on destroying whatever good name they have left and the polls are starting to show it. Rick Santorum got trounced in Arizona and his idiotic culture war stance, which cost him the election in 2006 in PA, handed him defeat in MI, a state he was way up until a few days ago.
The GOP is in trouble. Why? Because the only demographic they haven't pissed off are white, straight men. And I hate to break it to them, you can't win an election when more than two thirds of the country despises you.
They've lost the black vote, the gay vote, the Hispanic vote, the Asian vote, and now, women with their moronic stance on BIRTH CONTROL?! The polls over the last week show momentum moving back toward Obama in record numbers and with good reason. Nobody wants the American Taliban except for the retarded religious right whose ideas run somewhere between Stalin and Hitler in their fascist nature. The Catholic Church is an unmoving force as time passes it by, and if recent numbers of people attending mass are any indication, a dying institution at that. Within the next fifty years the Catholic Church may not even exist at this rate. There is an old adage in anthropology: "That which does not evolve and adapt, dies." The Church is proving that adage to a tee.
You'd think that an organization like the Church, which does have some good things to offer, would modernize it's positions, such as in the past their acceptance of Galileo or Issac Newton. But no, instead, they have dug their heels in and said gay people are evil, abortion is akin to killing puppies while pissing on pictures of the Pope, and birth control will cause horns to rise out of your head. Un-flipping-believable.
At least it's adherents aren't rioting every time mispronounces Jesus' name. The Afghan people have given Muslims a terrible name with the backwater antics that make our hicks look like Rhodes scholars. It is never okay to kill someone because their beliefs don't match yours and at no time should you be forcing your idiotic beliefs on anyone else. Muslims don't seem to understand that Islam doesn't apply to everyone. And if they continue with this, they are going to get a rude awakening. Just look at what is going on in Europe and see the hostility between Westerners and Muslims. Places like Holland and France are tinderboxes waiting to happen and have led to vastly right wing politicians getting acceptance and office. This is also how Hitler came to power and look at what he did to the Jews. If the Muslim people, many of whom are decent, hard working people, continue down this path, they may see a very similar future. We haven't been building and stocking concentration camps across the country for no reason. If war with the Middle East occurs, Muslims may see internment just like the Japanese in the forties.
As for the war, again depending on what you read, we are either going to attack tomorrow or we are bluffing. I am unsure of which, but know that Israel is unlikely to hold off much longer regardless of our position. In some good news, albeit taken with a grain of salt, North Korea has agreed to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for more help from the West. We'll have to see how this plays out.
It was said today that Obama nixed any Syrian intervention by the US, while at the same time, the Senate is warning of chemical weapons from the Syrian army getting into the wrong hands. The US intelligence community says they have no evidence of a nuke program (which flies in the face of reason) while the UN says there is ample evidence of such a program. Talk about two sides to everything.
But all this is moot for the moment as Super Tuesday approaches and Romney's inevitable win looks all that more real. Santorum is a fluke driven by the loony right to sabotage their own interests. The good news for Obama is that this freak show shows no signs of abating as it goes down to the wire, beating themselves senseless the whole time. I hope the world is ready for four more years of Obama because thanks to the sheer stupidity of the GOP and the Evangelicals/Teatards, they are guaranteeing a big loss come November. Maybe Obama's second term will be better than his first, especially if the House is lost as some polls show a real possibility of.
I can dream.