Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Weather or No...

I'm not a big fan of the notion that God arranges natural disasters as morality lessons for the human race - I can think of a lot simpler ways he could communicate, if he was in the mood, but a lot of Republicans think otherwise. Dana Milbank wonders if the Big Guy is trying to tell them something.

Has God forsaken the Republican Party?

Well, sit in judgment of what’s happened in the past few days:

●A report comes out that a couple dozen House Republicans engaged in an alcohol-induced frolic, in one case nude, in the Sea of Galilee, where Jesus is believed to have walked on water, calmed the storm and, nearby, turned water into wine and performed the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

●Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri’s Republican nominee for Senate, suggests there is such a thing as “legitimate rape” and purports that women’s bodies have mysterious ways to repel the seed of rapists. He spends the next 48 hours rejecting GOP leaders’ demands that he quit the race.

...and so on.

None of this should surprise those of us who think the Republican Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the other guy...