Saturday, March 3, 2012

Beyond the pale? The pale of what?

Perhaps hypocrisy.

An ad tells Barack Obama to go to hell. Some say it's over the top; others say it's free speech. But what if you don't believe in hell? That's like telling Obama to go to Sparkly Fairyland. Or perhaps, in this case, Stinky Ogreland (no offence, Shrek). I believe in hell, and would therefore never wish anyone to go there. But I wouldn't stop anyone else saying it, even people who really mean it.

Anyway, how come the Obama administration can tell the Catholic Church (not to mention every American who believes in First Amendment rights) to (figuratively) go to hell with its tyrranical mandates, but no one can return the sentiment? They say it's "disrespectful" to the office of POTUS? In my view nothing disses the presidency nearly so much as Obama's residence in the Oval Office. (If Americans re-elect this guy, they will see something very akin to hell, up close.)

Oh, and don't tell me that Bush's critics didn't wish the same on him. That doesn't make it right; it just goes to show. See 'hypocrisy', above. So it's not polite--it's politics; get over it.

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