The second coming. There is a cartoon in this morning's LA Times depicting Jesus appearing at a Tea Party caucus prayer group. They are shouting Hallelujah and exclaiming "Lord, Why have you come to us?" Jesus replies, "You all voted to cut food stamps for the poor? I thought you believed in me, not in Ayn Rand."
My take on this cartoon: at the point where Jesus protests their greed and mean-spiritedness, the tea party caucus would nail Jesus to the cross. AGAIN.
Our government is in shutdown and held for ransom for reasons no sane person understands. Our Congress is the laughing stock of the world and we, the people, in our shame, hold these jokers in contempt. Fiction writers dream up twisted characters, but today's politicians, particularly the extreme right Republicans, are beyond belief. They are corrupted by money and ideology. They are crude, abrasive, pompous, and arrogant. They push their nihilistic agenda while pleading that they represent the American people and values. Most of us recognize their hypocrisy, their wanton ignorance and perversion of the facts, their racism and greed. Most of all, we recognize that they care nothing about us and our democracy.
I try to imagine myself married or related to one of these men, these verbose, sleazy power brokers. My heart is in revolt; my writer's brain immediately begins plotting murder.
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