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From CNN, comes this headline
State senators designated Sunday as a day for citizens to ask for God’s help dealing with the oil disaster.
“Thus far efforts made by mortals to try to solve the crisis have been to no avail,” state Sen. Robert Adley said in a statement released after last week’s unanimous vote for the day of prayer. “It is clearly time for a miracle for us.”
The resolution names Sunday as a statewide day of prayer in Louisiana and calls on people of all religions throughout the Gulf Coast “to pray for an end to this environmental emergency, sparing us all from the destruction of both culture and livelihood.”
Something here seems amiss… Oh, that pesky separation of state and church again.
Something here seems insane. Oh, yeah, that magical thinking again.
Something here seems familiar. Where did we hear – 6 paragraphs out of 32 speech on this?
A few great lines too
As a friend noted yesterday
“Does this mean they think that God wanted this to happen to begin with?”
10. I wanna help god
Where do I send my money?
But no one remembers the six paragraphs in teh speech. You know, the stuff that made Andrew Sullivan’s father cry
And while I approve of prayer as as much as I approve of yacht racing for stopping the oil, the state legislators were no more removed from reason than Obama in his speach to the nation.
So, if we’re going to mock, let’s give credit where credit is due.
Back in January 2008, on what was to become B0botland I was wondering
I won’t gloss over the clueless answers I got from the B0bots, as – it turns out – I was clueless myself. Silly me, I thought that as I have seen in other elections (i.e 2004) they were picking a designated loser.
I had made the mistake of not following the money. Only today as we see the real beneficiaries of this selection – Wall Street, oil company, health insurers and pharma is the answer clear.
The reason I am revisiting this is that many of the villagers that joined the Messiah chorus – Noonan, Quinn, Zuckerman are distancing themselves from the loser.
Back in May, MaamaB predicted and explained this in her scathing play
PATRIARCH #1 (standing up): Look, PRESIDENT Obama, it’s very simple. We can’t have you screwing things up for us now. We’ve gotten used to….a certain standard of living, shall we say, and we can see that you won’t be able to make that happen for much longer. We bought you the Presidency, and we thought you’d have it for eight to ten years. But sadly, it wasn’t meant to be. As you know in politics, one day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.
So, now, the former swooners are returning into the fold, the staunch right wing only to get this kind of response
The Useful Idiots Begin to Blubber
You know, folks like Noonan and Mort Zuckerman whining about Obama, after they praised him, pushed him, and voted for him in the face of all the evidence that led less besotted observers to see him for the empty suit he was, and is, leave me stone cold. Especially because these are the same snotty jackasses who arrogate to themselves superiority over those of us less “perceptive” folks.
Wait, that sounds disturbingly familiar. It sounds as something I/we used to say.
But wait, there’s more:
Listen up, you punked, chumped boobs: We looked at Obama not through your rose colored hallucinations, but through the cold, clear spectacles of reality. None of what he’s done since has surprised us one bit. In fact, many of us, myself included, predicted it even before his coronation by people like you. Yes, it’s nice that after a year and a half of horrible examples, the truth about him is finally beginning to penetrate your skulls. But why, for the love of god, couldn’t you see it at the beginning, when it was no less obvious, but your understanding of it might have done some good?
Hey, get out of my brain!
OK, now stop reading – the rest is pure wingnuttery – the leftist project of America and such.
But for one second, two groups of people coming from opposite sides met. As the prodigal Villagers who strayed into B0botery return to the dark side whence they sprung, the doormat they find looks very much as the one we put out for our B0bots.
It’s what we’ve been writing since the first awakees returned to reason: Glenn Greenwald, Firedoglake. Jane Hamsher had became the symbol of treason in Bobotland during the healthcare debates, but she still looked down on us, even after realizing her mistake. Some of our reaction as articulated by Riverdaughter
Jane, I will tell you why this woman and some of the rest of us are so angry. It’s because YOU and Markos and Booman and your naive friends who thought you knew what would happen if Hillary was elected decided not to protest all of the slimy machinations of the DNC during primary season.
You took our choice away. Your incredibly high handed and self-righteous decision to support Obama and shut down the rest of the party for the supposed good of that party has lead us to this point.
I could find similar take downs of Greenwald and the following ones, but the point is made.
Here’s again the cry from the other side for comparison:
But why, for the love of god, couldn’t you see it at the beginning, when it was no less obvious, but your understanding of it might have done some good?
And to cover them all, the awesome put down from Cinie
What the hell did the suddenly critical Obots-turned-bewildered-bashers expect from the Spokesmodel-in-Chief? Pundit after talking head after Oblogger is rending their garments, wailing, moaning and gnashing their teeth amidst professions of undying love and devotion to The One of Tingly Legs and Hearts Aflutter despite his clay footed weakness. What, are they all blind, deaf and stupid?
He’s the same guy you voted and shilled for as you shoved his empty shit down the rest of our throats, folks. Remember when “just words” made you just wanna pee your pants on teevee? Or, how you waxed orgasmic when he told you the “oceans would rise,” yadda, yadda, yadda? None of you even said “boo” when Spike Lee said future generations would mark time, time itself, mind you, before, and after Obama.
Mr Postpartisan had money and party buy support in the media – villagers and blogosphere alike. Now that he looks like a loser and he is being dumped by most of his handlers, the cheerleaders of yore are trying to take their toys and go home.
But you can’t go home again.
Some of us (on both sides) remember. And the awakees still refuse to take responsibility for what they’ve done..
.Far from me to try to defend Tony. It’s just that he’s been replaced from oil-kill duties.
Not so Obama.
Priceless headline in Alabama: OBAMA WANTS HIS PRESIDENCY BACK FROM THE OIL SPILL. Well, then maybe he should stop it with the golfing and baseball games and be President
More optimism from Mississippi
Oh, and in case everyone forgot, we’ve got two wars going. One (at least) ain’t doing all that well. I wonder if Obama wants his presidency back from wars too. Economy?
Should I find more interesting NY covers outside, I’ll update here.
And Happy Father’s Day!