What Fresh Hell Is This?

July 28, 2007

A Hindu Prayer In The US Senate

Remember this?

Yesterday, the Washington Post reported that US Hindu organizations are asking the presidential candidates to denounce the protest that occured in the Senate chamber.

Somehow I'm guessing that none of the 3 Evolution-doubters among the Republicans will denounce the free exercise of religion that took place.

But what about the Dems? Anyone have any word on whether Clinton, Obama, Edwards, et al have said anything about it?


Anonymous said...

Hang on, Mark. I'll handle this one:

Ron Paul would never protest a Hindu prayer from the gallery of the U.S. Senate. He's a doctor and obviously smarter than the rest of us.

How was that?


Richmond K. Turner said...

To be completely practical and coldly calculating, the Republican candidates would do better by just staying silent. I wish it weren't this way, but in reality it is. This is the kind of sick shit that our primary system leads us to.

If you are a Republican presidental candidate, you really don't lose much by pissing off the Hindus (how many votes do they have). And you don't even lose much by angering those who are really big into religous tolerance, since most of them are likely not registered Republicans.

But you can lose big if the fundamentalist evangelicals turn against you, and (I'm guessing a bit here) they probably think the comments that were shouted from the gallery were spot-on.

Primaries, or at least those which are limited to members of just two political parties, suck.

Schmuck Shitrock said...

Admiral, you seem to be saying that Republicans would be angered with a display of religious intolerance, in fact are deeply in sympathy with extreme intolerance.

And you blame the primary system for not curing that? Nonsense.