We live in a very red part of a very dyed-in-the-wool red state, politically speaking. So I’ve become accustomed to seeing bumper stickers that don’t exactly reflect my way of thinking.
One that particularly gets my goat (if I had a goat) is the one with a waving, smiling George W. Bush who’s asking the question, “Miss Me Yet?”
My answer to that, to quote John Boehner, is “Hell, no!”
But I guess I’m in the minority around these parts. With only 1800 voters in our county who considered themselves Democrats in this last mid-term election, I feel like we’re an endangered species.
Put us on the list along with Abdulali’s Wrinkled Frog, the Maroon-chinned Fruit-dove, and the Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle. (Oh, wait…isn’t that Mitch McConnell?)
But today I spotted a bumper sticker that I hadn’t seen before on a truck in front of the post office. This is it:
Now, just what the hell is that supposed to mean? I know the good folks in Oklahoma recently voted not to allow Muslim Shariah law to be implemented in their fair state.
I’m sure they acted just in the nick of time on that one.
And I read the other day that FreedomWorks, chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey of Texas, continues to make the case for state House Republicans to dump incumbent Speaker Joe Straus, R- San Antonio, who just happens to be Jewish.
In an email exchange Tuesday between two members of the State Republican Executive Committee—Rebecca Williamson and John Cook, Williamson sent a fact sheet to SREC members defending Straus.
Cook responded by dismissing her claims, saying:
“We elected a house with Christian, conservative values. We now want a true Christian, conservative running it.” Since the SREC governs state Republican Party affairs, this marked the first time an elected party leader had semi-openly called for a “Christian conservative” Speaker.
“When I got involved in politics, I told people I wanted to put Christian conservatives in leadership positions,” explaining that he only supports Christian conservative candidates in Republican primary races.
“I want to make sure that a person I’m supporting is going to have my values. It’s not anything about Jews and whether I think their religion is right or Muslims and whether I think their religion is right. … I got into politics to put Christian conservatives into office. They’re the people that do the best jobs over all.”
Help me out here. We’re encouraged to “vote Biblically,” but only from the part of the Bible that came much, much later. Is that it? I guess all that stuff about Moses and those ten whatchamacallits don’t come into play at all unless you buy into the whole enchilada.
So with that in mind, here’s an ATC I created awhile back which still stands the test of time, unfortunately.