One of the Palin criticisms leveled counfounds me. The “Religious Freak one. Plenty of people appeal to it on the left. Bill Maher made a big deal about it on Real Time. Uh, Obama has made great pains to make it clear he believes in God…and has talked about faith’s influence and even stated a plan for faith based initiatives(!). Which leaves me wondering about this disconnect for some folks. I mean, I thought it was decided during the Reverend Wright debacle that we do not assume that a person automatically believes evertything their pastor does? Yet, now the left is doing exactly what the right did. “Look at what her church believes!” And yet Janeane Garafalo had the audacity to claim that Democrats are fundamentally more decent people than Republicans. On the other hand, I know conservatives who like to claim that the liberals are the only ones who lie and fight dirty. If you really believe either one? I have a new bridge in Minnesota to sell ya.
Both sides are selfish. Both sides are more interested in winning than making the country a truly better place. Some of the biggest assholes I know are democrats and fellow liberals. Some of the dirtiest tactics have come from the right. To suggest one side is fundamentally more decent is frankly living with blinders.
I’ve said it before…focus on the facts in criticisms, not spin and rumors.