Is calling a politician “godless” too far for a vote?

Posted: November 4, 2008 in Above the Fold, On Your Wall, Politics, Spin Doctor
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Forget the presidential mudslinging and namecalling. Who needs it when we have 12 rounds of bloody pugilism in the North Carolina Senate race between the familiar incumbent Elizabeth Dole and Democratic challenger Kay Hagan and a horrific claim that Hagan is “GODLESS”.

“Godless Americans and Kay Hagan. She hid from cameras. Took godless money,” the ad’s narrator also says. “What did Kay Hagan promise in return?”

See, what Dole just is too doltish to comprehend here is the difference between atheism and godless. Here’s “Theology 101” dufus.

  • Atheism – A philosophical stance one takes when there seems to be no logical deduction for the existence of a supreme being. In other words, “If I can’t see, touch, taste or hear it, I can’t believe it’s there.”
  • Godless – A religious occurrence when no matter how strong and how divine the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, there’s not enough blood in the Messiah’s veins to cover this poor soul’s sin.

MEMO to Liz: Look here, toots. That barbaric yawp is reserved for one dude in particular, and despite what more than 90 percent of Americans believe about politicians (you included, Missy), let’s just not go there. I’m not sure if your shoulder pads are broad enough to carry that burden.

And for your entertainment, note the CNN clip below.

After Wolf Blitzer and his sensory blitzkrieg, “The Situation Room” corrals his daily sides of beef, Alex Castellanos – generically entitled “Republican Consultant” – adds a brilliant quote that summarizes all this inane ballyhoo from Elizabeth Dole:

When you are making ads that say ‘There is no God’, it typically means your campaign doesn’t have a prayer.

Right on! Maybe that’s why John McCain does nothing to dismiss and shroud the “Obama is a Muslim” rumors?! Oh well, I suppose we will find out on Election Day, huh?

  1. Chris Brown says:

    While being glad Elizabeth Dole hasn’t got in, given her thinking all we vile atheists are good for is to be used to smear others, is there anyone in the USA with a good word for us, the atheists?
    Or, given the views of the majority of the public, is that still rather too sensitive for most politicians?
    (Kay Hagan isn’t one of us, but I look forward to the day when it wouldn’t be a slur, only an inaccuracy, to suggest she was.)

    “Are you or have you ever been an atheist or an associate of atheists?”
    Senator McCarthy would be grinning in his grave.

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