The Pardu

The Pardu
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

OOOPs ....Our 'Dirty Little Psyche' Is Showing

Well, it appears that we have but another case of "Oops, I let my paradigm show, got a few people with the same paradigm caught-up, and now I am busted", mentality from what some refer to as 'social conservatives'.  I call them: bigots and racist.

As states, Bachmann's handlers say that she only signed the '14 Vows' part of the document. How un-presidential is it to have your team read the mere four pages of the entire document before affixing your signature?  Now, factor-in that the slavery reference was one of the very first bulleted items of the 'bigoted scroll' (sub-notes).  It becomes gallingly clear that Bachmann, Santorum and any one associated with the document, is a mere bigot in the very least.

And, there is the Tea Party full exposed (AGAIN).  Bachmann is a declared leader of the group of modern day "John Birchers.   Why not just simply come out of the closet and declare as a bigot, thus reaching into that growing segment of the population that shares in the bigotry. 

Be back in a few........

Conservative ‘marriage pledge’ group apologizes for slavery reference


A socially conservative group has apologized for including a passage about slavery in a pledge it asked the Republican candidates to sign as a prerequisite for the group’s endorsement in the presidential race.
Rep. Michele Bachmann had been the first GOP hopeful to sign “The Marriage Vow,” which included in the introduction a section that lamented that “the Institution of Marriage in America is in great crisis.”
One piece of evidence it offered was the claim that a black person born into slavery “was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American president.”

The suggestion that African American babies may have somehow been better off under slavery touched off sharp criticism from liberals and commentators, who noted that U.S. slaves had been forbidden from marrying and were often sold at auction and separated from their family members.

On Saturday, in a note forwarded to reporters by the Bachmann campaign, the group, the Family Leader, apologized for the reference.

“After careful deliberation and wise insight and input from valued colleagues we deeply respect, we agree that the statement referencing children born into slavery can be misconstrued,” said Julie Summa, a spokeswoman for the Family Leader. “We sincerely apologize for any negative feelings this has caused, and have removed the language from the vow.”

The primary goal of the document was to affirm “that ALL of us must work to strengthen and support families and marriages between one woman and one man,” the statement said.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum also signed the pledge, which garnered headlines not only for the slavery passage but also because of its suggestion that homosexuality was not innate and may be a public health hazard. It also condemned pornography and demanded that signatories reject Sharia law.

Earlier Saturday, Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart said that the Minnesota congresswoman had only endorsed the 14-point “candidate vow,” which did not include the slavery passage.

However, the entire document was only four pages, including two pages of footnotes, and the slavery section was the first bullet point within the preamble.

The Family Leader is led by Bob Vander Plaats, an unsuccessful GOP candidate for governor in Iowa and a prominent Christian conservative leader in the state.

End Vows Apology

OK, so the apology is out there and the group has apologized for securing the signatures of Bachmann and Santorum. I suggest that is the only reason for the apology. They drew willing public figures into their bigotry and racism and now, once busted, they feel sorry for their actions.  I posit that not one member of that group sincerely feels they misspoke or mis-wrote.

As with one of my favorite movies, "Cool Hand-Luke", " What we have her is typical of the GOP and an indictment of any who closely affiliate"..  It is overwhelming evidence that the Tea Party (via its leaders)continues to show their undercurrent  of bigotry and it is intriguing that not one member of the political RIGHT has spoken out against the document.

As I close, I noticed that CNN's Candy Crowley had Santorum sitting with her in what I hope was an interviewed. CNN has, in many, cases turn into a FOX News 'facilitate campaign talk' type interviews. (I must say that Ali Velshi certainly does not fit that mold. When it is time to 'cell-em out, Velshi does just that (BOTH RIGHT AND LEFT). If Crowley did not ask about the 'The marriage Vows' document, it was a telling omission. I will await todays news re-runs and wrap-ups to see if she ventured into the latest example of Right-Wing, Tea Party, social conservative bigotry and racism.

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