Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to vote Republican

When all else fails, call Obama a fuzzy foreigner, and remind racist Americans that he’s not white.

It says a lot that the Republicans are still trotting out this garbage, even in the final days of the 2012 campaign. While some Republicans are looking to the future, and at least trying to work together, the Tea Party extremist wing is much more interested in the crazy attacks that will cost them the 2012 election.


Stop, in the name of hate.
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The GOP vice presidential nominee said in the “critical battleground states” it will make a “big difference” if people “are worried about…whether or not we’re going to go down the path the president has put us on.”

“It’s a dangerous path,” Ryan said on his opening remarks on the call, which has been rescheduled at least once. “It’s a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty, and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values that made us such a great an exceptional nation in the first place.”

Ryan talks about his Catholic faith frequently on the trail, but this evening he went into more detail when a caller from Florida asked him how his faith has given him and his family courage throughout the campaign. Ryan said it “sustains us on a daily basis” and “we pray throughout the day,” noting he keeps a rosary in his pocket.

Fortunately, Ryan can take his creepy little values back to Wisconsin on Wednesday.

What’s mildly amusing about his religious spin is that his sacred rosary beads pre-date Catholicism, and were probably used by first by Hindus. Some have even suggested that the rosary used by Catholics may have links to Muslim prayer beads.

Allah forbid!

But hey, why let the lessons of history spoil a good racist rant.

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25 Responses to “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to vote Republican”

  1. arcadesproject says:

    Those who don’t mind getting it up the rear end with a hot poker are condemned to vote for Democrats.

  2. mgardener says:

    I hope he loses his Congressional race too!

  3. Pfeiffer says:

    Ryan has awesome pecs…and biceps…I would love to see him in a porno…but not as a VP because his values suck.

  4. Tubernales says:

    Try this on for size…he can’t talk without his teleprompter 53 seconds that should end a Divider-in-Chief – watch it here! 53 seconds that should end a presidency

  5. 2patricius2 says:

    It does, doesn’t it? Maybe that is where the Mittster got the line. 

  6. hollywoodstein says:

    sounds like colbet.

  7. hollywoodstein says:

    The end has already begun regardless…

  8. Naja pallida says:

    Prayer beads have been a part of many, many religions… but then, many of the rites, rituals and even fasting/feast days, which Catholicism adopted, were essentially overlayed onto an already existing pagan believe system. Heck, many stories of the Bible itself are obviously mirrored from earlier writings. I think it is more telling that the Rosary, in ritual and practice, is technically a violation of the Second Commandment. Praying to Mary, or idolizing any Saint for that matter, in place of God, is supposed to be a sin… not to mention that whole creating engraven images representing God thing that Catholicism threw out the window long, long ago.

    Really though, I think his pretend Catholic faith is the least of our worries with Paul Ryan. The idea that he’s supposed to be the smart one in the party, the guy who has all the numbers the rest of the party relies on for the budgetary decisions… that should scare the shit out of people a hell of a lot more than which deity he chooses to lay claim to in order to seem like an actual human being.

  9. tomtallis says:

    Years ago a friend of mine in San Francisco used to use a rosary as a cock ring…

  10. Jim Olson says:

    Absolutely. This election will not be over tomorrow.  It’s going to be weeks before we know for certain.  You can be assured that the “teams of lawyers” that are standing by on both sides are just waiting to dive in.

  11. kingstonbears says:

    And I’m sure the extreme evangelicalpigs are also counting their beads with him.  Right!!   LOLOLOL

  12. Guest says:

    “Put food on your family.”  “Make the pie higher.”  “I believe the fish and the human can be friends.”

  13. Guest says:

    I’m glad that Ryan carries a Rosary in his pocket.  Maybe it will impel the Blessed Mother to let him know that Ayn Rand makes her puke.

  14. Dave of the Jungle says:

    Well, one wouldn’t begin a new tomorrow yesterday, certainly.

    This reminds me of my favorite utterance from George W Bush: “Many of our imports come from overseas.” A classic.

  15. Indigo says:

     Too late. That happened a long time ago on another planet in a galaxy far far away when, to my personal astonishment, the electorate chose a failing movie star with Altzheimers.It’s been grab-bag every since and that’s why the omens lead with “if it can go horrible, it will.”

  16. MontanaSid says:

    Very good point and they also said this decision would not go on the record books as it was a one time only situation.  Just wait.  Are we in for another Supreme Court fiasco?

  17. mf_roe says:

     We all have an idealized conception of what this country should be and have an opinion of what its faults are, in my lifetime I have watched both of these “Country Views” change drastically.  Many more Americans are willing to settle for a far less desirable system than they once aspired to, and far far too many refuse to accept that we have damaged the country that existed not that long ago.  The destruction of the middle class and the economic system that fostered that segment of the population is a sure sign that we are in decline as a nation.  The rise of religious themes in our politics heralds the resurgence of superstition over reason.

  18. BeccaM says:

    I think that horse done already fled the barn with the Bush v. Gore decision.

  19. UncleBucky says:

    Rosary linked to Muslim prayer beads? They might be parallel but not derivative one of the other. Let’s see:

    History of the Rosary:

    Another thing that the RCC “adopted” from regional cultic religions, I bet. Well, there might be antecedants, but I think St. Dominic was handed one for the first time by the Virgin herself in 1214 CE.

    Hm, a general history of Prayer Beads:

  20. UncleBucky says:

    As a former, but still “Cultural” Catholic, I have a rosary and a crucifix on our LR wall opposite the front door, more to chase away any visiting cult missionaries than objects of verneration.

    Claiming to have a rosary in his pocket, claiming to pray throughout the day simply stretches what can be believed. It’s like one of those ads for cancer treatment centers. Lies lies and more lies.

  21. douglas01 says:

    If Romney wins the election it will be the beginning of the end of the United States of America

  22. 2patricius2 says:

    Just heard Romney proclaiming in one of his campaign speeches today: “Tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow!” Really deep. Got a good laugh from that. 

  23. samiinh says:

    The Romney/Ryan scam is almost over, thank goodness.  They can both disappear into oblivion, but I doubt this will be the end of either one of them.  Mitt might not run again, but he has five sons and one of them will surely believe he is entitled.  Ryan can name his price anywhere he goes, but he’ll be back to haunt us again I’m sure.

  24. Drew2u says:

    Screw that, Let’s hope Ryan also loses on Wednesday so maybe he can take his Randian sort out to that floating libertarian paradise somewhere in the middle of the ocean.

    P.S. Lest we forget, Bush v. Gore states that we do NOT have the constitutional right to vote for president. What we have is the right of state legislators to figure out how to appropriate the electoral college votes.

  25. Dave of the Jungle says:

    Last minute desperation tactics, as expected.

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