This phenomenon just slays me.
Enterprising conservatives scour the net for more crazy Obama supporters. Clearly, they have no leg to stand on when it comes to real issues. Activist bishops are going to push all the abortion fence-sitters into the Democratic camp … as if an immoral and kid-stubborn war wouldn’t have done it already.
It says a lot of things about Catholics, politics, and blogging in general, and in no particular order:
The American political system really breaks down when the decisions aren’t final in January. Imagine hosting a party at which your guests stay hours after they’re supposed to have left. Sober and well-rested, your friends are great friends and fine party guests. But if you let a little pickling and a few loony party games take over, I’m sure you’ll find a YouTube moment or two. Big deal; it’s the human condition.
I feel badly for Catholic conservatives. They’re really in a tough spot. The Iraq War and the brazen incompetence and immorality of the W administration makes it likely Senator Obama is going to sweep into the White House. So much for the best-laid plans of one-issue politics. Otherwise respectable and sensible bloggers are spreading YouTube gossip far and wide in some vain hope that some unconscious senator will be found curled up in a corner of your rec room passed out next to an ashtray of cigarette butts and empty shot glasses.
Rather than put the presidential race to a merciful end and vote next week, we’ll have five more months of a curious little game. Let’s scour the internet for the craziest political supporter we can unearth and declare that person’s candidate a loser. Heck of a lot more fun than democracy. Or a house party without booze.
Catholic Republicans may find the task of gotcha! rather fun compared to real politics these days. I confess I can’t keep my eyes off this bloggerosion.
I’m not going to be coy about calling it. It’s pretty embarrassing for the bloggers. Just be thankful relatively few others recognize if this were print media, you’d be on the style/gossip page.