Since addressed the problem of cold, heartless monsters (ahem.. Ann Coulter) earlier in the day, I decided to continue the discussion. Also, since this has to do with the previous GOP debate, there is no better time than now to bring it up (there’s another debate tonight, yes). I don’t know about you, but I can hardly sit still — I’m just so excited to see Perry and Romney bicker like children and Bachmann make up scientific evidence. (Joke…)
But for real: What has happened to compassion and empathy in this country? Republicans are supposedly these uber-Christian, conservative, moral people … if that’s the case, why don’t they act like it? Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here:
Remember the last debate when Wolf Blitzer asked Gov. Perry about Texas’ extremely high execution rate under his leadership… and the audience cheered?
These people obviously don’t care about justice. I truly don’t understand their thinking… do they just want executions to occur because they don’t want to back down from “traditional” Republican views? You can be harsh on crime but still have compassion towards human nature. But this audience’s response was sickening. And acting that way makes the “Tea Party” and the conservative base look like complete idiots who blindly go along with anything.
And then do you remember when Wolf asked Ron Paul about health insurance? He asked Paul if he thought an uninsured man should die… and the audience (albeit not all of them) screamed “Yeah!”?
I don’t know if these Tea Party yahoos were never properly educated or if they skipped Public Relations 101, but here’s a lesson for you: acting that way makes you look like barbaric morons. You think you can shout that and not get butchered by the media the next day? And these “conservatives” that insist our culture is going in the wrong direction under liberal government, yada, yada… where have you been? Last time I checked the Bible taught love and acceptance. Are you just not paying attention or selectively reading certain portions or what? Please explain. You guys are just walking paradoxes.
Hopefully these “outbursts” will not occur tonight — otherwise I will absolutely not be giving the Tea Party the benefit of the doubt anymore. I cannot support a group of people that have lost their ability to help others, walk a mile in their shoes, and act in a morally acceptable way.