Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Magic Underwear to the Rescue!

When Obama took over as president, the economy was the worst it had been since the Great Depression and it was getting worse. I don't think too many people will argue with that assertion. Today, the economy is still weak and many people are still out of work, but in comparison, it is much better than it was four years ago. The latest bit of good news is that home prices are starting to rise again. Jobs have been created every month for more than two years straight. No, it's not happening as fast as we would all like, but much of that is thanks to the intransigence of the congressional Republicans.

Now, Mitt Romney wants to be president and as his one and only credential, he lists his business experience at Bain Capital. Well, good for him. He has some experience in running a company. That does not necessarily translate into running a country where cooperation is more important than manipulation.

But, from my point of view, Romney's economic policies, ethereal as they are, are not his main problem. Romney is a practicing Mormon. That should send a red flag high up anyone's flagpole. Romney believes in the power of magical underwear. He is a follower of a 19th century con artist and fraud.

People are free to believe whatever they want in America, and they are free to seek public office, but that doesn't mean the public has to take them seriously. How can anyone who believes in Mormon mumbo-jumbo be taken seriously about any other views he holds?

Nearly all of our presidents have been Christians, at least in word. And Christians also believe in a lot of superstitious nonsense. But the Mormons have taken an already ludicrous belief system, Christianity, and turned it into something completely ridiculous. They've piled madness on top of superstition, and if Romney is elected, we will have as president of the United States of America a person who seriously believes that he is being protected by magical underwear. If there was nothing else wrong with the guy, that would be enough to dissuade me from voting for him.

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