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|Indecision 2012 - GOP Almighty|
All of these Republican candidates think that God is on their side. Most of them have even claimed that God told them to run for office.
Well, either God is just screwing with them, or the vast majority of them are mistaken. And that's putting it as mildly as I can, since it could easily be that they're all mistaken.
This is the problem with faith-based thinking. And faith-based thinking, though much too common in the Democratic Party, too, is rampant in the Republican Party.
Faith just means believing what you have no good reason to believe. After all, if you had a good reason to believe it, you wouldn't need faith. It's pretty obvious that God doesn't want all of these candidates to become president, if he wants any at all (or if he even exists). They're all just believing what they want to believe.
And sadly, this carries over into their political and economic positions, too. We've had abundant evidence, in the past decade or so, that trickle-down economics doesn't work. But they still have faith. They deny the overwhelming scientific consensus - based on clear evidence - of global warming and evolution, among other things, because they have faith.
The Bush administration had faith that the Iraq war would "pay for itself" and that we'd be "greeted as liberators." The boring details about Sunni and Shiite Muslims were for those "elitists" with education and experience in the Middle East. What did they know? How could they compete with Republican faith?
And when the evidence directly contradicts your faith, well, "God works in mysterious ways." Yeah, it couldn't be that you're wrong, could it? It couldn't be that faith is a terrible way to determine the truth.
No, none of that could possibly be true. Why not? Well, you just have faith.