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I’m Tired of Dana Perino and Bob Beckel

As the American Humanist Association goes to court in Massachusetts over the phrase “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, Fox News contributors are predictably outraged and making the kind of arguments that would be embarrassing in an old AOL chatroom.

“I’m tired of them,” Perino complained on Wedneday. “I remember working at the Justice Department years ago when I first started right after 9/11 and a lawsuit like this came through, and before the day had finished, the United States Senate and the House of Representatives had both passed resolutions saying that they were for keeping ‘under God’ in the pledge.”

“If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here,” she added.

“Yeah, that’s a good point,” co-host Bob Beckel agreed.

“If you don’t believe then why do you care?” Perino wondered. “It’s just like some guy’s name.”

You know what I’m tired of? Dana Perino and her ignorant blathering. And Bob Beckel, Fox News’ token Democrat and obedient little lapdog. And I’m really tired of these people thinking that they alone own America and that everyone else should just be quiet and let them do whatever they want. I’m tired of Christian privilege and those who drape themselves in it.

Comments

  1. raven says

    If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here,” she added.

    Neither do you, Dana Perino.

    Fundies never walk their talk. She could find a xian Dark Age theocracy somewhere and move there. It would be win-win. We get rid of a creep and she gets to stay home barefoot, pregnant, and ignorant.

    Of course, out of the 220 nations of the world, there is exactly zero xian theocracies. It’s such an obviously great idea that no country will adopt it.

    She could however, slightly change her religion and move anyway. I believe Somalia, Iran, and Afganistan are still theocratic options.

  2. Artor says

    ” It’s like a blanket, fresh out of the dryer.”
    You mean stiflingly hot and uncomfortable to be under? Yep.

    And Raven, you forgot the Vatican. There’s your Xian theocracy. They wouldn’t want Perino either.

  3. John Pieret says

    “If you don’t believe then why do you care?” Perino wondered. “It’s just like some guy’s name.”

    Oh, good. Then you’d be cool with changing it to “… one nation under Allah …” right?

  4. shadowwalkyr says

    It’s a pledge. It’s not a prayer. It’s a patriotic exercise. In a sense, it’s saying “thanks for giving us the freedom to be an athiest.”

    Actually, “under God” was added to the Pledge after a campaign spearheaded by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic organization, with the intention of making the Pledge into a prayer. That’s why the Pledge keeps losing in Establishment Clause cases.
    Also, this argument is self-refuting. Who does he think the kids are “thanking”?

  5. Trebuchet says

    Of course, out of the 220 nations of the world, there is exactly zero xian theocracies.

    Russia does appear to be heading in that direction, however.

  6. says

    John Pieret, don’t be ridiculous. They aren’t going to pledge to someone they don’t believe in. E Pluribus Unum. This is about unity [in what they believe]. Even if people (who aren’t them) have to fake it.
    Stop thinking about yourself and think about others. Specifically, them

  7. Chiroptera says

    “If these people really don’t like it, they don’t have to live here,” she added.

    Hey, wait a minute! Didn’t these clowns say that they were going to do this themselves if Obama won the election? Why are they still here?

  8. exdrone says

    If the fundies could achieve the fullness of their vision for the US, then they wouldn’t have to worry about these silly lawsuits anymore, and they could change the Pledge to “one nation under God’s thumb”.

  9. dan4 says

    @10: “Didn’t these clowns say that they were going to do this themselves if Obama won the election?”

    Can’t recall Perino and/or Beckel saying anything like this, if that’s who you mean by “these clowns.”

  10. denardta says

    My take on Dana’s comment was that her frustration was with people who’s actions contradict the decisions made by the elect and not a criticism of athiests. It is natural to take it personally but in America’s advanced system of freedoms we all have the right to speak freely and the responsibility to respect their rights. Her comment was honest and it is important to accept that she and (according to gallup 2001) 85 percent of americans share her opinion. It is hubris to believe that people are idiots for thinking differently from us. This is my first blog entry so if I was supposed to be pithy and accomodating, sorry.

  11. dingojack says

    denardta –
    And around 63% of 18 to 24 yo Americans can’t identify Iraq on a blank map of the Middle-East, is it hubris to think they’re idiots?
    A majority opinion is only an opinion, not the word of god.
    Dingo
    ———
    PS I’m sorry I had to get all snarky on you, especially on your first post. 

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