What’s wrong with this picture?
First, watch. Then we’ll discuss.
Okay, pop quiz. What’s wrong with that video?
What’s wrong is not that Kay Hagan had to defend herself against a cowardly attack ad from the Senior Harpy from North Carolina, Elizabeth Dole. Senator Dole personally approved (don’t you love that you can legally say that?) an attack ad that called her opponent “godless”, that accused her opponent of consorting with demons… oh, sorry… I meant to say atheists, and which faked her opponent’s voice shrieking “there is no god!” like a crazy cat lady.
No, what’s wrong with this despicable video is what Hagan doesn’t say. Here is what she should have said.
“I am a Christian, so Elizabeth Dole is wrong, as well as a liar. She is so desperate she is willing to fake my voice in a commercial. But do you know what? It doesn’t matter. I am a Christian, and proudly so, but let me be clear. The Constitution of the United States of America guarantees no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust. Those are the words of our Founding Fathers. Those words are good enough for me… why aren’t they good enough for Elizabeth Dole?
“I am a true American. I support the Constitution of the United States of America. Apparently, Elizabeth Dole does not. Elizabeth Dole is willing to spit on the core values that founded your great nation, just to get elected. What else is she capable of?”
Maybe I’ve been listening to Matt Dillahunty too much, but this really bothers me. Kagan defends herself by buying into Dole’s filth, and accepts the title of “godless” as a slur, without question. I know this is North Carolina we’re talking about. I’ve lived in North Carolina. Outside the Research Triangle the entire state is a sick, fetid pool of christophiles and xenophobes. I don’t care.
What Dole did is just as disgusting a treachery against her country in North Carolina as it is in the other 49 states. Dole premises her attack on an accusation that her opponent might not want the US to become a theocracy. Neither do I. More importantly, neither does the US Constitution. And Kagan should not be too spineless to say so.