Friday, December 07, 2007

And now, in this corner...

Annmarie Brewer of Sun prairie, Wisconsin, who presumably has a large steel plate in her skull, penned this gem:
I just got through watching Mitt Romney's speech and found myself in tears simply by his profound acknowledgment of God as part of our historical and democratic roots. I wasn't decided on Romney, and I'm certainly not a religious person, but with today being my birthday, this was the BEST birthday present I could ever receive. It feels like a weight has been lifted off of our collective shoulders to acknowledge belief in our Judea-Christian heritage as the foundation for our great country, and not feel stifled, repressed or guilty for believing in it and exclaiming it.

It's a quiet, dignified belief in goodness, life and freedom, an essential structure that keeps us forever hopeful--unlike the maniacal, pressured or forced-upon commercialized or politically inspired mandates that have been coming from our country's leaders of late. I just had to tell you that, and also that I'm quite surprised to find myself finally at a decision on who I will vote for at the Republican primary. It'll be Mitt Romney.
So many things are wrong with this. The most glaring is her statement about the "Judea (sp?)-Christian" foundation of the country. Have you ever heard references to "Judeo-Christian" made with real emphasis on the first part? Beyond that, it is just plain wrong.

As Doc pointed out below, Mitty's speech was both absurd and frightening. So, Annmarie, get comfortable in Sun Prairie and

2 comments:

I'm Not Ned said...

This is the best birthday present this non-religious person has ever received?

What a pathetic life.

Ok, in all seriousness this is a plant letter. No non-religious person is going to rave about the Mittster's speach. It was a white wash of fiction and posturing to make him appear as something he isn't. The only person who would pretend to be a non-religious type and call this the best birthday present they've ever received is Mitts mommy.

jimbow8 said...

Yep, a plant. I was struck by the fact that the person is "certainly not a religious person" yet refers to "belied in OUR Judea-Christian (sic) heritage." How does that work?

And how could one "feel stifled, repressed or guilty for believing in it and exclaiming it" if one doesn't hold to and express those beliefs (why would one express them if one didn't believe them)?

I'd put money down that this person worked for the Romney campaign at the time of the speech.