Monday, January 30, 2006

Why Mommy is a Democrat

From the children's book's website:

"Democrats make sure we all share our toys, just like Mommy does."

"Democrats make sure we are all safe, just like Mommy does."

"Democrats make sure children can go to school, just like Mommy does."

Not as bad as Help! Mom! There Are Liberals Under My Bed!, but then what is?

An interesting aside at Mere Comments:

At first I couldn't put a finger on my discomfort with this until I realized: it's Sunday school material. In Red and Blue America, we've so privatized our religious convictions ("We're going to let Johnny choose whether or not he goes to church, and which one") that all we have left is our political identities.

Since we're not allowed to hate each other based on race or religion(*) I guess all we have left now is politics. (And if you want your child to join the right political party, better start working on them when they're young!) Maybe that explains the increase in venom that seems to pervade political discussion these days. Then again, maybe it's just the increase we have in communication via cable channels and the internet.

(*) Exception made for the non-religious who want to hate the religious. It's okay to be intolerant of the intolerant, y'know.

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