I’ve already had one friend, a vocal Paul Ryan supporter, push back with gusto on the idea that Paul Ryan must account for the uncomfortable bits of his philosophical mother’s ideology and background.
This, after railing on and on and on that Obama’s tenuous connections with Ayers and his relationship with his philosophical/spiritual father Rev. Wright made him a sketchy politician, at best… and a radicalized Trojan horse terrorist, at worst.
I suppose my whiplash could be alleviated if I simply remember that, for those who are steeped in fundamentalist religious culture as this friend most certainly is, selectively quoting parts of a belief, an ideology, or a worldview is a process not unlike breathing. It just never fails to amaze me to see such cognitive dissonance and glaring hypocrisy on full display.
Ugh, may FSM help me over the next few months… I need to manage my frustration levels and have too much actual work to do. Argh.
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