Monday, May 25, 2015

Oklahoma: Please do the nation a favor and stop voting for James Inhofe ... by gimleteye

It's Memorial Day, I know, and the nation ought to be reflecting on the sacrifices made by our soldiers to secure our freedoms. So why am I thinking about Oklahoma U.S. Senator James Inhofe?

Partly, because last night I watched a Vice News segment on Uganda where top officials are on a crusade against homosexuality that is as ferocious as the early stages of Nazi hatred of Jews. It turns out that the Ugandan jihadists count among their closest friends and advisors, members of the conservative GOP in the United States and in particular, James Inhofe, who made at least 135 visits to Africa.

In other words, the far right -- that couldn't get its way against homosexuality in the United States -- has in Uganda of all places to spew hatreds that fail the test of American democracy.

Inhofe is also the U.S. senator chosen by Republican leadership to head the anti-global warming, denial faction of the US Senate. He is chairman of the the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, thanks to voters who returned the Senate to Republican control in 2014. In another Vice News episode, Inhofe is featured as a principle obstacle to a reasoned response by the US Congress to climate change.

With recent earthquakes, tornadoes and the worst flooding in recorded history, the religious right ought to consider that God and Jesus are not generally displeased with America but specifically displeased with Oklahoma and James Inhofe.


Geniusofdespair said...

Why is it you liberals always invoke Jesus's name when it is convenient? As a Repubilican Catholic, I find it offensive, even though you are right.

Anonymous said...

GoD, since I am not sure if you are kidding or not, but why do Conservatives always butt into the lives of people, while at the same time claiming to be for less government?