Lizzie Scalia writes:
Cleverest remark I’ve yet heard about yesterday’s DNC fiasco about God and Jerusalem, followed by Clinton: “So, after they denied God three times, the cock crowed; what next?”
I’ve been blissfully unconnected from both conventions, since I dislike phony “democratic” dog and pony shows with all the unscripted spontaneity of a Nuremburg Rally. But I am amused at how the Dems had to struggle to keep the mask of Ordinary American Piety on yesterday. Also, as I foretold, the usual Progressive Dissenters were trotted out to pledge fealty to the Regime and encourage the growth of a Patriotic Church in opposition to the real Church. Listening to hyper-politicized Lefties attempting to fake God Talk (and particularly Catholic God Talk) without allowing their tongues and lips to curl into a sneer of “I just licked a nine volt battery” distaste leaves me with the same sense of awkward embarrassment as when Mitt Romney attempts to connect with the homies by singing “Who Let the Dogs Out”. You want to shout, “Just say plainly that you don’t believe this religion crap and you’d be happy if you never had to see, hear, or think about believing Christians and, especially, believing Catholics ever again. Get up there and shout, ‘I’m *glad* Obama is smashing Catholic conscience and if he gets re-elected I hope he destroys the whole medieval institution.’ You know you want to. You know you hate having to pretend for the cameras that you respect religious believers when you think they poison everything. You know you’d love to have an open mike so that all those booing delegates who live deep inside the Dem cultural bubble of irreligion can unburden themselves of their intense loathing of the piety of most of their fellow citizen. So just have your catharsis and say it. Watching you guys grin and bear it and go through this transparent fakery is just painful.
On the bright side, it was nice to see that the Indians didn’t get entirely railroaded by the Swedes and that ordinary American piety still affects the Swedes political calculations, however transparently insincere those calculations are. But none of that deters from the main point: that if re-elected, Obama means to double down on his war on the Church. No Catholic in their right mind should vote for him.