Fox News, whose motto seems to be “all the demagoguery that’s fit to air,” reports that a Republican candidate for Congress is demanding that Rep. Xavier Becerra of California explain why she laughed at a dumbass who demanded that they recite the pledge of allegiance prior to a meeting. You have to see the video first:
Wouldn’t you love to live in a country that was rational enough that everyone would laugh at this demagogic asshole for demanding that grown up adults recite a vow to be patriotic? We don’t live in such a country, of course; we live in a country where such people are actually taken seriously and allowed to dominate the discourse with their childish nonsense.
Here’s what I think should be said every time someone demands that the pledge of allegiance be said, just to turn their own idiocy on them and watch them sputter:
“The pledge of allegiance? Absolutely not. That pledge was written by a socialist. Did you know that? Francis Bellamy was a socialist. And his version of the pledge of allegiance did not include the phrase ‘under God.” And it was originally supposed to be delivered with a Nazi salute. So you can recite the pledge of a godless socialist if you want to, comrade, but I will not join you in the rote recitation of Marxist nostrums or Nazi salutes.”
Somewhere, Glenn Beck is twitching uncontrollably.