Friday, May 08, 2015

More Mitch Daniels Cult Worship At The Gannett-Owned Star

If you need your fill of Mitch Daniels cult worship, there's another butt-kissing column by The Star's Tim Swarens discussing his commitment to Purdue and continued aversion to rescuing the state from the Mike Pence plague by re-claiming the office he turned over to Pence in 2013. In his previous column, Swarens warned Pence he better shape up if he wants to leave The Star's torture chamber and have any hope of saving his political career by doing things like making his pilot program for early childhood education a statewide program and making his staff more diverse. Apparently Swarens hasn't looked too closely at the diversity of his own newspaper's staff.


Josh said...

Diversity huh. Shouldn't people be promoted for ability alone rather than skin hue? Doesn't affirmative action constitute racism?

Anonymous said...

I really think Pence is done for politically. Just this morning there was yet another national piece mocking him. This is now a regular pastime for the print media and television alike. This is what Tomasky says, in an article that wasn’t about Pence, but which can’t help mocking what he stands for.

“Americans are against the religious right, too, on state laws like the one Governor Mike Pence originally tried to pass in Indiana, and which evangelical conservatives are pushing elsewhere. When Arizona was considering a similar law, 66 percent in one poll said they wouldn’t want their state passing such a law. And you saw what happened to Pence—he backed down, his ratings went in the toilet, and if you mention him today as a presidential contender, it’s only as a punch line.”

Daniels doesn’t want the job and Pence isn’t the right man for the job. Guys like Greg Garrison can rip yard signs out of angry voters yards by the dozens, but it won’t make Mike Pence a viable national politician again. If Indiana wants to “not” be a punch line, we need to move away from politics as espoused by evangelicals, respect the separation of church and state, and be more inclusive. Mitch had the right message when it came to suppressing the social agenda that has the Republican right just stopped in their own headlights. Move on, or move out of the State House, because if Pence did anything, he mobilized the left.

Pete Boggs said...

By virtue of our Constitution- America is patently inclusive! Talk of "inclusion" is the coded hate speech of exclusion; Christians being the current target.

There is no state religion. People may choose to ignore facts, but God is inextricable from the founding documents; as the DOI is inextricable from the USC. Those offended by founding facts are free to leave; but have no right to misrepresent facts.

Why would those who are "confident" with their lifestyle decisions, attempt to force others to "accept" them? Or is there something else going with the follies of inclusion, like hate driven retribution?

Anonymous said...

It's not so much that Pence is "done for politically" it's more that his support has been soft even from his terms in Congress. He returned to Indiana more as an outsider than an insider establishment "R" and ego freak but powerful Ozdemir-bought-and-owned political prostitute attorney House Speaker Brian Bosma was not about to let Pence do anything Bosma and his manipulators and his campaign donors did not first demand.

It is obvious Pence lacks strong leadership skills and is a weak governor in that sense and politically. So, when the left of center liberal Democrats crow about their campaign against Pence and call him soiled goods but it's really easy to knock of a lightweight. Not much to brag about doing that.

And can we PLEASE stop idolizing that 1%-er Mitch Daniels who made so much money doing the very things liberal Democrats say they detest?

Anonymous said...

“After coming into contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

"Question with boldness even the existence of God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear." - Thomas Jefferson

"Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies." - Thomas Jefferson

"History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government." - Thomas Jefferson

Pete Boggs said...

Anon 10:47: The good book suggests putting God to the test. Those proclaiming the faith are declaring a need for redemption; not one upsmanship or perfection.

"The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them."
Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

Pete, who is stopping you from worshiping God the way you want? Who is stopping you from ignoring the Gospels, which say that Jesus's followers were Jewish fishermen, prostitutes, lepers and tax collectors? Who is stopping you from seeing that Jesus was not a proponent of the conservative status quo? Who is stopping you from seeing that Jesus was such a threat to the system that they killed him? Who is stopping you from making God in your own image. What is stopping you from cramming your values down my throat? That would be the United States Constitution.

Pete Boggs said...

Anon 7:08: Note, the "opportunity" to cram a specific religion down anyone's throat was forgone / forwent by the founders; most of whom were Christians.

The ability to say yes or no, is the difference between freedom & slavering. None have the "right" to enslave another; by forced labor, association or otherwise.