Donna Louise here hurrying to the computer to do this morning’s post. I hid all the sharp objects last night before I went to bed and have a call in to my primary care physician already this morning. See, I think it’s time I go on anti-depressants until the election is over—unless, of course, Mitt Romney sweeps into office followed by his hoards of “back-to-God’s-country” folks—and then I’ll stay on meds as long as necessary to face everyday as a legal second-class citizen. Now some of you will say I’m overreacting and I hope you’re right, but it looks bad for intelligent, thinking people in the U.S.
“Bubba” Akin still leads Claire McCaskill in the polls. Lest we forget who “Bubba” is, I’ll remind you. He’s the “legitimate” rape guy from outside St. Louis. He made the top ten of the August Vaginal Vigilantes, Penis Punishers and Sex Scourgers (VVPPSS) List. People seem to think of him as a rebel and not as an idiot which means turning a blind eye to just about everything the man says.
Then I listened to some of the speakers at the Republican National Convention (RNC) and wondered how anybody would want those people in office. Except, I like Ann Romney, even though she is not a working-outside-the-home, middle class mother. I liked Mitt Romney before he started sleeping with the fundamentalist Christians. Didn’t he learn anything from the Missouri Mormon Massacre of 1838? Those people he’s in bed with will turn on him. It’s their nature.
In the 1800s, Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons) had settled northeast of Kansas City because THE PROPHET (aka Joseph Smith) said so. (Bet you didn’t know the Second Coming will occur in the square in Independence, Missouri.)
Mormons flocked to the area and bought up property. Soon they outnumbered the other residents in the county, enough that they could win any election. The “good” citizens of the county didn’t like “the majority rules” part of democracy so they lobbied for the removal of all Mormons. The Mormons pointed out that, as Americans, they had the right to settle anywhere. Wrong again, the local citizenry took up arms against them because mob rules trump the rules of the democracy (sound familiar?).
Eventually Governor Lilburn Boggs issued Missouri Executive Order #44 on October 27, 1838 which ordered the extermination of all Mormons, as necessary, to ensure the public peace. After several battles, the Mormons fled the state and settled at Nauvoo, Illinois.
Missourians didn’t continue to harass the Mormons as frequently or as violently. Just to make sure there were no problems though or perhaps because no one remembered the executive order, it stayed on the books until Governor Christopher “Kit” (Can’t find my way out of a brown paper bag) Bond rescinded it on June 25, 1976.
What is the lesson here for Mitt Romney? Don’t trust the majority of people who support your campaign for the presidentcy. They will turn on you as soon as they have enough power and then you’re Mormon toast. Remember what Michael Corleone said in Godfather II, “Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.”
Hmm, maybe Mitt isn’t as naïve as he appears.
Then I listened to an interview where Michael Moore said, “We better get used to saying two words—President Romney.” That’s when I hid all the sharp instruments.
I’m taking an anti-depressant and returning to my bed until after the election in November. Just kidding. The doctor may prescribe a few days of no political conventions for a complet recovery.