Bullies, toadies, and Faith In America

I like slacktivist’s take on Romney’s infamous “Faith” speech.

Here’s why Mitt Romney’s “Faith in America” speech is backfiring: Bullies don’t respect their toadies.The speech includes some decent stretches, but it was not, primarily, a courageous plea for religious tolerance and mutual respect. It was, instead, primarily an obsequious bit of sucking up by an outsider hoping to curry favor with the in crowd by parroting their condemnation of other outsiders.

He has some interesting things to say about the fruit Romney is likely to reap from what he is sowing here, especially as a Mormon. Recommended Reading.

2 Responses to “Bullies, toadies, and Faith In America”

  1. Jeff Eaton Says:

    I’ve always been impressed with Fred’s analysis — he’s consistently spot on when it comes to catching the nuances of religious communication. Also, Left Behind.

  2. The Professor Says:

    Especially Left Behind. 🙂

    You’re right, slacktivist is always a good read. I can’t imagine why I haven’t put it on the blogroll before now.


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