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Yes, We Must Talk About Politico’s Awful, Smug Insult To Texans And Faith



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Or maybe we don’t have to discuss the sneering ridicule of Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas, at least not much. Res ipsa loquitur applies here, a fact that was immediately apparent across the political and media spectrum:

Politico only deleted the tweet, not the Matt Wuerker cartoon from their website — at least as of this writing. Why delete the tweet, though, just to keep the column? After all, it wasn’t the tweet that caused the offense.

Wuerker, Politico’s in-house editorial cartoonist, tried to claim that he was only targeting the secessionists

Is Harris County, where the bulk of Harvey damage is taking place, a hotbed of secessionists? Not exactly, no. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump 54/42 in Harris, and also in hurricane-ravaged Fort Bend, 52/45.

But that’s not really Wuerker’s only target or even the main one. In his usual sledgehammer style, he includes a Gadsden flag to slam conservatives, Confederate imagery to smear Texans as racists, and then also includes a gratuitous slap at people of faith. It’s a smug, arrogant, and utterly tone-deaf attack on hurricane refugees in the midst of their crisis, exploiting their tragedy to ride his hobby horses all over their pain.

It’s also ultimately ignorant. Wuerker manages to miss the point of an old joke, one very familiar to people of faith. Here it is: A man is told to evacuate ahead of a massive storm but refuses, saying “God will save me.” A patrol car arrives, but the man refuses to go, saying, “God will save me.” A boat and finally a helicopter come to take him off the roof, but he still refuses, saying “God will save me.” When he drowns, he asks God, “Why didn’t you save me?” God says, “What are you talking about? I sent a patrol car, a boat, and a helicopter!”

...Quite frankly, that’s Wuerker’s entire oeuvre — smug, predictable, dismissive, and as I put it on Twitter, with all of the subtlety, wit, and artistry of a sledgehammer. His work is routinely poor, but it’s not usually this bad. The question isn’t just why Politico still has this cartoon on its site, it’s why they continue to publish Wuerker at all.
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Politico, and politifact are so left wing partisan, yet the left wingers think they are gospel.

Garbage by the left to try and lie their way through issues.

It is getting harder to pass these two left wing as it is snopes now as well. Their partisan side it hard to hide. All if them are left wing bullshlt.

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Politico, and politifact are so left wing partisan, yet the left wingers think they are gospel.

Garbage by the left to try and lie their way through issues.

It is getting harder to pass these two left wing as it is snopes now as well. Their partisan side it hard to hide. All if them are left wing bullshlt.

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Let's not forget the self proclaimed America's newspaper of record, the New York Times. After an email hack revealed Politico reporter Glenn Thrush was having Hillary's campaign manager edit his stories before submitting them to be published, Politico fired him. The NYT then hired Thrush to be a White House reporter. Yet they claim to be objective and nonpartisan.
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for atheist left wingers it's not an unusual joke.

But secessionist, Confederate flag lovers, and Texas pride aside,
The thing that strikes me here is that some atheist really do see the gov't as a substitute for God.

seems It's why they want MORE of it and why many expect it to "take care of people" cradle to grave.
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for atheist left wingers it's not an unusual joke.

But secessionist, Confederate flag lovers, and Texas pride aside,
The thing that strikes me here is that some atheist really do see the gov't as a substitute for God.

seems It's why they want MORE of it and why many expect it to "take care of people" cradle to grave.
You seem to know a strange bunch of atheists.

Most atheists see no reason to believe in a god or gods. That's pretty much it.
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You seem to know a strange bunch of atheists.

Most atheists see no reason to believe in a god or gods. That's pretty much it.
I think what mr. wonder is un-eloquently referring to is atheism plus. They are the loud asshats that replaced god with SJW politics and called themselves atheists.
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I think what mr. wonder is un-eloquently referring to is atheism plus. They are the loud asshats that replaced god with SJW politics and called themselves atheists.
them and also there are many older atheists that are committed communist as well. many still ... in a metaphorical way ... and not explicitly... do substitute Gov't "the state" and nature for God.
That is several of the attributes many people would ascribe to God they ascribe to Gov't/the state and nature by default and preference.

But also Full faith and undivided allegiance to "the state"... instead of God was explicit in the U.S.S.R, China and elsewhere under their atheist fueled ideology.
SO yes atheism PLUS, but also PURE Atheism that "logicaly" will not allow God place in public or private life, because they believe theism is not just false but supremely harmful to mankind.
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them and also there are many older atheists that are committed communist as well. many still ... in a metaphorical way ... and not explicitly... do substitute Gov't "the state" and nature for God.
That is several of the attributes many people would ascribe to God they ascribe to Gov't/the state and nature by default and preference.
Yup...

"The government" IS their "god"...

“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.” - G.K. Chesterton
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