Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Virgil Goode's bad behavior is still a newsbreaker

Although the media quieted down for a few days re: Virgil Goode's bigotry, it looks like the nation is still taking notice of another Virginia Republican gone wild. I did a google news search today and I am happy to report that he is still being chastized and not lauded, as some recently-publicly-denounced-by-one-of-their-own CRAZIES would like us to believe. Here's a snippet from one of the best analogies made so far:
First stirred up by right-wing foghorn Dennis Prager, the “controversy” reached its zenith when Congressman Virgil Goode, R-Va., denounced Ellison for his choice of spiritual accompaniment to the ceremony.

“If American citizens don’t wake up and adopt the Virgil Goode position on immigration there will likely be many more Muslims elected to office and demanding the use of the Koran,” Goode wrote.

“I fear that in the next century we will have many more Muslims in the United States if we do not adopt the strict immigration policies that I believe are necessary to preserve the values and beliefs traditional to the United States of America and to prevent our resources from being swamped,” he wrote.

Good point, Rep. Goode — except that Ellison was born in Detroit. He converted to Islam in college. Obviously we should have strict laws against letting people from Detroit go to college.
What Rep. Goode, he of the upright nose, is doing is what a lot of Americans do as a pastime — seeking out a controversy that shouldn’t be controversial in a nation of immigrants.

American values? One would think that chief among them is pride in and attentiveness to the ingredients that made us us.

Muslims taking over Congress? What a threat. Let’s see: Ellison is the first Muslim congressman in American history. As Jon Stewart points out, that’s one Muslim every 231 years. Let’s all do the math.
Oh, nice. You can read the editorial in its awesome entirety here.

Awesome pic captured from another Virgil not so good(e) diary here on RK.


Anonymous I'm Not Emeril (or Alton, if you prefer) said...

You guys left someone out of your list over at RK.

Virginia's Junior Senator, James Webb-- Silent.

5:14 PM  

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