Is this what we have to look forward to in a Bush/McCain/Palin America??? Punishing babes for their parents’ freely-chosen, legal (for now!) views and votes and associations? Good thing Jesus isn’t so picky!
Of course, her use of the word handouts underlines who she thinks deserves them: not those who need them, but only those who don’t, like herself and other rich folks and Big Business: wealthfare not welfare.
In reality, her denial also to “liars and tricksters” would rule out her own candidates, McCain and Palin, too!!!
Just like they’ve politicized the public airwaves, “fair and balanced” journalism, even Christianity as a religion. Then they complain about “the tone in Washington” … the tone they instilled there!!! (In reality, “democratic” republics do tend to politicize everything; nothing is sacred, everything’s a political football, nothing is presumed — except militarism.)
The American people really should turf this party or sect for a whole generation, like the Israelites in the desert who weren’t allowed to see the Promised Land after worshipping the Golden Calf. This all-consuming partisanship isn’t politics at all, it’s not give-and-take for the Common Good, it’s just corruption.
As for “Trick or Treat,” the traditional penalty for not treating the kiddies used to be having your property or car TP’ed, egged, vandalized, etc. There’s a “traditional value” that maybe should be brought back, at least in this one case!!! Seriously, it arguably constituted community regulation of undesirable behavior, community promotion of generosity and not being so tight-fisted or close-minded or un-neighborly. Of course, with today’s corrupt, egotistical individualism, we’re not allowed to do things like that anymore, neither from the left nor the right. Mixed blessing, eh?!
As for her putting GOP campaign flyers in kids’ treats (isn’t that redundant, since she only wants to preach to the choir?), I’d no more want them in my kids’ bags than (literal) poison or razor blades or needles: I consider Republican propaganda these days to be that dangerous and unhealthy, especially to the young. I wouldn’t want my kids’ brains polluted with such filth and selfishness and heresy!
Why don’t they just go back to protesting the existence of Halloween at all, like good Fundamentalists! LEAVE OUR KIDS ALONE!!!!!