Welcome to August in America!
The summer of a presidential year is the typical time for the most utterly moronic political commentary to make it into the discussions of supposedly serious people. This year is turning out to be no exception (hyperlink in original):
A revealing bloggingheads exchange between Bob Wright and Ann Althouse. Both realize that McCain's vow to "defeat evil" at Saddleback was both asinine machismo - like we haven't had enough of that after eight years of Cheney - and deeply unChristian. There's no way a president of the United States or any country can "defeat evil." Evil is everywhere and always for Christians - until the Second Coming. Particular manifestations of evil can be defeated, but not evil itself. That endures, and is part of us too.Dude, someone who believes that he or she can totally obliterate evil in the present is called a "liberal". McCain is a conservative. Hello, McFly?