Saturday, April 26, 2008

Parroting A Political Catchphrase

From Before Reagan, Only Nixon Said "God Bless America" by Matthew C. Nisbet:

In an op-ed at the Seattle Times, communication scholars Dave Domke and Kevin Coe note the absurd God & Country tests that have been applied to Barack Obama, ranging from the "Give Praise to God" test to the "Flag Lapel Pin" test and most recently the "God Bless America" test.

As it turns out, the tradition of saying "God Bless America" by political leaders is a manufactured illusion that has been turned into a patriotic sales pitch, only dating to Ronald Reagan and applied strategically in the post-9/11 Bush presidency.
Isn’t it in the Bible someplace that the parrots shall lead the sheep?

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