Saturday, August 18, 2007

Another Day in Republican Nutbar Paradise (Congressman Bill Sali)

On August 8th, Republican Congressman Bill Sali said, "We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes -- and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers."

Sali said the only way the United States has been allowed to exist in a world that is so hostile to Christian principles is through "the protective hand of God."

"You know, the Lord can cause the rain to fall on the just and the unjust alike," says the Idaho Republican. He stated when a Hindu prayer is offered, "that's a different god" and that it "creates problems for the longevity of this country."

The comments drew criticism from liberal bloggers and Idaho Democrats. Former Idaho Democratic congressman Richard Stallings called for Sali to either apologize or resign.
Sali responded days later, sending Ellison an e-mail explaining he meant no offense.
"He said that he wanted to make sure that Congressman Ellison understood that he meant no harm or disrespect," Sali spokesman Wayne Hoffman said. Yahoo

So, on the 8th he trashes Congressman Ellison's religion as a problem contributing to the demise of the country, and on the 18th he says, "Hey, Keith! No offense, bro!"

What a putz, this Sali!! He didn't apologize. He basically said, "Bummer those Muslims got miffed." The Muslim community considers this an apology? The article states: 'A spokesman for a national Islamic civil rights group said the organization is satisfied with Sali's response.'

We may not be the most sensitive judges of Political Correctness but, Sali got off way too easy.

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