On Point Radio has a story:
“The new House leadership reads the U.S. Constitution on the floor of Congress. We look at what’s going on with the founding document.”
And one comment caught my eye:
“This reminds me of a Chris Rock skit — where some dads try to take credit for doing something they’re SUPPOSED to do:
Examples: “I take CARE of my Kids” or “I’ve never been to jail”.
From a political perspective, Republican’s suggest “We CARE about the constitution” — inferring that Democrat’s do not care about the constitution, and by extension, that democratic policies are not [constitutional].
Second — [it] offers the “association fallacy” whereby Republican’s will use the authoritative power of the constitution, attempt to make it seemingly synonymous with the Republican Party itself — such that the masses begin to equate the policies of the Republican party, as an extension of the constitution itself.
Therefore (the reasoning goes) — a rejection of the Republican party is a rejection of the constitution – an invalid argument, but effectual at swaying the perception of the masses.
Posted by Steve Cotton, Boston MA, on January 5th, 2011 at 9:13 AM”