Chris Kelly: Anti-Choice Politics Aren't a Cause; They're a Form of Fundraising Yield Management
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Ignorance gets a bad rap. Augustine says ignorance isn't just a cause of sin, it's a sin itself - a sin of omission - and he's right, of course. Still, we throw the word "stupid" around a lot, like it's a bad thing, especially when it comes to people like Arizona Congressman Trent Franks. And Augustine can say Trent Franks should do something about being ignorant, but it's easy for Augustine to say.
Trent Franks, the new face of American anti-abortion politics -- is a moron. In cultures less progressive than ours, Trent Franks would be chained up in the backyard, sifting cat shit out of sand. But, paradoxically - and no one loves a paradox like God -- in the age of the internet, and of unlimited political fundraising and spending, Trent Franks' blatant, radiant ignorance isn't a handicap; it's a gift.
It's an invaluable tool for identifying the most gullible people, separating them from the regular dopes, and then separating them from their money.
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