Some things I just “don’t get.”
How can either pro-lifers or Obamacare opponents trust Mitt Romney? Sure, he says he’s pro-life and he pledges to repeal the Democrats’ health care reform package. But for years he said he was for abortion rights; he switched in what’s been called a “flip-flop-flip” while governor of Massachusetts. Further, he signed into law the state’s health care program that served as Obamacare’s blueprint.
Not exactly a resumé upon which to build trust.
It’s tough to change the status quo. Perhaps that very fact drives many to such improbable avatars as Mitt.
But it’s even tougher to change the weather, and that’s also in the news.
Pat Robertson says that if we’d pray more, we’d be hit with fewer tornadoes.
I understand that prayer can have healing powers; I recognize that the theory of Divine influence on natural phenomena has a long, august history. But I learned, long ago, that rain (along with other natural occurrences) falls upon both the just and the unjust.
I read that somewhere.
But then, proponents of anthropogenic global warming think driving cars, burning coal and raising cows causes harsher storm weather, too — and that if we’d all just ride bicycles to work, we’d have Robertson’s promised “fewer tornadoes” — so perhaps implausible-to-me meteorological causation has a fairly universal appeal.
When left and right converge on the weather, it’s time to return to subjects I know more about. (Stay tuned. I’ll be here.)
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob.