I’ve missed Matt Taibbi! What a refreshing take on “Popetacular.”
Pope Francis departs the Vatican’s diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C., on September 23rd, 2015. (photo: Cliff Owen/Corbis)
Why Do We Care Whose Side the Pope Is On?
24 September 15
o the pope is here. His arrival has spawned a Drake/Meek Mill-style diss battle within the pundit class, pitting conservatives bemoaning the pope’s false prophecy against liberals swooning over his platitudinous anti-capitalism.
It’s like the Colts-Jets game from Monday night. I can’t decide which side I want to lose more.
It’s been a long time since the left and right in America have had had a real fight for primacy in the religious space. For almost a generation now liberals have mostly conceded the very word faith, letting Republicans smother and monopolize the term like overprotective parents.
Overt religiosity is the norm on the GOP side, with God-stalking nutballs like Michele…
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