Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Plains Pops: Political Anger Edition

This morning Bob Mercer expressed his continued wonderment about "[a]ll of this anger — and it is truly anger — about Gov. Dennis Daugaard making five endorsements in Republican legislative primaries."

Next fall my students will be responding to this visual writing prompt that John T. Spencer created.


Spencer's accurate realization that American voters are driven by anger made me want to go a bit deeper.  There's the obvious exhibitions of beneficial, if not righteous, anger that both sides of the political spectrum will both claim.


One is enjoined, however, to sin not when angry; perhaps because one should avoid the foolishness that perpetual anger may lead to.
In the real world, unfortunately, one can't give the Donald this response


So one will have to be satisfied with this response:



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