Tuesday, August 31, 2004

The Pulpit

This is the view Republican delegates have of their speakers.
Via Atrios.

Notice the red sky over the skyline of New York City? It could serve to remind everybody about 9/11. It could also remind to serve some about Sodom and Gomorrah, or the coming Apocalypse and Rapture. Notice the two crosses on the fronts of the pulpit and the lower level stand?

The setup is church-like, and that is no accident. It's intended to appeal to the base of the Republican party which now consists mostly of fundamentalists. It's also intended to imply that God is on the Republican's side, but I couldn't find that one in the Bible. In fact, the people that Jesus chased out of the temple look to me like they might have been Republicans...