|"Rev Dr" Lenny Flank
Joined: Feb. 2005
|Quote (Chris Hyland @ May 12 2007,23:13)|
|As a non American it looks like the Bush administration doesn't give a shit what the religious right thinks as long as they get their vote. Correct me if I'm wrong.|
You're not wrong. The Republicrats are using the fundies like a ten-dollar whore.
The fundies, of course, are so stupid that it took DECADES for them to figure it out . . . .
--edit-- It is ironic, though, that in the long run, this "pay lip service to the fundies so we can get their votes" strategy, is killing the Republicrat party. With the respectibility and support that they did get from the Republicrats, the fundies have been able to capture nearly all of the Party machinery, and they now largely control everything from the setting of Republicrat party platforms to the flow of party campaign funding. As a result, no Republicrat candidate has any chance of winning a primary election now unless he kisses fundie ass (like ALL of the Presidential candidates are now doing).
So the Repugs have forced themselves into an unsupportable position -- their candidates have to mouth fundie views to get the nomination, but the general public doesn't support the fundies or their views, so it's a kiss of death in the general elections. Particularly now that the American public is far more familiar with the fundie agenda and its goals than they used to be.
There are now a few Republicrats who are attempting to kick out the fundies and take their own party back, but it's too late now for that -- the fundies control all the party machinery and most of the funding.
The right-wing nutters are in for some very tough times ahead . . . . . .
And I say, "Woo hoo !!!!!"
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