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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Soap Box time


Thanks to Yikes for the cartoon.



I love Arianna Huffington's analogy:

With Mike Huckabee's continuing surge, the Republican Party now has an Iowa front-runner who, like George Bush, is anti-choice, born-again, against gay-marriage, and gets political advice directly from God. So why is the Republican establishment suddenly in a state of near-apoplexy? They've been cultivating evangelicals and fundamentalists for 30 years. Now they finally have a candidate who's truly part of the movement. Which, it turns out, is precisely the problem. The evangelical crowd was fine when it was just a resource to be cynically exploited every few years in demagogic anti-gay get-out-the-vote campaigns. But now the holy-rolling monster the GOP's Dr. Frankensteins have created has thrown off the shackles, fled the lab, and is currently leading in Iowa. And the party doesn't know what to do.

3 comments:

Michael Manning said...

I've never cared for politics.

P M Prescott said...

I usually let my brother do all the postings on politics, but there are just some times I can't keep quiet about it, and that's when it comes to mixing Religion and Politics.

BAC said...

PM - Thanks for the link!


BAC