12 October 2006


That must have felt great.

For years they had to make a choice between the lesser of evils--two parties with meaningless differences--and so, they didn't vote. Who cares about taxes or even gun control when both parties had been led by people religious only in photo-ops before elections? Sure, abortions were a serious issue, but still, there was a feeling that no one really cared.

Then came Bush, a born-again Christian admitting to his addictions and sharing his regrets; one of us: fragile yet decisive.

He cared about the life of Terri Schiavo (he cared so much, he even tried to save her life in the middle of his vacation), and he cared about the sanctity of marriage, and he cared about the ten commandments, and he cared about the lives of those poor stem-cells, as if anyone even knows what it means.

So they stood by him. So many of them voted for Bush, even Diebold executives were left in shock. They supported the war in Iraq and Social Security reform, and they averted their eyes when the budget tanked and their civil liberties were taken away. Heck, they could even stand an Abramoff or two, and a Delay and a Kerik and Halliburton and CIA outing and Abu-Ghraib and Guantanamo torture and Afghanistan and Iran and North Korea and... Gosh help us all... even the Foley cover-up.

How said is it for them to find out it was all a lie; that trying so hard to reach God, they had signed a deal with the Devil? First, Little Tucker admits "elites in the Republican Party have pure contempt for the evangelicals who put their party in power," and then the excerpts from a revealing new book by David Kuo, which claims "some of the nation’s most prominent evangelical leaders were known in the office of presidential political strategist Karl Rove as 'the nuts.' . . . 'ridiculous,' 'out of control,' and just plain 'goofy.'"

It must have been great to imagine the party in power cared about them.
Stay home next time. Nobody cares.



Ricardo said...

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JollyRoger said...

If you think this'll make them stay home, think again.

Right now Dobson and Perkins are telling their shock troops that the only way to save the country is to take over Gopperdom. There will be more Jesusistanis this cycle than there were in 2004. Count on it.

Marie said...

You seem to take it for granted that those of us in the evangelical voting block will believe what this book says. Myself I take it with a grain of salt. No one is named, there is no evidence given; it is just hearseay. It COULD be true, but I am not going to make decisions based on the allegations unless I am satisfied they are really true.

Anyone could make up anything about anybody and get it published, you know.

People in the Sun said...

Marie, I don't think you should make your voting decisions based on any book. I hope you vote for the party that represents your values and the way you wish the country to be in the future.

It would have been one thing if I thought the Republican party represented what you believed in, but with one scandal after another, a never-ending and undefined war with a mounting body count, and now a sex scandal covered up by party leaders, this book merely states the obvious.

I think many Evangelicals that have never voted before, voted in 2004 because they believed they were voting for the party of moral values versus the party of Liberal, out of touch Democrats. With or without this book, the GOP has lost its manufactured image of moral high ground.

JollyRoger said...

Marie has delivered to us what will certainly be the broad attitude of the Jesusistan fringe in November. They aren't about to listen to anything that might besmirch the Deification of the Chimperor. Count on it.

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