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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:41 PM

Election Takeaway: Fake God Talk Doesn’t Cut It with Americans

November 7, 2012 3:01PM
Post by Anthea Butler

There are two Americas today. One is ecstatic about another four years of President Barack Obama. The other America is licking its wounds and coming to terms with the fact that lies don’t always make for good political campaigns.

President Obama and his team executed a great campaign. Mitt Romney’s campaign could not decide who he wanted to be, and Romney lied at every possible turn. In the quest to court the Tea Party and the religious right for votes, Romney forged political alliances based on disdain for President Obama, and his “socialist” policies.

Following the lead of John McCain, who jumped the shark with Sarah Palin, he capitulated to conservative religious groups. Romney actually went one better, making the marriage between the Republican Party, religiously conservative ideologues, and its chattering pundit class at Fox News complete. Like a dysfunctional family, the illusion of their harmony was a strong delusion. Karl Rove’s epic meltdown on Fox News’ election night when Fox called the election for President Obama showed the strength of the delusion. Rove hijacked Fox News pundits and their audience, claiming there was still a path for Romney to win in Ohio.

Now, Rove and the RNC’s fates are linked with the hard-line religious ideologues whose power is on the wane.

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/antheabutler/6597/election_takeaway%3A_fake_god_talk_doesn%E2%80%99t_cut_it_with_americans/

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Response to rug (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. An Excellent Commentary, Sir: Thank You For Sharing It

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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:12 PM

2. Quietly and unobtrusively Christian Jerry Brown walks away winners.

No Armageddon, no demons, just pretty much the old help your neighbor approach. The occasional Bible story.

Seems to work.

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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 10:37 AM

3. Great piece. I love this line...

The Republican "party looks like a version of Inherit the Wind without the monkeys to provide levity."

The Christian right's agenda was crushed in this election, while the liberal/progressive agenda made more advances than any time that I can recall.

Congratulations and bravo to all of us.

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