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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:27 AM
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Evangelical lobbyists' influence on Bush 2004
Phillip James of The Guardian says:

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Evangelical lobbyists used to talk about access to previous Republican administrations. Today, they can say with confidence: "Who needs access when we are already on the inside?" Today, they can say with confidence: "Who needs access when we are already on the inside?"

The influence of the Christian right on the Bush White House is self-evident. As well as George Bush, cabinet members Condoleezza Rice, John Ashcroft and Don Evans all consider themselves to be born again.

This administration has embarked on a bold agenda to roll back liberalism in the US, and won't let up if it gets a second term.

The September 11 attacks, Afghanistan and Iraq have overshadowed Bush's conservative domestic agenda, but it should not go overlooked by voters as we approach the November elections.
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More:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918...
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:33 AM
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1. "roll back liberalism"?
How about kill liberalism.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:35 AM
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2. We can counter this menace
As Jerry Falwell once supposedly said, I may be stretching it:"Just keep your mouth shut and go vote". I am not anti-religion, but certain religious people know how to turn their preaching into a kind of 'magic' using it to numb the minds of people especially those who vote. Falwell, Robertson, and many others are all connected in some way. They can control the masses. We need to foster support, get liberal preachers to say "Go vote for Kerry!" because the power hungry Intolerant preachers AKA Christian Right are all saying "Vote for Bush!"
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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:52 AM
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3. "Religion, the opiate of the people"....
brainwashing always successful when supernatural powers invoked....especially at the hustings....
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lindashaw Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:01 AM
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4. Well, Sharon is certainly setting this one up...(from the above piece)
"If Bush wins, it will mean four more years of Middle East policy influenced by the evangelical belief that the Messiah will not return until Israel rebuilds a temple on the site of the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem."

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emad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:10 AM
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5. Seismic activity along the Mediterranean tectonic plates may
well scupper all that Messianic stuff.....
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ithacan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:58 PM
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6. www.TheocracyWatch.org
for all of the details on how the religious right has hijacked the Republican party, check it out http://www.TheocracyWatch.org/
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