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Still Sensible Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-19-08 11:51 AM
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142. I agree with your point of view, but...
I still think Obama's inclusion of this divisive bigot in his inaugural celebration is a politically tone deaf mistake. If he wanted to be "inclusive" there are any number of ministers who oppose gay marriage that could give that invocation without bringing along the kind of baggage this guy has.

Your characterization of many of those on the right as people who aren't evil, just WRONG, is spot on... however there are many others on the right who actually are evil and they do spew real hate.
I have no doubt those people really believe as you say, but make no mistake, many of that ilk go far beyond the misguided people you describe to perpetuate the polarization for their own financial and political ends. Since the mid 60s, it's the only way most on the right can win elections.

The politics of division is as old as the republic. Using "us-vs-them, our-cause-is-righteous, the-bible-says-so" has been the power building and money raising strategy of preachers and politicians throughout our history.

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