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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-20-08 03:16 PM
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37. One reason why this is so painful is that the whole thing is COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY
Edited on Sat Dec-20-08 03:33 PM by kenny blankenship
Obama was just elected in an Electoral College blowout victory. He won big against someone called a moderate Republican while being painted by his opponent and the media as the MOST LIBERAL member of the Senate. He is succeeding George W. Bush, the first Fundamentalist/Evangelical conservative President who is leaving office with the worst approval ratings in history and with the country on the brink of bankruptcy and depression. The Republicans are in general collapse after waves of corruption scandals, economic disaster, and endless war. And along with taking the Presidency in a walk, the Democrats will have just picked up 8 seats in the Senate. Reach out to the far right--why? The country just reached out to the left!

There was simply no call for Obama sticking his fingers in the eyes of the Democratic Party base in order to appease religious nutjobs --who in any case can't be converted into tolerant secular liberals until they first free themselves from the cults of scam artist hatemongers like Ralph Reed, Pat Robertson, Ted Haggard, and Rick Warren.

The venom in the religious rightwing will remain exactly as it is and was; but by exercising the power they sought for so long, they managed over the past 8 years to bash their own fangs out. Leave them be. You will not defang them. Picking up the snake and petting it will never change the venom that's inside it--that comes from its DNA (or if you prefer from its Intelligent Designer) Meanwhile as you hold it the serpent is growing new teeth. Do not put the imprimatur of this era defining victory on their religious poison and toxic politics by elevating and embracing them on the Inaugural stage.
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