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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:07 PM
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Republican hypocrisy, again
The cover story of Newsweek / is about Mark Foley. But what caught my eye was the recurring phrase "openly gay" in describing many Congressional staffers and other Washington biggies. Of course, all of them are Republican.

And I could not help thinking how hypocritical all of them are. It is not just the gay marriage, which is really a subset of the issue. It is the hatred, the discursiveness, the denigration of gay people that the Republican party put on its agenda to win elections during the last 26 years.

It is the "don't ask don't tell" policy of the military that has caused us to lose so many interpreters in Iraq and in Afghanistan when there is a shortage, when they were so desperately needed.

It is that bashing gay has been the cornerstone of Rove in manipulating the recent elections.

And yet, many gays, apparently, are holding important positions in Congress and in the party.

In an accompanying story, Fineman writes how the Evangelicals are "fed up with the GOP" /

But a younger crop of grass-roots activists views the elders of the cultural right as accommodationists who have failed to press a social agenda aggressively, and who now balk at calling for the ouster of Speaker Denny Hastert. "They need to wake up!" said Jamie Johnson, a religious broadcaster in Iowa. "Heads have to roll! The older generation is satisfied with a seat at the table. We want to build a whole new table."

Some evangelicals want to broaden the movement's agendain ways that don't necessarily help the GOP cause. They still care about abortion and traditional marriage, of course, but are equally concerned about immigration (they want strict limits), federal spending (they view it as wildly out of control) and the war in Iraq (about which they are increasingly ambivalent). "We don't want to deal with 'hot button' issues only," said Hunter, who recently took command of the Christian Coalition, which, though enfeebled, still claims a mailing list of 2.5 million.


And, perhaps, this should signal to us that any advances - done by our leaders toward these Jesus freaks - is futile. That any talk about "rethinking abortion choice" will not win us any votes from that crowd.

These people will never vote for us - unless we surrender all of our core issues, including the separation of state and church that, according to a recent Newsweek report, many agree with Katherine Harris' view.

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Kikosexy2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:27 PM
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1. Gay and Repube...
such an the recently revealed loathing of evangelicals "nuts" the GOP has for's the same with Gay Repubes...they both get used and bamboozled by the GOP all for votes...They win their support and in return the GOP gives them nothing but a dick up their much abuse can one take???
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:29 PM
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2. Perhaps this will keep more of their "base" at home
on election day..
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