The Bible: The GOP’s Political Handbook03.13.09
In case you weren’t aware, the current US political system is split into essentially two major parties (Independent, you’re not quite there yet): the Democrats and the Republicans. Although, this doesn’t really explain it well enough. From the Red State point of view the split would look some thing like: the Heathens and the Righteous.
I used to get really upset and annoyed that the GOP just co-opted religion (namely fundamentalist Christianity) as one of the building blocks of their party and cast aside everyone else as godless and immoral. Why do they get to have it all to themselves, as if they’re the only ones interesting in morality and family? (Not that I want anything to do with their form of religion, of course. Or any, for that matter. But just the fact that they’re trying to make it seem like no Democrat is religious is ignorant and insulting.)
And when I read things like:
“Chairman Steele, as the leader of America’s Pro-Life conservative party, needs to re-read the Bible, the U.S. Constitution, and the 2008 GOP Platform. He then needs to get to work — or get out of the way,” – Kenneth Blackwell, a rival to Steele.
So, the GOP essentially is just a Pro-Life Party. Nothing else matters. Certainly not the economy, since GOP governors are refusing the stimulus package. No wonder the Democrats run Congress and the Executive Branch.
Luckily, the time for getting irate is over. The GOP has crossed over into being totally laughable. Palin ran on traditional family values and now her unwed, mother-of-one 17-year-old daughter has dumped her boyfriend (poor Levi). I have no problem with this personally whatsoever, mind you, but when you claim to be totally against that type of lifestyle there seems to be a lack of sincerity and reality. Mainly reality. And McCain just continues being the crabby old man we saw in the debates.
Nevermind the fact that Rush Limbaugh has been the most vocal GOP “leader” for the past couple months.
The reality is that people do want that separation of church and state. I know I’m sick and tired of religion being at the forefront of political discussions. The crazier the right gets with their “holier than thou” political movement, the better it will be in the long run for all of us because it’s only going to implode on them when they realize that a small section of Southern Evangelicals will not carry them to the Oval Office in 2012.