Sunday, September 13, 2009

...the Republican Party has been reshaped from the party of Eisenhower and Buckley to the party of Jesus.

"I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you.I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country. We don't want equal time. We don't want pluralism."

RANDALL TERRY (Founder of Operation Rescue) Right Wing Christian activist.

The Republican Party, the party of family values and their Christian supporters, has been racked by scandal after scandal from Haggard's gay relationship to Senator Larry Craig's attempt to pick up an undercover cop in an airport bathroom and more. Slowly the moderates and liberal wing of the Republican party have been squeezed out by the more radical Right. Through the influence of Christian Right radio ministries, money and their vocal numbers, the Republican Party has been reshaped from the party of Eisenhower and Buckley to the party of Jesus.
The Republican Party is dominated by the religious Right evangelical movement of groups like James Dobson and his group Focus on the Family, and they are influenced by the writings of R. J. Rushdoony who wrote, "His alternatives are clear cut: either men and nations obey His laws, or God invokes the death penalty against them," who was supported by the wealth of Howard F. Ahmanson. Their vision of America is one of intolerance and racism. They are anti-gays, anti-intellectual, oppose racial equality, are opposed to woman's right to choose, and they are anti-democracy. They are supported by the right wing media, Fox (white man) News, and their pundits and right wing radio broadcasters such as the buffoon Rush Limbaugh. What the Christian far Right wants is to take over the American government and create an American theocracy where the 613 laws listed in the Book of Leviticus become the law of the land. If one thought that Muslim Sharia Law was harsh then the laws in Leviticus are even more severe. They see their movement as Reconstructionalist Theology.
The followers of the Right whose fears, resentments and racism is pandered to by the Republican politicians and right wing media come out en mass when they are directed to by their demigod leaders. These people are often less educated, poor, white and from rural communities and states with small populations and they are predominately evangelical christians. They are threatened by gains made by the black community, see illegal immigrants as competition for jobs and social services and are clinging to their social status as white Americans with "a divine mandate of racial superiority", threatened by the colored and immigrant poor. They immediately gravitated to such "intellectual luminaries" as Sarah Palin and mistrusted such staunch Republicans such as John McCain. George W. Bush was Their president and he most probably will go down as the worst president in the last hundred years, if not the stupidest. The current disrespect for the president by Rep. Joe Willson at the State of the Union is symptomatic of the disrespect and hatred for a black man in the White House; an intellectual and charismatic black man that has become a threat to their ideology. The Republican Party is now trying to resurrect it's flagging political fortunes on the backs of these people with the cry of family values and "keep government out of my health care", something which would benefit them greatly.

Dr Carol Gilligan criticizes James Dobson of the right wing Focus on The Family for his dishonest use of her work to support his discriminatory agenda.

"Indeed, as of June 30, 1.5 million homes had gone into foreclosure and 2.4 million are expected to foreclose by the end of the year. Thirteen million foreclosures are projected over the next five years. The crisis has also spread to prime loans-- they now represent 27 percent of foreclosed loans, "up from 17 percent during the comparable 2008 period,"according to McClatchy Newspapers. Nationwide, 23 percent of homeowners are now "under water" --owing more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Meanwhile, only about 10 percent of homeowners eligible for relief under the Obama administration's anti-foreclosure plan have received help." More... TheNation

The GOP is out of control and supporting the far Right Wing fringe.

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