Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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RE: Good read for the whining left after the election.
The Republicans benefit from stable long term leadership. I think this plan has been in place since Bush was governor of Texas. They saw the key to the nomination was the fundies, which got them in the game, and then they won by a fluke, which describes W's life -careful planning by people smarter then him coupled with a stroke of luck. The fundies had been the key in takeover from and subsequent utter destruction of the Democrats in Texas. They just took it national.
But Rove & Co are also smart enough to see that while this would work in Southern states, if they wanted longterm dominance for the benefit of the big corporations, which is their real constituency, then they would have to become a party of the broad middle somewhere along the line. Once they are, the South will still be in the bag for them as long as they keep throwing bones to them.
Right now the Supreme Court needs the addition of two pro-lifers to repeal Roe-v Wade. Bush will appoint one pro-lifer to throw a bone to the fundies and then probably elevated Gonzalez to the Supreme Court, his closet pro-choicer, which will prevent the fundies from achieving the Holy Grail of abortion repeal, something the corporate fatcats don't want because they know it will cost them the women's vote, especially in the North.
IMO, you'll see a McCain / Guiliani ticket - McCain gets his payoff for rolling over in 2004 - and McCain will showcase Chief Justice Gonzalez off to the Hispanics, talk like a pro-lifer while sending signals to the pro-choicers that he won't mess with RvW like he has always done, and Bush will roam around the South telling the evangelicals that although McCain isn't perfect, at least he is not a baby-killing sodomite pot head Demoncrat, and God demands your vote.
If they pull it off, they will achieve their goal - not just to beat the Democrats, but to destroy them. The democrats,once they lose the moderate women's and Hispanic votes, will be left a party of tree huggers and urban black voters, not exactly a match made in heaven, and whatever is left of the union movement, which they are destroying by flooding the country with illegal aliens. We are going to end up a one party state that exists for the sake of corporations, which by the way, is an exact description of fascism, right out of Mussolini's book.
If you want an example - look what happened when the Illinois Republican Party ran a uber-right religious nut - Alan Keyes. They got walloped. If the fundies ever get control of the Repubs and nominate some Robertson stooge, that's their future.