Date registered: Sep 2004
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I think all three factions have lost.
Rove showed the neo-cons that they could use the religious kooks to do the grunt work. Being one who occassionally trolls in the waters of right-wing forums, causing me to constantly be in search of new IPs due my frequent banning, I can tell you that the kooks and the neo-cons are not happy with each other right now, in fact the neo-cons want to jettison the abortion issue especially, and the redneck-yahoo issue of immigrant bashing, which is essentially driven by those kind Jesus-loving folks, is also causing a huge rift.
Ultimately, the neo-cons are the pragmatist branch, they would throw God, guns and gays under the bus if they thought they could form a new winning coalition in the process, and a coalition of conservative women, conservative Hispanics and conservative gays looks like the only possible future for the GOP for anyone with half a brain, while the r-kook 25% brain capacity set are the idealists, screaming for idealogical purity as the only way. I love those guys, they are the death of the GOP. Conservative women are lost to them as long as these guys kook out on abortion, conservative Hispanics are lost to them as long as the GOP is run by nuts calling for an SS ethnic cleansing style solution, and the gays are lost as long as the r-kooks are around. What is left is a regional religious party. The death-knell will be in the 2010 elections, when the last of the nut cases make a last stand, and lose the Senate and finally give the Democrats the ability to make constitutional amendments.
But it is getting hard to tell who is who. The talk show fascists seem to be caught in the middle, which I find rather enjoyable. They are trying to mouth neo-con crap while working their redneck audiences. It's fun to listen to the splinters fly when they call in now, the new target is each other.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
Last edited by FeelTheLove; 12-15-2008 at 12:41 PM.