[quote]"Where the fracture is occurring is in the Huckabites contention that their narrow, warped view of conservatism should dominate and rule the Republican party, that their issues should be given superior weight to other conservative issues."[quote]
The reason for the fracture is that this narrow warped view has been used as a carrot by the Republican party time and time again to get these voters off their asses and to the polling places.
However, the party rarely actually delivers on the promises. This is mostly because real conservatives care far more about their wallets than they do about gay people getting married or women getting abortions.
I guess the party created a monster, and Huckabee is the face of it all. The monster wants what it was promised by the Republicans over and over, and Huckabee is their way of telling the party to fuck off.
I'd love to see the Republicans saw off the rotten evangelical appendage that they've got growing out of their back and just be actual conservatives again. Sigh.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 16.01.2008 @ 18:54
I dunno. I kinda like Olbermann's Special Comment segments.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 15.01.2008 @ 18:12
What exactly is the 'netroots crowd?' Who makes up this group? I see this term 'netroots' thrown around all the time and I still have no idea what it really means.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 9.01.2008 @ 12:07
Why on earth would anyone work with religious right? They are the easiest voter block in the world to manipulate.
Most republicans I know couldn't possibly care less about gay marriage or abortion or any other stupid hot button issue. They care about their business. They vote their wallets most of the time and that is why they are pissed off right now.
But, they know that if the gays or abortion on the ballot they can expect 80 million God fearing evangelical zombies to shuffle diligently to the polling places and vote against the baby killing queers.
Putting those nonsense resolutions on a ballot is like an on/off switch for the evangelicals. The Republican Party can turn it on and off at will by paying lip service only. Why would they need to be 'worked with'?
The problem the party has now is that the zombies are trying to think for themselves. Thus, you have Huckabee.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 4.01.2008 @ 17:15
Dear Republican Party,
I hope you're happy with what you've created. You've managed to drive almost all independents from even considering your crop of utterly pathetic candidates. You won in 00 and 04 by pandering to the evangelicals, even though the rest of us know you can't stand them. Doing that gained you the entire US government for several years and you squandered it. Now you give us these candidates? These pathetic excuses for presidential candidates?
This is honestly the best you can do? Hell, I can think of 5 people in my personal life that would make better presidents than these guys. I WISH that the word Republican was synonymous with Conservative like it seemed to be in the past. Unfortunately it's synonymous with evangelical lunacy now. Congratulations. You invited "the base" into your bed and now that you've woken up and the drunken haze of power has cleared I think you're realizing the horrible nightmare of a mistake you've made.
Thanks for providing me with absolutely nothing to look forward to. Itâ€™s now time to start examining the alternatives.
Sincerely,Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 4.01.2008 @ 11:47
Hey, jh, tell us what you think of Wayne Dumond while you're at it.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 22.12.2007 @ 00:00
"He is a man who knows his mind and has the intellectual heft to flesh out his ideas in an impressive, rational, and completely logical way. He knows government, knows the Congress, and knows what he believes. As a communicator, he may lack passion. But he makes up for it by speaking clearly and concisely about issues he cares deeply about."
Good lord, taken out of context like this it seems like you're talking about Ron Paul, or *gasp* Dennis Kucinich. All you forgot was "knows the United States Constitution like the back of his hand."
This current crop of 'candidates' mostly makes me sick to my stomach. I'm talking about both sides of the isle here.
Electing Romney would be the equivalent of electing a Scientologist.
Giuliani... he's just horrible. I can't even believe he can call himself a republican and keep a straight face.
Huckabee? The guy lied about the cross in his add. There's nothing unintentional about advertising. If he's willing to lie about something that stupid... I guess he'll fit right in then. Oh, and there's the whole DuMond thing.
McCain? aka Carl Rove's bitch? He coulda been someone. Interesting watching the media try to recreate him.
Paul? This is an example of what happens when a party implodes.
Tancredo? Demonstrating some real intelligence by getting the hell out.
Fred Thompson? Oh my GOD, have you seen how hot his wife is? She gets my vote.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 20.12.2007 @ 16:53
It would be cool if America Needs Me would describe which candidate(s) would be considered a "real candidate."Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 20.12.2007 @ 12:44
"I can guarantee that the next time we selflessly give of ourselves to save the victims of some natural disaster or pull some tiny countryâ€™s chestnuts out of the fire when it is being bullied by a larger neighbor, talk about America losing â€œthe moral high groundâ€ will disappear fairly quickly."
I would disagree that our charity is "selfless". It might look that way on the surface, but if you follow the money our moral awesomeness is only a fraction of the story. Not that I care much. I mean, you've gotta spend money to make money and helping potential customers out of a jam does well for word of mouth advertising.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 10.12.2007 @ 14:22
Wow... it now appears that the DVD's were destroyed, not because of the fact that they depict US agents performing torture, but because of what the people being tortured actually said while being tortured. Fantastic.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 9.12.2007 @ 01:50