Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Religious Right has been Punked?

According to a book that will be coming out soon, it seems these folks have been used by the bush administration. This administration using their base for their own benefit. Who would have imagined? Who wouldn’t have?


Blogger carbunclefrank said...

The politics of fear has always worked as motiviation to woo voters. And if that doesnt work, just lower the gas prices til election day. King George and Karl Rove must think the average guy is stupid. I hope my predictions are right and the sleeping giant awakes in November.

October 12, 2006 4:40 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

The evangelicals whored themselves out to these politicians. They shouldn't be surprised that the politicians treated them like whores.

October 12, 2006 5:10 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

He, he, he. Sounds like a hard hitting book, I hope it does some good. People need to stop being Christians anyway, and only be spiritual. All those religions causes too many problems.

A world without Christians and Muslims on it would be a much nicer world.

October 12, 2006 5:27 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

I'm shocked, shocked,I say. Of course the godless pols who run the Bushco machine use and laughed at the religious right. With the likes of Jerry Falwell, Jim & Tammy Faye, and Jimmy Swaggert, who aside from the strongest followers wouldn't?

I've always been taught that if you want friends, the two things you should avoid discussing are religion and politics. Outside very selective settings (like this one) I have pretty much followed that teaching. I guess this book may cause me to break that rule if people I work and play with read it - most of them don't seem to have heard that rule. Should be interesting.

October 12, 2006 7:33 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Good lord,it took 4 attempts to post that comment.

October 12, 2006 7:34 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

Darwin's Dagger : You got that one Sooo right: whore is the word for it.

The fundies are being paid for their votes by Bushco's Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, to the tune of billions a year. Unsupervised, unaudited, unregulated, FREE MONEY! They are building churches and residences, buying who-knows-what for their ministers, and getting get-out-of-taxes-free cards for any business that they want to start in unfair competetion with regulated licensed businesses.

The fundie leaders don't effin' care what Bushco thinks of them, as long as Chimpy makes sure that our tax dollars keep flowing into their coffers, so they can go buy that island they've always wanted for a winter getaway.

And those bought and sold christianist leaders will keep pumping up their followers with all the right wing propaganda just as long as McFlightSuit delivers.

October 12, 2006 7:39 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Before this election cycle is through, we'll know about the pimple on Karl Rove's butt - ewwww, not a pleasant thought. Bush is going to boil over any minute and it's going to be such fun to watch.

October 12, 2006 7:44 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

peacechick mary, you've just put me off my morning coffee with the image of Karl Rove's butt. With or without pimple. Ewwww is right.

Can't WAIT to read this book, when it hits the shelves on Monday.

October 12, 2006 7:54 AM  
Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

Everybody's known that for a long time, though, so the only way this book will make a difference will be if it points out verifiable examples of comments and strategies, complete with leaked memos that spell it out loud and clear.

Actually, people are glossing over the one aspect that should have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt the Republicans have been using conservative Christians.

And I can't think of his name right now, but I'm thinking about that little punk that ran for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia, I think, that was a close friend and partner of Jack Abramoff. He had been head of the Christian Coalition, or some Chrisitan group, and turned out to be as crooked as they come.

His face should be on every Democratic ad in the South and Midwest.

October 12, 2006 8:21 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Nothing surpirises me in the Hypoctites R Us Party.

But I am getting a big kick out of this!

October 12, 2006 8:37 AM  
Blogger researcher said...

Pagan Temple, you are thinking of Ralph Reed. He is part of the Abramoff Indian gaming scandal.

October 12, 2006 8:46 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

Good morning, Jesuslanders. HOW WAS YOUR GOD-FUCKING-DAMN COMA ?!

(Nuts, I got mad again...)

October 12, 2006 9:08 AM  
Blogger Donviti said...

I love it, it will come out in perfect timing. Just as the Foley thing loses its erection, we have something else to keep up the focus on their hypocrisy.

Shockingly, they were used in the name of power and not God.

October 12, 2006 9:19 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Wow, what a surprise. Our fearless leader would lie and mislead? What's this world coming to?

October 12, 2006 9:51 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

*Good morning, Jesuslanders. HOW WAS YOUR GOD-FUCKING-DAMN COMA ?!*

Now, that was frigging funny !!!!

Ah hell, it's easy to con Christians, they are brainwashed from youth. Have you ever seen another group of people use each other so much?

October 12, 2006 9:57 AM  
Blogger PaxRomano said...

Imagine that, the repubs using others to gain and keep power...gee, I am shocked.

October 12, 2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I'm praying (no pun intended) that these pew jumpers wake up and stop guzzling at the gullible trough... but since they know who butters their Biblical bread, I doubt it. They'll just continue to be the blatant hypocrites they already are and soak up more of that Faith based money just as Halliburton soaked up all of that war profiteering blood money in Iraq.

October 12, 2006 10:55 AM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

Sadly, a great many Bible-Thumpers will overlook their abuse by the Maximum Ferret and his posse. One of my co-workers has already blown off the Foley scandal because of the war. This book would not even faze him.

October 12, 2006 11:10 AM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I wonder if there's a special place in hell for people who use religion to advance their own cause? There should be.

October 12, 2006 12:37 PM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

people talk about november - - like if we all voted 'our' way it would make a difference..

but what id diabold steals it again?

who will stand up and go to the streets - like in mexico???

anyone know what ever happened in mexico??

October 12, 2006 1:16 PM  
Blogger Time said...

I think the "using" was a two way relationship.
The religious right still has a voting bloc that someone will pander to in 2008.
Even religious President Bush has to be disappointed with the crack pots leading the religious right. I'm sure he wasn't happy about making him withdraw his Supreme Court nominee, and making him look bad.

October 12, 2006 1:34 PM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I like that this book was written by a Faith-based Initiatives insider. I don't know how much of an impact it will have, but as long as it keeps evangelicals from the polls on November 7th, I'll be very happy.

October 12, 2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I bet it's a lot like "the hijacking of jesus" by Dan Wakefield - an excellent book!

I agree with darwin & gypsy! They deserve it!

October 12, 2006 2:35 PM  
Blogger dusty said...

Keith Olbermann mentioned this book the other night on his show..I don't think most of the religious rightwingers will be reading it however..thier noses are buried in the bible.. ;p

October 12, 2006 2:54 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

PoP, PLEASE! I beg of you: No more such shocking revelations!! I saw that (book) on KO last night, and it did make me smile. But it also made me frown. There's a book a week club in the silly season, and everybody's got an axe to grind. Wonder what that author's is? And finally, to be fair, we've done the exact same thing to blacks for ages. That makes neither right, nor provides an excuse...merely an observation.

October 12, 2006 2:56 PM  
Blogger Lola Heatherton said...

Clearly this is Bill Clinton's fault, this book. Someone has to DO something.

October 12, 2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

I was going to blame Clinton, too, but I see that's been taken care of.

Really, the nerve of some people. What next, a war based on lies.

October 12, 2006 5:02 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

The religious far-right will never be convinced. Their rank-n-file have already bought into the lie.

But there is still hope for older, conservative, really Christian folk who have supported Bush because they were disgusted by the Monica thing... but are now slowly learning. Dad is like this. If only I could stay in Florida until the election, he might be pursuaded. As it is, I've got to hope that any progress I make while I'm there doesn't get destroyed by St. Paul the Lutheran Minister and The Holier Than Everyone Linda during the 2 weeks between when I leave and the election...

October 12, 2006 5:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bwahahahahahahahahaha...couldn't happen to a nicer bunch!
And this revelation (I know, I know) surprises anyone exactly how? And they got on their KNEES for him, too, thinking he was their Messiah.
Excuse me while I go LMAO!!!!!

October 12, 2006 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT, am I the only one who has to type in the word verification code 3 times before I get it right? Time to go see the eye doctor.

October 12, 2006 6:54 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

Don't forget that Jesus walked with sinners. You'd never see Him walking with the religious right {Ooops mean wrong}.

God Bless.

October 12, 2006 7:33 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

Well, Patricia, I hope they are highly offended and just stay home on selection day. They are crooks, cheats and liars, and their idiotic followers need to rebel.

October 12, 2006 9:02 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Patricia, even though you might have valid points here, I am still going to turn you in to the Homeland Faith Based Security Division of Regency (CBN)and let the fine folks there sort you and...ah your friends here out.

I'm certain Karl and the others will have an opinion.

(cash incentives you know...don't take it personally).


October 13, 2006 9:58 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

Does it really matter what Uncle Karl calls the Evangelicals?

October 13, 2006 1:49 PM  
Blogger AJ said...

Windspike- not really as long as he sends the monthly checks!

October 13, 2006 2:43 PM  
Blogger oldwhitelady said...

Oh no! I.. I.. I just can't believe that! *snork*

October 13, 2006 9:47 PM  
Blogger paris said...

Looks like a little tin soldier to me....

October 14, 2006 8:17 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

You realize, of course, that in Jesusistan, they don't pay any attention to anything outside of what Archbishop Rove and Cardinal Mehlman produce for them. So while this book may be illustrative to those of us who are non-Jesusistani, in Jesusistan the book will never be known of, let alone discussed.

October 14, 2006 8:18 PM  
Blogger Gracie said...

I can't believe anybody can continue to support these criminals.

Rove's brilliance may be his downfall, an event that would cause world wide celebration. I know I'll be partying in the sreets.

BTW, love both your user and site name. Cheers!

October 16, 2006 12:39 PM  

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