Saturday, October 14, 2006

Video: GOP 'uses evangelicals for their votes'

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Published: Thursday October 12, 2006

A new book by former Bush Administration "Faith-Based Initiatives" staffer David Kuo claims that the president's moves to court Christian conservatives are a mere "political ploy."

In the following video, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann reports that the Kuo book claims Rove referred to certain evangelicals as "the nuts."
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10 Comments:

Blogger Prodigal Son said...

You know, the original RC is both an operative in the Doolittle machine and a self-professed born again Christian.

Now guess what carries more weight with him. Here is a clue. He is not about to disseminate any info, even from the #2 Republican inhouse evangelical, that the Bush White House held the evangelical Christians in contempt. (Actually this is not really news. It has been rumored for several years now that Bush and Rove refers to evangelicals as "those wackos")

But the former RC getting indignant about this straight from the horse's mouth info, naw, it ain't going to happen. He'll not be going around blabbing it around at Bayside. In fact he will be reminding everyone he bumps into at Bayside what a pious evangelical Christian Bush and Doolittle are. He's gotta perpetuate the con.

Party over Faith...that's what it comes down to...

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://cherylmills.blogspot.com/2006/10/fair-is-in-town.html

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Drew said...

ANON,
WTF

Prodigal Son you are right I have read the original RC and he is no different than Doolittle and other pols in power. Religion is just a means to an end. True believers are to be used because they are just dumb enough to believe those in power share their morals just because they say so even when their actions say different.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes...tis true, the original RC seems to have blinders on when itcomes to Repug's faux pas. Take for instance, Doolittle's wife accepting a 15% fee for services rendered to Doolittle's campaign war chest. Does Mr. Doolittle consider it improper? No, and why, because everyone does it. Unethical, you betcha. Would the original RC defend Doolittle over it, yes he would and you bet he did. Funny how these "religious convervatives" can become almost hysterical over two private citizen's of the same sex wanting to be accepted by society, and yet se no problem with skimming money from his eleciton campaign chest into his wife's private account.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Prodigal Son said...

If Christianity has any meaning whatsoever, it is about exposing that which is hidden to the light of day. It is about exposing sham. That was the essence of the three year ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. He was plotted against and killed because he refused to turn a blind eye to sham and corruption.

Now we have the UnChristian pols who take on the superficial trappings of being a Christian. They invoke the Nazarene's name to advance their obtaining and holding on to political power and the ill-gotten gains obtained by their crooked schemes.

As low are the political button men of Doolittle's corrupt political machine. Doolittle cons them with the seductive hope that they can advance up the political ladder if they enable him to stay in office. They are the ones who on the final Sunday before the upcoming election will put Brown bashing lit laden with dark insinuations on vehicles parking at all the church services in CA-04.

They are fooling some. I will concede that. They may be even fool enough to beat Brown.

But Brown will live to fight another day and Doolittle will not survive in the longer run.

7:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are the true Christians really that stupid or are there that few true Christians?

7:22 PM  
Blogger Prodigal Son said...

Unfortunately, there are those who are rather limited in their grasp of the basics of Christianity. The priest at my church on occasion calls attention to that by saying that the average comprehension of Christian basics is about the 6th grade level.

Many Christians do not work on spiritual growth and spiritual formation. In some churches, they are discouraged from thinking through matters of Christian faith. These are the ones who are vulnerable to manipulation for secular political purposes.

Many in the more populated areas of Placer County in the hustle and bustle of seeking the Northern California good life, sense a lack of meaning in their lives. They are ripe for the superficial, off-the-shelf Christianity dished out by some genre of churches in this area.

It is not that they are stupid per se. They work hard to have the skills that obtain them and their families the good life. By the weekend, they are depleted and just want that which has the aura of a spiritual connection with God given out in copious amounts to them. They attend entrancing services. I mean that literally. The classic techniques of trance induction are very much a part of the worship services. And that is how they become tools for those who have secular political agendas.

7:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Religion "The opiate of the masses" indeed.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Are any of you people religious?

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Great stuff here.

12:17 AM  

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