Wednesday, August 25, 2010

One woman issue

I know I post about the religious right -- I have to get my frustrations out after listening to religious radio. Why do I do it? Because so much of what is said on religious radio ends up as part of the Republican/conservative narrative. They feed off of each other. I can't believe the
number of times I have read something said on Fox, and it ends up as part of the religious right narrative. And, how often there is a rant on religious radio, and it becomes part of the daily rant of idiots on Fox. Except of course the fact that the parent company of Fox is 7% owned by the Saudis.

If Republicans/conservatives were not married to the religious right, and if some much of what is said by them wasn't filtered through the supposed tenets of Christianity, the utter corruption of the Republicans in Congress would be visible.

And, we would be having a completely different debate nationally. The birthers, the tea partiers, religion, the community center in NY, etc., are all filtered through the lens of the religious right, lapped up by Republicans.

They will gain seats in November, not because Republicans can govern, or even have the interests of the country at heart, but because the religious right wants to regain power -- the type of power and accessibility to government they had under Bush. They want what they believe is their God-given and Constitutional right to control the social agenda of Americans, even as they chant limited government, individual responsibility, etc. The religious right only wants limited government as it relates to free markets and deregulation. They want government intervention as it relates to some of the most intimate decisions individuals and families make.


  1. You are correct Annie, it is very important to We need to keep track of these fools, because there are a lot of them in this country, and they are a political force to be reckoned with. I can't stomach listening to them on the radio, but read every day some of their websites, and Right Wing Watch from ThinkProgress, as they focus on the religious right. Nice post, and I will mostly keeping tags on these idjits trying to paint Obama as a Muslim.

  2. Thanks. I truly believe that the marriage between the Republicans and the religious right needs more exposure. The hypocrisy is astounding. How they can profess to believe in limited government and individual responsibility -- which are supposed core beliefs of conservatives --- yet ignore that Republicans and the religious right want to control our most intimate decisions is beyond belief.

    The religious right gains tremendous power under Republican administrations. Under Bush, they had daily access to the administration. Doesn't matter that in private, many conservatives, including the ones most visible, have lifestyles antithetical to supposed Christian values. What matters most was their access to power. Under a Democratic administration their power is curtailed. They can't stand that. Also, they can't stand that there actually could be "moderate" Muslims. If moderate Muslims are given equal rights, conservative Christians fear that they would loose their superior position. It is all about power and control.