View Full Version : Ex-Aide Says Evangelicals Mocked in White House
10-16-2006, 12:47 PM
Here is a shocker! The patsies that got our 'moral leader' elected were mocked by their puppet controllers. Any fool who believes Bush and the Republican party give two ****s about Jesus and upholding the moral standards of this nation deserves to be mocked and ridiculed.
God told me to invade Iraq ~ George Bush HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!
(Oct. 16) - For the White House, the charges coming their way this morning in the new book "Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction" must seem anything but heaven-sent.
The accusations are coming from an unlikely source: David Kuo, former deputy director of the White House Office of Faith-Based Initiatives, which channels federal dollars to religious charities.
Kuo says the office was misused to rally evangelical Christians, the Republican base voters, to get GOP politicians elected. Not only that, Kuo claims Bush officials mocked evangelical leaders behind their backs, alleging that in the office of political guru Karl Rove they were called "the nuts."
"National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as 'ridiculous', 'out of control,' and just plain 'goofy,' " Kuo writes.
"You name the important Christian leader, and I have heard them mocked by serious people in serious places," Kuo told "60 Minutes" Sunday night.
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That mockery, he added, included the Rev. Pat Robertson being called "insane," the Rev. Jerry Falwell being called "ridiculous" and comments that Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family "had to be controlled."
10-16-2006, 12:58 PM
Let's just face the facts: anybody who votes for a political leader based on 'religious conviction' or 'upholding moral standards' is a blooming idiot. Politicians don't care about that ****. They care about getting elected.
They will use anybody who allows themselves to get used to get elected. If they have to pander to religious idiots who will only for a president who is against abortion, then hell yes, they are against abortion because that will get them elected.
The game is really simple: lie your way into office. People are too stupid to think for themselves and the politician can get away with any agenda (no matter how ****ed up it is) once he gets elected. The key is just to get elected. Pander to the idiots because they will support you through wrong and even more wrong because you are against abortion. Oh the idiocy.
10-16-2006, 01:05 PM
10-16-2006, 01:27 PM
Anybody who thinks that bushii's judicial appts don't intend on weakening the seperation of church and state is smoking crack. Rove may have unflattering nicknames, like his boss, but the Rel Right has gotten it's money's worth ... though when the see the finished product they may wish they'd stuck with the dems and/or remained pentacostals.
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
10-16-2006, 04:21 PM
CBS has ensured that the 60 minutes report on how bush screwed over the evangelicals will not be shown in its normal time slot so that everyone recording it will not see it. The football game they were showing went over time just enough to push back the story behind the first two stories which were about the bogus Duke rape case.
If you want to see any real CBS news, you have to see it in real time or not at all. CBS, unlike NBC, does not allow you to view their news programs online after they are shown. It's a one shot deal. So if they don't want you to see a 60 minutes report that does not kiss bush's ass, they just delay it until after its normal time slot.
10-16-2006, 04:35 PM
It's actually great timing for the Republican party... The GOP has quietly been distancing itself from Bush and this has the net effect of casting Bush as someone outside the party. In effect, by casting Bush as 'anti-evangelical' it lets those up for re-election cast themselves as somethign wholly apart from Bush.
It smacks of another REALLY well thought out campaign tactic to me.
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
10-17-2006, 01:51 AM
Speaking of evangelicals...
In case someone like DBruleU is on your Xmas shopping list:
L.A. BRONCOS FAN
10-21-2006, 12:38 AM
End of the culture war: Now the religious right has turned against the Republican Congress, the great revolution is over
by Sidney Blumenthal
The spectacle of hypocrisy, impunity and corruption engulfing the Republican Congress has its origins in its rise in 1994, extolled as the party's "revolution". First came the Republican Lenin - the speaker, Newt Gingrich - determined to annihilate his enemies and extirpate the "counter-culture". But after twice causing parts of the federal government to shut down and being cited for ethics violations, Gingrich was forced to resign, on the eve of Clinton's impeachment trial, by fellow Republicans. (They had private knowledge: Gingrich promptly abandoned his second wife for the mistress he had maintained on the House payroll for years).
The next speaker, Bob Livingston, resigned almost at once when the pornographer Larry Flynt threatened to release recordings of Livingston moaning in the company of his mistress, which Flynt had purchased from the scorned woman. Into that vacuum the most powerful figure in the House, the then whip and later majority leader Tom DeLay (nicknamed "the exterminator" for his pest control business), inserted a dull, reliable frontman - Dennis Hastert, known as "coach" for supervising school wrestling in small-town Illinois, his greatest previous distinction.
DeLay was the Republican Stalin, a ruthless consolidator and centraliser. His K Street project forged an iron triangle of lobbyists, special interests and Republicans that he believed would rule forever. But DeLay overreached and was indicted for corruption. Hastert was left to fend for himself.
When the story broke about Mark Foley, the Republican congressman from Palm Beach who lured teenage congressional pages to his townhouse, Hastert lumbered forth like an agitated but dazed bear. "The people who want to see this thing blow up," he said, "are ABC News" - the network that first broadcast the story - "and a lot of Democratic operatives, people funded by George Soros" - a Jewish, Hungarian-born financier who funds liberal causes.
Demonising this rootless cosmopolitan, however, failed to distract attention from a dissolving cover-up. Day after day aides have trooped before the suddenly reassembled ethics committee to testify that Hastert and others had known about Foley for years. In the process a network of mostly closet gay pages has been exposed, who advanced and protected each other while working for politicians whose careers were propelled by gay-bashing. The unmasking of Republican Capitol Hill has excited leaders of the religious right to demand a witch-hunt.
As Christians battle Sodomites under the crashing Republican big tent, several high-wire acts have fallen to earth. Last week Bob Ney, of Ohio, pleaded guilty to bribery, caught in the web of Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff. This week the wacky Curt Weldon of Pennsylvania, renowned for his personal hunt for WMD in Iraq, came under investigation for corrupt practices; the FBI has also raided his lobbyist daughter.
At the White House Karl Rove's assistant, Susan Ralston - formerly Abramoff's assistant - resigned for facilitating favours for and from Rove and others, including Ken Mehlman, Republican national committee chairman. This week another Republican congressman, John Doolittle of California, announced he was turning cooperative witness in the federal investigation.
The concatenation of scandals is shattering the last shards of "revolution". "Reform" has metastasised into the Abramoff scandal, "culture war" into the Foley cover-up. And Hastert has transmuted from omnipotent Brezhnev into ghostly Chernenko, presiding over the final decrepit stage.