As if anyone actually needs any more proof. Feel free to peruse this article and wrap your mind around this gem, uttered by South Carolina State Representative Gloria Haskins:
So, it’s not an issue of what the man’s position is on the issues, but just if you approve of his faith? Got it. Thanks. Glad to know that. Insert your own platitude. Then beat your head against the wall when you realize Haskins is actually part of government!
If that doesn’t make you wonder how someone with no brain manages to function in society, this will help you out a tad: Charleston County GOP Chairwoman Cyndi Mosteller said (quoted in the same article):
If they’re all that concerned about Paul’s doctrine, why aren’t they keeping their traps shut?
So you are of the opinion that people have no right to evaluate candidates based on their religious leanings? Very good, then let Leiberman run. I’m sure that the only people voting against him will be BJU graduates.
I confess, seeing Romney be rejected by the troglodytes he’s been so desperately courting is sweet. That pandering suit ran for governor of Massachusetts with lots of rhetoric about a woman’s right to choose should be protected and discrimination against gays is bad. Now he’s blathering about how everything he did as governor was “in favor of life” and death to abortion and death to gay marriage.
Saw a clip of the smarmy bastard recently where he says with a smirk, “How could a conservative like me get elected in such a liberal state?”
BY LYING YOUR ASS OFF, YOU FUCKING TWO-FACED FLIP-FLOPPING SCUM! pant pant pant
I think we may see some of the chickens coming home to roost whenever the GOP primary season comes around. Years of pandering to fundies is now resulting a situation where the Republican Presidential field is going to be paralyzed by cockblocking evangelicals unwilling to accept any candidate who doesn’t fit a very narrow religious/social profile. They’re going to shut out the Giulianis and Romneys in favor of nutcases like Brownbeck and the party has only itself to blame. Did anyone see that crazy, obese screaming Fundy lady on Wife Swap? That’s who the party sold out to, and now they’re going to pay the price. People like that cannot be appeased or reasoned with. They have no pragmatism in them, no cynicism, no tolerance for realpolitik. Trying to use them politically is like trying to train a wolverine. You might be able to get them to attack somebody else, but you are never going to be their master, and God help you if you promised them meat you don’t intend to deliver.