"I can foresee the whole same scenario yet again, with new [Republican] leadership telling religious conservatives to sit down, be quiet, your time will come eventually."

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    Oct 05, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidThat statement is at the end of this article. It struck me because it sounds like what the Dems say to gays. ... sit down, be quiet, your time will come eventually ... icon_lol.gif

    Tea party, religious right often overlap, poll shows
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    Oct 06, 2010 2:49 AM GMT
    I'm not sure it's a fair comparison because the Dems have actually delivered on a number of fronts, while behaving for the most part like sane legislators, whereas the Republicans are being increasingly drawn to the loony right by the Christian fringe (and now Tea Baggers) without whom they can't elect their "small government" folks. Of course, the Christian Right is neither and the policies they support are completely antithetical to the teachings of Jesus.
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    Oct 06, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said... the Dems have actually delivered on a number of fronts, while behaving for the most part like sane legislators...

    Sane?

    Are you insane?

    Running up annual deficits projected to be over $1 trillion each year for most of the rest of this decade is "sane" legislating????


    SB - I can't have the same tired arguments with you. Has the president and Congress added to the deficit? Yes. Has most of it been a combination of a) accounting for the wars on the books, b) an inherited economic recession and irresponsible tax policies, and c) continued Republican obstructionism as a political strategy? Yes.

    The president's response, if anything, has been too sane and too moderate. You support (at least in principle) Tea Party candidates who have no interest or ability to govern. if you think things are bad now, let a few of them get elected and government will grind to a halt. That's the problem with the Tea Party and the current Republican political strategy. There is no vision, no plan, and no demonstrated capacity to move this country in a different direction. All they have is platitudes and policies that have already been proven ineffectual in the face of this country's challenges.