Nov 02, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
Palin endorsed Hoffman an independent conservative (tea party) candidate in a special election to replace republican rep. McHugh, as did Limbaugh and Beck because the Repulican backed Scozzafava was too liberal in their eyes. The Obama administration and others in turn talked Scozzafave into backing the Democratic Candidate Bill Owens. This further shows the slide toward the far right. Also showing more of the same is Palins add here in Virginia having to do with the Governmors race where she is promoting conservative values voting for the Republican McConnell. When you take this above trend and add it to virtually no republican votes for Health Care Reform, a full 30 Republican Senators voting against the recent Gay Hate Crimes attached to funding for military, and even more eye opening was the same number or more of Republican Senators voting against the Al Frankin bill to allow Military contractors employess who are victims of rape to bring their rape cases into the US courts. This is a dangerous trend toward staunch far right (fundamental christian talaban )conservatives further taking over the Republican Party. We ignore or right this trend off as a mere product of the religious crazies at our own peril. Progressives whether gay or not should 'double down' their efforts to overcome this trend. This group would gladly take us back to the bush/cheney mindset or worse. Am I taking this too seriously? What do you guys think?