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    Corporate Money backs the religious right along with the multi-tasking Baggers and especially in the 2010 run for the House.  They needed warm and sometimes accommodating bodies.

    Rand Paul is not a religious zealot and wouldn't be.  He is pure Libertarian and if some of the RR issues fit into his political scheme of things, all the better. He does give lip service to some issues but this isn't his forte.  He embraces the Bagger political ideology.

    Abortion isn't just the domain of the GOP and the RR. There are many "pro-life" Dems and that includes my weasel of a Senator, Joe Manchin.  The RR would like to claim this as "their" defining issue, but it isn't.  

    I differentiate Corporate Money into two factions...Wall Street - pure greed, and Ideological Money - the Kochs, et al, who can not only live with the crazy but are also the crazy themselves. The Kochs are Birchers and actually believe their bizarre world view works and will back candidates based on their extremism.  Wall Street won't.

    Wall Street Money does not want uncontrollable religious extremists in top positions and IMO, trumps Ideological Money with resources and political connections.

    The Dem party has allowed itself to be controlled by the never ending media onslaught from the Right.  Without Fox, the RR media and the hate talkers, i.e., Boss Limbaugh, the GOP, Baggers and the religious right would be in a permanent minority.

    Even here on DK, we anticipate the reaction from the Right.  The RW noise machine is powerful and pervasive and until the Dems stop listening and start messaging independent of "what the Right will say", we will be hostages to the RW.

    May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

    by msmacgyver on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 09:31:33 AM PDT

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