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  •  It's almost as though these GOPers (7+ / 0-)

    have some sort of political death-wish martyrdom as a goal. It's entirely predictable if you consider how important their nutty End-Times Evangelical/Christianist theology is to them—it entirely determines their world-view in every sphere of life. What the mainstream media refuses to acknowledge is that when you scratch your average teabagging conspiracy nut who fears that Zurich bureaucrats are going to be telling them how to home-school their kids, you're likely to find somebody who believes that the Bible should supplant the Constitution. Andrew Sullivan has been saying for quite a while now that the GOP is essentially a theocratic party, and he's absolutely right.

    •  Republicans made a deal with the devil when they (6+ / 0-)

      tied their election campaigns to right wing religion.  I can't even use the term "Christian" along with that group of "worshippers."  

      Religion in any case is a matter of faith. It defines things in black and white, good and bad, flesh and spirit.  There is no equivocation:  you believe or you don't.

      Politics is a matter of compromise.  By necessity, it is where a group of people come together, find common ground and move ahead to forge a path via compromise.  

      Compromise is a lesson every toddler needs to learn.  Yes, the toy is yours, but it doesn't hurt to let someone else touch it or play with it.

      When religion is married with politics, nothing works.  This was part of the genius of the founders keeping religion out of government:  No religious test for office.  Freedom of religion. Separation of Church and State.

      The defining wall allows compromise to happen. Since the Republicans are now more than married to the religious right and all their nutty conspiracy theories, they are trapped. They have no room to maneuver between their insane base and the necessity of governing.

      And they can thank Ronald Reagan for leading the way there.  

      I'm looking forward to their collapse.  It cannot come soon enough.  

      Perhaps then well get the rightish-wing Democrats of today, plus a new workers' party or peoples' party that stands up for the little guys again.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:13:40 AM PST

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