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  •  It's clear to me that the money people in the GOP (1+ / 0-)
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    always get their stuff first. In Bush's tax cuts the capital gains cuts were deeper and longer lasting than the child tax credit that evangelicals supported. I worry about choice, but it seems that the GOP has botched the issue (because having it perpetually on the brink is useful to the GOP). Symbolic victories can make one feel good, but as for substance I don't think the evangelicals have gotten much (thank God).

    There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. Mahatma Gandhi

    by Sacramento Dem on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 11:12:47 AM PST

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    •  Comparative vs. actual (1+ / 0-)
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      Just because the "money people" have gotten more (I agree with that) doesn't mean that the religious right have gotten only crumbs.

      In addition to some of the examples I gave above, how about the amazing, unconstitutional inroads that radical Christian zealots have been allowed to make into our military?

      "Animals are my friends. And I don't eat my friends." -- George Bernard Shaw

      by Hudson on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 11:27:55 AM PST

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      •  I'm not sure what the 'unconstitutional inroads' (0+ / 0-)

        are. I doubt they rise to the same level as other unconstitutional behavior by this administration. A billion dollars is small potatoes for the US government. They provide more benefit to the GOP than Exxon-Mobile, Haliburton, Blackwater, and the Neo-cons combined and most of what they get is symbolic (like Bush congratulating them on their anti-choice march).

        There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. Mahatma Gandhi

        by Sacramento Dem on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 12:19:42 PM PST

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        •  A billion dollars (1+ / 0-)
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          Is roughly twice the budget of our entire national rail system (Amtrak) last time I checked. If we're going to say, "oh, who cares about a lousy billion," then I'd like a 9-figure check for my environmental work, please. Hell, I'll settle for five figures.

          As far as those inroads: Haven't you been following the stories of active indoctrination of soldiers on bases into radical Christian theology, or the activity of pastors in the field in places like Iraq? The military is not supposed to be a religious recruitment or prosthelytizing vehicle, but under Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld that has been allowed to happen.

          "Animals are my friends. And I don't eat my friends." -- George Bernard Shaw

          by Hudson on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 01:24:19 PM PST

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          •  I'll try a different tact (0+ / 0-)

            In 1992 Bill Clinton made a point of not stopping the execution of an inmate with diminished capacity, he had a public smackdown of sister soulja, he withdrew his nomination of Lani Guinier. By doing so he was able to work on more substantial issues without being thought of as too lefty. I'm gonna be hugely pissed if we don't get hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending with our new Democratic president.

            There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS. Mahatma Gandhi

            by Sacramento Dem on Fri Jan 04, 2008 at 02:08:36 PM PST

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          •  employment discrimination (0+ / 0-)

            the courts have upheld religious organizations right to require religious tests of employees, even when accepting government funding for programs.  This did not happen prior to the fundicrat takeover of the courts.

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