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  •  Actually, I'd say liberals need their souls back (0+ / 0-)

    Part of the ability of FDR and others "back in the day" was the appeal to common decency and fairness, as well as the generosity and kindness demanded by the acquisition of great wealth (to whom much is given, much will be required).

    As "compassionate conservatives" get sick of the failures, greed, and selfishness of cutthroat capitalists, you will see a major shift in the priorities of people of faith.

    This is underestimated, but it's a huge part of future success - kudos for Obama's willingness to tap into spiritual language, to go directly into the core of the social conservative movement, and to talk about social justice.

    It worked for Teddy.  It worked for FDR.  Reagan co-opted this and made angry conservatives reject the Jimmy Carter approach.  But now, there has been an equivalent rejection of the GW Bush approach.

    Watch what happens.

    Justice, mercy, tolerance, hope, love, grace, and redemption are all Judeo-Christian values.

    by Benintn on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 02:54:49 PM PST

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