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  •  brooks is speaking to the wrong audience. (none)
    he should be talking to those who are apparently calling the white house to protest the possible departure of ashcroft and the senate to protest the potential ascension of arlen specter to the senate judiciary committee. he might also want to tell richard viguerie and ralph reed they have no claims on the bush administration. i'd like to be the fly on the wall during that conversation.

    We get a lot of advice. We tend to listen when somebody's won something. - Joe Lockhart

    by yankeedoodler on Fri Nov 05, 2004 at 11:43:47 PM PST

    •  Yes, I emailed him and told him the exact same (none)
       I agree it is an oversimplification to say that all the people that voted for Bush are evangelicals, he has a coalition as all winning candidates do.  On the other hand, if you are trying to minimize the 'religious right' part of the coalition, I'm sure you would get disagreement not just from me, but from George Bush and Karl Rove as well.  I agree with you that their is not a lot of evidence the 'gay marriage' amendment caused much of a shift in the vote, or an increase in turnout, but it's ridiculous to think they were put on the ballot in the presidential election just to prevent gay marriage.

      As to the insults and claims of superiority.  There is plenty of that to go around on both sides.  on the right just look at the Republican talking points bashing Hollywood, or "liberal North Eastern elitists" as insults, or the crap about 'the great people in the United States live in the Heartland" as the claims of superiority.

      Conversly though, I don't think you will find a lot of liberals bringing up the disgusting vote in Alabama I mentioned above to bash the 'heartland'.  In fact, I'm really not all that familiar with any thing on the left says or does that compares to the bashing of the "liberal North Eastern elitist".

    •  My reply to him is in that post (none)
      Sorry, forgot to add that

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