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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Disguising radical extremists as conservatives

you don't have to read further than the first paragraph to see what i mean... it's been proven time and again that there is a difference, often a gapingly-wide difference, between "conservatives" and (take your pick of the following) evangelical christians/social conservatives...
McCain, Romney Vying for Support Of Conservatives

By Alan Cooperman and Chris Cillizza
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, February 13, 2007; Page A01

As a former Iowa state Republican chairman, head of Iowa Right to Life and political director of Rep. Jim Nussle's losing gubernatorial campaign, Marlys Popma is an experienced political operative as well as an evangelical Christian.

So when the phone calls started from Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidates eager for her help in the crucial Iowa caucuses next year, she knew this was not an election she could sit out. "You're never going to find the perfect candidate," she said.

cutting to the chase, pompa chose mccain... but, back to the point... scan your eyes over the names that appear in the following paragraphs, and then tell me if you can spot one that hints even remotely of less than extremism, if not of outright looney-tunes...
"Winability is a bigger issue in this campaign because of the Darth Vader-like specter of a Hillary Clinton presidency," according to the Rev. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's policy arm. Evangelicals "want the most socially conservative candidate they can find, who can win," he added.

Romney, who is expected to formally enter the presidential race today in Dearborn, Mich., has been particularly aggressive. In October he held a casual gathering at his Boston home for a who's who of social conservative leaders. Falwell and evangelist Franklin Graham munched on sandwiches and sipped soup alongside former presidential candidate Gary Bauer and pastor Richard Lee of First Redeemer Church in Atlanta.

Romney will also host a private reception for Christian radio and television hosts during the National Religious Broadcasters' annual meeting next week in Orlando, and he is expected to be the commencement speaker at the Rev. Pat Robertson's Regent University in May.

  • Jerry Falwell
  • Franklin Graham
  • Gary Bauer
  • Pat Robertson
i can't speak to the two richards, land and lee, but the other four represent some of the most hate-filled, intolerant, dangerous rhetoric that's ever been spewed in this country, and here we have not ONE, but TWO major republican party presidential candidates vying for their favor... disgusting...

i can deal with conservatives, but i have no tolerance for radical extremists, nor do i have any tolerance for major news outlets who would deceive us by characterizing radical extremists as mere conservatives...

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