Have we learned nothing from the Republican Party's flirtation with (and shotgun marriage to) the Religious Right?
The secrecy surrounding the names of those in attendance as well as the topics discussed is eerily reminiscent of Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force (looks as though we have learned something from the Republicans). Already, we have the candidate who has promised to open up his Administration to the cameras of C-Span withholding the names of religious leaders with whom he's meeting. And when details of the meeting begin leaking out, they stand in stark contrast to flattering news reports? (uh-hum, Reverend Obama, "thou shalt not bear false witness..." I think it's one of those ten rules that the people you're meeting with want to be printed on our money or tattooed onto the inside of our eyelids.)
The Religious Right has hijacked the Republican Party, much to the chagrin and consternation of the members of the moderate wing of that party. They engage in the worst kind of divisive politics in pursuit of their single-minded agenda. They are like ants at a picnic. Rather than inviting them into our tent, I think it's best we call the Orkin Man.
Daniel Todd Vuic
San Francisco, CA
Jul 6 2008 - 10:32pm