Thanks very much for your informative replies.
Certainly, people who lie to gain power will feel the reprisals eventually, it's as sure as the sun rising. These men are lying to their
constituents, and pretenending to subscribe to an agenda that they don't practice. The old saying is no less relevant today, practice what you
preach. Remember Thurmond, remember Helms, remember Santorum. Those men were floated along through public office after public office, pretenders to
the righteous throne. Their constituents heard them talk the talk, and never saw the way they really walked. It's endemic in politics, but
particularly American politics, that's what makes me think a blackmail ring is operating in the halls of power.
I don't know about all this molestation and stuff you're talking about, if that's true then it's bad.
Understatement of the century!
And yes, I know there are a handful of prominent gay republicans, and certainly many closeted ones. And being
opposed to gay marriage isn't the only issue, it's the way they talk about gays, the communities they speak to, the hate they endorse with their
phony smiles and thumbs up. These politicians change their tune to pander to every group that might support them, no matter how loony the group is.
How many CCC voters would cast their ballot for an openly gay politician? None. How many CCC voters would cast their vote for a closeted gay
politician who was outspoken against gays? All of 'em. This is a serious problem affecting the Christian community, if you ask me, because these
politicians are making a mockery of the faith! They're using religion to earn the trust of the voters, like that silly websites motto "what a trend
we have in Jesus."
These politicians no longer have to appeal to individual voters, they need only spout a few keywords, and let thousands of years of history do their
work for them. Values, family, faith. Boom, you've got 3 million votes. It's a serious problem with democracy as a whole, because we're voting
for a paper cut-out, a ready made fabrication, designed specifically to appeal to certain active voting blocs. The candidates many people volunteer
to work for, candidates people give money hand over fist to, who are they really? They are liars. Simplest answer, most accurate.
If they abandoned that stance, they would lose the support of all the homophobes in the country. They would lose the support of all the extremists,
all the bigots. Bigots are a huge demographic...
They're playing the numbers, nothing more. Just like the market, supply follows demand. There is a demand for intolerant politicians, so the supply
increases. The problem is, many of the politicians who claim to be one thing, are in fact another. They are simply advertising one thing, and
selling another. It's the ultimate in bait and switch.
Politicians are the McDonalds burger that, in the advertisement, looks fresh and delicious, overflowing with produce and fat patties covered in
dripping, melted cheese. Then, when you buy the burger and unwrap it, what do you have? A shriveled hunk of mysery meat and worm casings sandwiched
between two crushed and soggy buns.
The problem as I see it, we're so used to being tricked like this, we take it for granted! People just assume their politicians are going to lie to
them, and that's okay, because it's 'inevitable' they say. The people are so beaten down by crappy burgers and products that don't work,
they've transplanted that apathy and resignation into the realm of politics! People have been brainwashed to accept what they get, and be happy they
got anything at all.
Some more thoughts...
The religious right has talked a lot about stacking the deck, so to speak, by inserting sympathetic politicians into positions all over the country,
small positions, big positions, basically any position they can claim. This was an effort to ease our transformation from a secular to a religious
state. I don't think it's going to work, but I have a habit of being wrong, so let's try to figure out the connection.
Perhaps the Republicans are doing their own purge? They are almost ready to turn America into a theocracy, but they need to purify their ranks first?
Just a thought.
Is this trend really increasing as I suspect, or am I wrong on that account?
The Chinese and the Israelis have been mentioned, any other groups famous for their blackmail? Any other international trends that might signal a
compromised body of politicians?