posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 09:23 AM
reply to post by The Blind Eye
By the late 1970's, the GOP created their cultural/religious leg of their stool (the other two being economics and defense).
The first test of this platform drew in conservative religious (primarily Catholics who thought their church was being too liberal, and Southern
Baptists, with their history of racism/white supremacy besides Biblical fundamentalism) and white voters angry over "minority rights"/"hippie
culture". This voting block has been nurtured for three decades to elect politicians, who then proceeded to vote the other legs, even if it was at
odds with the economics of their base. Their tree of conservatism was being fertilized with the critical thinking brain cells of their new base.
The fruit of this tree was sweet to a party turning authoritarian in nature, wanting no dissent, voters who refused/couldn't nuance, and who could be
led to the polling booths on cries of abortion and gays. Remember that WMD was CHOSEN to rally support by the masses, in the same way abortion, gays,
and guns were used. And if GOD deems it so, what better credentials to have! Blessed by the Ultimate Authority!
And an excellent way to get supporters (another poor and middle class shakedown) to part with their money. It's a little tiring to hear for three
decades from a group that has held political and media power yet always claims to be the victims. Get over the victim hood and move on....unless it's
a great way to plea for more money and viewers.