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It's been just over a year since the American public observed -- many of us with morbid fascination and increasing alarm -- the Republican primary debates of the last election. Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Perry and Santorum all pandered to their Teavangelical supporters and brought their religious and culture war agenda to the center of the national stage. With those debates fading from memory, it's tempting to conclude that this flexing of muscle by the religious right was an aberration, swept aside by President Obama's second victory.
But is that right? Have those passions faded? A YouGov Omnibus poll conducted this spring provides the answer: not at all. When asked whether they would favor or oppose establishing Christianity as the official state religion in their state, 34% of respondents were in favor (with 20% "strongly" in favor). You read that correctly: 34% in favor of establishing Christianity as the state religion, as in creating a theocracy. There's more: when asked whether they would favor an amendment to the U.S. Constitution making Christianity the official religion of the United States, 32% said yes. This was a national poll; imagine what the numbers must have been in Alabama, Kansas, and Oklahoma.
You see? I finally realized you were joking, but not all will. Of course it was obvious when I thought about it. No Republican above the level of City Councilman in a town of three hundred people, has ever, or will ever, consider making the promises you mention.
the next POTUS will likely be a staunch right wing Republican who will run on ultra, ultra conservative promises ( Ban abortion, eliminate minimum wage, cut taxes across the board, gut social services, defund Medicaid, Medicare, TANF, and Social Security... and all of the other things that make extreme neocons blush and smile )....
I'm very sorry, but if you believe Obama is just a continuation of Reagan, I am stunned. Oh, wait a minute. I get it. That's your super-subtle humor again. Fooled me.
Then He'll get into office and continue the same exact program that every President since Reagan has followed.