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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Down the Tubes, Part IV

Evidence continues to mount that the Republic Party is imploding all across the country, so much so that the GOP is switching to a desperate Siegfried Line-style defense strategy and even the perennially reality-challenged Right-Wing Blogosphere seems ready to don the sackcloth and ashes. At the same time, however, there are signs that the exodus of Religious Whites from the GOP is not as pronounced as first thought. Of course, this attitude of "personal responsibility" for sin is exactly the opposite of some Evangelicals' attitudes, where they refuse to vote for Democrats they like simply because of the "sin" associated with the very name "Democrat." How people, particularly self-proclaimed Christians, can continue to support a party of domestic abusers, racists and pedophiles is frankly beyond my ability to comprehend, particularly since you know-YOU KNOW-if any of these politicians had been Democrats, their names would be thundering from pulpits all across America as reasons to vote for "God's Own Party." It may well be there is some truth to the idea that "conservatives" are psychologically inclined to follow authoritarian leaders, with potentially disastrous consequences.

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