Monday, April 03, 2006

Social Conservatives verses Washington

Yet more evidence that Republicans are annoyed with their leadership in an article today by Tony Perkins.
When it comes to influencing policy, Washington has made it clear which team they're on. For the most part, the American voter need not apply. While social conservatives have proven they can win elections, the battle to hold the GOP accountable rages on.

Congress may stop listening to values voters, but come November, they're bound to hear from them. Just ask John Kerry and friends whose hopes were 'Daschled' in 04' by believing values voter would be fooled by empty rhetoric.
Well, in fact many people think that Kerry lost largely because of the Swift Boat Liars.

But that's neither here nor there. What's really important is the idea that the Republicans aren't doing enough to oppress women and homosexuals. Abortion is still legal, Homosexuality is still (mostly) legal. American tax dollars (very few of them comparatively) still find their way to evil artists and NPR. Pornography is still around, and Hollywood makes movies that values voters find offensive (like Brokeback mountain).

On the plus side, the Bush administration is standing firm on the right of decent Americans to torture Muslims.

Of course what makes this sort of article satisfying to me is that the Republican base is depressed. They aren't getting their agenda through. So they will likely do two things. They will make sure that their agenda is out there and is being heard by people (and I'm fall America seeing what kinds of people these "social" Conservatives are). And their support for Republican incumbents will be a bit lax. Still there, but not as much as it could be.

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