Sunday, October 21, 2007

From the Same People Who Brought You Bush/Cheney

The social conservatives are in a quandary, trying to decide which of the leading Repub presidential candidates is least objectionable. A lot of them are gathered in Washington, D.C., this weekend at the Family Research Council's Value Voters Summit, trying to parse through the field of contenders and find someone who agrees with them on their values (both of them - stopping abortions and doing some about those homosexuals) and is still capable of winning the nomination. All the candidates were on display, even those who couldn't find the time last month to attend a forum on minority issues.

Rudy "9/11" Guiliani told the crowd, "You have absolutely nothing to fear from me," and urged them to look past their differences, overlooking the fact that the differences are the most important issues to this group. He did get in a good shot at Mitt "Flip Flop" Romney: “Isn’t it better that I tell you what I really believe, instead of pretending to change all of my positions to fit the prevailing winds?”

Taking online voting into account, Romney edged out Mike Huckabee to win the FRC straw vote, 27.62% to 27.15%, but Huck killed in the voting of the people who were actually in attendance, winning 51% of the vote to Romney's 10%. He did that by likening abortion to the Holocaust and blaming abortion for the problems with illegal immigration...
Sometimes we talk about why we're importing so many people in our workforce. It might be for the last 35 years, we have aborted more than a million people who would have been in our workforce had we not had the holocaust of liberalized abortion under a flawed Supreme Court ruling in 1973.
If Fred Thompson was alive, he'd be appalled.

Speaking of Thompson, it came out (pun intended, I guess) last week that he did some legal work for/with members of the Westboro Baptist Church years ago. They sent him an open letter wondering if he still saw "eye to eye" with them on the issue of homosexuality. In case you don't know, Westboro Baptist Church is a very, very thinly disguised hate group that's been in the news the past couple of years for picketing at soldiers' funerals. Don't believe they're a hate group? This is the Westboro Baptist Church.

1 comment:

Carly said...

I am so glad I am not a republican! Jeepers... Guiliani is a damn scary prospect as a possible future president, and Thompson is, well, nothing particularly special. Now, if I were voting YIKES rrepublican, I might just be interested in hearing more from Ron Paul. He seems to be able to think for himself, and chew gum at the same time. LOL. Although, I do find it all both amusing and entertaining when they hold debates, and all they really do is bash one another and try to sell the country on who is the most "Republican." Team work, there is nothing like it!