Friday, August 26, 2011

Republicans Getting Frightened by their Choices

As Maxine Waters said: “The Tea Party can go straight to hell!”
by Charlie Leck

Washington Post opinion writer, Richard Cohen, bangs hard at Rick Perry’s candidacy for the Republican nomination to run for President of the United States:

“The Republican Texas governor clings to an ice floe of diminishing credibility, emerging in just about a week’s time as intellectually unqualified to be president.

I suggest you read Cohen’s entire piece. It makes Governor Perry look pretty foolish.

As Eugene Robinson suggests in his column, regular Republicans are worried about the choices they’re being given for the nomination. They still believe it will take a centrist to beat Obama and that’s not what the candidates out there right now are. I hope that theory is correct because it would be a disaster for this nation if someone like Ms. Bachmann or Mr. Perry were to win.

Michael Gerson, in a column titled An Unholy War on the Tea Party, writes:

“Now the heroes of the Tea Party movement, it turns out, are also closet theocrats.”

Gerson talks about the silly possibility that Bachmann and Perry are “dominionists,” whose “goal is the imposition of a Christian version of sharia law in which adulterers, homosexuals and perhaps recalcitrant children would be subject to capital punishment.

“But there is a problem: Dominionism, though possessing cosmic ambitions, is a movement that could fit in a phone booth.”

I’m well aware that Gerson’s column is an apology for both Bachmann and Perry and their religious beliefs. He waves off any idea that they would drag the nation into holy wars or punish those in the country who don’t agree with their religious views. Nevertheless, it’s interesting that the discussion needs to be held.

As for me, it’s enough that I don’t want religious freaks running the country and that’s precisely what I think Bachmann and Perry are.

Frankly, I’m with Maxine Waters, one of my favorite politicians, who told everyone: “The Tea Party can go straight to hell!”

You can watch a video of Waters tell the Tea Party off right here!


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