Sunday, June 16, 2013

Did Weyrich Kill the Republicon Party?

An interesting piece on HuffPo this morning – if you take the time to think about it – rather than just read it.

In relation to this – it’s important to remember that is was 40+ years ago that Paul Weyrich pulled the “Moral Majority” together and did all his nastiness with other organizations because he felt that the ultraconservatives in our nation had lost their stronghold on the political process.

Today, because of tenacity and evilness of Weyrich (and others) that is no longer the case – the RWNJ’s have too much power.  But it's not turning out to be the success story Weyrich hope for.

Weyrich's short-sightedness may have made a fatal mistake in his ultra-conservative playbook.
Weyrich's extremist ultra-conservative evangelism, created a extremist group of RepubliCONs that may destroy the party, entirely.

Weyrich forgot to tell the ultra-conservatives, that we are a republic of people – and he didn’t tell them that they need to “play well with others”.

For the past 40+ years the ultra-conservative RepubliCONS have "beLIEved" 
– because we believe in god, we are god 
– in fact (below) Prince Reibus says god lives in his heart.

By STEVE PEOPLES 06/15/13 02:20 PM ET EDT AP

WASHINGTON -- Facing lingering tensions in his party, the chairman of the Republican National Committee urged religious conservatives Saturday to support the GOP's plans to expand.

"I would just ask you that we come together and that we pray for the future of this country," Reince Priebus said on the final day of the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference that brought several Republicans leaders together with evangelical activists.

"I'm a Christian. I'm a believer. God lives in my heart. And I'm for changing minds, not changing values," Priebus said.

Religious conservatives have been skeptical of establishment Republicans in Washington and the RNC's plan for growth, which calls for more tolerant attitudes on immigration and social issues such as abortion and gay marriage.

The RNC's call for tolerance was not popular during the three-day meeting of social conservative leaders, which attracted several politicians considering 2016 presidential bids.

The conference's final speaker, former vice presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin,.
Maybe in reality what Weyrich did, in his self-centered, ego maniacal way - was kill the RepubliCON party.  Maybe Weyrich's extremist policies and philosophies were the poison pill - that will lead the RepubliCON party to a level of extremism that no one - not even the RepubliCONs, will tolerate.

The ultra-conservatives strongly believe they don’t need to “play well with others”.   For the past 40+ years the ultra-conservative RepubliCONS have believed – because we believe in god, we are god.

Weyrich's extremist propaganda produced a generation of extremists politicians - like Jeff Flake - who has passed on his extremism to his son - who continually tweeted racist, homophobic remarks - becausehecan - because the GOP ultra-conservative views held in his home - taught him it was ok to disparage others in society that don't agree with your views.

Maybe this is finally  the implosion of the RepubliCON party.
From my keyboard to their god's ears.

The cartoon on TruthOut really puts all of this in perspective.

Maybe 40+ years of ultraconservative bull$shit may turn out to be a good thing in the long run, for the generations to come.  The pendulum may have begun to swing.

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