When Right-Wingers Tell You What They Really Think
Why vote for a progressive president in 2008? Because the allies of our regressive president are really, really, really scary when they tell you what they really, really, really think.
There’s a spurt of right-wing pundits out there writing “lemme tell ya what I really think” pieces, in a wave of frustration leading from the losses of the 2006 elections. Spouting the Republican Party line for years, and all for nothing, must be maddening. It’s like selling your soul, and then finding out that you’re getting paid in Monopoly money. So as a purgative, Bush’s allies are trying out sincerity. They’re telling you what they really think. And what they really think betrays the unAmerican agenda of this country’s regressives.
Take, for instance, Dennis Prager, radio host and newspaper columnist syndicated through Townhall.com. In his latest column, Prager reflects on the election of Keith Ellison, the first Muslim member of Congress:
Dennis Prager really, sincerely believes that the job of government is to maintain Christianity’s advantageous position. Dennis Prager really, sincerely believes that “American values” is equivalent to “Christian values.” Dennis Prager really, sincerely believes that “America is interested in only one book, the Bible.”
Dennis Prager really, sincerely doesn’t care that the Constitution’s First Amendment prohibits the use of government to establish an advantaged state religion. Dennis Prager really, sincerely doesn’t care that Section Six, Clause three of the Constitution reads, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” Dennis Prager really, sincerely doesn’t care that nowhere in the Constitution is the Bible specified as the object upon which members of Congress (or, for that matter, ANY member of government) will swear their oath of office.
Dennis Prager doesn’t care about the Constitution because he doesn’t believe in the value of the Constitution as a foundational American document. Dennis Prager claims that the Christian Bible stands above the Constitution as a foundational American document. Dennis Prager is a real, sincere theocrat, and he exemplifies “the base” pundits refer to when they talk about regressive American presidential candidates. If Prager’s vision for America isn’t your vision for America, then it is important for us to support candidates who stand up for the Constitution. To prevent theocracy, we must vote progressive.
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