Saturday, October 14, 2006

White House Mocks Evangelicals

A former senior presidential aide has accused the Bush administration of using evangelical Christians to win votes but then privately ridiculing them once in office. The allegations by David Kuo, the former deputy director of the White House office of faith-based initiatives, come at a devastating time, when the administration is counting on born-again Christians to vote in sufficient numbers to save the Republicans' hold on Congress in the November elections.

"National Christian leaders received hugs and smiles in person and then were dismissed behind their backs and described as ridiculous, out of control, and just plain goofy," Mr Kuo wrote, according to MSNBC television, which obtained an early copy of the book. In particular, he quotes Karl Rove, the president's long-serving political adviser and mentor, as describing evangelical Christians as "nuts".

Read the whole review, by Julian Borger, of the book HERE ...

12 Comments:

Blogger Betty B. said...

I have not yet read the Kuo book, but The Architect by Moore and Slater, outlines Rove's quest to win elections by mobilzing the "wackos" as he referred to the religious right. The Moore and Slater book is a well documented look inside the political maneuvering of Karl Rove and his minions.

9:15 AM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

Well, it looks like the left and Rove have something in common, then... ;)

12:11 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

Lib Guy ... HAHAHAHA ... oh, yeah .....

12:24 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

IMO, Rove is as much a power-hungry manipulating dickweed as Terry McAuliffe. Though I'd love to see these two assholes duke it out in a steel cage match...

2:22 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

Right before the 2004 elections my old pal Mike Malloy threw McCauliff off his radio show in a pretty ugly way for being a stupid ass. He got tons of mail, including mine, that congratulated him

At least Dean isn't a Lieberman wimp.

There is only one guy in the world that can pull off that DLC crap ... and he can't run again. Ask Lieberman what happens to demos who act like repugs.

4:10 PM, October 14, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

It's one thing to be a "wimp", and another to be an old-school Democrat. If you guys had more of those, and fewer fake champions of the poor (re: Pelosi and hubby only use non-union labor, and are filthy rich; Kennedys don't have to pony up the estate tax; Kerry goes "huntin'" to appear to be like the little people), and weren't simultaneously openly socialist AND filhty rich, you might fare better against the GOP, which also got away from its original mission (remember "get gov't out of our wallets and our bedrooms"? They've forgotten both of those tenets).

Now you see why I refuse to play in the sandbox of either major party.

10:47 AM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

Well, Lib-guy ... right at this point I would be happy if the repugs got out of the pockets of my unborn great-grandchildren to give it to the "free-market" types.

I may be a socailist .. but I ain't filthy rich ... and why would the filthy rich like the Kennedy's embrace socialism in the first place.

Maybe because they have a better social consciousness than the Libs? Who think it's every man for himself and nobody owes anyone else anything at all ....??

10:57 AM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

And ... as an afterthought, Lib-guy .. why are you and I left out of this "free market" utopia? We live like serfs, obliging to our landlords, (slumlords in many cases), CU, the grocery store moguls, ATT, and all the other guys who live like the most rich robber barons of the 1890's, and we whould thank them for the crumbs of bread that they throw us while they are eating cake???

My friend .. we are a lot closer to the French syle of revolution that even the anachists in the Lib Party can imagine. Fortunately, for you, the Libs, who are willing cheerleaders in this, are so few, that they probably won't be beheaded in the public square.

11:11 AM, October 15, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

Somehow, putting "social consciousness" and "Kennedy" in the same sentence, seems like a fools' errand...

What's the alternative, John, that doesn't lead to a dictatorship? Because in my book, socialism is just one firing squad short of a Kim Jong Il style of governance. And the Kennedys would be living just as fat as they do now, right up on top of the heap.

I'll take my chances. I'd rather see America go up in nuke flames, than have it turn into Cuba North.

11:36 PM, October 16, 2006  
Blogger John Stone said...

Ah, well, if Cuba comes north perhaps you will like not having to fork over 16% of your income for health care ... just for one example .. and get better health care - in some cases - to boot.

I wouldn't brag too much on the "free market" thingy since Cuba pre-Fidel is the best example I can think of of the "free market". The mafia was the best possible example of the "free market" and the Libertarian concept of social Darwinism I can think of ...

On a happier note for you .. I am going to vote for the lib in the 7th. And I can't even remember his name right now. But he *COULDN'T" possibly be as bad as the other two. Don't let it go to far to your head though, he is just the latest lib incarnation of scraping some stuff off the side of the toilet of whoever is in power at the moment and then calling it a third party. First, the dems, now the repugs, and next year the libs will copy the dems -- only in a bizzare way.

3:05 AM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

That would be Kevin Craig you'd be voting for, John. And at least, thanks for stirring the two-party pudding in the opposite direction. Every bit helps.

Honestly, though, I can't see why it's a good idea to put gov't in charge of health care, or virutally anything else.

As for Cuba, my thought is we bring our troops home from Iraq, send a few hundred down Fidel's way, liberate his people, then leave. They can run themselves, they have the makings of a tourist paradise and - unless the tobacco-tax people get their way - we could buy those Cuban cigars again.

Wouldn't that be a poke in the eye to communist idiots like Kim Jong... ahh, but he lives fat'n'happy while his people barely survive. I forgot.

8:21 AM, October 17, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

Ooh! Lookit this...

Bono, the rock star and campaigner against Third World debt, is asking the Irish government to contribute more to Africa. At the same time, he's reducing tax payments that could help fund that aid.

After Ireland said it would scrap a break that lets musicians and artists avoid paying taxes on royalties, Bono and his U2 bandmates earlier this year moved their music publishing company to the Netherlands. The Dublin group, which Forbes estimates earned $110 million in 2005, will pay about 5 percent tax on their royalties, less than half the Irish rate. ...


Gosh, another rich liberal dodges taxes. I thought only conservatives dodged taxes.

You guys need to tidy it up, if you're going to convince the world we need a huge, bloated nanny state. :)

8:31 AM, October 17, 2006  

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