Hate Firstposted by Ron Beasley at 1/26/2005 09:21:00 AM
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Proving to all that they are totaling nuts, the Radical Christian Right has given Bush an ultimatum that they will not support his Social Security Privatization without an anti gay marriage constitutional amendment. They even admit that such reform is not in their best interest but they will support it if they get their 16th century agenda on the front burner.
In a confidential letter to Karl Rove, Mr. Bush's top political adviser, the group said it was disappointed with the White House's decision to put Social Security and other economic issues ahead of its paramount interest: opposition to same-sex marriage.The Bush administration and the Republicans courting the hateful fundamentalist Christians may come with a big price tag. These people are dangerous because they are literally insane. Supporting programs that you know are not in your best interests qualifies as insanity. It will be interesting to see how the Rovians respond to this. I think this may be the beginning of the end of Radical Christian support for the Republicans. I fully expect them to have their own presidential candidate in 2008 and local tickets before then.
The letter, dated Jan. 18, pointed out that many social conservatives who voted for Mr. Bush because of his stance on social issues lack equivalent enthusiasm for changing the retirement system or other tax issues. And to pass to pass any sweeping changes, members of the group argue, Mr. Bush will need the support of every element of his coalition.