Wednesday, November 03, 2004

A Christian Taliban nation, under God?

Following Cyndy at mousemusings, I think Jeff's post at The American Street is right on the mark.

If you find these ideas hard to believe, galiel at dailyKos provides more details.
This is not about Republicans or Democrats.
This is not about the war.
This is not about the economy.
This is not even about counting the votes.
This is the final step in the 20-year creeping coup by the theocrats, the Dominionists.

In the House and the Senate, the theocrats made dramatic advances, far beyond the number of seats that switched parties. On the GOP side, they have replaced moderates with zealots, and have significantly strengthened the support for the main theocrat bills that will be reintroduced in the new Congress.

You can hear it in the media's codewords: this election did NOT turn on Iraq or the economy or security, it turned on "moral values", the politically correct code-word for theocratic values, i.e., placing one's religion above the laws of man. Exit polls show that "moral values" were the most common #1 concern among voters, and that among those who marked "moral values" as their primary concern, 80% voted for Bush. Every state that had a same-sex marriage ban up for decision voted the theocrat way.
This is the larger picture, whether or not Kerry ekes out a legal victory in Ohio. And I'll add another level of complexity to this picture: big corporate interests use the theocrats to further their agenda.

I still hold out for those provisional ballots not counted. Liberal Oasis has the details.

Eeek. I just saw LO report that Kerry has conceded.

In the meantime, time to regroup and continue.

For starters, let's get Howard Dean for DNC Chair.