1. Of course, they have to court someone besides the 1% filthy rich that they’re actually hoping to go to work for. So all you gun lovers, people who want to impose your personal beliefs on everyone else in our school systems and doctors’ offices, those who want to keep the white in White House and women in the kitchen, get out there and vote Republican! It’s the only way to go.

  2. Gary

    Come on man. What a ridiculous title for the opinion article. A little bit of insult and prejudice don’t yo uthink?

  3. “They’re not going away. Their issues aren’t going away,”

    If you state your issues as something that you feel a certain way about because that’s the way you perceive right and wrong, that’s one thing, but if you say that you support certain political ideas because of your faith, then I have to question your ability to think rationally and to employ sound logic. Belief in God aside, if you believe that your religion is the one “right” religion of all the worlds religions that have been (and ever will be), I find that flies in the face of logic and I couldn’t possibly see myself supporting a candidate who prides themselves in displaying such a blatant foible.

  4. Mike Mihaljevich

    WHAT IRONY!!! Courting Religious fanatics (like their Muslim, Jewish, and Hindu counterparts) in an attempt to return America to a past it has never had!!! And, in the process, like all fanatics, forcing people to live ‘the way God intended’ !!??

    Amazingly, Ralph Reed is no more a true Christian than I am. Jesus talked of the focus being The Father, or God; living a spiritual life; not accumulating things in this mortal life; giving up one’s possessions; treating others as one wanted to be treated. Living the simple life and meditating daily and dedicating much of my life to working for the poor, indeed, I am more Christian!!!

    How interesting it would be to follow Ralph Reed around as he makes his rounds with the Rich, the Privileged, the Greedy, the Materialistic, etc. That FILM would be worth seeing.

    The Founding Fathers of OUR COUNTRY, wanted separation of Church and State, NOT a theocracy as Iran has. Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Adams were actually Deists or closer to it.

    The Religious Fanatics like Reed are Ignoramuses supreme, taking the Bible ‘literally’ (subject upon closer inspection to ”their interpretation of literal!!!). I mean, if Jesus says one must be BORN AGAIN, taken literally, he seems to be taking about reincarnation. If NOT taken literally, who is to interpret? Well, the right wing religious fanatics answer: US!!!!!!

    It sounds more like religious fascism, a la Taliban….to me.

    • Bob

      The gang of four DeLay , Abramoff ,Reed , and Norquist Need close have only been partially dealt with ..Closer scrutiny is in order .

    • Joe

      Benghazi will sink her Dave, she’s not a leader she’s another bold face lair like Obama….No more Clinton’s no more Bush’s.

  5. Cat

    …..And that is why the GOP will fail every time. As a society we are tired of having our religion mixed with politics.The Religious Right is moving backwards and we are all sick of these hypocrites !!

  6. Robert

    If you can say “bible thumpers,” then Washington can call themselves “Redskins.”

  7. Tom Hall

    Oh good. More efforts to restrict freedoms based on religious doctrine. Watch out Salem, Massachusetts…witch burnings are coming back.

  8. J

    The GOP: Knowingly makeing promises they can never deliver to the conservative base, who still haven’t caught on to the concept of separation of church and state.

  9. Paul

    What Soul? They gave the meat to the devil for money and now they want God to take the bones.

  10. Pat OMalley

    How is Dick Cheney’s lesbian daughter’s reparative therapy coming along? Let us pray.

  11. Politics is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.
    — George Santayana

  12. Cal

    The courting of the Religeous Right (aka Moral Majority) is what caused me to leave the GOP years ago. If the religeous wingnuts had their way we would be a theocracy and institute their own version of Sharia Law via Christian doctrine. This will lead to a facist state, and I for one don’t want that.
    It’s a good things the younger generation is becoming less religeous and more spiritual and sane. Hopefully they will be more open to the way the world works and that we are all of the same race, the Human race, and that all people are equal.

  13. If only the “Bible Thumpers” would actually study biblical history and study the Gospels in depth in their proper context, we would not have such a mess. Unfortunately, most do not do any real critical thinking when it comes to scripture. They simply listen to what they are told. Sad.

  14. Boy, talk about intolerance, not just religious but totally, in your face, you don’t belong in America nor in this world if you have a belief or opinion other than those expressed here. I smell a hint of pure hate in some of these post. If I had to profile this bunch, I would put them in the secular humanism sect, you know the kind, hyper elitist, snobbish, atheistic leanings , anti any religion and anti any one that disagrees with their opinions about the world in general, and common folks in particular. Know why they feel this way? Insecurity, plain and simple, intellect is lacking, this is shown by their inability to debate, argue yes, but debate, no, their secular knowledge has limits, their soul knows no remorse, and really, they do not fit the mold of a human, more animal intellect than human. “They gonna git you before you git them,” and holler louder too.

  15. Ken Derendinger

    With no disrespect intended, I’d like to correct grammatical errors. Evangelicals are very different from the Warvangelicals who have hijacked American Christianity and the Republican Party. So, please don’t smear common Evangelicals when you are referring to Warvangelicals.