Saturday Night Frights: What the Future of America Could Look Like

For the past two days, Republican movers and shakers have participated in a conference in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Faith and Freedom Coalition. The Faith and Freedom Coalition is the new face of the religious right, but the same old faces are behind the new organization. It is chaired by evil grifter and former Jack Abramoff crony Ralph Reed, who once led the Christian Coalition and is now supposedly experiencing a “political rebirth.”

Just as a reminder of how utterly slimy Ralph Reed is, here is disgraced super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff expressing an opinion about Reed.

This dishonest, repulsive man is one of the kingmakers of the Republican Party.

The Caucus blog at The New York Times had a brief writeup on the Faith and Freedom Conference and what the 2012 Republican hopefuls had to say to them. Here are some samples.

John Huntsman

“I do not believe the Republican Party should focus solely on our economic life to the neglect of our human life,” Jon M. Huntsman Jr. told the audience of several hundred after citing antiabortion laws he signed when governor of Utah.

Tim Pawlenty

opened and closed his remarks with biblical quotes. He said his top four “common-sense principles” for the nation were to turn toward God, protect the unborn, support traditional marriage and keep Americans secure.

Michelle Bachmann

reminded the audience that she home-schooled her five children and ended with a prayer that asked a blessing for President Obama, whom she had sharply criticized moments earlier.

Bachmann also promised to repeal Obamacare.

Mitt Romney tried to convince the audience he believed in the “sanctity of human life” and hated gay marriage, Newt Gingrich didn’t show up, and Ron Paul talked about reinstating the gold standard.

Before you laugh too loudly about this parade of loons, check out what Howard Dean told The Hill today. He’s warning Democrats that the “P” woman could beat Obama in 2012. In face Dean thinks if something isn’t done about the economy and unemployment, anyone who wins the Republican nomination could win the presidency.

Dean says his fellow Democrats should beware of inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom that Obama would crush Palin in a general-election contest next year.

“I think she could win,” Dean told The Hill in an interview Friday. “She wouldn’t be my first choice if I were a Republican but I think she could win.”

Dean warns the sluggish economy could have more of a political impact than many Washington strategists and pundits assume.

“Any time you have a contest — particularly when unemployment is as high as it is — nobody gets a walkover,” Dean said. “Whoever the Republicans nominate, including people like Sarah Palin, whom the inside-the-Beltway crowd dismisses — my view is if you get the nomination of a major party, you can win the presidency, I don’t care what people write about you inside the Beltway,” Dean said.

Personally, I think Michelle Bachmann is scarier than Quitterella. And potential first lady gentleman Mr. Michelle Bachmann Marcus Bachmann is even scarier than she is. Here he is discussing homosexuality.

This is Marcus Bachmann swishing arriving at a radio station for an interview.

These are the kinds of people who could be running the country if the Democrats don’t get off their duffs and do something about the economy and jobs instead of playing footsie with Mich McConnell, John Boehner, and the rest of the Republican freakazoids. This is no joke, folks. I realize this isn’t a particularly politically correct post, but I do not want to be at the mercy of a bunch of self-hating closet cases and hypocritical christianists who are obsessed with fetuses and throwing old people to the wolves. Democrats need to wake the f*ck up and smell the unemployment.

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13 Comments on “Saturday Night Frights: What the Future of America Could Look Like”

  1. Fannie says:

    The fix was in last the election, we’re in for another real fix it feast.

    I hope Dean comes out with a self help book on the subject that could re-wire the democrats. I just can’t wait for that double feature.

    • bostonboomer says:

      Unfortunately, they probably wouldn’t buy the book. Obama is too busy reading Ronald Reagan and Herbert Hoover biographies.

  2. bostonboomer says:

    More breaking news from the Faith and Freedom Conference: George Allen apologizes for “macaca” slur.

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/david/five-years-later-george-allen-apologizes-mac

  3. Beata says:

    Why isn’t Ralph Reed rotting in jail somewhere?

    Slightly OT: Here in Indiana, I am very worried that Mike Pence will be our next governor. Mitch Daniels was bad enough on economic policy but Pence is a religious wingnut on social issues as well. It will not be pretty.

    • bostonboomer says:

      I’d like to know why Reed isn’t in jail too. How did he get away with it when Abramoff got caught?

      I agree with you about Pence. He gives me the heebeejeebees.

      • bostonboomer says:

        Of course Daniels did defund Planned Parenthood, so he’s basically adopted Pence’s philosophy.

  4. I read that Huntsman made his prolife comment in the context of his two adopted daughters, one from China and one from India. Regardless, Huntsman’s anti-abortion record and pandering (to the rightwing base that hates him anyway and thinks he’s too liberal) is horrid, but I still suspect the country would probably be better off under him than under Obama. Huntsman did say (in 2009, I think) that Obama’s stimulus plan wasn’t big enough. He’s pretty much the one potential candidate I’m least worried about becoming president next year, so far anyway. Especially since the media narrative on him is that rightwingers will never let him be the nominee. But, if he could make it through the primaries and nothing I learned about him fundamentally changed what I know of him so far, I’d have to at least consider voting for him. At least his anti-abortion politics would be labeled as anti-abortion instead of Obama’s half-assed/non-support of abortion rights. I think the latter is bad in a more insidious way than straight up being anti-abortion. JMHO.

    The GOP slate is awful though, no joke at all indeed. As far as Dems waking up and smelling the unemployment, I think the scariest part is that this lot of DINOs is wide awake and still can’t smell it. Something is fundamentally wrong with the Democratic party today.

  5. dakinikat says:

    Has some one told Michelle Bachmann yet that she married a gay man?

  6. Minkoff Minx says:

    So I take it Huntsman was not invited? (Looking at that picture up top…he isn’t in the list, but they have Trump?)

    The prospect that any one of these religious nuts becomes president is frightening. One of the things I hate the most is people coming up to me and preaching or giving me the Jesus shit…pushing their beliefs on me!