Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Religious Right; a cancer on America.....Karl Rove; Oh hell, it's terminal

A Cancer Within America

On March 21, 1973 John Dean spoke these words to the President of the United States, “We have a cancer--within, close to the Presidency.” It would be months before the American public would be made aware of the initial danger. It would be decades before we would finally learn that it had metastasized throughout the right-wing body politic. Fueled by hate and anger it would consume the heart of the Republican Party and place the very foundations of our democracy in mortal jeopardy.

For no longer is politics the art of compromise. Right-wing extremists have turned it into a take no prisoners, winner take all battle for power and wealth. They are attacking the very soul of the nation in the false name of God and patriotism. They invoke the name of Christ all the while ignoring the basic tenants of his teachings. They wrap themselves in flags as they call for the need of sacrifice, a sacrifice from others not themselves.

Karl Rove is at the center of the cancer.
He was there at the beginning. He and it have grown in a malicious symbiotic relationship over past three decades. At first he was just a foot soldier doing dirty tricks and sabotaging opposition campaigns. Now he is a commanding general doing dirty tricks and sabotaging opposition campaigns. Through him and others like him the art of politics has morphed into the science of skullduggery.

Rove is one of a handful of Americans whom history will judge as being truly detrimental to the cause of our democracy, men like Joseph McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover, Paul Weyrich, Dick Cheney, Tom DeLay, and to a lesser extent Lee Atwater, Ralph Reed, Grover Norquist, and Jack Abramoff.

The worst political carcinogen is money so I would be remiss not to mention some of the people who paid the foundation for the toxic cesspool that was to give rise to the radical right; Richard Scaife, John M. Olin, and Adolph Coors to name three. These and others like them financed the ascendancy of the anti-democratic forces born of the extreme right. Forces that if left unchecked will continue to polarize our society and eat away at the very roots of our liberty and freedom.

Karl Don't Let The Door Hit You On The way Out

The Bush Credo - No Sacrifice Is Too Great For Others To Make.


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