Rove is, I think, accusing liberals of treason to hide the real betrayal. Bush has abandoned pretty much everything he ran on. Gay marriage amendment? Gone. Greater security against terrorists? Not interested. Social security? Oh, wait, did he run even one ad about how the solution to social security was private accounts? Nope.
Oh, and there's that little war that Rumsfeld "couldn't imagine" would take more than 5 months, the one with the "Mission Accomplished" photo op a few years back.
So evangelicals have got to be feeling a tad betrayed right now. That's what the Bushies are trying to take everyone's eyes off.
I think the next Democratic candidate has to take the bull by the horns and address the evangelicals: "Look, we're not going to ban gay sex. We're not. We're not going to ban abortion. But neither are the guys you're supporting. They don't give a rip about you. They just use you every election and then toss you away once they're in power. You may not like our values, you may think we're too tolerant. But at least we're going to help you get health care. We're going to protect you from rapacious corporations and corporate fraudsters. We've done it before. At least you'll get that."
It may not get the evangelicals out to vote for Democrats. But maybe they'll stay home rather than vote for big business Republicans who are shamelessly using them and then betraying them.
I agree. They also like to blame the media and even Americans for everything they have fouled up. I don't think we've seen this much corruption since William "Boss" Tweed was controlling New York in the 1800's! I just get sick thinking that over 1,700 of our military men and women have given their lives for a single man's revenge NOT for the nation's security. I hope every single one of those lost souls haunts Bush, Rove and their buddies while they sleep, never giving them peace for the rest of their crooked lives.
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