October 28, 2006

EXPLAINING THE REVOLUTION TO THE STUPID PARTY:

A Country Ruled by Faith (Garry Wills, 11/16/06, NY Review of Books)

Bush promised his evangelical followers faith-based social services, which he called "compassionate conservatism." He went beyond that to give them a faith-based war, faith-based law enforcement, faith-based education, faith-based medicine, and faith-based science. He could deliver on his promises because he stocked the agencies handling all these problems, in large degree, with born-again Christians of his own variety. The evangelicals had complained for years that they were not able to affect policy because liberals left over from previous administrations were in all the health and education and social service bureaus, at the operational level. They had specific people they objected to, and they had specific people with whom to replace them, and Karl Rove helped them do just that.

The funniest thing about this essay is that, while Mr. Wills think it's a hit piece, Karl Rove wishes he could get every conservative in America to read it by next Tuesday.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 28, 2006 11:26 PM
Comments

Exactly right.

This is what explains Bush Derangement Syndrome.

As soon as those words about his favorite Philosopher were out of his mouth, Bush became the blood enemy of the witches and queers, and by extension, of all the Catilinarian outsiders, all the folk-enemies and culture-traitors lusting after change, all the so-called, self-proclaimed "progressivfes.".

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 29, 2006 5:16 AM

Wow, what a bigot Wills has turned into.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 29, 2006 9:19 AM

He's been pretty nutty for awhile now.

Posted by: oj at October 29, 2006 9:26 AM

Aren't he and Garrison Keillor twins?

Posted by: jim hamlen at October 29, 2006 2:19 PM
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