Why Are the Republicans Such Anti-Obama Liars?
Do you wonder why the Republicans tell such whopping lies about President Obama and his economic recovery plan ? Isn't one conservative value truth telling? Not when you are serving the "higher call" to save America for Jesus and/or perpetual war, as I explain in my book,Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back .
You see the Republican "base" is living in an alternative universe. These are the folks who believe that:
Guns make you safe,
The earth is 6000 years old,
Gays are evil and dangerous,
Iraq had something to do with 9/11
Obama is a Muslim,
Obama is a communist,
Obama is the Antichrist,
Lowering taxes for the super rich would help the economy,
Deregulating banks leads to prosperity.
Jesus is coming back soon to take all the evangelicals to heaven leaving anyone who can walk in a straight line and chew gum at the same time on earth,
Sara Palin's only problem is that the "elite media" was unfair to her,
Every word of the Bible is true -- literally,
We don't need trains that work, infrastructure that functions and new energy, just Jesus...
What I slowly realized (back in the 1980s before I fled the right) was that the religious right and Republican leadership that my dad and I were helping to gain power were not "conservatives" at all in the old sense of the word. They were anti-American religious revolutionaries. |