With almost weekly revelation’s ofÂ Scandal, corruption and incompetence. While mired in a civil war thatÂ more then two thirds of the American people want over yesterday,Â Which a majority areÂ beginning to feelÂ may have beenÂ the result of intelligence manipulated to the point of out right deception at the highest level of the administration. The party may be over for the religious right.
EvangelicalÂ Christianity’s unchallenged dominance of theÂ republican party andÂ its platform,Â May face a Stalin like purge asÂ the election cycle gears intoÂ the fall.
While the PresidentsÂ Generals prepareÂ to offer the much anticipatedÂ September report on theÂ success of the surge, Party leaders may be preparing to demand the President begin bringing the troops home. Or supply Democrats with enough votes to force an end to continued funding ofÂ American participation inÂ the Iraq civilÂ war.
Traditional and otherwise moderate republican office holders in both the congress and State houses are unabashedly beginning to distance themselves from both the President and his policies.Â
A distinctÂ current of separation between traditional republican conservatismÂ and George Bush’s brand ofÂ evangelical Christian neoconservatistÂ canÂ be discernedÂ between the candidates and changesÂ taking place at the R.N.CÂ Â Â
While the G.O.P candidates mustÂ court and turn out the religious right vote to winÂ the white house. At the same timeÂ they riskÂ losing independents andÂ conservative democrats if they begin to sound like a Bushie.
Scandal touchingÂ soÂ manyÂ shepherds of the Christian rights flock are also contributing toÂ division and animosity between the faithful. Who could have otherwise been counted on to vote in block forÂ who ever the National Association of Evangelicals anointed as God’s choice.Â
Many rank and file Christians are beginning to question why it was when Republicans were in control of the congress, the white house and supreme court, None of the core issues that drove them to the polls seem to translate into promised legislation.
In private the majority ofÂ liberal and moderateÂ pundits predict a landslide for who ever wins the democratic nomination while conservative commentatorsÂ think if Hillary is the choiceÂ they have a chance albeit an outside one.
The wild cards areÂ the war, theÂ economyÂ andÂ what effectsÂ any moderate to devastating Â ”terror related incidents”Â would haveÂ on daily life.
While Karl Roves tactic of exploiting fear of terror to cultivate support worked wonders for several elections, Last Novembers tidal wave of repudiation was if anything a consequence related to basic human psychology, Fear is a negative reinforcement that requiresÂ ever greater degrees of application to remain effective.
A terror incident at this point, especially were it aÂ related toÂ our leaky boardersÂ couldÂ be seen as aÂ failure by conservatives to protect the country.Â
During his time in power George Bush has borrowed andÂ spent more moneyÂ then all previous democratic or republican administrations combined,Â made the government bigger and more intrusiveÂ in the lives of Americans then communist China andÂ eviscerated the rule of law.
It may be the next Republican candidate for PresidentÂ can win onlyÂ by pledging toÂ undo everythingÂ George Bush has done,Â put an end to out of control spending, return to the rule of law and restoreÂ individual rights of privacy and freedom from unwarranted government intrusion in daily life.Â ItÂ would be a theme Ronald Reagan used withÂ success when he was the Republican candidate.Â Â Â
P.S Burton The Phoenix Sentinel
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