At first I figured he must be joking.
Congratulations to EJ Dionne for the most epistomologically arrogant sentence I've read today:
In truth, Bush's victory rested both on 9/11 and on enthusiasm from religious voters. But what's most important is that 2004, like 1928, is destined to be the last in a long line of contests in which culture and religion proved central to the outcome.
This shift is already obvious from the results of the 2008 primaries. Focusing relentlessly on national security, Sen. John McCain has clinched the Republican nomination despite robust opposition from the party's cultural and religious conservatives. (bolding mine)
Seriously? Based only on results of the 2008 primaries (which could have VERY VERY VERY VERY easily been different if you'd changed the primary calendar or had candidates drop out at different times or a million other things) you have forecasted what will be the proximal factor in general elections of the future? I know the man is paid to opine in an interesting fashion, but has he no semblance of the limits of knowledge? Wow.
I stopped reading after this. Wow.
Society does not anymore automatically equate the Republican party with morality and the church. The reason is because of all the scandals and lack relevancy of the Republican agenda to the teachings and beliefs of Jesus Christ. As the economy (or perception thereof) declines and people's livelihoods are threatened, they will start to re-examine their current beliefs and lifestyles. As they do this they will realize that a carefree spend what you will credit card lifestyle has no part in a spiritual/ religious/ meaningful life. They will examine these Republican politicians that behave in kind with their credit card government and start to see the sins of their way.
The gig is up.
Did you read my post?
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