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Wow. Do I have to admit I agree with something done by the Republicans?
In a reverse course the House Republicans have changed position on a rule change allowing their leader to stay in power once indicted for a crime. Just so you get the history, this rule was instated years ago to show Republicans were trustworthy compared to the Democrats who were suffering scandals at the time. Seems kind of strange they’d want to ignore that rule – it really sends a message.
Here’s the story on ABC news
To be honest, aside from what I said in the first paragraph, I really think there are two factions in the Republican party right now. There are the more “libertarian-leaning” folks who care about fiscal conservatism but who might otherwise want to stay out of social issues like banning gay marriage. Then there are the others: power-hungry, righteous, and religious fanatics. They seem to only care about keeping the party in power and dictating their “values” to the rest of the country.
I can deal with the first part and at least respectfully disagree. What I can’t stand is the second part. I can’t believe people don’t see the parallels from history: a group using religion as a rallying cry to demonize sections of the population and dictate how the “ideal” citizen lives and acts. And of course the major media goes along with it. As long as they’re making money they push the stories that sell more advertizing.