the straight stuff
There has been a lot of fuss made over the infiltration of the christian fundamentalists into the Republican party, to the extent that they are claiming credit for the recent election of little w. and his administration of fools for four more years. The legitimacy of the Bush elections aside, we liberal progressive types desperately need to counterpoint that incipient theocracy, and we have the correct tool with which to do it. The statement by MoveOn.org that they effectively "bought" the Democratic party in the last election cycle is true, and we need to beat that drum hard. The true socially-left liberals are the heart of the Democratic party just the same as the redundantly-born fundamentalists are the heart of the Republican party. These are truly the two Americas, the educated and realistic liberals struggling against the tribalistic and reality-denying conservatives. Whether we care to admit it or not, they are out to eradicate us. They have no desire to co-exist with people of our social and political leanings and will not stop until they have removed us from their society. It really is time for this country to choose who it really is, and like it or not, we are in a life-and-death battle for our very existence.