Comments: Binge and purge

I'm hoping that the analysis of the Republican-evangelical relationship in Thomas Frank's "What's the Matter with Kansas" turns out to be true. Frank believes that the Republicans go after the evangelical vote because playing up "moral values" is a cheap and easy way for them to grab votes from the people least likely to be helped by right-wing economic policies, and that the Republicans never actually deliver significantly on the "values" message because they'd rather please their corporate masters. After all, the corporations have money, and the evangelicals don't.

Not that I'm not worried about who W. might put on the Supreme Court, but it's important to remember that not every Republican in Congress is a total right-wing nutjob, making it harder for the evangelicals to get what they want. Plus the Republicans don't have enough of a majority to block filibusters, so I think at least for now, they'll have to continue to play ball with the Democrats.

Posted by Debby at November 29, 2004 10:13 AM

Well, about the filibusters -- if the dealy passes that makes a simple majority enough to break a filibuster, then we're well and truly fucked.

Choosing to believe that Bush will appoint a not-crazy-Republican to the Supreme Court *is* the thing letting me wake up in the mornings without screaming, but it seems a whole lot like denial. In my heart I believe he will appoint another crazy person, and again, we will be fucked.

Posted by Rose at November 29, 2004 11:47 AM

How would they address "deliberate childlessness"? Bring back the draft and give deferments for having children?

Posted by Eileen at November 29, 2004 10:07 PM