Thursday, September 17, 2009

Truer Words...

Frank Schaeffer on why the Republican Party and the Right need to stop pandering to fundamentalist Christians of the sort who think that President Obama is the anti-Christ:

You don't move them off this position. You move past them ... The village cannot reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

When people are as unwilling as fundamentalist Christians have become to learn anything that doesn't conform to their narrow religious beliefs, you really do have to move past them. When one major party is in thrall to these idiots, and the other dares not offend them, you have a recipe for disaster. You cannot make policy to please the least informed and most incurious segment of your society.

UPDATE (Sep. 21): Finally fixed that link about Obama being the anti-christ. Apologies to anyone who tried to click on that link, ended up back at SnS, and wondered what the heck that was about.

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