Tag Archives: Religious Right

“Paris Vaut Bien Une Messe”

Politico: Trump met with hundreds of evangelical leaders in New York earlier this week, and while some well-known figures — such as Liberty University’s president, Jerry Falwell Jr. — have endorsed the candidate, others are more hesitant to do so. … Continue reading

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The GOP: Losing Its Religion?

Writing in the Washington Post, E.J. Dionne ‘worries’ that GOP may be losing its religion Some extracts: But especially among Republicans, religious issues have taken a back seat in the party’s discourse and religious leaders are playing a diminished role … Continue reading

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Superstitions Old and New

Raw Story: Televangelist Pat Robertson advised a mother on Monday that she could cure her son’s stomach pains by finding someone to cast out demons that were possibly caused by an ancestor who practiced witchcraft. In an email, a viewer … Continue reading

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God and Mr. Putin

Pat Buchanan, writing in Human Events, appears to suggest that Vladimir Putin may, so to speak, be on the side of the angels: In his Kremlin defense of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, Vladimir Putin, even before he began listing the … Continue reading

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Contrasts: Pussy Riot and the New ‘Useful Idiots’

Two of the formerly-jailed Pussy Rioters have been in Moscow today, bravely speaking at a demonstration to oppose what Putin is doing in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Right Wing Watch (I know, I know) reports that Concerned Women of America will no … Continue reading

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Huckabee, ‘Libido’ & Ambition

Over at Breitbart, John Nolte calls out Huckabee’s ‘libido’ comments for the gift to the Democrats that they were: While speaking before the Republican National Committee’s national convention Thursday, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee blundered his way into the mainstream … Continue reading

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The Return of the Clown Posse?

God must be a Democrat. First Rick Santorum says that he might be open to a 2016 run, now Mike Huckabee appears to be mulling a shot. The New York Times has the details: LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Gov. … Continue reading

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Mission to Moscow (Theocon Edition)

This is about a piece that comes from the Daily Beast, so a few caveats are in order, even if we ignore a headline (“Why American Social Conservatives Love Anti-Gay Putin”) that may not be the work of James Kirchick, … Continue reading

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Crashing the Party

The Daily Telegraph’s Damian Thompson: [T]he Tea Party wasn’t the Religious Right – at least, not at first. When Christian fundamentalists jumped on board, that’s when public support began to bleed away. There’s something to that, I think, not least … Continue reading

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Heckuva Job, Akin

Medieval obstetrics expert Congressman Todd Akin crashed to humiliating defeat in his attempt to unseat Missouri’s Senataor Claire McCaskill. The Washington Post reports: McCaskill had 54.7 percent of the vote, Akin 39.2 percent and the Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine 6.1 … Continue reading

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