Kathleen Parker: Problem With G-O-P Is G-O-D
To be more specific, the evangelical, right-wing, oogedy-boogedy branch of the GOP is what ails the erstwhile conservative party and will continue to afflict and marginalize its constituents if reckoning doesn’t soon cometh.
Simply put: Armband religion is killing the Republican Party. And, the truth — as long as we’re setting ourselves free — is that if one were to eavesdrop on private conversations among the party intelligentsia, one would hear precisely that.
She says the party and conservatism, itself, will die out unless religion returns to the privacy of our hearts, where it belongs. She also paints pictures of each party’s convention.
One party was brimming with energy, youth and diversity; the other felt like an annual Depends sales meeting.
With the exception of Miss Alaska, of course.
We’re no longer just a white Christian nation, Parker reminds us, which is why Obama won: the change he talked about is already here.
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