In the Senate the DEMOCRATS hold 44 borrowed seats. Meaning anytime the Republicans want to put a Democrat out to pasture and claim another seat; it’s a done deal.
The reason for this is simple. Corporate America owns the nations politicians. Corporate America does not care which party controls the Senate, House, or which party controls the White House. As long as those politicians produce legislation, that advances the corporate agenda. If that occurs corporate will pump millions into a candidates campaign. The Republicans are clear winners. Everybody knows Corporate America owns the nations politicians. One problem among several to be discussed is that Democrats are falling over themselves to be like Republicans. So they can capture, some of that corporate money. Bill Clinton perfected this art for the Democrats. With the consequences of a huge and loyal power base being lost. This as everybody knows was amplified in Florida during the Presidential elections of 2000. It is difficult to conceive how ‘ W ‘ captured the White House in 2004 because his policies are so bad for the nation and the world.
But ‘ w ‘ taped into power source in the Christian Right that will allow him, and the Republican party to do as they please with the nation and world. The Christian Right loves a converted sinner. It is all about Saints and Sinners. In ‘ W ‘ they have a sinner turned saint in the eyes of the Christian Right. Of course, ‘ W ‘ is not the first politician to tinker and toy with the Christian Right. The nations first Catholic president had a close relationship with The Dr. Rev. Billy Graham a right wing christian leader with huge influence. The difference between the two presidents is that ‘ W ‘ openly and publicly announces his conversion to the complete satisfaction of the Christian Right. Two primary issues validate the Christian movement. The first being the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. The other being the conversion of sinners. Without the resurrection of Christ and conversion of sinners like ‘ W ‘ Christianity would be without purpose and meaning. Even far more moderate Christian church’s accept the resurrection of Christ as center to their theology. All major Christian church’s encourage the renunciation of sin. They are not as radical on some of the social issues like homosexuality and gay marriages as the Christian Right. If the nation is going to turn the tide, and silence the power of the Christian Right, and the Republican party an appeal must be made to this moderate arm of Christendom.
It is not just Corporate America and their ability to buy politicians that we must be concerned about. Nor is it just the enormous influence of the Christian Right in conjunction with the power of the Republican party that is not only alarming but frightening. The general public must be a forth area of concern. This is a large part of the nations population who are not partisan about religion or politics. Even though they vote and are members of some church.
They have deep rooted convictions about moral values developed by the spin doctors and grafted into the American conscientiousness. The Republican party has been able to exploit those values into a national agenda with spectacular results. The next installment will discuss this in more detail. It could be one facet for our deliverance from the current evil that we as a nation are encountering from the Religious Right and the Republican party.