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Republican Gomorrah by Max Blumenthal
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Dec 27, 09

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Dewey 324.2734
Blumenthal delves into the 'religious right' take over of the Republican party. Buzz words like 'anti-gay' and 'anti-abortion' have taken over the more serious issues. Blumenthal points out that the 'new' party finds it easier to blame the devil than to take personal responsibility. e.g. all of the sex scandals involving the political leaders of the party. But, if the offending party cries and 'repents,' he will be taken back into the fold. Interesting also, the 'spare the rod, spoil the child' theme. Most of the religious based political people were abused as children and seem to encourage child abuse, misogny, and even animal abuse. e.g. James Dobson.
I'm sure a similar/opposite tome could be written about the Democrats.

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