This from one year ago:
But not only did Ole George Bush pimp the preachers, he pimped the entire evangelical wing of the Republican Party. Now, most of us already knew that George was a business-type Republican. However, you canÂt get elected to office by promoting a corporate agenda. There is not much passion for changes in trade laws and fluctuations in long-term bond interest rates. But there is passion if someone could call for a war on baby-killers and faggotsÂ sorry, if someone call for a cultural war. And Bush does what every good pimp does Â sold his tricks a bag dreams. ÂBaby, you need me cause I can take you places.Â like the Supreme Court. ÂIf you stick with me, I can give you everything you ever dreamed of.Â Like access to federal money for church charities.
And for five years that bought the dream. Ignored those slaps upside the head and midnight beating. (Federal spending ran amuck Â largest expansion of government in US history). They overlooked him taking their money after an evening of tricking on the corner (cutting veteran benefits during a time of war). They did this because they believed the dream and the president took them off of the street and put them up in a hotel. (Cronies getting jobs, Christian groups getting government funds). The tricks knew that there was a pot of gold waiting at the end of the rainbow so they felt that getting waxed seven nights a week would eventually pay off.
Ahh... I continue to amaze myself with my prophetic insight on politics. Now we have a book by an ex-Bush aid called "Tempting Faith" written by David Kuo's.
Excerpt from the book:
I began to brief the President on the pastors, recommending that he talk about the administrative reforms we had implemented, and the tax credits we were still fighting for ...
He interrupted. "Forget about all that. Money. All these guys care about is money. They want money. How much money have we given them?" I never doubted the President's own faith or desire to help those who, like him, had once been lost in a world of alcohol or, unlike him, had struggled with poverty or drugs. Because I shared his faith and his vision of compassionate conservatism, I had been a very good soldier. When members of his senior staff mocked the plan as the "f___ing faith-based initiative,"
Couple this with an article wrote by Harry R. Jackson about what was said to him at a meeting with a White House staff member:
Frankly, we wondered if we had been pushed out of the "big tent." Although our concern was universal, everyone sat quietly, hoping to be proven wrong.
Everything was going fine until one of the speakers said, "The values voters did not make the difference in the 2004 election."
I won't question the sincerety of Bush's faith but I know political gamesmanship when I see it and the Evangelical Conservatives are getting pimped to the highest of pimpstivity.
Then there is the article in the LA Times, "Latino and black voters reassessing ties to GOP" where is states basically the same thing.
What can I say... I was right on point a year ago... and nothing has changed.
Shots out to Bushwhack for this one. Very funny.
This from one year ago: