Skip to comments.Bill Moyers- If You Like God in Gov.-- Then Get Ready for the Rapture
Posted on 11/11/2002 12:05:41 PM PST by Dallas
Way back in the 1950's when I first tasted politics and journalism, Republicans briefly controlled the White House and Congress. With the exception of Joseph McCarthy and his vicious ilk, they were a reasonable lot, presided over by that giant war hero, Dwight Eisenhower, who was conservative by temperament and moderate in the use of power.
That brand of Republican is gone. And for the first time in the memory of anyone alive, the entire federal government the Congress, the Executive, the Judiciary is united behind a right-wing agenda for which George W. Bush believes he now has a mandate.
That mandate includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to give up control over their own lives.
It includes using the taxing power to transfer wealth from working people to the rich.
It includes giving corporations a free hand to eviscerate the environment and control the regulatory agencies meant to hold them accountable.
And it includes secrecy on a scale you cannot imagine. Above all, it means judges with a political agenda appointed for life. If you liked the Supreme Court that put George W. Bush in the White House, you will swoon over what's coming.
And if you like God in government, get ready for the Rapture. These folks don't even mind you referring to the GOP as the party of God. Why else would the new House Majority Leader say that the Almighty is using him to promote 'a Biblical worldview' in American politics?
So it is a heady time in Washington a heady time for piety, profits, and military power, all joined at the hip by ideology and money.
Don't forget the money. It came pouring into this election, to both parties, from corporate America and others who expect the payback. Republicans outraised democrats by $184 million dollars. And came up with the big prize monopoly control of the American government, and the power of the state to turn their ideology into the law of the land. Quite a bargain at any price.
That's it for this week.
For NOW, I'm Bill Moyers.
In order to make this statement one simply MUST be a socialist. The opposite is what is happening, of course. I remember when the sleepwalking apolitical ones in the "mushy middle" used to buy this crap from the media and the dims(one in the same). This election is proof there is a new dynamic at work.
If only! This would be a huge step in the right direction!
And from now on, YOU'RE IRRELEVANT!!
For being a Democracy Usurping Idiot?
You'll notice that, in this picture, many of these bottles are still unopened. At Moyer's wetbar, only the miracle of modern photography could have captured this moment.
"I grew up in a culture where, almost unspoken -- but there were comments -- alcoholism is a moral failing. If somebody was a drunk, that person lacked character, lacked willpower."
Bill Moyers, 1998http://www.mapinc.org/drugnews/v98.n222.a05.html
This statement is logically absurd! Not unless he means the RICH equaling one and the same as the U.S. Government.
Liberals are truly ignorant, selfish whiners!
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