I always thought that the thing to do was to bless people in the hope that they would see the light. These "Values Voters" from 2007 don't seem to see things that way.
The New York Times reports on the 2009 Values Voters Summit. The Times does have some good news for us libertarian types.
At a time when the Republican Party is in search of new leaders, the procession of familiar faces on stage Friday and in the audience was striking. Two of the party’s biggest names — Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker, and Sarah Palin, the party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2008 — did not show up at all, citing scheduling conflicts.These Republicans don't seem to have any understanding of the "leave us alone" voters.
Many Republicans have been arguing that the party’s focus on social issues is a mistake at a time when voters are concerned about the economic downturn and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But the emphasis at the summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, was still decidedly on issues like same-sex marriage and abortion.
And just in case you want to know the words to the song in the video I have a link. It is some ugly shit. Really ugly shit. Ungodly ugly shit. Some one should tell these folks to put a sock in it if they are interested in winning elections.
Because come the next election I may have to make a choice between a communist and a theocon. If that is the choice I'm given I'm going to do the same thing I did the last time I was given that choice. I'm going to vote for the communist.
Cross Posted at Classical Values