Don’t believe everything you read

The idea that the Religious Right is all but disbanded has even made it into conservative media lately. Personally, I don’t feel any different than I did a couple of years ago, and I don’t know of anyone who would have been associated with the RR before who has decided that from now on they are going to oppose them in every way they can.

On today’s BreakPoint commentary, Chuck Colson says,

The cover story of Sunday’s New York Times Magazine pronounced the demise of the religious right in America. The ranks are demoralized, split, and liberal evangelicals are taking over with a new agenda for the environment and the poor. On the editorial page, the acerbic Frank Rich coordinated his column with the magazine, concluding, “Inauguration Day 2009 is at the very least Armageddon for the reigning ayatollahs of the American right.”

Wow! Just three years ago the press touted conservative evangelicals as the most powerful voting block in America. What happened?

Nothing. The press is up to its old tricks. When I was in the White House, the press heralded me as Nixon’s brilliant political strategist. Then within a year, once having built me up, I was called the “White House hatchet man” and a lot worse. The press loves to create monsters, build them up, and then take credit for slaying them. It sells papers.

Read the rest of the commentary here.

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7 Responses to “Don’t believe everything you read”

  1. childlife says:

    Sounds like a Hillary ‘pep rally’ to me… :P Wishful thinking from the left.

  2. casey says:

    Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking, too.

  3. Laurie says:

    Politicians are amazing how they can bring up any relgious considerations when they feel it might benefit them. Isn’t the government the ones who decided prayer wasn’t acceptable in school? Didn’t they go so far as to take God out of the pledge allegiance? It’s very contradictory don’t you think? When religion was allowed in public schools there was less fear and violence than there is now. So much for their theories I’d think.

  4. Kansas Bob says:

    Interesting that 3 years ago the RR was so powerful and these days Rudy leads the polls.. thanks GWB! I guess a lot of this will be tested if Rudy gets the nod.. many of us simply will not vote for him.. or Hillary.

  5. casey says:

    I will not vote for Rudy. In fact, as I said before, I might even vote for Hillary in that case. Rudy getting into the presidency would destroy the Republican party.

  6. Laurie says:

    I won’t vote for Hillary simply because I am from WNY and her focus has continuously been on the bigger cities in upstate. If she individualizes a state by filtering through the benefits to her, how could I possibly trust that she would benefit the little guy if she were president? It’s simple, she wouldn’t.

  7. casey says:

    She wouldn’t. I agree. She would be a terrible president. Rudy might even be a better president than her, but his nomination would result in a mass exodus from the Republican party and would ensure that the liberal Democrats would have control of the country for the foreseeable future. That is worse, in my opinion, than 4 years of Hillary.