Friday, November 04, 2005

Feeling Used Yet, Fundamentalist?

"The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees. Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."

- Mike Scanlon, assistant to Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff

This little gem was in a memo written by Scanlon. The memo was read into the record of a Senate committee hearing testimony regarding the odious Abramoff's efforts to trick an Indian tribe into giving him money (which would then be laundered and transmitted to Tom DeLay's political action committee).

It's actually quite enlightening, because it tells everyone exactly what the False Republicans feel about their core constituency, the Christian Fascists. So, the GOP hierarchy thinks of the fundie right as "wackos."

Of course, everyone else thought they were wackos, too. But no one expected anyone in the GOP to actually come out and say it - or worse, put it in writing.


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