Saturday, February 24, 2007

What's a Far Right Christian Gonna Do?

What are Oklahoma conservatives going to do in this next presidential election? For all but the silk stocking Republicans, there doesn't seem to be a viable champion in the race. Only Kansas Senator Brownback seems to be right wing and fundamentalist enough for the religious right. Even Arkansas governor Huckabee, a Baptist minister, isn't "pure" enough for many of the extremists that comprise the secretive Council for National Policy. As this story reveals, this Skull and Bones-lite group of Christian Right leaders has been meeting in the last few months to interview presidential hopefuls, apply their litmus tests, and try to exact promises out of them.

Frankly, I think the CNP extremists are just too hard to please. No one candidate, at least any that actually hope to win, is willing to accept their Dark Ages program of gun-loving, immigrant hating, free trade opposing, "Christianization" of public and foreign policy. Seems that most of the Republican candidates realize that after 8 years of George Bush the American public has seen what a mess the CNP's favorite president has gotten us into - and we have had quite enough of that, thank you.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

The Tulsa World Poll

The Tulsa World took an online poll last week about who readers would support in the presedential race. These polls are anything but scientific but Giuliani and McCain came out on top for the Republicans and Clinton, Obama and Edwards did well on the Democratic side. No surprises here. The Elvis Presley Fan Clubs of Eastern Oklahoma are expected to endorse Edwards next week - giving the former US Senator a boost no doubt. Don't underestimate the power of the Elvis fans in Eastern and Southern Oklahoma.