Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Wait a minute. There's a bit in here about money lenders somewhere..."

You know what I love about the current economic crisis? Religious fundamentalists have nothing to do with it.

On pretty much every other issue debated between Democrats and Republicans, the Moral Majority has their two cents to throw in. There are, of course, the obvious issues such as abortion, gay rights and stem cell reserach. Then there are the murkier ones like the War on Terrorism, where they have framed it not as a war against individual extremists but against an entire religion.

Even with something like saving the environment, which should be a no-brainer, cross pollination occurs and Republican interests (i.e. Big Business) affects the Christian views instead of the other way around. It's not like they needed a huge amount of convincing, though. Democrats are for saving the environment, my brothers and sisters. What more proof do you need that it must be evil?

But the economy, well, that's where the religious fundamentalist Republicans take a step back and the fiscal conservative Republicans (you know, the smart ones) come forward. And wouldn't you know this looks like maybe the first time in forever where both parties will work together against a problem and find a mutually agreed upon solution that will benefit the entire nation.

That can't be a coincidence, folks.

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