We are going forth with the term “Rebiblican” from now on when we refer to Political Domionist candidates. This is not limited to those who run as republicans. There are rebiblicans who run as democrats, independents, libertarian and even as in the case recently of Doug Hoffman in NY 23 – as a conservative party candidate. Though most closely associated with republicans, they are political chameleons who hold no allegiance other than to their Political Dominionist dogma.
In the world of Political Dominionism, they like to view themselves as “going stealth”, although they openly advocate running their candidates under ANY party flag just so long as they win. They rely on the general populace paying attention to surface level politicking, and not really going deeper into the background and true ideologies of the candidates.
In Hoffman’s case this wasn’t so, given that he clearly aligned himself to the hard right and looney teabaggers agenda. In Seattle, Washington a Rebiblican candidate named Susan Hutchison was trickier for most to identify…and with good reason. 1) as a general rule as I said above, most voters do not truly dig into the identity of the candidate and will often take the surface rhetoric as sufficient information to base their votes on; 2) Hutchison worked to craft a change in the status of that elected position in the past to make it a non-partisan post, thereby allowing a candidate (namely her in this case) to run as a “moderate” and not be pinned down by specifics.
The great news? She lost…and lost by a wide margin…58% t0 42%, and that was after leading in the polls a week prior to the election. It took an all out effort by several of us to write about who this Rebiblican candidate is and what her real beliefs are on social issues. The resulting victory for her opponent shows without question that the majority of us do NOT want Rebiblicans in office who will legislate their version of ‘c’hristian values and morality. This is a victory…and we need to view as a confirmation that we are doing something right.
She is in reality as “moderate” as Virginia Rebiblican Bob McDonnell, who won his bid for the governor’s office. Contrary to the brain-dead reporting by mainstream media sources on both sides, McDonnell won more because the democratic candidate was a weak candidate, and McDonnell put out enough propaganda that he is a “moderate” that people bought it. This guy is a textbook example of a Rebiblican!
Even the so-called liberal media outlets are spewing pundit rhetoric about how this was a show of strength for the GOP and a threat to the democrats. Excuse me? Why? Because of two governors races? I beg to differ! Case in point…this excerpt from the Washington Post….
Contests Serve as Warning to Democrats: It’s Not 2008 Anymore
Washington Post Nov. 4th, 2009
“Tuesday’s elections provided the first tangible evidence that Republicans can win their support with the right kind of candidates and the right messages. That is an ominous development for Democrats if it continues unabated into next year. But Republicans could squander that opportunity if they demand candidates who are too conservative to appeal to the middle.” ~ Dan Balz
With help like this from the liberal media…well you know the end of that statement. I am simply saying that contrary to the “sky-is-falling” entertainment version of the news, democrats fared far better than the Rebiblicans from coast to coast. So why the sensationalism and exaggerated reporting? Did it really go unnoticed that we gained seats in Congress?
I have to force myself to watch the punditry on CNN with as much angst as I do to listen to Fox. It appears that there is zero obligation to actually tell the truth, rather it is pure entertainment and the rules are – that there are no rules. It is pure self-adulation by the mutual admiration society by pseudo-celebrities who masquerade as news reporters.
This is serious. We have to take it seriously. We have to use our brains and not take the lazy way out. We really have to second question just who these people are and who their backers are, where they are springing up from, and ask the tough questions. If we don’t we will lose the majority in 2010.
There will be many antics cropping up as we edge closer and closer to the 2010 elections. And do NOT overlook your local elections. They often get overlooked because campaigns for school board, city seats and county elections just don’t hold the same intrigue as state and federal office. They just lack that sex appeal that garners a closer look, but I assure you this is where a lot of this gets started and then festers.
We want to spread the word far and wide - Rebiblican - so please use it as often as possible, because that is who they are. Let’s help the secular Republicans reclaim their Party and get back to discourse without personal attacks and bible-thumping!