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  •  It will be very interesting (16+ / 0-)

    to see how the American hierarchy responds to this. As for Paul Ryan and the right, I'm wondering when the shrieks of "socialist" will start coming.

    "Every book is like a door"

    by Hammerhand on Sun May 19, 2013 at 06:15:15 AM PDT

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    •  They will respond as they always do (1+ / 0-)
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      by claiming that only deregulation and exploitation of every  natural and human resource will produce the jobs necessary to address poverty. Republicans think they are anti-poverty and the low income, low information voters who support them think that they would be wealthier if the blacks and latinos didn't destroy the economy through welfare. Irrational, certainly, but it is in the nature of political parties and true believers to rationalize their beliefs way past the point of collapse.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Sun May 19, 2013 at 01:21:10 PM PDT

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      •  Actually, I'm waiting for them ot (2+ / 0-)
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        turn on Catholics.  I predict it's coming.  They have this fiction of theirs that Christianity is consistent and compatible with capitalism, and it's not.  So they'll find some dumb interpretive thing that let's them make the new pope wrong on religious doctrine, not just politics.

        •  They would like to turn on Catholics, I'm sure (1+ / 0-)
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          Evangelicals pretend to like Catholics in the U.S. only because they can count votes, and have no hope of a political majority without Catholics.  The basic anti-Catholic beliefs are there.

          Those beliefs could come out into the open if Evangelicals decide that that particular coalition isn't going to win them many elections.  

        •  They can't turn on Catholics in general (0+ / 0-)

          But they can split them.  The Catholics have always had their conservative side, and the GOP will simply stay close to them.

          “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

          by ivorybill on Mon May 20, 2013 at 08:11:55 AM PDT

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