This long article
on the state Democratic and Republican parties is worth a read. There are only two things I want to comment on for the article.
One is that the Democrats are adding a place in their party structure for homosexuals. I don't mean that they will have a place at the table for someone regardless of whether or not they are homosexuals, I mean they will have a place because
they are homosexual.
In a perfect example of why its going to be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the Day of Judgement than for the Democratic Party, they are also adding a slot for someone from the "faith community". Faith in what? Not the God of the Bible, for such a person would be morally obligated to show the homosexual their need to repent. It is less an appeal to Christians than a mockery of them.
Willett thinks he can get away with adding a homosexual auxillary because, “All it will come down to is at the end of the day, people are just getting sick and tired of it,”. He may have a point, they may be wearing Arkansans out by constantly pushing the envelope. After a while there is a tendency for some folks to "define deviancy down". If America does not quit tuning out it's Christians, I expect we will be having this same discussion in ten years over polygamy and man-boy "love".
At the very least, the GOP can no longer get away with hitting that hot button if people see that they are not going to do anything about it either.
And that brings us to the current political party who is experiencing difficulties, Divine Judgement-wise. Of course, they are the ones who have been playing Christians for fools for some years now. At least the Democrats, until recently, didn't try to falsely pass themselves off as the champions of God's people. It is no wonder the Big Election Judge in the Sky is throwing down on the hypocritical party first.
Well, the duplicity is set to continue. The people that are good at this business know how to make you think
they said what you wanted to hear, while actually avoiding any such committment. You have to parse some of these folks real close to find out what they really mean. Take for example Chairman Senator Gilbert Baker's answer on how to decide where the state GOP goes from here....read closely....."Baker said he plans to appoint a steering committee of business leaders in the next few weeks to review the party’s strengths and weaknesses and make recommendations to improve the party.
“I want to re-engage the business leadership in this state. They already have reached out to us, and we will reach back,” he said.
“I also want to engage those that are involved in our party from the social conservative standpoint. Folks, those dogs do hunt in this state and this nation,” Baker said.
Got that? There is one group he wants input from and another group he would simply like to keep working. He wants to form a committee of business leaders- and I can only assume he does not mean a guy who owns one hardware store- to steer and "improve" the party. Social conservatives, on the other hand, get a vague reference to keeping them "engaged". At what? Presumably engaged in carrying out whatever plan the Big Money Boys come up with for the peasants to labor at. Good ole huntin' dogs!
Beebe did get a healthy slice of big business this round, and it is not because they wanted a "fair shake". It's because they were convinced that he was "their guy". If the two parties want to get in a competition to see who can be the biggest- excuse me- corporate slut, then I cannot say who the "winner" will be, but I know who the "loser" will be.- all of us. That includes the big business community that is honest enough to want make money pleasing customers, instead of spending their time, energy, and effort getting special favors from the government.