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Monday, August 08, 2005

Sam Brownback for President?

We’re close enough to the 2008 election for everyone to be speculating about who it’ll be. Some of the favorites (or worst nightmares) include Jeb, Hillary, Condoleezza, Frist, Kerry (forms his 2 index fingers into a cross), among others.

The name Sam Brownback doesn’t usually come up. Even if you’ve heard of him, you probably don’t think of him and “president” in the same sentence. But it’s a strong possibility. If you’re salivating at the thought of Evangelical Christians establishing a pure blissful sin-free government, Brownback is your savior.

If you’re not in that group — Red Flag!

Brownback is a senator from Kansas; he got elected in 1996. During his run for the Senate, his campaign staff played heavily on the fact that his opponent was Jewish.

Brownback is Pat Robertson's favorite candidate for the White House. Millions of Christian Right voters got whipped into a frenzy during the 2004 campaign, and they’re still champing at the bit over abortion and gay marriage. And Brownback is in a good position — with Uncle Pat’s help — to reap their votes.

Where does Brownback stand on abortion, stem cell research, abstinence-only education? You can pretty much figure that out — just pretend you’re asking Pat Robertson or James Dobson. One of his campaign backers has publicly compared gays and lesbians to shoplifters and drug addicts. Yup, this guy is White House material!

Brownback has a 100% approval rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Christian Coalition. He gets a 0% rating from the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) and the AFL-CIO. The ACLU gives him 20%.

Here’s a glimpse into Brownback’s devotion to the Almighty Fetus. Referring to voters 18 to 25, he said “They were born when abortion rates were highest, so many of them feel they’re the survivors of a holocaust: one in four of their compatriots are not here.”

Wait, it gets even better. Brownback is a member of Opus Dei. Yes, there really is such a group, and they’re way more secretive and ruthless than “The Da Vinci Code” makes them out to be. They’ve worked closely for decades — behind the scenes of course — with Fascist governments and movements, including Francisco Franco, Spain’s dictator from WWII to the mid-1970s.

And speaking of secretive Christian/Fascist alliances: The Fellowship is also closely allied with Brownback. This group is so secretive and below-the-radar, a lot of its members won’t even admit the group exists.

The Fellowship was founded in the 1930s. Even though their founder was a minister, this group mostly just used Christianity as a front — they were closely allied with various Nazi organizations in the 1930s and ‘40s. The Fellowship also engineered the anti-Communist hysteria of the late 1940s and ‘50s, which paved the way for Joe McCarthy’s reign of terror.

Brownback is The Fellowship’s favorite candidate for the White House. What’s this say about him?

Brownback is also one of the sponsors of the Constitutional Restoration Act. The Constitutional Restoration Act will reduce the “tyranny” of godless federal judges and “acknowledge God as the sovereign source of law.” One of the authors of the Constitutional Restoration Act is former Chief Justice of Alabama Roy Moore. You remember him — he’s the one who insisted on displaying the Ten Commandments at his courthouse no matter how many judges ruled against him. Alan Keyes (the anti-abortion fanatic who insulted Dick Cheney‘s daughter in front of millions) is also one of the authors.

This bill is quietly working its way through the Senate (SB 520) and the House (HR 1070). As usual, our “liberal media” is too pre-occupied to bother mentioning it.

If you’d like to have the Taliban replace our centuries-old system of laws, the Constitutional Restoration Act is just what you’ve been clamoring for.

So what do you think — Sam Brownback for president? Some of the most powerful Christian Right groups want to put him in the White House. Do you?

cross-posted at Bring It On!


Anonymous JollyRoger said...

Luckily for us, Brownback has Frist and Santorum as competition for the wingnut Jesusistan vote. I believe a bloody free for all might turn out to be a good thing, for the country at least.

August 9, 2005 at 2:42 AM  
Blogger Nariel said...

Personally, I would like to see Kerry/Edwards run again myself. :)

August 9, 2005 at 5:33 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Jolly Roger: Unfortunately I think Brownback actually believes all of his own rhetoric (I can’t tell with Santorum). I think Frist would do or say anything if it would boost him two percentage points in the polls. That bloody free for all would be nice, so that none of them has enough credibility to get elected.

Nariel: I assume you’re joking, since that would just give the wingnuts four more years.

August 9, 2005 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger Sar said...

Wow, the GOP primary debates are going to be quite a spectacle!

August 9, 2005 at 11:17 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Sar: Oh yeah, it's gonna be a bloody spectacle. It'll be gory enough to make a Scottish soccer hooligan cringe. I can't wait 'til they tear each other up.

August 9, 2005 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Jake Porter said...

I have to admit I had never heard of this guy.

If it appears he is getting close to winning any nominations I will work to expose him and his secret society.

You cannot have smaller government if you create a theorcracy.

I think a Tom Harper presidency sounds like a good idea.

August 9, 2005 at 4:35 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Jake: Brownback isn't well known, but he has a lot of money and power behind him.

Me for president? Cool. The salary sounds good, but I'd be scared shitless of that kind of responsibility.

August 9, 2005 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger Sar said...

Yeah, but just think about all the vacation time you'd get, Tom! ;) I second the motion!

August 9, 2005 at 6:30 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Sar: OK, I'm sold. All that vacation time, yeah!

One of his cabinet members (I forget who) supposedly said that Bush works 24/7. 24 hours a month, 7 months a year. I could get used to that.

August 9, 2005 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Brownback who? Condi wants it...I know she does that devil woman.

August 9, 2005 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Bumper sticker idea:

"Sam Brownback/Roy Moore 2008: 'Cause Jesus Wants a 10 Commandments Rock, But No Gays, in the Oval Office"

Roy will almost certainly run for governor here in Jesusland (formerly Alabama) in '06. We'll see what happens after that!

August 10, 2005 at 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Fred: Maybe Condi and Brownback could be running mates. What a combination. Condi wants to conquer the world and Brownback wants to convert everybody.

Jeff: That would be interesting to see if Roy Moore gets elected governor. He was threatening to run for president in the ‘04 election because Bush wasn’t far enough to the Right. I wish he had; he might’ve siphoned off enough votes from Bush to put Kerry in the White House. Not that Kerry is anything great, but he isn’t Bush.

August 10, 2005 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger manofredearth said...

I'm not sure, given the levels of antagonism, if Christians are welcome to post here; here it goes, anyway:

I'm all for Brownback running, and running hard. I hope that when he gets absolutely trashed by whoever actually wins the GOP ticket, he doesn't take the hint and instead runs as an independent of some sort; the real candidate for "true believers". It's time for the right-wing Evagelical vote to go toward right-wing Evagelical candidates (I mean, come on: Bush is United Methodist, a liberal mainline protestant denomination).

I think a nice 50/35/15 split amongst left/right/evangelical voters will suit this country very well in 2008.

August 10, 2005 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Unadulterated Underdog said...

All I can add here is that I personally hope the next President isn't someone we are curretly considering. We need a leader, not a politician. That is if you take my meaning.

August 10, 2005 at 3:56 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Man of Red Earth: All opinions are welcome here; nobody’s excluded. I also wish the Evangelicals would form their own party. There’s not enough in common between the Religious Right and Big Business (at least there shouldn’t be). I’ve always wondered how they keep co-existing in the same party. Judge Roy Moore was threatening to run in the 2004 election as a 3rd party. I was hoping he would.

OK Liberal: I can’t think of anyone I want in the White House, out of all the current contenders. It also doesn’t matter that much to me. If we can just get rid of this coalition of Big Business and the Religious Right, I don’t care who replaces them. Hopefully not someone who’s extreme in either direction.

August 10, 2005 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger halcyon67 said...

If you don't want to vote for anyone, just write my name down, even though I am not old enough.

I would like to see Wesley Clark. He was my first choice for Pres.

Sorry to stray from Brownback, but I was watching CNN and Bill Schneider said that Tancredo, yes Tancredo was thinking about running. However, Schneider tends to make a lot of mistakes. Tancredo said that he was not going to run.

We will just have to wait and see.

As for Santorum, I think he will solidify his Presidential pursuit if he wins the PA Senate Race in 06, which is not going to happen.

August 10, 2005 at 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Samantha: Santorum and Brownback, what a combination. Maybe they could campaign against each other and wreck each other's credibility so that neither of them can win.

August 10, 2005 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Brownback? Most of us Americans will vote for "Greenback" when it gets right down to it... !

But perish the thought that someone like Brownback or Santorum should ever gain the White House...

August 12, 2005 at 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Snave: Unfortunately, Brownback has a lot of greenbacks supporting his presidential run. Perish the thought indeed.

August 12, 2005 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Mort said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

August 12, 2005 at 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Tom Harper said...

Mort: When you get a blog or website that actually exists, I'll answer your comment. 'Til then, your comment is deleted. Anonymous comments are one thing; having a site/URL that leads to “This page cannot be displayed” is another story. Buy Bye.

August 12, 2005 at 11:35 PM  

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