Victory March 2
Mark Morfords thinks that the divisive Republican electoral strategy of the “Culture Wars” is over, though he recognizes that there are still large enclaves of resistance and a long mopping-up process to come. A nugget:
Perhaps you’ve heard? Perhaps you’ve noticed? The infamous “culture wars” officially declared in the Reagan era and then hissed forth through the years by everyone from George W. Bush to Rick Warren, the Tea Party to groupthink megachurches, Rush Limbaugh’s giant mouth to Bill O’Reilly’s sad little book, Palin and Bachmann and Karl Rove, too, all ultimately landing with an inglorious splat on poor Rick “please don’t Google my last name” Santorum’s head, the culture wars of yore are essentially over.
And the Republicans lost.
We shall see.
February 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm
You don’t rip down the goalposts until the game is truly over. WhiteManistan isn’t going to go quickly although I’ll agree it’s in great decline. There will still be unpleasant surprises in our lifetimes. When you have four states where the GOP legislature is still trying to shove intelligent design into science class, it’s not time to break out the champagne.
February 4, 2013 at 12:44 pm
Hell, people that it was won with the Scopes trial.
Never underestimate the power of willful ignorance driven by ideology.