At a time when Republicans, moderates and even the likes of Dick Armey are critical of their party’s pandering to Christian conservatives or as Armey calls them a“gang of thugs,” and “real nasty bullies” we see some Dems steering the party towards the political abyss of the “God Gap.” Jeralyn atTalk Left” points to a “group in Congress is trying to reach out to faith-based voters” outlined in thisWaPo article…
As Democrats seek to reframe America’s debate over moral values and close their “God gap” with religious communities, conversations such as these are blowing like a mighty wind through party circles.
Rather than cede red states to Republicans, the party is buying airtime on Christian radio stations, with the message that Democrats are indeed a party with deep moral convictions.
My fervent hope has been that the day would come when the politics of Christian conservatism would be repudiated and just when there is a glimmer of hope that the day at hand I’m confronted with some misguided Dems lost way behind the curve on the same tried and treacherous road heading to the God Gap. This week Bill Clinton and other Dems laid out a direction of progressivism called theCommon Good. There is a direction for the future I can go. Can the God Gap Dems please get out of the way? We’ve all (even Republicans) seen the disaster of what awaits there.