GOP ad says Democrats are for banning the Bible?

Sayhey

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This is just plain dumb.

GOP Mailing Warns Liberals Will Ban Bibles

Fri Sep 17, 6:24 PM ET

By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Campaign mail with a return address of the Republican National Committee (news - web sites) warns West Virginia voters that the Bible will be prohibited and men will marry men if liberals win in November.

The literature shows a Bible with the word "BANNED" across it and a photo of a man, on his knees, placing a ring on the hand of another man with the word "ALLOWED." The mailing tells West Virginians to "vote Republican to protect our families" and defeat the "liberal agenda."

Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie said Friday that he wasn't aware of the mailing, but said it could be the work of the RNC. "It wouldn't surprise me if we were mailing voters on the issue of same-sex marriage," Gillespie said.

The flier says Republicans have passed laws "protecting life," support defining marriage as between a man and a woman and nominate conservative judges who will "interpret the law and not legislate from the bench." It does not mention the names of the presidential candidates.

Jim Jordan, a spokesman for American Coming Together, described the mailing as "standard-issue Republican hate-mongering."

Gillespie said same-sex marriage is a legitimate issue in the election. President Bush (news - web sites) has proposed amending the Constitution to ban gay marriage. Democratic Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) also opposes gay marriage but said a constitutional amendment is going too far.

The RNC also is running radio ads in several states urging people to register to vote.

"There is a line drawn in America today," one ad says. "On one side are the radicals trying to uproot our traditional values and our culture. They're fighting to hijack the institution of marriage, plotting to legalize partial birth abortion, and working to take God out of the pledge of allegiance and force the worst of Hollywood on the rest of America."

"Are you on their side of the line?" the ad asks before making the plea to "support conservative Republican candidates."
This is definitely become the "limbo" campaign for the GOP. As in "how low can you go." I hate to think what's next from this crowd.

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Roger1

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I don't see John Kerry allowing this. He is a practicing Christian, so for him to approve this would be extremely hipocritical.
 

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I don't see John Kerry allowing this. He is a practicing Christian, so for him to approve this would be extremely hipocritical.
i thought he was catholic...which reminds of a bumper sticker i saw recently "real cathoilics are not pro-abortion"

i wish i had a bumper sticker that said "real catholics are fascists"
 

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Roger1 said:
I don't see John Kerry allowing this. He is a practicing Christian, so for him to approve this would be extremely hipocritical.
What would Kerry have to approve in a Republican ad?
 

Sayhey

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Roger1 said:
Sorry, don't understand the question
Roger, when I posted the thread I didn't mean for the claims in the Republican ad to be taken seriously. You are right; Kerry would never approve of banning the Bible. I was trying to point out how outrageous the GOP has gotten in its campaign rhetoric.
 

zimv20

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kerry should go on a pre-emptive offensive, and let everyone know right now that he neither eats babies nor rides little old women down snowhills like a sled.
 

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zimv20 said:
kerry should go on a pre-emptive offensive, and let everyone know right now that he neither eats babies nor rides little old women down snowhills like a sled.
And the Rove-wing media would instantly debate the authenticity of such statements. With banners under the talking heads screaming "DOES KERRY EAT BABIES?" and "KERRY: CANNIBAL MONSTER?" 'cause if scandalous lies are propagated in the form of a question blazing out in text at the bottom of the screen, it's still "news" and not "propaganda."
 

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Sayhey said:
Roger, when I posted the thread I didn't mean for the claims in the Republican ad to be taken seriously. You are right; Kerry would never approve of banning the Bible. I was trying to point out how outrageous the GOP has gotten in its campaign rhetoric.
Ok, I get it. :D It's Saturday, I'm feeling a little dense.
 

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zimv20 said:
kerry should go on a pre-emptive offensive, and let everyone know right now that he neither eats babies nor rides little old women down snowhills like a sled.

What's wrong with riding little old women down snowhills like a sled?
 

Chip NoVaMac

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SayheyThis is definitely become the "limbo" campaign for the GOP. As in "how low can you go." I hate to think what's next from this crowd. [URL=http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040917/ap_on_el_pr/campaign_mail_2 said:
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Evidently, pretty low. As long as the Bush administration doesn't have to answer for its actions over the last four years.
 

mischief

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Rebel said:
What's wrong with riding little old women down snowhills like a sled?
sooooo many things........

I'll list a few (caution, extremely offensive humor):

1.Lack of appropriate foreplay

2.Viagra

3.Osteoporosis

4.They make better Snowboards (dude)

5.Their false teeth make it hard to steer if they've used that Poli-Grip crap.


Now that I've proven myself shamelessly evil I return you to your regularly scheduled political brawl. :eek:
 

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if the rnc put that out, and bush wins, well then welcome nazi america

look back at what happened to germany, with the only difference being that gays and liberals will be the ones to be attacked in amerikkka

most republicans are moderates and equally opposed to fascist ideals, but the extremists within the gop have a voice as strong as any major group...it's funny how extremists on the right and left are...they are no different

the most vocal liberals of the 60s liked the idea of violence and use of assault weapons and our fbi targeted them...today, the right wing extremists are the ones on the fbi's most wanted list
 

mactastic

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They got it wrong. Liberals only want to force you to REGISTER your bibles.

Of course, as we all know registering things is the first step towards banning them. (See also DMV, Automobile registration)

Hey wait, I just registered to vote... Does that mean the next step is to take my vote away??? :eek:
 

mischief

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jefhatfield said:
if the rnc put that out, and bush wins, well then welcome nazi america

look back at what happened to germany, with the only difference being that gays and liberals will be the ones to be attacked in amerikkka

most republicans are moderates and equally opposed to fascist ideals, but the extremists within the gop have a voice as strong as any major group...it's funny how extremists on the right and left are...they are no different

the most vocal liberals of the 60s liked the idea of violence and use of assault weapons and our fbi targeted them...today, the right wing extremists are the ones on the fbi's most wanted list
A very excellent post. It is important to re-enforce Jeff's point here:

In the case of Nazi Germany a few psychotic zealots were able to draw the rest of their country along into some of the worst genocide and war atrocities since the invention of the cannon. How were they drawn in? Why by citing their enemies as the cause of the failing economy and the decay of society of course. Sound familliar?

The most vocal (nutcases) of the 60's were a little too into experimentation with the really questionable drugs. The Manson Family, the Jones Massacre, the Simbionese Army, etc. All of these were groups that were more or less totally shunned by even the rest of the social-revolutionaries of the time.

They, and the second and third commers to Haight Ashbury (Tourist-Hippies) got 90% of the press that wasn't peaceful protests. It was easy for the conservative older generation to assume that even the tame peaceniks were just biding their time.

Add to this the round of truly over-the-top commune-religions of the seventies and it's a little easier to see how the conservative Christians at the far right would feel that they were a Righteous Island in a sea of perversity. The backlash from that group to all that goofiness is the jackbooted conservatism we're dealing with today. So I suppose in a sense, the very things that made that period so critical to the social maturation of America contributed directly to the puckering of it's conservative anus.

Between a new "expose" media and all these juicy freakazoids that were more than happy to be on camera it must have seemed that Babylon had come to Jerusalem. Those who lived in the places being reported on (SF, LA, NY State) knew better but the middle of the nation had almost no clue.

All of this is why it's so easy for conservative extremists to wave the flag, clutch their crucufix and demand a Nazi-esque crackdown. Middle America is unsettled, scared and has been since about 1963.
 

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jefhatfield said:
look back at what happened to germany, with the only difference being that gays and liberals will be the ones to be attacked in amerikkka
The liberals in Germany were being killed years before the Jews and Gypsies were. And gays were hardly free from persecution either.
 

mischief

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pseudobrit said:
The liberals in Germany were being killed years before the Jews and Gypsies were. And gays were hardly free from persecution either.
(kicks in door, flashes DOHS ID briefly)

"Just vaht ah you implying?"
 

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this is stupid, probably scaemongering by the republicans.

anyway i though john kerry came rom a jewish family...did he convert?
 

Chip NoVaMac

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mischief said:
Between a new "expose" media and all these juicy freakazoids that were more than happy to be on camera it must have seemed that Babylon had come to Jerusalem. Those who lived in the places being reported on (SF, LA, NY State) knew better but the middle of the nation had almost no clue.

All of this is why it's so easy for conservative extremists to wave the flag, clutch their crucufix and demand a Nazi-esque crackdown. Middle America is unsettled, scared and has been since about 1963.
Very strong point.

Many people are not aware of views and news from outside their state, unless they see or hear a 5 second soundbite on the evening news. I am guilty of this in the past. It took living in Dallas for a year in the time of Gulf War I to realize that not everyone was a registered Democrat, that not everyone can find a job that equals their abilities, and there is life outside of DC Beltway.