I don’t usually post about politics, but when I do, it is to make fun of the Religious Right.
Found this pic floating around on the interwebs. It came accompanied with this quote by former Arizona Republican Senator Barry Goldwater (a five-term Senator and the Republican Presidential nominee in 1964):
Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they’re sure trying to do so, it’s going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can’t and won’t compromise. I know, I’ve tried to deal with them.
At least the Religious Right isn’t completely synonymous with the Republican Party, otherwise they would’ve gone full crazy and actually picked Santorum or Bachmann as their nominee. Still kinda scary how big of a role the Religious Right plays in the Republican Party though.