Tuesday, January 17, 2006

On the Right's Unblushing Hypocrisy

E. J. Dionne wrote an insightful editorial about the "unblushing hypocrisy" of the Right's smear tactics on its critics.

Having witnessed twenty-five years of the same "unblushing hypocrisy" among the fundamentalist preachers who took over the Southern Baptist Convention, I'm not surprised to see it practiced is secular politics.

What does surprise me is the deliberate credulity and willful myopia of the people who listen to their smears. Like the latest victim of the fundamentalist smear machine, they are often much more concerned with being perceived as "conservative" than as being "Christian."

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