One euphemism that the media uses that drives me crazy is the term "social conservatives." God forbid that this element of the population be accurately described to reveal their true agenda: a near theocracy that enshrines their fear and hate based religious views in the civil laws to which all others must submit and conform. The people are those I call the Christofascists. Now, with the GOP engaged in a near civil war between the so-called GOP establishment and the ignorance embracing Christofascist/Tea Party element of the party, the Christofascists are making plans to spend big money to try to seize full control of the GOP. Given the players involved, Americans who value knowledge, logic, reason and religious freedom for all ought to be concerned. A piece in Politico looks at the plans being hatched to try to seize full control of the GOP. Here are detailed excerpts:
On a recent snowy day in the Washington suburb of Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, some of the religious right’s wealthiest backers and top operatives gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to plot their entry into the conservative civil war.
Their plan: take a page out of the playbooks of Karl Rove and the Koch brothers by raising millions of dollars, coordinating their political spending and assiduously courting megadonors.
It’s all geared toward elevating the place of social issues like abortion and gay marriage in conservative politics. They’ve been largely relegated to the sidelines as the business wing of the GOP establishment wages a bitter and expensive struggle against the tea party for the soul of the Republican Party.