Wednesday, October 22, 2008

When talking about a "Culture War"

It doesn't come come down to Republicans vs. Democrats. It can often look that way, but I've said before that it's possible to be a rational atheist and still be a conservative.

I've noticed in recent weeks that the move away from McCain and towards Obama by some of the leaders in the conservative movement just happen to be from among the intellectual elite of the Republican party.

Fortunately, that seems to be the case for a small, but significant, number of the rank and file. Notice that none of these folks abuse the English language like the semi-literates interviewed at McCain/Palin rallies. For intellectually inclined people, this is the easiest call to make since - Bush and Kerry?

3 comments:

The Exterminator said...

I'm assuming those folks are all actors. They're working very hard to sound casual, but not all of them are talented enough to pull it off.

John Evo said...

"Conservatives for Change" is a documentary project featuring Republicans and Conservatives voting for Obama. These are real people, speaking in their own words. Pass it on. www.conservativesforchange.com

Is this the "evidence" you need to be "convinced"? I doubt it, and you are welcome to assume otherwise. I'll accept it as true until evidence to the CONTRARY pops up.

the chaplain said...

Unless I see evidence to the contrary, I'll accept these people as authentic. Perhaps they don't sound casual because the camera makes them nervous. Even though I enjoy taking cheap shots at stupid Republicans as much as anyone else, I know that many Republicans are intelligent, rational people who are not fixated on abortion, homosexuality and theocracy. Obama is going to need their votes to win this thing. Let's welcome them into the Big Tent of Reason.