Ideological Purity. Compromise as Weakness.


Tea Party rally to stop the 2010 health care r...

Tea Party rally to stop the 2010 health care reform bill in St. Paul, Minnesota The Tea Party people held a rally calling for the health care reform bill currently being considered in congress to be stopped. Republican U.S. representative Michele Bachmann was the guest speaker. The crowd was filled with signs and stickers for Bachmann and other Republican candidates. Signs read: Abort healthcare Abort Obama Save Our Country Republicans Weed Out Your Progressives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Ideological purity, compromise as weakness, a fundamentalist belief in scriptural literalism, denying science, unmoved by facts– undeterred by new information, a hostile fear of progress, a demonization of education, a need to control women’s bodies, severe xenophobia, tribal mentality, intolerance of dissent, pathological hatred of the U.S. government– they can call themselves the Tea Party. . .They can call themselves conservatives and they can even call themselves Republicans, though Republicans certainly shouldn’t. But we should call them what they are – The American Taliban.” — Wendell Robinson

“Religions –especially the monotheistic religions – create moral binaries of good and evil.When the understanding of church and state is presented in the context of a battle between God and Satan with America as the prize, there is hardly room for compromise or accommodation.” — Charles Kimball, OU

“Tea Parties are for little girls with imaginary friends” – Rachel Maddow

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