Tuesday, May 19, 2009

"Demonizing for dollars"

President Obama is expected to name Souter’s replacement soon, and the Religious Right are already preparing negative attacks against anyone and everyone Obama may be considering. In the process, far-right-leaning organizations are hoping to bring in millions of dollars in donations for television, radio and Internet advertisements that might reunite conservatives in a confirmation battle. As Rob Boston states, “One thing Religious Right leaders do best is fling mud.”

However, despite all the negativity and poo-flinging, Obama’s choice will prevail the long, hard way:

We already know how this will end. Most likely, Obama’s court nominee will win Senate approval. Viguerie and company are determined to make the nation endure a summer of slime attacks to get there.

I have to wonder if Viguerie and his ilk even care that Obama is likely to emerge victorious. After all, they get paid either way.

It’s all about the money.

No comments: