Yes, friends, we come into another campaign season ready to observe the right wingers doing what they do best, appealing to the conservative nitwits of the Bible Belt. If you haven't observed this phenomenon first hand, this is the campaign ritual engaged in by conservative candidates who proclaim loudly their Christian "family values" while in every instance, supporting legislation and casting their votes in favor of big business, big wealth, big insurance and big oil and against any governmental initiatives with the primary focus of assisting the middle class and the poor of our nation.
The following statement is a prime example of the opinion that Conservatives have of the poor in our Country:
''My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better.''
—South Carolina Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer (R), arguing that government food assistance to lower-income residents, including food stamps or free school lunches, encourages a culture of dependence, Jan 24. 2010
Yet, the poor and middle class in the Bible Belt continue to put these assholes in office. Probably, because they only hear what the right wingers want them to hear, and they listen because they are hoodwinked into believing that because the assholes espouse "Christian and family values" they can do no wrong.
The statement below is illustrative of the planning that goes into the campaign rhetoric and the manipulation that takes place:
''We needed to have the press be our friend ... We wanted them to ask the questions we want to answer so that they report the news the way we want it to be reported.''
—Nevada Republican Senate nominee and Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle, during an interview with Fox News Channel's Carl Cameron, Aug. 2, 2010.
The gullibility is at the same time fascinating and frightening.