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What The Christian Right Really Wants

Kudos to Pat Buchanan for speaking honestly:

“I put democracy far down the line. I think a devoutly Christian, conservative, traditionalist country — even if it’s a monarchy — is fine with me.”

He’s saying what many on the religious right are really thinking. They have no desire at all for any kind of democracy. They know what is best for the rest of us, and a totalitarian state with them in charge is exactly what they want. Indeed, we came close to having just that with the recent Bush administration. And now of course they are up in arms because the current powers-that-be aren’t all that interested in having a sectarian government.

But where poor old Pat gets it so wrong is confusing Christianity with conservatism. There’s absolutely nothing Christian about today’s conservative movement. Jesus Christ was as socialist as you can get. And yet these so-called conservatives are the ones running around accusing Obama of being a socialist? WTF is that all about? A true Christian would revel in the idea of having a Socialist president.