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  1. Let’s face it, the Republican Party has been pimping the religious right for three decades — taking their cash and exploiting their manpower without delivering on a single issue from the moralist wish list. Compare this to the windfall of riches and perks the GOP has been showering upon big business and the upper class in the same timespan, and one begins to detect the presence of a very odiferous rat on the premises. Of course, any GOP congressman with more than two brain cells to rub together knows that the fulfillment of the religious right’s agenda would unleash a tsunami-sized backlash that would be the biggest disaster for the Republicans since the Great Depression. The cold hard fact remains that most Americans don’t wish to live in a nation run by the principles of the Moral Majority.

    My prediction: Bush will nominate a hard-right moralist. The Dems and GOP moderates will shoot him down, Bush will throw up his hands and say “well, I tried,” then submit the more moderate jurist he wanted all along… raising Dubya’s standing in the polls and giving Republicans a fresh clip of ammo to unload come election time.

    I’ve long harbored the suspicion that Bush’s commitment to the issues of Falwell has always been mostly cosmetic. Nonetheless, the religious right is banging at the door with a three-decades long invoice in hand. It’ll be interesting to see how the GOP power structure tries to weasel out of paying up…

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