Message to Social Conservatives, Part II
Well, folks, here we are after yet another election when you're feeling used and abused by your Republican masters. "Your" ballot measures (outlawing abortions in South Dakota, stem cell research in Missouri, gay marriage in Arizona) took a sound whipping, and religious leaders are blaming Republican officials for not supporting them enthusiastically enough.
Who could have ever predicted that?
Actually, I predicted it in my first message to you.
I'll say it again, slowly: The only reason these measures are on the ballot is to get you fired up so you'll show up at the polls, and while you're there, you'll vote for Republicans. That's it. End of story. Most of your Republican masters don't give a hoot about abortion or gay marriage, and secretly they're probably in favor of stem cell research. And they positively DON'T WANT YOU TO WIN ON THESE ISSUES BECAUSE THEN THEY'D LOSE THEIR HOLD ON YOU. (Incidentally, have you noticed how many of these guys are turning up, well, gay?)
As I pointed out last time, talk is oh so cheap. It's time you started judging your Republican masters by what they actually DO, not by what they say. At least Democrats are being honest when they say they favor stem cell research, or gay rights, or any of those other things that get you all riled up. But your Republican masters lie to you, and use you, again and again, and they get away with it because they believe you have nowhere else to go. And like abused puppies, you keep coming back for more.
And once they've succeeded in tricking you into voting for them, they proceed to give you the shaft, cutting taxes for the rich and cutting services for regular working people. (For the full story on how you're getting shafted, refer to my earlier message.)
If I were you, I'd be mad as hell.