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Former Bush Aide: Arizona Anti-Gay Christians Use Religion Like Islamic Terrorists (TEXT and VIDEO)

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Arizona, anti gay law, Matthew Dowd, discrimination, religion, ethics, politics, republicans, news, media )

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President George W. Bush's former chief strategist Matthew Dowd on Sunday likened Christians in Arizona who are using religion to discriminate against LGBT people to Islamic terrorists.

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Laura H (964)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:22 pm
I am sad to say this, but I am NOT surprised! The evidence is clear, it's there!!

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 4:53 pm

Yvonne White (229)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 6:10 pm
Duh! All the TeaBaggers & most of Bu$h League NeoCONs have been pushing Sharia Laws against women without apparently Knowing what those laws are! The anti-Muslims sure follow the extremist tendancies Religiously!

Elle B (84)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 8:48 pm
Strategist is right... yet another distractor to keep non-base votes in play. He knows very well that Republicans, the GOP, whatever they call themselves cannot get elected without very large numbers of votes from their so-called base and fringe elements, including their terrorist kinds. Time to re-brand some of their more outspoken members. The GOP is a very toxic conglomerate concoction made up of various species of racists, religious radicals, ideological extremists, greedy corporate criminals, profiteers, et al. . .so-called moderates prefer "the nice" fantasies and illusions. Just exactly what is "The Base" that is always referred to by citizens from all political stripes? Millions of inhumane creeps of all kinds are in the ranks of that so-called GOP base. . . KKK, neo-nazies, other white supremicists, very large groups of very mean violent heavily armed weirdos in the woods, etc. etc. . .just exactly who does everyone think GOP members and officials are "dog-whistling"? What kind of crap and nonsense is that? Who on earth needs to be dog whistled? For what purpose? Can't comprehend spoken words? Democrats need to quit their co-dependent acceptance of this bunk and bull game. . .what a stupid pathetic godforsaken mess. . .

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Esther Z (94)
Sunday February 23, 2014, 9:03 pm
I've said it before, as far as I'm concerned, the extreme right wing base of the Republican Party might as well be the American Taliban.

. (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 12:04 am
Stating the obvious.

Hazel G (27)
Monday February 24, 2014, 12:12 am
Thanks for posting.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday February 24, 2014, 5:23 am
The bill doesn't stand a chance constitutionally.

Lona G (80)
Monday February 24, 2014, 6:37 am
And who needed to be told this?

Thomas M. (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 7:05 am
The American Taliban is one of the biggest threats to our republic and democracy. Religion is a personal issue which should be kept to yourself and not lorded over everyone else. Pushing these beliefs on others is simply wrong. Brewer will do no favors to her fellow citizens in Arizona by signing the bill into law. It will just prove how ignorant many people are in her state.

Jae A (316)
Monday February 24, 2014, 8:44 am
Extremism is never a good thing for people or a nation as a whole.
Two things the Teabager and Christian[Taliban] extremist groups are accomplishing in this nation...taking down the GOP/Republican Party and Christianity. Their ignorance/hate....selfishness/Greed.... love of wars for profit.....prejudice..... and fear mongering will be their own demise.....with states like Az. and others, Tx./Okla.. well, the entire southern 'bible belt' making huge leaps and bounds in that direction daily......I.M.O.

Gene J (290)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:08 am
I like the idea of someone on the right calling these people out for what they are. There isn't a hair breadths worth of difference between some of the ideas of the Christian Taliban and the Islamic Taliban. Our lot aren't as violent but I think that more the truth that they couldn't get away with it here than that they wouldn't use violence to force their views on everyone else. There will always be those who aren't content to monitor their own behavior but feel it their duty to boss everyone else around too. And they will always be dangerous.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Monday February 24, 2014, 9:19 am
I think the news here is not in the content, which is well known, but in the fact that it is a FORMER BUSH STAFFER publicly admitting it. Dare we hope for a crack in the Republican Party big enough to run something positive through?

Winn A (179)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:23 am
These people are sick, disgusting, mentally ill and filled with hate. I hope they get the serious mental health counseling they need before opening their mouth to speak again.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:38 am
He's right.

Birgit W (160)
Monday February 24, 2014, 10:49 am
I am waiting for the day where there is no religion. I only believe in spirituality, but I am not allowing people to brainwash me into their fanatic believes.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday February 24, 2014, 12:55 pm
Hoping the Gov Vetoes this!!!!!

Elizabeth M (65)
Monday February 24, 2014, 1:58 pm
This will be an easy veto for the Governor. Just the fact that this Bill was made up and that there was hope it would pass is terrible. People need to keep their own religion at home or in their own churchs. I think Gene made some very god points.
Thanks for sharing Carrie.
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Diane O (194)
Monday February 24, 2014, 3:13 pm
Once again, this is the personal opinion of ONE man. Have fun with it!

Jae A (316)
Monday February 24, 2014, 5:12 pm
Seems to be about the same as nearly all others on this thread alone Diane O. It' probably be more like in the millons that feel/think/believe the same on a national level.

Jason R (67)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 11:10 am
Investigative journalists rarely give their opinion. Self evidence is never easy to argue against.

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday February 25, 2014, 2:25 pm
Well, how about that? Bush's former chief strategist actually admitted this on national TV! What has been plain and increasingly obvious to most of us here is finally out in the open. The parallels between the Muslim Taliban and American Christian Taliban have been increasing due to the nasty bills put forth in state legislatures as well as Congress. Crossing my fingers that we can finally start getting rid of this nasty group of hatemongering patriarchal oppressionists. So many good comments above. Thanks, Carrie.
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