Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Paul Hackett Takes on Republican Religious Zealots

Readers of my blog will know how eager I am to see Paul Hackett do well in Ohio in 2006. I previously posted about his rise and chances here: Kerry Clone, Hackett to Run for Senate in Ohio
Hackett continues to impress. his hard charging, take no prisoners style is just what the Dems ordered. Here's a recent example:

"The Republican Party has been hijacked by the religious fanatics that, in my opinion, aren’t a whole lot different than Osama bin Laden and a lot of the other religious nuts around the world,” he said. “The challenge is for the rest of us moderate Americans and citizens of the world to put down the fork and spoon, turn off the TV, and participate in the process and try to push back on these radical nuts – and they are nuts."

Then responding to Republican counter attacks Hackett really unleashes:

"I said it. I meant it. I stand behind it. Equal justice under the law for all regardless of who they are and how they were born is fundamental to our American spirit and our American freedoms. Any person or group that argues that the law should not apply equally to all Americans is, frankly, un-American.

The Republican Party has been hijacked by religious fanatics, who are out of touch with mainstream America. Think of the recent comments by Pat Robertson – a religious fanatic by any measure – that the United States should assassinate a democratically elected leader in Venezuela, and that Ariel Sharon’s stroke was divine punishment because Sharon wished to trade land for peace.

Since the Republican Party has been utterly unable to stand for something positive, they have created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, and have pandered to religious fanatics not to vote for something they believe in, but to vote against their fellow Americans with whom they disagree. Those among us who would use religion and politics to divide rather than unite Americans should be ashamed."

For more info on Paul Hackett and how you can help his campaign visit: http://www.hackettforohio.com


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