The Washington Post has an excellent opinion piece by Kathleen Parker on The Palinization of the Gop. It talks about the anti-science, anti-elite, anti-intellectual Republican base. I used my DCHumanist signon to post the following comment:
I fear for our country if these uninformed people with demented ideas about how the world works actually take power. Gingrich, while less uninformed, is perhaps the most frightening of the bunch. He has made it clear that he will eviscerate the courts if they make any attempt to support the separation of church and state. He would pave the way for the coming theocracy. The rise of the American version of the Taliban is not something that all of our religious citizens will want to see. Because, the hard right worships a God who happens to be a thug. The Christians who feel that they are getting messages from a loving God will be most distressed when they find that we are ruled by imaginary messages from a thuggish God.