Former boy wonder and Jack Abramoff sidekick, Ralph Reed is back running the Faith and Freedom Coalition. After a scandal plagued career that began rigging elections in College and almost died in the Abramoff scandal where he laundered money for Abramoff to oppose Indian gambling so his mentor could extract higher fees from his clients and a humiliating Primary defeat running for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia he's got most of the GOP Presidential candidates kowtowing to him other than Sarah Palin who was off on her family vacation publicity tour. Even Donald Trump showed up. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul were there along with John Boehner and Paul Ryan among others.
This was their chance to confront the problems facing America. Not that the economy or the power o Wall Street, the oil companies or any of the real problems were part of the agenda. No, the biggest problem facing America and the economy is abortionists and homosexuals.
As Tony Perkins, one of the attendees and head of the hypocrites for Jesus, AKA the family Research Council said, "We cannot fix the fiscal until we fix the family.”
Even faux moderate, John Huntsman who managed 0% with only one supporter in a recent Iowa Poll joined the Jesus chorus, "If Republicans ignore life, the deficit we will face is one that is much more destructive. It will be a deficit of the heart and of the soul."
Make no mistake, the social agenda of the GOP will be front and foremost in the Presidential campaign. After all, there have been over 900 separate bills tabled restricting abortion in the GOP dominated states. Job creation bills, none. Job cutting bills, plenty.
In today's GOP, Ayn Rand who was fervently anti religion and the Jesus brigade have disappeared this inherent contradiction. More here.
It seems that only a stake through the heart will stop Republicans like Reed.