When a conservative Republican governor vetoes a "religious liberty" bill passed by a conservative Republican legislature because the business community tells her to, it shows who really calls the shots.
Many on the right also claim to have the Framers on their side. The Framers feared a dictatorial government, goes this historical argument. While evidence can be adduced for that view of the Framers, I tend to think it is more wrong than right.
What the right has figured out is they can literally rewrite reality as it fits their newly effectuated agenda. And the rest of us can only gaze in stupefaction as they outstrip all that has defined civic discourse for millennia.
The Right rejects all efforts by the center and left, Obama, European leaders or the United Nations, and ecumenical religious leader, to calm the storm and to appeal to Islamic moderates and isolate Islamists.
The New Right is succeeding because it has a comprehensive worldview. The worldview is more than a set of policies, it's a complete way of thinking about human nature, history, our present circumstances and the future.
Do you agree that our political leadership -- across the board -- and our talking heads -- Left and Right, let alone the mainstream media -- are mostly too jaded and/or cowardly to actually speak truth?