Thom’s Blog

Written by Thom Hartmann

Andrew Sullivan is offering his own reasons for parting with the conservative movement. He recently wrote: “I cannot support a movement that holds that purely religious doctrine should govern civil political decisions and that uses the sacredness of religious faith for the pursuit of worldly power. I cannot support a movement that is deeply homophobic, cynically deploys fear of homosexuals to win votes, and gives off such a racist vibe that its share of the minority vote remains pitiful. I cannot support a movement which has no real respect for the institutions of government and is prepared to use any tactic and any means to fight political warfare rather than conduct a political conversation.” Welcome back to the world of sanity, Andrew. Wouldn’t it be nice if the old Eisenhower Republicans came back into their fold and we had actual, rational political discourse in this nation again?