It’s no secret that the Religious Right is downright furious that John McCain is the presumptive GOP nominee for president. He’s not nearly religious enough for them, even though over the last year he has veered often into theocratic territory. The reigning prince of the R.R., James Dobson, head of Focus on the Family, has said he will not vote, if McCain is the nominee — and his word carries great weight among the nation’s fundamentalist masses. It appears that the R.R. has, indeed, decided follow through on Dobson’s threat to stay out of the 2008 presidential election and let Barack Obama win. According to Bob Novak of the Washington Post:

Some U.S. Christians are not reconciled to McCain’s candidacy but instead regard the prospective presidency of Barack Obama in the nature of a biblical plague visited upon a sinful people.

They plan to let the country be plagued by four years of an Obama administration, so as to ensure a Huckabee election in 2012. That’s right … better (in their minds) to lose the White House for 4 years, in order both to deny it to McCain and get Huckabee elected.

The logic of this strategem is so perverse as to be beyond description. Essentially these religio-Nazis prefer four years of a Democrat in office, to McCain. No one ever accused fundamentalists (of any religion) of being rational … once again, they manage to live down to all my expectations of them.

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