August 18, 2007

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Friday night on PBS Bill Moyers tells his personal take on Karl Rove, his career and his long, destructive political journey with the worst President in American history. If you enjoy Bill Moyers work, or are just a fan of the truth, you'll want to take a look at this clip. If you'd like to watch the entire segment you can watch it here.

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Moyers: "Karl Rove figured out a long time ago that the way to take an intellectually incurious draft-averse naughty playboy in a flight jacket with chewing tobacco inhis back pocket and make him governor of Texas, was to sell him as God's anointed in a state where preachers andtelevangelists outnumber even oil derricks and jack rabbits. Using church pews as precincts Rove turned religion into a weapon of political combat -- a batteringram, aimed at the devil's minions, especially at gay people.

It's so easy, as Karl knew, to scapegoat people you outnumber, and if God is love, as rumor has it, Rove knew that, in politics, you better bet on fear and loathing. Never mind that in stroking the basest bigotry of true believers you coarsen both politics and religion."

(thanks to Bill W for the video)

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