Monday, July 13, 2009

Watch Out!
Ralph Reed Wants To Rebrand His Himself

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution had an article yesterday about the resurgence of Ralph Reed. Apparently, Reed wants to rebrand his coalition into a 21st century model which he refers to as a Christian Coalition 2.0. Reed says:

“This is not going to be your daddy’s Christian Coalition, ....

"It has to be younger, hipper, less strident, more inclusive and it has to harness the 21st century that will enable us to win in the future.”

"You have to reinvent it, ...It’s the political analog to the iPod and the iPhone. It would be cool. It would be transformative. It would transform our politics and bring younger people to our ranks. All of those are critical imperatives.”
In other words, Reed wants back in the game and he wants to use inclusive language to trick people into thinking his Christian Coalition is a place for people they once banished to burn in hell. Doesn't this remind you of some other Ralph Reed era phrases that tricked people into voting Republican. Remember "A kinder and gentler nation?" Or, how about a more recent one in "Compassionate conservatives?" What a crock. This is simply more shenanigans by Ralph Reed, trying to trick people into voting for what they are being marketed as a kinder, more inclusive coalition and Republican party. Their attitudes have not changed. They just want their power back and they are willing to engage in deceptive advertising to get there. What do you think?


Jason Gallimore said...

I do not think that he will have all that much luck in transforming the current Evangelical movement into a more diverse and accepting religious model. I think he will run into serious problems with the base of the Christian right who are not about to make their churches more liberal in order to gain members. The people on the far right of the religious movement aare often those with the money and influence to make things happen and they do not take well to being led around by young 'whipper snappers'. This will bode well for those of us on the left. The more that these religious zealots tear themselves apart, the weaker their movement will become.

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Conrad Strong said...

Jason I hope you're right. I think Reed is missing the power and trying to recover from defeat in his election attempt.

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Infidel753 said...

It has to be younger, hipper, less strident,

What will that consist of, exactly? Setting "God hates fags" to rap music?

Talk about putting lipstick on a pig!

Conrad Strong said...

Well put Infidel. Thanks for making me laugh today!