Forget any talk of national healing. On today's L.A. Times op-ed page, former major league baseball player-turned-Christian broadcaster Frank Pastore warns Kerry voters that America is about "ethnic and religious unity." The 48% who dared vote the wrong way (55% in California, 63% in Los Angeles County) belong to an "evil ideology." Put his view with Ann Coulter's that liberals are traitors to their country, and it could be a long four years. Imagine if their side won as many states as Reagan, Nixon or LBJ did, instead of the relative squeaker on Tuesday. Some excerpts, with emphasis added:
Since 1968, the left has taken millions captive, and we must help those Democrats who truly want to be free to actually break free of this evil ideology....
The left bewitches with its potions and elixirs, served daily in its strongholds of academe, Hollywood and old media. It vomits upon the morals, values and traditions we hold sacred: God, family and country. As we learned Tuesday, it is clear the left holds the majority of Americans, the majority of us, in contempt.
Simply, a majority of Americans have rejected John Kerry and John Edwards and the left because they are wrong. They are wrong because there are not two Americas. We are one nation under a God they reject. We remain indivisible despite their attempts to divide Americans through their relentless warfare against class, ethnic and religious unity.
We do not want to become European. We do not want to become socialist. We do not want to become secular. We are exceptional. We are unique. And we are the greatest force for good in the world, despite what the left, the terrorists or the United Nations may claim.
So is the piece a portent of a new Times? Lynne Plambeck, an elected official in the Santa Clarita Valley, emailed last night that a Times telephone sales rep who called to offer a subscription promised more conservative news coverage.
The fellow told me they knew they had been too liberal in the past, but I would be happy with their new more conservative direction. They have recently replaced 3 editors and the news will now be more conservative.
The above is not an exact quote, but that is the gist of the sales pitch....I mentioned to the sales person that a reporter was not supposed to be conservative or liberal, they were supposed to report on the FACTS in an unbiased manner. Being told that the Times was now going to report from a conservative standpoint did NOT make me want to subscribe to their paper. The sales man didn't get it.
Didn't get it indeed.