A Republican with some actual intelligence

In The Washington Post recently, Kathleen Parker, the woman who famously slated Palin upon her nomination, is back with some more words of actual wisdom for the GOP. The only problem this time is that she’s taking on God – necessary, but bound to get her some more death threats.

Simply put: Armband religion is killing the Republican Party. And, the truth — as long as we’re setting ourselves free — is that if one were to eavesdrop on private conversations among the party intelligentsia, one would hear precisely that.

The choir has become absurdly off-key, and many Republicans know it.

Straight to the point and bound to anger – you’ve got to love women sometimes, even just for this stuff.

Going on further she might have been a bit too honest when she says:

Which is to say, the GOP has surrendered its high ground to its lowest brows. In the process, the party has alienated its non-base constituents, including other people of faith (those who prefer a more private approach to worship), as well as secularists and conservative-leaning Democrats who otherwise might be tempted to cross the aisle.

The lowest brow? Completely true but I wouldn’t take it well if I were insulted, especially if I were such a person.

Among Jewish voters, 78 percent went for Obama. Sixty-six percent of under-30 voters did likewise. Forty-five percent of voters ages 18-29 are Democrats compared to just 26 percent Republican; in 2000, party affiliation was split almost evenly.

The young will get older, of course. Most eventually will marry, and some will become their parents. But nonwhites won’t get whiter. And the nonreligious won’t get religion through external conversion. It doesn’t work that way.

She’s starting to scary me with her rationality now – it almost as if she actually thinks before she speaks; from the party that has two former action heroes as their mascots, it’s rather unexpected.

Can she run for the GOP ticket in 2012? At least it would be a more interesting race.

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