Sunday, April 03, 2005

Composition of the GOP

In today's NY Times magazine, Richard Cizik, leader of the National Association of Evangelicals (30+ mil. members), is interviewed. This telling reply from him to a good question:
Why would President Bush give evangelicals more say than he gives the business community?

Look, the big corporate interests have an undue say in party policy. And into this reality come the evangelical Christians. And when confronted with making a choice, this administration will compromise. Because about 40 percent of the Republican Party is represented by evangelicals. They wouldn't want the two major constituencies of the Republican Party at war with each other.
There you go, the GOP is the party of big business and evangelicals -- what a big tent!

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