By Shushannah Walshe
Evangelical leader Ralph Reed's influential group, the Faith and Freedom Coalition, hosted the call and Reed said "tens of thousands" of Evangelical Christians were listening in.
The GOP vice presidential nominee said in the "critical battleground states" it will make a "big difference" if people "are worried about…whether or not we're going to go down the path the president has put us on."
"It's a dangerous path," Ryan said on his opening remarks on the call, which has been rescheduled at least once. "It's a path that grows government, restricts freedom and liberty, and compromises those values, those Judeo-Christian, Western civilization values that made us such a great an exceptional nation in the first place."
What Ryan meant
Here's what Romney and Ryan are really fighting for:
Who Are You Better Than?
They say it is about "freedoms"...but they can point to no freedoms that have been lost over the last 14 months.
They say the Constitution is being destroyed, but when you ask them what parts of The General Welfare Clause or Congresses' power to regulate Interstate Commerce are being violated...they stand mute with rage.
They say it is about taxes...but they can find no drastic tax increases in the last 14 months.
Come to think of it, I don't really remember anyone getting speared with an assegai thirty years ago either. But that didn't stop people screaming about the danger.
And they say they want their Country Back.
Now we have it. They want to return to a time and place where they at least knew who they were better than.
And the fact that most of this spittle is flying from the mouths of the poor, the semi-educated, the low information voter, and from By-God Dixie...well, that is only because it is your turn. A lot of the rest of the Country has already gone through this exercise 20-30 years ago. And the same spittle flew from the same confused lips when it was our turn.
So we don't look on Tea-hatists with scorn because they are alien and unfathomable. We do so because we recognize these very traits as ours and those of our neighbors. "All in the Family" wasn't the most popular show in the Northeast because Archie Bunker was despised. It was popular because he was comfortably familiar. But at least he was a character. Nobody tried to run him for President.
In other words: The white man is no longer on top! The women, gays, and Muslims are coming! Man the barricades! They're out to destroy our civilization!
For more on the subject, see Majority of Americans Are Racist and Republicans: White People Own America.