And the Young Earth crowd thinks they have the GOP by the balls:
As the only Huck-supporting Redstate contributor, I thought it would be appropriate for me to offer a few thoughts on tonight’s victory.
First, Governor Huckabee’s win in Iowa sends a message to the GOP establishment that SoCons are not going to sit back and allow the party to be hijacked by those who don’t have our interests at heart. We are still the heart and soul of the party, and we’re not going anywhere. If you want the nomination, you’re going to have to deal with us and our concerns (i.e., “Culture of Life” issues).
“It’s our party now, bitches!”
And it is JUST what the GOP deserves. Look, all you establishment Republicans, I know you weren’t serious about Terri Schiavo. That is why it was so depressing watching you throw the concept of federalism out the window to pander to these guys. But they were deadly serious. The same with all the anti-gay stuff. I know a number of the Republicans I grew up with could not care less about the current ant-gay marriage jihad some want to wage. I know most of my republican friends really aren’t homophobes. But you had to bend over to the religious right, and this was an easy way to get their support. besides, who were the log Cabin Republicans going to vote for anyway? The same with stem cells, abstinence only, etc. Whatever you have to do keep ’em quiet and keep ’em voting- you will accept a certain amount of ignorance, religious hokum, and bigotry, just so long as the votes keep coming.
So, with Huckabee, you are getting EXACTLY what you deserved. And it was not hard to predict- I think as early as April I was pointing out how likable the guy is, and that he was going to do well.
Enjoy it. It is your party now, and you made it.