Tuesday, September 22, 2009

They always hated Bush

I'm not that much interested in the latest wingnut outrage over some stupid conference call the NEA sat in on with artists. It's silly. But I'm linking to this piece because it's a good reminder of how much Bush politicized every part of our government during the dark years of his regime.
It may have taken awhile, but thanks to Patrick Courrielche’s exposé at, of all places, Big Hollywood, conservatives are positively fuming over the Bush Administration‘s decision to funnel $2.2 billion through the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives into programs that specifically support the President’s ideological and policy commitments, like the Abstinence Education Program, designed to “enable states to provide abstinence education and mentoring, counseling, and adult supervision to promote abstinence from sexual activity.”

Conservatives are rightly upset with a speech Bush delivered at the 2004 White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, in which he said “[i]t’s hard to be a faith-based program if you can’t practice faith [and] the message to you is, we’re changing the culture here in America.”
Remember how upset all these people who claim they never liked Bush either were back then? The protest rallies were awesome. Oh wait... Google seems to have lost the coverage of those.

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