'Something strange has happened in America in the nine months since Barack Obama was elected. It has best been summarised by the comedian Bill Maher: "The Democrats have moved to the right, and the Republicans have moved to a mental hospital."'
We liberals brought this upon ourselves. We should stop acting like the idiots' point of view is entitled to respect and equal treatment in the media. It's not. The cooks, the crooks, and the cons - including the neocons - need to be called for what they are, loud and clear.
In particular, we should stop trying to prove that science and religion are somehow compatible. They are not.
Science requires preponderance of evidence. For science, if something is unobservable in principle, it does not exist.
Religion requires faith in tales written thousands of years ago by semi-literate shepherds, claiming the miracles that have never been observed in practice.
Most Americans are big boys and girls - it's OK to have them face the hard choice.
Either you believe in science and enjoy the fruits of labor of these godless scientists (http://people-press.org/report/?pageid=1550) - including antibiotics, computers, jet travel, and sanitation. Or choose supernatural and go back to the middle ages and 40 years average life span.
Trying to have it both ways is like trying to lose weight without a diet. It simply does not work.