How Billy Graham brought us the Tea Party

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December 25, 2010
Mother Jones
by Tim Murphy  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Just before Christmas, George W. Bush traveled to North Carolina to pay a visit to the one man who, perhaps more than any other, made his political ascent possible: Billy Graham. But the aging evangelist's contributions go far beyond simply helping 43 sober up and find Christ on a beach in Kennebunkport. As a charismatic young preacher in the post-war era, Graham galvanized southern evangelicals who had migrated to the Golden State. Socially conservative, business-friendly, a new political brew fermented in the cul-de-sacs of Southern California. The results: Yesterday's religious right, today's tea party, and the Reagan and Bush presidencies." (12/24/10)

http://motherjones.com/media/2010/12/billy-graham-darren-dochuk  

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