I am not usually at a loss for words, and of course, I'm not here either. My good friend and Gary Snyder Show contributor Abdul Hakim-Shabazz at IndyPolitics.org came across what I find to be a very incendiary op-ed piece in USA Today by our favorite Tea Party Mourdock campaigner and resident (fill in the blank) Greg Fettig. Yes, this is the very same Greg Fettig who referred to an African-American man (Abdul) as a "boy", tweets about "the south will do it again," and considers his organization as "God's Warriors", out to promote:
"moral awareness - prayer, humility, worship and seeking God's direction". Greg Fettig says the Church has been infiltrated by progressives who promote homosexuality, abortion, open borders "and other beliefs contrary to biblical teachings".
Now comes this masterpiece from Fettig in the USA Today article Purge the non-conservatives. In his op-ed, Fettig writes:
"The heart and soul of the nation and the GOP are at stake. Before conservatives can re-establish the constitutional birthright of the nation, they must first purge the party of non-conservatives."
There is a reason in the latest poll Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock is tied with Congressman Joe Donnelly, we are purging ourselves of the extreme ideological litmus test the Mourdock campaign has set for believers. My guess is as time goes on, more people will take the advice of Fettig and "purge" themselves from an extreme right wing version of the Republican Party. And when this happens, Mr. Fettig will find Tea Party candidate Richard Mourdock and his ideological purists may be a very lonely place to be.
P.S.: Where have I heard purge before in a political context? Google it and see what you come up with.