“Those posting messages in this left-wing forum publicly announced that they did what they did every day, from voting to attending a rally to planning a life, because they wanted to destroy something, and because they hated someone, rather than because they wanted to build something, or because they loved someone. You went to an anti-war rally because you hated Bush, not because you loved peace. Thus, when Obama bombed, you didn’t hold any anti-war rally, because you didn’t hate Obama.”Read More
“I have small children. Trump does stuff everyday that I teach my kids is wrong. I wouldn’t be able to let them watch the President of the United States on television for fear he’d set a bad example for my kids.”Read More
“The refugee dilemma.”
This is the headline I used in a post a few days ago along with this political cartoon.
It generated some pushback. Here’s one nuanced response:Read More
Obama has crushed the Republicans.
They knew heading into the government shutdown that they will lose the PR wars. Admittedly, they have always rebounded fairly well, as they did during the Gingrich/Clinton shutdowns in the mid 90s.
But times are different today. They are up against the most formidable foe the GOP has faced since the old Soviet Union.
Barack Obama will negotiate with terrorists, anti-semites, and America haters on any corner of the earth. But he has proven his resolve in not only refusing to negotiate with Republicans, but in trying to destroy the Republican brand.
There is one way for the Republicans to regain the momentum …
” … some Iowans know of Sen. Tom Harkin’s praise of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement for their “agitation.” That “agitation” took the form of four busloads of 100 CCI members recently flooding the yard of our family home with signs and bullhorns, coming up to our house yelling and taking pictures through the window of our study. The protest originated because these people disagreed with my husband, who joined 2,500 other Iowa volunteers in a bipartisan effort called “Fix the Debt.”Read More
You own a bakery. You’re Catholic. You are in love with your faith and strive mightily to live your faith, not just in your private life, but your public life. One day, two men walk in your door and ask you to bake them a “wedding cake.” You tell them that because of your religious convictions, you cannot honor their request, that your faith defines a marriage as being between one man and one woman. The men sue, citing discrimination. Welcome to the flashpoint of modern culture, where tolerance meets intolerance …Read More
There are Catholics like Joe Biden who claim to follow what is too often called the “spirit” of Vatican II while rejecting the very foundations that important Council proclaimed. Then, there are others, like Paul Ryan, who grasp the implications of what it means to infuse the values informed by their Catholic faith into their political participation on fundamental moral issues such as the Right to life.Read More
I heard about seven minutes of the vice presidential debate on the radio. Both participants, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, sounded pretty good in that brief snippet. I raced from my car to turn on the television and watch it live. Frankly, I don’t know what to say. Really, I don’t.Read More
Samson sleeps with a machete under his bed. His neighborhood isn’t a very nice place, so the machete serves as his security blanket. He lives on the wrong side of the tracks in a place called Gugulethu, as in Gugulethu, South Africa. His skin is black; his blood is red; and his heart is pure gold. Let us contrast poverty in South Africa with American poverty …Read More