Previous -5 - -2
I agree. I ran a marathon in 1982 in 3:59:58. Any kind of a runner never forgets what his only marathon time was - so what was Ryan trying to accomplish?. Recall how much of a beating Gore took when he made his internet comment, which was an exaggeration, not an out and out fabrication, as Ryan's was. If Ryan just hadn't given his factually challenged RNC speech, this would have been more easily overlooked - but when it's part of a pattern to mistate for political advantage, it's very concerning.
I get that +/- 50 million will vote for Obama, and +/- 50 million will vote for Romney, and the winner will be decided by a relative handful of independent voters in swing states. So out of 30 million Republican die hards, it's no surprise that there is no shortage of bloggers supporting R's and opposing D's regardless of what they see, but I'm always amused by the transference of some criticism such as "..... have a unique ability to ignore any facts and respond to any lie that one of their failed leadership put forth." All the best, RodT.
It's a short clip. Listen to it again. He first says Christians, then limits it to fundamentalist Christians seeking "Greater Israel" and than the Second Coming. He then says "fundamentalist " again. I'm not saying I agree with him or the views he attributes to "fundamentalist Christians seeking the Second Coming" or that interpretation of Daniel - I'm saying he is not stating all Christians seek the killing of Jews - perhaps only their conversion and perfected, as Ann Coulter so nicely explained to Donnie Deutsch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wnPHFSdrME
As is so often the case, he's speaking very precisely, and being interpreted very generally. He's not saying all Christians want Jews killed, he saying certain fundamentalists who believe in relatively recent interpretations of the Book of Daniel which suggest that there has to be a final battle and a Christian temple built on the Temple Mount, currently occupied by a Mosque, before Christ's second coming. If you are not one of those Christians, he's not claiming you want to kill Jews. He's obviously out on a ledge, but so too, are many of the posters here generalizing his statement.
Previous -5 - -2