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If the RNC set out to try to sabotage their candidates in the 2012 primary process, they couldn't have done a better job than they did with A ridiculous 20 debates moderated, as you said, by the flaming liberals. 4 were moderated by Fox News, the rest by CNN, ABC, MSNBC. Sadly, the presidential campaign has been reduced to nothing more than an American Idol contest, and the candidate with the best song and dance wins. The Repubs need to find someone who can actually speak, and speak eloquently and dynamically with a voice that grabs attention; that's why Allen West or Ben Carson would be great candidates. They are solid conservatives, and they can grab peoples' attention when they speak. My absolute first choice for president would be Sarah Palin, but she could never be elected, as the media would once again pummel her for her open Christianity; and her voice does not lend itself to pleasing the ear. American elections are no longer about ideas, but about marketing and image. The Repubs better learn this for 2016, or they just may become extinct.
Jesus was addressing the Scribes' and Pharisees' dishonesty in presenting only one party in the crime of adultery (which called for the death penalty), when they claim she was "caught in the very act." Well, If she was caught in the very act, where was the man? Jesus was not abolishing the death penalty. He was admonishing men who were sinning right then and there for trying to abuse the law of God, just to try to trap Jesus.
I find it interesting that Harvard President Drew Faust said that even though the Black Mass was abhorrent, the free speech code of Harvard demanded that it be allowed. She said this a week after Rutgers professors and students denied former Secretary of State Condi Rice the right to speak at their commencement. So academic free speech in our country allows Satanic worship, just not conservative women of accomplishment. I think that is an accurate indication of where our universities and colleges are heading.
It's much easier just to call him names.
Must have hit a real nerve with you. Mr. Schlichter describes the Progressive mentality perfectly, that of accusing those who work, who study, who sacrifice, and therefore who achieve as privileged. And that is the universal 'academic' mentality. The lazy underachievers protest the success of serious students, serious workers, those who believe in delayed gratification; because the spoiled children of today ARE of the entitlement mentality. They reflect the ugliest aspect of privilege, believing that they deserve what they didn't work for. That's what happens when adults give their children awards for participation, instead of awards for excellence and success.
Amen. Thanks for keeping things in perspective.
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Selah Green Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 4:06 PM
Dem Control of the Senate is a poor excuse for the Repubs offering absolutely no alternatives, for failing to put together a viable alternative. The Repubs have had 5 years to do that, and have failed. The have to win the PR battle to win elections, and they'll have to win elections this November 4 to take the Senate, and they'll have to take enough seats in the Senate to overcome Obama's veto. So maybe NOW is a good time to start thinking about putting together a plan to start selling. Why wait until October, and then campaign on "Obama lied; people died." How about doing something radical, and doing the job NOW, assembling a plan NOW, so all Republicans can have something intelligent to campaign on this fall? Is that too difficult to ask of the GOP pols in Washington? Is it illegal to prepare an opposition plan, when you are in the opposition?
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Selah Green Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 3:58 PM
And I shall do the same. But the platform? Didn't know they had one. At least I hadn't heard of it. Maybe we'll find someone who can translate that platform into a bill to present to congress, so when we get a Senate majority, they can pass it and then can overcome Obama's veto. But to get there, Paul, McCain, McConnell, Boehner, and all the others need to put something together NOW, an actual proposal, an actual bill, that can be offered as a suitable replacement for ACA. Because I, for one, certainly cannot afford ACA. And there are millions more out there like me. It will cost me $11,000 more a year than my current insurance, and that's not real affordable.
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Selah Green Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 3:45 PM
Would you kindly email this to Senator Rand Paul. He is in dire need of ideas, and these are the solution. It seems that he, Boehner, McConnell, et. al. lack the imagination to generate such a comprehensive list.
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Selah Green Wrote: Apr 29, 2014 3:40 PM
OK, Rand, if you don't want to repeal, then try something different. Anything. But just try. Here's a radical idea, an idea totally new to Republican thinking, an idea completely alien to the GOP, but it is something you must try if the GOP is to survive. (Didn't you say the Repubs needed to change to survive?) So here's the idea: PRESENT A PLAN. A real, honest to goodness, solid, comprehensive, detailed plan. If you guys skipped your cocktail parties for a month and worked on your jobs, I'll bet you could actually CREATE a real PLAN; one that wouldn't take up 23,000 pages; one that could be read before it was voted on. I think you would be amazed at the response you would get if you actually HAD a plan, one that would cover those uninsured who actually WANTED health insurance, and would allow those who had insurance and doctors and really wanted to KEEP their insurance and doctors, to do so. It's not rocket science. But it would require that you give up the cocktail party circuit for a few weeks and do your jobs. Any takers?
The "24 kids of libertarians" montage once again perpetuates the blatant lie of social security being a freebie, a hand-out, an entitlement. The government does not "Give" us social security. The government TAKES social security taxes from us our entire working lives, and then if we survive to retirement, it doles out small amounts each month on the bet that we will die before we get back what we have put in for 50 years.
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