“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”
The only thing lacking for me in Clint's speech was the promise of a 357 Magnum in every pot!
(2) John Boehner presiding over the rule change vote: This video is a must-see and it serves as what may be the most embarrassing moment of the Republican National Convention. It seems clear to me that the "nays" are louder than the "yays" yet Speaker Boehner declares that "the yays have it". I hold the Republican Party to a higher standard so this was truly a disgraceful moment.
3) Conservative Women: I firmly believe that strong, conservative women (and a few good men) will make the difference in this country. While network television refused to broadcast some of these speeches, I would encourage you to take a few minutes to listen to their words. Especially poignant is Mia Love's personal story and speech here. Mrs. Love is the daughter of immigrant parents and a candidate for U.S. Congress from Utah. Susanna Martinez, first female Hispanic governor in the U.S., may have provided the funniest convention moment in describing how she discovered she was a Republican (starts at 5 minutes, 25 seconds). She also has a unique personal story with a record of good governing. Governor Martinez's speech is here. Delegates also heard from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley who reiterated the "We Built It" theme and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who recounted everything from September 11th events to growing up in "Jim Crow Alabama".
Strong conservative women scare the bejeebers out of liberals, so much so that all tolerance goes out the window. My friend, Adrienne Ross over at Motivation Truth, documented the vile blowback from hate-filled liberals in her blog entries entitled "Liberals Call Mia Love a "House Nigger" After Her Rousing RNC Speech and Black Liberals Label Condoleezza Rice an "Uncle Tom" After Her RNC Speech; Language Warning. It gives one pause when you consider the glass ceilings these minority women have shattered yet just because they are conservative thinkers and liberals disagree with their ideas about how government should be run, they are viciously attacked with the vilest of words. It's so bad that even a self-professed Democratic gospel singer who provided entertainment at the RNC was not immune to their attacks. See Liberals Heap Hate On Gospel Singer BeBe Winans for Singing at RNC. So much for the "new civility" eh?
1) The Democratic party decided to remove the word "God" from their platform as well as recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Multiple stories are here, here, and here, After a public outcry there was an amendment to the platform and by watching this video you can listen to the language of the amended platform statement. Chair of the Democratic Convention, Antonio Villaraigosa, is clearly stunned that on three different occasions the delegates deny God with their "no vote" and in the end, amid the boos, Villaraigosa declares the vote in the affirmative for the change in platform language even though it is clear that the delegates' voice vote was a resounding "no". Did I just hear a cock crow?
2) Cheering for abortion: Disguised in speeches with terminology such as "pro-choice", the Democratic platform calls for abortion on-demand, for any reason, up to the moment of birth, regardless of ability to pay. I suppose this would otherwise be known as "taxpayer funded abortions". Democratic Platform document here. Mainstream media commentary on the Tuesday night speeches celebrating abortion rights here and here.
3) Cardinal Timothy Dolan: As with the RNC, Cardinal Dolan offered his services to the DNC citing that he did not want to appear partisan; however, he was initially blown off by President Obama. It seems that Dolan's offer was reconsidered by the DNC and he went on to deliver a meaningful closing prayer. Complete text here. The average person would listen to or read Cardinal Dolan's prayer and consider it to be beautiful and uplifting, providing inspiration for an individual to be the best person they can be while being reminded of the blessings this great nation has been afforded. Dolan's prayer was apparently so offensive that NBC decided to immediately cut away which did not go unnoticed, especially on Twitter. Then, there was the "problem" of Cardinal Dolan praying for the unborn which was contradictory to the Democratic Platform (see above).
Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected.
Seems innocent enough, right? Once again, haters took to the internet using the foulest of language to absolutely excoriate Cardinal Dolan for not only his prayer but his mere presence at the DNC.
On more than one occasion I've had conversations with friends and we all tend to agree that what's happening in our country is not merely a political battle but instead, there's a spiritual battle that is being waged. Pray for our leaders daily and pray that your own eyes be open to truth wherever that truth leads you.
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