Religion and Politics

This about nails it, I think

HT CS via FB Also, the BBC has Dr. Who, Downton Abbey, Bedlam… and the British have James Bond. Oh, and a Queen.

Religion and Politics

The end of our Weimar Republic? (1 Samuel 8.10-22)

The news broke and is rebreaking after the end of the Hurricane Sandy coverage… that Mitt Romney actually paid no taxes for ten years — as Henry Reid said. In this instance, Romney used the tax-exempt status of a charity — the Mormon Church, according to a 2007 filing — to defer taxes for more than 15 years. At the same time he is benefiting, the trust will probably leave the church with less than what current law requires, according to tax returns obtained by Bloomberg this month through a Freedom of Information Act request. (you must, must read all of

Religion and Politics

A little secret about 7 November

You aren’t going to believe this, but my friends, I have something to tell you. On 7 November, if President Obama wins, all of you Republicans will still be Americans. On 7 November, if Governor Romney wins, all of you Democrats will still be Americans. The World will not end. God is still sovereign. Suck it up; stop whining; grow up. Give God the glory that no matter who wins, God reigns.

Religion and Politics

Andy Sullivan Misses a few things with this “Cold Civil War” bit @sullydish

Andrew Sullivan has pointed out what others have pointed out – that the South is a voting bloc. This is nothing new, really. It voted almost always as a bloc until General Eisenhower. Once the Dixiecrats came from the Democratic Party and went to the Republican Party, it turned fully to a GOP voting bloc. Why? Because the South will vote conservative. They may from time to time, as with the case of Bill Clinton, vote for a favorite son (but to be honest, Bill Clinton was a Southern Democrat which at the time was more conservative than a

Religion and Politics

Because nothing says Reagan Republicans like Rush Limbaugh

The man knows no bounds… And just think, if when Romney loses, the party will erupt because of the ideologues like Limbaugh. Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who normally reserves his derision for Democrats, went so far as to say of Christie: “He’s fat and a fool. Don’t listen to Governor Christie. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about.” But Limbaugh clinched the quote with his reasoning for being so vicious: “He makes fun of me all the time.” A writer for the right-wing Daily Caller, Matt Lewis, hopped onto the anti-Christie bandwagon as well, in a post titled

Religion and Politics

Democratic poll watchers taught to mislead voters in wisCONsin

Oh, I’m sorry… I meant Romney’s poll watchers… Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights. Documents from a recent Romney poll watcher training obtained by ThinkProgress contain several misleading or untrue claims about the rights of Wisconsin voters. A source passed along the following packet of documents, which was distributed to volunteers at a Romney campaign training in Racine on October 25th. In total, six such trainings were held across the state in the past two weeks. Really? This is the guy you

Abortion / Religion and Politics

Romney to insure country remains pro-choice

In the frenetic push to win all-important Ohio, Mitt Romney’s campaign is saying a lot of things to a lot of people. And on Monday, a top Romney surrogate told a group of Jewish voters in the Buckeye State that the landmark Supreme Court decision granting women the right to an abortion is in no danger of being overturned should Romney become president. Thanks to Talking Points Memo for that. Why is this important? Because Romney has said otherwise. But this the him plausible deniability. The Romney camp can just say that it is a surrogate. This man will