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GOP Candidate For NY Gov: Obama Worships Himself
CBS 2 NY ^ | 08/31/2010

Posted on 08/31/2010 8:43:43 AM PDT by greatdefender

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Monday during a live television interview that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama is a practicing Christian “in his heart.”

“I think he worships himself,” Paladino told YNN’s “Capital Tonight” news program.

‘I’m not saying he’s anything else, but I think Mr. Obama is about himself,” the millionaire Buffalo developer said. “I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.”

The comments come as Obama is again countering claims that he is a Muslim. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ‘NBC Nightly News,” Obama repeated his position that the confusion over his religious beliefs stems from misinformation over the Internet.

When asked Monday if he believed that Obama was a Christian, Paladino said, “No, not in his heart.”

A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows Obama has hit his lowest approval rating among New Yorkers. The poll shows just 51 percent of voters in the state dominated by Democrats approve of his performance. Among Republicans, 80 percent disapprove.

Quinnipiac’s Maurice Carroll said Paladino’s comments probably played well with Republicans, especially those most likely to vote in the primary in two weeks.

Paladino hasn’t apologized for many of his past controversial comments. He has answered criticism by saying he’s a straight talker and not a career politician, which he says is what New York state government needs after years of corruption, overtaxing and overspending on special interests.

More recently, Paladino has said he would stop a proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque a couple of blocks from ground zero by using eminent domain to seize the site and develop it as a memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He said building a mosque near ground zero would be like erecting a monument to the Japanese navy at Pearl Harbor, site of the World War II attack.

In addition to the state polls on the mosque issue, national polls show that some Americans believe the president practices Islam.

Paladino’s spokesman, Michael Caputo, said after the interview that Paladino stands by the remarks and that he has little regard for Obama and for “what he’s doing to this country.”

Paladino had the extended interview because his Republican opponent in the Sept. 14 primary, Rick Lazio, refused to join him in a debate.

Lazio and Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo wouldn’t comment on Paladino’s remarks.

The Quinnipiac poll questioned 1,497 voters from Aug. 23-29. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 points.


TOPICS: New York
KEYWORDS: 2010electionbias; antichristian; deceiver; emperornoclothes; nakedemperor; obama; obamalies; obamaonreligion; proislamist; worship

1 posted on 08/31/2010 8:43:48 AM PDT by greatdefender
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To: greatdefender

“I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.”

nailed it!


2 posted on 08/31/2010 8:45:28 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (We are the Patrick Henry we have been waiting for!)
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To: greatdefender

Paladino is right on the money: “I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.”


3 posted on 08/31/2010 8:47:28 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: greatdefender

Finally. Someone with the courage to be honest.


4 posted on 08/31/2010 8:47:38 AM PDT by KansasGirl (No, I do not proofread.)
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To: greatdefender
"Obama repeated his position that the confusion over his religious beliefs stems from misinformation over the Internet."

It has nothing to do with "misinformation" and everything to do with 0bama's own words and deeds. "By thier fruit you shall know them." It's clear that America still has a good number of fruit inspectors.

5 posted on 08/31/2010 8:47:51 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: greatdefender

They tell you what they think in New York, God bless ‘em.


6 posted on 08/31/2010 8:48:24 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: greatdefender
The Emperor's slip is showing.
7 posted on 08/31/2010 8:48:35 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: greatdefender

But every Sunday we see Obama at church. Church of the Holy Fairway. He even goes when he’s on one of monthly vacations. Anybody ever see him on the links during the Muslim sabbath? Think it’s Friday.


8 posted on 08/31/2010 8:48:42 AM PDT by November 2010
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To: greatdefender; wagglebee
“I think he worships himself,” Paladino told YNN’s “Capital Tonight” news program.

You made a BINGO.

2004 Interview: Obama Talks about Jesus, Heaven and Sin

GG: Do you believe in sin?

OBAMA: Yes.

GG: What is sin?

OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.

GG: What happens if you have sin in your life?

OBAMA: I think it’s the same thing as the question about heaven. In the same way that if I’m true to myself and my faith that that is its own reward, when I’m not true to it, it’s its own punishment.


9 posted on 08/31/2010 8:48:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: KansasGirl

Hopefully he doesn’t pull a Glenn Beck and apologise for telling the truth.


10 posted on 08/31/2010 8:49:45 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: greatdefender

If a billion muslims can deny that jihadists a “really” muslim, then 100 million American Christians can deny Barack Obama is really a practicing Christian.


11 posted on 08/31/2010 8:51:19 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Being out of alignment with my values.

This is standard fare in the United Church of Christ, one of the most liberal of mainline denominations, and what Wright's church is affiliated with (among other things).
12 posted on 08/31/2010 8:51:46 AM PDT by Genoa (Titus 2:13)
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To: Venturer
no way- I have met Paladino- he is the real deal

and a quietly brilliant and unpretentious man.

He spent 5 minutes talking to my little daughter at the last rally we attended and he was just a sweet and genuine family man as I have ever seen- and his daughters were there and they were sweet and nice too- NOT spoiled political class brats.

You can tell he was a great father

13 posted on 08/31/2010 8:52:50 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: Venturer
no way- I have met Paladino- he is the real deal

and a quietly brilliant and unpretentious man.

He spent 5 minutes talking to my little daughter at the last rally we attended and he was just a sweet and genuine family man as I have ever seen- and his daughters were there and they were sweet and nice too- NOT spoiled political class brats.

You can tell he was a great father

14 posted on 08/31/2010 8:53:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed (<---oops! see?))
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To: greatdefender
The Obamah's don't go to church.

The Obamah's don't celebrate Christmas!

Two undisputed facts.

15 posted on 08/31/2010 8:54:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: greatdefender


16 posted on 08/31/2010 8:55:04 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“GG: What is sin?

OBAMA: Being out of alignment with my values.”

***

He has values? Socialist communist liberals don’t have values.


17 posted on 08/31/2010 8:57:09 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: a fool in paradise

yup, he dictates his own right and wrong, kind of a blend of Oprah, the course in miracles, and some mooselimb nothin but love stuff..


18 posted on 08/31/2010 8:58:02 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: greatdefender

Obama is a megalomaniac.

Yje same kind of megalomaniac that we see as the nemeses in James Bond movies.

Like the ones that want to rule the world unopposed and unchallenged.

This type is both scary and dangerous.


19 posted on 08/31/2010 8:59:44 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: greatdefender

Obama is a megalomaniac.

The same kind of megalomaniac that we see as the nemeses in James Bond movies.

Like the ones that want to rule the world unopposed and unchallenged.

This type is both scary and dangerous.


20 posted on 08/31/2010 9:00:05 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: fatnotlazy

Saul Alinsky had rules on this. Hypocrisy was allowed. Whatever argument you need to make at the time, and accomplish the goal by whatever means necessary.


21 posted on 08/31/2010 9:02:08 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Being out of alignment with my values. “

There he goes again, “me, me, me”

It’s not his values, it’s God’s values.

Obama shows his narcissism unwittingly.


22 posted on 08/31/2010 9:25:01 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: greatdefender

23 posted on 08/31/2010 9:48:03 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Stand Watch Listen
LET U.S. PRAY:


24 posted on 08/31/2010 9:51:12 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: greatdefender

Mr. President, when I said 'O My God!' I was not referring to you.

25 posted on 08/31/2010 9:55:28 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: greatdefender

Let’s remember this is a media poll driven distraction.

However I agree with the candidate’s opinion.

Any realistic person who watched Hilary & Obama on the CNN religious forum in 2008, would conclude these 2 nonreligious liberals lied extravagantly about having an intense, daily devotion to God, Jesus & prayer.


26 posted on 08/31/2010 10:04:54 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: greatdefender

What are the odds of him winning? any?


27 posted on 08/31/2010 11:24:56 AM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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