To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; GatorGirl; maryz; *Catholic_list; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; ...
"All these atrocities continue in spite of the fact that we now have the 'right' people in places of power. Indeed, the occupant of the White House is a professing Christian. The U.S. attorney general is believed to be a devout Christian. 'Conservatives' control both Houses of Congress, and Republican presidents appointed seven of the nine Supreme Court justices."
posted on 05/24/2004 4:50:32 AM PDT
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It's the Conservative's and Christian's fault we're in this mess. Why you may fume?
For too many years they have sat out elections because a candidate didn't have the exact same point of view or were one issue voters or supported some "principled" third party candidate. Democrats ALWAYS VOTE, whether or not they make it to polls, sometimes even when death might prevent them from participating in all other activities.
Here is the punishment for each act of hubris:
Bush 1, not closely aligned enough to "Moral Majority" + no new taxes pledge broken. The we're going to show him attitude gave us 8 years of fornication, tax increases a collapse in the moral imperative, gutting of national defense, and a decrease in national security. Oh, yeah, you also had 2 pro-abortion judges added to the Supreme Court not to mention other courts in the national system.
2. Tom McClintock - California Recall. The opportunity to show almost a 65% mandate against the status quo in California. It would have sent a powerful message and changed the course of politics. The threat of being voted out would have meant something. It now does not.
3. Conservative Democrats basically 40% of the rank and file union vote, African-American church-goers and American Catholics have surrendered their power in the party to queers, greens, feminists, and atheists.
So, not being a Leftist, I really don't care about diagnosing their problems, I care about what I can do to improve.
Take responsibility for what you have contributed to create this state of affairs and change it. If you can't do it for your country, do it for your children. Iif you can't do it for your children, do it for your neighbor. If you can't do it for your neighbor, then do it for yourself.
posted on 05/24/2004 5:49:53 AM PDT
by olde north church
(Do you want a president that eats bar-be-cue or a president that eats watercress?)
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