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Sarahís God and Guns (The Obama elite probes Palinís religion)
The American Prowler ^ | 9/11/2008 | George Neumayr

Posted on 09/10/2008 11:11:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Barack Obama's dismissive remark about embittered Americans clinging to their God and guns sounded like a good description of congregants in his own church: the Malcolm-X-style black separatists who were doing cartweels as Jeremiah Wright inveighed against America. The same media that yawned at those YouTube videos find Sarah Palin's talk at her church riveting and revealing of extremism.

The YouTube clips of it look positively innocuous next to the rantings of Wright, or for that matter the open radicalism of Obama. Even Palin's comment about American soldiers doing the will of God is hardly over-the-top. What should she have said? That in the struggle between American soldiers and terrorist insurgents God is neutral?

Palin's comment seemed at the very least like a bit of harmless spiritual uplift, but to the cultural elite any evidence of religion, provided it is coming from the right not the left, foreshadows theocracy.

CNN's Campbell Brown on Monday night knitted her brows over on-the-ground reports from Anchorage that Palin has been known to pray from time to time. She is a "bible-believing" Christian, announced CNN's correspondent. Will CNN henceforth describe Obama as a bible-disbelieving Christian?

The report was billed as a look at Palin's religious views, but the reporter didn't know enough about them to say much. Also disappointing to CNN is that Palin hasn't pursued much of a socially conservative agenda as governor of Alaska. So it was reduced to unconvincing speculation about what she might do at some later point.

MEANWHILE, bumptious Romulus and Remus over at MSNBC -- Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann -- continued to deride Palin's Middle America views on Monday. Matthews remains very troubled by her alleged insufficient regard for the claims of modern science -- a criticism I've yet to hear him level at Nancy Pelosi and Joe Biden, despite the enduring respect for 5th-century and 13th-century embryology they displayed during Meet the Press appearances. Pelosi finds St. Augustine's scientific speculation still relevant, while Biden recalls for consideration St. Thomas Aquinas's speculation about fetal "quickening."

Olbermann, conferring with Rachel Maddow, smugly chuckled at Palin's notion of God taking an interest in human affairs. Doesn't he have better things to do? Olbermann asked a nodding Maddow.

Given this glib level of public discourse, it is not surprising that Obama thought it appropriate to use "that's above my pay grade" to fend off Rick Warren's question about the beginning of human life at the Saddleback Forum. Amongst Obama's fans, like Olbermann, that's an applause line.

The Democrats' newfound respect for religion, post-John Kerry's defeat, is dissipating amidst their anger at Palin. The frothing seems reminiscent of their attacks on Reagan and his alleged views about the "Apocalypse." (CNN found somebody in Palin's church who thinks Alaska may serve as a refuge during the "last days.")

The Democrats are very excited to discover that Palin, like Reagan, opposes abortion in all cases. According to Obama's campaign, Palin is too extreme for America. But what would make her safely mainstream? Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres show like Michelle Obama? As Obama's wife danced with Ellen DeGeneres, Obama aides were busy attacking Palin for holding reactionary views. On MSNBC, Michelle Obama's chief of staff declared that women won't vote for a candidate who categorically opposes abortion.

Somehow many Democrats and independents, including some women, managed to vote for Reagan, and he held that view. That Palin thinks all unborn children possess a right to life, regardless of the circumstances around their birth, isn't as off-putting as the Obama campaign seems to believe and explains her most powerful pro-life credential: giving birth to a child with Down syndrome.

She thinks all unborn children deserve protection; he thinks none of them do. Do Americans consider the latter position less extreme?

IN OBAMA, A STRANGE TENSION exists as he can't decide whether to mock Palin or imitate her. Still anxious about Americans' unease over his elitism and radicalism, he recently let it be known that he once considered military service; still anxious about questions into his religion, he hastily corrected a slip of the tongue about his "Muslim faith." He calls Palin a "moose hunter," but also wants everyone to know that he is fervent believer in the Second Amendment. Perhaps now that Obama -- who earlier in the campaign got into trouble for calling a female reporter "sweetie" -- is describing the McCain-Palin campaign as an attempt to put "lipstick on a pig," which is seen as an oblique reference to her joke about hockey moms and pit bulls at the convention, he can sell his perceived sexism as a conservative credential.

Palin's line at the convention last week about Obama saying one thing in Scranton and another in San Francisco still stings. So while his friends in the media mock her for once attending a church where people "speak in tongues," he, too, is clinging to God and guns as he uses forked-tongue rhetoric to try and put the fears of ordinary Americans to rest.

George Neumayr is editor of Catholic World Reportand press critic for California Political Review.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008veep; bang; faith; georgeneumayr; mccainpalin; palin; palinandgod

1 posted on 09/10/2008 11:11:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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nothing wrong here. She is a Wonderful honest person. They haven’t found anything to truthfully say about her and they won’t.


2 posted on 09/10/2008 11:15:03 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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bumptious Romulus and Remus over at MSNBC

Hilarious! Not only were they raised by wolves (which is what my mother used to accuse us of when we didn't behave), IIRC, one of them killed the other in order to ascend to power.

3 posted on 09/10/2008 11:31:53 PM PDT by hsalaw
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Hey, wolves are noble creatures.


4 posted on 09/10/2008 11:33:23 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Hey Nick...when does 0bama don the obligatory orange safety vest for his mandatory election-year Democratic Party bird hunt in a red/blue swing state?

You know, to show rural America that he’s not elitist...


5 posted on 09/10/2008 11:38:26 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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I am 73 and never thought to live to see the day when people would actually listen to vacuous, vicious pratlings like Olbermann's and co.

If you believe in the Bible, you might want to think God has given them over to reprobate minds because of their continuous attacks on Christian beliefs.

I would not admire any "leader" who went on Degenerate's show. I just do not find her funny--rather, pitiful.

vaudine

6 posted on 09/10/2008 11:40:23 PM PDT by vaudine (RO)
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You can fool some of the people some of the time. You cannot fool all of the people all of the time. This is the time when Obama has found he cannot fool enough people to get himself elected President.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

7 posted on 09/10/2008 11:43:08 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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( Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann - Ren & Stimpy of MSNBC )
Fits them to a T

8 posted on 09/10/2008 11:43:58 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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(CNN found somebody in Palin's church who thinks Alaska may serve as a refuge during the "last days of the Obama Campaign losing the election ")

There now, fixed.
9 posted on 09/10/2008 11:46:54 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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I would imagine sometime in mid October. Apparently, he plans to be the new Ted Nugent.


10 posted on 09/10/2008 11:52:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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" The Democrats' newfound respect for religion, post-John Kerry's defeat, is dissipating amidst their anger at Palin. "

Well , well , well, .... and so it is.
Right after the Kerry defeat ( thank GOD ) .... there were some here on FR and including I , that warned that the Democrats/MSM/LIBS will sit back... try to figure out how and why they got beat... and look and see how Bush won with the evangelical vote.. and try to copy it, and try to fool the sheeple.
We warned others that they have " find GOD " and use it towards their advantage in this election..... but, there new found " enlightenment of Finding GOD " is ( as the article says ) dissipating away... just like Obamania, Obama's presidential hopes are fading away.
11 posted on 09/10/2008 11:53:37 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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Bump for later Reading


12 posted on 09/11/2008 12:29:56 AM PDT by SuziQ
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"remains very troubled by her alleged insufficient regard for the claims of modern science --"

What issue of national importance or urgency requires school children to spend hours upon hours reviewing imaginary charts and graphs of prehistoric monkey bones? What's the cause of liberal hysteria and panic here?

13 posted on 09/11/2008 2:23:36 AM PDT by HowlinglyMind-BendingAbsurdity
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14 posted on 09/15/2008 10:17:12 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Physician-assisted Murder (aka-Euthanasia), Don't Democrats just kill ya?)
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