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Christians Optimistic But Disappointed in Obama
FoxNews ^ | 3/12/09 | FoxNews

Posted on 03/12/2009 8:49:59 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun

Conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders who went out on a political limb by aligning themselves with the Obama administration are expressing feelings ranging from disappointment to optimism in their reaction to the president's decisions so far on culture war issues.

Although most of President Obama's moves on abortion and stem cell research have been expected, some right-leaning Christian leaders who took a risk sitting down at the table with a Democratic president feel that several major decisions fall short of the common ground Obama had promised on divisive social issues.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; buyersremorse; christians; christianvote; first100days; kmiec; obama
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1 posted on 03/12/2009 8:50:00 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

Cognitive Dissonance


2 posted on 03/12/2009 8:50:43 PM PDT by lakertaker (Libertarian Party since 1998)
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

3 posted on 03/12/2009 8:50:45 PM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: anniegetyourgun

What the hell did they expect?


4 posted on 03/12/2009 8:51:53 PM PDT by upsdriver
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To: anniegetyourgun

That’s what happens when you make a deal with the Devil.
Hello, people, He is a LIAR!!!!!!!


5 posted on 03/12/2009 8:53:48 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady
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To: anniegetyourgun

So called Conservative Christians who even thought of supporting 0bama were and are FOOLS. They should be asking Him for forgiveness.


6 posted on 03/12/2009 8:54:17 PM PDT by unkus
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To: anniegetyourgun
...some right-leaning Christian leaders who took a risk sitting down at the table with a Democratic president feel that several major decisions fall short of the common ground Obama had promised on divisive social issues...these guys deserve everything they're going to get - the rest of us don't......
7 posted on 03/12/2009 8:54:43 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: unkus

Of all those named in the article, I suspect at least half (maybe more) are black. That drives their vote more than their “faith.”


8 posted on 03/12/2009 8:55:36 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

A man who referred to a baby as punishment is not a man conservatives and Christians should be trusting.


9 posted on 03/12/2009 8:56:07 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Talk about lack of discernment. If this were Rome, they’d probably be saying, “he is Nero after all, we knew he’d be throwing Christians to the lions.”


10 posted on 03/12/2009 8:56:59 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
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To: lakertaker

Cognitive Dissonance
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Plain english, please.


11 posted on 03/12/2009 8:57:36 PM PDT by unkus
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To: anniegetyourgun
What in the world has Obama done to give Christians any reason to feel even slightly optimistic???
12 posted on 03/12/2009 8:58:13 PM PDT by srmorton (Chose life!)
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Douglas Kmiec, a Pepperdine University law professor, Catholic opponent of abortion and former Reagan administration lawyer who became a lightning rod in the Catholic community for endorsing Obama, said he was encouraged by the administration's first seven weeks.

Sadly, there are so many under the delusion....

13 posted on 03/12/2009 8:58:24 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun

No Christian worth a diddly would vote for a commie.


14 posted on 03/12/2009 8:58:26 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: GodGunsGuts

Spot on, GGG.


15 posted on 03/12/2009 8:59:13 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
How do these folks not feel a combination of agony and stupidity, having voted for someone who they now know holds beliefs that are the antithesis of theirs. Those who voted for him not knowing who he was need to have "sucker" stamped all over them.

And they ain't see nothing yet. It's going to get worse.

16 posted on 03/12/2009 8:59:49 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: anniegetyourgun

These so-called leaders should look up the definition of MINISTER. They are not guiding their flocks...they are leading their sheep to the slaughter.


17 posted on 03/12/2009 9:00:24 PM PDT by unkus
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To: anniegetyourgun
Conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders who went out on a political limb by aligning themselves with the Obama administration are expressing feelings ranging from disappointment to optimism in their reaction to the president's decisions so far on culture war issues.

Which 'Catholic Leaders' were those? Douglas Kmiec? Congresscritters? I wouldn't call them 'Catholic Leaders', though they may call themselves Catholic, they're not anyone's leaders in the faith.

18 posted on 03/12/2009 9:00:33 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: anniegetyourgun

Oh Puhleeze.

Time for penance


19 posted on 03/12/2009 9:03:18 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I told you so! Now it's time for all of you to assume the position and take your punishment from your boys Doug Niedermeyer and Greg Marmalad.

Douglas Kmiec
This fool needs to be first in line. "Thank you sir may I have another!"

20 posted on 03/12/2009 9:04:55 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Obama = Jimmy Carter II)
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To: unkus

They refuse to acknowledge their actions


21 posted on 03/12/2009 9:06:05 PM PDT by mylife ( The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders who went out on a political limb by aligning themselves with the Obama administration are

to be avoided like the plague.

22 posted on 03/12/2009 9:08:14 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Kmiec is still caught up in his web of sophistries. He keeps spinning and spining and....


23 posted on 03/12/2009 9:08:20 PM PDT by RobbyS (ECCE homo)
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To: lakertaker

Fancy way of saying “IDIOTS”.


24 posted on 03/12/2009 9:09:20 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. when will these folks learn to accept it?


25 posted on 03/12/2009 9:10:09 PM PDT by wombtotomb (Since it is above his paygrade, why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: anniegetyourgun
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26 posted on 03/12/2009 9:11:48 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: unkus

It’s Latin for “Gullible idiots”.

[seriously, cognitive dissonance is “an uncomfortable feeling caused by holding two contradictory ideas simultaneously.”]


27 posted on 03/12/2009 9:12:44 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: srmorton

He hasn’t decapitated them.

Yet.


28 posted on 03/12/2009 9:13:33 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: anniegetyourgun

No “conservative evangelical” leader aligned himself with Obama. “Conservative evangelical” and “Obama” are mutually exclusive.


29 posted on 03/12/2009 9:13:54 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (I feel much better since I gave up hope.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
I hope these so-called “Christians” or “Conservatives” enjoy a hot afterlife, to say the least.
30 posted on 03/12/2009 9:15:42 PM PDT by pnh102 (Save America - Ban Ethanol Now!)
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To: Lakeshark

“who they now know holds beliefs that are the antithesis of theirs”

Not buying that.
The blatant, screaming evidence for what he is was all over the place, easily seen by anyone who bothered to look.

They knew what he was when they pulled the lever.

Like the movie said, “It’s *your* baby, Rosemary.”

They wanted him.
Now they’ve got him.


31 posted on 03/12/2009 9:18:54 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: anniegetyourgun
But but Obama is a Christian too!

Complete and total sarcasm.

32 posted on 03/12/2009 9:24:11 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Christians need to wake up and not be yoked to this pretender, or is it pretenders yoked to a pretender, either way, get some sense people.


33 posted on 03/12/2009 9:24:53 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Salamander

Thank you Salamander. You are right on target.


34 posted on 03/12/2009 9:27:03 PM PDT by unkus
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To: anniegetyourgun

It never ceases to amaze me how many totally gullible people there are in high places.


35 posted on 03/12/2009 9:27:52 PM PDT by Turret Gunner A20 (“In politics , stupidity is no handicap.” Napoleon)
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To: anniegetyourgun

As I see it, this is nothing more nor less than yet another in a long line of “I’m not responsible for my own decisions” thinking.


36 posted on 03/12/2009 9:28:07 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: anniegetyourgun
Conservative evangelical and Catholic leaders who went out on a political limb by aligning themselves with the Obama administration...

They can call themselves what they want...I think 'grievous wolves [who] enter in among you, not sparing the flock' comes to mind... Supporting someone with a zeal for abortion as Mr. Obama has clearly demonstrated; and supporting someone who was a 20 year member of a racist church which blasphemed the Name of Christ ... isn't exactly the most solid ground to be standing on...

37 posted on 03/12/2009 9:28:33 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Disappointed??? Ha, he’s the anti-christ!


38 posted on 03/12/2009 9:29:05 PM PDT by hope (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: mylife

They are compromising their souls.


39 posted on 03/12/2009 9:29:08 PM PDT by unkus
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To: anniegetyourgun

more stupid be nice good works golden rule Christians..

good love em.....the box cars are thataway ya’ll

refreshments and blankets once you get on board


40 posted on 03/12/2009 9:31:04 PM PDT by wardaddy (The world has gone to shite since I was a lad in the idyllic 60s)
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To: Turret Gunner A20

It never ceases to amaze me how many totally gullible people there are in high places.
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They must think they are invulnerable.


41 posted on 03/12/2009 9:31:14 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Domandred

TALK ABOUT ARROGANCE!

Notice that in the campaign flyer you posted it twists the scripture about Faith, Hope and Love (if you have not love, you are a clanging gong). Instead it has Faith, Hope, Change (and the point of obama’s quote is: if you have not Change, you aren’t doing God’s will). I really dislike this cat.


42 posted on 03/12/2009 9:35:18 PM PDT by RedQuill
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To: anniegetyourgun

Christians Optimistic But Disappointed in the Devil


43 posted on 03/12/2009 9:38:51 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: anniegetyourgun

One word...DUMBASS.


44 posted on 03/12/2009 9:39:19 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's even tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: wombtotomb

“Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. when will these folks learn to accept it?”

They don’t believe in fleas.


45 posted on 03/12/2009 9:49:57 PM PDT by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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To: upsdriver

You said exactly what I was thinking! These so-called conservatives need to lose their conservative moniker since they were fooled. Didn’t take a genius to figure out he didn’t mean what he was saying especially since he was for killing babies after they were born alive from a partial birth abortion while in the IL Senate. How dumb are these people? His stand on partial birth abortion should have kept any religious person from supporting him.


46 posted on 03/12/2009 9:56:12 PM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: Turret Gunner A20
It never ceases to amaze me how many totally gullible people there are in high places.

These people are not gullible, or stupid. They knew exactly who Obama was and what he stood for. Their support for Obama was based on their desire for personal power and influence. This is what powers our "new" republic.

47 posted on 03/12/2009 10:05:47 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: anniegetyourgun

Fellow Christians: you are wrong about supporting Obama, let alone any pro-abortion politician. Stop now and repent.


48 posted on 03/12/2009 10:24:15 PM PDT by LifeComesFirst (Until the unborn are free, nobody is free)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Christians optimistic? Sort of goes with the territory doesn’t it?


49 posted on 03/12/2009 10:25:20 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Strengthening the hands of the Evildoer. How could any believer and follower of Jesus Christ ever look at anything 0 has been doing optimistically? He just gives them words for their itching ears and that is all.
50 posted on 03/12/2009 10:48:10 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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