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McDonnell, the Christian conservative
Politico ^ | 10/21/2009 | Ben Smith

Posted on 10/21/2009 7:38:12 PM PDT by markomalley

Virginia Democrats are highlighting this video of GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob McDonnell from a rally-the-base speech earlier today at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg.

McDonnell's promise to be a champion for traditional marriage and anti-abortion stalwart comes on the morning following the final debate of the governor's race Tuesday night -- a debate where the Republican said that, if elected, his focus would be on issues such as jobs, transportation and energy.

Pressed about his opposition to abortion at the debate, McDonnell was far less expansive than in front of the evangelical students at Liberty.

And, it should be noted, the Republican's cultural message today has been notably absent from his just-a-suburban-dad TV ads in the Washington, D.C. market.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: catholicpoliticians; catholics; christianvote; deeds; falwell; governor; libertyu; mcdonnell; va2009
Video at link.

It is a really pitiful statement that an attack would highlight somebody's status as a Christian.

Pitiful but typical from Ben Smith at Politico

1 posted on 10/21/2009 7:38:12 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

If only he was a Muslim. I hear those people are peace-loving defenders of gays and women. And Jews too. They love them some Jews.


2 posted on 10/21/2009 7:42:12 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: markomalley
The worst McDonnell can do is run from it. He should embrace being a Christian and a pro-lifer.

I think the days of Republicans apologizing for their beliefs are over.

3 posted on 10/21/2009 7:45:36 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (90% of the fedgov is unconstitutional. The other 10% besides the military doesnt know what it's doin)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

A true Christian would never denounce their belief. I do believe scripture covers that.


4 posted on 10/21/2009 7:47:34 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I think the days of Republicans apologizing for their beliefs are over.

I really, really, really hope so.

5 posted on 10/21/2009 7:49:50 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: markomalley

The last, pathetic, punch-drunk flailings of the liberal elite... It’s all they have now.

McDonnell has run about the best campaign I’ve ever seen from a GOPer. It should be emulated throughout the land. He has very effectively stayed on message and refused to apologize for his stances. Surely, we should take nothing for granted until all the votes are counted, but McDonnell has been masterful the whole way.


6 posted on 10/21/2009 7:50:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: ScottinVA

I hope you’re correct. The layoffs in Richmond must be bad. The assholes in Norfolk could probably care less. VA needs to take her state back.


7 posted on 10/21/2009 7:57:38 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: markomalley

ABC 13 - Update: Liberty University Cancels Classes for Voting

Lynchburg, VA - The conservative voting block that is Liberty University has announced it will again showcase its political power on Election Day.

The school has decided to cancel all classes on November 3rd, so students can make it to the polls.

LU will even run buses to the polling places to make the trip easier on the student body.

In the 2008 election, Liberty students came out by the thousands and made a difference. Barack Obama lost the city of Lynchburg, and most believe, it was due to the organized efforts of LU to get students out for John McCain .

This year, a similar turnout could be trouble for Incumbent Democratic Delegate Shannon Valentine. Lynchburg registrar Pat Bower reported that more than 1,700 Liberty students on campus completed applications by last week’s deadline. As many as 3,200 Liberty students who live on campus are eligible to vote in Lynchburg. Bower says her office can’t track off-campus registrants.

Conventional wisdom says these students mainly vote Republican.

The rest: http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1009/667730.html


8 posted on 10/21/2009 7:59:23 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: eyedigress

“The layoffs in Richmond must be bad.”

My first real job was with Reynolds Metals in Richmond. At the time, it was a great place to live.


9 posted on 10/21/2009 8:03:14 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: markomalley

Does anyone else doubt that the Politico is a DNC subsidiary?


10 posted on 10/21/2009 8:04:19 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: markomalley

http://www.bobmcdonnell.com/ for Governor

http://www.billbolling.com/ for Lieutenant Governor

http://www.cuccinelli.com/ for Attorney General


11 posted on 10/21/2009 8:04:21 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: HokieMom

Good. Theirs and our freedom of religion is at risk. The morons in society that hate freedom will hate this. Government worshippers can get bent. Are you listening Kos?


12 posted on 10/21/2009 8:04:46 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: ScottinVA
McDonnell has run about the best campaign I’ve ever seen from a GOPer. It should be emulated throughout the land. He has very effectively stayed on message and refused to apologize for his stances.

Oh I totally agree. The best campaign in a long time.

Plus, he stayed on message that he will be a "jobs governor" - reminding everyone that its democraps who have run the economy and state budget into the ground.

13 posted on 10/21/2009 8:07:17 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Buck W.

I have family (removed) in Richmond but we are not in much contact. He works for Omaha companies and can be none to pleased with Obama The Tyrant.


14 posted on 10/21/2009 8:08:31 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: eyedigress
Yes, good for Falwell (Jr.) for being proactive.
15 posted on 10/21/2009 8:09:42 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

This is Politico, expect the bias.

Bob is not running from anything. However, he’s made it clear that this campaign is about jobs, the economy and transportation.

And poll, after poll, after poll have shown that’s what concerns voters most. That’s why the thesis attack didn’t work.

He’s not betraying any values. But it’s not what the voters are looking for.


16 posted on 10/21/2009 8:10:11 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: ScottinVA

McDonnell is perhaps the most cogent politician that I have witnessed on the national stage since Ronald Reagan.

Steadfast, clear & convincing.


17 posted on 10/21/2009 8:28:33 PM PDT by dodger
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To: KC_Conspirator

POLITICO is a web iteration of a bunch of Newsweek & Time has-beens. Lamestreamer PC-oids one and all.


18 posted on 10/21/2009 8:30:15 PM PDT by dodger
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To: markomalley

Liberty U website http://www.liberty.edu/. Dinesh D’Souza spoke there today.


19 posted on 10/21/2009 8:41:54 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: markomalley

Only a sick society would see defending the life of the unborn as something to be ashamed of.


20 posted on 10/21/2009 8:48:12 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: markomalley
I take it that O'Bummer has given up on VA, but still thinks Acorn etal can save Corzine in NJ
21 posted on 10/21/2009 9:05:59 PM PDT by Foolsgold ("We live in the greatest country in the world and I am going to change it" Barry O'boomarang 2008)
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To: markomalley

I think Mr. Smith just cannot accept that it is a reasonable position to be pro-Life, and pro-traditional marriage, or anti-”gay special rights” (that’s not say against gays, just no special favors/rights for them)!


22 posted on 10/21/2009 9:22:26 PM PDT by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

You mean conservatives. Republicans run from them all the time.


23 posted on 10/21/2009 9:25:09 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: markomalley
Someone should let the A-Hole from Political know most normal people are not frightened by a candidate who champions marriage between a man and a woman and doesn't think killing babies is a good idea.
24 posted on 10/21/2009 9:34:26 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: OldDeckHand
If only he was a Muslim.

You got it. The MSM would be "celebrating" that fact. In fact, they already have done just that thing with Keith "Hussein" Ellison (D-MN).

First Muslim member of Congress sworn in Ellision takes ceremonial oath using Quran owned by Thomas Jefferson

The problem of liberalism, immorality, homosexuality, abortion, and the collapse of the United States voter isn't about "message" or "politics."

It is a problem of the heart. Only God (the real one) can change hearts.

Liberals (and I put 99.99999999999% of all Democrats in this category) have rejected God, and they hate Him.

They hate Yeshua the Messiah - who died for all of mankind, and spoke of the dangers of Hell more than He spoke about Heaven.

These people are but the face and mouthpiece of a vast and lost group of human beings who are on the wide path to destruction. Their savior is only a knock away, but they hate Him, His message, and anyone who loves Him.

When you boil it all down, that is the heart of every conflict and issue we see today.

How do you know there is a God?


25 posted on 10/22/2009 3:06:56 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Well put...


26 posted on 10/22/2009 3:09:59 AM PDT by csense
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Pressed about his opposition to abortion at the debate, McDonnell was far less expansive than in front of the evangelical students at Liberty.

27 posted on 10/22/2009 6:09:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: markomalley

WOW!! What religion is Ben Smith???? Is he Jewish??? MUSLIM??? He’s really trying to SLAM Christians.


28 posted on 10/22/2009 6:11:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy (ABORTION.......the HUMAN SACRIFICE to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: markomalley

BTTT


29 posted on 10/22/2009 7:25:15 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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