Morning AB, All.
Thank you AB for doing this thread.
I was going to start out with a story about Catholics, politics and my recent participation in a march on Rt. 1 no less, about that awful Obamacare and how it would force Catholics to provide abortions, et al, against the church’s doctrine.
Which I still will, but let me begin by, shocker, something having to do with Sunday talk shows.
First thing on Fox Sunday....”Romney’s gaffe at the Olympics.”
First, I might not especially like Romney but he did not say anything offensive when asked about the state of the Olympic surround (London). I thought Romney’s answer was calm, measured, well thought-out and the biggest bugaboo of all, the thing that has the world keening on end about what he had the nerve to do....IT WAS THE TRUTH!
Romney didn’t say anything bad. He expressed the same concerns expressed the entire week prior....issues of London security, possibilities of strikes....that sort of thing.
The rule is, evidently, that politicians should never tell the truth or they will be villified for same.
And they wonder why the politicos always lie.
It’s because WE expect it of them.
So heres the story.
Catholic churches across the fruited plains are sparking rallies and such to fight back against Obamacare and its attack on private religions.
My church sponsored a huge rally on the matter and, of course, I attended. So many things happened to me that night that Im still overwhelmed.
Let us begin by saying we were to meet at the church at 6pm. At that time we would stand at the periphy of Route 1, right through the mighty beach traffic and the tourists. I suspect that many of the tourists didnt know what the hey our issues were but they beeped and waved and stuck entire torsos out passing auto windows. Hell I loved it.
We had about 300 show up for this thing and, heh, of course, and totally unbeknownst to me, every politician running for something showed up. Well every conservative politico but thats mostly what we have in mighty Sussex county Delaware, paradise on earth.
I had no idea and I am campaign treasurer for TWO of those same candidates.
First thing, one of my guys walks up to me just as I am exiting my car and says Hi. I jump and get all confused as I live two lives here in Sussex county, my political life and affiliation with the Republican county, and my church life, in which I am very active.
So I shake my head and determine I am in the right place.
Every person I knew in the local Republican party was there and a few of them were ALSO parishioners in my church. Some I knew about, many I didnt.
The politicians, seeing that I was somewhat known by the church folks (Im in the choir, on the Finance council, on the Fundraiser committee and now am on some committee or another to do voter registration ), asked me to introduce them around.
Yon ladies and gems I got so disoriented because it was like my two worlds collided. Adding to this somewhat enjoyable state of confusion, a few of my choir members came up to me and....heh....ASKED ME TO INTRODUCE THEM TO THE POLITICIANS!
It got so I totally forgot who was who but I did it, indeed, I introduced everyone I could.
Including my churchs managing priest.....more, shocking more, on this later.
It never ceases to disgust me when lib pundits, today Juan Williams, claim to be restating what a politician has said, and totally lie! (Misconstrue would be the polite word, but I am far beyond polite.)
Romney was ANSWERING a question of Brian Williams. He did not call a presser to criticize the London Olympics.
We all know that the same dncmedia would have criticized him if he had said, "... doing a great job, Brownie..." London cabbies did go on strike on Opening Day - how did that help the city to cope?
That odd media claiming a gaffe, yet Romney was successful in his Olympic endeavor, and his opinion on what he was told actually has value. Liberal media doesn’t realize a Republican President supports the very US Constitution that gives them the freedom to do the job they aren’t doing, report the truth. Or be a Democrat hack.
What a topsy-turvy, bizarro world we live in, where the TRUTH is considered a gaffe, and as bray so brilliantly points out in his essay this morning, America elected a "pig in a poke" in 2008. Fortunately for us, the pig occasionally gets out of his poke, and speaks off-prompter, revealing his real beliefs. And equally fortunate for us, there is a big election coming up in a few months.