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  • John McCain's Trifecta on the Road to Victory

    08/31/2008 5:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies · 191+ views ^ | August 31, 2008 | Nina May
    John McCain has just experienced a political Trifecta garnering the coveted conservative base that is absolutely necessary for any Republican to win an election. It is the very oxygen of the party i n much the same way liberals are the core of the Democratic Party. The first win for Senator McCain that shook his slumbering base was the Saddleback Forum where his direct answers that revealed conviction and resolve stood in sharp contrast to Barack’s fumbled, arrogant, non-answer responses. So distraught was the left that=2 0they had to create an immediate spin that McCain had the answers before hand....
  • Saddleback Civil Forum Encore presentation: Sat Aug 30 8pm ET

    08/29/2008 6:31:50 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 1 replies · 89+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | August 29, 2008 | Staff
    For your friends who missed the first showing---Fox is showing it again. Saddleback Civil Forum Encore presentation: Sat., August 30 at 8 p.m. ET FOX NEWS Pastor Rick Warren sets up the Civil Forum with Senators Barack Obama and John McCain

    08/27/2008 12:47:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies · 209+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2008
    GAY media czar Paul Colichman's vow in yesterday's Page Six not to support Barack Obama over the candidate's opposition to same-sex marriage has other gay media bigs aflame. "By tearing up his check for Obama, he basically wrote one to McCain," Genre editor Neal Boulton told us. "I openly - no, flamingly - endorse Obama, whether he says he's for gay marriage or not. . . . I know under Obama, it will only be a matter of time until the country sees the legalization of gay marriage." James Hipps, project manager for gay-marketing firm Vibe Media, wants gays to...

    08/27/2008 12:44:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 164+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2008
    PAUL Colichman, the William Randolph Hearst of the gay media, is not supporting Barack Obama for president. But that doesn't mean he's backing John McCain. "I'm a die-hard Democrat," he tells Page Six. But Colichman was also a die-hard Hillary Clinton supporter. He and Harry Thomason produced a documentary, "The Hunting of the President: The 10-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton." Colichman, 46, who owns The Advocate and Out magazines,, and Here, the premium cable network for gays, said he finally dealt with his disappointment over Clinton's defeat last week and came around to Obama. "I thought,...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Disagree With Barack Obama on When Life Begins

    08/26/2008 4:25:18 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 29 replies · 216+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/26/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Barack Obama confessed over a week ago that he wasn't sure when life begins and worried the question may be a little "above my pay grade." However, a majority of Americans know when human life begins and they agree with John McCain, who said the starting point is conception.Zogby International conducted the poll for WorldNetDaily and it questioned 1,099 likely voters from August 22 to 24.The survey found 59 percent believe human life begins at conception, another 16.8 percent say it happens when an unborn child can survive outside her mother's womb with medical assistance,...
  • When Does Human Life Begin? Obama's Pro-Abortion Answer Hill Downfall

    08/25/2008 3:58:16 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 258+ views
    Life News ^ | 8/25/08 | Carl Anderson Note: Carl Anderson is the Supreme Knight of the 1.75 million-member Knights of Columbus, the largest lay Catholic organization in the world. On a national and local level the Knights of Columbus is one of the most active groups supporting the pro-life cause. In November, as we look back on the results of the 2008 presidential contest, I suspect that we'll conclude that Aug. 16 was the day that Barack Obama lost the race. At the Saddleback Civic Forum on the Presidency, evangelicals had their chance to meet Mr. Obama and to compare his brand of Christianity to...
  • Obama’s Unconstitutional Assault on ‘The Rich’

    08/25/2008 9:08:35 AM PDT · by Dukes Travels · 4 replies · 133+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | August 25, 2008 | David Karki
    At the recent Saddleback Civil Forum – their only joint appearance other than the presidential debates – Barack Obama and John McCain were asked a variety of questions by moderator Pastor Rick Warren. Some were serious and some stupid. Among the sillier questions was what their respective definitions of “rich” were. Neither answered it properly, by saying that it was irrelevant to the presidency how “rich” anyone is, that the premise itself was inherently preposterous as it treated the word as a pejorative when it isn't, and that government has no earthly business assuming the unfounded authority to dictate how...
  • In Church, McCain Unwittingly Becomes Part of Sermon

    08/25/2008 8:55:08 AM PDT · by rface · 14 replies · 195+ views
    CBS ^ | 8.25.08 | John Bentley
    Seeing yourself talk about the break-up of your marriage on the big screen is probably not what John McCain expected when he went to church this morning. But that’s exactly what happened at the North Phoenix Baptist Church today, when Pastor Dan Yeary played a clip from Rick Warren’s interview with McCain last weekend where he asked him what his “greatest moral failing” was. "The failure of my first marriage," McCain told Warren. “It's my greatest moral failure." McCain and his wife Cindy both looked visibly uncomfortable during the presentation, which was played on big screens in the sanctuary where...
  • The Audacity of Hypcrisy

    08/25/2008 6:31:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 96+ views ^ | August 25, 2008 | Bobby Schindler
    When Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama about what he considered America’s greatest moral failure at the recent Saddleback “Civil Forum on the Presidency,” Senator Obama answered by saying, “its insufficient help to the disadvantaged.” Senator Obama then referenced the Bible and quoted Jesus’ admonition that, “Whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me,” commenting that this should apply to victims of poverty, sexism and racism. I couldn’t believe my ears. I immediately thought of my sister Terri Schiavo who was the perfect example of a “disadvantaged” person in desperate need of our help. If...
  • McCain Goes There (Takes On Obama’s ‘Above My Pay Grade’ Remark)

    08/23/2008 7:04:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 208+ views
    Commentary ^ | August 23, 2008 | Jennifer Rubin
    John McCain largely has avoided hot button social issues to the consternation of some in the conservative base. He has ignored the brewing controversy over Barack Obama’s Born Alive Infants legislative voting record and he hasn’t made much comment on the highly successful (for him) Rick Warren forum. That all seemed to end with Saturday’s radio address. First, he went straight at Obama’s “above my pay grade” response to Warren’s question about when life begins/”babies get rights.” He zeroed in on this particular answer, but he also broadened it to make a larger point about Obama’s candor and character. McCain...
  • The Battle Has Begun

    08/23/2008 6:39:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 127+ views ^ | August 22, 2008 | Mike Gallagher
    The words came dripping out of Bill Maher's mouth on CNN's Larry King Live. He was mocking the question that Saddleback Pastor Rick Warren asked Barack Obama and John McCain about the presence of evil in a terrorist-filled world. In fact, after Maher said the word evil, he sort of snickered, as if this pseudo-intellectual jerk who was canned from ABC for praising the 9/11 terrorists and condemning our military couldn't even believe he was wasting his time on such a nonsensical concept as the struggle between good and evil. And so it goes during another night of prime time...
  • Abortion numbers have gone down (Obama lied)

    08/23/2008 5:10:55 AM PDT · by Kleebo151 · 1 replies · 83+ views ^ | August 23, 2008 |
    In his Aug. 16, 2008, appearance with megachurch pastor Rick Warren, Sen. Barack Obama asserted that "abortions have not gone down'' in the United States during the presidency of George W. Bush, a strong abortion opponent... ...But Obama's statement is directly contradicted by statistics that show legal abortions have fallen since the start of the 21st century.
  • Backtrack to Saddleback -- Secularists Not Pleased

    08/23/2008 3:15:06 AM PDT · by rhema · 20 replies · 181+ views ^ | August 19, 2008 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    Suffice it to say that I was not very hopeful about the Saddleback Civil Forum on the Presidency held at the California megachurch last Saturday night. In the first place, I am not really comfortable with the idea of hosting such a politically charged event in a church. No matter how the event is planned and projected, once the event starts it can turn into something far more politically volatile than planned. That is a truth I have learned by hard experience. Secondly, the advance publicity about the event touted it as a platform for a kind of "third way"...
  • Saddleback Church’s Presidential Civil Forum: A Harsh Spotlight

    08/22/2008 7:54:21 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 6 replies · 95+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | August 21st, 2008 | David J. Hartline
    Saddleback Church’s Presidential Civil Forum: A Harsh Spotlight August 21st, 2008 by David J. Hartline The Civil Forum sponsored by the Saddleback Church and its founder and pastor Rick Warren was the first chance for voters to see presidential candidates Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama answer questions about faith. What the voters actually saw was a polished Senator Obama using illustrative words and nice platitudes but saying very little. Senator McCain, though less polished, showed his serious engagement with the demands of the Gospel. Pastor Rich Warren, an admirable man, showed us both the failings of this format...
  • 2mn HILARIOUS VIDEO of Obama at Saddleback / "Do you speak Obama ?" MUST SEE

    08/21/2008 8:41:30 PM PDT · by drzz · 28 replies · 461+ views
    VIDEO ^ | 08 22 2008 | drzz
    Enjoy and share it ! What about an Operation Chaos II for the Dems Convention ?
  • McCain's grand slam to Obama's home run

    08/22/2008 4:28:12 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 19 replies · 89+ views ^ | August 21, 2008 | MARGARET CARLSON
    There was a time in our nation's history when having a political event in a church would have been horrifying. It's just what the Founding Fathers founded this country to get away from. But if that wall is going to come tumbling down, best that it tumble at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., which seems to be much as gymnasium, volleyball court and cafe as place of worship. Unlike the first generation of evangelicals to move into the town square, Rick Warren, the church's pastor, isn't devoted to demonizing gays, women who work, men who don't, and environmentalists. He's...
  • What job is "Above Your Pay Grade"?

    08/22/2008 4:09:52 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 24 replies · 47+ views
    With all this talk about Barack Obama stating that making a decision on abortion is "above my pay grade" (yes, Sir, and being President is "above your pay grade", too!), it got me curious as to what do you consider being "above your pay grade" as far as job or duties are concerned?
  • What did Rick Warren have in mind when he asked does evil exist and what do we do about it?

    08/21/2008 8:44:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 17 replies · 174+ views
    Althouse | August 21, 2008 | Ann Althouse and Robert Wright
    Two bloggers attack McCain's answer to Rick Warren's "evil" question by misinterpreting it. Watch and listen here. Read the comments too. If you're using Firefox and can't hear it, try IE.
  • David Gergen - Obama: In Need of a Game Changer

    08/21/2008 11:57:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies · 245+ views
    CNN ^ | August 20, 2008 | David Gergen
    Say what you will about Republicans making a muddle of governing, but they sure know how to campaign. The turn of events that John McCain and his team have engineered in recent weeks is one of the most significant events of the campaign and now poses a serious threat of an upset this fall. In just a few short weeks, they have not only thrown Barack Obama on the defensive and made him seem smaller but they have also made McCain seem larger and more commanding. And it has not just been one event but a string of them that...
  • Barack and John Go To Church

    08/21/2008 6:08:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 92+ views ^ | August 20, 2008 | Richard Olivastro
    Individually, Barack Obama and John McCain sat down last Saturday night with author Rick Warren in what was called a “Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion” at Pastor Warren’s 22,000 seat church in Lake Forest, California. During the days preceding the event Warren said he would “be addressing pressing issues that are bridging divides in our nation, such as poverty, HIV/AIDS, climate, and human rights." That list was a concern to many in the McCain campaign, as it appeared made to order for the very liberal first term senator en-route to Denver and the democrat party presidential nomination. Here is...