Liberals: Defend Yourselves!

The right wing of America enjoys winning their victories by attacking those on the left. You've heard their talking points; The lefties want America to be defeated because they hate it. They want soldiers to die because they hate them, and so on. It's the simplistic way the right wing wins, inspire fear and hatred in their base. Those who aren't educated enough about the world to understand it's not so simple after all.

The left does not wish to see America "defeated," and they defenintely don't want to see Islamic fundamentalists win. We're the party who opposes religious fantaticism, Christian, Islam, any religion, we certaintly don't want to see a world governed by Islamic fundamentalism.

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Fred Thompson & Praying.

Cross posted @ http://www.standingbeforethefire.com. Please give my new blog a visit.

First, I find it pretty insulting that this right wing group deemed it's forum "the values voters forum," as if those who disagree don't have any values. Ah, I regress before I begin. Staying focused was never one of my strong points.

This Fred Thompson quote exposes the Republican presidential candidates pandering to religious voters pretty well.

"I would go into the Oval Office and close the door and pray for the wisdom to know what was right, and I would pray for the strength to do what is right."

What is the point of closing the door if your going to tell everyone that you are praying in private (in order to convince primary voters to vote for you)! The point of praying in private is to keep it private!

Or does Mr. Thompson think God is more likely to hear him from the Oval Office? Is there a direct line to God there?

Matthew 6:6 "But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly".

By Shut thy door I don't think it means tell millions of people you are going to shut the door and pray, then shut the door and pray.

As expected, Mr. Thompson got a huge ovation for his comments from the "values voters." These values voters should take a break from politics and read the book they claim to be following.

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Top Republicans Still Wrong for Religious Right

Via http://malcontends.blogspot.com/2007/10/ top-republicans-still-wrong-for.html

The religious right's two-day gathering in D.C. demonstrates the enduring political trouble for the top-tier Republicans running for the GOP presidential nomination.

As reported in the New York Times, the politically significant straw poll taken at the "values voters" conference found three of the top four Republican candidates performing dismally, with Fred D. Thompson at 9.8 percent, Rudy Giuliani finishing second to last with less than two percent of the vote, and Senator John McCain finishing dead-last.

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NJDC Petition: Stop Interviewing Coulter

The National Jewish Democratic Council, which called on the major television networks to stop interviewing Ann Coulter after her anti-Jewish comments came to light, has an online petition to tell CNN, Fox News, CBS, NBC, and ABC to stop inviting Ann Coulter as a guest. Click here for the petition.

Religious Figures Signing Pro-war Statement IDed by ADL as Assaulting Tolerance

by Michael Leon - http://malcontends.blogspot.com/2007/09/ religious-right-figures-signing-pro-war. html

Madison, Wisconsin -- Several major American religious right figures signing an anti-Iraqi withdrawal statement were previously identified by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as extremists assaulting tolerance and pluralism in America.

A group of 44 right-wing, extremist American leaders released a Declaration on Monday urging the continuation of American policy in Iraq and warning of catastrophic consequences if America withdrawals from Iraq.

Several individuals signing the document were blasted in the ADL's 1994 publication, "The Religious Right: An Assault on Tolerance and Pluralism in America," that warned that "an exclusionist religious movement in this country has attempted to restore what it perceives as the ruins of a Christian nation by more closely seeking to unite its version of Christianity with state power."

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