Hold your nose…
We haven’t even had the first primary, and people are going teh crazee…
The rest politics so I’m stuffing most under the fold. Click on more to get it all
Though I think The Anchoress has a point (maybe three):
It is always interesting to me to reflect that Jesus always went to the sinners to get his work done, to spread his message. He didnâ€™t go to the â€œpureâ€ ones who thought they already knew everything they needed to know, and who would never dare to taint themselves by dealing with the lesser among them. He went to the guys who screwed up, made mistakes and understood that they were not worthy, who knew that they didnâ€™t know everything. The guys who would continue to make mistakes but who would grow and would – most importantly – never give up.
Someone sent me several versions of this story about Christian conservatives meeting to consider a break with the GOP and the establishment of a third party.
â€œThe conclusion was that if there is a pro-abortion nominee they will consider working with a third party,â€ said the person, who spoke to Salon on the condition of anonymity. The private meeting was not a part of the official CNP schedule, which is itself a closely held secret. â€œDobson came in just for this meeting,â€ the person said.
Yep. Right on schedule. Writes my Liâ€™l Bro Thom: Did they learn nothing from â€˜92? They may as well start engraving the â€œPresident Clintonâ€ commemorative coins nowâ€¦
I’ve never been a huge Dobson fan when he gets on his political boots and goes for a ride. He’s much better at framing a cultural perspective, than shaping political policy.
But trying for a third party run… have we not learned in the last 16 years that third parties do nothing but hurt your cause. Bush and Dole weren’t conservative enough, and so we got 8 years of Clinton. Gore and Kerry weren’t liberal in all the green places so we (thankfully!) got 8 years of Bush. See the lesson?
I was listening to Scott Wilder last night, and what he said was truth, “Like it or not, the President sworn in January 2009 will either be Republican or Democrat. “If you’re not voting for one of those two parties, your candidate will lose, and more than likely the candidate the least supportive of the values that drove you to vote for a third party will win. Just consider it.