Doesn't it just make you sick......

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Scarlett O., Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Scarlett O.

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    I find it nauseating that the same people who bashed Sarah Palin for her perceived inexperience and would slit their own wrists or chew broken glass before they allowed her near the vice-presidency....

    ....are the same EXACT people who are exalting the genuinely inexperienced Caroline Kennedy for Clinton's empty seat and are tossing rose petals before her feet and claiming that butter wouldn't melt in her mouth.


     
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    She's a liberal, and they have a different set of rules.

    Y'know ?
     
  3. dragonfly

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    Palin had her chance; the country rejected her.
     
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    There is a huge difference between being one of one-hundred senators and being the one and only VP, one heartbeat away from being president.
     
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    Agreed - and THIS and THIS do not exactly look like a love-fest.
     
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  6. Scarlett O.

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    I understand that...

    ....you missed my point. My point is that there is no standard by which we measure the political worth of a candidate.... ......it's all about hypocrisy and talking about of both sides of one's mouth and choosing whomever makes us feel better about our own shortcomings.
     
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    I am curious, what kind of standard would you propose?
     
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    I agree, neither should be anywhere near politics.
     
  9. Scarlett O.

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    How about the one that God proposed. That's my standard when voting for people.

    It's found in Romans 13:1-7. I've highlighted the standard.


    The bible says that those in authority over us are God’s servants (or ministers in the KJV). This word, in Strong’s concordance is “diakonos” or “one who executes the commands of another, esp. of a master; a servant, attendant, minister ”. I’m sure that you knew what that word means.

    So, government is to serve as one who executes someone else’s commands. Whose commands? Romans 13:4 says that they are to execute God’s commands.

    Certainly, God has allowed evil governments to prevail, but in the case of a nation that supposedly calls itself a Christian nation, I believe that the standard for electing a public official is the standard that would require them to be a servant of God, executing God’s commands.

    I believe that the standard should be electing those who come the closest to believing and living and executing the commands of God found in the Bible.

    Obviously no elected official is or will be perfect, but those who vote must vote for those closest to that standard of one who “executes God’s commands”.

    That's why I voted McCain/Palin....I wasn't 100% thrilled with them, but I felt that by voting for them, I was voting for people who would and have already proved to be officials who would "execute God's commands."

    That's my idea of a standard.
     
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    I suppose that's why I couldn't vote for them. I don't want a president who thinks she has insider connections with God.
     
  11. Magnetic Poles

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    I don't elect pastors for public office...I vote for them to do a secular job. Biblical tests would be illegal if made into law. Of course, you may use any criteria on your own.
     
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    I suppose the Taliban could say the same thing.

    Anyone think a wack job preacher can do a secular job? Thank God Robertson didn't get the nomination 40 or so years ago.
     
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    No, dragonfly
    You posted that YOU rejected her after you perceived her inexperience.

    The country rejected the whole Republican ticket of which Palin was just one part....


    .........and they did so for various reasons and excuses:

    some didn't like the war.
    some didn't like President Bush.
    some have lost confidence in the Republican Party for being the party which controls the expansion of government and intrusion into our personal lives.....and controls both debt and taxation.

    some still resented the election of 2000, and others resent the election of 2004 which they also think might have been stolen.

    some saw that McCain was too liberal and too much in agreement with President Bush.

    some gave up on trying for the high moral ground of control or reduction of abortions, or establishing marriage by law as being between a male and a female, or fighting the [email protected]@xual agendas.... and the scandals uncovered within the Republican camp and associates........and decided to opt out for entitlement programs and promises of change.

    some made their choices between both parties based upon other issues like race, sex, age, or creeds.

    But you plainly stated in one of your post that you rejected the Republican ticket because you were fearful of Palin's inexperience and lack of knowledge....... which is only another reason for which some didn't vote for the Republican ticket.... but not necessarily the only reason or the majority's reason in making their choice.
     
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    That is not really true. First, given the sorry campaign Senator McCain run there was no way they could win. Also given that the democrats and many independents believed Obama could walk on water it is questionable if, given the economy, the Jesus Christ could have won if He had run as a Republican.
     
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    Do not ignore stupid people because:
    That was what they said when Obama was allowed to buy the senatorial election in Illinois a few years ago. Now look what happened.
     
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    More people on BB need to have some inside connections with God..
     
  17. Aaron

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    Didn't stop y'all from votin' for Obama, who, when compared to Palin, has no resume—well, one that doesn't include terrorists, corrupt political organizations and Chicago thugs, anyway.

    But . . .

    All this talk about experience was and is just so much rhetoric. No one really cares about another's experience when he's running for office. All they care about is the platform that he runs on.
     
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    Billwald is offended by people that know God.
     

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