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Evangelical Vote Played Key Role in Republican Victories, Data Show

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by CatMommy, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. CatMommy

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    Christian Post

    By Samuel Smith , CP Reporter
    November 5, 2014


    Correction Appended
    WASHINGTON — Republican victories in key Senate races would not have been possible without the strong turnout of conservative Christian voters, according to data reported by Ralph Reed, president of the conservative activist group Faith & Freedom Coalition. (Full Article)




    God bless America.



    Next goal, impeach Obama. That's change we can believe in. :thumbs:
     
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    I believe the OP is correct. Only 35% of the electorate voted. That means it only took 18% for a person to be elected. That is not really a majority of all people.

    There is no question that the small turnout benefited the GOP. Having said that I would not be too comfortable if about 2016 when a much larger percentage will vote.

    As I have said in several threads, the next two years is going to be very interesting.
     
  3. CatMommy

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    I quite agree. Though I am still amazed that we have two more years to suffer BO. It feels like he's been president forever. I've never felt like time is lagging during a presidents term as I do now.

    I'll be even more surprised if he leaves office in 2016 and isn't impeached out of office. Of course that would mean Biden takes his place.

    OK, I could have done without reflecting on that again. :saint:
     
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    An amazing thing happens when we stop dreading who's in office:

    The sun still rises, Time doesn't stand still, Family is still family, Friends are still friends, and God is still God

    Is Obama stronger than God? I spent the better part of W's first term almost idolizing the GOP, as if this one political faction could do what only Christ is capable of - establishing righteousness

    Now it's the Tea Party that's going to save the world.

    What happens if the whole world converts to conservatism? Will righteousness abound, to where we have no need for Christ to return?

    These political ideologies are temporal, at best. Feeble men, making a feeble attempt to create Utopia. That goes for both sides.

    Many believers are led astray from Christ, to a temporal hope centered on this life. But if we have hope in this life only, we are to be most pitied
     
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    Wonderful insight. Thank you for contributing to this thread.

    :1_grouphug:
     
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    Were you being serious, or was that a polite way of telling me to keep Christianity out of our political ideology?

    Hard to tell from that second sentence
     
  7. CatMommy

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    I was being serious.
     
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    :)
    Thanks I'd second the group hug
     
  9. CatMommy

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    :1_grouphug: X 2 ;)
     
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    then the democrats should have voted. There was PLENTY of early voting. So why did they stay home?
     
  11. CatMommy

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    That is probably a question Obama is still asking.
     
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    Where were all those evangelicals in 2012, sitting on their behinds?

    Impeachment of Obama would be as stupid as not voting for Romney in 2012!
     
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    When was the last time a majority of all the people elected anyone?
     
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    Is this supposed to be some kind of excuse? Think about how often even more than 50% of the voting populace actually votes. Most voters in the country are so under-informed they think voting for President is more important than voting for Congress. The simple fact is the average American voter is just about too apathetic to be allowed to vote.
     
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    Maybe it's because his presidency was just a continuation of Clinton and Bush's presidencies. Who knows maybe we'll be allowed to choose between a Clinton and a Bush in 2016.

    I wouldn't be all that surprised.
     
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    Never.

    Clinton may have been elected with one of the smallest pluralities in modern history. 43% of the people that voted. That was probably about 20% or less of those eligible to vote.
     
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