The Republican Party without religious conservatives is a dead party period. The extreme religious conservatives are un predictable and often do more harm than good. The elites who attack Evangelicals and ridicule their Christian faith are despicable and do nothing but drive an even bigger wedge between Conservatives..Comment Posted By edward cropper On 4.01.2008 @ 23:12
There will never come a time when the elites and the religious right will walk hand and hand down harmony road. The best we can expect is to have enough cooperation between the two to win a few elections and maintain some degree of influence in the political process.
It always boils down to what you as an individual voter really want from a candidate.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 31.12.2007 @ 14:09
Are you willing to gamble on a candidate who may not be your perfect choice but hoping they will actually govern as they say they will in order to get your vote?
Will you stand aside and let the political process go by because none of the above suits your fancy?
Or will you hold your nose and close your eyes, then jab at the ballot and see where you land?
When the pickings are slim you are between a rock and a hard place.
Check my blog and see how I address the candidates in photo-composites.
The thing that disturbs me about this Elmer Gantry reject is his sanctimonious posturing while at the same time being disingenuous about what he is doing.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 21.12.2007 @ 23:49
If Huckabee is as Christ centered as he wants us to believe, let him prove it by being a truly honest man in all his actions as a genuinely Christ centered man should be. He is selling his supposed holiness for a shot at the presidency
Fred Thompzzzzzzzzzon if nominated will be the first candidate to ever fall asleep during the debates.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 20.12.2007 @ 14:55
Pat has a grip. Anyone who has any concept of the last 45 years of this countries history and doesn't see the basic truth in Pat's book is living in a dream world.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 26.11.2007 @ 22:34
Pat, like the ghosts in A Christmas Carol, is not telling us what will be but what may be.
Trying to minimize the hard facts he presents is not being realistic but fanciful.
He is not crying the sky is falling, he is crying stop playing the ostrich.
Too much optimism too soon is not good practice. it doesn't cost anything to wait a few minutes to seeComment Posted By edward cropper On 25.11.2007 @ 12:17
if something is not only encouraging but also lasting.
"Mission Accomplished" should have made all of us a wee bit hesitant in proclaiming victory too early.
But, that is the American Way. Grab the laurel start the strut, push out the chest and flaunt the acclaim.
The fact that egg on the face is standard covering for most of us never seems to moderate the event.
Maybe I am living in another world but I am not surprised at anything the average American voter would believe. Having served in public office for a number of years I have come to the conclusion that the average voter has the IQ of lint. They are too concerned about sports, show business trash, getting something for nothing, shopping, moronic TV, and any other distraction that will keep them from having to be a responsible citizen.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 25.11.2007 @ 07:37
Would any thinking person pay attention to the likes of Barack Obama let alone stand there and swoon at his mundane sophomoric babble.
And that goes for the majority of public official wannabees.
Conservative commentators are too believing in the moral fiber of the average American. Voters have proven time and time again they do not really think but let someone else do it for them. Circumstances alone changes the dynamic, not facts and reality.
"Super stars" like Rush, O'reilly, Hannity, Beck, Ingraham, etc. have a captive audience who don't think for themselves, but lap dog their hero.
Most high profile bloggers have the same followers, and get the same me-to responses.
You talk about being between a rock and a hard place.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 3.11.2007 @ 17:03
Is there anyone in Pakistan who could bring stability to that country and avert a terrorist take-over?
When you are dealing with people who can't even grasp the meaning of democracy, you have little choice.
Is it a dictatorship that is anti terrorist, or radical
Islamic kooks who now have control of atomic weapons?
Keith Olbermann? Keith Olbermann? I don't believe I ever heard fo him. What does he do? MSNBC. Is that a medical condition? I never heard of that either.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 24.09.2007 @ 19:44
There are too many Thompson supporters who are more wishful thinkers than realists.Comment Posted By edward cropper On 13.09.2007 @ 21:48
They are those voters who are always looking for a messiah and get sucked in by the candidate who plays the best fiddle.
The myth that there are untold conservatives just waiting in the wings to spring into action on election day for Fred Thompson is just that a myth.
The large majority of voters are not involved in the political process until the last minute when they walk into the polling booth, close their eyes and stab at the ballot. Usually voting for the lesser of two evils.
For the masses it will depend on which candidate has accomplished the best snow job and tickled the most itching ear.
It will have nothing to do with ideology, it will have everything to do with laziness and self concern.