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And Then the Lord Spake Unto the Pollsters…. (Sarah Palin, God & “Pro America” States)

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From today’s Washington Post account of a Sarah Palin rally:

Giving credit to a higher power for the day’s poll ratings, the Alaska governor told the roughly 500-person audience that things might be changing. “We even saw today, thank the Lord,” she said, looking upwards and raising her fist, “We saw some movement.”

The Post added:

“Palin also made a point of mentioning that she loved to visit the “pro-America” areas of the country, of which North Carolina is one. No word on which states she views as unpatriotic.”



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Charles Cosimano

posted October 17, 2008 at 11:48 am


choke laugh choke laugh laugh choke laugh.
Damn, I hope they win. There is no way Joe Biden, dumb as he is, can give us four years of this.



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Jeff Reynolds

posted October 17, 2008 at 12:30 pm


I fail to see anything remotely funny about Sarah Palin being anywhere near the tough decisions that will be required by the next administration. She is neither prepared nor intellectually equiped for the job.



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Judy Hall

posted October 17, 2008 at 12:39 pm


If people are not afraid of Obama/Biden, they must not be clear thinking. How can any Christian believe in them when they are pro=abortion and pro gay life style.



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Chana Silverman

posted October 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm


People who believe G-d is in charge are faith thinking. People who fail to take in account every person has the ability to choose and believe God will interfere in a person’s freewill are “magical thinking”. G-d is not our, make people preform as we wish, “wizard.” G-d is a pray for everyone in every circumstance Father. Leaders whose faith is immature and are prone to “magical thinking” are scary. We humans often do not see the whole picture and have a tendency to be a bit selfish and also treat G-d as our personal servant.



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Mary Ann

posted October 17, 2008 at 4:13 pm


I, personally, am uncomfortable with either praising/blaming God for our human problems. Much good and many detestable things – around the world and throughout history – have been done in God’s name. Why can’t we, as humans, take responsibility for our actions. Polls, and/or elections, are in the hands of the people and the God power that resides in each of us.



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Jim

posted October 17, 2008 at 4:27 pm


Obama/Biden is pro-choice and not pro-abortion. McCain has repeatedly voted against education and contraception to prevent abortion.
McCain and Obama have the same stance on homosexuals, which is allowing civil unions.
Connecticut is the third state to approve marriage for homosexuals. It will eventually be legal everywhere.



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Rob

posted October 17, 2008 at 9:39 pm


Or heterosexual unions will no longer have legal status, as the case may be.
I don’t see any daylight between McCain and Obama on gay issues. I don’t see a lot of daylight between them on abortion issues. And as long as homosexuality and abortion are not legally required, I think pro-life Americans cannot claim they are being persecuted.
I’m from Texas. We’re a whole ‘nother country.



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pagansister

posted October 18, 2008 at 10:56 pm


When I tried to access the Washington Post article I got the “web page can’t be found” note. That being said, just what was in the article above was scary enough.
Judy, why should anyone be afraid of Obama/Biden? Are you saying that this election is only about pro-abortion and pro-gay? Nothing about the fact that the ecomony is gone to hell in a handbasket, thanks to the last 8 years of a total idiot in Washington DC, a born again Christian who has also pushed his “faith” on folks with his lack of funding for birth control or sex education?
BTW, Obama is PRO-CHOICE, which is allowing a woman to control her own body, and make her own decision without interference from the government,and if the decision is made to terminate a pregnancy,being allowed a safe, legal one, which Roe V. Wade allows.
Somehow having more years of Republicans in Washington DC is not a great prospect. And if the worst should happen and Mac & Palin are actually voted in, and then something happens to McCain, that means the first woman would become president,which if it were Hillary would be great, but a woman who is so conservative she squeaks…and thinks foreign policy is seeing Russia from her living room? Think we have problems now? Wouldn’t want to see what would happen with Palin.
Oh, what is a “gay lifestyle”? Does that mean a person chooses to be a homosexual, so he/she can be discrimiated against and called names etc. There is more than a little bit of evidence to show that people are born with their sexual preferences. How does allowing 2 people of the same gender to get married affect you? It has absolutely nothing to do with you.



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Judy

posted October 20, 2008 at 12:57 pm


a comment to pagansister–I did not say that was all there was to be afraid of in an Obama/Biden administration. What does anybody really know about Obama? What he says, then denies? All the ACORN crap that is now going on but yet he denies that. The media does not reveal any of his inconsistencies but waste no time going after Sarah Palin or “Joe the Plumber”. As far as the economy going to hell in a handbasket, who has been in control of Congress for 2 years? I don’t agree with everything President Bush has done but he has kept us safe and for 6 years we had a prosperous economy. No one is giving him credit for that!!!!!!!!



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Shawn

posted October 20, 2008 at 1:09 pm


Instead of arming yourself with misinformation or worse a lack of information about Obama’s relationship with ACORN, his experiences, policies, friends, and business acquaintances, EDUCATE yourself by reading and listening to news sources other than Fox News, local news’ clips, and the ranting of pro-Bush supporters at rallies. There are plenty of legitimate sources including “Talk of the Nation,” Jim Lehrer, C-SPAN, and Democracy Now that do not withhold facts about either candidate. What do you really know about Congress’ actions in the last two years? Think before throwing accusations and encouraging ignorance.



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