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  • Electing “Ministers of God” | Religion Dispatches 

    American Family Association radio host Bryan Fischer believes that “we are in fact choosing a minister when we select a president.”

    In a recent column, Fischer uses Romans 13 as his prooftext for this assertion. Paul, writing to the Romans before his visit there, admonishes his readers to “be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God.”

    Fischer uses this passage, along with verse 6, to prove that “One who holds public office is serving in a divinely ordained role, just as much as a pastor in the pulpit. The role of a statesman is every bit as sacred as that of a clergyman.”

    via Minister in Chief | Assassin Actual

  • Which Republican Does God Love Most Today? | Friendly Atheist
  • How Republicans Can Reach African-Americans | The Nation

    There’s an easy answer for why Santorum singled out African-Americans as opposed to whites—the widespread perception that blacks are the main beneficaries of federal assistance, despite the fact that whites make up the bulk of Americans who receive income assistance. Of course, Santorum isn’t the only Republican in the race who has a problem with racism. Ron Paul has his widely discussed newsletters, Newt Gingrich has his comments on low-income children and Rick Perry has the “niggerhead” ranch.

    In other words, if Republicans want a shot at winning a non-trivial share of the “black vote,” then they should shy away from presidential candidates who casually express racism on the campaign trail or elsewhere.


    via There’s an easy answer for why Santorum singled…

  • Lawrence O’Donnell: Political News Media Lives ‘In Denial’ (VIDEO) (the emphasis is mine)

    MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell tore into the political news media on his show Monday night for what he referred to as “living in denial” during presidential campaign seasons.

    O’Donnell played a clip of GOP candidate Newt Gingrich, who he referred to as “one brave truth-teller,” who told the press that, as President of the United States, it was “constitutionally impossible to govern without Congress.” Gingrich was responding to a recent report that President Obama was planning a “go-it-alone approach” in response to a difficult relationship with Congress.

    O’Donnell said that presidential candidates never mention having to work with Congress while campaigning, and usually spew simple, declarative sentences about what they would to do in office “as though they are running for king or queen.” O’Donnell said that the press repeatedly allows candidates to “get away” with living in this “fantasy land of governing.”

Politics — Newt Gingrich

Politics — Ron Paul



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