IF WE DON’T LAUGH….SURELY, WE WILL CRY 😦
BY: Bill Clinton
Religious values can include commitment to the common good, concern for the poor and vulnerable, the middle class families, the preservation of our God-given environment, unity over division, and for truth in campaign advertising.
We have a curious situation in American where the religious right has tried to turn all who disagree with them into two-dimensional cartoons. I read a very moving article in one of our newspapers a few days ago in which someone in the president’s hometown said all the Democrats cared about was abortion, gay marriage, and being weak on defense.
I have never met anybody that was pro abortion. That is not what pro-choice means. It just means we don’t want to criminalize the choice. I’m not ashamed to believe that gay people shouldn’t be discriminated against and I don’t believe Jesus ever had much to say about that. When Charlie Rangel fought in Korea and John Kerry fought in Vietnam they did not ask what their political party was before they let them put a uniform on.
I was raised a Southern Baptist. I used to wonder why the Republicans hated me so much. I’m kind of nice and accommodating. I even go duck hunting once a year. I think it’s because I’m supposed to be some sort of apostate – a white, southern, protestant. Why am I not a Republican, especially now that they’ve given me all those tax cuts?
The other party’s about to convene here, putting on its once-every-four-years compassionate face. They have claimed the exclusive allegiance of America’s “real Christians.”
I don’t watch FoxNews. I can’t bear to watch FoxNews. I only see it in doses, clips on the true news…and Comedy Central where they also tell the truth. I was searching for “Karl Rove” there and found this video which documents use of a tactic I was introduced to in Sociology 101 in the 1960s. After you recover from watching it, email the video link to your family and friends.
Have you noticed that even the President now says, “Obamacare?” We have heard the right use this term so often that we have taken it into our lexicon. Thank you, FoxNews!