Friday, September 01, 2006

Onto the real issues please!

As a follow up to the last posting on here about whether oven mitt is a christian or not, I will share a thread here from a posting I put onto the public blog at Soundpolitics.com . I publish this here to show that as we carry our message of mitt out into the the larger masses we are going to encounter many with stupid things to say. Unfortunately there are many who love to sling mud on the Right as well as the Left. I feel we ought to deflect issues of mitt's percieved Christianity by reminding people that that is not the issue when we talk politics, and religious tests for office are not compatible with true republican ideals. Here it is:

For those of you who are already interested in 2008 presidential politics, there is a relatively new blogsite for Mitt Romney fans in Washington State:
http://washingtoniansformitt.blogspot.com/
Even if you are unfamiliar with this blue state republican governor, please come check the site out. Thanks! Nivek Posted by kestosterone at August 28, 2006 09:47 AM

Posted by Nivek at August 28, 2006 12:15 PM

I'd never vote for a mormon for President. Too cultish.
If our nominee isnt Rudy Giuliani we might as well prepare for 8 years of Hillaretard

Posted by Joe Lieberman at August 31, 2006 03:30 PM

To "Joe Lieberman"
I was unaware that as Americans we are supposed to think it wise to apply religious tests as qualifiers of who we vote to public office. Refusing to vote for a person soleley on the basis of religion, without any reference to character or platform, how is that not bigotry? I hope you will reconsider your statement because it is the antithesis of much at the core of republican thought.
Disagree with Gov. Romney on issues or any percieved serious character defeciencies, but striking him out of your consideration on religion alone reinforces stereotypes about the Right that we have worked hard to overcome, and this attitude does not help our cause. Sounds like closed camp, small tent mentality.
Would it sound bad if I were to say "I would never vote for a practicing jew for any office"? Sounds horrible, how is your statement different? Sure you have the right as an American to think and act that way, but that does not make the behavior look intelligent, nor is it likely to inspire others on the swing or even on the other political side to consider and even join our points of view, thus pushing conservative ideals forward. It is likely to inspire the opposite.
So lets try again,
Tell me why Giuliani is more qualified than Romney, has a better plan, is of better character, has a better haircut, whatever, but please use something more intelligent than simply attacking a candidiates brand of faith.
This will lead to better dialogue, maybe you even could convince me to support Giuliani, but with your current approach, never.
Nivek
Posted by Nivek at August 31, 2006 04:40 PM

1 Comments:

Blogger mitchell said...

Well said!

9:32 PM, September 01, 2006  

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