Published: Monday, April 28 2014 4:20 p.m. MDT
On September 11, 2001, terrorists KILLED more than 2,500 Americans whose only
crime is that those Americans were in America going about their normal
activities. Those "terrorists" didn't do that horrific deed by
themselves. They were funded by rich people in other parts of the world. They
used some of our "petro" dollars to kill Americans in America.Save us the outrage when an American makes a fool of herself. She didn't
commit an act of terrorism. If you feel outrage, focus that outrage on those
who killed Americans and those who weep for the terrorists, the governments that
encourage terrorism, the people in our country to apologize for the
terrorists.One woman didn't have the sense to use sense when
she spoke, but some people in this nation want to tar and feather her while they
excuse those who killed Americans on American soil.
What I find sad is how Palin and this kind of inflammatory rhetoric plays so
well with the GOP base. Throw in a gun reference and a few lines about how
Obama hates America and the crowd gets whipped into a frenzy.I think
many parts of the conservative message are sound. Unfortunately,
the GOP candidates have to cater to the lowest common denominator to get any
traction with the base.Sorry, but it is an embarrassment.
Sorry, Mike. This glib comment about something sacred to so many people is not
funny, cute or clever. She should not get a pass for it.
Good grief Richards -- Why are you defending Sarah Palin and deflect her
outrageous comment?Is it to draw attention AWAY from the GOP, she is a spokesperson for them [and you] you know.Chalk another up
to the Clive Bundy fan club.
So Sarah Palin and her fear mongering rhetoric is what is considered a "good
christian" these days? And you wonder why your children are leaving your
churches in droves? You wonder why there is a such a backlash anytime the
christian label is applied? Instead of pointing your fingers at everyone else
in society, how bout you clean your own house first. You're all choking on
the Palin and Santorum dust.
This is what the heirs of William F. Buckley think of conservatism now?
One of the pieces of propaganda used against the US in Afghanistan and Pakistan
when recruiting young Muslims to join the Taliban and Al Qaeda is that the
"supposed" war on terror is really just a modern day version of the
"crusades" by the right-wing American Christians. So thank Sarah Palin
for helping to making their point.
Wow………Even though I voted, regrettably, for her
and her running mate in 2008, I am very grateful at this moment that this woman
is nowhere near the White House, and not likely to be there at any point in the
foreseeable future. For a “Christian” to make a remark like this is
indescribably awful and disappointing.
Mike Richards, it's downright offensive that you condone Ms. Palin's
words.Do you understand what the symbolism of baptism is for many of
us? Here, let me educate you. The Savior suffered and died on the cross for all
of us. After 3 days, he rose from the grave. Baptism, for many of us, is a
symbol of our commitment to follow Christ. However, it's much more than a
mere commitment or pledge, but a covenant.Every week we have the opportunity
during our sacrament meetings to renew our covenants with The Lord. Palin mocking sacred covenants and breathing it in the same sentence as
terrorism is extremely offensive. True, to some godless people who mock
religion, they support and condone her actions. But not me. I believe that the
ancient prophets and martyrs and modern-day prophets deserve far more respect
than that. Our lord and savior, deserves far more respect than this failed
governor of Alaska is giving.Please, stop mocking my religion to
score political points.
Re: Maverick,Which religion are you talking about, the one you
taught when you were a missionary or the one you rant about almost daily when
you tell us that you have no belief in God? You might think that I'm being
overly critical but the God that I know, the God that I worship, the God who
created all things, asked our Father in Heaven to forgive those who were
crucifying Him. He had already been tried by those who professed with their
lips a love of God, but demanded that His only Son be crucified. Not much has
changed in 2,000 years. Christ still tells us that He atoned for our sins, but
you and your friends demand blood because YOU'RE offended. Why not let
Christ do His job? He doesn't need your approval before He chastises or
forgives a brother or sister. I'm willing to let Christ do His job. I
trust Him. I have total confidence that He is fully competent to judge and to
redeem. Why don't you?
Mike is always invoking the Constitution to deliver little lectures on how
things are supposed to operate according to the plans of the Framers. Do you
think they would have something to say about punishing guilty people and not
just people who may sound or look like Palin's version of
"terrorists"? Torture now is OK when Cheney says so whether legal or not
as long as there's a different name for it? I don't see Palin and
company as either Christian OR Constitutional.
Mike Richards…. did the Christ you worship also use those things sacred to
people as punchlines to a joke at a paid event… would he use religious
humor as a way of filling up his pockets?Disrespecting other peoples
faiths, acts of terrorism by other people, does not justify poor behavior.
What makes people like me - former "conservatives" - so irritated is
this concept of conservative infallibility. That some how conservatives
can't be called out when they do something wrong.I love my
kids. But when they stray, I call them out on it. When I do something wrong,
my wife calls me out on it. Conservatives should be willing to self correct
when a line is crossed… and a line was crossed.What Sarah said
to a conservative crowd, many of whom are just a faithful and religious as you,
was offensive to some. They take baptism as a sacred act of faith and
devotion. It is sacred to those who take on the convents regardless if
"you" believe the person had the authority to perform the ordinance.
Their faith and devotion isn't determined by the "authority" of the
one performing the act.
When your occupation is new making, a requirement is to make an attention
getting outrageous statement every six months like Coulter.
@Mike Richards;How many innocent men, women and children have died
in the US's "war on terror"? We attacked a country that
wasn't even involved. We tortured prisoners. WE DID THAT. I
love a "good Christian" when I see one, but I haven't seen one in
Is it more moral to "baptize" terrorists with waterboarding to obtain
the intelligence that the CIA testified before congress was used to find bin
Laden and kill him or is it more moral to "baptize" terrorists with hell
fire missiles from drones like Obama just used to kill 55 people in Yemen (and
many other countries) I think both are good! This phony outrage is silly from
people who hate Sarah Palin, period! If Obama had used the word, liberals would
have no problem at all.
Palin made the comment to a particular crowd. She is betting (and is correct)
that anyone who didn't care for that comment wasn't already going to
vote for her, and anyone on the fence will let it slide. That is how you hedge
your bets in politics. Really she is being called
"insignificant" in the GOP so her strategy is to now rally the base of
the GOP (her strong point). Before I am too critical of anything a
politician says, I like to put it in perspective. And for the record I
won't be voting for her, but it won't be because of what she said
about baptizing terrorists.
Re: Mike Richards and MaverickI have been interested in your
dialogue and quite frankly can't see that either of you are that far apart
in your theological beliefs and understandings and I concur with both of you!
the question that I have does the following statement made (in quotes) apply to
the present POTUS. "Why not let Christ do His job? He doesn't need your
approval before He chastises or forgives a brother or sister. I'm willing
to let Christ do His job. I trust Him. I have total confidence that He is fully
competent to judge and to redeem."
This was Palin's Bundy moment.
We leftists are always at a disadvantage going up against a loose talker like
Palin. We on the left try to be reasoned and theoretical in our arguments
whereas Palin practices delivering one-liners like the late Spiro Agnew. This
all descends from Agnew.
Re: Mike Richards "If you feel outrage, focus that outrage on those who
killed Americans and those who weep for the terrorists..."OK,
fair enough. As Michael Moore makes clear in Fahrenheit 911, Saudi Arabia
attacked the United States on 9/11. They were all let out of the country with
protective custody by the Bush II administration. Perhaps, Mike, you could
direct some of your venom there.
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