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El Mitt Romney

Posted by Ryan on March 6, 2007

Mitt Romney’s releasing some Spanish-language ads in Florida to help his chances with the conservative-voting Cuban community down there. Many conservatives today are upset at Bush because of his weak stance on illegal immigration. While the Cubans in Florida are quite legal, this move can be viewed as cow-towing to the Hispanic vote at a time when many are getting testy with other Spanish-speaking folks who are in this country illegally. In the end I think it’ll help. The fact that GWB can speak Spanish prompted Algore and John F’in Kerry to try to speak Spanish on the campaign trail, making them look silly while prompting a significant number of Hispanics to vote for Dubya. These moves could work for Mitt in allaying the fears of Catholic voters– he’s out in forefront taking it to the folks.

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Democrats who claim to know Jesus

Posted by Sal on March 6, 2007

Presidential Candidate John Edwards recently stated that the U.S. is a selfish country, and that Jesus would be appalled at our selfishness.  Edwards said:

 I think that Jesus would be disappointed in our ignoring the plight of those around us who are suffering and our focus on our own selfish short-term needs.  I think he would be appalled, actually.

 Well, Mr. Edwards, assuming your premise is true (which it is not, see below) would Jesus be supportive or appalled at the slaughter of millions of innocent babies every year through abortion?  Would he be pleased or appalled at the ruining of the institution of marriage?  Would he be pleased or appalled at the so-called “Welfare state” which instead of helping people and bringing them up, keeps people down with a government handout?  Why is it that when a Conservative brings religion into politics (remember George W. Bush citing Jesus as the most influential philosopher on his life) the media goes into complete attack mode, but when a liberal brings religion into politics, there is barely a whisper. 

Finally, on the false premise that America is a selfish country.  America is the most generous nation in the world.  True, our foreign aid as a percentage of GDP is on the low-end, but that’s because we as American’s believe for the most part that big government is bad and that government is not the solution.  Americans give a tremendous amount of money through private donations to charitable organizations, more-so than any other nation.  When you couple that with the government aid, we are indeed the most generous. 

A word of advice to John Edwards:  insulting the American people will not get you closer to the Presidency. 

 Story via Drudge.

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