I know one person that should never be Times magazine person of the year âđ [QUOTE]David A. Graham/AUTHOR]When Donald Trump was granted a coat of arms for his Scottish golf courses in 2012 (after a lengthy court battle, of course), he chose as its motto âNumquam concedereâ: Never concede. He has not, even as it has become clear that he lost the presidential election by a wide margin....[/QUOTE]excerpt from, " The GOP Abandons Democracy"
Hardly, CV, they just like many others are the actual Republicans and not a import from the Democrats, who is now our President. Yet another opinion from a conservative.
Mona Charen certainly isn't the liberal, so it makes this observation even more important
Mona Charen wrote: .... Thereâs a theory that people have rallied around President Donald Trump and alternative news sources because they feel disrespected by the mainstream, liberal-leaning press. There is some truth in this, but my experience with conservatives makes me skeptical of that as a complete explanation.
Sure, the urban/rural divide is real â and not limited to the United States â but resentment of elites has always been with us. From suspicion of the First Bank of the United States among the Jeffersonians to the populist movement of the 1890s, âcoastal elitesâ have always been despised by some. But it didnât drive people into abject lunacy in the past, or at least not on the scale we see today....
excerpt from, "The Republican Party is a danger to American democracy" â
John MacArthur wrote: Jesus had little trouble reaching the harlots. He had little trouble reaching the thieves and the robbers and the criminals and the outcasts and sinners of society, including the tax collectors, the extortionists. But He had an almost impossible time reaching the religious, self-righteous, moral people who were under the illusion and self-deception that because of their goodness, everything was okay between them and God. You see, they recognized no sin, so they needed no Savior.â And that is always the danger of morality, that morality creates an illusion of safety when in fact the person who is moral may be in the greatest danger of all. We see this particularly among the Mormons, who feel so secure because of their morality, when in fact they are so insecure and under the judgment of God and so hard to convince.
John MacArthur wrote: .... What are Christians to do about it?
Many think this is a political problem that will not be solved without a political strategy. During the past twenty-five years, well-meaning Christians have founded a number of evangelical activist organizations and sunk millions of dollars into them in an effort to use the apparatus of politicsâlobbying, legislation, demonstration, and boycottâto counteract the moral decline of American culture. They pour their energy and other resources into efforts to drum up a âChristianâ political movement that will fight back against the prevailing anti-Christian culture.
But is that a proper perspective? I believe not. Americaâs moral decline is a spiritual problem, not a political one, and its solution is the gospel, not partisan politics.
LESSONS FROM HISTORY
This is a lesson evangelicals ought to know from church history. Whenever the church has focused on evangelism and preaching the gospel, her influence has increased. When she has sought power by political, cultural, or military activism, she has damaged or spoiled her testimony....
Allison Durkee wrote: Tuesday marks the âsafe harborâ deadline by which states can lock in their presidential election results with Congress before the Electoral College meets Dec. 14âbut the deadline isnât expected to stop the Trump campaign and Republican Partyâs long-shot legal efforts to overturn President-elect Joe Bidenâs victory. Hereâs what the safe harbor deadline means for Trumpâs post-election court fight:.. ... Judges can legally still rule on election challenges after Dec. 8âand theoretically change the results, though judges have universally refused to do that so farâbut âcourts are going to be very reluctant to mess with the safe harbor deadline,â election law expert Rick Hasen wrote, later adding on Twitter to think of the safe harbor date ânot as a drop dead deadline but as another nail in the coffin.â...
excerpt from, "The âSafe Harborâ Deadline For Election Results Has Arrived: Hereâs What That Means For Trumpâs Lawsuits"
This outfit had quite a bit of success with ads also. QUOTE][AUTHOR]Simon Dumenco[/AUTHOR].... The Lincoln Project, of course, pumped out a lot of adsâwith such finesse and success, under Wilsonâs creative direction, that Ad Age has named the PAC one of 2020âs Marketers of the Year. In this in-depth conversation, Wilson (speaking by phone from his home in Tallahassee, Fla.) reveals some of the art and science behind TLPâs barrage of remarkable, agenda-setting, viral political ads.... .... We moved former Republicans, independents and current Republicans over what we call the Bannon Line. Steve Bannon, who is no fan of us, said, early in the process, if these guys can move 2% or 3% of the Republican vote, Trump is gonna lose. Well, from the metrics weâre showing, in the swing states, where we spent I would say 80% to 85% of our resources, we moved the Bannon Line, and crossover Republican votes, between 9% and 13%...[/QUOTE]excerpt from, "The Lincoln Projectâs Rick Wilson on the ads that actually worked"âđ
Well, Julia, covid-19 has now surpassed heart disease for killing people off in the United States.
There still must be a lot of Republicans out in California!
"The Republicans Can't Handle the Truth"
"You shouldnât be surprised that theyâre still backing Trump."
Interesting! Paul Krugman pointed out various examples before pre-Trump candidacy that shows the Republicans have an aversion to truth for quite a few years now. It is something that Christians should think about when supporting them. đ
Since I don't drink, especially I don't smoke anything, this is almost amusing but not quite.
Mike Adams wrote: âIn legal adult use cannabis states,â the analysts wrote, âthe number binge drinking sessions per month (for states legal through 2016) was -9% below the national average.â
Whatâs more is legal marijuana states, where adults 21 and older can walk into a dispensary and purchase a variety of cannabis products, experienced 13 percent less binge drinking than areas of prohibition. The writing is on the wall â people with legal access to recreational marijuana are opting to spend either all or a portion of their booze budget on a substance that has been deemed âa safer alternative.â
excerpt from,"Binge Drinking Drops In States With Recreational Marijuana"
Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow wrote: .... In formally ending Flynnâs three-year legal saga, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said he probably would have denied the Justice Departmentâs controversial effort this year to drop the case, ... .... âPresident Trumpâs decision to pardon Mr. Flynn is a political decision, not a legal one. Because the law recognizes the Presidentâs political power to pardon, the appropriate course is to dismiss this case as moot,â Sullivan wrote, adding: âHowever, the pardon âdoes not, standing alone, render [Mr. Flynn] innocent of the alleged violation.â â
The 43-page ruling delivered the courtâs final say in the politically charged case, ...
excerpt from, "Michael Flynn judge says pardon doesnât mean ex-national security adviser is innocent"
A very interesting article about a very unhappy judgeâ
This article made some interesting points. If they aren't going to shut down everything, they can at least encourage people to wear masks and socially distance. no wonder California's are getting a little tired of this. đ·
Well, Nick just for two points, and I should find links for them because I know they're out there and because I agree with them so why think of something new?
But I think if you look up Russell Moore and his link for the 2016 election he will point out that evangelicals are hypocritical when they used to attack presidential candidates for morals failings, while Trump moral failings are completely good
Of course, such behavior is driving out young people especially from the Evangelical churches anyway
George Will has always been a conservative, not one of convenience like Mr. Trump. if you have any doubts go read a whole bunch of his commentaries which are easily found here:
Tish Durkin wrote: .... Joe Biden or Donald Trump: Whoâs the better Catholic? If this seems like an odd question to raise in the context of a race for the highest secular office in Americaâand a race in which one of the two candidates is Protestantânever mind. Both campaigns, and their surrogates, are hotly contesting the answer....
Of course, every presidential race since Roe v. Wade has featured tension between single-issue anti-abortion-rights Catholic voters and the more liberal, âsocial justiceâ Catholics who consider abortion just one issue of many. This time, though, the Catholic wars have greatly expanded....
excerpt from, "The Catholics Who Hate Joe BidenâAnd Pope Francis"â
Cameron Doody wrote: .... âBy patching together bits of unverified information, repeating banal and deceptively persuasive arguments, sending strident and hateful messages, we do not help to weave human history, but instead strip others of their dignityâ, the Pope wrote....
excerpt from, "Italian cardinal tells Francis critics to become Protestants if they donât like Pope"
Mike, sometimes you can say the most amusing things âđ
Timothy, considering Nebraska's one of the Whiter States, we can't blame racism for the amount of incarceration of Whites besides other races in the state, I would say also. Christianity Today did mention Trump's problem with the idea, without going into detail. the following article will go into little more detail.
No doubt, one of the better articles on how Critical Race Theory came to be and what it is
"President Trump Has Attacked Critical Race Theory. Here's What to Know About the Intellectual Movement"
It should be remembered that Trump also supported queer rights and abortion until it wasn't politically expedient for him to do so. I find it somewhat ironical that Joe Biden supports the secular traditions of this country much more than Trump. Trump's family certainly benefited from the secular culture of the United States.
By the way,
"Pope Francis congratulates Biden for winning presidential election"
Emma Green wrote: ...Since at least 1995, the church has been publicly repenting for its history of racial discrimination. Arguably, it has made progress; minority participation in Southern Baptist congregations has blossomed. Yet after two decades, the public-policy arm of the church is still focused almost exclusively on conservative social issues, rather than topics like poverty and mass incarceration, which have a significant impact on racial disparities in America.... .... âMost of my white brothers and sisters place a great emphasis on individualism and meritocracy,â said Thabiti Anyabwile, a black pastor who heads a church in southeast D.C. âMost of my African American brothers and sisters, we've had a group experience. Our experience in this country has been defined first and foremost by this pigment that we share. So when we have these conversations about how to make progress, African Americans go to group experience pretty quickly. We speak in âwe.â And white Americans go pretty quickly to individual and speak of âI.ââ
excerpt from, "Southern Baptists and the Sin of Racism"
Also a good article like the one that is from Christianity Todayâđ
The Republicans have a head start on the Democrats for goofy groups, and they have probably a much more influence in the Republican party than some of these secular groups having the Democratic party . Remember Joe Biden isn't an atheist he's a Catholic âđ
The Laura Loomer mentioned in the article below I believe even one a congressional seat âđ
Adam Gabbatt wrote: While Loomer may espouse the most dangerous beliefs of all the Republicans to win primaries this year, itâs a tight contest.
Media Matters, a not-for-profit progressive research center which monitors misinformation, has counted 67 current or former rightwing congressional candidates who have embraced QAnon, a conspiracy theory based in antisemitic tropes which has incited supporters to violence and is popular among Trump supporters.
Angela Stanton King, a QAnon believer who claimed Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter were a screen âfor pedophilia and human traffickingâ, won an uncontested primary in Georgia in July.
excerpt from, "Wave of extremist Republicans run for office, many with Trump's blessing"