Friday, August 29, 2008

It Is Now An Amazing Race

I knew that I would be excited with a Gov. Palin pick for V.P. But I never imagined the reaction I would get from those Libertarian type Republicans that I hang around with on the net. I never expect the reaction I would get from Hillary supporters. I was overwhelmed with phone calls, e-mails, and comments from people who had previously told me they were staying home in November, but not now. Pundits on the right who have never had a good thing to say about McCain because of immigration and campaign finance, are suddenly excited about this V.P. pick.

Many people like to say that abortion is too important to the Hillary supporters and that Palin is pro-life. My feeling is that women in general, left or right, don't have abortion on the top of their agenda. I don't think most women who are Democrat see aborting children as their number one issue. I see women caring about things like healthcare, education for their children, and keeping the money they make.

In Palin they see a working Mom who has made a success out of her life, but has had to face adversity as we all do. They see someone with a marriage that we would all like to have. They see a someone who knows what it's like to get up at 5:00am so you can be ready at 6:00am to wake the kids, feed them breakfast, and get them out the door to school as you run off to work. They see someone who probably almost fell asleep in a meeting because they were up all night with a sick child. They see someone who was willing to go up against the big boys in corruption and win. They see someone down to earth, approachable, and smart.

In other words, They see themselves.

This kind of woman rises above the usual divisive issues that separate us as women. Because we all know what work it is to raise a family. We know that women carry the bulk of that load when it comes to grocery, schedules, and chores. Women know that Palin has been there and women like that. They like the thought of a Vice President that would know what that's like.
Palin has injected into this candidacy an excitement and glee that I haven't seen since Reagan ran for President.

I know this is an exciting time for African Americans too, and I honor that. In fact, having Palin on the ticket makes me understand it a bit more.


You thought the picture below was hot.....

Palin shooting a rifle. Does it get any better? via Snowflakes in Hell.

Oh yeah baby!

This could be our next Vice President.
I'm sorry. I couldn't resist. Rachel Lucas has this pic up with a hilarious post. Warning. It's totally un-PC. Totally funny.

Gov. Palin Is It!!! (Scroll for Updates)

McCain is a genius.
It's not official. But CNBC is reporting it and The Swamp. Update!!!: IT'S OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

She is perfect. Welcome aboard Hilllary supporters and PUMA'S!

Let's look at her:

Sarah Palin is both the youngest and the first female governor in Alaska’s relatively brief history as a state. She’s also the most popular governor in America, with an approval rating that has bounced around 90 percent.
This is due partly to her
personal qualities. When she was leading her underdog Wasilla high school basketball team to the state championship in 1982, her teammates called her “Sarah Barracuda” because of her fierce competitiveness. Two years later, when she won the “Miss Wasilla” beauty pageant, she was also voted “Miss Congeniality” by the other contestants.
Sarah Barracuda and Miss Congeniality — interesting nicknames for an interesting woman. Fire and nice. A happily married mother of five who is still drop dead gorgeous. And smart to boot.

But it’s mostly because she’s been a crackerjack governor, a strong fiscal conservative and a ferocious fighter of corruption, especially in her own party that she enjoys such high marks from her constituency.
And she is unashamedly pro-life stating that “every innocent life has wonderful potential.” This played out in a real-life drama for Palin and her husband when in April of this year
she delivered her 5th child who has Down Syndrome. She said this of her newborn son, Trig:

“I’m looking at him right now, and I see perfection. Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?”

She would be a decided asset and most certainly excite the base: an independent Republican governor, a woman, a fiscal conservative, a defender of life against the creeping culture of death and a fresh face in national politics.
*Also, she is a life long member of the NRA and loves to hunt and fish with her family. I love it! Her oldest son is in the military!

I can't express how happy I am about this.

*doing the happy dance!*
Update: CHECK OUT THE HILLARY CLINTON FORUM! They are pumped up about Palin!!! Yes!

*Update: She brought her whole family and baby!!!!!!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Update: I am watching Palin now. She brought her whole family and even the baby!! I love her!! It's her and her husband's 20th anniversary today. Let's see. Husband is member of the steelworkers union. Oldest son is in the army ready to be deployed to Iraq. Parents were teachers. She was a hockey Mom. She was reformer and stood up to special interests, oil companies, and the good ole' boy network. She is helping lead America into energy independence. Signed major ethics reforms. Appointed both Republicans and Democrats to positions in her administration. She said "no" to the "bridge to nowhere." Explains the heroism and leadership of McCain in a wonderful concise way. OMG, she is thanking Hillary Clinton. "Let's shatter the glass ceiling for good." LOVE IT!

Beautiful, smart, articulate, and passionate.
I think I see why McCain picked her.

Excuse me while I go write a check to McCain/Palin

I'll say it right here, right now

If McCain picks Gov. Sarah Palin for V.P. I'm giving him the maximum donation that I can.

I wanted her since I heard of her. I thought it was too much to hope for. Maybe not.

The Party of Hollywood!

Just a reminder that most of us would never take political advice from a Hollywood celebrity because they are so out of touch with the average American. We do love to look at them. Maybe that is how Obama filled the stadium? You think? Here is a list of celebrities that attended the convention of THE CELEBRITY:

Ashton Kutcher
Steven Spielberg
Demi Moore
Jennifer Lopez
Gayle King
Jennifer Garner
Black Eyed Peas
Kerry Washington
John Legend
Taye Diggs
Hill Harper
Josh Brolin
Daryl Hannah
Kanye West
Forest Whitaker
Chris Daughtry
Kal Penn
Jamie Foxx
Jessica Alba
Rosario Dawson
Muhammad Ali
Alan Cumming
Fran Drescher
Tim Daly
Ashley Judd
Josh Lucas
Joy Bryant
Ellen Burstyn
Anne Hathaway
Spike Lee
Annette Bening
Fall Out Boy
Big Boi
Sheryl Crow
The Dave Matthews Band
Charlize TheronBruce Springsteen
Stevie Wonder
Ben Affleck
Matthew Modin
Pharrell Williams
Daniel Dae
KimKelly Hu
Wilmer Valderrama
Kerry Washington
Star Jones
Jennifer Hudson
Rage Against the Machine
Susan Sarandon
Josh Lucas

Leonardo DiCaprio
Quentin Tarantino
Pharrell Williams
Wyclef Jean
Warren Beatty
Ed Norton
George Clooney
Viggo Mortensen
Sean Penn
Lou Gossett Jr.
Chevy Chase
Jon Bon Jovi
MobyBun B.
Charles Barkley
Angela Bassett
Richared Dreyfuss
John Oliver
Cindy Lauper
Sarah Silverman
Dana Delaney
Alan Cumming
Gloria Reuben
Kerry Washington
Tony Goldwyn
Richard Schiff
Herbie Hancock

I have to admit when I started this list I had no idea the sheer number of empty headed (but talented) celebrities were there. It tells us much.

I't Over

Let's not forget those at the convention..heh. Now it's time for the grownups convention.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Classy McCain

Chat room

I'll try to have a chat room here tonight for Obama's speech. Check back. Anyone know what time it is?

This should end Obama's obsession with McCain's homes..

Another one in the category "You can't make this stuff up!"

Report: Britney Spears'set designer built Obama's invesco stage:

The same set team that designed Britney Spear’s last tour has constructed the enormous, Greek-columned stage where Barack Obama will officially accept the Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday, The New York Post reports.

Too. Funny.

Speaking of the "temple" of Obama. I hope all of you have seen the John McCain memo "Proper Attire For The Temple Of Obama ("The Barackopolis")

OMG, it's funny

NBC and Pickens

I heard on Tv Picken saying that NBC wouldn't run this "controversial" commercial, but Pickens won on this. Pickens wins everything! It sorta scary.

The Faith Problem

What is it with both Obama and Biden? People and candidates are certainly free to have any faith or no faith at all. So why did Obama stay at a church for 20 years that he now says he disagrees with? And why does Biden stay a part of a church where it's teaching says Biden should not be receiving communion because of his pro-abortion views and votes?

Both men do not live the faith of their churches. I find that curious. No one forces you to be a part of any church. Why did Obama stay so long and why does Biden stay at all?

Is Obama even going to a church now?

I don't think politicians need to pretend to have faith. People of faith can always see right through you.

I'm not saying Obama and Biden don't have faith. I don't know their hearts. But I do know they didn't have to stay with a church that doesn't share their vews.

So why did/do they?

Meet Michael Williams at the RNC

I interviewed Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams on Tuesday for Texas Magazine. (The commission regulates the energy industry). I had seen him speak at The RightOnline Summit in Austin and he is just an amazing speaker. When I met him he had just found out the he will speaking at the RNC 10 minutes before John McCain to warm the crowd! So all of you will get to see exactly what I'm talking about!
**Sorry about this repeat. I forgot that I had mentioned this, but didn't mention the RNC thing.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Hillary's Speech

There is one part of the Hillary's speech that I am not buying. Not only am I not buying it, but it really defines the difference between Democrats and Republicans:

"We fought for the young man in the Marine Corps t-shirt who waited months for medical care and said, "Take care of my buddies over there, and then will you please take care of me?"

This really illustrates the Democrats view. People like Hillary and Obama, who are so much smarter than all of us, want to "take care" of all of us. They see themselves as benevolent giving leaders who use other people's money to take care of everyone.

I find it hard to believe that a marine would ask Hillary "to take care of me."

Sorry. It makes a nice story. But it is something that no Marine I know what ever say.

We lift up those who need it and we teach them to take care of themselves. That is where there is dignity. I have watched the vicious cycle of dependency my whole life. There is no dignity in depending on the government. None.

The Democratic Party Exposed

You have to got to love how the Obama people have been sending out pundits and politicians all day on the news programs insisting that the Democratic party is unified and that Hillary and Bill and Obama are all cozy now. Really. They are. THEY ARE.

Either they are ignoring reality or they are hoping saying it will make it so.

They are ignoring this and this:

"At some point today, possibly employing methods antithetical to Democracy, the Democratic Party will vote for its candidate for president. The Democratic Party will vote to nominate Hillary Clinton for president or the Party will commit suicide.

Hillary Clinton’s majestic speech last night does not help the unqualified-to-be-president Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton’s kind words about Barack Obama last night merely underline the obvious: Hillary must be the Democratic Party nominee if there is any chance to win the White House this year.

But the Democratic Party is on course to self-slaughter."

The Obama camp is keeping an embarassing roll call from the floor. Do they not see how this makes those Hillary supporters even angrier??

You don't believe me? Check out this post at Talkleft where a blogger posts an open letter to disgruntled Hillary supporters telling them why it is so important to vote for Obama. Then read every single comment that tells him to basically go stuff it.

It gets better. Check out Over 1,200 comments on the last post and all opposed to Obama. One commenter said "I hope McCain has the good sense to realize the potential gift he’s been given!!!"

He does sweetie, he does.

So while Obama is supposedly "suppressing the vote" (according to some of the commenters) an ABC reporter was arrested digging up some dirt on the "new kind of politics" that Obama espouses:

Police in Denver arrested an ABC News producer today as he and a camera crew were attempting to take pictures on a public sidewalk of Democratic Senators and VIP donors leaving a private meeting at the Brown's Palace Hotel.

...Eslocker and his ABC News colleagues are spending the week investigating the role of corporate lobbyists and wealthy donors at the convention for a series of Money Trail reports on ABC World News with Charles Gibson.

What fun we are having exposing the Democratic party for what it is. Old school politics where wealth and lobbyists rule the day just as they unfortunately do in the Republican party.

There is no "new politics." There is only our belief in our party's platform. It really comes down to that.

**One little update. Guess how long Bill Clinton's speech is tonight? TEN MINUTES. Can you believe that? He is going to say what he needs to and then get out of there before Obama accepts the nomination.

The Racism of Abortion

It's not getting any play by the MSM, of course, but Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, Dr. Alveda King was a part of a pro-life vigil Monday night in Denver. They protested in front of an abortion clinic that targets minorities (as many do). Dr. Alveda King had this to say about the "industry of racsim":

"Like racism, abortion allows us to treat people inhumanely if it makes our lives easier. And like racism, abortion provides a sense of justification for actions we know in our hearts are wrong."King calls abortion the true civil rights issue of today. "The unborn are obviously easier to discriminate against than any group of born humans. They cannot march. They cannot protest. They are invisible."


"The fight against abortion is a new frontier in the Civil Rights Movement," states Dr. King. "We are not following Martin's dream if we do not stand up for the voiceless."

Catholic Archbishop of Denver Charles Chaput also spoke: (emphasis mine)

Archbishop of Denver Charles Chaput spoke about the dual obligations of Christian love - toward women and mothers in need, and their unborn children. "Acts of violence create a culture of violence - and abortion is the most intimate form of violence there is," said the Archbishop. "It wounds the woman, it kills the unborn child and it poisons the roots of justice and charity that binds us all into one human family."This facility in this minority neighborhood should offend every African-American and Latino family, and all of us, because every child lost to abortion here subtracts one more life, one more universe of possibilities and talent, from the future of this community."

You can't make this stuff up....

* This is the actual stage via Drudge. Good grief.

Remember when I said that I expected Obama to rise from the under the floor into a cloud of smoke backlit with "Journey" playing in the background?

Well, I wasn't far off:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage resembling a miniature Greek temple.

The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.
Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president.
He will stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the floor...

Once Obama speaks, confetti will rain down on him and fireworks will be fired off from locations around the stadium wall.

via NRO

**Had to add the photo above because it's so perfect. From Political Inquirer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


My only thought during Hillary's speech was.."Thank God she didn't get the nomination."

She was fantastic. Seriously. Passionate and well spoken. There have got to be Democrats all over the United States knowing now, without a doubt, that they did not nominate the strongest and best candidate.

Hillary reminded everyone how she got to where she is. She rises to the task and proves she is tough, tenacious, and strong.

If that had been the acceptance speech of the nominee I would be really worried. The Obama campaign has got to be a bit worried that Hillary's speech will outshine his own. We all know Obama can be inspirational with a teleprompter, but that speech will be a hard one to beat.

Obama showed a serious lack of judgement by not asking her to be the V.P.

As a Republican, I am so grateful for that mis-step.

Michael and Me!

I interviewed Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams today for Texas Magazine (he's awesome). The commission regulates the energy industry.
So go ahead and subscribe to Texas Magazine so you can read when the article comes out!

A funny thing happened on the way to the convention...

Michelle became proud of her country.
Who is the real Michelle?

Byron York t NRO compares a few lines from Michelle Obama's speech last night to recent speech in North Carolina:

In Denver, Michelle Obama described America as a place of hope, a place where people find success during the course of “improbable journeys.” In Charlotte, her America was a dark and ugly place, where people who work hard are knocked down by sinister forces — a place where even young children burst into tears when they realize the deck is stacked against them.

In Denver, Mrs. Obama said, “My piece of the American Dream is a blessing hard won by those who came before me.” Those forebears, she explained, were “driven by the same conviction that drove my dad to get up an hour early each day to painstakingly dress himself for work — the same conviction that drives the men and women I’ve met all across this country…That’s why I love this country.”

In Charlotte, Mrs. Obama said, “We’re still living in a time and in a nation where the bar is set, right?…You start working hard and sacrificing and you think you’re getting close to that bar, you’re working and you’re struggling, and then what happens? They raise the bar…keep it just out of reach.”

I'd like to know what bar Michelle tried to reach that they kept raising so she couldn't reach?

Michelle has told us who she was for awhile now. That didn't work to well, so they sent her home until last night with a sweet prepared speech that no more reflects her true feelings than the views she expressed on "The View." Both performances were carefully crafted and done well.
Update: CNN has this:
(CNN) – Michelle Obama received a phone call after her widely praised speech Monday night — from Hillary Clinton.
The Obama campaign confirms the New York senator reached out to Mrs. Obama after her primetime address to the Democratic convention. The two did not connect, but Clinton left a message.
Clinton will address the convention herself in a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night.
Did not connect????? Left a message!!! Seriously? Michelle doesn't have time to talk to Hillary or call her back!

Moonbats On Parade

Jason Mattera at HotAir goes undercover as moonbat. I think he has a future in acting. Anyway, he interviews some of them and it really is too funny:

Monday, August 25, 2008

Michelle Malkin gets verbally assaulted

By a toad known as Alex Jones.

The Ted Kennedy Tribute

I find it uncouth to speak ill of anyone who is suffering as Ted Kennedy is. They gave him a lovely tribute. I will just say that Ted Kennedy is exactly the kind of Democrat that other Democrats admire. Defined for what he did as a Senator. To how he guided government to do things that they see as helping Americans. Ted Kennedy does define the party, there is no doubt about that. He is the consummate Democrat in how he lived and how he participated in public life.

Chaos Coming? (Scroll for updates!)

Oh, I hope so. Tornados around Denver aren't the only things swirling around this convention.

Bill Clinton isn't happy.

A delegate from Wisconsin won't be showing up at the DNC. That's because she has endorsed McCain. Check out her video below:

The young evangelical and editor of Relevant Magazine slated to deliver the benediction on the DNC's first night backs out at the last minute.

Although former Presidential Vice Presidential candidate John Edwards won't be at the convention for obvious reasons, the guy who kept the press at bay long enough for Edwards to fool America is now working for Biden to handle his press.

The Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention, once called a "great mayor" by Obama and now charged with felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice, and on separate assault charges, sadly won't be attending the convention due to the electronic tether around his ankle.

Black Republicans hit Obama...hard:

And the hits just keep on coming. Texas Republicans are making sure Obama regrets ever bringing up the housing issue with McCain:

Update: You think the Clintons aren't happy? Well neither is Pennsylvania Gov. Ed. Rendell:

Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell was supposed to give “closing remarks” during this afternoon’s Shorenstein Center-sponsored panel discussion with all three Sunday show moderators — NBC’s Tom Brokaw, ABC’s George Stephanopoulous and CBS’s Bob Schieffer — but instead, he opened up a can of worms about bias in 2008 election coverage."Ladies and gentleman, the coverage of Barack Obama was embarrassing," said Rendell, in the ballroom at Denver's Brown Palace Hotel. "It was embarrassing."...“MSNBC was the official network of the Obama campaign," Rendell said.

Update II: Tonight Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece will be leading a pro-life vigil in Denver.

The "Light in the Darkness" vigil, organized by the Denver Archdiocese's Respect Life office and the Office of Black Catholics, will begin at 7:30pm in Martin Luther King Park (E.38th St.), one block from the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains abortion clinic, and will end with a candlelight procession all around the perimeter of the new clinic.

Dr. Alveda C. King had this to say:

"The fight against abortion is a new frontier in the Civil Rights Movement," states Dr. King. "We are not following Martin's dream if we do not stand up for the voiceless."

Update III: Hillary tells her delegates that she is voting of Obama, but they can vote they want to. I love how Hillary is just manipulating all this. She looks wide eyed innocent at reporters and insists that she fully supports Obama, but she so wants that roll call and hear her name over and over. Her and Obama are working on that roll call thing and Obama just wants it over quickly. Heh.

Update IV: Hillary: "I got more votes, give or take." She is perfectly evil! Now that she isn't a threat. I love it!

Update V: Just keep believing: CNN reports:

Reports that Clinton was planning to ask her delegates to support Obama were greeted by some there with angry disbelief. "Have you heard it from her mouth? Have you? Have you? Did her campaign say it on the record?" demanded a woman in a black pro-Hillary t-shirt. "Yeah, I didn't think so," she said, and walked away.

"Yeah, I didn't think so." I'm dying here this is so good.

I think I'll just keep bumping this with updates. Fun week.

More Hillary supporters going for McCain


Sixty-six percent of Clinton supporters, registered Democrats who want Clinton as the nominee, are now backing Obama. That’s down from 75 percent in the end of June. Twenty-seven percent of them now say they’ll support McCain, up from 16 percent in late June.
“The number of Clinton Democrats who say they would vote for McCain has gone up 11 points since June, enough to account for most although not all of the support McCain has gained in that time,” says Holland.


Meet The Protestors


What a sad excuse of humanity.

For some fun reading go here.

Unwashed hippies and losers yelling "F" you to the camera! The Daily Kos Kids love it of course!

Scroll these fantastic pictures of what's happening outside the convention center!!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

This pretty much sums it up

via Sheridan Folger

Although that does sum it up, I thought a review of what Democrats actually said and did might be helpful:

When Bush doubled down with the surge in early 2007, Democrats placed a huge bet on failure and sat back to enjoy and cash in their winnings. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate majority leader Harry Reid released a joint letter that said a surge would be useless; Senators Joe Biden and Chuck Hagel introduced a resolution opposing the buildup; votes of no confidence followed in rapid succession. "We are going to pick up seats as a result of this war," Reid exulted. Democrats in the Senate spent much of their time forcing a series of votes designed to get their opponents on record as backing the war and the president. In June 2007, Reid declared the war lost.

By the end of that summer, disturbed by some hint that better news might be coming, Democrats tried a preemptive strike on the testimony to Congress of General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker. "Dead flat wrong," Biden pronounced their assessment, before it had even been delivered. Rahm Emanuel predicted a report deserving of a "Nobel Prize for creative statistics or the Pulitzer for fiction." Hillary Clinton said the reports of improvement in Iraq required a "willing suspension of disbelief." Signs of success gave Democrats the vapors. In the face of an optimistic report from General Jack Keane, one of the principal authors of the surge strategy, Representative Nancy Boyda of Kansas became so unnerved that she fled from the hearing. "There was only so much that you could take until we in fact had to leave the room for a while," she said.

If the mere possibility of small signs of progress could so unnerve Democrats last summer, the party might want to lie down and rest for a while as it contemplates a convention, a campaign, and an election to follow, with no failed war to run on, and no George Bush to blame for it. If the war has been won, somebody has to have won it. They can still claim the war failed (in spite of succeeding), or is likely to flare up again at any moment, but that makes Obama's lack of experience still more disturbing.

Read the whole thing. It's delicious.

This is what a goober I am.

I get into bed at 10:00 last night and watch the entire speech Lyndon B. Johnson gave at the Democratic National Convention in 1964 on C-span.

It struck me that it seemed to be that at one time we all agreed on where we needed to go, we just disagreed on how to get there.

Now, sadly, I think we no longer agree on where we need to go.

The Celebrity Continues...

It is interesting to note, as First Read does, that Obama has not held a press conference in over two weeks. The press having access to Obama has been declining except for....People Magazine. They were the first group that Obama and Biden let have access to them as a ticket. No hard questions on Russia there I imagine.

Really? People magazine.


I cannot wait for the debates.

Catholics, Let's Be Clear

Archbishop Chaput in Denver lays out the teaching on abortion perfectly: (emphasis mine)

Lopez: Is there an abortion litmus test for Catholics?

Archbishop Chaput: “Litmus test” is a media expression that’s front-loaded with the assumption of some priestly censor checking off behavioral-compliance boxes. That’s not how any sincere believer thinks about his or her faith. Faithful Catholics want to live their faith fully — and one of the principles of Catholic social teaching is that we can never deliberately kill innocent human life. Abortion always, deliberately kills an innocent unborn child. Nobody can honestly claim to be a faithful Catholic and then support a false “right” to abortion; it’s just an elegant way of evading the brutality of what abortion actually does.

Lopez: Is there any virtue to the Cuomo-esqe personally opposed, etc. formula we see over and over again with politicians, especially Democrats?

Archbishop Chaput: The problem isn’t unique to either political party, and no, there’s no virtue to the “personally opposed” argument at all. The word “virtue” comes from the Latin virtus meaning strength or courage. I don’t see much courage in maneuvering around the reality of abortion with sanitized labels like “pro-choice.”

Lopez: Whenever I write about Catholics and abortion, I am immediately asked, “What about war? What about the death penalty?” What about them? Can a Catholic vote for Senator “Surge”? We have killed people in Iraq, after all.

Archbishop Chaput: I’ve written and spoken against the death penalty for more than 30 years. And along with most other American bishops, I opposed our intervention in Iraq. But these issues are different in kind, not merely degree, from the violence involved in abortion. Anyone rooted in Scripture and Catholic tradition will understand the distinction if he or she reasons honestly. Genocide, euthanasia, abortion, and deliberately targeting civilians in war — these things are always grievously wrong. But in Catholic thought, war and capital punishment can be morally legitimate under certain carefully defined circumstances. Abortion is never morally justified.

via NRO

McCain goes for Hillary voters big time

via HotAir