Comments for: Obama’s prayer

Posted Feb. 28, 2012, at 12:17 p.m.

Let me be blunt: If Republicans nominate Rick Santorum, they will lose. The prospect of four more years of Barack Obama holds some appeal for many Americans, but probably not for most Republicans. It may give doubters among them some comfort, however, to know that Obama and Santorum share the …

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  • Anonymous

    No, let’s really be blunt. If Santorum is nominated, Obama could open all the presidential debates with a traditional Kenyan prayer and still win. These Republicans are the brand of lunatics you end up with after demanding party purity and rigid adherence to ideology. The real issue is the moderates and sane conservatives refused to stand up to the vocal fringe that began hijacking their party because it really helped them out in the 2010 elections. Well what about now? Not only have they blown their chances for this year’s election, but likely future ones too. New voters aren’t likely to join the party of anti-this and anti-that.

    • Anonymous

      Party purity? Tell me, how many pro-life Democrats are there?

      • Anonymous

        Obviously not even comparable. There is no party purity requisite for Democrats even close to that of Republicans. How many Democratic pledges are being forced on candidates? How many far-left candidates are emerging to unseat moderate Democrats? How many Democrats are being insulted as DINOs? 

        • Anonymous

          Okay, just ask pro-life democrats how much support they get from their party. On the other hand, pro-choice Republicans are a dime a dozen. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Scott Brown….Democrats are as guilty as Republicans at enforcing party hegemony by whatever means seem most convenient at the time. 

          • Anonymous

            What are you even saying? Obviously there isn’t going to massive party support regarding specific issues if those issues run counter to the party platform. Obviously. There is a difference between that and demanding party purity which was my initial point. Democrats don’t get demonized or challenged for having independent stances on certain issues. That’s just factually true.

            Democrats are NOT as guilty as Republicans in this regard — that’s a ridiculous assertion. Like I said, how many Democratic pledges are being forced on candidates? How many far-left candidates are emerging to unseat moderate Democrats? How many Democrats are being insulted as DINOs? You’re not being intellectually honest here.

          • Anonymous

            Democrats don’t get demonized or challenged for having independent stances on certain issues. That’s just factually true.

            Ask Joe Leiberman.

            How many far-left candidates are emerging to unseat moderate Democrats? How many Democrats are being insulted as DINOs?

            Maybe the ‘moderate’ Democrats are actually far-left already, or have learned to keep their heads down because their leadership is?

  • Anonymous

    Obama just fired his faith based advisory council……remember when he had to demonstrate his Christianity and they created this ‘store front’? 

    Got quietly slipped under the bus this week……

    • Anonymous

      Nice catch….

  • Anonymous

    Here I disagree with Ms. Parker. Romney was anointed front runner status before the race even began. And he has managed to lose it through his own inept blundering. If he cannot connect with Republican voters, how is he going to connect with independents and conservative, working class democrats? He won’t.
    Santorum may have positions out of the mainstream on birth control, but it is no secret that the Catholic Church is just about the only major Christian denomination that maintains birth control is immoral. And it is no secret that Santorum is a devout Catholic. In America, it is still  okay to actually believe in your faith instead of just pandering to it.
    And given Santorum’s views on birth control, I offer you and the world a big SO What? Birth control is legal, and will remain legal because nobody is seriously proposing we outlaw it. I notice you are sticking to the social issue mantra–tell me, Miss Pundit, what do you think of Santorum’s economic plan? It’s bad enough when the liberals in the media can’t get their heads out of the birth canal, but to have our own Republican pundits stuck in the same place is really demoralizing to me.

    •  Keep going. Make  Santorum look good, swing those Republican votes to him so he gets the nod. If he is nominated Obama won’t even have to campaign and he will still get re-elected in a landslide.

      • That will happen either way!

    • RoostookGuy

      I sincerely hope your candidate gets the nomination.

      However, your claim that nobody is seriously proposing abortion be outlawed – really ?  Do you even know your own party ?

    • Anonymous

      It’s true that all of the Republicans have been incredibly inept.  Mitt Romney, a moderate at heart like his father Gov. George Romney, can’t run under his true colors because there is no room for moderates in today’s hard-right Republican Party.
      Romney’s appeal is to college-educated suburban Republicans; he doesn’t connect well with the Rush Limbaugh know-nothings.  Santorum appeals to lower-middle-class high school graduates and the evangelical Christian wing of today’s Republican Party, but doesn’t connect well with the suburban, college-educated crowd.  It’s a class divide in the Republican ranks. 
      All of the Republican candidates are trying to out-looney each other to prove that they are the real tea party nutcakes.  And so as they all pledge allegiance to Grover Norquist and the anti-contraception crowd, they lose any chance of getting elected.  As they get more desperate, they sound more crazy.

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