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August 15, 2011
Which Candidate Has the Guts to Refuse to Play the Left's Religion Game?
The mood of the country has decidedly shifted from 3 years ago. Obama won't get away with calling mainstream American taxpayers "bitter Bible-clingers" in 2012 even if he thinks no one's recording him. With the rise of the Tea Party, a non-entity in 2008, candidates right and left will be having jailhouse conversions. Others like Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann will be defending past statements about gays, submissive wives and prayer vigils to open up the heavens.
This past week religion and politics were everywhere. Texas Governor Rick Perry who announced he's running for President presided over a day of prayer and fasting at Reliant Stadium in Houston. 30,000 evangelicals joined him.
The preacher-politician persona did not work out so well for Mike Huckabee in the last primary season. But Perry is not apologizing for his faith or his campaign style.
On the other side of the aisle there was President Obama speaking at the White House Iftar dinner for Ramadan on August 10. Equally unapologetic for his support of Islam and Muslim Americans, Mr. Obama stayed on message as he has done throughout his presidency.
This election season may be more about the candidates' religions than the last one. Who can forget "Is he a Muslim or isn't he?" This year with the birth and rapid growth of the Tea Party Obama's remarks at the dinner pose a much more serious question.
Why does Obama vehemently support and defend Islam at an official Ramadan dinner while blaming millions of hard working American taxpayers for his failure of leadership? Why doesn't the Tea Party elicit the same respect from our President as Muslim Americans? Seems "there is not them or us" unless it's a patriotic bunch who want him to stop spending us into oblivion.
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a staunch social conservative, was asked by Byron York at the Republican debate on Thursday about a previous statement she made.
After a moment's hesitation reminiscent of the pause after Fox's Chris Wallace's "Are you a flake?" inquiry months ago Bachmann answered York.
This weekend Bachmann made the rounds of the Sunday talk shows answering similar questions after various mainstream hosts played recorded statements made by the congresswoman regarding her views on same sex marriage and homosexuality. Does anyone see where this is going?
America is in serious trouble. Obama is in serious trouble. His cohorts in DC have called regular Americans who pay their salaries "terrorists." The majority of Americans do not want their monies funding ObamaCare, Let's Move, free birth control or any other far left social program. Millions of homes are in foreclosure, tens of millions can't find a job and our President is leading us down the road to even more socialism instead of a free market system. But the Republican candidates' religious views will overshadow all of that thanks to the mainstream media. Do we really need this right now?
Where is the candidate who will say "no more" when asked these types of questions? Who will say "our President is an American-destroying socialist and you are asking me about religion? Are you nuts? "
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