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It’s true, we do want a champion. But there is another way that can be used by the main stream media, the liberals, or even the Republican establishment to manipulate us into allowing them to choose the Republican nominee. They use the divide and conquer strategy and we must be careful not to fall for it. They put out a story or blog about a candidate’s so-called record on a hot button issue such as abortion. They may manipulate the “facts” or use key words in an attempt to get us to throw that candidate under the bus. Or they ridicule a candidate over and over again until we consider that candidate “damaged goods” who could not possibly win the general election. And the supporters of another candidate jump in and pile on attempting to knock out the competition. Then there is one less “radical wing-nut” that they have to deal with. Soon, the only candidates left standing are the media and establishment’s choices. So, I welcome honest debate on the issues, the key words being honest and issues. There is a huge difference between being honest but tough and being mean and spiteful. If we allow our feelings and egos to get in the way, then the media, liberals, and Republican establishment will win. If we are civilly honest with each other, then the best Conservative, and thus we the people, will win.
I agree, Trina, nicely put. I would add that if, as we all tend to claim, we truly want the best candidate, then to be offended when someone gives you further information is wrong and detrimental to all of us and the process in general. It is self- centered (I don’t want to be proven wrong!) and relationally destructive. I want to know everything I possibly can about my candidate and all the candidates because I simply want the best. I am not emotionally invested in anything other than the truth and the God who created it. I hope others will do the same, especially if they say they use the same process of elimination (pro-life on God’s terms means NO exceptions, as HE CREATED IT PERIOD!). If one is God-fearing, they should choose the candidate who is not fooled by communist-agenda population-reduction schemes like global warming or climate change deceptions (how frail is the God who can’t manage THAT) which are only a smoke screen for ensuring global distribution of OUR wealth which was achieved BECAUSE of our belief in God-given inalienable rights and which will be used to enslave us if we give in to establishment-type picks who are soft compromisers like Bush. That’s how we got here in the first place. Do your due diligence, everyone, because this IS our last chance!
you all are a little bit goofy.
I agree with your points also Vicki. Two things are really frustrating me. The first is what you describe. People get so emotionally attached to their candidate that they refuse to see that candidate’s flaws. And if someone attempts to point out the flaw, you get an emotional response instead of a logical one. That being said, if we know people who tends to get emotional and take criticisms of their candidate as a personal attack, then perhaps we could show some grace and not try to hammer them over the head but rather, gently inform and instruct them.
The second thing that frustrates me is people who act holier than thou because you don’t happen to agree on their choice of candidates. They scold ,criticize and belittle others and try to put a guilt trip on them. They think other people haven’t “seen the light” and it’s their job to “evangelize” the ignorant.
We need to be very careful not to shoot down our own soldiers or there will be no one left to fight the big battle.
My Mom and Dad were Democrat Precinct Chairs in Waterloo when I was growing up. We had the 1972 and 1976 Precinct Caucus in our kitchen. We weren’t allowed to associate with Republicans, so I don’t know much about their Caucuses. But I distinctly remember the Jimmy Carter Caucus of 1976.
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