With a field of presidential candidates running for the opportunity to run against the Left's politically wounded Banner Carrier once thought by fellow progressives to be near deity, we have entered the season of destruction.
With far left confidence in President Obama on decline---even NBC's Chris Matthews was critical of him yesterday, the personal rather than political attacks are under way.
The M.O. is always the same, people of Christian faith running for office are particularly high value targets.
This field of Republican candidates give the far left multiple targets.
Herman Cain found himself the object of their attention this past weekend, even though many former female employees and colleagues stepped forward to reveal a very different Herman Cain than the press is defining.
But it was the attack on Michele Bachmann that hurt my heart. Whether or not she is your pick of the candidates, this hurts.
The recent attack on Bachmann was not on her policies, not even about her husband this time, but on her faith, her relationship with God---the essence of what and who she is.
In Matt Taibbi's Rolling Stone profile of Bachmann, he claims that Bachmann's efforts to portray herself as a righteous and religious culture warrior prompt additional questions and skepticism.
This is an example from his article, which is read by millions of people:
"Bachmann's story, to hear her tell it, is about a suburban homemaker who is chosen by God to become a politician who will restore faith and family values to public life and do battle with secular humanism. But by the time you've finished reviewing her record of lies and embellishments and contradictions, you'll have no idea if she actually believes in her own divine inspiration, or whether it's a big con job. Or maybe both are true -- in which case this hard-charging challenger for the GOP nomination is a rare breed of political psychopath, equal parts crazed Divine Wind kamikaze-for-Jesus and calculating, six-faced Machiavellian prevaricator. Whatever she is, she's no joke."
When you act on what you believe God is calling you to do, you make yourself very vulnerable to these kinds of attacks. I personally discovered this on the local level following the R-71 campaign. I also discovered these kinds of attacks can come from both the secular press, and sometimes, unfortunately, from within the Christian camp.
We see this spirit manifested often on the posted comments on this blog.
There is a cost associated with firm beliefs and moral convictions, this is why we see people of faith and sometimes even Christian leaders deferring to a relativistic, silent position on the most critical moral and social issues of our times.
May God help us.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Strong. Be Convinced. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.
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