GOP Convention: A couple of thoughts from last night. Marco Rubio is a dynamic young man. We all know we will see more of him. I thought Clint Eastwood's best line was, "We Own This Country."
Two best Romney comments, in my opinion: "As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. I will guarantee America's first liberty: the freedom of religion."
"President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. MY promise...is to help you and your family."
As Hurricane Isaac bore down on the gulf coast this past week, bringing destruction and loss to those in its path, I couldn't help but notice a hurricane of a different kind attempting to bring destruction not only to the GOP Convention, but to the country as well.It was a hurricane of hate.
And it was driven by none other than the secular left progressives. That's right, the guys who are the "champions" of love, tolerance, inclusion and open-mindedness. And apparently, also of deceit.
The hurricane force spasms of hate directed, not only at a political party, but toward anyone who holds traditional, biblical values, were well above the category 1 of Isaac.
This cultural storm of hate toward virtue and faith and goodness is of far greater concern and consequence than any political convention...in my opinion.
Here are some of the hateful storm surge remarks that were thrown at the public during this past week.
Arnold Ahlert wrote a comprehensive article on this subject. I have drawn from his research and comments.
Former movie star, Ellen Barkin (who has a significant following on Twitter) re-tweeted a tweet last Sunday that read, "C'mon # Isaac! wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean! #RNC."
This is tolerance?
A few weeks ago Barkin took on the people who were objecting to NBC's new show, "The New Normal," which is a weekly sitcom about a homosexual couple who want to have a baby using a surrogate mother, etc., etc.
When Christians and conservatives objected, Barkin tweeted, "I love everybody...except right wing F**king morons" [sic].
Yeah Gary, but she is no big deal any more. That's not the way most progressives think or talk.
How about Chris Mathews at MSNBC? During the convention he was telling their TV audience to watch for the word "welfare," explaining that when it was used, it would some how be connected to racism, claiming that voters will be treated to a "relentless dog whistle" that "treats black voters with disdain and treats white people like well, well like canines."
Hypocritically, MSNBC cut from airing or simply talked over them as they gave their speech, a number of black and Latino speakers, including Joe Cruz, Artur Davis, Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuno's wife, Brian Sandoval and Mia Love, who gave a brilliant speech.
Some were more nuanced, but no less hostile.
NBC's Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd said on the air, "As this storm moves closer to Louisiana, the specter, the sort of shadow of Bush and Katrina does hang over this convention." Andrea Mitchell chimed in, there is a "political challenge here with this approaching storm, especially for the Republicans. No one here can easily forget the iconic picture of President Bush flying on Air Force One...looking down at New Orleans during Katrina."
But it was progressive David Chalian with Yahoo News, Washington bureau, who gets the "biggest wave" prize.
Making the point that Mitt and Ann Romney were unconcerned about the people of New Orleans, who were enduring "Isaac" said, "They are happy to have a party when black people drown."
That's the face of progressivism. And I'm not imagining their bias and animosity.
I will never forget when New York Times columnist Arthur Brisbane left the paper after years of writing for them. In his last column he said that the paper's "political and cultural progressivism...bleeds through the fabric."
Progressivism also bleeds through education, media and entertainment and even the religious left. And it is choking the America our Forefathers built and our parents knew.
Hillsdale College, a highly respected conservative college is offering a free college level online course on progressivism in America. Please check it out.
"The Progressive Rejection of the Founding and the Rise of Bureaucratic Despotism” is a 10-week online course presented by Hillsdale College. The course covers the historical roots and principles of progressivism; its rejection of America’s founding principles and Constitution; its political successes in the New Deal, the Great Society, and in recent years; the ongoing political debate between progressives and conservatives; and the chance of a constitutional revival.
The course is free, they will simply ask for a donation. As you send your kids or grandkids back to school, how about spending 40 minutes a day taking a course that will inform, enable and motivate you to help in the effort to change the course of our nation...to help restore America.
Neither I nor Faith and Freedom receive any benefit for promoting this course...accept to see people of faith more informed. Please consider it.
Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Active. Be Blessed.