Tom, I don't know why you have so much antipathy for the Christian right, but your conclusion that we didn't want to vote for a woman is wrong. I don't hate Secretary Clinton, nor do I believe all the ridiculous conspiracy driven tripe that is said about her and Bill. She made her position clear on abortion and wouldn't even give an inch on late term abortions. As the scientific evidence continues to prove that it isn't a blob of flesh in the womb it is a baby.
It is interesting that you blame conservative talk radio. Don't know how such a distinct minority could affect the majority. In Tucson less than 10% of the people listen to any talk radio, (including PBS and liberal talk). So these folks must be incredibly influential or you are focused on the wrong target. Could be the media itself has lost credibility. Consider when Candy Crowley stepped over the line with Romney in the debate against President Obama. She was no longer perceived as fair and unbiased. I watch CNN daily and the bias is palpable and laughable at times. We need to have journalists who report the news, not make the news.
We can all see what it is like to live in the 6th most impoverished city in America. One side says let's do more to help the poor and the homeless by giving them more to keep them poor. The other side says let's build our economy and create jobs so we aren't so poor. We need both. There are some that will always be poor either by their lifestyle choices, disability or misfortune. But, we can have less poor people if we were a business friendly, job creating city (that is starting to happen). So we need to meet the needs of the chronic poor with food, clothing and housing and help those that can become productive do so.
Tom, lots of people believe many different things. We can take pieces of scripture and only see the punishment of God or conversely the love of God. That''s why we need to take all of it into consideration to get the balance. 1 Timothy 3:16 sums it up.
Your disclaimer says it all. It would be like Shell oil funding a documentary on energy production. I would like to get the straight scoop.
Follow the money on this. It has morphed from the original court order into something radically different, but the same people are drinking from the trough. This is a travesty and a waste of our tax dollars.
We all understand the problem and some of us have compassion for those that are coming here illegally. But, there must be an orderly way to enter. Marco Rubio proposed immigration reform and those on the far right opposed it along with those on the left (unions) that like things the way they are. The real answer is economic growth in the countries they are fleeing from. Most of the immigrants I have talked to would rather be back in their home country and took great risk getting here. Those on the left opposed NAFTA, yet that has created the economic growth in Mexico that is surpassing our own country.
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