Saturday, October 12, 2013
Anyway, as someone else said, I am not sure how scientific it is, but here is what it looks like.
Speaking of polls, it looks like my man Ted Cruz is still the darling of real republican activists in America.
"Though his approval rating may be slipping nationally, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz received an overwhelming nod of confidence from conservative activists on Saturday with a decisive victory in the Values Voter straw poll.
The Texas firebrand received a whopping 42 percent of the vote at the gathering of social conservatives, garnering more than triple the amount of support of second place finisher, conservative activists Dr. Ben Carson, who got 13 percent. Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum came in a close third, also receiving 13 percent of the vote. Sens. Rand Paul and Marco Rubio rounded out the top five, receiving six and five percent of support, respectively.
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council President that sponsored the summit, said Cruz was 'very grateful to know that there are Americans across the country who are standing with him as he stands for your values in Washington, D.C."' [Source]
Run Ted, run.
I should be careful what I ask for, because given the times that we live in here in America, Ted could actually win. And if he doesn't win at the ballot box, there is no telling what Ted and his values voting friends could do.
One minister is actually calling for the military overthrow of the government. Clearly he preaches mostly from the Old Testament on Sunday mornings.
"No matter how bad things are in Washington, D.C., right now, most people would probably agree that a military takeover of the federal government wouldn't improve the situation.
But not televangelist Rick Joyner.
While on the show "Prophetic Perspective on Current Events" on MorningStar TV on Monday, the notoriously conservative pastor implored God to save America from being wiped out by the nefarious "forces" that are "at work right now to undermine and destroy the republic."
"Raise up those who will save us," Joyner said. "Because the system is so broken... I believe our only hope is military takeover. Martial law."
Joyner seems to genuinely believe the United States is on the brink of annihilation. Earlier in the segment, he warns that the country "may not last through [President Barack] Obama's second term."
Those familiar with Joyner, who is the executive director of MorningStar Ministries, may not be surprised by his remarks. The website for MorningStar Ministries is peppered with references to Armageddon, a topic Joyner frequently returns to in his sermons and during roundtable discussions." [Source]
This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, "Onward Christian Soldiers."
The minister is calling for "Martial Law." Somehow I don't see Jesus walking around on earth and going along with the "Martial law" program. It's just not his style.
But hey, times have changed since the days of the Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate. These modern day Christians wouldn't recognize the Jewish preacher from Galilee. They have other things on their minds these days. Like holding on to political power and making sure that wealthy people stay wealthy.
Some of these same Christians are going to be declaring, once again, that president Obama is a Muslim because he and the First Lady had the nerve to invite a young Muslim girl to the White House.
"Malala Yousafzai may not have won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, but she enjoyed a private Oval Office audience with President Obama and the first family.
Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani student who was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for speaking out in support of the right of girls to go to school, met Friday with Obama and his wife, Michelle. A photograph issued by the White House shows the Obamas' 15-year-old daughter, Malia, also present during the visit.
The Obamas welcomed Yousafzai to the Oval Office "to thank her for her inspiring and passionate work on behalf of girls education in Pakistan," according to a statement issued by the White House.
The statement added, "The United States joins with the Pakistani people and so many around the world to celebrate Malala's courage and her determination to promote the right of all girls to attend school and realize their dreams."
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