Category Archives: Politicaddiction

The day of the Donald

People sure are apoplectic about Donald Trump. On the one hand, you have conservative Christians repulsed by Trump’s ever-present boasting which we’ve seen since he became famous in the 1980s. He’s an adulterer, an opportunist, a demagogue, a flip-flopper blown … Continue reading

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The thin-skinned man

Here’s a quote from an interview yesterday with NPR where Barack Obama was asked about opposition: If you are referring to… specific strains in the Republican party that… uh… suggest that somehow I’m different… I’m… Muslim… I’m disloyal to the … Continue reading

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“It’s all over” – the power of establishments

Has anyone else noticed the latest drumbeat in the Republican presidential primary? All I’ve heard from the media for the last week or two is how it’s all over, Romney is sewing it up, Ron Paul can’t win the general … Continue reading

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Doubting our civil religion

There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night … Continue reading

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Those who really matter

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were … Continue reading

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Obama’s prefabricated henhouse

I’m not a fan of George Will, but he has hit on what seems to be Barack Obama’s defining trait: arrogance. Will also hits on the tiresome political-speak, a feature of every presidency of my lifetime. It’s a reminder of … Continue reading

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The state as savior

Samuel Johnson once wondered, “How is it we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of negroes?” Along those lines, I wonder: How is it we hear the loudest yelps for separation of church and state among those … Continue reading

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And he ascended into heaven…

Come let us worship and bow down before Great Leader, American Caesar, Baal, the Friend of the Working Peoples. Isn’t the media always warning us about mixing politics and faith? Wait, what they’re talking about is saving faith in government… … Continue reading

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Rick and Barack

Much ink has been spilled about Rick Warren and Barack Obama. Warren is trying as usual to play both sides of the aisle, none too successfully at the moment. I’m not sure if this all about grandstanding and self-promotion, or … Continue reading

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New Jerusalem for the journalists, part 2

How about this hard-hitter? The Obamas represent a welcome change as an openly affectionate and romantic couple for many Americans. Some experts say that the soon-to-be first couple embody the ideal healthy relationship, and that they can stir up love … Continue reading

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New Jerusalem for the journalists

As I said in a recent post, let a thousand puff pieces bloom now that Mr. Obama will soon ascend to the imperial throne. Here is just one example of such puffery. How about that opening line: Many women recoil … Continue reading

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All over but the cryin’

Oh look, they are ringing the bells. They shall soon be wringing their hands. -attributed to Sir Robert Walpole Tonight’s only consolation is that we’ll never see a President McCain. Sarah Palin, despite her initial stunning entrance onto the scene, … Continue reading

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Hooray for Joe

There are two methods, or means, and only two, whereby man’s needs and desires can be satisfied. One is the production and exchange of wealth; this is the economic means. The other is the uncompensated appropriation of wealth produced by … Continue reading

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How McCain blew the election

OK, it’s not over yet, and John Milhous McCain may still win, but if he loses he need look no further than to the week the financial blowup occurred. These bailouts are the federal government’s way of propping up artificially … Continue reading

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Extremism

Katie Couric asked Sarah Palin the following questions recently: Couric: If a 15-year-old is raped by her father, do you believe it should be illegal for her to get an abortion, and why? Couric: But ideally, you think it should … Continue reading

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Peace and injustice: Setting aside our differences

Tim Bayly’s latest writeup on Barack Obama’s appeal to “moderate” evangelicals reminded me of a few choice Sobran quotes from 1996: Liberalism wants us to “set aside our differences,” as if our differences don’t really matter as much as the … Continue reading

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Young evangelicals and social justice

Stories like this continue to surface stating that young evangelicals are peeling away from conservatism. It’s hard to tell how big of a movement this will be until the election (our liberal media has long indulged in wishful thinking in … Continue reading

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The Green fad

To paraphrase Tim Bayly, have we all gone mad? What’s up with this whole green movement? Mercy. “Eco-friendly” is the latest triviality engaging the world. A Google news search on “environment” yields 182,000 hits. “Green” yields over 200,000 (granted, a … Continue reading

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Beyond secular sainthood

And they will say to you, Look, there! or Look, here! Do not go out or follow them. -Luke 17:23 You know, occasionally a blog comes along bringing satire that is almost inspiring. A friend sent this along. Don’t miss … Continue reading

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Proverbs 16:18 in action

If you hear a man talking overmuch of brotherly love and that sort of thing– I do not mean the hypocrite, but the sincere humanitarian…you are pretty sure that here is a man who will be slippery or dishonourable in … Continue reading

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Yes, we can… or something

Tonight, watching a ballgame four days before the Ohio primary, we saw, conservatively, 500 Obama ads. Barack Obama’s words are as uplifting as cardboard and not nearly as useful. Behind the platitudes lurks doctrinaire liberalism, but who really cares nowadays? … Continue reading

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Roaring crowds, festive rallies

Our stereotyped image of dictatorship is one-man rule. A single man (usually recognized by his funny mustache) somehow imposes his will on an entire population, who endure his autocracy in fearful silence. In truth, successful dictators are usually very popular. … Continue reading

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O Canada

I rarely post articles like this, but this one on Canada (pdf also available) is witty and revealing. And while we’re on the political topic, the WSJ tells us about the “Green Patriarch,” who evidently believes that pagan politicians are … Continue reading

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Dick Morris on Huckabee

Political analyst Dick Morris tells us this about Mike Huckabee: A New Testament Christian politician, he takes the Biblical message to the center-left, clothing the naked and feeding the hungry. That’s a lot of falsehood for one sentence. In it … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Thought

As Chrsitians, we believe that God has revealed Himself in His word. The Bible is a revelation of what we need to know. It doesn’t tell us everything about everything, but it tells us, in the words of the Westminster … Continue reading

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