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Death of the Republican Party. Republican autopsy and why the race was lost Comments

As Republicans autopsy the election, they are learning just where and how their campaign to elect Mitt Romney went wrong. So far, very few analysts seem to agree, but there are some eyebrow raising numbers. Continue Reading

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  1. judy claar
    1 year ago

    annie, PS: Please read: Saturday Homily: We Voted For Mammon and Rejected God. by,
    Father G. Peter Irving III. He states my data and truth much better than I. Blessings....

  2. judy claar
    1 year ago

    Frank: I sadly agree with you. But do not despair...my sister's Church made a large banner that stayed outside everyday for everyone to see who passed the Blvd. for 40 days! Now, that is exciting! Perhaps where you work it is not is such a location? Then I can understand prayer cards and prayers. I am not making excuses here, but one must also consider the priest's age, the size of their parish and if they have mostly aging parish members. There are many factors to be considered. In my sister's parish, there is a school, lots of families, therefore, lots of adults to head, and belong to different ministries. Blessings...

  3. Darlene Littlejohn
    1 year ago

    Your vision of the tea party seems to be way off base. To begin with, Mitt Romney is far from 'tea party' and that was part of his problem with the conservative base. Yes, we are for individual responsibility (and freedom), but we will help those who really need it. In fact, we would like to help them get out of poverty and become self-supporting. We very much value the dignity of all people.

    We are NOT racist, but the main-stream-media wants you to believe that. In fact, we have several tea party leaders who are black or married to blacks. We donate time and money to charities. And, we certainly support religious freedom. Most of us are anti-abortion and most of us believe in traditional marriage and family values. Many tea party parents home school their children so they can instill moral and ethical values in them. Most of us have a strong belief in God. Our meetings are often opened with both prayer and a pledge to our flag. We are Constitutional and believe that the Constitution should be changed with Amendments and not by executive orders or by judges.

    We tend to vote Republican because the Republican Party is closer to our values than is the Democratic Party. A few tea partiers will vote Libertarian. Don't believe, though, that we are happy with the Republicans. We see corruption and payoffs in both parties and we, tea partiers, have the courage to call it out wherever we see it.

    Someone pointed out that the author of this article has no name. I am tea party and I have a name.

  4. DLL
    1 year ago

    Josephine: There is such a thing as right and wrong. It is not judge mental or hateful to be totally convinced that 2 plus 2 equals 4. There is such a thing as absolute truth. Relative thinking accepts no absolute truth. Relative thinking is the kind of thought process that accepts all as permissible,but in essence there is no absolute truth,because if all is permissible,than nothing can ever be acceptable,because no one can agree on anything. Relative thinking is chaos,not kindness or acceptance. If you are whatever I say you are,than obviously that is false. As a person,you are too complex for me to know totally,that is absolute truth. In short I must respect you. If you are what I say you are,than I can't,or will not ever respect you. Abortion is as sin,absolute truth. Abortion is not a sin? Relative thinking, dependent completely and dependent on my own personal opinion only. I think that is judge mental and hateful thinking. You don't?

  5. judy claar
    1 year ago

    annie: I am very glad that you decided to post. I thank God for it. This is what some of us need to hear. Your post covered all topics well! I see I need to clarify myself. When I speak of Hispanics, and 70% voted for Obama, I am Not speaking of you. your friends, or your family. Forgive me. When I speak, (write), I am speaking of those Catholics, no matter what their ethnicity, who did Not vote their Catholic Faith. Or, Their Catholic Values. You and yours are clearly not in this group.

    I am of Irish, Welsh, and German descent. As you know, Irish, Italians and others,had it tough in their time. But the issue here is, not where you came from, not your ethnicity. It is keeping True to our Catholic Faith.

    I was not spewing hate! Not at all! I would like to find out why my Catholic brothers and sisters, (70% Hispanic, 40% Obama Catholics) found it Justifiable to vote against Life. Obama Does Not support Life. He supports Abortion=Murder. It sounds harsh, but that is what it is. There is no way to go around it. Can you answer my question as to why True Practicing Catholics would vote this way?...I can only guess that they do not know any better, and need more education in their Catholic Faith, (Annie, you sound like a wonderful teacher for Hispanics! a teacher, just like our Lord!) Or, some Catholics just willfully voted against Life. I do not know.

    Let me clarify also, that it is the news media who labels the: Catholic vote, black vote, Hispanic vote, and women's vote. So when I write. I am following their lead. Blessings...

  6. Frank
    1 year ago

    The "virtual declaration of war" is only in a few chanceries and much fewer rectories. I work in one diocese and live in another, attending Mass regularly in both. There was virtually no mention of the issue from the pulpit in either diocese. The "forty days" was an abysmal failure, unless you categorize it as just a media event at its start. One diocese distributed a prayer card ... it was used ONCE in the parish I attended! I submit that the clergy and the bishops (with several clear and brave exceptions) were not involved either intellectually or physically. I can only pray that they were involved spiritually.

    While the Republicans spoke to only a few constituencies and resulted in their failure, the Church spoke barely at all. The failure of the Church hierarchy as teachers and shepherds was infinitely worse. Party politics is not the issue. Truth is.

  7. annie
    1 year ago

    i am a third generation of italian american. i am a conservative catholic. i do not discriminate against people of color or hispanics. my daughter in law is from spain and my grandchildren speak the language. i must be blind because i do not see the hate some of these writers reference. i consider myself a republican and do not understand a catholic who would have an abortion and with a coat hanger no less???? the government use to work for the people, but no more. they need to come down to our level as far as benefits and pay. me and my spouse do not have a college education and have four grown children that do. we have both worked very hard since highschool and live very thrifty so we are not by any means a rich white person. we give a lot to charities, including much of our time. i teach sunday school to all hispanics, whom i do love very deeply. they are all a bunch of great kids. most of what i read in these writings is that we have lost, to me, what the catholic church is. we are to love everyone - they are our brothers and sisters. my grandparents came to america for a better life. they were discriminated against and did the best they could. they were hard working though and we are all still catholic. not sure what others think of republicans but i am one and no at all like what was describe here in these comments. we have created a society of people who no longer work because they make almost as much no doing so. who are we helping? give a person a fish for the rest of his/her life or teach that person how to fish for them self. i am all for helping others, but not those that do not want to help themself. i have many latino and african american friends who like myself work hard and do not live beyond our means. i pray alot for our church, country, president and elected officials who will by the grace of God, do His will.
    God Bless you all......

  8. susan
    1 year ago

    Alfonso
    Always the victim

  9. judy claar
    1 year ago

    Josephine: My sister, you are comparing apples to oranges. You are still in the cave and have not come out into the light. I will pray for your Ego as I do for mine. Oh, and speak for yourself please...that is not a stat. Blessings..
    "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless".
    _Blessed Mother Teresa

  10. EJH
    1 year ago

    Josephine,

    There is no such thing as a private sin. Our sins affect the Mystical Body of Christ. Jesus gave the Church the authority to teach in His Name. Abortion is the deliberate taking of an innocent human life. It is a sin against the 6th Commandment. Just because it is legal to do so in this country does not make it just. You cannot claim to be Catholic and support a candidate who won't even support a law to protect an infant born alive after a failed abortion. You cannot claim to be Catholic when you support the gov't in its suppression of our freedom of religion and freedom of conscience. You cannot claim to be supportive of your family and society when you vote for someone who supports abortion and same sex marriage. As a Catholic you have a moral obligation to inform yourself of what the Church teaches on these matters to properly form your conscience. Those who have deliberately defied the Church's teaching authority, ie. the Pope and bishops in union with him have gravely sinned.


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