Days of Change

Day 1181 – Who Will Save Your Soul? | January 29, 2012

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Matthew 16:26, King James version

For the record, I believe Mitt Romney has a soul. Still, it’s not my concern. I’m thinking of the soul of the Republican Party. The Republican Party has gone from anti-slavery to anti-Communist to anti-government. Of course, anti-government takes different forms. People talk about corporations being people, but the government of the United States is so powerful and expensive it dwarfs the influence of all other countries put together. I think there’s somewhere in between no government and monster that is poised for a financial day of reckoning that will take down the globe.

Take a look at Romney supporters versus the few who are starting to come out of the woodwork for Gingrich. Romney has men like John McCain, George H.W. Bush, Mike Huckabee and Bob Dole. These are men who’ve all run for president and been in government for decades. They are what the establishment looks like. Newt is supported by people like Allen West, Fred Thompson and possibly Sarah Palin. The are relative neophytes who have embraced what is known as the Tea Party.

Mitt Romney has locked into the Barack Obama strategy. Push aside the ideological aspects of your party, focus on a centrist, general election message and rain hellfire upon those who try to stop you. The key is two-fold. You need your opponents to endorse you (Romney got his 2008 pals to do that) and get the base worked up enough to vote for you.

If Mitt Romney gets the nomination, his pattern of attack leaves him open to a lot of conservative backlash. Tea Party groups initially said they would support the nominee, even if it’s Romney, but most are campaigning for Newt. They are what the Republican Party looks like now and Mitt will need them.

The 2008 elections proved most of the Democratic base are sheeple. Will 2012 prove that for Republicans as well?

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  1. It isn’t the soul of Mitt Romney or the Repub Party which wirries me, but the soul of America. The soulless Left, personifid by obama, wants to break us to its God-forsaken level. The Fundie Right wants Jesus Christ for President. The reality is that money will determine the outcome.
    ——- ————————————————————-<i poised for a financial day of reckoning that will take down the globe

    In a nutshell! And then the NWO can implment its goal of world domination/enslavement..

    Comment by Mary — January 29, 2012 @ 10:24 pm

  2. I take exception to the rabid anti-government sentiment. By that I don’t mean to imply that government isn’t bloated and cut backs are not necessary, clearly they are. I’m on board with cutting many agency budgets.

    However, this anti-government, anti-government employee attitude is unreasonable and sometimes downright offensive. I think it devalues sincere hard working public servants……of course in their minds there is no such thing. Funny should the government be wiped away tomorrow I have a feeling these would be the first people bitching about it. Sure there are stupid worthless parts of our government, but there are also important meaningful aspects to it too.

    What bothers me is that most of the rabid anti-government people if you listen to a lot of what they spout seem to advocate virtually no government, what they advocate is close to anarchy. I enjoy pushing their buttons too. I come up with different elements of government and push them on whether they want this or that… know what? If faced with facts most of them don’t really want “No government”. What they really want is the budget under control and somehow they’ve been lead to believe that government employees are one of the root causes of our bloated government.

    The truth is the funding for governmental agencies, excluding defense, is a very small part of the budget. Again, there is room for trimming, I don’t deny that……but government agencies are not the budget busters these people have been lead to believe they are.

    The fact is that most of them are sheeple repeating talking points, but they know not of what they speak. Will they sit out the general election if Romney is the nominee??? It’s possible many of them sat out the general in 2008 because they never warmed up to McCain.

    Comment by Somebody — January 30, 2012 @ 9:44 am

  3. Sorry for the long comment above 1539.

    I do have an interesting ground report from the sunshine state. True to form, my mother’s very large church had handouts ready for their congregation yesterday. (In the past they’ve actually handed out sample ballots filled out with checks on how to vote). I have a real issue with this practice, but I’ll save my thoughts. However, understand this is common place in southern states.

    This was not a sample ballot, but a large hand out addressing “values” issues. It was prepared by some Florida something which is a division of Focus on the Family……James Dobson.

    Every question asked according to this handout, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich were on the right side…..the christian values side of the issue. Oddly, according to the handout, Romney and Ron Paul declined to comment on every single question. Obviously no background or explanation came with the handouts, but clearly the powerful evangelical lobbies are pushing back hard against Romney. Personally I think it’s a bit of Mormon bigotry because many of the issues Romney himself has spoken out about so how could they not know his position.

    These things have influence, every single, solitary election they influence my mother.

    Comment by Somebody — January 30, 2012 @ 10:04 am

  4. Rick Perry was talking about a handout at churches this weekend about Obama care. Turns out that churches now have to cover abortions and contraceptives against their beliefs.

    One can argue the merits of that law but I think the real purpose is to get churches to drop health insurance altogether. The eventual goal is to make it impossible for anyone to have anything but government “insurance.” Then comes the rationing and the death panels.

    Comment by 1539days — January 30, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

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