You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello


Spiritual Politics, from the Greenberg Center, covers the latest developments on religion and the presidential race. Mitt says goodbye (with blasts such as "The attack on religion and faith is no less relentless" -- umm, no less relentless than what, exactly?), and Huck says hello, hello hello. Meanwhile, Obama's got a Catholic problem, and Dobson blasts McCain (while also taking a shot at Obama's and Clinton's "anti-family policy positions" -- I guess wanting more families to be able actually to have health insurance is anti-family -- or something. Whatever).


Anonymous at: February 7, 2008 at 12:50 PM said...

"umm, no less relentless than what, exactly?"

Well, if you read the quote in context it answers your question:

"The threat to our culture comes from within. The 1960’s welfare programs created a culture of poverty. Some think we won that battle when we reformed welfare, but the liberals haven’t given up. At every turn, they try to substitute government largesse for individual responsibility. They fight to strip work requirements from welfare, to put more people on Medicaid, and to remove more and more people from having to pay any income tax whatsoever. Dependency is death to initiative, risk-taking and opportunity. Dependency is a culture-killing drug—we have got to fight it like the poison it is! The attack on faith and religion is no less relentless."

Paul Harvey at: February 7, 2008 at 2:52 PM said...

Dear Anonymous: I did read the quote in context, and no, it doesn't answer any such question. The last sentence in no way follows from anything before (never mind the ridiculous assertions about "liberals"). Aside from a few religion-bashing books that have been pretty roundly bashed themselves by now by reviewers of all stripes, where is the "attack on faith and religion"?

deg at: February 8, 2008 at 8:15 AM said...

So, when my lazy, dependent ass gets my rebate check from Bush this summer, should I hand it over to my local McChurch? Or would that make the space-time continuum of modern conservatism implode?

I'm so Mitt-styfied.

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