Monday, December 17, 2007

The religious factor in the American presidential race "The will of the Lord"

The American presidential race for year 2008 is like no other seriously , till now each of the two parties has not chosen yet its final candidates so we are watching a huge war between all of them.
First of all it is one of its kind , for the first time a black man runs for Presidency "Obama" , for the first time a woman runs for Presidency "Hilary",for the first time a Mormon runs for Presidency "Romney" for the first time an Ex-minister runs for Presidency "Huckabee" and for the first time a Liberal runs for Presidency as a republican while he is against the Neoconservatives in public "Ron Paul"
It is like a mad race and already we did not reach to the final candidates of the democrats and the republicans
The most significant thing in this presidential race is use of religion . We all know that from the results of 9/11 is the rise of the religious talk in America , a country that seemed a sectarian for a long time ,  Bush and the Neo conservatives are using the election powers of the Religious Christians in America to gain power and it is enough to read the silly stupid Bush statements that he is the shadow of the lord and to know that Condi headed the Pray on Air force one to feel there is something has changed in the official media
Of course we should not forget as Arabs that the rise of the Neo conservatives in the  United States means the rise of the Christian Zionism which supports blindly Israel
Of course the Republican candidates are using more the religious tune because already the conservatives are their base , but believe it or not I feel that also the democrats jumped to the wagon too , they are not content with their liberal base anymore
I mean look to Obama ,how many times he stands in his church and preaches to his supporters about what he can do to his country and what he believes in ...
Of course Hilary has not jumped to the Arena yet already it will not be realistic , she represents the liberal , the very liberal side of the democrats ,already some conservatives consider her as a Marxist !!!!
We leave the Democrats for a while and let's look to the main faces in that rat races in the republican party , of course Ron Paul is not included in our discussion here
Look to man like Mike Huckabee , the former minister who is a classical neo-conservative republican example , like any republican he is against Gun control , abortion , Homosexual marriage and gays in the army . He is against the evolution theory and he says it loud and clear in America and supports the creation theory.
Mike Huckabee believes that lord gave the land of Palestine to Israel and the Palestinians have no right in it now at all , in fact he has a brilliant idea to gather all Palestinians even in the west bank and in Gaza and put them in another country to form their own state , his suggestion for the countries that should host the Palestinians are :Egypt and Saudi Arabia !!
Oh yes this is what we should expect from a hardcore Christian Zionist evangelist
The scary part is that man from Arkansas seems to have a popularity among the conservatives ,and this scares me even Chuck Norris likes him !! And you know how much popular Norris is !!!

Oh leave Mike Huckabee and go for the other famous interesting face
Mitt Romney , the first Mormon to run for presidency in the United States also as a Republican , already the surprise is that most republicans will not vote easily for a Mormon who consider his church as a cult , also believe it or not some conservatives believe that he is not a  conservative enough !!
For couple of days he gave a speech called "Faith in America" ,some critics compared to the famous John Kennedy 's speech regarding being the first catholic to run for presidency , well I believe there is a huge differences between JFK and Romney ,yes Romney is less conservative than Huckabee but still his political views especially the foreign policies are sharing the same neo-conservative ,radical policies 
The only thing interesting thing in him is that he does not believe Palestine as the holy Land ,but it is America !!
for sure Romney is going to suffer because of his faith in America is not that popular , already his believes can cost him the position and surely it will be used against him , a cartoon like the one I post below can make him lose the votes of the African American people
Already both Romney and Huckabee do not target the African American people ,It seems to me in this elections the republicans lost hope in the African American community as they believe that they will vote for either Obama or Hilary

Yes I know he got strange beliefs , already I do not understand do they have many Gods in that church or what ?? It looks like Old testament meets with Scientology !!!
This strange cartoon is from the top videos at Youtube , with thousands of Comments , oh yes bad publicity for a Presidential Campaign
I guess Romney got Marie and Donny Osmond with the rest of the Osmonds clan support
We got also Rudy Giuliani , who is considered as moderate compared to Huckabee and Romney , well I considered him like G.W.Bush , already being the mayor of NY made him somehow more open to issues like Gay Civil union..etc .
Giuliani is a catholic and he avoided till now the talk about religion because a man with his past "he cheated on his ex-wife" can't claim morality
I will not consider Ron Paul along with those other Republicans because Paul is considered liberal in the nest of conservatives . Till now the polls show the following arrangement for those three : Giuliani ,Huckabee then Romney
I know it sounds ridiculous that an Egyptian speaks about American internal  affairs yet I think the world had paid a lot since Bush and the Neo-conservatives took over the white house ,especially the middle east region
The topic is not finished , well it has just started :)

7 comments:

  1. The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) is often accused by Evangelical pastors of not believing in Christ and, therefore, not being a Christian religion. This article http://mormonsarechristian.blogspot.com/ helps to clarify such misconceptions by examining early Christianity's comprehension of baptism, the Godhead, the deity of Jesus Christ and His Atonement.

    The Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) adheres more closely to First Century Christianity and the New Testament than any other denomination. For example, Harper’s Bible Dictionary entry on the Trinity says “the formal doctrine of the Trinity as it was defined by the great church councils of the fourth and fifth centuries is not to be found in the New Testament.”

    Perhaps the reason the pastors denigrate the Church of Jesus Christ (LDS) is to protect their flock (and their livelihood).

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  2. Religion should not be a part of the election equation. Our country was founded on freedom of religion, but we also have (I should say "had") separation of church and state (until Bush was elected.) Some of the personal stuff about candidates I don't care to know, and I think most Americans would agree, but the media keeps shoving it in our face.

    Huckabee is alive in Iowa due to support from the Christian right. Let's see if he survives the states with diverse cities.

    As for Ron Paul, I was threatening to vote for him if Hillary was the Democratic nominee, until I heard that he had the support of white supremeists (sic?). That bothers me - A LOT!

    As a Democrat I will say this, we have a much better choice than the Republicans.

    Also, need I mention the continuation of Hillaryland to spread rumors about Obama's "Muslim" "madrassa" schooling and re-iterating his middle name "Hussein - besides the other crap they've used to try to smear him?"

    I think we've had enough hate from our government, and we do need change. Most of the Republicans are backed by one sort or the other hate or xenophobic group. Hillary will play any game, as long as the polls go along with it. For a Democrat, she most represents the work of Karl Rove. Her fingers are all over the place, but she never leaves her prints. Beware!

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  3. @Mormons are Christian , I am not an Evangelical pastor ,I am a Muslim girl , please tell me for truth do you believe in what is mentioned in the cartoon video I found in Youtube and I post here !!??
    As far as I know and i believe the early Bible does not contain Greek methodology !!

    @Vagabondblogger ,the media is keeping them may be in the spot light because of what I can consider unique special characteristics : A Mormon and Ax-Evangelical minister with controversial opinions !! they are treasures for the media !!

    According to the votes Map in wikipedia Guiliani is much more advanced than Huckabee ,but you must put in mind Huckabee is the favorite type for the Christian right ,Rudy is moderate

    Hilary is now in dangerous place because of Obama and Operah's support so expect everything by the way I was going to speak about this point in my second post about the American presidential race inshallah soon ,I was planning for it today but I am fasting :)


    and Yes Domcrats

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  4. You have every right to comment. The next election can change things for the better or worse...for all of us.

    The L.D.S. has many beliefs I'm not comfortable with, and with the increasing role religion is playing in elections, I don't want to have to live through 4 to 8 years of someone acting out their personal philosophy to the detriment of everyone else. I can say the same thing about Southern Baptists and Gov. Huckabee. I don’t want to be mugged and bludgeoned by someone’s “religion” (think G.W. Bush).

    Keep commenting. It’s always good to have a different take on things.

    Kate oDubh

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  5. They are all trying to gain a share of the right wing voters in USA, it seems they are the most stable and active voter criteria.

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  6. @loud laughter , the right wing is more serious in the voting process because they believe it is their duty and mission to the change the political and social life in their country , it happens every where especially now with the rise of the Right wing all over the world the Islamists in the Muslim world , the Christians in Europe , it is the age of the right wing

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  7. Zeinobia, there's resistance to the "religion" thing, and it appears to be growing.

    Here in Texas, the religiocrazies lost a supposedly secure seat to a progressive. They appear completely flummoxed by this. Voters have started to notice that the nutters say one thing and do things differently...and not very godly.

    I hope that Progressive thinking will cut through the drek in this country (and others) and we can toss the bums out!

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