MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Biden States the Obvious

September 22nd, 2009 Viewed 1684 times

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For anyone watching, it’s easy to tell that part of the Republican strategy has to deal with attempting to take back control of the Congress in 2010, during the midterm elections.  It’s rare for the party that gets the Presidency to win the first midterm elections.  This can be attributed to the fact that many more people come out during a general election, and the head of the ticket usually has some coattails.

That being said, 2010 is especially significant.

Obama Wins Election

January 14th, 2009 Viewed 2571 times

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Contrary to what you’re lead to believe, the election of a President is not decided on election night by news anchors with big screens contacting election headquarters.  In fact, President-Elect Obama just won the election January 8, 2009.  The vote was 365 to 173 in favor of Pres-Elect Obama over Sen. McCain.

Closing Arguments

October 28th, 2008 Viewed 2267 times

art.palin.giJust one week before the election, and it’s wild what we find ourselves talking about:

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We’re told by the MSM that Sen. Obama has shifted to making less partisan “closing arguments” (like the lawyer he is) to try to seal the deal and finish ahead.

Spread the Wealth Up?

October 25th, 2008 Viewed 2253 times

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The effect of Joe the Plumber continues…

In a recent satellite interview with Sen. Biden, the WFTV-Channel 9’s Barbara West did not pull any punches—costing her channel the ability to have any future interviews with the Obama campaign (there had been one scheduled).  Why?  Because she asked some questions that challenged the #2 pick with some of the right wing talking points in an effort to get a reaction.  Not the typical softballs that were expected.

Tested in the First 6 Months?

October 21st, 2008 Viewed 2011 times

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Do you believe believe Sen. Joe Biden?  He claimed, at a recent campaign stop, that a Pres. Barak Obama would be tested within six months of his inauguration.

Was this supposed to inspire confidence?

Say what you will about Pres. George W. Bush, but we’ve had no terrorist attacks on our soil since Sept. 11, 2001, and Libya did back off its nuclear ambitions because they knew that he was not afraid to use force.

All Three Branches

October 18th, 2008 Viewed 2232 times

Joe the Plumber If the thought of having a President Obama give you the willies, how about having a President Obama with a Democrat Super-majority in the House and Senate, and choosing Democrat leaning activist judges.

These latter two scare me more than a President Obama, actually.

Gov. Palin Reminds Us of Reagan

October 3rd, 2008 Viewed 2718 times

Sen. Biden, Gov. Palin VP Debate (Larry Rubenstein/Reuters)From the start of the debate, it seemed like Gov. Palin had an advantage.  While Sen. Biden looked right at the moderator for his answers (for the first half hour, it seemed), Gov. Palin looked directly into the camera—so much that it looked like she was talking right to us.

And it didn’t hurt that she used common expressions and emphasized that she wasn’t from Washington.

Why the Moderator Matters

October 2nd, 2008 Viewed 2125 times

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It’s not a question of whether or not the person can be civil.  It’s not even a question of whether they can be fair.  The question is, what baggage do they enter with?

Two years ago this spring our church decided to close its Christian School.  It was a  difficult and complex decision, which ended up being decided primarily by money1.  When this tough subject came up, and we had a relatively new pastor, I was asked to be moderator.  But I had an opinion.

  1. Regardless of whether it should have been—it’s a moot point now. []

When Will Sen. Obama Dump Sen. Biden?

September 23rd, 2008 Viewed 2099 times

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When Sen. Obama selected Sen. Biden to be his running mate, part of the reason that we were given was that Sen. Obama wanted someone who didn’t necessarily agree with him.  I doubt he thought that his running mate would be questioning campaign decisions on national media.

First, Sen. Biden suggested that the ad attacking Sen. McCain as out of touch because he didn’t use the Internet was “terrible”—because of Sen. McCain’s war injuries.  That was right before he changed his mind and called the attacks fair.

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.