MInTheGap

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

If Obama Didn’t Fulfill Promises, Does that mean He Should Lose?

October 4th, 2012 Viewed 1794 times

In 2007, then candidate Obama won the election because he promised many things.  He talked about cutting the deficit, and how he would deal with a looming economic crisis.

When he became President, Obama told the country that we had to enact his stimulus programs, or else we would fall into a Great Depression. He also promised that with his programs we would not see below 8% unemployment.  Real unemployment, when you take into account the people that have stopped looking, is in the teens.

Is this enough to warrant someone else being President?

Romney is Going To Cancel Big Bird?!

October 4th, 2012 Viewed 1953 times, 1 so far today

fire_big_birdTo hear the liberals tell it, Romney doesn’t think much of Big Bird—in fact, one could believe that he actually wants Sesame Street and all the other PBS shows off the air!  For the record, my children love Wild Kratts and Word Girl and it would seem that they are in danger too.

Except it’s not all as it appears.

Certainly, Romney did say this during the debate:

I’m sorry, Jim, I’m going to stop the subsidy to PBS. I’m going to stop other things. I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. But I’m not going to—I’m not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for. That’s number one.

Florida Democrat Claims To Know GOP Health Plan

October 1st, 2009 Viewed 1866 times

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On Tuesday night, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) brought three poster boards with what he claimed was the Republican plan for health care.  It had three points—though someone should have reviewed them before he presented them, as #2 was just a lead in to #3 and should have been #2.

In any case, the plan he presented was as follows:

  1. Don’t Get Sick
  2. Die Quickly

Busy Day

October 16th, 2008 Viewed 2091 times

news006 It’s been a pretty busy day, but here’s some articles that I’ve been reading, and feel free to discuss anything political.

Joe The Plumber: Obama Tax Plan ‘Infuriates Me’

Dutch abortion ship sparks controversy in Spain

Still to Come, the Third-Party Debate

Obama Hasn’t Closed the Sale

Rivals Split, With Joe in the Middle

Your Debate Rundown

Youngsters treated to lesbian ‘wedding’

3rd Presidential Debate

Feel free to comment here on any of these, or join in the discussion at these different sites.

What Sacrifice?

October 9th, 2008 Viewed 2013 times

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On Tuesday night, Tom Brokaw asked a question that I immediately wished I was there to answer instead of either of the candidates.  No, it wasn’t the question of what I didn’t know—for that I think I would have gone into full Donald Rumsfeld mode and waxed eloquent about what we know, what we don’t know, what we know we don’t know and what we don’t know we don’t know.

No, the question that I wished I could have answered was the one from the woman that asked what the candidates, as President, would ask us to sacrifice.

Framing the Debate

October 8th, 2008 Viewed 2092 times
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Holly writes about her family with charm, wit and honesty from her blog Seeking Faithfulness

Hello, I’m Holly. MIn has graciously asked me to join him on his blog for the remainder of the election season.  I’ve been a political junkie since I was a child.  My first memory of election coverage is from the night I settled in to watch Reagan’s second election.  I didn’t even make it through my first bowl of popcorn before the landslide was called in his favor.  I’m a wife and mom of eight children now, and I am enjoying teaching my kids many valuable lessons throughout this current election process.

Over the last several years, I have happily cast aside the main stream media.  With the emergence of conservative internet media sources, I haven’t had to count on Katie or Tom or Brian to tell me how to think.  Online, I read a variety of sites, both conservative and liberal.  I am able to read what I want, watch what videos interest me, and form my own opinions.

A week ago, my internet was down.  The repair-man could not be dispatched for a week!  It was a bleak time for me and my Minnesota-born husband.  His beloved Twins were down to the wire and he was reduced to frequenting the library in order to read scores.  (They eventually lost…something…but don’t ask me what.  I don’t do sports.)

5 Things I’d Love To See In a Presidential Debate

October 7th, 2008 Viewed 2232 times, 1 so far today

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Tonight is yet another Election Infomercial Debate, this time on the topic of the economy.  It’s a Town-Hall style debate, which means that there’ll be bleachers and questions from the audience, but not as much interaction.

As I hinted at earlier, these debates are little more than chances to see the two candidates together and watch for gaffes (and fact checking).  Seeing as that’s the case, and dreaming of a better system, I’d propose that I’d love to see a debate that had one of the five features.

Gov. Palin Reminds Us of Reagan

October 3rd, 2008 Viewed 2622 times, 1 so far today

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 2022 times, 2 so far today

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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. []

Moderator Bias?

October 1st, 2008 Viewed 2519 times

Nowgwentwo, what do you think the reaction would be if I told you that the moderator for Thursday night’s Vice Presidential debate was writing a book due for release that highlighted the rise of women to seats of power in America.  That she did a lot of research, and featured women from different sectors and discussed just how far women had come.  And that she includes a discussion of Gov. Sarah Palin, and her amazing transition from PTA mom to Vice Presidential nominee.

Going in to the debate this Thursday, could we expect her to be unbiased?

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