Ann Coulter always has an amusing take on the political scene. In the following article, http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=29385&page=1#c1
she tells how much like a Democrat John McCain really was. She notes that GOP leaders (and columnists like Mudly, I might add) think the only hope for the party is to be LESS conservative, more Centrist. Ann doesn't go into the religious right concerns here --except to note that McCain had publically scorned religious right ministers in the past. As you know, she wrote a book about democrats being "Godless." And there is way too much truth in that re: their social policies and general vitriol in political combat. Go here to see examples over and over again.
We knew we probably didn't have a born again evangelical in McCain. In fact, Obama said more about having accepted Christ as His personal Savior. I hope this is genuine --it gives me the audacity of hope!
She mentions that McCain was really more of a green candidate at heart, believing in global warming, and for amnesty for the Hispanic illegals, along with Senator Kennedy.
I think all GOP voters want a healthy planet --we just don't agree on the analysis of global warming and I understand the Democrats' recommended remedies could really make poor people more poor. Saving the planet in the long run --or saving people in the short run--becomes a difficult choice. I vote for the people in the short run--and let God take care of the long and eternal run.
As for amnesty for Mexicans, I, like Kennedy and McCain, can't see us busing millions of illegal grandparents to Mexico and getting any human rights awards --with whole families hanging out the bus windows looking like they are headed for Dachau. I can't imagine such a scenario working out well for the GOP --or anyone else, for that matter. My suggestion would be to really tighten the borders, send more businesses to Mexico so people have jobs there, and enforce immigration from this point on. Don't let people linger here for years and years and THEN try to move them out. Many have established themselves and are contributing here.
The Church rightly redoubles its Hispanic ministries in the States. The objections to various minority groups in the USA would be remedied by old fashioned Christian teaching and conversion to Christ. We need to spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus so that the groups who tend toward poverty and crime can find liberation through education, equal opportunity, and godly living. The differences between racial groups in America is not inherent to race or nationality--but to culture and religious faith and values. There is a superior way of life --and it is rooted in the teachings of our Judeo-Christian Bible.
She criticizes Huckabee for backing McCain --and so she would criticize me, too. But I like a point made by a blogger named Kevin:
But what does Paul say? Does he recommend that we live under a hostile government or a peaceful one?
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
If we are to pray for a peaceful place to live, shouldn't we vote for it too? And we pray with hope, so maybe we should vote for a candidate who has a hope.
He wasn't speaking of Obama's "hope" here but against voting for 3rd party candidates who haven't a hope of winning--just because McCain wasn't perceived as ideologically pure enough for a Christian's vote --or the ultra-conservative vote.
Meanwhile, let us hope that Obama will be influenced in the conduct of his office by Jesus Christ, whom he calls His Savior.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible