The DNC and it’s members are trying to stir up the faithful with the spectre of Obama being impeached. If that is their true motive, which it isn’t, it’s a dumb move. If Obama is impeached and removed, VP Joe Biden takes over and the presidency stays Dem and Biden gets approx a year and a half to position himself to be elected president in 2016 and perhaps farther on then that retaining the presidency for the Dems for the next decade.
So what is it the Dems are really trying to do? Their are trying to retain control of Congress and not have to find a real job. The Congressional Dems are running scared and worry they may have to find a real job. Doesn’t matter who suffers as long as they stay in office.
If I was the DNC I would be looking for a way to impeach and remove Obama NOW so Joe Biden can become President BEFORE the 2014 elections. Biden could repudiate Obamacare, on Constitutional grounds, before the elections and have the law removed, thus putting the Dems on the high ground and the Repubs playing catchup since the revulsion of Obamacare is their whole platform. As a consequence, the Dems running in 2014 can play up they heard the voice of the people and did away with Obamacare, be re-elected and retain what control they have.
Do they care about the Dem faithful? No. They will vote Dem no matter what. Do they care about the people that they set out to help with Obamacare? No. These are the indigent, the poverty stricken, the people that don’t vote. Do they care about independents, the ones trending away from the Dem Party? Oh, yeah, big time. Without the independents no politician can get elected.
So spring 2014, the Dems impeach Obama and remove him. Biden becomes president and removes Obamacare and the Dems keep control on at least the Senate.
Don’t impeach in 2014 and the Repubs take control of Congress and Obama can spend his time playing golf because the Repubs will be calling the shots. As a consequence, Obama doesn’t get impeached.
If the Dems are truly concerned about Obama NOT being impeached, all they have to do is nothing
I was doing some reading and, as many people know, the days chosen for Christian holidays were what had been earlier pagan celebrations and the Roman Holiday of Saturnalia was the holiday Christianity used for Christmas . . . .
“Christians had little success, however, refining the practices of Saturnalia. As Stephen Nissenbaum, professor history at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst, writes, “In return for ensuring massive observance of the anniversary of the Savior’s birth by assigning it to this resonant date, the Church for its part tacitly agreed to allow the holiday to be celebrated more or less the way it had always been.” The earliest Christmas holidays were celebrated by drinking, sexual indulgence, singing naked in the streets (a precursor of modern caroling), etc.”
Shopping came later 🙂
But I think the actual basis for what Christmas is now, comes from the Hindu celebration of Diwali. It most closely resonates with how we celebrate Christmas thru New Years. Christmas isn’t about when Christ was born, it’s about family, renewal and the ideas that philosophers and prophets, like Jesus, promulgated for thousands of years before Christ and in the time since – be good to one another.
The Christian Church holds Christ up as an example of kindness and generosity when those ideas – that philosophy – had existed for thousands of years before Christ and like us, we are parroting what went before us and is taken from many cultures and religions but has yet to reach symmetry in one body though the Catholic Church would like to unite all the world’s religions under it’s roof and uses Jesus to justify that opinion.
There have been many prophets but no messiah yet. The messiah will unite humanity, not tear it apart as every religion has done so far. It is up to us to unite and come together either in life, or surely in death as the world is destroyed.
Be Good To One Another
There is this poster going around featuring Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty”
I agree with what is being said in the poster, but with caveats. The first is it takes a strong sense of character and personal integrity to be what is said. There are many weak – and weak-minded – people out there that would rather not think things through and take dissent for hate and intolerance. The second, the comments that Phil Robertson originally made are the same that have been used as justification for bigotry, intolerance and persecution of blacks, asians, hispanic of racial groups and religiously, all religious groups have persecuted one another.
It’s not enough to say you think differently and that you’re not preaching hate and fear. You have to think what bigots and people seeking power over others will do with your comments. Too much violence has been hidden behind “God is on our side”.
Phil Robertson’s view is short-sighted and lacking in awareness and should not have been said because his fans will latch onto what he said and not hear anything but what serves their needs. What his philosophy was lacking was responsibility. IT’s like when you become a father, your life changes and you have to think of more then yourself and as long as “Duck Dynasty” is a TV show or attract adherents, Phil Robertson must change and adapt.He’s no longer to free to be just himself and with a family his size, he should of understood that