Friday, February 6, 2015

She did what?

Is it prudent to perform a background check on your fiancée if you are under constant public scrutiny? It looks like the Governor of Oregon should have considered it, although her past isn’t the reason his strong media backer is calling for his resignation. A conservative wouldn’t stand a chance.

I almost fell out of my chair when I read a statement by Attorney General Eric Holder claiming “that he’s actually cleaned up all the politicking that had taken place under the former Bush administration”.

Although history will judge Mr. Holder, his statement finally closed the door on blaming the Bush administration for their problems since he’s fixed things. Bush opened Pandora’s box with the Patriot Act, this administration took the contents and are building a kingdom.

At the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama made sure to mention those evil Christians, “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ”.

EDIT: Concerning the crusades, if my evaluation of history is correct,  Muslims conquered the near East, Spain and parts of Italy.  They would have kept going if no one challenged them.

But still, what message is he sending? Even if he considers ISIL a death cult and condemns their actions, what would motivate him to point a finger at Christians? They are/were just as bad? To throw guilt and shame on Christians? To encourage non-violent Islamists? To encourage tolerance and understanding for these terrorist activities? Two wrongs will never make a right.

There was a day when the personal lives of the President and his family were off limits to the media. Then came Presidents who disgraced themselves, their family and the office, which made them fair game due to their misbehavior(s). Now even the tabloids are enjoying the memory of their disgrace.

When I think of US Presidents who disgraced the office since 1970, 3 come to mind as publically disgracing it, 1 Republican, 2 Democrats. Then, those who I believe history will show disgraced or violated their oath of office, all but 3. Of the 3 remaining (#38-40), one was great, one seemed clueless and the third just ordinary. What I would give for a quiet, ordinary, non-eventful Presidency and free from drama.

Please keep in mind, I consider dishonesty disgraceful.

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