Sunday Funnies; Winning

Kind of says it all.

Get your Democratic Socialism, right here

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And, of course

 

Mitt Romney and Idolatry

Yesterday, in comments, Audre said this:

In the same vein, I’d like to mention Mitt Romney. I watched (please, just shoot me …) all the Senator statements after the closing arguments of the trial. I was impressed on the occasions when Ds stepped outside the Schiff playbook and related the difficulty they had in having to make this decision. I felt they were sharing the real struggle for ‘unbiased justice’ they were called to perform. Several Rs also shared their difficulty in trying to do the right thing. When Mitt made his statement, I have to admit I was moved; he was briefly overcome (tears almost) as he related that he is devoutly religious and that his religion and his belief in God mean the most to him. So he voted guilty in Article One.

Well, I love and admire Audre, as we all know, but sometimes she is a bit naive. The problem, of course, lies here. When Mitt says this, “[,,,] he related that he is devoutly religious and that his religion and his belief in God mean the most to him.” It’s a nice statement, meant to pull in our sympathy, and it does. The problem is that like many in this age, Mitt Romney’s god is Mitt Romney.

Erielle Davidson in The Federalist touches on this very well, when she writes.

Yes, he’s different from many others within the GOP in the sense that he has no firm principles upon which to base his political decisions besides self-interest and self-importance. He is vaguely in favor of free markets insofar as he appreciates a pro-business environment, having been a businessman once. But that seems to be the extent of his political personality.

Romney’s efforts to appear above the “lesser” GOP fray in many cases has translated into a repudiation of conservatism. To be clear, Romney may vote however he pleases, but he, along with our media betters, will likely portray his alleged defection as a more principled approach to conservatism. That takeaway is incorrect. Romney has been voting against his own party’s voters for his entire political career, and on core moral issues, not just pragmatic choices such as the level of tax rates or regulation.

For starters, Romney’s track record on religious freedom has been poor. Catholic leaders in Massachusetts, the state in which Romney formerly served as governor, have emphasized Romney’s role in forcing Catholic hospitals to administer the abortifacient Plan B, even if doing so violated the consciences of the employee required to administer the deadly drugs. “The injury to the conscience rights of Catholic hospitals was not done so much so much by the church’s ideological enemies on the Left but by the Romney administration,” C.J. Doyle, executive director of the Catholic Action League, explained to LifeSiteNews.com back in 2012.

Furthermore, as Rolling Stone points out, Romney has flipped on everything from abortion to health care, making it hard to determine whether he means what he espouses at any given moment.

In short, Mitt is entirely dependable, he will say or do anything that he thinks will advance the career of Mitt Romney, and will say or do nothing that he thinks will hurt it. Flip-flop, wash, rinse, repeat.

I remember clear as if it was yesterday, a British Conservative friend asking me, the day after election day 2012, “Was Romney the best you could do?” My answer at the time was no. I was wrong. He was, the Tea Parties had just started the transformation of American conservatism, and that had to play out under Obama’s unfortunate reign, and now it has brought forth Trump.

Just as that friend (and I as well) supported Tereasa May for PM after David Cameron ran away. (In some ways a good comparison to Mitt Romney). She was the best the Conservative Party would stand for, and without her, I doubt Boris would have ever been PM. Early days there yet, of course. We started in America 2011, so our counter-revolution is in its ninth year. As usual, America is leading.

Where it will lead is not given us to see, but it is given us to have the courage of our convictions. But whenever we commit the idolatry of putting ourselves in God’s place, we are not doing the Lord’s work. And that is Mitt Romney’s entire political history. With a side of self-righteousness.

Sunday Funnies, a Busy Week

A busy, and yet a pretty satisfying week.

And the high point of the week – The March for Life

Phrasing? One hopes so.

And of course… Audre will note that she is a brunette.

 

 

Impeachment and Davos

Senator Cruz pretty much summed up the impeachment effort yesterday when he said (on Twitter)

If you have the facts, you bang the facts.
If you have the law, you bang the law.
If you don’t have either, you bang the table.

Today, we’ve seen a whole lot of table banging. pic.twitter.com/ez6HZtvu7y

In a wide ranging (but mostly economic) speech on Tuesday, at Davos, in what Rush Limbaugh said was one of his finest speeches (I agree), President Trump summed up the first three years of his presidency. Well worth your time, and I note that the audience was doing a very good job of sitting on their hands. Tells you how right the President is. Enjoy

The Impeachment Handbook

Well, when I went to post this morning my internet was down, so this is late.

Audre sent me this yesterday. It’s from The Hoover Institution and like most things from them, it is excellent. And a thorough look see at the current situation. Enjoy.

Sunday Funnies; Shampeachment and Christmas

And so, we have something new. A President impeached but the House so embarrassed at the way it did it that it won’t send it to the Senate. If this is a proper government, I’ll take anarchy – it’s better organized.

The Democrats plan for 2020

And, of Course

And the last, and perhaps the best Advent Hymn, O Holy Night, from Celtic Woman

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