Sunday, October 4, 2009

Joe's Got it Right This Time - Let's Make Sure the Rest of Us Do

Joe Scarborough, of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe', can be maddening. At times he can seem unreasonably intolerant of any idea that runs counter to his own. And then he can show himself surprisingly, well...reasonable.
Such is the case in his recent Huffington Post contribution.

He shows us something we need to bear in mind: Conservatives and liberals don't need to think alike - they just need to think - like Americans!

"Count me as one conservative who is disappointed that President Obama's hometown will not be hosting the 2016 Olympic Games."

"Chicago is a beautiful city that would have made a perfect backdrop for the Olympics. The President was right to fly to Copenhagen to try to land the games, not for the sake of his city, but for the good of his country. The fact President Obama failed makes me respect him more for taking the chance, and the fact many right-wing figures opposed the President's mission shows just how narrow-minded partisanship makes us all."

"For the better part of 20 years, a bitterness has infected our politics that has weakened our country."

"We Republicans spent eight years trying to delegitimize Bill Clinton."

"Democrats spent the next eight years doing the same to George W. Bush."

"Now that a Democrat is in the Oval Office again, it is the GOP who is trying to delegitimize a sitting president."

"When I try to talk to Republicans about the need to break this cycle of viciousness, some cite the chapter and verse of every hateful left wing attack against George W. Bush."

"Whenever I attempt to have a conversation with some Democrats about the need for us respect our president-- whether he be an Obama or a Bush-- I am told that Bush deserved whatever he got because he was a lying war criminal who hated the Constitution and loved torturing
people."

"Fortunately, there are a growing number of Americans who believe we cannot continue going on this way."

I'll take issue with the Democrats spending eight years trying to delegitimize George Bush, rationale. But his point is well taken. Failure to recognize and respect our president as president is harmful to us all. Thanks Joe!

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I'm not sure we can say enough about the upcoming Justice Revival in Dallas. It will be held November 10-12 at Dallas' Market Hall.

Dr. Sherron Patterson is one of Dallas' dynamic pastors working with this effort. Please take the time to read her endorsement of the Revival and what we all hope it will accomplish!

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