Video: “Brownback Girl”

posted at 8:28 am on August 1, 2007 by Allahpundit

Produced and directed by the op-ed staff of the McClatchy-owned Wichita Eagle, which makes them the second newspaper in less than a month to float a humor piece online. “Maureen Dowd tries stand-up” can’t be long in coming. Reconcile yourselves to it now.

Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for local exposure. Presumably they’re hoping to go viral, the chances of which, I’d say, are slim. Anyone want to clue them in to what key ingredient the Obama girl and Hott4Hill clips had that this one lacks?


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They would’ve been better off with ‘Baby Got Brownback.’

James on August 1, 2007 at 8:30 AM

That….was….just……disturbing.

I will take Obama girl. Hate the message, Love the messenger.

conservnut on August 1, 2007 at 8:40 AM

Granted that a church is just a building but what congregation do you suppose let their church be used that way? It was cute but disrespectful to Christianity by using a place of worship. You’d never see “Obama Girl” getting filmed in a mosque, now would you?

highhopes on August 1, 2007 at 8:44 AM

That was wonderful, absolutely wonderful.

Of course, I must admit that a Brownback nomination would be the one reason for me to vote Democratic in the 2008 election. Luckily his chances are the same as Kucinich’s to win the Democratic nomination.

thuja on August 1, 2007 at 8:52 AM

Hey, at least they are now starting to give up the pretension of being impartial.

It may indeed go viral but not in they way they hoped.

TheBigOldDog on August 1, 2007 at 9:03 AM

I enjoyed it. Also, made me realize that not everyone in Kansas is so stiff and uptight.

asc85 on August 1, 2007 at 9:07 AM

Jees! The dude doing that video is all the excuse I need to support abortion.

Conservatives don’t kill Libs, abortions do.

TheSitRep on August 1, 2007 at 9:09 AM

Presumably they’re hoping to go viral, the chances of which, I’d say, are slim.

Well, by being up on Hotair those chances just improved a little.

smellthecoffee on August 1, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Religion is not a solution to anything. But, are Brownback, Ted Stevens, Spector, Goober Graham, Lott?

saved on August 1, 2007 at 9:46 AM

They would’ve been better off with ‘Baby Got Brownback.’

Heh.

CP on August 1, 2007 at 9:51 AM

Ok, now that I’ve watched it…that was awful.

CP on August 1, 2007 at 10:01 AM

So, let me see if I got this right. Brownback’s core constituency is guys dressed as girls? Ok. I would have guessed Rudy had that locked up.

They would’ve been better off with ‘Baby Got Brownback.’

haha

Spirit of 1776 on August 1, 2007 at 10:19 AM

is that mikke gravel?

jummy on August 1, 2007 at 10:24 AM

This should include a not safe for work title, since there is no way I would want someone walking into my office and seeing that up on the screen!

Judging by the adams-apple on the “Brownback” girl(?), this is either really stupid, or an effort to show Brownback supports the transgendered population? I wonder how PFLAG feels about this?

pb5000 on August 1, 2007 at 10:34 AM

Tickled my sensibilities, but I don’t think I will be joining any barbarians at AP’s gate.

captivated_dem on August 1, 2007 at 10:42 AM

Anyone want to clue them in to what key ingredient the Obama girl and Hott4Hill clips had that this one lacks?

A coherent message? Maybe it plays well to the nutroots but it left me scratching my head. Am I thick?

jaime on August 1, 2007 at 11:05 AM

I guess Dana Carvey wasn’t available.

“Anyone want to clue them in to what key ingredient the Obama girl and Hott4Hill clips had that this one lacks?”

No. Let them remain clueless.

georgej on August 1, 2007 at 11:07 AM

As a Christian voter, I am not interested at all in Huckabee of Arkansas or Senator Switchback (Brownback–Kansas).

Even if Senator Switchback was leading in the polls, I still would stay home and not vote for him.

I wish “Christian politicians” like Senator Switchback of Kansas and Huckabee of Arkansas would actually study the Bible’s teachings on the subject of illegal immigration

first.

I am just so tired of bad theology masquerading as Left-Wing nonsense being championed by so-called “Christian politicians.”

Christian politicians: please check your theology before callig it “Christian.”

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 12:51 PM

How do you get puke out of a keyboard?

Mazztek on August 1, 2007 at 1:04 PM

Like, Oh My God! A Kansas City Valley Gurl!

Kini on August 1, 2007 at 2:08 PM

Anyone want to clue them in to what key ingredient Obama girl had that this one lacks?

Well, Obama Girl overshadows Obama.

Brownback supporters didn’t want to make that mistake.

Zach on August 1, 2007 at 2:33 PM

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 12:51 PM

I’m sorry…I seem to be confused…where in the Bible is the Gospel according to LaShawn Barber? I’ve reviewed your cites and don’t find anything other than eisegesis in her writings. She doesn’t even cite scripture to back up her argument. And you use those to criticize Huckabee? I’m not familiar with Ms. Barber’s work, but I am with Huckabee’s. While I won’t vote for him for president in the primary because I disagree with him on several issues, I can tell you one thing. He has spent over 30 years seriously studying the Bible and honestly believes in what he says. So please don’t go running him down and especially knocking his theology when you know nothing about the man. Who do you think we are…Kos Kids??

Catseye on August 1, 2007 at 2:46 PM

Anyone want to clue them in to what key ingredient the Obama girl and Hott4Hill clips had that this one lacks?

I will take Obama girl. Hate the message, Love the messenger.

conservnut on August 1, 2007 at 8:40 AM

DING-DING DING-DING

A coherent message? Maybe it plays well to the nutroots but it left me scratching my head. Am I thick?

jaime on August 1, 2007 at 11:05 AM

Or possibly gay . . or a girl . . but not both.

- The Cat

MirCat on August 1, 2007 at 2:54 PM

not familiar with Ms. Barber’s work, but I am with Huckabee’s
Catseye on August 1, 2007 at 2:46 PM

Catseye,

Sorry for the confusion concerning my comments about Huckabee. Both Huckabee and Brownback have identical positions on illegal immigration, amnesty, etc.

That is why I linked them together in one group.

I should have been more clearer.

While I won’t vote for him for president in the primary because I disagree with him on several issues, I can tell you one thing. He has spent over 30 years seriously studying the Bible and honestly believes in what he says. So please don’t go running him down and especially knocking his theology when you know nothing about the man. Who do you think we are…Kos Kids??

I never intentionally tried to knock him personally down, or call his personal character in question. However, I did intentionally attempt to call into serious question his
un-Biblical views of illegal immigration and amnesty.

No, I do not think you, Catseye, are Kos Kids.

I do believe that most Christians have un-Biblical views of illegal immigration that are contrary to Scripture.

If you want to discuss the Biblical position on illegal immigration from the standpoint of Scripture, then we may do so.

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 3:02 PM

Catseye on August 1, 2007 at 2:46 PM

It doesn’t take any exegesis. Look at Romans 13:

1Let every person(A) be subject to the governing authorities. For(B) there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you(C) will receive his approval, 4for(D) he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God,(E) an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also(F) for the sake of conscience. 6For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7(G) Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.

How is it ‘Christian’ to encourage people to break the law by rewarding them with amnesty, as Brownback nearly did? Wait, never mind, he’s just adopted the Roman Catholic position on it.

PRCalDude on August 1, 2007 at 3:12 PM

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 3:02 PM

Thanks you for the courteous reply. My personal opinion on illegal immigration is that, especially during a time of war, no one should be allowed in from outside the country without proper documentation. It is one of the places where I disagree with Huckabee’s stand. But I know he’s taking a stand based on what he feels is right. I don’t think that he’s seen much of the misuse and abuse allowing people in illegally has created. I wish I could stay and discuss this, but duty calls.

Catseye on August 1, 2007 at 3:22 PM

Even before Mike Huckabee’s comments became well-known, I was disappointed for the same reason why Michelle Malkin was disappointed in him. Michelle made some comments on her website awhile back on Governor Huckabee that confirmed my suspicions.

There are Scriptural and theological reasons why concerned Christians should be disappointed in Governor Huckabee’s (and Senator Switchbacks’s)
un-Biblical position on illegal immigration and amnesty.

Here is one biblical point below:

“Paul argues that the state, or the civil magistrate, is qeou/ dia,kono,j (theou diakonos) “God’s servant” (v.
593 4). The civil magistrate as God’s servant exercises authority on behalf of God to maintain basic civic order. He
594 “has appointed them for the just and lawful government of the world.”54 The tool that civil magistrate has been
595 given to carry out this responsibility is the sword of steel: “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do
596 wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out
597 God’s wrath on the wrongdoer” (Rom 13.4). Given that the magistrate is God’s servant and an agent of God to
598 administer divine wrath upon wrong-doers, Paul instructs his recipients that the church, both individually and
599 corporately, must be subject to the magistrate not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience
600 (v. 5). Christians are consequently, dia. tou/to (dia touto), supposed to pay taxes to, respect, and honor the gov601
erning authorities (vv. 6-7).
To disobey the civil authorities is to disobey God.55″

“The civil magistrate is an extension of the reign of God, but the magistrates’ power is for the “public
678 good” and it is their duty “to protect the person and good name of all their people” (WCF 23.3). God’s rule
679 through the civil magistrate is a manifestation of his common grace—that which preserves and maintains social
680 order. The instrument by which he exercises his authority is the “power of the sword.” Civil magistrates are not
681 allowed to “assume to themselves the administration of the Word and sacraments; or the power of the keys of the
682 kingdom of heaven” (WCF 23.3). By contrast, the regnum gratiae, or the church militant, is “the visible church,
683 which is also catholic or universal under the gospel (not confined to one nation, as before under the law), con684
sists of all those throughout the world that profess the true religion; and of their children: and is the kingdom of
685 the Lord Jesus Christ, the house and family of God, out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation”
686 (WCF 25.2). In contrast to the regnum potentiae, the regnum gratiae does not have the power of the sword but
687 rather the sword of the Spirit, or the word of God, as well as the administration of the sacraments, instruments of
688 God’s special grace: “Unto this catholic visible church Christ hath given the ministry, oracles, and ordinances of
689 God” (WCF 25.3).
690 When we compare the two kingdoms, that of the church and state, we see that they are ruled by God as
691 creator and Christ as redeemer but that they have different ends and purposes. Stuart Robinson (1814-81) ex692
plains how the two kingdoms relate to one another in his book The Church of God, from which we may draw a
693 summary of the two kingdoms:”

Mike Huckabee and Senator Switchback confuse the purposes and rules of the church with the state. This confusion then leads to both of them championing amnesty (in the name of “compassion”) when really they are in direct disobedience to God. God ordains government to punish law-breakers, not to reward them. From the biblical perspective, the state has different functions and different roles precisely because God ordained it to punish law-breakers and to uphold the rule of law.

When “sincere, professing Christians” (like Huckabee) depart from Scripture’s repeated emphasis on the government’s primary responsibility, then as Christians we are called to correct them and to call them back to Scripture.

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 3:34 PM

Thanks you for the courteous reply.
Catseye on August 1, 2007 at 3:22 PM

I appreciate your courtesy and respect as well. Thank you.

By the way, I apologize if my words, “check your theology” came across mean-spirited.

I do not question Mike or Senator Switchback’s heart.

I am only trying to call attention to their un-Biblical views on illegal immigration and amnesty.

Thanks again for your earlier comments.

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 3:37 PM

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 3:34 PM

I am sorry. I put the wrong quote up.

I meant to post this earlier:

First, the corporate and individual witness of the church becomes compromised before the unbelieving
749 world because it willingly violates the laws of the state. This opens the church to criticism, namely that the
750 Christian faith encourages disobedience and disrespect for authority.
Second, it deprives the church, corporately
751 and individually, of the cost of discipleship—of taking up one’s cross and following Christ. This happens by the
752 church failing to submit to the unjust laws of the state and thereby failing to stand with Christ when called upon
753 to suffer.
As William Willimon notes, “Even when preachers urge their congregations to get out and work for a
754 more just society, the ideal society envisioned is a liberal democratic one whose foundational assumptions about
755 the sovereignty of the individual and the sanctity of individual choice undercut the communal, political character
756 of Christian salvation.”68 Both the church and the individual Christian must be marked by the suffering of
If Christians choose to disobey Christ—to choose socio-economic stability at the cost of disobeying the immigration laws of the state is to es758
chew the way of the cross.
759 To forgo the suffering of Christ and the way of the cross in discipleship and to choose instead to dis760
obey the laws of the state is to turn away from the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. As Peter writes: “For
761 this is grace, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly” (1 Pet 2.19).69 Indeed, in the
762 midst of suffering, Peter states that the “the Spirit of glory and of God” rests upon the one who suffers (1 Pet
763 4.14; cf. Isa 11.2; Matt 3.16). Peter again writes: “For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s
764 will, than for doing evil” (1 Pet 3.17). By contrast, for the one who eschews suffering and instead pursues evil
765 Peter explains: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face
766 of the Lord is against those who do evil” (1 Pet 3.12; cf. Psa 34.16). In terms of the subject at hand, the one who
767 violates the immigration laws of the state makes himself liable to the punishment of the state, detention, fines,
768 and deportation…
791 the immigration laws of the state, they forfeit the way of the cross and can find themselves in opposition to God,
792 and they expose themselves to the sword of the state and God’s wrath. The penalty they suffer, however, is not
793 persecution but rather the consequence of disobedience to the state, which is ultimately disobedience to God.

Any attempt to answer the question of the propriety of receiving illegal aliens into the membership of
807 the OPC must take into account the need for the church to submit to the authority of the state in temporal affairs,
808 such as immigration laws.
When churches encounter illegal aliens wanting to join the membership of the OPC,
809 they must themselves embody the sufferings of Christ by submitting to the laws of the state and must encourage
810 the illegal alien to do the same. While the illegal alien may forfeit earthly treasures in returning to his impover811
ished condition in his homeland, he nevertheless possesses heavenly riches that are beyond compare (Eph 1.18-
812 19). As the author of Proverbs reminds us: “Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers
813 from death” (11.4). Having considered the relationship between church and state, we must proceed to consider
814 issues pertaining directly to the propriety of church membership.

I hope this provides some helpful Scriptural and theological reasons why I made my comments earlier.

ColtsFan on August 1, 2007 at 3:54 PM

Or possibly gay . . or a girl . . but not both.

- The Cat

MirCat on August 1, 2007 at 2:54 PM

Your meaning, if you had one, ran free.

jaime on August 1, 2007 at 7:04 PM

I would venture a guess that a little more leg and a whole lotta sleaze would do the trick.

bloggless on August 1, 2007 at 9:14 PM