WaPo reporter: How come Palin needs to pray with other people?

posted at 9:00 pm on March 27, 2009 by Allahpundit

It’s a special Hardball segment indeed, my friends, where Chris “Can Palin read?” Matthews is the most pro-’Cuda of the bunch. Every time I start thinking she’s exaggerating the media bias against her, something like this comes along and makes me check myself. Be sure to watch at least to the point where Matthews makes fun of her “windshield-wiper wave” — yes, really — or, better yet, where he cracks wise about the GOP being like the 700 Club.

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Alas, more quality != more voters.

strangelet on March 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Alas, more quality != more voters.

strangelet on March 28, 2009 at 2:15 PM

As the last election proved. But the public is fickle. Obamania is so last year.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 2:37 PM

Who is this white christianist god of whom you speak?

jimmy2shoes on March 28, 2009 at 12:41 PM

“Christianist” isn’t even a real word. It’s a made up word referring to the act of autofellatio performed by liberal pundits who pretend they are conservative.

Kensington on March 28, 2009 at 2:49 PM

One of Mark Levin’s main themes in his best seller Liberty and Tyranny is how the Left (Statists) bastardizes the language to suit it’s own purpose and to limit attacks from the right. Three words or phrases come to mind: if you call an African-American a ‘socialist’ you are a racist; if you refer to a black man ‘palling around with (white)terrorists’ somehow you are racist, and if you attack ACORN or Freddie Mac or Fannie Mae you are racists because of the black representation in the upper management.

The reason I support Sarah Palin is to her a socialist is a socialist whether your skin color is white, black, red or yellow and that if you pal around with terrorists that is not a worthwhile exercise and ACORN and both FM’s are viewed with contempt not because they are all compromised of men and women with black skin but because of the financial meltdown and calamity they both have caused or brought about.

technopeasant on March 28, 2009 at 3:11 PM

also keep in mind people, Christian or otherwise, can explore the theory of evolution,but unless and until the absolutes are in evolution will remain scientifically a theory.

canditaylor68 on March 28, 2009 at 12:40 PM

The standard for an idea to become an accepted scientific theory is quite high, and those theories are taught in science class. Spending time in science class to discuss why other ideas aren’t accepted scientific theories isn’t a bad idea. Though studying those creation stories should probably be done in literature class.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 3:12 PM

It amuses me that these athesists are quite willing to trash a practicing Christian but wouldn’t dare criticize a Muslim. Obviously they are New Testament ignorant. “Where two or more of you are gathered in my name, there I will be also.” Sarah knows where real Truth to Power comes from, and she tapped into it. Who won the debate? Who has them still needing to trash her? Some day they will want people praying with and for them. I truely feel sorry for them.

illinidriller on March 28, 2009 at 3:26 PM

But the GOP exclusive club insists on a particular, specific god, the white christianist god. No one else need apply.
;)

strangelet on March 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM

God is white? Who knew?

Don’t tell the Christians in India, China, and Africa.

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on March 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM

This should say it all:

CABLE NEWS RACE
THU., MARCH 26, 2009

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,420,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,987,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,374,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,160,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 1,940,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,888,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,322,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,300,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,208,000
CNN KING 1,144,000
CNN COOPER 1,118,000

DL13 on March 28, 2009 at 3:33 PM

Who has them still needing to trash her? Some day they will want people praying with and for them. I truely feel sorry for them.

illinidriller on March 28, 2009 at 3:26 PM

I agree that there should be more candid criticism of Muslim teaching. However, a politician of any faith needs to walk a fine line with prayer. Voters want a President of faith but while prayer can give a person strength and good character it won’t help them out of a situation they haven’t prepared for.

Voters know that Palin is rooted in her faith in a way that gives her strength and good character. She needs to convince voters that she is strong with the operational aspects of running the federal government.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 3:34 PM

Don’t tell the Christians in India, China, and Africa.

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on March 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Have they developed images of Jesus that are ethnically more similar to their own appearance? The European depictions of Jesus appear more racially similar to them than to a Galileean.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 3:45 PM

She needs to convince voters that she is strong with the operational aspects of running the federal government

BHO did it with no governing experience and we see how in over his head he is. Sarah will do better!

illinidriller on March 28, 2009 at 4:11 PM

For those who haven’t seen the actual remark by Palin, video is posted here. The story about Piper’s remark starts at 3:35 or so. It’s worth listening to since for some reason certain media outlets and others are hell-bent to distort anything she says.

unwashed minion on March 28, 2009 at 4:12 PM

BHO did it with no governing experience and we see how in over his head he is. Sarah will do better!

illinidriller on March 28, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Yes, a few months ago Obama succeeded in convincing voters, while Palin’s numbers dropped between her introduction and the election. The numbers won’t change automatically. The work that lays ahead for her is with swing voters not the GOP base.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Oh, and by “certain media outlets”, I meant Chrissy Legs O’Quiver and NOT Hot Air…just to clarify. :)

unwashed minion on March 28, 2009 at 4:19 PM

/sigh
You guyz are soooooo dim, lol.
Black American christians don’t vote republican. Brown American christians don’t either.
Last I looked, chinese nationals couldn’t vote here.

strangelet on March 28, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Black American christians don’t vote republican.

strangelet on March 28, 2009 at 4:29 PM

No, they still think that the Democrat Party cares so deeply about them. They still haven’t woken up to the fact that to the Democrats, they’re just another reliable voting bloc to be called upon at election time. Still, most black Christians I know are fairly socially conservative, however they vote.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 4:41 PM

The numbers won’t change automatically. The work that lays ahead for her is with swing voters not the GOP base.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 4:16 PM

I disagree. The base drives everybody else. To a large extent that’s why Obama succeeded.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 4:50 PM

I disagree. The base drives everybody else. To a large extent that’s why Obama succeeded.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Obama was able to get beyond his base. Palin has yet to demonstrate that she can. It’s a bad idea to wait until she has the nomination to figure that issue out.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Obama was able to get beyond his base.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 4:53 PM

But only after securing his base. Going on this “we’ve got to get those presicious independents and moderates at all costs” thing is disastrously putting the cart before the horse.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 4:56 PM

*precious. Sorry, I have a lousy keyboard.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 4:56 PM

AP, when are you going to establish a separate thread for Sarah’s op-ed to the ADN, regarding the stimulus bill?

technopeasant on March 28, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Back to the video clip- I was under the impression that our Constitution and Bill of Rights gave us freedom of religion. Sarah is practicing her’s as she sees and understands her Faith. Free speech gives these atheists their right to criticize and make fun of it and her, but with the majority of our nation Christian one can see why their ratings are where they are. How stupid can they be?

illinidriller on March 28, 2009 at 5:08 PM

I’m not a man.

SnarkVader on March 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM

That’s obvious. You’re an automaton.

bluelightbrigade on March 28, 2009 at 5:12 PM

I said it from the start, and still maintain that Huck with more money would have won, EVEN against (Obama). He will this time.

marklmail on March 28, 2009 at 8:25 AM

Keep saying it because it is true and you are right.

apacalyps on March 28, 2009 at 5:12 PM

Here’s a summary of what happened last election. Click here.

apacalyps on March 28, 2009 at 5:14 PM

But only after securing his base. Going on this “we’ve got to get those presicious independents and moderates at all costs” thing is disastrously putting the cart before the horse.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 4:56 PM

I think she has the base.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM

I think she has the base.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 5:28 PM

And for that reason, a lot of people seem to think the GOP should look to some other candidate.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 5:35 PM

And for that reason, a lot of people seem to think the GOP should look to some other candidate.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 5:35 PM

The GOP as an organization doesn’t look. Candidates organize and run. Palin could go into the primaries with a fund raising lead. She’ll be most nagged with some voters by the electability question. Some solid performances with the national media before then would help her.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 5:47 PM

And for that reason, a lot of people seem to think the GOP should look to some other candidate.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 5:35 PM

They could look to candidates like Eric Cantor, Bobby Jindal, and others. I’m not sure that either could win, but Eric Cantor especially seems like a strong possibility.

NathanG on March 28, 2009 at 6:02 PM

NathanG on March 28, 2009 at 6:02 PM

Cantor’s a Joo, and they don’t perform well on a national ticket, sad to say. Democrats love to court the Jewish vote, but they’re esteemed academics, artists, blah blah blah love to spread the antisemitic propaganda about “Israeli human rights abuses,” Jewish greed, AIPAC rules the Capitol and all that nonsense. As we saw in the last election, there are a lot of stupid voters who will fall for this.

I like Cantor and think he’s doing a great job as the House Minority Whip. He seems a creature of Congress to me, though, and he still seems a little untempered.

chunderroad on March 28, 2009 at 6:20 PM

CABLE NEWS RACE
THU., MARCH 26, 2009

FOXNEWS O’REILLY 3,420,000
FOXNEWS HANNITY 2,987,000
FOXNEWS BECK 2,374,000
FOXNEWS GRETA 2,160,000
FOXNEWS BAIER 1,940,000
FOXNEWS SHEP 1,888,000
MSNBC OLBERMANN 1,322,000
CNNHN GRACE 1,300,000
MSNBC MADDOW 1,208,000
CNN KING 1,144,000
CNN COOPER 1,118,000

Hmmmm where do you see the hate. Hint they are in bold.

Jamson64 on March 28, 2009 at 6:50 PM

Don’t tell the Christians in India, China, and Africa.

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on March 28, 2009 at 3:31 PM

Have they developed images of Jesus that are ethnically more similar to their own appearance? The European depictions of Jesus appear more racially similar to them than to a Galileean.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 3:45 PM

In order: don’t know, doesn’t matter, and don’t care.

To expand, I don’t know if they’ve developed different images of Jesus, it hardly matters since “images of Jesus” has absolutely no relevance to the Christian religion, anyway, and it’s not just that I don’t care about the question, but I seriously doubt anyone much cares.

Images of Jesus, whether sculpted or painted, are purely fictional, and extremely unlikely to be accurate. Medieval images, in particular, deliberately tried to paint images of people in Bible stories wearing common clothing of the period in an effort to make the stories seem more relevant. And the only reason that Jesus had long hair in most paintings is because He was considered very compassionate, and to the medieval mind that was primarily a womanly attribute. The long hair was symbolic, not to be taken literally.

In fact, it’s only the Roman Catholic church that believes in using images of Jesus. Even the Greek Orthodox, with strong ties to Roman Catholicism, rejected outright images in favor of “icons.”

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on March 28, 2009 at 7:35 PM

These people are not Christian.

unclesmrgol on March 27, 2009 at 9:17 PM

That’s rich coming from someone who’s sins can only be forgiven through a priest and not directly by Christ himself.

Mr_Magoo on March 28, 2009 at 7:50 PM

In fact, it’s only the Roman Catholic church that believes in using images of Jesus. Even the Greek Orthodox, with strong ties to Roman Catholicism, rejected outright images in favor of “icons.”

ThereGoesTheNeighborhood on March 28, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Yes, but the RCC was the biggest patron of the arts for almost a thousand years. There is nothing wrong with Jesus looking European in works of art since Europeans were the primary target group of the Church for centuries. Even from the beginning, the apostles, especially Paul, were intent upon presenting the message of Christ in a manner that could be adopted by the people they preach to. The RCC’s use of saints is a similar method of making the Christian life understandable and relevant to people in cultures beyond Rome.

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

“Matthews is the most pro-’Cuda of the bunch”

Really? Someone who writes for Mother Jones magazine, that bastion of Conservatism /sarc is anti-Republican?

adagioforstrings on March 28, 2009 at 9:33 PM

Did anybody see the end of the tape where Hillary Clinton is attacking the US 2nd Amendment? Apparently, the US is supposed to outlaw guns because the undocumented drug dealers from Mexico allegedly buy their guns in the US to kill their rivals.

adagioforstrings on March 28, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Obamania is so last year.

ddrintn on March 28, 2009 at 2:37 PM

kinda likt a Dow Jones Index of five digits….

Red State State of Mind on March 28, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Jesus looking European in works of art since Europeans were the primary target group of the Church for centuries. Even from the beginning, the apostles, especially Paul, were intent upon presenting the message of Christ in a manner that could be adopted by the people they preach to……

dedalus on March 28, 2009 at 8:11 PM

When I was in (Catholic) Elementary School, we took a field trip to see an Asian art collection. There was a painting of Jesus and the Apostles and one of the kids in my class asked the curator “why they all had slanted eyes…” as they were illusrated with Asian features. I’ll never forget her response, which was something to the effect that the artist saw God in all of us, and so depicted Christ and His Disciples the way the artist saw his day to day world….
That has always stuck with me, especially since so many depictions of Jesus are very European when someone of Semetic heritage would have darker skin.

Red State State of Mind on March 28, 2009 at 10:05 PM

Every time I start thinking she’s exaggerating the media bias against her, something like this comes along and makes me check myself.

are you really that clueless to think that?

you are a good blogger and find some obscure stuff out there..

but dude..

DaveC on March 29, 2009 at 1:08 PM

You want people to pray with you who are LIKE MINDED. Like a prayer partner. There is strenght in numbers, and the Bible say’s that “where 2 or 3 are gathered in my Name, there I am also” It would give her comfort and courage.

I Love her, and hope chris matthews falls off a cliff.

Mercy4Me on March 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM

How stupid can they be?

illinidriller on March 28, 2009 at 5:08 PM

Rhetorical question?

jdkchem on March 29, 2009 at 10:34 PM

…the Bible say’s that “where 2 or 3 are gathered in my Name, there I am also”…

Mercy4Me on March 29, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Question: How come Palin needs to pray with other people?
Answer: See above.

Would any Christian even ask such a question? Would any educated person ask such a question? Even if the elite regard religion as a form of witchcraft, shouldn’t they at least know the basics when it comes to the peasant classes?

littleguy on March 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM

I’m not a man.

SnarkVader on March 27, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Truer words were never posted…

right2bright on March 30, 2009 at 1:15 PM

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