General Election 2012 Thread - page 106

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    I would put Santorum and maybe perry up against Obama in biblical knowledge any day. For,that matter I would bet on them in the US History and Constitutional Knowledge categories, too.
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    Quote from tntrn
    I would put Santorum and maybe perry up against Obama in biblical knowledge any day. For,that matter I would bet on them in the US History and Constitutional Knowledge categories, too.
    I honestly doubt either one. I am foolish enough to feel completing a Harvard education and then teaching Constitutional Law requires some extra knowledge. We do know Santorum has an old interest in acting as a physician even though none of his education was in that direction. His rants about abortion, BCPs, his knowledge of rape and it's consequences are just the most current edition of his medical prowess. If you recall he fought hard to allow steroid use for wrestlers.

    Given a choice, if I had the opportunity to attend a class by any of the above I would be in Obama's class. Of course being such a pinko leftie I might picket the others. Perry for his stance on death penalty, Santorum for is blend of Church and State. I can think of others who might give a lecture that I would skip Obama for. My old OB instructor comes to mind quickly as does my psych instructor. None of the politicians could hold a candle to these intelligent, caring, devoted, inspiring individuals.
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    For all we know, Obama graduated last in his class. I "might" attend a class he was teaching, but it wouldn't be because I'm gaga ov him. It would be to see just how much of a left tilt he might put to his topic.
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    Quote from tntrn
    I would put Santorum and maybe perry up against Obama in biblical knowledge any day. For,that matter I would bet on them in the US History and Constitutional Knowledge categories, too.
    I really don't care about Obama's Biblical knowledge, that's all mythical stories to me and isn't a mark of a good President....in my opinion. However, he has proven quite knowledgeable about history and constitutional matters, and I'm confident he could take on those guys.


    Poor Gov. Rick Perry. He’s admitted that political debates aren’t his thing and that his college grades weren’t anything to brag about.But then, he missed the date of a major piece of American history (the Revolutionary War) by 200 years, ABC points out.
    “Our Founding Fathers never meant for Washington, D.C. to be the fount of all wisdom,” he said following last night’s Washington Post/Bloomberg debate on the economy.
    “As a matter of fact they were very much afraid if that because they’d just had this experience with this far-away government that had centralized thought process and planning and what have you, and then it was actually the reason that we fought the revolution in the 16th century was to get away from that kind of onerous crown if you will.”
    We, as in America and the Founding Fathers, fought the revolution in the 18th century, the late 1700s.
    We all get confused sometimes, Perry. And Texas wasn’t even a state then!
    http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011...tion-happened/
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    [QUOTE=Tweety;6194898 However, he has proven quite knowledgeable about history and constitutional matters, and I'm confident he could take on those guys.[/QUOTE]

    He may be knowledgable about the Constitution, he just doesn't want to be bothered by following it:

    Obama's recess appointments an abuse of power

    While the Constitution requires high-level officials to be confirmed by the Senate, an arcane provision in Article II states that a president can make recess appointments when Congress is not in session. However, what if Congress did not think it was recessed and a president handed out appointments over the equivalent of a long weekend? That is the controversy brewing in Congress...

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion...ion/53094876/1

    Obama tears up the Constitution The scope of his lawless disregard expands by the day

    The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA):
    The 15th Amendment:
    Illegal Immigration:
    “Cap and trade”:
    Obscenity laws:
    The Fifth Amendment:
    The First Amendment:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...-constitution/
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    Funny how any discussion of the Republicans running for President, leads to a "yeah but Obama...." which I suppose is fair since he's in the campaign as well.

    I almost did a search for on Obama to be fair, but knew someone would come along and tit for tat for me.

    Last edit by Tweety on Feb 27, '12
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    Quote from tntrn
    I would put Santorum and maybe perry up against Obama in biblical knowledge any day. For,that matter I would bet on them in the US History and Constitutional Knowledge categories, too.
    I'm curious why you would assume Santorum or Perry would trounce Obama in biblical jeopardy. Although regardless of the winner, I don't believe that a person's adherence to Christian values is demonstrated by an ability to recite scripture. The books of Luke and Matthew warn us about equating a wrote knowledge of scripture with virtuous wisdom, telling of when the Devil quoted Psalms to make a seemingly convincing argument that Jesus should throw himself off a cliff. As Shakespeare put it: "The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose".
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    [color=#333333]mitt romney certainly has a heart, and rick santorum a brain. but right now, neither is getting much attention.[color=#333333]as the republican presidential race in michigan comes down to the wire with the former massachusetts governor and the former pennsylvania senator neck and neck, romney remains on message, and santorum continues to be all over the place.
    [color=#333333]romney stuck with his economic message monday, as he has all campaign.
    [color=#333333]"the reason that i'm going to beat barack obama in michigan in the fall is that this is going to be a contest about who can strengthen the economy," romney told supporters in royal oak monday night. "we'll look at his record -– and it's been a failure -– and we'll look at my record and the successes i've had in the private sector, the olympics and in my state, and i'm going to be able to talk about the economy with credibility he doesn't have."
    [color=#333333]romney made things a little more interesting than usual by appearing with musician kid rock, a supporter, producing the jarring image of the clean-cut romney and the long-haired kid rock shaking hands after a performance of "born free," romney's campaign anthem.
    [color=#333333]santorum, meanwhile, refused to stop talking about the things that matter most to him, no matter how much they take him down rabbit trails that make sense to him, but inevitably produce headlines and news coverage that confuse or provoke casual observers. it's a high-risk wager by his campaign that he is connecting with enough of the gop base in the primary, and will have time to win over independents later.
    [color=#333333]"what do you do to overcome the view that your very conservative views make you unelectable in the current political climate?" santorum was asked by a moderator at a chamber of commerce breakfast in livonia.
    michigan primary pits mitt romney's head against rick santorum's heart
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    Quote from MunoRN
    I'm curious why you would assume Santorum or Perry would trounce Obama in biblical jeopardy. Although regardless of the winner, I don't believe that a person's adherence to Christian values is demonstrated by an ability to recite scripture. The books of Luke and Matthew warn us about equating a wrote knowledge of scripture with virtuous wisdom, telling of when the Devil quoted Psalms to make a seemingly convincing argument that Jesus should throw himself off a cliff. As Shakespeare put it: "The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose".
    And I don't think a person's knowledge of the Bible makes him or her the best choice to run our country. I'd rather have someone who can solve our problems and increase the quality of life for all citizens.
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    Quote from MunoRN
    I'm curious why you would assume Santorum or Perry would trounce Obama in biblical jeopardy. Although regardless of the winner, I don't believe that a person's adherence to Christian values is demonstrated by an ability to recite scripture. The books of Luke and Matthew warn us about equating a wrote knowledge of scripture with virtuous wisdom, telling of when the Devil quoted Psalms to make a seemingly convincing argument that Jesus should throw himself off a cliff. As Shakespeare put it: "The Devil can cite scripture for his purpose".
    Easy question to answer. Mi see the president as trying to act as if he if very knowledgeable on many topics, if not an expert. But Inthink he is pretending to be that smart, and sadly, people are buying the deception. Im suspect the truth is that he was not an exceptional student at all, but had the ability to baffle with bull feces because he couldnt dazzle with brilliance.


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