Tuesday, August 14, 2007
   Presidential candidate Barack Obama uttered another of hi absurd pronouncements upon hearing that Karl Rove had tendered his resignation to President Bush. He said:"an architect of a political strategy that has left the Country more divided."
I guess Obama was too busy reading fairy tails about "frogs turning into princes" or some of the lessons he learned in the Muslim school he attended as a youth, to learn that this Country has always been divided politically. In fact we fought a civil war that cost over 600,000 lives over political differences.
A simple review of Presidential election returns from the past will show just how divided this country was and still is.
Long before the debacle in 2000 when the Supreme Court decided that President Bush had won over Democrat Al Gore. there has been factual evidence of the great divide in this Country.
Some of the elections for president as far back as 1888 when Democrat Grover Cleveland won the popular vote, but Benjamin Harrison(R) won the electoral college vote and became President. In 1876 Rutherford B. Hayes beat Samuel Tilden by one electoral vote 185-184.Previous to this, the election of 1800 resulted in a tie when Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson got the same number of electoral votes.Congress had to form a commission of 15 members from the Government, including the Supreme Court, to decide the issue. Jefferson finally won 8-7.
In more modern times the election of 1960, between Kennedy and Nixon was decided by a 49.7% to 49.6% vote. Kennedy won by a slim0.1%! Nixon beat Humphrey in 1968 by 43.4% to 42.7% and Carter won over Ford 50.1% to 48.0%.
Yes, this country has been divide politically for a long time, but the divide has become more ideological in recent years. Secular humanism has apparently taken over the Democrat party and too many RINOs. Abortion, euthanasia, gay marriage,animus for anything religious and rejection of moral values that once were the benchmarks of this Great Country seem to be what is driving the Democrat party.
A great patriot, Samuel Adams, had these words to say about our country: “Religion and good morals are the only solid foundation of public liberty and happiness.”
Underneath all the rancor and loose talk there seems to be willingness on at least 50% of the American people to deny the existence of a supreme being, and they do so at their own and the Country's peril. The Muslim radicals will gladly fill the void!