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Posted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:05 am, Wed Nov 21, 2012.

The election is over and, as expected, very little of what I voted for came to pass. As a Christian, I'm used to going against most popular fads and trends, so I wasn't too surprised at the outcome of the election.

I can't figure out how other "Christians" could vote for a person and party who's so openly against the Bible and God. They removed God from their beliefs and only put Him back at the convention to avoid a backlash — over the objections of the delegates. They want abortions at any time, and they say that if Jesus was here today He would have changed with the time. He would be OK with same-sex marriage. If anybody wants to question that, Obama said that very thing on national TV during an interview.

I don't understand why people voted for a tax increase when Gov. Brown threatened to cut the essentials like education, public safety and services. He has a history of money mismanagement, waste and wants to spend countless billions of our tax dollars on a railroad to nowhere and a canal to take water to Southern California — which will probably destroy the Delta as we know it.

I can't figure out how anybody with children could vote for people who want to tax and spend and borrow our way out of debt. Past history has shown that it will not work. How can they look into their children's and grandchildren's eyes and say, "Look what we've done to your future"?

I can't understand how anyone who loves their country could vote for someone who puts our America down, is ashamed to wear an American flag on his lapel and espouses a socialist style of government.

There is a saying that if you didn't vote, you can't complain. Well, I voted and I'm going to be complaining. I have no reason to believe that the direction of our nation will change. It will continue to be downhill. I came out to the living room the morning after the election and my wife was watching the results on TV and crying.

I think we all should be crying for America. I guess this also means I'm not going to get my Monday News-Sentinel.

Jim Sugden

Lodi

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23 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:53 pm on Sat, Nov 24, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    [thumbdown]

     
  • John Lucas posted at 7:34 am on Sat, Nov 24, 2012.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Excellent post Mr Heller.
    [thumbup]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:44 am on Fri, Nov 23, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Wow...again with the lack of critical thinking.

    Are you from Texas, Mr. Baumbach?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:42 am on Fri, Nov 23, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Did I just hear Mr. Docktor shoot himself in the foot?

    Ouuuuccchhhh!

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 5:29 pm on Thu, Nov 22, 2012.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1496

    Meant to write it this way....
    ... clearly did not effect the majority of registered voters, Thank God.

     
  • Mike Adams posted at 12:16 pm on Thu, Nov 22, 2012.

    Mike Adams Posts: 1496

    Mr. Sugden can spend his days bawlin' and wonderin', the rest of us will move on. We have a very difficult time ahead as President Obama has much to accomplish in the next 4 years.

    As to why his wife was crying, it's anyone's guess. Maybe she came to the realization that not everyone likes the republican party and that the future is already being foretold as the GOP continues it's move right. Maybe she realized that Fox and Rush and Hannity and all the other oddballs were just spouting propoganda and that Romney never really had a chance.

    The right's continued reliance on lies such as the fake war on women, the fake anti immigration accusations, the fake Romney did pay any taxes until 2 or 3 years ago, etc. clearly did not effect the majority of registered voters, than God. I'm afraid she's in for a lot more tears unless the right straighten's up itself. Complaining bitterly about "moderate" republicans is only going to lead to reduced support in the future. For those of us on the left side of this year's election spectacular, we really fear is the tea party's increased presence within the GOP. We would love to see three parties: the Democrats, the republicans and the tea party. Lock in those damn liberal presidents for the next 60 years.

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 10:09 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1661

    No Romney lost so will never have an opportunity to deliver on his gift giving to the filthy rich. However wasn't that a wonderful stimulus package all the conservative super pac donations contributed to our economy. Yea free money for the people.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:16 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    curious...what in the world does a Karl Rove have to do with anything... or is he another one of those old white guys you spew your angry rants at...

    bizarre bigotry displayed by Mr Chang

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:12 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Coming from an intolerant man who displays bigotry, your post is rather meaningless.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:07 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Heller, your post has nothing to do with or related to Mr Sugden's points in his letter... I thought your post was words of wisdom and interesting, but inappropriate.

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 7:16 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1661

    Excellent post Mr Heller. [thumbup]

     
  • Sam Heller posted at 6:55 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Sam Heller Posts: 176

    Mr. Sugden, I too am a Christian Republican. I believe our government should NOT dictate our religious beliefs. I suggest you be true to your beliefs and not try to tell others how to act .

    If you do not believe in gay marriage... don't have one.
    If your do not believe in abortions ... don't have one.
    Don't like premarital sex ... don't have it.
    Don't like drugs .... don't do them.
    Don't like cigarettes ... don't smoke.
    Don't like alcohol ... don't drink.
    Don't like guns ... don't buy one.

    Don't like your rights taken away from you ...
    then quit condemning, quit judging and quit trying to take away other's rights.

    We are the United States of America... multiple religions and many beliefs.

     
  • Brian Dockter posted at 6:09 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Brian Dockter Posts: 2857

    Ms. Bobin wrote:

    Begala concludes, referencing Willard Mitt Romney's pathetic claim to donors that Obama won because of the "gifts he gave to special interest groups:

    -Chuckle,

    If we were to follow Ms. Bobin's logic we would have to conclude Romney did not give gifts to special interest groups either in order to have a better chance to win.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 3:20 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1161

    More Archconservative/Retrogressive Koolaid anyone??

    Darrell's perceptions and reality never meet.

    Consumer confidence? Market up or down? California Budget projections?

    In Darrell's universe, only opinions matter.

    Mostly, his opinions.

    But rumor has it, Karl Rove's ramblings are frequently considered "sacred text".

    "How absurd to consider facts as evidence of anything?"

    You get the idea...

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 3:18 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1161

    Folks, don't drink the Archconservative/Retrogressive Koolaid.

    Warning, contains brine solution 99% by volume. Active ingredient: Karl Rove extract.

    [beam]

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 3:18 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1161


    "Active ingredient: Karl Rove extract"

    Folks, anyone here familiar with the harvesting method??

    Is this through a natural biological process or by surgical means??

    [huh]

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 1:57 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    More Obama KoolAid anyone. liberal perceptions and reality rarely meet. Consumer confidence? Market up or down? California Budget projections?... how absurd to consider these variables as evidence of anything.

    That two wild eyed progressive liberals perceive it "valuable" is good entertainment... pleas edrink up![whistling]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:00 pm on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Great post, Mr. Barrow.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 11:59 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Good column from Paul Begala in this week's Newsweek: "Denialists, Whiners, and Wackjobs - There is more than one way to be a Republican"

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/11/18/begala-more-than-one-way-to-be-a-republican.html

    Begala concludes, referencing Willard Mitt Romney's pathetic claim to donors that Obama won because of the "gifts he gave to special interest groups:

    "The real "gift" of 2012 is that, in the toughest economy of our lifetime, the American people had the good sense to turn away from a party that holds them in such contempt."

     
  • Thomas Heuer posted at 10:36 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    nth degree wise Posts: 1661

    Applause to Mr Barrow

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 9:55 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1591

    Don’t worry so much Jim the economy continues to grow. The housing market is rebounding, unemployment continues to fall, the stock market is up, and consumer confidence is up and increasing. California Government Budget Office reported that California’s deficient is expected to be 1 billion this year down from 45 billion under Aaaanold and predicts that California will have a 1 billion dollar surplus in 2014 and a 9 billion dollar surplus by 2017. I would think, due to the fact that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops declared the Ryan Budget Plan as immoral, Christians would be relieved that Romney was defeated.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 9:36 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    This (letter) is what happens when ill-informed people watch/read propaganda and cannot distinguish between reality and the trash they are being fed.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 4:39 am on Wed, Nov 21, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Letter stated...I can't understand how anyone who loves their country could vote for someone who puts our America down, is ashamed to wear an American flag on his lapel and espouses a socialist style of government.

    That is easy to understand... liberalism ... mass distortion of facts such as the fake war on women, the fake anti immigration accusations, the fake Romney did not pay his taxes, the fake Romney story that persuaded liberals that Republicans wanted to throw grandma over the cliff.

    ..all one do is read George Orwell's book "1984" to see how masses of people can be trained to believe big brother (government)is there to help you. Obama is very comforting to many no matter what religion because liberals "perceive" he has their best interests at heart... and if you look at the Dream Act as an example, which provides benefits to the people who voted for him, it is perceived he cares. How sweet and Orwellian?

     

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