Catholic uprising

June 20, 2012

This humble agnostic had the opportunity to go to an ecumenical service tonight in defense of religious liberty.

The turnout and the enthusiasm were stunning.

There’s an old bumper sticker slogan I kept thinking of: “Jesus is back — and he’s pissed!”

Well, the Catholics are back — and they’re pissed.

13 Responses to Catholic uprising

  1. MikeN on June 20, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    They were the ones who were all in for ObamaCare in the first place.

    • itsagreatcountry on June 21, 2012 at 12:58 am

      Well, givsen the broad dislike in the country of Ocare, I think your comment may apply to the Bishops more than lay Catholics, of which I am one. But your point is well taken. Those guys are just like politicians. They spend their social lives going to $250 a plate dinners and hobnob with the wealthiest of their parishoners and have no idea what goes on in the real world. They’re constantly on the wrong side of political issues. I’d love to see them learn something from this, but they won’t.

      • Scout on June 21, 2012 at 3:53 am

        Interesting. I thought that we in the Episcopal church had cornered the market on worthless, out-of-touch PC bishops . Apparently not.

  2. ATTILA on June 21, 2012 at 4:34 am

    The catholic church as we all know has always pushed the liberation theology.
    (except when their own ox is being gored)
    They still support amnesty/sanctuary for illegals for example.

    • itsagreatcountry on June 21, 2012 at 6:21 am

      Exactly the point I was making above. My husband and I were duped into helping a group of illegals (feeding and clothing the poor). We soon found out that they were not really “the poor”, and that we were more likely hurting our own country. Since then I have several times told our local Catholic Charities that they have become a joke, in bed with La Raza and other ethnocentric types. The numbers of programs they were bragging about that were code for helping illegals was disgusting. Now we are very cagey about exactly where any donations go.

      • itsagreatcountry on June 21, 2012 at 6:25 am

        Having said that, though, this issue is completely different because it has to do with our constitutional freedoms. And it would not matter whether it is a “Catholic” issue or not. And many non-Catholics are on board with this, too. Because next, it will be their freedoms that will be trampled on. Obama is way out of line.

  3. NEPA Neocon on June 21, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Obama is gaining in the polls. This worries me.

    • Mad Dog on June 21, 2012 at 5:36 am

      If you’re talking about Bloomberg, I’d say that’s basically meaningless. Romney has been holding, possibly increasing, a small lead over The Obama Messiah and has been edging ahead of TOM in Gallup.

      • Earl on June 21, 2012 at 6:09 am

        Ive been tracking Gallup and Rasmussen for the past 2 months. Averaging the two polls, Romney was up in May 45.90% vs 45.42%. In June, so far, the margin is up slightly to 46.18% v 45.16%. Bloomberg is an outlier and quite honestly, Im surprised RCP would even include it in the mix. It just skews the numbers and everyone, including the O team, knows its BS.

  4. blue max on June 21, 2012 at 6:07 am

    ‘Obama is gaining in the polls. This worries me.’

    Concern troll. No thank you.

    Obama is going to be annihilated in the election and more people are coming to that realization every day.

    • blue max, pseudonym on June 21, 2012 at 8:38 am

      “Obama is going to be annihilated in the election and more people are coming to that realization every day.”

      That statement would carry more weight if you hadn’t hid behind a pseudonym.

  5. anonymous un-RINO on June 21, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Again, we know historically, as all historical data tells us, that national matchup polls are almost meaningless until after Labor Day. The trends they identify can be important, but right now, those identified trends show no significant movement away from Obambi or toward Willard. And yes, that Bloomberg Obambi +13 poll is complete bullshit, and should be included by nobody. But it’d be a good exercise for the data-challenged RINOs to tell us why it’s bullshit. It’d be good practice for ’em.

    One of the few nationals poll that tells anything significant at this point in a presidential election cycle is an incumbent president’s Gallup approval rating, as it has a longer term bloc of data available for analysis. The challenger’s approval rating is of some value as well, although lesser than the incumbent’s. Check those 2 data sets and you’ll find that Obambi’s Gallup approval has risen markedly since Willard came on on the scene, and Willard’s approval is soft and unenthusiastic, particularly amongst we conservatives. Those are the trends, and that’s the shape of this race.

  6. anonymous un-RINO on June 21, 2012 at 7:03 am

    But to Varones’ point, the Catholic vote is obviously important in any election. It’s +25% of the electorate, and it is both a swing vote and a battleground vote (to make the Rothenberg distinction). If Willard is to pull 52% of the total national electorate, he’s going to have to beat Obambi by 10 points with Catholics, reversing what occurred in 2008.