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#6 Posted on 12.12.13 0608.31 Reposted on: 12.12.20 0609.21
Originally posted by CRZ
Originally posted by DrDirtThis will make neocon heads spin.
I haven't been paying attention - who did the neocons want for person of the year and how will the selection make their heads spin? (Do they say "he ain't MY pope!" a lot or something?)
Zed, in our state, the Governor, Sam Brownback is a staunch catholic, member of Opus Dei, and a supplysider who has done everything the Pope's Statement railed against. As already posted, Rush, Palin, and many of the neocon talking heads accused the Pope of being a communist and liberal. The social issues wing of the Republican Party views the Catholic Church as an ally. And my guess would be Ted Cruze.
#7 Posted on 12.12.13 1647.02 Reposted on: 12.12.20 1647.29
Nobody wanted Cruz for person of the year.
I have no particular problem with the Pope. He's been influential this year, and that's as good a selection as any. Good thing my faith structure lets God set the faith agenda and not some person. And until He comes back, His revelation to me (and _most_ protestants) is fixed. There is some argument about what that revelation means in house of course.
They have done some weird picks - I think maybe picking "healthcare.gov" might have been a good choice as well, or maybe something like "laid off government worker".
I think something related to Iran could also have been a topic.
But I suspect the Pope would have been it no matter what he said. It's a new pope and several hundred million people care. A lot.
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