Posts Tagged ‘wheel of fish award’

I talked to people at Mass and at the K of C yesterday and I was very surprised to hear so much support for Tim Cahill…until I read this:

“As you know, the MCFL State PAC endorsed Tim Cahill for Governor last spring. Tim answered our questionnaire 100% pro-life. He pledged to opt out of the abortion funding in Obamacare. We were pleased for our people to have someone for whom to vote because the other candidates hold aggressively pro-abortion positions.

“Unfortunately, Charlie Baker is still (in his own words) ‘to the left of Barack Obama on social issues’ and Deval Patrick has never been for life.

Occasionally there is a race with candidates whose positions are so stridently pro-abortion that no one in conscience can vote for them. That is the case with Baker and Patrick.

Let me follow up with a pronouncement by the Pope:

… Pastors should remind the faithful of their duty to use their votes to advance the common good. He said when political platforms consider decriminalizing abortion, democracy itself is undermined and “betrayed at its very roots.”

Do I think that Tim Cahill’s abortion platform is for expedience, yup. Could his abortion support in the first place been expedience? Yup, I’ve seen many Catholic Pols shift on abortion and gay marriage in order to move up in the democratic party which is perceived as the only game in town. Now lets again go over the rules for Mortal Sin:

1. Grave Matter (Abortion? Yup)

2. Full Knowledge (Do I know the candidate supports abortion and there is no pro-life alternative?)

3. Done Deliberately (Knowing the two above do I still make that vote advancing abortion?)

I’ve talked to many voters who are planning on the full republican ticket except at the top. It confused me until yesterday when for the first time one of them mentioned abortion. I must confess until yesterday I was totally unaware of this issue (which doesn’t reflect well on me).

I am a Catholic Blogger, a VERY Catholic blogger. Like all members of the Knights of Columbus when I say the pledge at the very end I add the words “Born and Unborn”. I was considering the situation (if the pro life candidate is non-viable is choosing between two pro-abortion candidates allowed?) when I looked at the comments on that Red State post hitting MCFL and at Universal Hub cheering abortion.

One of the reasons why I became a republican is because As a Catholic who you know actually BELIEVES in Catholicism The democratic party brands me a racist, bigot, sexist, homophobic etc etc etc. Reading the comments at those two sites brought back memories of those halcyon days.

For this I give as a gift to those sites the Wheel of Fish award:

Tim Cahill ran as an independent because he believed that “Republican” would always be a dirty word in Massachusetts, that was true until it wasn’t. The same holds true with abortion. It will be a pro-abortion state until it is not.

And I repeat and if Charlie Baker loses this race today, this is the reason.

Remember when everyone told us that democrats should run on their records supporting Obamacare and the president when the people were screaming otherwise in polls?

I’m sure the leadership said they would stand behind them.

Apparently as the Cyberleader once told Miss Hartigan “That would be classified as a lie” as politico reports:

Facing a perilous political environment that has left the House Democratic majority in jeopardy, Van Hollen told reporters in a briefing at the National Press Club that the party faces a series of difficult decisions about which candidates to invest in this fall — and whom to leave behind

“At the end of the day, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will look at races we can win,” Van Hollen said.

And in the same breath he insists the democrats will retain the house.

So to all you democrats who thought it would be a good idea to let Obamacare pass and to all you blue dogs who pulled a Fishbait Miller thinking that Pelosi and co would save you, I have one word.

SUCKERS!

A wheel of fish award for you!

Update: Who would have guessed the first death panel from obamacare would be a political one for ailing democratic members?

…even before this the Tea Party express and some of the other groups didn’t see eye to eye. Back in April there was some friction between the pair in Washington and a Worcester Tea Party leader advised some members not to show up to the Boston Rally.

When Confederate Yankee asked why the entire express was booted over Williams the answer is, in my opinion because they could. It is clearly unfair to taint the tea party express over this but they had a chance to knock off a rival so they took it.

What really gets me angry about this is that reading what he said, how could he not realize what he was doing? You can make the case that government dependence is holding back the black community. (Candidate Cory Ruth made that case to me in GA-4) but this was just over the top offensive.

Because of said stupidity the NAACP has a scalp and the media story Monday will not be about the phony charges that were made, it will be about validation of their meme. Mr. Williams did that and for that alone he deserves plenty of grief.

Mr. Williams I have to give you the Wheel of Fish award for this one.

Bad Form Mr. Williams, bad form.

Memorandum thread here.

Update: Williams’ statement is here, it’s pretty good and deserves an airing. It should be noted that he admits that he screwed up big time. Waiting for the same from New Black Panthers, Rev Wright and Louis (The Pious) Farrakhan in 3….2…1….(billion).

As time has passed it has become increasingly clear that James O’Keefe did not attempt to bug Landrieu’s office.

The various attacks of the left have disappeared into vapor, to the point were Patterico is running rings around them and Breitbart is making them look like fools.

Meanwhile the O’Keefe arrest that was the lead story for the MSM all over has gone poof, no new stories, nothing much happening, very quiet and most importantly quiet at a time when the MSM and the democrats could use something to distract Americans from their own failures.

Has this case gone to court yet? No. Could something more be coming? With God all things are possible but the media’s behavior and Eric Holder’s Justice’s actions suggests otherwise. Their actions or lack thereof is the Dog that didn’t bark.

“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”

“To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”

“The dog did nothing in the night-time.”

“That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes.

I must conclude that although I included the proper caveats I was wrong. So the Wheel of Fish award goes to me:

I’ll put it next to my Reagan award.