For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Thursday, November 6, 2008

No Congratulations From Us

We here at St. Blogustine believe in congratulating politicians for an honest (or reasonably honest), hard fought, campaign whether or not we agree with them politically. We also consider ourselves "good sports," good Christians, and truthful bloggers. Hypocrisy is not something Kevin or I indulge in to advance our cause. That is why we are offering absolutely NO congratulations to the Obama campaign for their "clear victory" over McCain-Palin.

It may sound like sour grapes to some. But when someone cheats in cards or steals money from the bank in Monopoly, we do not shake hands and say "good game." That, in our view, would be hypocritical at best and/or horribly naive. It would also cheapen the many posts we made about Obama's illegal fundraising, ACORN's illegal multiple voter registrations, the major TV network's supreme lack of objectivity, and general pro-Obama thuggery at polling stations and elsewhere. These were not exaggerations made in order to get our guy in power. They were documented, legitimate reports meant to both warn and enlighten voters about the choices before them. Although some questionable behavior during a campaign is to be expected by either side when there is so much at stake, this election saw the Press, Obama, and Obama supporters go beyond the pale and literally sell their souls in order to get their candidate into power. We will not even offer cleverly worded, backhanded (*snicker*) congratulations for that. Instead, we will continue to tell it like it is, as always, until someone shuts us down.


Paul said...

Ironically, someone has already "shut down" (removed) the YouTube video you posted, Matt. (BO's Thought Police apparently are wasting no time in enforcing their own "Fairness Doctrine.")

Meanwhile, I have informed my liberal friends (yes, I still have a few) that I am perfectly willing to extend the same respect, civility, loyalty and patience to President Obama that they, and the MSM, have shown towards President Bush in the last 8 or so years.

As I pointed out to them, I can hardly do less.

Paul said...

Woops, went back to YouTube and found that the video has now reappeared.

Well, we still have a few months until 1/20/09.