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Two words you didn't hear in the Democratic debate

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    I watched the entire Democratic Party debate. The winner was the Democratic Party. Both Hillary and Bernie seemed to articulate their well rehearsed positions well, although each had their weak areas. I also give high marks to Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd for letting them debate.

    The two hour debate covered a range of issues but not once did either of them mention the word "God" or the word "Christian" in their opening statements, their arguments or their closing statements. Ditto for the moderators in their line of questioning. That's the way it should be.

    Contrast that with the Republican debates where God and Christianity are an essential part of every debate. In the August Republican debate, for example, Megyn Kelly asked if any of the presidential candidates had “received a word from God." Like they casually talk to him on the telephone daily. That, question, of course was designed to distinguish the Republican candidates from Democrats. Republican candidates regularly invoke God saying they were answering "God's calling".

    Yeah they all talk to God and that supposedly in the minds of their viewers makes them better than Democrats. It will be an issue in the general election.

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I watched the entire Democratic Party debate. The winner was the Democratic Party. Both Hillary and Bernie seemed to articulate their well rehearsed positions well, although each had their weak areas. I also give high marks to Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd for letting them debate.

    The two hour debate covered a range of issues but not once did either of them mention the word "God" or the word "Christian" in their opening statements, their arguments or their closing statements. Ditto for the moderators in their line of questioning. That's the way it should be.

    Contrast that with the Republican debates where God and Christianity are an essential part of every debate. In the August Republican debate, for example, Megyn Kelly asked if any of the presidential candidates had “received a word from God." Like they casually talk to him on the telephone daily. That, question, of course was designed to distinguish the Republican candidates from Democrats. Republican candidates regularly invoke God saying they were answering "God's calling".

    Yeah they all talk to God and that supposedly in the minds of their viewers makes them better than Democrats. It will be an issue in the general election.

    I think it was on Thom Hartmann's board where I saw the quote that when a person talks to God it's prayer and when God talks to a person it's schizophrenia.

    i grow tired of who can out-religion who. None of it matters because the constitution, the very document they claim to revere says it doesn't matter.

  • Center Left Democrat
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    What none of the current Republican realize is that God does not like the Republican Party.

    You may recall that the Republican convention in Miami in 2012 had to rearrange some of their events because GOD sent Hurricane Isaac close to Miami, specifically to disrupt the whole thing.

    In 2008, the Republican convention in Minneapolis was disrupted by Hurricane Gustav. Although the hurricane never came anywhere near Minneapolis, it absolutely affected the scheduling of at least some of the events.

    There may be folks who think that the two hurricanes were a coincidence, but I'm of the opinion that "the invisible Man in the sky" had something to do with both disruptions.

    The Bible, of course, has a LOT of verses about poverty, but the Republicans seem determined to penalize poor people as much as they can, and the water crisis in Flint is further proof that poor people are no longer a concern of the Grand Old Party.

    In today's political climate, you would NEVER see a program like the BI-PARTISAN McGovern-Dole food program of 2002-

    and that 's a damn shame:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGovern-Dole_International_Food_for_Education_and_Child_Nutrition_Program

  • Independent
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    Schmidt Wrote:

    I watched the entire Democratic Party debate. The winner was the Democratic Party. Both Hillary and Bernie seemed to articulate their well rehearsed positions well, although each had their weak areas. I also give high marks to Rachel Maddow and Chuck Todd for letting them debate.

    The two hour debate covered a range of issues but not once did either of them mention the word "God" or the word "Christian" in their opening statements, their arguments or their closing statements. Ditto for the moderators in their line of questioning. That's the way it should be.

    Contrast that with the Republican debates where God and Christianity are an essential part of every debate. In the August Republican debate, for example, Megyn Kelly asked if any of the presidential candidates had “received a word from God." Like they casually talk to him on the telephone daily. That, question, of course was designed to distinguish the Republican candidates from Democrats. Republican candidates regularly invoke God saying they were answering "God's calling".

    Yeah they all talk to God and that supposedly in the minds of their viewers makes them better than Democrats. It will be an issue in the general election.

    Yes Schmidt, you've got the picture. However both parties are forgetting a lot of things; like attacking the pharma companies related to their pill cost, like stopping our stupid wars; instead they are calling for a bigger army. I've heard no one calling out for stopping our pollution all over; protection over weather related damages, like flooding, building codes, hurricane, tornado protection etc. Why built houses right on the beach; then you are asking for it. Barely anyone highlighted our infrastructure; just a few sentences, that's all. Nothing at all for old age people, like nursing, help, medications etc. Just bombing ISIS does not improve this country. Bernie has the best message, but never gets it done; trying to get Wall Street on their knee's is impossible. So in my opinion as an independent, no one is suited for this job. Anyway all these things are human related; if there is a "god" thing, "it" will see us as a bunch of bacteria looking at us from outerspace (which planet lives this thing on anyway?); when did someone tell a "bacteria" what to do? Sorry all these earth bound "bacteria" are on their own and create their own destiny. It is time that all these Republicans have look at the night sky and count all the "heavenly" objects floating there, may be then they realize that humans are un-important in the universe, but just are arrogant "bacteria".