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Hate ain’t in our bones

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Fri, Aug 23rd, 2013
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By Stan Gudmundson

The right, and particularly conservatives are often accused of being haters. Supposedly we hate homosexuals, people of other races, women, and you can fill in the blank for a variety of other people or causes. As general rule though, conservatives don’t hate though we certainly don’t support legalized abortion and homosexual marriage to name but two. The fact that we disagree with many things that are happening in our society has nothing to do with hatred.

Polls clearly show that the majority of people who profess the Christian faith are conservative. Christ said that we are to abide by a new commandment and that is that we love one another. That is not a mere suggestion. Consequently, as Christians we may dislike Obama’s policies for example or the policies espoused by liberals in general but hate? No, it’s not part of who we are and it cannot be. Hate ain’t in our bones. This does not mean however, that we will not fight for what we believe.

Often people accuse others of things in terms they themselves think, believe, and feel. The co-creator of the “Daily Show” is a woman named Lizz Winstead. About Wisconsin’s governor she says this, “I hate Scott Walker really down to the core of my being.” Very revealing.

Unfortunately this kind of attitude seems very common among liberals. We’ll just have to add her name to our prayer lists that also, for many of us, includes President Obama. Not because she disagrees with Governor Walker, but because her hatred is not a healthy virtue.

Now to President Obama. About our economy, he recently said that, “growing inequality is...morally wrong...Washington hasn’t just ignored this problem; too often Washington has made things worse...Washington has taken its eye off the ball. And I am here to say this needs to stop.”

Obama also called the scandals of his administration “phony”. It’s the correct word but the wrong application. There is nothing phony about his administration’s many scandals.

But President Obama is. He is as phony as a three-dollar bill and phonier than the thought to be oh so generous Biden. He talks of Washington as if he has nothing to do with it. This is a deceitful and dishonest crock of cockamamie bullfeathers. It really is the “Big Lie.” Nothing goes on of substance there that he doesn’t directly or indirectly have his hands on. President Obama is Washington, he is that city’s ultimate insider, and he owns it all.

He may be able to convince the inanestream media and low information voters it’s all beyond his control, but there is one fact that overwhelms and overturns his phony positioning. Are you ready? He is the cotton-pickin’ president for goodness sake. He’s the most powerful man in the world. He’s running our country and also the Democratic party. He’s the chief.

Do you believe, for example, that we haven’t had a budget in what is going on five or six years because of Republicans who are both powerless and timorous mice? No way. We haven’t had a budget because he doesn’t want one. Obama, his ownself, is responsible. Senator Harry Greed? Doing the bidding of the boss.

It’s all his. The economy, the foreign policy mess, the scandals, he owns and is responsible for all of it. But as I said, he is pure phony. Want more examples? Sure, easy to do.

Earlier this month, he was out at the Marine base at Camp Pendleton addressing the base rent-a-crowd, as we used to call it. He blathered on and on about how important it was to ensure that the military had the right tools and equipment and that he, Obama, was going to ensure they got it. And that he was fighting for them. I doubt very much that there were many Marines who bought this bilge. But his speech wasn’t for them. It was for the low-information crowd and lamestream media. Obama is, afterall, the guy who is behind the dangerous cuts to our military forces. Say one thing and do another. A phony.

Want another example? Sure you do. Not long ago President Obama said, “If people can’t trust not only the Executive Branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and the rule of law, then we’re going have some problems here.” As the comic strip character B.C. once said, “Aaaaaaaaaargh!”

Trust the Executive Branch? Oh sure, yeah right, in your dreams Bubba. A person could just add a lengthy book right here at this point, and there are a bunch of them, that document how President Obama and his administration aren’t obeying the law or following the Constitution.

Defense of Marriage Act? Nope, we’re not going to enforce what the Constitution says we have to President Obama and his minions say. Freedom of conscience to worship as one pleases? Sure, as long as you provide contraceptives that violate your beliefs to your church employees. Prosecute lawbreakers for voter intimidation? Not if they are from a popular minority. Ad infinitum.

Phony. Pure unadulterated Washington-insider phony.

This is disgraceful. I understand that politics is a contact sport as someone called it. Governor Huckabee once said something to the effect that if you don’t like seeing your own blood on the floor, don’t enter politics. Fine, it’s a battle over ideas and over policy and power. But it is inexcusable, unseemly, and immoral to base a presidency on the principle of “phony.”

It’s a pretty meagre man who won’t stand up and tell the truth and say clearly what he believes in.


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1:41:15, Aug 24th 2013

Unimpressed says:
I really enjoyed Captain Gudmundson's latest nonsensical rant. Yes, one woman said a bad thing about a Republican. Clearly this means that all Democrats are bad and hateful people. But the dozens of Republican politicians who actively try to legislate against equal rights for women and the LGBT community, or who are against raising the wages of those who make the least in this country- these actions somehow are not hateful or oppressive? Weren't you just quoting the Bible and saying that Christ commanded that we love one another? How are these actions loving? And then you have the audacity to say that you will 'pray' for Obama and Lizz Winstead. You are using your supposed faith as a means to make cheap and cutting remarks under the guise of piety. Disgusting. You give good Christians a bad name.


12:25:25, Aug 25th 2013

Shaun says:
Mr. Gudmundson:

Thank you for this article. I appreciate the clarion call to stand up and tell the truth and stand up for what I believe.

I believe in not using rank attained thru the faith of the USAF to condemn the government of the USA. I find this tactic to be unseemly and to bring discredit to the USAF. Additionally, using statistical records of US service personnel voting patterns (as you have done in the past) to reinforce your political beliefs seems to be a cheap method of qualifying your statements. In your opinion, should service members that do not vote along your ideological bent be discredited? Does a man or woman that has reached the age of majority no longer retain the freedom of determining their own political leanings and sociological perspectives?

I respectfully request that you no longer use the rank attained thru the USAF to attempt to add heft to your political statements. I also request that readers of your articles please understand that the utilization of retired rank does not equal explicit or tacit endorsement by the United States Air Force or current/former Airmen.

Shaun Hoff
Harmony, MN