Herman Cain: Time is ripe for a third political party

Former Republican presidential candidate (and Neal Boortz successor) Herman Cain says it’s time for real conservatives to start a third party, according to a YouTube clip getting attention this weekend. Listen here:

Said Cain:

“I never thought that I would say this, and this is the first time publicly that I’ve said it: We need a third party to save this country. Not Ron Paul and the Ron Paulites. No. We need a legitimate third party to challenge the current system that we have, because I don’t believe that the Republican Party – although I ran as a Republican, I have been voting Republican for decades — has the ability to rebrand itself against the mainstream media machine that blatantly works to support this president and other liberals, and works, blatantly, to tarnish the brand of what the Republican party stands for.

The former pizza executive figures that it’s possible to link up with a few other people uncomfortable with President Barack Obama:

There are just as many disgruntled Democrats, that would probably be a part of this movement, as there are Republicans who are sick of the political class. So I think it is more viable today than it has ever been.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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pcBobby

November 10th, 2012
8:15 pm

Well, there is the Constitution Party-it sounds close to Herman’s vision.

sleeplessinhabersham

November 10th, 2012
8:27 pm

This is just what the Republican party needs; more division. The Tea Party is already putting gaping wounds in the Repubican Party; something like this would finish them off.. Although I lean toward the Democratic Party I think a 2 party system is good for the country. The Reps need to find a way to move to the middle and let the fringe elements be just that fringe.

Hiram

November 10th, 2012
9:38 pm

Obama needs to send Herman a bouquet of flowers.

Hiram

November 10th, 2012
9:45 pm

He should send Newt two Bouquets.

NoWingedAngel

November 10th, 2012
9:48 pm

You don’t need a third party, Herman. You need to revamp the Republican Party and kick out its fringe elements.

I’m a liberal but I support having two parties since it gives a system of checks and balances. One party in control for too long will cause major corruption and stagnation.

It’s quite simple: Become socially liberal and center-right fiscally moderate. Easy as pie. Let the Dems be socially liberal and center-left fiscally moderate. Meet in the middle. Compromise.

Stop denying gay people the right to marry and support the repeal of DOMA. Stop trying to regulate women’s wombs. For the love of God, STOP with the anti-science, anti-intellectualism. Stop calling scientific theories like Evolution and the Big Bang straight from the pits of Hell. Stop with the pseudo-Christian Dominionsim. Embrace ecumenical stances in regards faiths not Christian, including Atheism. Stop assuming every black or brown person is a thug who collects a check. Stop assuming every white person is a hard-working upstanding member of society. STOP making it harder for minorities to vote along with everyone else. DO ridicule and ostracize any member of your party that does any of these things. Stop the neo-Con foreign policy approach where you want to just bomb everything that remotely disagrees with you.

Young people these days are consistently less religious, more pro-science, pro-gay rights, pro-woman and eco-friendly.

You want your party to be great again? Adopt a socially liberal, fiscally center-right moderate position and watch your ranks swell with young people and minorities.

If not, you can watch your party wither and die off.

DLink

November 10th, 2012
9:49 pm

There are no 3 sides to a coin. The middle of a coin is inherently the third side, and the existing two sides have failed to find it. The meat in the sandwich, representing the taxpaying people. Accusing people of paying no taxes is an outright slap in the face to taxpayers. AN OUTRIGHT SLAP IN THE FACE.

I watch where the anger of the people is. It’s disheartening, really. So divided. I think the party which fixes this situation first will win the next election. I hope they do whomever they may be.

Eddie Hall

November 10th, 2012
9:59 pm

I said the same thing today in Wingfields blog. Especially after the amendment 1 battle, I find calling myself a republician very hard to do. We do need a third party!

Hiram

November 10th, 2012
10:06 pm

Until the Supreme Court outlaws the states’ gerrymandering of congressional districts, nutcases like Paul Broun will guarantee the continued downward spiral of the Republican party.

td

November 10th, 2012
10:09 pm

You Dems seem to forget that you have your own nuts like Allan Greyson getting re elected. Not to mention almost the entire CBC are communist.

hotlanta

November 10th, 2012
10:12 pm

Herman Pain go somewhere and sit your stuffed crust, pepporoni butt down. The Tea Party I mean Weed Party thought that they was gonna see it but they got slam-dunked in the polls big time. CVS has Klennex tissues on sale in aisle 6. With a .50 coupon in the Sunday paper you will only pay 1.00.

Hiram

November 10th, 2012
10:33 pm

What’s a CBC?

Gloria Cain

November 10th, 2012
10:36 pm

Herman put that binder full of women down, and come massage my feet…..you old heathen!

Point/Counterpoint

November 10th, 2012
10:45 pm

I’m thinking it might be time to unveil my political party…NBS…no bs!

Buzzy

November 10th, 2012
10:46 pm

Herman Cain, the guy who was so crude that the Republicans went on the road to finally choose Romney in the primaries. That Herman Cain?

I don’t believe what I’m reading. Why is Galloway giving this Caine guy any kind of press?

I just love how the Republicans never learn. I love it.

Kris

November 10th, 2012
10:52 pm

A third party built on the concept of Herman and Newt. What a Hoot!

hotlanta said it “”Herman Pain go somewhere” where some one cares..

Nothing wrong a little ETHICS and Common Sense won’t cure. To little too late for the GOP.

That’s ETHICS….GA repukes…

Real Athens

November 10th, 2012
11:26 pm

“Not to mention almost the entire CBC are communist.”

td rehashing Allen West. God, that’s rich.

Cherokee

November 10th, 2012
11:33 pm

CBC is the Congressional Black Caucus, and yeah td is parroting Allen West. How’d that work out, td, for Congressman West? Errr, former Congressmen West, ’scuse me.

Herman, God bless ya, I think you should go for it. Especially since your candidacy worked out so well.

A smart party would follow the advice of NoWingedAngel. But I don’t think the Republicans will do that…

Mike Fara

November 10th, 2012
11:48 pm

Herman doesn’t consider Barack a leader, but how well did Mr. Cain run the Republican Party when his campaign came to a grinding hault, as woman after woman claimed he sexually harassed them? And news for Mr. Cain.. we already have national third parties. They are ignored by the mainstream media and the congressional committee on presidential debates.

ylojkt

November 11th, 2012
12:07 am

LOL! Libertarian here, have voted Libertarian majority for the last 20 years of my life, including Gary Johnson in this election. Herman, there are third parties out there, and if you had run as one of them, you wouldn’t be their candidate either, just like the Republicans didn’t choose you.
Republicans – you want some chance at winning? Drop the authoritarian attitudes and embrace freedom! Real freedom, including the freedom of people to choose what they want to do with their bodies (abortion, marijuana legalization, civil unions, freedom of and FROM religion, etc) and their money.
As long as the Republicans choose to be the party of do what I say when I say it and believe what I believe or hit the road, then they will lose. Drop the fake christian bs and speak to freedom and you will win, fight against peoples personal freedoms and you will lose, end of story!

Hiram

November 11th, 2012
12:15 am

I heard that td/cc, not to be outdone by Nate Silver, is writting a book on political predictions, called “Noise”.

Mitch Farr

November 11th, 2012
12:18 am

Herman – Sign me up. It has been 50 years since the Bible and morality was taken out of our public schools. So far those that deny Christ and God as the creator of this universe had taken us down the road to a place where we very well may no longer be a Christian Nation.

I pray that is not the truth. I also know we are not far from it. Our liberties are being eroded almost daily and this message may draw some interesting fire. We are constantly being told we cannot proselytize. Well I think I can and will ignore that. I will continue trying to convince folks to become “Christians” and explain what that is. I will try to convince folks to join whatever organization, I believe is working to preserve the American freedoms so dearly fought for by our founding fathers and the many soldiers, Christian policticians and Christian Pastors over the past 200 plus years.

I will continue to try to help folks understand just what the 4th estate should be and pray that it returns to the dominance it once had, when it actually sought the truth and gave the folks a standard to listen to and use to make sound decisions.

Sadly we now have a 4th estate that preaches political spin and seldom tries to give the people information to make a decision by. We have Progressives, Humanists, Atheists, Agnostics, CINO’s and too many other organizations that have agenda’ s contrary to the principles this Nation was built on. Now they are not asking, they are demanding that we compromise our Principles. It is time to say no more compromising, our Principles are not negotiable. It is time to move back towards the Principles this Nation was founded on.

So Herman, let us know where to signup, but first let us know what PRINCIPLES this new party will stand on!

Paul in Atl

November 11th, 2012
12:38 am

Yes, we all long for the past when we were a christian nation. We were so much more moral then, except for slavery, and 100 years or so of Jim Crow and segregation, the extermination of the native Americans, the 100 years of breaking every treaty we signed with the native people that survived, and the racism against every wave of immigrants that arrived on our shores.

JD

November 11th, 2012
12:47 am

Now Paul, you forgot the witch burnings

That being.said, a third party? Come on.

Our electoral rules basically prohibit that from happening…did any of you pay attention.in your poli-sci classes? Nevermind the fact that pandering to the Gingrich/Cain fringe is what cost the GOP a win.

Face it, America is not fascist.

Paul in Atl

November 11th, 2012
12:54 am

That was different. Jesus said they needed burning.

yuzeyurbrane

November 11th, 2012
1:23 am

Cherokee

November 11th, 2012
2:44 am

Mitch you should proselytize all you want. Contrary to what you hear from the pulpit, no one wants to stop you from doing that.

What you cannot do is use the government to proselytize for you. Because eventually that results in tyranny. And that’s what our founders fled from.

Silent Jay

November 11th, 2012
2:54 am

Hell, if everybody Herman committed adultery with voted, he be president.

Silent Jay

November 11th, 2012
2:56 am

Or the next director of the CIA.

one of the many Jennifer Whites in the world

November 11th, 2012
3:30 am

God bless you, Mitch Farr. I’ve no idea what a 4th estate is, but everything else you said, I know to be true. I get so tired of hearing garbage from people saying that the Holy Bible is pro slavery, anti-gay, and pro-hate. When in actuality, the Bible HATED slavery, and still HATES slavery. God LOVES Gays–he just HATES lust, fornication, and adultery. Choosing the think “gay,” choosing to do “gay,” is hurtful to the human being who chooses it, and to whomsoever may be affected by it.

God said that men are to be with women and not men, and that women are to be with men and not women. God has NEVER EVER EVER said anything to deny me, nor anyone else happyness (sorry I don’t know the proper spelling for that word), freedom, or joy. In fact, EVERYTHING that God has said is for the exact opposite.

God LOVES MAN! PERIOD. He’s just like your mother or your father who spanked you or yelled at you or simply warned you NOT to touch the hot stove, or to run with scissors, or to play with matches, etc when you were a kid. Your parents or your caregiver didn’t tell you that to take away your freedom, your fun, or to make you sad–they told you that to keep you from pain that you could not foresee.

Just like a crossing guard may have to grab a little child to keep him/her from running into the street, or better example–just like a crossing guard holds up a sign that says “STOP” or “CAUTION” and he/she wears bright, cautionary clothing to prevent deaths and accidents and to prevent people from accidentally causing pain to others (and to themselves, from accidentally hitting a pedestrian with their vehicle for instance), God’s only begotten Son, Jesus, who IS the Messiah, who IS the Christ tells us the following in Matthew chapter 5, verses 27-32:

“27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”

The above is unbelievable seeing how things are, and have been for me, my 30 something years on this earth, but I KNOW it’s the truth. It’s just unbelievable for me to fathom how natural, and not bad seeming the above things are (looking upon a woman to lust after her–or for me–a man & divorcing and remarrying).

But I have to say that it is true. God has made it clear to many TOO many times enough, that He will NOT tolerate me to lust, and not just sexual or sensual–but to even go into fantasy mode, mentally about marriage, a family, etc–because HE knows the end result–mentally for me, personally.

He also doesn’t tolerate other things that I’m sure are fine for others, but not-so-fine for me–because he KNOWS what the end result will be for me. He makes it clear there will be consequences for certain seemingly innocuous (and to many, possibly innocuous) things, so I can either check myself, and (seemingly) deny myself, or I can indulge and take the consequences a few days or a few hours later. I have the choice. I HATE God’s consequences, so I recently began praying to Him to help me and to “lift me up” so to speak when evil spirits start with their thought spinning.

What I mean by “when evil spirits start with their thought spinning” is this: you ever wonder why out of left field you start remembering something from A LONG TIME AGO for absolutely NO reason, and then you get angry about it all over again? Or when you’re just minding your business and out of nowhere you start thinking about xyz person, or zyx situation in the word and you get sad, or depressed by it temporarily? Or maybe you just for no good reason start thinking of someone you know, and how they should handle THEIR personal affairs differently, and you’re kinda pot-calling-the-kettling them, or you begin to “judge” them?

I’ve come to strongly believe that this is because we live in a spiritual world, and that even though we can’t see, or hear, or really sense anything, the devil’s workers are constantly trying to get us off task, or doing something that will render us useless, unproductive, or less productive (like being depressed or sad about a situation never helped the situation–like becoming sad about the rape of some kid, or some woman (or man) somewhere in the world, never actually helped that rape victim. Only actions can help them, praying to God on their behalf, providing physical things for them if you are able, or improving your personal lot in life, so that you can, in the future, be able to better help the rape victim–like changing the laws, or mobilizing citizens, or bringing awareness to the problem by making documentaries, or by studying to become a doctor, so that you can help heal the physical wounds for the rape victim, etc…. All of those are ways to actually ACT to help a rape victim, but becoming sad and depressed, and crying, and being rendered physically and mentally tired thinking about or being angry about what happened to a rape victim somewhere, won’t change anything for that rape victim, and won’t help them, in my opinion.

All of that said to just say that God’s word in the book of St. Matthew I can vouch for.

Man likes to change the times to say that what was once considered a “sin” is ok now. See how that has worked throughout time.

Do you really believe that if everyone from let’s say 1981 or 1980 or 1960 or 1970 had just followed those two things that Jesus Christ said–not to lust and not to remarry if you must divorce, do you think that more people would have been worse off for that?

I don’t understand the pain of divorce, but I’ve heard too many adults whose parents divorced as children sing (many singers) about the pain of their parents divorcing. I’ve heard too many adults–young and older talk about the pain of growing up without a father in the house, or never knowing their dad. I can’t understand these things–but I’ve heard them too many times to not accept that their real. I’ve met enough young women, and older men (black americans, which I am myself), who have expressed such anger in their heart–that they don’t seem aware of, strangely, when speaking on their own mothers having had multiple children, and not married a father, or having had multiple children by different fathers–even though the adult females ended up repeating history to an extent.

Also, I’ve heard TOO many times, and no of the pain left behind by the loved ones of those who have died from AIDS.

I’ve seen the pain, though I can’t understand it personally fully, of ADULTS who, as children were molested–and how that impacted their future (often time involving drugs, but not always).

Please just think to yourself–not by replying to me, nor getting angry, but please just genuinely, for the sake of the pain of others, just think, and consider my above question.

I’ll add one more example and tie it together and call it a wrap. But do think of all of the people who have been raped, think of all of the people who have been molested, do you think that had their oppressors not lusted, that those things would have happened, in every situation? People say rape is not about lust but about control, well, it’s still a lust being inacted–we know based on the physiology of the crime itself–there has to be some craving some unchecked, inordinate desire going on in the spirit, in the mind of the oppressor.

I’m just saying, I think, I KNOW that we’re better off following the Gospel of St. Matthew in the Holy Bible (you can even read it online for free–I won’t post a link to any sites, in case that’s not allowed here)–but if you have the time, the King James Version of the Holy Bible has Matthew as the first book of the New Testament. If you don’t have much time, just try reading Matthew chapter 4 verse 17 through to Matthew chapter 8 verse 17, or ask someone with decent eyes if they wouldn’t mind reading it for you–if you have vision impairment problems or have difficulty reading texts at all.

Much love, and no offense meant to any!

-Love, Jennifer White

liberalefty

November 11th, 2012
3:55 am

HERMAN CAIN like all black conservatives are used to attack blacks to make the white racists feel good. now that OBAMA won their massas have no need for them… PO HERMAN the repubs dont like n@@@ rs…even good BOYS like yourself

Jo

November 11th, 2012
4:12 am

This Party already exists. It’s called the Libertarian Party. Fiscally conservative and socially liberal. Ronald Reagan was a Libertarian. We’ve been waiting for you. Welcome to the future.

Jai

November 11th, 2012
4:32 am

Dear Herman. Boortz disrespected you when he “shut you down” for congratulating POTUS. I almost feel sorry for you…ALMOST!!!

The Republican party needs to understand one thing. America has changed. As soon as you wake up out of your fifty year coma you will look around and understand that this is not your grandpa’s America. If you all choose to stay in your coma, you will continue to be left behind and will never again occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which is fine with me.

one of the many Jennifer Whites in the world

November 11th, 2012
4:33 am

Below is my second post:
I almost forgot to say with the slavery, what was the “let my people go,” and the “parting of the Red Sea” for?

God hated slavery when the Africans in Egypt enslaved the Jews (though if you read the Old Testament prior to Exodus–it wasn’t always like that–the enslavement of the Jews by the Egyptians–they were very “cool” with each other–to speak in slang lol, how else would Joseph, one of Israel’s aka Jacob’s 12 sons have become the number 2 man in all of Egypt, being a Hebrew, had the Egyptians and the Jews not been “cool” with each other, lol, just threw that in. You can check that out in Genesis chapter 37-49 (Joseph becoming the number 2 man in Egypt, only Pharaoh was before him in all the land) and Exodus chapter 1 verses 1-12 (when the slavery was instituted).

But yeah, God is NOT pro slavery, he doesn’t even like for us to speak cruelty others, how in the world would he want us to beat, whip, and to treat each other as less than cattle?

You have to read a book before you say what’s in it, which is NOTHING like passing a bill before you know what’s in it (LOL :-) ), but yeah, you also have to get to know someone before you can hate them, and even when it comes to hate God is AGAINST IT–His word from Jesus’s lips states this HARD saying:

“43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew chapter 5 verses 43-48)

But speaking on the Bible and Jim Crow, Jesus made it clear that we are ALL equal, and that NO man is above any other man. He wasn’t cool with us even so much as “judging” others or hypocrisy, or putting ANYONE above anyone–like how believers of Christ put the priests and the bishops and the pastors and their “first ladies” of the church above the people today:

“1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.” (Matthew chapter 7 verses 1-5)

&

“1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:

3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.

5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,

7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.

13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.

21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein.

22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.” (Matthew chapter 23 verses 1-28)

one of the many Jennifer Whites in the world

November 11th, 2012
4:53 am

Don’t try pot just because everyone else is doing it, and don’t follow after the ways of this world and the people in it–just because MOST people are doing that too.
“13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.” (Matthew chapter 7 verses 12-29)

one of the many Jennifer Whites in the world

November 11th, 2012
4:54 am

In closing, PLEASE don’t judge Christianity by what people who call themselves Christians do. I can profess all day on the Internet that I’m a prettier in the face and body than ANY and EVERY supermodel that has ever existed, and I can believe that all I want to, but if I post a picture of myself, I’m sure a lot of people would come to the realization that I believed, and proclaimed to be something that I was not :-)

sparta_bubba

November 11th, 2012
4:56 am

Until the Republican Supreme Court outlaws the states’ gerrymandering of congressional districts, nutcases like Paul Broun, Allen West, Murdoch, Akin, and the long list goes on, will guarantee the continued downward spiral of the Republican party. The Republican party is destined for the same graveyard as the Whig, Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties. Remember they all elected presidents at one time, but were not inclusive, didn’t grow and finally ceased to exist.

Larry

November 11th, 2012
5:53 am

So, Lib’s, in the last 4 years fuel is higher, employment is lower, debt is higher, then the stock market crashed on November 7 and every major company aborted their plans to expand and hire as a result.

You are so simply and utterly stupid that your let your fight for abortions and rectal penetrations blind you.

Just Like Rome (not Georgia)

November 11th, 2012
6:59 am

Mitt Romney lost because no one, I mean no one could decipher what he stands for. He was never a reasonable alternative in the first place. Don’t get mad, get someone better

CSD

November 11th, 2012
7:01 am

So Herman’s theory is that there is a conspiracy against the Republican party by those blatantly against it. But if a 3rd party is formed with I guess other unhappy Republicans the blatant conspiracy will go away. Herman can you offer a few more details on how this name change will alleviate your paranoia?

Edmund Ruffin

November 11th, 2012
7:13 am

Cain is right, however there is a 3rd party. It is called the Constitution Party. The democrats are off the chart in their anti-American and anti-God philosophy, the Republicans are led by weak kneed politicians like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. Where are freedom loving people supposed to go?

Weetamoe

November 11th, 2012
7:17 am

Why not? Under Obama we have nearly reached third world status, with Doctors without Borders caring for hurricane Sandy victims in NY, where some people have to walk miles to find food and are terrified to go out after dark.. Oh but Obama managed to get in a round of golf yesterday.

Marlboro Man

November 11th, 2012
7:18 am

After his affair, she left him brainless.

Rufus

November 11th, 2012
7:19 am

Add a third party and you get what you have in the Israeli Knesset, coalitions of the various parties in order to achieve power. What a mess!

fatleo

November 11th, 2012
7:35 am

Did anyone – I mean anyone at all – attempt to read the book dumped into this column by Jennifer White?

Skip

November 11th, 2012
7:36 am

What did the Cons learn from the last election? Nothing. Keep up the good work.

Don Abernethy

November 11th, 2012
7:52 am

I am for a third party. The higher ranks of the Republican party did not help us much. Most all pastors were afraid to say anything. The liberals out number us. I am not sure we could win a national election but we could be a big influence if we got enough elected to the House and Senate. How much of our country will be left to govern after the next 4 years remains to be seen.

3d

November 11th, 2012
7:57 am

What the Republicans need is a messenger that can convince the folks that voted for Dems that they really need to learn to think for themselves and to stop being led around by the Obama claus propaganda machine, hollywood and a bunch of no nothing, immoral folks on TV pretending to be journalist.

Open your mind folks. Can’t you see you were just used by the rich black man?

And the latinos, Obama claus stuck it in your face and told you he was using you as a pawn to reelect him and you still fell for it.

Wait until January middle class blacks when you open that paycheck and then give Obama claus a call and tell him thanks.

Actually, gonna feel good to know those that fell for Obama claus’ lies are paying more taxes.

But, you had to have your gay marriage, abortion and Jay z, or whatever his name is.
Enjoy the next 4 years of giving more to the government.

One last thing. You have no clue what’s coming with health care and what it’s gonna cost you personally.
You’ll really regret voting him back in then, but it’s too late. Have a good day. Have to go to work now to pay for an illegal’s something or another. But, I’m thinking about getting my EBT too.
I’m sure Obama claus will give it to me.

Bob

November 11th, 2012
7:57 am

Skip, we learned that repubs took over more statehouses and now have 30 of the 50 governors. We also saw repubs win a majority of the house of rep elections. A third party would split off more from the repubs than the democrat party, giving more power to the redistribution crowd. CNN recently ran a story showing that by 2020 92% of the budget will be spent on entitlements.

Paul in Atl

November 11th, 2012
7:58 am

Jennifer, you can believe whatever you like about the Bible, that’s your choice, but it’s certainly pro-slavery. There isn’t anyway around it. You can’t simply pick and chose the verses in the Bible that you like, and skip those you don’t. The old testament makes it very clear that slavery is only wrong if you own a Jewish male. Again and again the Old Testament makes it clear, it’s only wrong if you do it to a Jew.

http://rarebible.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/slavery-rules-in-exodus-and-leviticus/

Let’s be clear, it’s only wrong to enslave Jewish men, it’s fine to sell your daughter into slavery because she’s only property.

This is a property list, notice how a wife is property: (note how coveting is wrong, but it’s ok to own a manservant) Exodus 20:17 “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] thy neighbour’s. ( I think that since the wife comes before the ox and the ass, she is more valuable)

Don’t forget that the Apostle Paul made it very clear that slaves should obey their masters. Was this because the Bible was against slavery?

The Bible is full of many lovely things, but also a slew of horrible things that are frequently a not so subtle message that it’s only sin if you do it against another Jew. It’s clearly wrong to steal or kill, the Ten Commandments couldn’t have been more clear about this, but then that same God tells the Jews to go into the Land of Canaan and kill all of the men, women and children and steal their land. Apparently it isn’t murder if you kill gentiles, even gentile children. Remember, God said they needed killing.

Also, if you’re going to follow the Bible, its clearly wrong for you, a women to be attempting to teach men. The Apostle Paul makes this very clear.

1 Timothy 2:12: I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet.

I’m not saying that I believe this, but if you’re a Bible believing Christian, you should. It’s in there, stop skipping the verses you don’t like.

As I said before, you’re entitled to believe anything you like, but stop trying to rewrite the Bible and stop trying to rewrite the history of our country. I love this country, but the facts are clear, everything wasn’t wonderful when Christianity was the dominant religion in this country. As with every other religion, its done some wonderful things, and its frequently been used to oppress others and justify the sins of the devout. I’m all for the passages that say we should love our neighbors, but that includes the Jews, gentiles, blacks, whites, gays and every other group among us. We’ve clearly struggled with this concept as a nation and Christianity has mostly been used to justify our inability to love our neighbor.