By Rev. Lainie Dowell
Reprinted: New Media Journal
Silence is around me and I don't know where the voices are landing. They are flailing around the internet but, apparently, the messages are landing amiss. Many Conservative voices are on the sidelines. You can't conduct a search online or offline about Barack Obama and all the twists and turns of his life without finding redundancy. Yet, publicly, he remains looking and sounding like a smooth-talking icon of what our next president ought to be but nothing could be further from the truth. I don't believe too many citizens want to continue under any negative, revisionist history (really, its erasinity ), which is espoused by the Democratic Party and their supporters. Conservative voices, for the most part, have remained in sync, but there is still a large segment of the U.S. population that do not believe they are the recipients of the "good news," about our "America the Beautiful."
This is not intended to bring a fault-finding, blaming, chastising message. It is a reminder that in order for us to reach people's hearts, souls, and any underlying desire they might have to do what is right -- then it is imperative that those who reach out not withdraw their hand once they reach back. Some might not understand that statement and be confused by it. But take it from me when I say that old addage, "Actions speak louder than words." (-Anon. to me but someone else may know who first said it.)
Republicans have to stop giving Obama credit for saying the comments about Gov. Palin's children are offlimits and, instead, applaud Sen. McCain for knowing everything about her history and selecting her anyway based on her qualifications, integrity and honesty, etc. We have found Obama to do what is expedient to help him get by. His remarks were disingenuous when he knows he has supporters and staff who will go out and throw barbs in his name! Wake up!!!
Dems have gone beyond demonstrating their "Sexism" by their treatment of Sen. Hillary Clinton to vividly portraying their outright "Misogynists" mindset towards Gov. Sarah Palin, the highly qualified Republican V.P. candidate selected by Sen. John McCain on his political ticket. Call it what it is and repudiate Misogyny wherever it rears its ugly head. I value messages that are followed up by actions which move us forward rather than propel us backwards into chaos and unsettled drama. Ungodly politics and unschooled news media are killing American values, truths, traditions while we hold our heads in our hands and lament this ongoing trend. People are on The Wall and it is crowded. Yet, there is always room for one more and Gov. Palin is the woman for the job and the time. Praise God for Sen. McCain and for Gov. Palin.
Christians who are on the battlefield for the Lord know that we already have the Victory in Him. God always confirms His Word no matter how long it might take for believers to believe it. It is so. And so it is. Stay tuned.
Praying as I go, because prayer is my fulltime preoccupation,
Rev. L. Dowell, Five-Fold Minister