Election 2008: “It’s about the economy stupid. The government owes me. Screw the unborn, it’s not my problem.”
They that hope in the Lord will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. ~Isaiah 40:31
Please pray for our country today:
ALMIGHTY God, who hast given us this good land for our heritage; We humbly beseech thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of thy favour and glad to do thy will. Bless our land with honourable industry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogancy, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitudes brought hither out of many kindreds and tongues. Endue with the spirit of wisdom those to whom in thy Name we entrust the authority of government, that there may be justice and peace at home, and that, through obedience to thy law, we may show forth thy praise among the nations of the earth. In the time of prosperity, fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in thee to fail; all which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
~ from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer
Recent polls in Pennsylvania show that Bill Russell, Jack Murtha’s virtually unknown opponent now leads the outspoken Congessman by as much as 6%.
Several reasons for the downturn are reported in today’s The Huffington Post: “Jack Murtha really stepped in it recently with his comments on Pennsylvanians and race. The right-wingers are making the most of it. Now even the swiftboaters are entering the fray, as Veterans for Freedom pile on. It’s a full court conservative press to take Murtha down.” The story goes on to say that money and resources are “pouring in” to support candidate (Russell) “who just moved there to run against Murtha.”
Observers are also saying that Barack Obama’s threat to “bankrupt the coal industry” is hurting Murtha’s chances with his fellow Pennsylvanians.
More on this subject:
Presumptive president Barack Obama said he knows nothing about his aunt’s illegal immigration status. This, in response to an Associated Press report that Obama’s aunt had been ordered to leave the country four years ago by an immigration judge who rejected her request for asylum from her native Kenya.
The campaign questioned the timing of the disclosure just three days before the election.
“I think people are suspicious about stories that surface in the last 72 hours of a national campaign,” David Axelrod, Obama’s chief media strategist told reporters. “And I think they’re … going to put it in that context.”