The Obama campaign is hitting back hard with a cleverly produced retrospective on Savings and Loan scandal involving Charles Keating and John McCain. Before subprime there was the Savings and Loan crisis...well at least this stuff is true. The Sarah Palin-led guilt by association attacks, practically calling Barack Obama a terrorist, questioning his patriotism, yada yada yada...won't win many undecided voters who are worrying about the ECONOMY, stoopid!
I'm dismayed they've decided to react this way because it'll be hard enough to govern in the likely environment of January, 2009. Tonight's debate between the two presidential candidates could indeed be when "the gloves come off" between the two and not just their campaign surrogates. I hope Obama keeps his cool. It works for me and I think lots of other folks. Let the other guy squawk and talk balderdash. A flash of righteous anger over the troubles of the Middle Class (and downright po' folks) will probably be good but it's becoming time for Barack Obama to start looking and acting Presidential.
Here in the Archipelago...Archbishop Angel Lagdameo tells Radyo Veritas that
“This is not a war between religions just because each religion happens to have their own position o this RH bill.”
I wonder what he would say about the following ex-cathedra (infallible teachings) of the Roman Catholic Church:
"There is but one universal Church of the faithful, outside of which no one at all can be saved" (Pope Innocent III, Fourth Lateran Council, 1215.)What a hypocrite!
"We declare, say, define, and pronounce that it is absolutely necessary for the salvation of every human creature to be subject to the Roman Pontiff" (Pope Boniface VIII, the Bull Unam Sanctam, 1302.)
"[The Holy Roman Church] firmly believes, professes and teaches that none of those who are not within the Catholic Church, not only Pagans, but Jews, heretics and schismatics, can ever be partakers of eternal life, but are to go into the eternal fire 'prepared for the devil, and his angels' (Mt. xxv. 41), unless before the close of their lives they shall have entered into that Church; also that the unity of the Ecclesiastical body is such that the Church's Sacraments avail only those abiding in that Church, and that fasts, almsdeeds, and other works of piety which play their part in the Christian combat are in her alone productive of eternal rewards; moreover, that no one, no matter what alms he may have given, not even if he were to shed his blood for Christ's sake, can be saved unless he abide in the bosom and unity of the Catholic Church." (Mansi, Concilia, xxxi, 1739.) (Pope Eugene IV, The Bull Cantate Domino, 1441).