Election post-mortem: lemons to lemonade

As the old saying goes, "when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade".

Herewith, a list of some of the lemons from the recent election and the lemonade they could offer.

Election return lemons: the race is over.  Obama won.  The liberals have two out of three branches of government...with the third (the judiciary) hanging in the balance.  Those are pretty big lemons.

Lemonade: conservatives have an opportunity to re-focus our message on our principles and define ourselves in stark relief to the inevitable liberal overreach...and then be positioned to catch those folks in the middle who will soon come down with a case of buyer's remorse.

The Congressional Prayer Caucus: Continuing the 234-year history of fulfilling the vital role of prayer in America

"Be Thou present, O God of wisdom, and direct the councils of this honorable assembly."  That was the very first prayer in the United States Congress on September 7, 1774.  That is the verse which one reads when going to the home page of the new bipartisan Congressional Prayer Caucus founded by Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes.  He and his fellow members of this caucus are to be commended for emphasizing the importance of prayer in the history of America including in the United States Congress.

Why ACORN matters

So what’s all the fuss about ACORN, and why should it matter to anyone?  Well, if you’re an American citizen, and you take citizenship seriously, it matters because our electoral process is being compromised. 

 

As recent press reports have shown, ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) has been hard at work registering voters in all of the key battleground states for the upcoming election.  And, as many of these same reports attest, they’re busy being investigated for possible voter fraud.

Pro-Life Movement May Lose for Decades at Supreme Court With Barack Obama

by Richard John Neuhaus
October 19, 2008

How Can Pro-Life Advocates Still Not Know Barack Obama's Pro-Abortion Views?

by Kathryn Jean Lopez
October 12, 2008

LifeNews.com Note: Kathryn Jean Lopez is the editor of National Review Online and a nationally syndicated columnist. A Catholic University of America graduate, Lopez writes often on abortion and bioethics, religion, feminism, education, politics.

Planting Seeds of Disaster ACORN, Barack Obama and the Democratic Party

By Stanley Kurtz

‘You’ve got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank. Your job pays you dog-food wages. Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated. You declared bankruptcy in 1989. Don’t despair: You can still buy a house.” So began an April 1995 article in the Chicago Sun-Times that went on to direct prospective home-buyers fitting this profile to a group of far-left “community organizers” called ACORN, for assistance. In retrospect, of course, encouraging customers like this to buy homes seems little short of madness.

Militant ACORN

Housing policy chickens coming home to roost

Let's get one thing straight. The government and its misguided housing policies caused our current financial mess. And, as a result, the government should help fix it.

That said, exactly "what" should have been fixed, "how" and for "how much" are the right places to focus our attention. But that doesn't mean we shouldn't make sure everyone knows exactly how we got in this mess.

The origins lie in the Clinton Administration's misguided attempt to raise the percentage of homeowners in America by forcing banks to give loans to people with, shall we say, less than stellar credit, (those "sub-prime" mortgages you keep hearing about).

The Blame Game in Congress

By Cal Thomas- World Magazine

When Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to the floor of the House on Monday to blame Republicans for the financial turmoil and charge them with a laissez-fare attitude toward regulation, it seemed like a calculated effort to shift attention and accountability from what Democrats have done to create the current conditions. Fortunately, we have YouTube.

New Citizenship Test To Become An American Citizen: Can You Pass It?

Foxnews. Com posted this story on the new citizenship test that immigrants take before they become American citizens. I thought our supporters would like to test themselves on how well they know American history. The CCA staff did overall pretty well on the answers.

Never mind being smarter than a fifth-grader. Are you smart enough to be a U.S. citizen? (FOXNEWS.COM)

The Citizenship and Immigration Services has re-designed the citizenship test for immigrants who want to become naturalized Americans, revamping the questions for the first time since 1986.

Some Feminists Love Abortion But Hate Governor Sarah Palin

by Joan Swirsky September 28, 2008

Why are the retro-feminists in the left-wing media, the National Organization of Women, and the abortion lobby, among other hysterics, militating so violently against Sarah Palin? It's because they value abortion-on-demand over every other subject on earth.