Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - October 3, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Oct. 3

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Libya Lies, Debate on Deck, John Paul II and the Iraq War, Overpopulation, TIME Magazine’s Mormon Cover and More

4:40 – “Toward a New Political Paradigm: A Call for Catholics to Reform the Republican Party”
It goes without saying that, instead of the recent moves against religious liberty, government needs to give the churches freedom, encouragement, and help to bring about a moral rejuvenation of American culture without which other economic initiatives may be for naught. It also goes without saying that for such a new political paradigm to have a chance to take hold, truly public-spirited politicians would have to “teach” the public about the reasonableness, value, and necessity of it. They would have to get beyond simply rounding up votes for the next election and recover the long-lost educative function of politics. Franciscan University professor Stephen Krason is here to discuss how he believes Catholics can reform the GOP.

5:00 – Kresta Comments: Libya Lies, Debate on Deck, John Paul II and the Iraq War, Overpopulation, TIME Magazine’s Mormon Cover and More

1 comment:

  1. Al said that Romney wasn't belittling the 47% who don't pay federal income taxes.

    Is Al right about that?

    Here's the full Romney comment from the Mother Jones recording (the italics are mine):
    "There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. That that's an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. And I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49, 48—he starts off with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn't connect. And he'll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean that's what they sell every four years. And so my job is not to worry about those people—I'll never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the 5 to 10 percent in the center that are independents that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon in some cases emotion, whether they like the guy or not, what it looks like. I mean, when you ask those people…we do all these polls—I find it amazing—we poll all these people, see where you stand on the polls, but 45 percent of the people will go with a Republican, and 48 or 4…"

    [Recording stops.]

    And here's the definition of "belittle" from Merriam-Webster online:

    1 : to speak slightingly of : disparage [belittles her efforts]

    2 : to cause (a person or thing) to seem little or less [a curiosity so vast that it almost belittled the main matter — Mark Twain]

    How can you KITA fans listen to Al pontificate about some supernatural world out there when he can't even get the facts right about this world?