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Week Ending November 7, 2008 - Washington, DC
November 7, 2008 4:03PM EST

November 7, 2008

Week Ending November 7, 2008 - Washington, DC

K Street attacks Palin / Obama's Absolute Enforcer / The GOP shakeup / Success in Gay Marriage Bans! / Traditional families win in three states / Christians not returning to Mosul

NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new October 22, 2008 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. How social conservatives might fare under an Obama presidency. News on social conservatives running for Congress. Also: Continued persecution of Christians in Iraq Click here to view new issue.

K STREET ATTACKS PALIN -Before the landing gear was down for the last landing of the McCain campaign aircraft in Arizona, the campaign manager, Rick Davis, was bashing Gov. Sarah Palin. According to him and the other K Street high dollar employees of the McCain campaign, the loss was all her fault. What can we expect? These guys will work for anyone if the price is right; they are just hired guns. Right now they have to place the blame for a poorly run campaign on others, as they look for their next sugar daddy.

OBAMA'S ABSOLUTE ENFORCER - President elect Barack Hussein Obama has made his first major decision and managed to anger people here and abroad. He picked Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff, an often-profane, combative Chicago congressman who worked in the Clinton Administration. Emanuel is a multi-millionaire, having made his money in investment banking, the kind of banking that has nearly bankrupted our financial system. He is also Jewish, which has led to immediate criticism from the Muslim world. Just 24 hours before, Muslims had been proclaiming Obama "President of the World." Meanwhile Republicans say that his choice shows Obama has no intention of being bipartisan. Read more on Emanuel.

PELOSI'S PRO-DEATH BILL --Barack Obama has told Planned Parenthood that he would sign into law the Freedom of Choice Act, a bill that pro-lifers call the most radical piece of pro-abortion legislation ever. The bill, supported by San Francisco radical Nancy Pelosi, will eliminate all pro-life legislation passed over the last twenty years including the Partial Birth Abortion Ban. Under the Freedom of Choice Act, the government will directly fund abortion providers in the United States and overseas. Even state parental notification laws will be voided. Read more from the Baptist Press.

GOP SHAKE UP - The day Newt Gingrich was ousted as House Speaker by the Republican establishment and replaced with Dennis (the destroyer) Hastert, it was all downhill for the Republicans in Congress. Rather than being revolutionary, the party quickly moved to the profane and corrupt ways of the Nixon Administration. Finally there is a shake up, but some of the good guys are being tossed out and some of the bad ones are staying. It is sort of a non-shake-up. Roy Blunt, an evangelical Christian believer and social conservative, has lost his job as Whip, but Minority Leader John (The Haircut) Boehner will stay on. Boehner is a manager and not a leader. The good news is that Mike Pence will move up as Conference Chairman. He was a long time head of the Republican Study Committee which is the caucus of true conservatives within the Republican House members. Our friend Eric Cantor may move into the Whip slot. The shake up is a mixed bag and not thorough enough. Read more

THE TRADITIONAL FAMILY WINS BIG - In California, African-American voters came to the polls to vote for Barack Obama, but they also pulled the lever for Proposition 8 which banned same sex marriage. More than 70% of African-Americans voted for Proposition 8. Without the black Obama voters, court-ordered same sex marriage would have continued in California. Only 47% of white voters supported the ban on same sex marriage. Oddly, President-elect Barack Obama opposed Proposition 8 and favors same sex marriage. After reading the poll numbers it will be curious to see if Barack Obama continues his support of same sex marriage when he arrives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in January. Because this was a Constitutional amendment it will be difficult for the radical left Supreme Court of California to once again order same-sex marriage.

This was just one of three major victories against same sex marriage on election day. Same sex Constitutional Amendments also were passed in Arizona and Florida by even wider margins. And again, it was African-American voters in Florida that led to the wide margin of the victory. Barack Obama carried Florida as he did California. John McCain carried Arizona. In Louisiana a ban against same sex couples adopting children was also passed. Read more

NEW CHAIRMAN'S REPORT - The all new October 22, 2008 Chairman's Report is now available to read in PDF format. How social conservatives might fare under an Obama presidency. News on social conservatives running for Congress. Also: Continued persecution of Christians in Iraq. Click here to view new issue.

THREE NEW BOOKS ON PALIN Christian publishers have rushed to get books out about the life of Governor Sarah Palin and all three are available at our Christian Internet bookstore at a 10% discount. NOTE: Unlike Amazon we don't sell porn at our Christian Internet store. To learn more about the books on Sarah Palin click here. The most talked about of the three is Sarah Palin: A new Kind of Leader published by Zondervan.

CHRISTIANS NOT RETURNING TO MOSUL - Few Iraqi Christians are returning to Mosul despite a government pledge of financial support and protection. The Iraqi prime minister has authorized a payment of 1 million Iraqi dinars - about $865 - to every Christian family that returns to Mosul. Only a handful of the 10,000 Christians who have left have returned.

The Western media, particularly the liberal American press, has reported that Iraqi police have "blanketed" Mosul to protect the Christians from continued attacks by Muslims. Our contacts in Iraq tell us that if any police were sent to Mosul they are staying in their barracks. After weeks of murders, car bombings and houses set on fire, Christians just do not believe that Muslim police officers sent from Baghdad will protect them. Read more

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