For too many reasons to list here, Mitt Romney is not the candidate many Muslims will support. However, President Obama should not take our vote for granted. But before Rep. Bachmann gets out her witch-hunting gear, let me explain.
Each party sees what it wants. Ron Reagan and Torie Clarke, for example, differ on who won Biden-Ryan - the smiling steamroller or the blue-eyed boy scout? Was Benghazi a tragedy or calamity? Then: let Obama be O'Biden!
Perhaps Mitt Romney's surprise performance at the first presidential debate has them feeling, well... invincible.
Alexander Hamilton warned about the dangers of "unreasonable religion." Conservatives are attempting to recreate a world that never existed. They insist that the United States is a Christian nation with no room for secular thought or other religions.
While people of the Jewish faith were recently bringing in the New Year for Rosh Hashanah and reflecting inwards during Yom Kippur, I came across a couple of bizarre news stories.
Michele Bachmann recently visited a Chicago synagogue on the eve of Yom Kippur. Her unwanted presence there drove many attendees to leave, and to later donate to her opponent in the Congressional race in Minnesota. Here are a few things she said that pissed them off:
The former Republican presidential candidate and long time supporter of Israel had reportedly taken up the invite of the President of AIPAC to accompany him to the Kol Nidrei service at Anshe Emet Synagogue.
Would Butter be a funnier movie if Michele Bachmann were still at the center of the American political conversation?
I'll give him credit: Mitt Romney trounced his opponents in the Republican debates. But did you see that crop of crazies battling for King or Queen of the Parallel Universe?
What voter wouldn't warm up to a cookbook from people who think Hamburger Helper is a form of socialism?
Mitt Romney appears desperate to shake off the bad luck that has been such a drag on his campaign, but his quick jabs at Obama have often proven inadvisable, ill-timed -- or simply ignored.
While the conventions and the two men who would be president have been uppermost in our minds for the past two weeks, we should not lose sight of other critical races going on across the country, in particular those in the House of Representatives.
Radical statements by Republicans aren't just gaffes; they reflect a cold-hearted, insensitive, mean-spirited, dishonest and ignorant attitude that is reflected in the way that they govern and make laws.
Republican presidential hopefuls have been especially clueless in their efforts to co-opt rock & roll songs whose actual meanings are at odds with, er, GOP messaging.
I really can't blame the no-show trio, however, for skipping Romney's coronation. I couldn't be bothered to go either and I live for these quadrennial political love-ins. Forget Hurricane Isaac. It was Tampa in August with Romney. That's all the reason I needed to stay home.
Does that mean that the United States of America, the great country to which I immigrated 55 years ago -- a country I adopted and which I thought had adopted me -- really hasn't been "my country" all or some of these years?