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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:37 PM
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White House to Franklin Graham: You're "Preposterous
Source: Mother Jones

White House to Franklin Graham: You're "Preposterous"
Robin Nelson/Zuma
After the evangelist (and son of legendary Billy Graham) played the birther card on ABC, Jay Carney curtly notes that he abused Easter Sunday.

By David Corn

Graham's birther-friendly remarks did catch some attention on the Intertubes. But there was not much controversy about his appearance on the show. On Monday afternoon, at the daily White House press briefing, I asked press secretary Jay Carney if the White House was concerned that a national religious leader was charging that Obama has been shifty about his birth records and has allowed the Muslim Brotherhood to penetrate his administration. Carney offered this in reply: It was "unfortunate" that Graham "chose Easter Sunday to make preposterous charges." There was a touch of anger in Carney's voice, but just a touch, and he did not elaborate. He then left the lectern and departed the briefing room.

Obama has been quite kind to Graham's ailing father and has prayed with the elder and younger Graham. Despite that, Franklin Graham spreads conspiratorial swill about the presidentwithout much challenge from the media. And the White House obviously calculates it can only go so far in publicly denouncing Graham. Consequently, there's not much disincentive for Graham to change his ways. How long might it be before Graham asks to examine Obama's forehand?



Read more: http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/white-house-fra...
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:55 PM
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1. I think I have never seen a more self-righteous piece of shit than Franklin Graham.
Even believers don't do it right according to him.

--imm
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BadGimp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:56 PM
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2. those are sme mighty big shoes too fill frankklin
the oy is flailing around desperately seeking relevancy and traction

see ya pal to the dust biin of history for you
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:58 PM
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3. Yes, he is, preposterous, and stupid.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:04 PM
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4. To go against the president in a time of war is to give and comfort to the enemy
I'm going to be ramping up this kind of rhetoric in the next few months so get ready.
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Jack Sprat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:12 AM
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19. Plus, if you're not with us and the troops,
then you're against us. I think we need some FBI surveillance on Frank Graham. He's not red, white, and blue so to speak. I have to question his patriotism or whether he's a Christian or not. I'm thinking not. How about you? He could use a good water-boarding. Sounds like he's aligned himself with the teapotty birther babies and he hates America. That politicing for Trump has exposed him as a tax evader too. His church of the 'what's happening now' has violated the tax exempt laws forbidding church involvement in political campaigning for a specific candidate.
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Marie Marie Donating Member (709 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:05 PM
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5. Just another right winger living off his Daddy's name and legacy.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:15 PM
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6. Ungrateful, backstabbing jerk.
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:57 AM
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16. Boy you nailed that one.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:31 PM
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7. I forgot his dad Billy was still alive. I think I confused him with Paul Harvey.
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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:38 PM
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8. what is preposterous, is that these pieces of absolute shit and flotsam are
given the credibility to breathe the same air as I do.

I only wish them ill and a speedy good-riddance from the public scene - they are grotesque malformations of a collection of cells.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:52 PM
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9. Just watch: The Republicans will run Arnold Schwartz-whatever and say:
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 09:52 PM by Kurovski
"He don't need no stinkin' US birth certificate."

Watch.
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:41 PM
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11. Ya know what? you might just be right.
I've wondered about all the birthed shit -whether it was a tactic to numb people to the idea of a natural born citizen being a MUST for a Prez.....

If they float an amendment, we have a winch.

president Terminator. What a wet dream.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 10:20 AM
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26. It;'s just too all-pervasive to be merely a slam to Obama.
IMO. :hi:
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:20 PM
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10. Though subtle, Carney accused Graham of shitting on zombie Jesus.
On a subconscious level, he probably poisoned Graham's meme for a lot of Christians.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:42 PM
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12. Repeat a Lie Often Enough on the Tee Vee and People Will Believe It
They are doing the same thing to Obama that they did to Kerry, repeating a lie over and over again on the tee vee until people believe it.

We can't even fight back when it's someone like this.

We can only hope it won't work this time.

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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:05 AM
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17. Oh we can fight back all right. He's got plenty of crap in his closet.
He did his drugs and dirt in his younger years, but he's White and the son of an anti-semitic White preacher, so I guess he's redeemed now.

But no hope of 'redemption' for President Obama according to Frankie baby. Not that our President needs it.

And the backstabbing as noted by this so-called preacher, how horrible.
He prays with the President and then talks shit about him. Yeah, real impressive.

Oh, for the good ol' days, when the Presidents were White and the Grahams could share their nasty bigotry in secret with them.

Franklin's so pissed that he gets the Black President that he can't even hide his resentment.
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:09 PM
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29. Exactly
He did his drugs and dirt in his younger years, but he's White and the son of an anti-semitic White preacher, so I guess he's redeemed now.


Exactly. "Christian" clergy are above criticism, no matter what they do. Even if they molest children they get a pass.
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idrahaje Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:51 PM
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13. Frank's no Billy
and is simply a bad bad guy. Only interested in money $$$$$... kaching
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 01:06 AM
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18. Frank is a chip off of the old cow pie.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:20 AM
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20. Billy was no Billy, either.
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Mosaic Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:09 AM
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14. He's a fake Christian
If I ever saw one, most of these arrogant "rw" twerps are. Obama is a not a great Christian, but more of one than this charlatan.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:22 AM
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21. I hear he puts sugar in his porridge. -nt
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:29 AM
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22. What would Jesus know about real Christians?
His parable of the tares says only God can judge who is a "real' Christian and who isn't.
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Sen. Walter Sobchak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:41 AM
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15. sadly the time has come that both forced sterilization and lobotomies need to return to use
People this stupid can neither be allowed to breed or walk amongst polite society.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:38 AM
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23. Really, Franklin? That was your Easter message?
P.S. Disappointed that Mother Jones went the misleading headline route.

Guess both Franklin and MJ feel the need to sensationalize.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 06:44 AM
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24. What is forehand?
Is it suppose to be foreskin? And what will is that supposed to prove?
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:29 AM
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25. I think they meant to check for his 666 tattoo, since Graham said he was the antichrist. n/t
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:11 PM
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28. I think it was a reference
A reference to Obama's reaction to Ryan's budget proposal. "Never hit to Obama's backhand", as David Frum said of the event.
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 03:30 PM
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27. "without much challenge from the media". You going to take that lying down, 'liberal' media?
Edited on Tue Apr-26-11 03:33 PM by ck4829
Oh wait... Yeah, you are.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:28 AM
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30. They should sell boxes of Graham crackers with lots of nuts in them.
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kjackson227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 11:48 AM
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31. I always admired Billy Graham, and thought out of all the...
evangelists he was the one who was most sincere in his teachings and the way he lived his life. Am I being naive or is Franklin the complete opposite of his father.
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