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Does Speaker Boehner Really Hate The Pope?

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C'mon, you must be thinking, John Boehner's a Catholic. How could he hate Pope Francis? Even agnostic Bill Maher applauds the Pontiff from time to time. If you want to make of list of popular popes, you'd have to put Francis up there near or at the top.

So why then is Christian Republican Speaker John Boehner taking a stand against the pope? Why is he persecuting the Holy See?

There's a piece of legislation stuck in the House, bi-partisan in its origin, that simply congratulates Pope Francis on his March 2013 election and recognizes “his inspirational statements and actions.” There shouldn't really be any hesitation in passing this, should there? According to The Hill, all that's holding it up for the past 15 months is the "white smoke" of agreement by Speaker Boehner. He's not giving it.

Hmm. Something wrong with the leader of the Catholic church, Mr. Boehner?

The answer to that should be read as "yes." But to the Speaker's defense, he's not alone. It seems the entire Republican party, yes the GOP has a cross up their collective white asses when it comes to Pope Francis. You see, the Pope's teachings and the GOP's are diametrically opposed. In short, the Republicans are heathens.

Only 19 of the 221 co-sponsors are Republicans. The dearth of GOP members on the measure could be attributable to assertions that the pope is “too liberal,” according to a Republican backer of the legislation.

On the issue of the Pope being too liberal, the Vatican leader speaking from the teaching of the New and Old Testament, has come out in favor of redistribution of wealth, he's against "trickle down economics," for compassionate handling of the child refugees at our borders, aid to the poor, health care for all, and he's indicated an openness to civil unions.

Sorry GOP. Those stands aren't being liberal. They're being "Christian." And take that from a Jew. Oh, not me or Francis, I'm talking Christ.

Keep in mind, the GOP is the party of no Jews in the House -- with Cantor being voted out. Is that a coincidence, or has the party shown it's tendencies to be exclusive -- or should I say, anti-Semitic.

God will forgive Boehner, I'm sure. But He'll also expect some changes in order to allow Johnny-Boy through the Pearly White Gates. The first of those is contrition, followed closely by some bi-partisan legislating. There's still a chance for the Ohio congressman. I'm not so sure though for the Republican Party. Their destruction of the  ticking time bomb of the Tea Party may be too late to reverse.

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White Americans Become More Conservative the More they Fear Becoming a Minority

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Pope Francis Spanks US Cardinals

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It's not nice to fool Mother Nature nor is it wise to play fast and footloose with the Holy See. He walks softly and carries a big stick. He's not someone who suffers fools and intolerance easily or without response. I gotta say, from an outsider, I like this guy. Add me to the list headed by Bill Maher who thinks the church made a good choice this time.

Pope Francis showed what he's made of on Monday when he took action against a conservative American cardinal who has been an outspoken critic of abortion and same-sex marriage. The Pontiff replaced Cardinal Raymond L. Burke from the Congregation for Bishops on a powerful Vatican committee with another American who is less identified with the culture wars within the Roman Catholic Church.

This action is seen by those inside the velvet church ropes to be a warning. There's a new sheriff in town and he's strong, compassionate, understanding and believes on lifting the church and all of it's congregants to new levels of humanity and humility. Two good "H's" to shoot for.

Ideology meet theology. Catholic Church meet the real world. There's plenty of changes coming, and there's plenty of room for them. Catholics all over the world have been yearning for a leader to take them into modern times and deal with contemporary issues. The pope can't do that alone. He's going to need allies and help.

To replace Cardinal Burke, Francis chose Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, an ideological moderate with a deep knowledge of the Vatican but also with pastoral experience. Father Reese noted that Cardinal Burke had been a leader of American bishops arguing that Catholic politicians who support abortion rights should be barred from receiving communion, while Cardinal Wuerl had taken an opposite tack.

The change in theocracy isn't just in replacing Pope Benedict XVI with Pope Francis, or Cardinal Burke with Cardinal Wuerl. The all-star team on the Pontiff's team has another new player in the fold.

The pope also removed Cardinal Justin Rigali, the former archbishop of Philadelphia, from the Congregation for Bishops. From his committee post, Cardinal Rigali has long been a crucial player in shaping the American hierarchy. He stepped down as archbishop of Philadelphia amid a scandal over his handling of priest abuse cases there.

And Francis reconfirmed the congregational posting for Cardinal William J. Levada, a former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Like Cardinal Wuerl, Cardinal Levada is considered a moderate.

So plow on Christian soldiers. You're building a good, strong team. And we owe a tip of the hat to your manager, Pope Francis.

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Cartoons of the Day- Christmas is Coming

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Video- Bill Maher Acts Out Pope v. Palin: ‘Listening to You, I’m Reconsidering My Stance on Birth Control’

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Only Bill. Via.

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Video- Fox: Chris Wallace Quizzes Chris Christie’s Conservatism With ‘Lightning Round’ Questions

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Man, he bound to lose some weight with all that dancing he's doing.

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Fags, Baby-Killers, Wetbacks and Rubio

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If you're trying to figure out which of those four -- Fags, Baby-killers, Wetbacks or Rubio is most offensive, let me help. The last one.

Why? Because Marco Rubio is anti-LGBT, anti-abortion and anti-immigration. It's worth repeating. Marco Rubio is anti-LGBT, anti-abortion and anti-immigration.

For a man with his lofty political ambitions, to become the president of the United States, he's tossed away any realistic chance to get his party's nomination with his stance. But that's not the biggest concern.

To be competitive in the Republican Party today -- that's combining the Tea Party faction with the conservatives and the moderates (a silent minority) -- you have to race to the right. Way right. Like off the map, right. You have to out conservative the most extreme elements that the GOP can muster. And therein lies the rub.

What we will see is not the party taking a shift toward common sense and human respect. They will go as hard as they can for regression. They really do want to see Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians "put in their place." Women having babies and not asking any questions. And stopping all immigration, legal or otherwise. They want us armed, uneducated and letting Wall Street and Big Banks have their way. They don't want the rich to be taxed and they don't care to uphold human rights. If you're not straight, there's no place for you here. Homosexuality is to them, a jail-able offense.

HuffPo has this headline:

MARCO RUBIO TO BE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT ANTI-GAY GROUPS ANNUAL EVENT

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is scheduled to serve as the keynote speaker at the "conservative dinner event of the year": the Florida Family Policy Council’s 8th Annual Policy Awards Dinner on Nov. 16.

The FFPC, a staunchly conservative nonprofit dedicated to promoting anti-gay and pro-life policies, is run by John Stemberger, an outspoken anti-gay activist who supports banning gays from participating in the Boy Scouts.

That's some company Rubio is keeping. And it gets worse. Marco is actually going back against a bill that has his name on it, the senate immigration bill. The junior senator from Florida is accusing Obama of being a liar on keeping your health care plan if you want. Well Marco's no less a liar when he pushes through a bill, votes for it, then pulls his support once it passes.

He strongly opposes all LGBT rights while he supports a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. He doesn't seem to care that the Supreme Court has made rulings which indicate that ain't gonna happen. Just this week Illinois passed a bill to legalize same sex marriage and Hawaii is poised to do so as any day now.

Look at some other issues this Party of No member has recently recently cast support to. He voted to keep the government shut down as well as voting against the Employment non-discrimination act.

So LGBTer's, women, immigrants, Jews, poor, young, old -- if you want or need a champion, this is not your man.

He's setting the bar way to the right and sadly, I fear we're going to see the other GOP candidates tack even further to his starboard side. Watch out America. The racists and haters aren't just coming. They've already arrived.

Rubio, Paul, Cruz

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