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  •  This Was Posted Eariler.... (17+ / 0-)

    ...but needs to be seen again.  Sister Simone Campbell on the Ed Schultz Show:

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    “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

    by RoIn on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 09:36:55 AM PDT

    •  Network (5+ / 0-)

      Network, the Catholic sociall justice lobby that Sr. Simone Campbell heads, has issued a statement in regards to the Ryan pick:

      Washington DC: NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, believes that the newly announced Romney-Ryan Republican presidential ticket presents U.S. voters with the starkest election decision in years about the moral vision and future of our nation.

      Our recent “Nuns on the Bus” tour was created to point out immoral budget priorities present in Representative Ryan’s proposed federal budget. Tragically, his budget passed the House of Representatives and has now been formally endorsed by Gov. Mitt Romney.

      Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK’s Executive Director, stated,  “We agree with Catholic Bishops that Paul Ryan’s budget fails the test of Catholic Social Teaching since it deliberately harms people at the economic margins. It is also unpatriotic because it says that we are an individualistic, selfish nation. This is emphatically not who we are. Both our Constitution and our faith teach us that “We the People” are called to care for one another, to have responsibility for each other. This year’s election will present us with a critical choice. Do we want to favor the rich on the backs of people in need? Is that who we want to be?”

      NETWORK strongly opposes the Ryan Budget because it will eliminate critical food assistance for many hungry families, decimate safety-net protections that keep people from falling further into poverty, and enrich the ultra-wealthy at the expense of low-income families.

      http://www.networklobby.org/...

      “I believe all Southern liberals come from the same starting point--race. Once you figure out they are lying to you about race, you start to question everything.” ― Molly Ivins

      by RoIn on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 10:19:56 AM PDT

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    •  These nuns are really the ones who (3+ / 0-)
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      can speak to these issues from the position of being devout Christians. Not being Christian at all, my arguments tend to be tossed off regardless that they are very similar to what Sr Simone is saying.

      Which is much more forceful and flat out accusatory than mine are. GO NUNS!!

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 10:20:50 AM PDT

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    •  Wow...Thanks for this. (1+ / 0-)
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      Sister Simone is a real pistol (and I speak as an atheist).

      I can see why a lily-livered Wall St. Flunky like Ryan is ducking her. She's a brave, decent, honorable and compassionate woman (all concepts that are alien to the brutish Ryan).

      Lyin'  Ryan and Weepy Boner are a couple of spineless, spiteful, crooked bagmen. They're not fit to shine this woman's shoes.

      I take my hat off. If there is a God, I ask him to protect and preserve you and your sisters.

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