Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. – Matthew 7:15-20
It’s been almost 40 years since I lost my religion, but you don’t have to be a believer to realize that the Bible contains a lot of wisdom.
Benjamin Zycher at NRO:
An interesting question for which I have only an imperfect answer at best: Why did the Obama campaign believe that their months of demonization would work when inevitably the real Romney would emerge at the debates or sooner? Especially because, unlike Senator McCain in 2008, Romney always was going to have the resources to run a formidable campaign. Anyone who watched the Republican primary debates could see that Romney above all is a man of supreme decency, integrity, and modesty. My sense is that the Obama campaign, in a way quite similar to his White House, reflects the man: It is populated with attack dogs highly skilled at tactical maneuvering and disingenuousness, but with little strategic foresight.
As I have said before, the first thing that turned me away from Obama was his supporters. I had been hearing good things about Obama so I looked into him, reading about him and listening to one of his speeches. I was underwhelmed.
But his supporters were actively repulsive. They viciously attacked anyone who didn’t join them in supporting this underwhelming candidate they talked about with religious fervor. Then I discovered it wasn’t a coincidence. When Obama played the race card on Bill Clinton I realized that he was repulsive too.
You cannot unite people by being divisive. You cannot get people to love one another by trying to make them hate each other. By their fruits ye shall know them, and the fruit of Obamanation is rotten to the core. Why do they run vicious, negative campaigns?
It’s their nature.
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the
scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back. The
frog asks, “How do I know you won’t sting me?” The scorpion
says, “Because if I do, I will die too.”
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream,
the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of
paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown,
but has just enough time to gasp “Why?”
Replies the scorpion: “Its my nature…”