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theamericanscholar.org
"“Every even-numbered year,” Senator John McCain told an interviewer in 2006, “politicians go around and say ‘This is the most important election in history.’” As the republic’s history lengthened, the phrase often mutated into “the most important election in my lifetime” or “in a century.” Still, in all its forms it proved remarkably resistant to irony or derision. In 1988, when George H. W. Bush ran against Michael Dukakis, the already venerable Senator Robert C. Byrd declared: “It may be the most important election of this century.” In 1992, when Bush ran for re-election against Bill Clinton, Clinton declared it “the most important election in a generation,” generation being a word that sounds weighty and biblical but is often deployed without any precise meaning.

"By 1996, when Clinton himself was running for a second term against Senator Robert Dole, Ralph Reed, executive director of the Christian Coalition, declared it “the most important election of our lifetime,” while John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, pushed the envelope by describing it as “the most critical election in the long history of the American labor movement.” In November 2000 Ebony magazine tried to re-establish a sense of proportion by asserting, “The first national election of the 21st century is the most important election (so far) of the 21st century,” though strictly speaking it was still the 20th. By 2004 everyone was getting in on the act, from the rock band Pearl Jam (“the most important [election] of our lifetime”) to Bruce Springsteen and Democratic nominee John Kerry (“the most important election of our lifetime”) to the Christian Coalition again (“the most important election in our nation’s history”)."




Michael Barone in 2004: "The coming presidential election may be the most important in generations"
www.theatlantic.com


nymag.com

"No question about it. This is the most important election in our history.”
Rush Limbaugh, on the election of 2000

“I think it’s the most important choice we’ve faced in history on the direction our country should take and the kind of future we’re trying to build together.”
—Ronald Reagan, on the election of 1984

“I am working hard in this campaign because I think it is the most important election in many, many years. The future of our country is wrapped up in the decision.”
—Jimmy Carter, on the election of 1980

"It was the most important election in U.S. history ... Victory was vital in 1972.”
—The Realist, on the election of 1972

“I believe that when we are trying to determine who should lead the free world—not just America—this is perhaps, as Senator Kennedy has already indicated, the most important election in our history.”
—Richard Nixon, on the election of 1960

"I am campaigning for the Democratic ticket because this is the most important election ... since the Civil War.”
—Harry S. Truman, on the election of 1952

"This may be the most important election in our nation’s history.”
—Stephen Douglas, Illinois senator, on the election of 1856


Rush Limbaugh on 2010: "the most important election cycle in decades" www.rushlimbaugh.com


Bill O'Reilly in 2008: Agrees with interviewee who calls 2008 "the most important election, I believe, of our lifetime."
www.foxnews.com


Bill O'Reilly in 2012: The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime
www.billoreilly.com


Dennis Prager in 2010: "this off-year election is not simply the most important of my lifetime. It is the most important since the Civil War."
www.dennisprager.com

Dennis Prager in 2012: "Election Day 2012 will not be a presidential election. It will be a plebiscite."
www.realclearpolitics.com

Commonweal Magazine on 2012: "Most Important Election Since 1932"
commonwealmagazine.org

Michael Cohen in 2012: The most important presidential election ever
www.politico.com

Rick Santorum in 2012: "called this race the most important since 1860"
www.washingtonpost.com

10/07/2012 new

Media people and politicians have a vested interest in proclaiming every election as incredibly important.

But the American people know better. Don't believe the hype.

10/07/2012 new

(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: But the American people know better. Don't believe the hype. <...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

But the American people know better. Don't believe the hype.

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If this is a normal election, then why is our Catholic Church so up in arms? Why are they taking an active stance? You mention who we should listen to/read, but why, as faithful Catholics, aren't we listening to our Church, first and foremost? Our Catholic Church has stepped up, spoken up, and wants US to help STOP the HHS mandate.


This is not a normal election year. There is some serious spiritual warfare going on and as soldiers for Christ, we need to arm ourselves, with knowledge. Knowing that most news coverage is being, well, tainted, it's important to take a look at what people are uncovering, underground so to speak. Like the 2016 movie. Like all the video clips attached to the many threads here in the culture forum.


Go look at the Catholic vote thread, and see what our Bishops are saying about this election. Obviously, they feel it's a monumental election.



God wants to get back into our lives. Let's get Him back into America by voting for a candidate who is most aligned with His values, and one that has a chance to win the race.

Our current president has ACTIVELY INCREASED support for abortions. AND, one of his FIRST acts as president had him redirect US dollars so they covered abortions in other countries. Wow. Out of all the things that US money could help with in other countries (ie....food, shelter, and basic medical needs), he felt killing unborn children was a top priority?


Now this same president wants to stop Catholics from practicing the basic tenants of our faith...our freedom to not participate in and/or promote abortions. Our Church has spoken to us on this issue. We are to STOP the HHS mandate. This one issue alone is monumental. How often has our Church stepped into the political arena and taken such an active stance? We are called, as faithful Catholics, to stand with and support our Church by voting NO to the HHS mandate, something that has EVERYTHING to do with increasing murder here in the US.

I say, don't ignore the hype.



10/08/2012 new

(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: Media people and politicians have a vested interest in proclaiming every election as incredibly i...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

Media people and politicians have a vested interest in proclaiming every election as incredibly important.

But the American people know better. Don't believe the hype.


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This is the most important election, because we do not want to be put on Obamacare. That is a terrible
alternative to good healtcare.

Romney told him in the debates that Obama had to go out of his way to get votes for Obamacare and it was
not a bipartisan vote. Healthcare will never be the same and we will all be broke to pay for the 10 to 20
percent who don't have healthcare.

Obama is diabolical.







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(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: ...“I am working hard in this campaign because I think it is the most important electio...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

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“I am working hard in this campaign because I think it is the most important election in many, many years. The future of our country is wrapped up in the decision.”
—Jimmy Carter, on the election of 1980 ...

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I think in President Carter's case, his judgement was most accurate.

It's just fortunate that he was not re-elected.

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Obama is diabolical.

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Bishop Paprocki, who issued the statement warning Catholics about the "intrinsic evils" in the Democratic platform, is an expert in exorcism. Very interesting!

Bishop Paprocki warns of 'intrinsic evils' in Democratic platform - www.catholicnewsagency.com

His video statement about voting - vimeo.com

Over 100 Catholic clergy attend exorcism training in Baltimore - www.catholicnewsagency.com
10/08/2012 new

(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Bishop Paprocki, who issued the statement warning Catholics about the "intrinsic evils" in the ...
(Quote) Mary-486033 said: Bishop Paprocki, who issued the statement warning Catholics about the "intrinsic evils" in the Democratic platform, is an expert in exorcism. Very interesting!

Bishop Paprocki warns of 'intrinsic evils' in Democratic platform - www.catholicnewsagency.com

His video statement about voting - vimeo.com

Over 100 Catholic clergy attend exorcism training in Baltimore - www.catholicnewsagency.com
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At our yearly Catholic Conference there was a special side conference on exorcism for lay ministers and priests. The church is in preparation.

10/08/2012 new

(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: theamericanscholar.org even-numbered ye...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

theamericanscholar.org
"“Every even-numbered year,” Senator John McCain told an interviewer in 2006, “politicians go around and say ‘This is the most important election in history.’” As the republic’s history lengthened, the phrase often mutated into “the most important election in my lifetime” or “in a century.” Still, in all its forms it proved remarkably resistant to irony or derision. In 1988, when George H. W. Bush ran against Michael Dukakis, the already venerable Senator Robert C. Byrd declared: “It may be the most important election of this century.” In 1992, when Bush ran for re-election against Bill Clinton, Clinton declared it “the most important election in a generation,” generation being a word that sounds weighty and biblical but is often deployed without any precise meaning.

"By 1996, when Clinton himself was running for a second term against Senator Robert Dole, Ralph Reed, executive director of the Christian Coalition, declared it “the most important election of our lifetime,” while John Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO, pushed the envelope by describing it as “the most critical election in the long history of the American labor movement.” In November 2000 Ebony magazine tried to re-establish a sense of proportion by asserting, “The first national election of the 21st century is the most important election (so far) of the 21st century,” though strictly speaking it was still the 20th. By 2004 everyone was getting in on the act, from the rock band Pearl Jam (“the most important [election] of our lifetime”) to Bruce Springsteen and Democratic nominee John Kerry (“the most important election of our lifetime”) to the Christian Coalition again (“the most important election in our nation’s history”)."




Michael Barone in 2004: "The coming presidential election may be the most important in generations"
www.theatlantic.com


nymag.com

"No question about it. This is the most important election in our history.”
Rush Limbaugh, on the election of 2000

“I think it’s the most important choice we’ve faced in history on the direction our country should take and the kind of future we’re trying to build together.”
—Ronald Reagan, on the election of 1984

“I am working hard in this campaign because I think it is the most important election in many, many years. The future of our country is wrapped up in the decision.”
—Jimmy Carter, on the election of 1980

"It was the most important election in U.S. history ... Victory was vital in 1972.”
—The Realist, on the election of 1972

“I believe that when we are trying to determine who should lead the free world—not just America—this is perhaps, as Senator Kennedy has already indicated, the most important election in our history.”
—Richard Nixon, on the election of 1960

"I am campaigning for the Democratic ticket because this is the most important election ... since the Civil War.”
—Harry S. Truman, on the election of 1952

"This may be the most important election in our nation’s history.”
—Stephen Douglas, Illinois senator, on the election of 1856


Rush Limbaugh on 2010: "the most important election cycle in decades" www.rushlimbaugh.com


Bill O'Reilly in 2008: Agrees with interviewee who calls 2008 "the most important election, I believe, of our lifetime."
www.foxnews.com


Bill O'Reilly in 2012: The Most Important Election of Our Lifetime
www.billoreilly.com


Dennis Prager in 2010: "this off-year election is not simply the most important of my lifetime. It is the most important since the Civil War."
www.dennisprager.com

Dennis Prager in 2012: "Election Day 2012 will not be a presidential election. It will be a plebiscite."
www.realclearpolitics.com

Commonweal Magazine on 2012: "Most Important Election Since 1932"
commonwealmagazine.org

Michael Cohen in 2012: The most important presidential election ever
www.politico.com

Rick Santorum in 2012: "called this race the most important since 1860"
www.washingtonpost.com

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My mother is 95 years old and sharp. Obviously she has been through the Great Depression, wars, changes in politics. She says she has never seen
anything like this president in her lifetime. When he was running for office in 2008 she was literally scared of him winning. Now 4 years later many of her fears have been realized. Do you have any friends or family that come from countries that have fallen into socialism? They will tell you why they came to America and why they are now afraid of America being destroyed like their homelands. Read some history. The downfall of a nation doesn't happen overnight...that is why, at the time, that particular election seems most important. It escalates as things fall apart to being the most important. Like when something happens to you and you say that was the most important thing that ever happened to you, then you fall in love and that is, then you have a baby and that is etc. That being said at some point this world will end and we will answer to God alone and nothing will ever be more important theheart

10/08/2012 new

(Quote) Cathy-620979 said: Media people and politicians have a vested interest in proclaiming every election as incredibly i...
(Quote) Cathy-620979 said:

Media people and politicians have a vested interest in proclaiming every election as incredibly important.

But the American people know better. Don't believe the hype.

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Iam with you on this.

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