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    October 31, 2010 · 9 comments

    Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCallum is not very happy. She’s also not very honest.

    Opponents dug up a video clip of the Minnesota Congresswoman leading the Pledge of Allegiance in the House of Representatives. They say she omitted the words “under God.” She says she “took a breath.”

    Here’s a press release posted on McCollum’s on Tuesday:

    Congresswoman condemns radical right-wing agenda of hate, intolerance and racism

    St. Paul, MN — Congresswoman Betty McCollum honors and respects the Pledge of Allegiance and believes the United States is one Nation under God. She has led the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives numerous times as can be seen in these video links.

    Conservatives are using an eight year old video clip to incite hate, racism, and intolerance among Tea Party Republicans. This right-wing effort to call into question Congresswoman McCollum’s Christian faith, her belief in God, and her patriotism is blatantly anti-American and all too similar to the extremists who earlier this year mailed a soiled American flag to her Congressional office and threatened the Congresswoman with violence.

    Congresswoman McCollum rejects this radical agenda and condemns the extremist tactics behind this poisonous political exploitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

    There are three possibilities here:

    (1) She took a breath. (2) She intentionally omitted the words “under God.” (3) She doesn’t know the words to the Pledge.

    We think it’s probably number three, since she also incorrectly inserted the word “the” in front of “allegiance” at the beginning of Pledge.

    And the third possibility is probably the worst of the three.

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    There are three possibilities here:

    (1) She took a breath. (2) She intentionally omitted the words “under God.” (3) She doesn’t know the words to the Pledge.

    We think it’s probably number three, since she also incorrectly inserted the word “the” in front of “allegiance” at the beginning of Pledge.

    And the third possibility is probably the worst of the three.
    There are more than "three possibilities here."

    Here are a few more:
    1. She is Stupid- Likely
    2. She hates God- Suspect
    3. She Loves O Blah Blah- Likely (although O Blah Blah thinks he is God)
    4. She is following the DIM template

    "She doesn't know the words" sounds reasonable except that the article points out that: "She has led the Pledge of Allegiance on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives numerous times," which brings us back to my number 1 and toss in a little of the rest.
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    not even the courage to admit the truth. Not only is she Godless, she's a liar. which is redundant.
     

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    These are the kinds of attacks that average americans roll their eyes over. Who cares if she said "under God" or not? Those words were not part of the original pledge, they were added in the 50s.

    The only people who care about whether someone says under God during the pledge are religious conservatives.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    The only people who care about whether someone says under God during the pledge are religious conservatives.
    You forgot to call them angry racists.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    These are the kinds of attacks that average americans roll their eyes over. Who cares if she said "under God" or not? Those words were not part of the original pledge, they were added in the 50s.

    The only people who care about whether someone says under God during the pledge are religious conservatives.
    Then she should have the courage of her convictions then and not lie about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    These are the kinds of attacks that average americans roll their eyes over. Who cares if she said "under God" or not? Those words were not part of the original pledge, they were added in the 50s.

    The only people who care about whether someone says under God during the pledge are religious conservatives.
    Apparently she cares or she and her apologists wouldn't feel the need to offer lame excuses for her omission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Then she should have the courage of her convictions then and not lie about it.
    You're expecting a dem to voice their convictions?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy Kennedy View Post
    You're expecting a dem to voice their convictions?
    I expect everyone to have the courage of their convictions and not lie about what they believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    I expect everyone to have the courage of their convictions and not lie about what they believe.
    Expectations and reality are two different animals. When you release the reality of expectations and consider politicians for what they reaally are, things, for me anyway, tend to become more focused.
     

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