NEWS FLASH: Brian Rothenberg Believes in God
Brian Rothenberg of Progress Ohio and Mike Gonidakis of Ohio Right to Life debated the “cultural index,” a poll which shows Ohio to be an overwhelmingly conservative state, on the State of Ohio with Karen Kasler.
Watch the video here: http://www.wviz.org/WVIZ/state_of_ohio/
It is fun watching them go back and forth, and I’d like to see these two Ohio political titans debate something which doesn’t degrade into an attempted smearing of the reputation of a talented former Zogby pollster. The differences in the polls Brian mentions are all snapshots at different times and are statistically quite similar, but the average PBS viewer is left to take Brian’s assumptions to the contrary. That isn’t fair, but perhaps this is what inherently happens when a debate focuses on one specific poll. (Perhaps news outlets should using polls for a replacement for real news?)
Also, Rothenberg’s defensiveness over the poll and his quickness to link his statist movement to a belief in God verifies for me that so-called “progressive” leaders in Ohio aren’t comfortable defending their inherently secular, anti-God philosophy. It is clear that the god of leftist utopianists IS government, and their plans to immanentize the eschaton always fail.
And have you ever noticed that when liberals debate an issue they don’t agree with, they call it “divisive?” This is a lame tactic used to silence conservatives, and is so often deployed that it has become meaningless.
(Here is my Rich Cordray interview, which was mentioned during the debate.)