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Mark III
04-25-2016, 10:26 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=235&v=3aKQBQdcwuQ


In the beginning of the short video, Schaeffer blasts angry viscious racists...


“...who are trying to get back at Obama who committed the faux pas of being a black man, who also brought our country back to economic health, ended two wars, kept our country stable and prosperous during a time when he inherited the worst situation possible from probably the biggest fool we’ve ever had for a president.”


The artist adds his son, a Marine, was sent to the Iraq war, which was “an unnecessary war.” Schaeffer’s son made it back safe, but many of his son’s friends did not. Schaeffer says he left the party because he “couldn’t stand the hatred anymore, the anti-gay bias, the anti-black bias, the anti-women bias and the kind of bullshit Donald Trump is spouting.” Schaeffer in his tribute talks about how President Obama has forged ahead in spite of these obstacles.


“In spite of seven years of obstruction — by Republicans with nothing better to do than try to ruin our country by hamstringing a great president...


In spite of all that, the reform of healthcare has worked and is working. In spite of all that, the economy is up. In spite of all that, the stock market is doing well. In spite of all that, American businesses are dong well. In spite of all that, our standing in foreign countries is very high compared, for instance, to what it will be if an idiot like Ted Cruz or this pompous ass Donald Trump takes over.”


Schaeffer ends the video with this personal message to President Obama:


“As a former religious right activist, Sir, who did his best to stop Dems from being elected 30 years ago, I’m so glad I got a chance to vote for you twice. Thank you for seven and a half wonderful years where you kept balance and kindness, in spite of everything thrown at you. You’re a great president. History is on your side, Sir. You’re going to be vindicated and maybe sooner than you think.”




http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/15/1515767/-Former-Religious-Right-Republican-to-Obama-You-re-going-to-be-vindicated

Mark III
04-25-2016, 10:27 AM
Expect to see a lot of these testimonials as the year unfolds.


The bulk of the objection to Obama from the right was always based on race. Yeah, it may have evolved in other directions as the years went by, but it was always based on race. For decades many people speculated about a black person running for or winning the presidency and what might happen. It was taken for granted that person's life would be in jeopardy. That's how entrenched was racial opposition to a non white president. Now, they want us to believe that the opposition that developed was ALL about health care, or ISIS, or gay marriage. or food stamps. ANYTHING BUT race. It is silly.


A great video, by the way.

Safety
04-25-2016, 10:28 AM
He's going to be dismissed as a "guilt ridden white lib".

Cletus
04-25-2016, 11:40 AM
Expect to see a lot of these testimonials as the year unfolds.


The bulk of the objection to Obama from the right was always based on race.

Bullshit.

Safety
04-25-2016, 11:42 AM
That told 'em.

Cletus
04-25-2016, 11:43 AM
Just calling it like it is.

Mister D
04-25-2016, 12:16 PM
What is there to dismiss? A YouTube from some guy none of us have ever heard of?

Mister D
04-25-2016, 12:16 PM
Just calling it like it is.

Mark is just trying to make up for his racist comments about Prince.

AZ Jim
04-25-2016, 12:26 PM
Just calling it like it is.No! Calling it as YOU see it through hate clouded eyes.

AZ Jim
04-25-2016, 12:28 PM
Mark is just trying to make up for his racist comments about Prince.I don't recall a racist comment, please tell us all about it.

Mister D
04-25-2016, 01:47 PM
I don't recall a racist comment, please tell us all about it.

He wasn't sorrowful enough upon the demise of a certain Black man who went by the name Prince. Obviously, a racist.

Mark III
04-25-2016, 02:18 PM
Mark is just trying to make up for his racist comments about Prince.

Will you please stop polluting my threads with drivel ?

Mark III
04-25-2016, 02:21 PM
Frank Schaeffer (born August 3, 1952) is an American author (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Author), film director (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_director), screenwriter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screenwriter), public speaker (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_speaker) and painter (http://frankschaefferart.com/). He is the son of the late theologian and author Francis Schaeffer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Schaeffer). He became a Hollywood film director and author, writing several internationally acclaimed novels depicting life in a strict evangelical (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evangelical) household including Portofino, Zermatt, and Saving Grandma.
While Schaeffer was a conservative (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism_in_the_United_States), fundamentalist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_fundamentalism) Christian (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christianity) in his youth, he has changed his views, becoming a liberal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism_in_the_United_States) Democrat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_%28United_States%29) and a self-described atheist (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atheism).[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-HuffPost-3)[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-NYT-4) He currently lives north of Boston (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston).[4]

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-NYT-4)
Schaeffer has gone from being a conservative (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism_in_the_United_States) Republican (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_%28United_States%29) to becoming a liberal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberalism_in_the_United_States) Democrat (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_%28United_States%29).[3] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-HuffPost-3)[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-NYT-4)
When Schaeffer was young, he and his father (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Schaeffer) attended meetings with Jack Kemp (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Kemp), as well as presidents (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_the_United_States) Gerald Ford (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ford), Ronald Reagan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan), and George H. W. Bush (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush).[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-NYT-4) Schaeffer has stated that he helped produce Reagan's book "Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan_bibliography#Primary_sources)."[4] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-NYT-4)
Schaeffer has written: "In the mid 1980s I left the Religious Right, after I realized just how very anti-American they are (the theme I explore in my book Crazy For God)."[7] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-openletter-7) He added that he was a Republican (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_%28United_States%29) until 2000, working for Senator (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Senate) John McCain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McCain) in that year's primaries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_election), but that after the 2000 election (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_election,_2000) he re-registered as an independent.[7] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-openletter-7)
On February 7, 2008, Schaeffer endorsed Senator Barack Obama (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama) for the Democratic Party (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_%28United_States%29)'s presidential nomination, in an article entitled "Why I'm Pro-Life and Pro-Obama."[8] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-8) The next month, prompted by the controversy over remarks by the pastor of Obama's church, he wrote: "[W]hen my late father – Religious Right leader Francis Schaeffer – denounced America and even called for the violent overthrow of the US government, he was invited to lunch with presidents Ford (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Ford), Reagan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan) and Bush, Sr. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_H._W._Bush)"[9] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-9)
After the 2008 Russian-Georgian War (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Russian-Georgian_War), Schaeffer described Russia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia) as a resurgent Orthodox Christian power, paying back the West for its support of Muslim Kosovar secessionists against Orthodox Serbia.[10] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-10)
On October 10, 2008, a public letter to Senator John McCain and Sarah Palin (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin) from Schaeffer was published in the Baltimore Sun (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baltimore_Sun) newspaper.[11] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-Baltimore_Sun-11) The letter contained an impassioned plea for McCain to arrest what Schaeffer perceived as a hateful and prejudiced tone of the Republican Party's election campaign. Schaeffer was convinced that there was a pronounced danger that fringe groups in America could be goaded into pursuing violence. "If you do not stand up for all that is good in America and declare that Senator Obama is a patriot, fit for office, and denounce your hate-filled supporters... history will hold you responsible for all that follows."[11] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-Baltimore_Sun-11)
Soon after Obama's inauguration, Schaeffer criticized Republican leaders:

How can anyone who loves our country support the Republicans now? Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley and Ronald Reagan defined the modern conservatism that used to be what the Republican Party I belonged to was about. Today no actual conservative can be a Republican. Reagan would despise today's wholly negative Republican Party.[7] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-openletter-7)
In 2012, Schaeffer criticized the Republican Party's Pro-life (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-abortion_movements) position on abortion, something which received criticism from Rod Dreher (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Dreher) and other conservative Christians.[12]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-12)



(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Schaeffer#cite_note-NYT-4)

Mac-7
04-25-2016, 02:24 PM
I never heard of him before so hes not a very important former conservative Christian.

Mister D
04-25-2016, 03:35 PM
I never heard of him before so hes not a very important former conservative Christian.

Mark never heard of him either.

Peter1469
04-25-2016, 05:49 PM
I imagine very few ever heard of him.