05 November 2012

Saint Louis Catholic A-#1 Super Poll

This year's presidential selection process presents quite the conundrum for the Catholic would-be voter. In trad circles, I doubt the incumbent would garner many votes, but the real question is whether to vote at all.

However, since I am nearly certain that the readership of this blog represents an exact demographic breakdown of the readership of USA Today, I ask you to please vote in the poll at the right of the blog, and to feel free to comment in the combox below. 

For whom do you intend to vote for president in 2012:

a.  Barack Obama
b. Mitt Romney
c. another party's candidate
d. none

Thanks, everyone.  And may God have mercy on our country.


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

The amount of harm that will be done if we get another 4 years of O is certain, and unthinkable on a moral level.

If we Catholics are concerned about more possible GOOD being done, whether or not Romney represents your ideal (he likely does not), we cannot waste our vote by giving it to a 3rd party that will NOT be elected and is not ideal either, for that matter. Romney IS our choice to bring more GOOD to this country, and to at least slow down the devastating spiral an Obama unconcerned with future re-election would surely continue.

One of only two men WILL be elected tomorrow. We MUST do our part to ensure it is not Obama.

Kylie Eleison.

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dulac90 said...

The lesser of 2 evils is still evil. I choose not to empower any individual with my vote to deploy death and destruction in any form.

X said...

It doesn't matter. The candidates are like two pedals on a bicycle, they always appear to be going in opposite directions but in fact they work in tandem and the trajectory of the bike/government always remains the same.
If you vote you can't complain.

Anonymous said...

12 years ago, I made this bet with a friend: I bet you $1,000 that if G W Bush were elected, Roe v Wade would still stand at the end of his term. Four years later, I realized what a stupid mistake it was - he was re-elected for four more! And ... he came in with a Republican majority in the House, a Republican majority in the Senate, and 9 of the last 11 Supreme Court Justices had been appointed by Republicans. Well, you know the outcome - we had a massive redistribution of wealth to the upper class, and invaded Iraq which had nothing to do with 9/11, despite the massive lies W's administration threw at us.

Worse ... my friend moved away - the $1,000 would have more than tripled my personal tax cut for the year. *sigh*

So our 'Pro-Life' Republicans have signed a pledge saying they will overturn Roe v Wade? HAHAHAHAHA! Not on your life? Why would they - every four years they drag this dead horse out, and people blinding think/hope something will be done.

I will be everyone on this website $1,000 that if Romney is elected, Roe v Wade still stands in 4 years.

I am a staunch Pro-Lifer, and am undecided on one thing: am I a cynic here because I've been so burned by the Republican party, or am I simply a realist?

My Christian faith believes that we are ALL children of God, born and unborn, and we all must care for each other. ("We" as in "We the people.") I cannot vote for the party that thinks "every man for himself," because I cannot walk away from the poor, the mentally challenged, the homeless, the unemployed, the uneducated, the uninsured ... you get the point.


thetimman said...


Of course communism has been condemned by several popes. ;-)

Less provocatively, the current administration enthusiastically supports policies that oppose the Natural Law and actively persecute the Catholic Church. Don't like the GOP? Fine. Vote third party or don't vote. Voting for the dem candidate is morally impermissible. Of course you are at liberty to do as you please. But there is a difference in voting a compromise to try to meet Catholic teaching as opposed to trying to avoid Catholic teaching.

This assumes the election is real. I sympathize with X's position on that.

Anonymous said...

How very convenient: "communism has been condemned by several popes." Just a little FYI: Capitalism has been EQUALLY condemned by several popes as well.

Raw capitalism is the horribly unChristian belief that we live in a world where "everyman is in it for themselves." It's a dog-eat-dog world where there are huge winners of extreme wealth, and massive losers of poverty.

You will NOT be able to find a single pope that espouses capitalism over communism, or vice verse.

IF we are a to be a truly Christian nation, we HAVE to have a safety net for the poor, the homeless, the sick, the injured, the uneducated, the unemployed. You can call it whatever you want, but I think come the afterlife,

I can only imagine how you and other hard-line capitalists would finish Jesus's admonistion: "Whatever you do for the least of my brothers…"
A) ... is pure communism?
B) ... you should give to me first?
C) ... doesn't matter - it's their fault?