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Sometimes you have to stand by what you say....

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bigdogtx, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. bigdogtx

    bigdogtx Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2006
    Check out the last statement.

    Stirring the pot
    Islamic group calls on NMGOP to repudiate remarks made by Marcia Stirman
    Alamogordo Daily News
    By Tim Korte, Associated Press Writer
    Article Launched: 10/22/2008 12:00:00 AM MDT

    Click photo to enlargeMarcia Stirman campaigning in 2006. She was running for a... (Alamogordo Daily News file photo)«1»ALBUQUERQUE The chairwoman of an Otero County Republican women's group on Tuesday defended a letter to the editor in which she wrote, ''I believe Muslims are our enemies.''

    Marcia Stirman, a 56-year-old interior decorator, also called Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama ''a Muslim socialist.''

    A national Islamic group expressed outrage over Stirman's letter and called on state and national Republican Party officials to repudiate the publication of ''anti-Muslim comments.''

    ''Because these hate-filled remarks were made by a prominent Republican, it is incumbent on state and national GOP officials to repudiate her divisive and intolerant views,'' said Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

    Officials with the Republican Party of New Mexico had no immediate comment.

    The letter ran Tuesday in the Alamogordo Daily News. It was titled ''Why I'm a Republican'' and listed 16 reasons for her party affiliation.

    The list ends with Stirman saying Obama is ''a Muslim socialist.'' She also wrote, ''I believe war is a fact of life and we should always win.''

    Stirman told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that she was surprised by reaction to her letter, which



    she said included support from all over the country. She wrote it after the newspaper recently published another reader's letter titled ''Why I'm a Democrat.''
    Asked for a response to Awad's concerns, she said of Muslims: ''I don't trust them at all. They've sworn across the world that they are our enemies. Why we're trying to elect one is beside me.''

    Obama's Kenyan father was Muslim, but Obama grew up in a Christian family. Although he has professed his Christianity repeatedly and explained how his Christian faith shapes his politics, he has battled Internet-fueled rumors throughout the campaign that he is Muslim.

    Stirman said she carefully considered what she wrote in the letter, refused to apologize and defended her right to express her views.

    ''I still have freedom of speech and an opinion. If the Islamic group doesn't like it, well, I don't like what's going on in their camp, either,'' Stirman said.

    Copyright 2008, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.
  2. spritc

    spritc Active Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Wow, a lady with guts and those dangly things as well!
  3. slide action

    slide action Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It is time conservatives rallied around her and people like her. Too many are kissing up to the low life siocialist in this country now. If it p!$$&s them off then tough $#1^! The last time I read the Constitution, I didn't see anything in in that gives a "constitutional right NOT to be offended"! As far as Obama being a Christian, he is no more Christian than a junk yard dog! He TRIES to walk the fence on it,and say things to fool people, but does not do a very good job at it. I would like to shake the ladies hand. Figureitively speaking she has a bigger set than most of the whimmy folks in the GOP campaign right now!!!!!
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