Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Opus 2017-190: New Terms: Close Election

In the brief views I have had of the liberal media, they are labeling the win in Georgia as not really strong, a squeaker.  They claim it was no big deal.  I wonder what it takes for them to say it is a strong victory.  The Republican, Karen Handel, beat the Democrat, Jon Ossoff, by 6 points.  That sounds like a really strong win to me.  Not to the media.

How did they respond to the wins of Democrats running for President?

    In 2012 Obama beat Romney by 4%
    In 2012 Obama beat McCain by 7%
    In 1996 Clinton won with less than 50%
    In 1992 Clinton won with 43% of the vote

The only one that was stronger than this congressional election was the 2012 election.  I am sure that the media never talked about them as non-mandates. 

I think we should all accept that although all politics is local, this was a statement about President Trump.  It was a statement that the voters of America are in favor of what he is doing.

But we need to understand that a 6% victory is really a close election, at least until the Democrats win by 3%, which will be a mandate.

homo unius libri


  1. That reminds me of the old saying the "figures don't lie, but liars figure."

    1. And too often conservatives don't think.

      Grace and peace

  2. No one ever talks about how wrong the "margin of error" is on these polls. Then again, who trusts polls to begin with.

    1. I thought "margin of error" was subtracting twice the number of votes the conservative got.

      Grace and peace.


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