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Obama´s polls fall as middle
class gets his number

Washington Examiner [DC], by Noemie Emery

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/22/2014 5:22:21 AM

Are you dazed and confused by Barack Obama, the nominal Democrat, whose conduct as president since 2009 has seen him sink from nearly 70 percent to 40 percent or less in the national polling, from which he has seemed to learn nothing, but still marches on? Fear not, the doctor is in: Fred Siegel of the Manhattan Institute, whose latest book, The Revolt Against The Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class, explains all you wanted to know about Obama, and much else. It explains why he never became the new Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon B.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mainelysane, 1/22/2014 5:35:52 AM     (No. 9700749)

The usurpers of our freedom won´t go quietly. Plus, they have the power of the IRS to punish the enemies of Obama and the leftists. We live in a dictatorship now. Get used to it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grace1798, 1/22/2014 5:45:16 AM     (No. 9700752)

Amazes me how these very people who voted for Obama PERSECUTED and ATTACKED the very people who consistently tried to warn them of what he was up to. They never learn until it´s too late to change it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/22/2014 6:09:38 AM     (No. 9700770)

Barry lies about everything. He says one thing, then turns around and does the opposite every time.

I sincerely hope the middle class has REALLY gotten his number as well as the demonrat number and tosses out every incumbent demonrat that foisted BarryCare and all of the rest of Barry´s schemes to bankrupt the middle class.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/22/2014 7:26:23 AM     (No. 9700824)

Unfortunately for us, his sliding poll numbers will mean nothing if he gets his way with immigration reform. The Republicans who are backing this will cement Obama´s vision for this country. There will be no turning back. We will have lost our birthright and any opportunity to better ourselves will be unavailable to those of us who will not toe the progressive line. We will be living in a country where you cannot determine your own destiny. If ever we rose up to challenge the elite powers that be in Washington, it has to be to push back on this issue. They will attempt to tell us it is a done deal, but we must make our voices heard. The government is working hard to ensure that the middle class has no voice. Better speak up now while we can. This legislation, if passed, will be the single fundamental transformative act of this administration.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hermoine, 1/22/2014 7:33:51 AM     (No. 9700829)

She gets everything right in this article, but perhaps, one thing:

The problem with the intellectuals´ anti-middle-class plans is that the middle class votes when its interests are threatened, a detail that they somehow neglected to master. And that they are finding out now.

I am convinced that they have indeed mastered the middle class vote and that is to suppress it or steal it out right. I am convinced there was massive voter fraud in Ohio, PA, FL, and VA last time around. In addition to voter fraud, there was the IRS scandal that kept opposition grassroots groups from organizing and getting out the vote.

Just remember the entire Democrat party is a criminal organization in the vein of the mafia.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 1/22/2014 7:37:42 AM     (No. 9700836)

We got to do a lot more than just get Obie´s number. Emery´s piece puts it out there again as to what is happening. Need to get off our duffs and clean house in D.C. Need to be loud and be loud longer and longer on our message to them and the msm.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Poobah, 1/22/2014 7:40:22 AM     (No. 9700838)

In 2014, the nation will vote to diminish the power of Obama and the Democrats in the House and Senate. But Obama will continue his destructive course through executive actions independent of the will of Congress. The resulting frustration and despair will produce a landslide victory for the Republicans in 2016. The question is whether Ted Cruz will be able to salvage the nation from the mess that Obama will have created

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Freeloader, 1/22/2014 7:49:27 AM     (No. 9700847)

Bingo #3:

Q: What is the absolute biggest "lie" ever told by an American President in our nation´s history?

A: "I, Barack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend The Constitution of The United States of America."

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 1/22/2014 8:14:19 AM     (No. 9700887)

Noemie stopped her article too soon. I was waiting for "the rest of the story". I was anticipating a just ending for Obama´s obvious disdain for the middle class. If he really cared about the middle class, he and the Democrat Party would not have enslaved us with Obamacare.

Hopefully, the great middle class will decide to drive a stake through the heart of the vampire Obamacare. Obama should be pictured as Count Dracula and his policies are his fangs.

The middle class has more clout than they realize once they wake up. They awoke in 1775 and they never looked back. It may be time for a modern-day Paul Revere to ride "Through every Middlesex village and farm, For the country-folk to be up and to arm."(I love those words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow).

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Reply 10 - Posted by: rmagnus, 1/22/2014 8:14:45 AM     (No. 9700889)

I´ve get his number alright - zero.

Zero credibility
Zero integrity
Zero ability
Zero taste in women.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer, 1/22/2014 8:42:03 AM     (No. 9700934)

If a person swears an oath using an assumed name, is it even valid?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mc squared, 1/22/2014 8:48:56 AM     (No. 9700943)

FTA; -- the predictable havoc that was written into the plan..

I heard that somewhere.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 1/22/2014 9:31:44 AM     (No. 9700986)

McAuliffe´s was clearly stolen; Ken C. was comfortably ahead and then something smelly happened.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: congaree53, 1/22/2014 9:41:30 AM     (No. 9701005)

Polls stopped plummeting three weeks ago. RCP average is up to 42 from 39.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama´s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove (

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 1/22/2014 9:54:27 AM     (No. 9701027)

Typical for a marxist-leninist, he loathes the "middle class" aka bourgeoisie aka lumpenproletariat.

So when the "prosperous" Russian peasant (kulak) would not bow to the will of the Bolsheviks in power, the Communist bosses, Lenin said, we´ll teach those wreckers a lesson, "Hang one from every lamp post!" that´ll teach ´em.

And they did. And it took a while, but they crushed the individuality and initiative of people who had yearned for freedom.

BO and comrades hate the so-called middle class because that is the backbone of the economy, of the national spirit, soul. And this is why they have to break it.

BO and comrades have never shown empathy or real concern for the struggles and suffering of the people. AND, none for the poor who live in increasing degradation. Never.

And this too: they can party hearty without a scintilla of shame.

They do not care. But they ARE megalomaniacal totalitarians.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: E Unum Pluribus, 1/22/2014 10:06:50 AM     (No. 9701039)

It explains why he never became the new Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Lyndon B. Johnson at his best, as he and they belong to quite different wings of their party.

And if they are the pillars of greatness, you know your party´s built on a crumbling foundation.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: steveW, 1/22/2014 10:18:19 AM     (No. 9701064)

This would be good news only if His Majesty´s popularity were nose-diving for the right reasons, and I am far from sure that´s the case. More likely, it is dawning on some Democrats that His Majesty´s 5-year plan to transform the USA into Our Glorious Socialist Future hasn´t had the expected results (as Republicans are still allowed to keep some of their money and still allowed, within the limits of the MSM, to speak). This kind of disillusionment would not bode well for future elections.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: maryc, 1/22/2014 10:49:43 AM     (No. 9701108)

As long as the press are the propaganda machine for the left we will continue to decline as a nation and our national leaders will be more and more corrupt and unqualified. The conservative strategy should be how to disarm and disable the press . All of our candidates are targeted and any law making sure that elections are not corrupt like voter id are included . We need more ads like the ones conservative groups are running in states where the senators voted for obamacare are outstanding examples of how to fight back.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jimrunner, 1/22/2014 10:52:41 AM     (No. 9701113)

since the middle class bears the brunt of America´s tax burden, they´re seeing 0Bama screw them left and right...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: evansj42, 1/22/2014 11:09:59 AM     (No. 9701142)

We are always hearing how his poll numbers are dropping, but they never seem to go below 40%. They´re dropping like a stone-40%. Lowest ever-40%. His presidency is done-40%. His numbers should be close to 0% but always 40% or higher. I just don´t get it.

-We have no brains, and I must scream
-Joe in OKC

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Reply 21 - Posted by: tobias, 1/22/2014 11:10:54 AM     (No. 9701145)

Does this sound familiar?

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky
There are 8 levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.
The first is the most important.

1) Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people

2) Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.

3) Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.

4) Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the Government. That way you are able to create a police state.

5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income)

6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to take control of what children learn in school.

7) Religion - Remove the belief in the God from the Government and schools

8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take from (Tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Clinger, 1/22/2014 11:30:27 AM     (No. 9701166)

If the middle class had "his number" they´d get that he is a player on the progressive stage carrying on the legacy of Wilson and other statists. There would be no discussion of Hilliary as a legitimate candidate for POTUS or dog catcher. If we "got it" we would understand values principles and wouldn´t be inclined to fall for a cool story such as a first female president. All they get is that they are feeling the pinch, as the author points out, but they are far far away from understanding what causes it and able to make decisions in their own best and the nations best interest.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: strike3, 1/22/2014 11:59:41 AM     (No. 9701215)

What the heck took them so long? Five years of drifting along rudderless with no wind in the sails should have caught their attention years ago. I have no sympathy for the cluelss idiots taken in by this flim-flam man. It was obvious in 2007 what we were in for. I guess they had to live the dream long enough to get hit with the 2X4 of reality.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/22/2014 12:01:00 PM     (No. 9701216)

The only hope I can see for this once great nation is the fact that, for now, we have a 2nd Amendment. And several million Americans own at least one and know how to use it. That in itself is something that just about no other country on earth has. And it´s my belief that if this path continues, at sometime those who are armed and are finally fed up with those who run the government will rise up and have themselves a nice little revolution. And when they do, there will be enough that are smart enough to amend the Constitution to prevent the same from happening again. (Think Mark Levin´s Freedom Amendments) I really can´t wait for it to happen.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: congaree53, 1/22/2014 1:23:04 PM     (No. 9701354)

Best poll in 2012 was yougov. Worst was Gallup.
Yougov.com had Obama down to 37 in November. Today he is at 44. Obama´s polls are rising, not falling, people.
Do NOT try to hide some blogs "poll" numbers here as you will be blocked. LCom Staff.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Franz, 1/22/2014 5:31:56 PM     (No. 9701614)

I sincerely hope the middle class is waking up to the true nature of Obama and his fellow progressives. It is too bad this didn´t happen before the last election.

Now if the TEA party will only take to heart the wise advice of an earlier Conservative -- William F. Buckley.

Nominate the most Conservative candidate that can win in the general election.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/22/2014 6:51:55 PM     (No. 9701695)

"Obama´s polls fall as middle class gets his number"

It´s the number they got when they applied for Ocare.

Wait until they get the numbers for the Wookie´s Maui Wowie.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: xcenturion, 1/22/2014 6:53:55 PM     (No. 9701696)

Maybe the middle class will get a clue and stop voting for "liberals", "progressives", "socialists", "commies" or Democrats next election.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/22/2014 8:02:55 PM     (No. 9701742)

RE 14 and second post 25
Troll Alert
The more Obamacare tanks the lower his numbers.
The more Benghazi is exposed the lower his numbers.
The more Michelle parties on the Taxpayer dime the lower his numbers.
The fraud that is Barry Dunham, Barry Soetero , Barack Hussein Soebarkah aka Barack Hussein Obama is gradually being exposed along with his Co conspirators.
He will be fortunate to be impeached and convicted-he should be arrested and tried for treason.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: STLstudent, 1/22/2014 8:08:42 PM     (No. 9701750)

It does not matter to the stupid American voting public. He is a black liberal (Did I say he´s black?), so they would elect him again if they had the chance.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: radrelic, 1/22/2014 9:48:37 PM     (No. 9701852)

I do not like him either.

The middle class that is getting his number? Does that include the 40% of people now being "Independents"? Independent naifs (just learned that word from article by Doug Giles.

Middle class may be not so entranced with him or the idea that they had of him but the cure may be as bad as the disease. Hillary and the liberal establishment media who make them possible still puts out the views that the busy people see and coalesce around.

The cry that both parties do it will give them the choice of misery created by the good guys or that of the rich guys. Like crabs pulling each other back into the bowl they will be okay with being poorer if it keeps the rich from getting richer--but it won´t.

The libertarians and other third party hopefuls will do their best to gain footholds and the hard right fundamentalists will plant their feet. No coalition, no GOP-conservative-independent-libertarian coalition and Hillary is a shoo-in.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/23/2014 1:06:45 AM     (No. 9702007)

#5, agree that they (leftists) may well have mastered the vote.

Alinsky wrote of the need to destroy the middle class. It´s all there in "Rules for Radicals."

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 1/23/2014 6:37:54 PM     (No. 9703138)

The middle class number shifts as their own concepts of freedoms are attacked.Perhaps it´s impeded by that mode my freedoms and who the heck even cares about yours.
It´s amazing that the libs are so set on creating a new amnesty via non predicable individuals when they have overseen the elimination of a possible home grown majority of 55 million in the last 40 years.
While an estimate that 90% of the eliminated would have been black citizens had they been allowed to be born.
Murder still has it´s own set of consequences.
Can we wonder then if proof of the one´s identity could be proven via a drop or two of his DNA?

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Less than a minute into his speech at the Boston marathon bombing memorial on Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden went tragically off script and told the crowd of Boston bombing survivors that "it was worth it." After expressing how impressed he was with the tribute, he said somberly, "let me say to those ´quote survivors,´ my God, you have survived and you have soared. It was worth it. I mean this sincerely - just to hear each of you speak. You´re truly, truly inspiring." The audience sat in stunned silence until Biden declared, "I´ve never heard anything so beautiful than

Casual marijuana use linked with
brain abnormalities, study finds

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Fox News, by Loren Grush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 6:12:53 PM     Post Reply
Casual marijuana use may come with some not-so-casual side effects. For the first time ever, researchers at Northwestern University have analyzed the relationship between casual use of marijuana and brain changes – and found that young adults who used cannabis just once or twice a week showed significant abnormalities in two important brain structures. The study’s findings, to be published Wednesday in the Journal of Neuroscience, are similar to those of past research linking chronic, long-term marijuana use with mental illness and changes in brain development. Dr. Hans Breiter, co-senior study author, said he was inspired to look at the effects of casual

Which Actor Portrays The
Best James Bond?

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American Spectator, by Jonah Goldberg and Taki Theodoracopulos    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 4/16/2014 11:20:22 AM     Post Reply
Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

White babies just 15 months old show racial
bias when picking playmates, study found

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Daily Mail (U.K.), by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/15/2014 10:23:35 PM     Post Reply
Toddlers show racial bias when picking playmates, a study reveals. They also take account of how fairly others behave. Researchers tested the reaction of white 15-month-olds as toys were distributed. Two white adults divided the toys, one equally and the other unequally. Seventy per cent of the toddlers chose to play with the researcher who distributed the toys fairly. But in a second test, when one researcher favoured a white recipient over an Asian one, they picked the ‘fair’ researcher less often, the journal Frontiers in Psychology reports. And the babies are more likely to help those who share the same ethnicity, which is known as

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Progressive Insurance
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National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 10:08:10 PM     Post Reply
How do you ensure that you won’t be ostracized, denounced, or fired if you are a media celebrity, captain of industry, or high public official? For some, sexist banter is certainly no problem. Stand-up comedian Bill Maher called Sarah Palin a c–t and a tw-t, but suffered no ill consequences. David Letterman joked on air that Sarah Palin’s 14-year-old daughter had had sex with Alex Rodriguez during a New York Yankees game. There was no downside to that either. President Obama tosses around “sweetie” as he wishes. No problem with that. No one believes Barack could be condescending to women.

Rev. Al Sharpton’s Easter message:
Politically ‘crucified’ Obama has risen again

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Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 4/16/2014 3:42:51 PM     Post Reply
With Easter soon approaching, the Rev. Al Sharpton on Wednesday drew parallels between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the resurrection of President Obama’s political career. Joining the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Mr. Sharpton said that his message for this Easter is that “no matter what the world may do to you unfairly, no matter how you’re crucified — nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job — that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.” The reverend went on to say that Christ endured so much humiliation and unearned suffering leading up to his death,

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