Josh Brage

Have I Mentioned that I Like Sarah Palin for VP?

thanks Hugh for summing up why:

“Short version: With this pick the future of the Republican Party is securely conservative, pro-life, pro-family, pro-military and strong on national defense, pro-Second Amendment, pro-property rights, pro-free market, pro-energy exploration and anchored in outside-the-Beltway Reaganism.”

Also, from Hugh’s article, here are the big 6 reasons why Sarah Palin is exciting and energizing The Party:

  1. Over the past month we have gone from hoping Senator McCain would win to thinking he might actually be able to win.
  2. Sarah Palin is a real deal conservative, down the line, on all of the issues.
  3. The Palin pick guarantees that the party will remain a conservative party long-term.
  4. The GOP already owned the energy issue and and the energy issue dominates and will continue to dominate the next 60 days.
  5. Sarah Palin is not a Beltway Republican.
  6. Sarah Palin is young enough to be a bridge to the next generation, and with five kids, she has been living in the world of young moms and technology-dependent teens.

more to come. . .


Party of Change, Its a Change Party!
August 30, 2008, 11:22 am
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Today, I am extremely proud to be a Republican! McCain/Palin is the ticket of change. When you think about everything that we, as a country, need solved – Iraq situation, our energy situation, our economy, etc. . . you have to realize that this ticket is THE TICKET that has the answers. We have the experience, we have the ideas, we have the strategies that are needed for the success of our country. Hands down.

Read what Mark Steyn thinks. . .

First, Governor Palin is not merely, as Jay describes her, “all-American”, but hyper-American. What other country in the developed world produces beauty queens who hunt caribou and serve up a terrific moose stew? As an immigrant, I’m not saying I came to the United States purely to meet chicks like that, but it was certainly high on my list of priorities. And for the gun-totin’ Miss Wasilla then to go on to become Governor while having five kids makes it an even more uniquely American story. Next to her resume, a guy who’s done nothing but serve in the phony-baloney job of “community organizer” and write multiple autobiographies looks like just another creepily self-absorbed lifelong member of the full-time political class that infests every advanced democracy.

Third, real people don’t define “experience” as appearing on unwatched Sunday-morning talk shows every week for 35 years and having been around long enough to have got both the War on Terror and the Cold War wrong. (On the first point, at the Gun Owners of New Hampshire dinner in the 2000 campaign, I remember Orrin Hatch telling me sadly that he was stunned to discover how few Granite State voters knew who he was.) Sarah Palin and Barack Obama are more or less the same age, but Governor Palin has run a state and a town and a commercial fishing operation, whereas (to reprise a famous line on the Rev Jackson) Senator Obama ain’t run nothin’ but his mouth. She’s done the stuff he’s merely a poseur about. Post-partisan? She took on her own party’s corrupt political culture directly while Obama was sucking up to Wright and Ayers and being just another get-along Chicago machine pol (see his campaign’s thuggish attempt to throttle Stanley Kurtz and Milt Rosenberg on WGN the other night).

I Feel Overwhelmed…
July 8, 2008, 1:25 pm
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But in a really good way. Recently I have been made the Production Coordinator for Catalyst Student Minstries. This is ridiculously exciting for me. At the same time, I sit in my office on days like today and quickly become overwhelmed. There is so much to do! So much to build. So much to think about, plan for and then engage in.

And that is where I feel trapped. . . the engagement. It is so much easier to sit back, have ideas, read blogs and just wait for the right moment. The world can be scary. Today, I am thinking through building a Catalystlife online presence. This is scary to me for multiple reasons, one we do not have one. Two, I don’t know how to do it! But you know what? We will figure it out. I will follow Jesus. That is what is so cool about following God, especially in ministry. Nothing surprises Him. Nothing catches Him off guard. The internet doesn’t overwhelm Him. The ever-changing flow of technology and information doesn’t phase Him. He is.

So today, I am choosing to shake off the potential to get paralyzed with the thought of ‘what should I do.’ And rather, engage. I am going to engage the culture. Thanks Jean-Luc.