Orrin really wants you to be Republican and Christian
The Supreme TEAM Leader, Orrin Woodward, has a new post on his site praising his buddy Bob McEwen, a former Republican Congressman from Ohio. McEwen was speaking at a recent MonaVie Team meeting in Louisville, Kentucky and has posted a few videos from the event. In the video, he explains that politics is as easy as PIE. Politics = Integrity + Economics.
I just watched the entire three-part series, and first I had the following response, “WTF?!?” Ah, but the Supreme TEAM Leaders tells me that I can’t learn if I’m offended:
It is very important in any discussion to be able to listen and reason with various opinions without immediately getting offended. It is hard to learn when the first response is offense.
Okay, let’s take a look at this talk a little more analytically. Here are some questions after watching the third video:
- Why is a former politician speaking at a meeting to sell MonaVie?
- How much did McEwen get paid to speak at this event?
- Why is so much of the talk spent bashing the Democrats and praising the Republicans? Was it being used to influence people’s vote before the election?
McEwen talks a bit about how one shouldn’t vote for politicians who lacked integrity. Perhaps he should know. According to his Wikipedia entry, McEwen was embroiled in a House Banking Scandal a decade ago:
McEwen was caught up in the House banking scandal, which had been seized upon by Newt Gingrich, a like-minded conservative House Republican, as an example of the corruption of Congress; members of the House had been allowed to write checks on their accounts, which were paid despite insufficient funds and without penalty. Martin Gottlieb of the Dayton Daily News said “McEwen was collateral damage” to Gingrich’s crusade. McEwen initially denied bouncing any checks. Later, he admitted he had bounced a few. Then when the full totals were released by Ethics Committee investigators, the number was revealed to have been 166 over thirty-nine months.Beware your sins will find you out. McEwen said that he always had funds available to cover the alleged overdrafts, pointing to the policy of the House sergeant at arms, who ran the House bank, paying checks on an overdrawn account if it would not exceed the sum of the Representative’s next paycheck. In 1991, McEwen had also been criticized for his use of the franking privilege and his frequent trips overseas at taxpayer expense, but McEwen defended the trips as part of his work on the Intelligence Committee and in building relationships with legislatures overseas.
Good job, McEwen, on the lack of integrity jabs! It takes one to know one, I guess! In addition, McEwen on several occasions injects some religious quote to help justify his arguments:
Beware your sins will find you out.
Again, what does this have to do with selling juice? Why was he using the meeting as a platform to sway people’s votes over to McCain instead of Obama? Why is he speaking about politics at this meeting in the first place?
This is exactly the kind of nonsense that I had to put up with during my time in the Amway/Quixtar business ten years ago. I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, whatever, this kind of stuff, along with the religious sermonizing, just doesn’t belong in and is irrelevant to the teaching and building of the business. Amway Global has instituted an accreditation program, which supposedly removes such politicking and prosleytizing from stage. It’s obvious that MonaVie nor Team has such restrictions.
Like I jokingly wrote wrote several months ago, “if you don’t love Jesus and vote Republican, Orrin will personally make sure you never succeed in this business.” Somehow I don’t think the Supreme TEAM Leader is physically able to separate his religion beliefs from his political beliefs from his business relationships.
Finally, let me reiterate again that religion and politics have no place on stage at these meetings.
Note: I posted a comment on Woodward’s original blog post about the place of religion and politics on stage. I wonder if he will approve the comment, let alone reply to it.