OBAMA DOESN'T KEEP THE FAITH, MANMany outlets reported a few days ago how Barack Obama was speaking to a large church convention where he spoke of how the Christian right had 'hijacked' religion in America.
"At every opportunity, they've told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design,"
This is typical rhetoric of the left and perhaps it explains why Obama will in fact not now or even ever be America's first black president.
Obama's comments assume that people of more conservative or orthodox Christian faiths have had positive experiences with the left but have just been brainwashed into voting Republican. In other words, they are stupid and gullible.
No religious group should be beholden to any political party, but it is much easier for Democrats to point the finger at Evangelical leaders than look into themselves as to why Christians do not vote for them.
Obama seems more and more to be just another scion of the hard left who has very little awareness of religion but seeks to exploit it at every turn.
The left lost Christians once the left embraced Marxism and radical feminism as their core philosophies.
Does Obama really think that the left is tolerant of Christians? That the same people who get their views on religion from The DaVinci Code and Jesus Camp actually understand people of faith? That people who get their views on human sexuality from Michel Foucault are tolerant of the view of sexuality most Christians adhere to?
Obama thinks it is just a matter of trading off issues. So if you are opposed to SSM and abortion but want socialized medicine and want to help the environment, then why not just vote Democrat as opposed to Republican?
But it is a question of philosophy. The philosophies of the left, which may brush up on faith based values from time to time, are not rooted in them. They are rooted in other philosophies that are actually quite hostile to them.
The 08 elections will be interesting and I predict a Hillary Clinton win like many others. Unlike other conservatives however I think I would take her over Obama. Hillary is hard left, but she is smart enough to know that she could probably only push so far or risk not being elected again.
In the war against political correctness I'll take a left wing woman over a man any day or the week. Left wing men seem much more insecure and therefore prone to more manipulation and dishonesty.
But then again, she'll have Bill with her won't she?