Dark night… 20 August 2010Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, 2012 Re Election, Culture of Death, DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Lie Down Fall Down Dems, WAR!.
Obama prays during a worship service, January 17 [AP via Politico]
Dark night of the Christ child on earth, man-child in the Promised Land… dark night of the soul… expect another spate of stories about how gray his hair is, how pretzels suffer…
He may be on Martha’s Vineyard but he’s suffering for your sins… certainly not for his of omission and commission.
And, one senses a band-aid speech coming….
White House spokesman Bill Burton suggested Thursday that the increase in people thinking the president is a Muslim could actually be the product of a vacuum — the public seeing less coverage of Obama practicing his faith.
“For most Americans, they’re not reading a lot in the news about what religion the president is,” Burton told reporters aboard Air Force One as Obama headed to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation. “What they’re focused on is, you know, what you guys are focused on, which is important issues like what’s happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, what’s going on in the economy, what are we doing to create jobs.”
They can try telling themselves that, but it won’t work… I think the rather simple political observation around the past few days, hapless voters stating he is or might be Muslim is merely a punt, a way of stating they don’t like him, is correct.
And sure, people speak in forked tongues; who would know that better than the West Wing handlers and caretakers…
“The president is obviously a — is Christian. He prays every day. He communicates with his religious adviser every single day. There’s a group of pastors that he takes counsel from on a regular basis. And his faith is very important to him. But it’s not something that is a topic of conversation every single day,” Burton said.
Another White House official, Jen Psaki, sent reporters a statement calling Obama a “committed Christian”—a phrase his campaign rolled out two years ago when his faith became a subject of contention and Internet rumors.
Trot out that old political wisdom, when they are explaining this much, they are dying.
I always make the leap when people claim they are “committed”, it just reeks of ill-considered intemperance. Long sleeved shirts all around, please. Tie them up tightly and cart the idiots off.
“President Obama has, I believe, referred to his religion less frequently than the two prior Democrats to hold that job — Southern Baptists Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, and certainly less than George W. Bush,” said Paul Begala, a Democratic consultant and former adviser to Clinton. Obama, he said, “is not a man who wears his faith on his sleeve, so maybe that’s part of what’s going on.”
Oh he has referred to it plenty… ad nauseum. They fashioned him as a Savior. Our very own, to take home and keep, put under our pillow like a baby tooth to meditate upon, our Black Pulpiteer.
An almost natural born son of Martin.
People forget but he dragged his personal, born-again religiosity along with his political campaign, early late and often. What worked in the small fish bowl of the SS of Chicago did not on the larger stage, however.
Rev Wright was offered up, early and often, as his spiritual father. Trinity congregation as his true home. His chosen father in his chosen place, one might say his father of audacity and hope, his spring board to the healing spirituality he would preach to us…. we were to take our lessons at his knee.
To match the book.
Didn’t quite work out tho did it? Any wonder there is a festering, somewhat incoherent dislike of him?
Hell, it may pulsate to full sucking chest wound by 2012…
Some analysts say the mistaken views about Obama aren’t shocking because the American public has long been susceptible to inaccurate views that are hard to dispel. In 2003, for example, close to 70 percent of Americans believed that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein played a role in the Sept. 11 attacks, even though no proof of such a link has ever been found.
Oh this is an easy one, it’s because the worst, most awful, fluff-puffed, fact deprived fast food in the nation is our news business. The whole of it, top to bottom, is nothing more than political arms of the various factions, business manipulated marionettes.
AND, merely as afterthought – the cancerous maraschino cherry on top – it is so mind numbingly mediocre.
The American people are on so many forms of crack cocaine… We have blown out our minds… truly we have.
This did give me a laugh:
Begala said the White House should keeps its eye on issues most of concern to voters, like the economy, and not spend a lot of time fretting over inaccurate beliefs about the president.
“I don’t think Americans would care if he were a Druid, so long as we were creating jobs. It is still the economy, stupid,” Begala said.
I don’t think Obby and his handlers know from KISS, Keep It Simple Stupid.