I can only stand and applaud:
“When you have pastors and television pundits who appear to explicitly coordinate with one political party; when you’re implying that your fellow Americans are traitors, terrorist sympathizers or akin to the devil himself; then I think you’re attempting to hijack the faith of those who follow you for your own personal or political ends,” the freshman Illinois Senator said at The Brody File…
“For my friends on the right, I think it would be helpful to remember the critical role that the separation of church and state has played in preserving not only our democracy but also our religious practice,” Obama wrote to Brody, pointing to early American leaders who fought to include the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
He went on, “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of non-believers.”
- The Raw Story: Obama defends his stand on Christians “hijacking faith”
That’s telling it like it is.
Let’s see; so far Obama has called Hillary “Bush-Cheney Lite”, he’s gone to Detroit to tell the auto industry and the unions to get up off their asses and compete, he’s opposed the war from the beginning, he’s told the education establishment to stop coddling 8th graders, he’s told coddled 8th graders to expect a long road to success, and brought both Republicans and Democrats to task for putting their partisan interests ahead of those of the whole country and the world.
And that’s just the stuff I know about. He’s not a ‘gut player’, he has guts which is a very different thing. And (not to sound too anatomical) brains and heart, too.
We need to be on a high road if we want to shine our light out to the world. It’s time we started showing the rest of our troubled planet that there really are American ideals. We can’t expect the warring factions of the Middle East to accept pluralism if we can’t handle it here.
And for anyone impressed by Hillary’s “toughness” I don’t see her deliberately challenging her audiences like that. Any of the poll-driven, pandering simpering political dress-up dolls running against him even in the same class? Compared to him, they were all held back.