…Obama's main message was the government's duty to address what he said are moral problems – such as war, poverty, joblessness, homelessness, violent streets, and crumbling schools – and to employ religious institutions to do it.
"As long as we're not doing everything in our individual and collective power to solve the challenges we face, the conscience of our nation cannot rest," he said.
Obama referred repeatedly to his religious faith in terms that would be familiar to white evangelicals as well as his black audience. He has highlighted faith over the past week as he campaigned in one-time GOP strongholds and talked more about God, country, and service …
The last time I heard or read quotes like this was just after George W. Bush declared that God had interceded to make him President of the United States. Bush has since been acting as though he were firmly convinced that once he'd gained the highest office in our country, his delusion had somehow extended itself even further into believing that the American Voter had also elected him “Pope and Chief” policy maker of the American Evangelical Christian Church.
With Obama's recent declaration of support for Bush’s Faith Based Initiatives giving federal taxpayer's money to religious institutions, it is both troubling and a little frightening that Obama is beginning to sound more and more like Bush in many ways… especially since he disavowed his own long-time religious mentors, and then his own church, just recently and more than once, in the name of political expediency.
In addition to his recent backpedaling on ending the war in Iraq, as a gay Democrat, I'm more than a little concerned and I'm frankly finding my political convictions wavering…
It appears that Republican John McCain’s presidential campaign staff need not endeavor to find a way to “divide and conquer” the Democratic Party. Obama seems to have figured out a way to do that for them.
It has been reported that many Democratic supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton would rather not vote at all, than to vote for Obama. I personally wonder if it's not too late to draft her at the convention, as Obama's unguarded remarks may split the Democratic vote more than it already is.
But of course, that's only my opinion…Powered by Sidelines