January 2, 2009
barry has pist off the sect of non-believers with his pick of Rick Warren…and Rev Lowery. The self-proclaimed Grand Uniter has angered a lot of folks in his attempt to pander to the Evangelicals and now it’s atheists. I wonder what their other political activism entails. Prayer in schools? Taking “In God We Trust” off those dollar bills barry absolutely resembles? Removing “One nation under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance? Banning the Ten Commandments from Courthouses?
barry’s does nothing unless it is politically expedient. He can name it transcending race, post partisanship, team of rivals, Change! and whatever else – it always comes back to one thing: political expedience. What can barry do to get by without having to make an actual declaration that will result in personal consequences. It will be interesting what he does on January 21st when he realizes that he can’t hide behind anyone and that he will be the “one president at a time”.
He is trying to make history before he has actually done anything. He spent his campaign on documentary worthy presidential recreations. Now he’s setting up his 2012 run. Have to applaud his foresight. He had his campaign strategy mapped out in his 1996 book.
Thing is – his pick of Warren has highlighted how little say the LGBT community has and how folks continue to disregard their concerns of being prejudiced against. And if it were interracial marriage? This election has proven that racism is the only prejudice that matters and barry used his race-baiting to perfection – most notably in the primaries. If his race was not about race he doesn’t win. Period.
Barack Obama, Dreams of My Father:
Black politicians less gifted than Harold (Washington – Chicago’s 1st black mayor) discovered what white politicians had known for a very long time: that race-baiting could make up for a host of limitations. Younger leaders, eager to make a name for themselves, upped the ante, peddling conspiracy theories all over how the Koreans were funding the Klan, Jewish doctors were injecting black babies with AIDS. [sound familiar?] It was a shortcut to fame, if not always fortune; like sex or violence on TV, black rage always found a ready market.…Blacks had no real power to act on the occasional slips into anti-Semitism or Asian-bashing, people would tell me; and anyway, black folks needed a chance to let off a little steam every once in a while – what do you think those folks say about us behind our backs?
Interesting. He has a whole host of limitations starting with the fact that he has never made a unilateral decision of consequence. Look back on all the issues he has changed his position on since February 2007. And prejudice is okay because somebody else is doing it? Didn’t work that way in the election. Misogyny and sexism – stop whining. Ageism – punch line. Homophobia – just shut up already.
barry is anything but a uniter. Why did all three of his opponents (and Mr Bill) leave the campaign racists? Were they “letting off a little steam”? And what has he done to unite since he became president-elect? Absolutely nothing except anger more folks – mainly his own base.
Anyway. Eleven non-theist organizations and 29 nontheists led by Micheal Newdow brought suit (12-30) against Chief Justice John Roberts, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Major General Richard J. Rowe Jr., Revs Rick Warren and Joe Lowery. It focuses on the unconstitutionality of “so help me God” as barry’s hand rests on Lincoln’s Bible. They allege that the use of the Bible during a government ceremony is fundamentally anti-atheist because the Bible condemns nonbelievers.
And Rick Warren’s website?