It's almost comical, if it wasn't so disheartening, to watch the liberals and progressives apoplectic about yet another Obama sell-out. All those folks who excused his 20 years in Wright's church of hate and fear are sputtering over The One's decision to have Rick Warren deliver the invocation at the coronation, I mean inauguration, next month.
There is open speculation that Obama is still kissing the backsides of Conservatives, hoping to lure them on board for his re-election, even before he gets sworn in for a first (and hopefully only) term. Since running for office is what Obama does, that idea isn't just coming out of the ether.
Why are people upset with the choice of Warren? Because he is a fundamentalist Christian who preaches and teaches ignorance and intolerance.
He likens abortion to genocide and labels pro-choice people as "Holocaust deniers". He even called Obama's attempts to pacify Conservatives with talk of reducing abortions as something of a Schindler's List - an attempt to save some lives but not end a "holocaust."
Warren is an unapologetic bigot, who says denying homosexual Americans the legal rights of marriage is a "humanitarian issue" because "God created marriage for the purpose of family, love and procreation." Never mind that pesky stuff in the Constitution about equal rights for all.
He is a Creationist, who says homosexuality "disproves evolution": "If Darwin was right, which is survival of the fittest then homosexuality would be a recessive gene because it doesn't reproduce and you would think that over thousands of years that homosexuality would work itself out of the gene pool."
All you academics who voted for Obama - how do you like seeing him embrace a Creationist?
Remember, this is the same Rick Warren that interviewed Obama and McCain separately, in a televised event, and because Obama gave such terrible answers and McCain did well, the Obama camp whined that McCain had the questions in advance, or was not in the "cone of silence" (shades of "Get Smart"...) but listening in. Or he was coached. Or something!!! Because how could The One do so badly and the old guy do so well?
Reasonable people wonder why the grand gesture to appease the Christian Right and insult the majority who voted for him? Is he that secure that his followers will stay true? Seems so.
Obama has lied about a lot of things, but he didn't lie about one thing: We are getting change, but not in government or policy. All these about-faces and sell-outs of his base are just what I expected of him. There are even more disappointments ahead for those who bought into the smoke and mirrors of the Obama campaign, and his fantastic promises about how he was going to single-handedly change the world.
Don't blame me. I voted for Hillary.