Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Barack "the pious" Obama is really starting to piss me off.

The fair haired golden boy of the Democratic party is sounding more like Joe Lieberman all the time. Now he's the religious conscience of the Democratic party:
Sen. Barack Obama chastised fellow Democrats on Wednesday for failing to "acknowledge the power of faith in the lives of the American people," and said the party must compete for the support of evangelicals and other churchgoing Americans.
Dear Mr. Obama. Are you still a member of the "Democratic Party" of which you criticize? Can you please cite for me the party officials, leaders, or even members in good standing who have publically and with any influence suggested that we should not "acknowledge the power of faith in the lives of the American people"?

Obama not only amplifies the false meme about Dems, he continues to demonstrate that ham-handed political skills seem to be part of learning politics in the Senate. I've said it before, the Senate will ruin Obama.

As Matt Stoller said of Obama's statement:
It's totally true. You can't swing a dead cat in this country without hitting a generic secularist who's all like 'Stop praying, weirdo', before handing out a Democratic voter registration card.

Thank you, Obama, for taking on this critical yet vulnerable stereotype, and reinforcing it with moral security measures.
No wonder Democrats keep losing.