Obama: Dancing With The Ones That Brung Him

Barack Obama, Committed Christian
Barack Obama, Committed Christian

So, Obama wants Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration, eh?

This Rick Warren?

“Of course I want to reduce the number of abortions,” Warren told Beliefnet Editor-in-Chief Steven Waldman when asked if he was going to work with the Obama administration to achieve an abortion reduction agenda or if he thinks that the effort is a charade.

“But to me it is kind of a charade in that people say ‘We believe abortions should be safe and rare,’” he added.

“Don’t tell me it should be rare. That’s like saying on the Holocaust, ‘Well, maybe we could save 20 percent of the Jewish people in Poland and Germany and get them out and we should be satisfied with that,’” Warren said. “I’m not satisfied with that. I want the Holocaust ended.”

Rick Warren thinks that women who have abortions can credibly be compared to Hitler. Godwin’s law, apparently, does not apply to people with scary ladyparts.

But don’t fret, female Obamabots. I’m sure the President-Elect doesn’t endorse those views. He’s just trying to have a…say it with me now…discussion.

• As he’s said again and again, the President-elect is committed to bringing together all sides of the faith discussion in search of common ground. That’s the only way we’ll be able to unite this country with the resolve and common purpose necessary to solve the challenges we face.

Horse. Pucky.

When you give a raving homophobe and misogynist like Rick Warren a national audience of tens of millions, the discussion is over.

Oh, did I not mention the homophobia? My bad. Here, watch Rick Warren say that gay marriage is a sin, and equivalent to incest and pedophilia. And of course, the “moderate” Mr. Warren was a most insistent proponent of Proposition 8 in California.

Let’s talk about “all sides of the faith discussion.” Again, this is a giant steaming load of Unity Pony crap. Where’s the rabbi, Barack? Where’s the imam? Where have they been this whole time, while Obama was on his “faith, family and values” tours and giving Donnie McClurkin and Douglas Kmiec a high profile during his campaign and organizing evangelical Christian programs like “The Joshua Generation” for the young-uns and meeting with the members of the “faith community” in Chicago (which was overwhelmingly evangelical and Christian, coincidentally) and pledging to e expand upon Bush’s faith-based initiatives (98.3% of the funding of which went to evangelical Christian organizations, coincidentally), and papering the country with flyers entitled “Barack Obama, Committed Christian?”

Based on the past and the present and the future plans of President-Elect Obama, it appears that “all sides of the faith discussion” includes Christian, Christian and Christian. Sorry, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists et al. You are under that darn bus too! Hope you didn’t expect him to give a flying fuck what you think or believe.

And as for the other talking points du jour, please, spare me the idiotic excuse that this guy does charitable work. So do hundreds, thousands of members of the clergy who, shockingly, do not hate women and the LGBT community. But here’s why Obama has done this thing, which is angering quite a lot of activists on the left and the right:

He’s dancing with the ones that brung him.

You see, Christians like Rick Warren are the ones that got Obama elected. A slim majority of women voted for Obama. Fewer LGBT’s voted for Obama than voted for John Kerry. But an overwhelmingly large number of African-Americans voted for Obama, a large percentage of which voted for Proposition 8. And twice as many young white evangelicals voted for Obama as they did for John Kerry

Obama is building a new “Democratic” base, made up of evangelical and “moderate” Christians and African-Americans (and, of course, the liberal elites and the Villagers who worship at his feet). Good luck to you if you don’t belong to those groups, because Obama is deaf, dumb and blind to your entreaties.

He won without you this time. He’ll win without you again in 2012. Your vote means nothing to Obama. Do you get it now, fauxgressives? Are you comprehending the enormity of your idiocy and credulity?

If you’re not getting it yet, you will. Within six months, you will realize that Obama has no intentions of being a liberal, a progressive or even a Democrat. He’s going to obey the only constituency he needs, which does not include you, and whose ideas and values you do not share in any way, shape or form.

And when that happens, I hope you will give us, the resisters of Obamamania, another look.

Because as I’ve said before, we told you so. And being right has got to count for something in the end, doesn’t it?

Cross-posted at Partizane


4 responses to “Obama: Dancing With The Ones That Brung Him

  1. garychapelhill

    I don’t even buy that Rick Warren cares about poor people. I know Obama doesn’t. Warren is a snake oil salesman, someone Obama can definitely relate to. If Warren were a compassionate person he would insist that Obama choose someone else if his presence would be so hurtful. But that would never do. Warren can’t buy this kind of publicity. He is the Oprah of the christian bigot population, and Obama is only selling a little of his brand to another scammer from an industry with a long history of conning poor believers out of every last dime they have. Hell, Obama may open a whole new market in the black community for Warren. Its a win win for everyone.

  2. Indeed. I didn’t think about this in this context, but considering how fundies stayed home election day, they did bring him.

  3. I cannot believe how stupid otherwise smart people are when it comes to Obama. It’s like he has a magic IQ lowering power or something. “Oh, but he’s doing it to unite people!” Pigs arse. He’s just smart enough to realise you idiots will fall for him pandering to the righties.

  4. (turndownobama here)

    Sounds like Warren should meet Pat Buchanan, wasn’t it, who gave a speech at a GOP convention a few elections ago about women wanting to leave their husbands, kill their children, and become lesbians.