Obama's really trying hard to win over evangelicals. He's announced that, if elected, he's going to expand Bush's faith-based inititiatives.
"The challenges we face today ... are simply too big for government to solve alone," Obama was to say, according to a prepared text of his remarks obtained by The Associated Press. "We need all hands on deck."Be still my beating heart, the candidate for change is starting to sound like Huckabee!
"In time, I came to see faith as being both a personal commitment to Christ and a commitment to my community; that while I could sit in church and pray all I want, I wouldn't be fulfilling God's will unless I went out and did the Lord's work,"For his next trick, Obama's going to announce that after much prayer and reflection he's decided to renounce evolution and the NEA, support tax-credits for homeschoolers and select Huckabee for VP! With all this focus on faith, a Dobson endorsement can't be far behind and HSLDA will be begging him to use the name Generation Joshua. By the way, the cross you see in the above photo really isn't there; but don't blame him that was Huck's idea.
God-O-Meter has the full briefing from Team Obama which explains why his plan doesn't violate the separation of church and state.
"federal dollars that go directly to churches, temples, and mosques will only be allowed to go toward secular programs. And Obama will ensure that taxpayer dollars only go to those programs that actually work. "Either Obama really does think he can work miracles or one of his policy advisors is actually a joke writer for Saturday Night Live. Does he even believe what he's saying?
And while Obama's getting in touch with his inner evangelical, can someone with access please ask him if "all hands on deck" includes the Reverend Wright or is he still confined to political purgatory until he recites ten Hail Obamas and sings God Bless America on national television?
Some liberal lefties aren't finding Obama's courting of conservatives as funny as I do. Sounding a bit like a jilted school girl the night before prom, Arianna Huffington scoffs that leaving the left for the middle is a strategy for losers, "Watering down that brand is the political equivalent of New Coke. Call it Obama Zero."