Thursday, July 10, 2008

Name Obama's Generation

David Brody reports that Team Obama is having a contest to rename their faith outreach to young evangelicals after it dumped the name Joshua Generation. I'd like to offer a few suggestions...

The (W)Right Generation: Since the youth outreach is an attempt to reach evangelicals typically on the conservative or "right" side of the political spectrum, this name would make them feel welcome in the group without compromising the relationship with his former pastor and personal mentor Jeremiah Wright.

The Change Generation: Because the next generation needs to understand that after Obama gets done with all of his liberal federal spending programs, the only thing they'll have left is a bunch of change.

The 57 State Generation: Because our youth need a president who represents all Americans. A man who has been to every corner and to all 57 states in the Union. (You Tube here.)

The Arugula Generation: Obama asked a group of voters in Iowa, "Has anybody gone into a Whole Foods lately and seen the price of arugula?" Our young people need a candidate they can relate to, but also someone who will address the serious issues of our time.

Because abortion is a central issue to many evangelical conservatives, I offer these final suggestions,

The Punished Generation: Obama said, "I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby." This name would enable Obama to reach out to the young people who would rather be punished with a baby than choose to end its life. But Obama struggles with calling them babies; so as I final suggestion...

The Born Alive Generation. Obama said in an abortion debate on the floor of the Illinois senate,
"the testimony during the committee indicated that one of the key concerns was -- is that there was a method of abortion, an induced abortion, where the fetus or child, as -- as some might describe it, is still temporarily alive outside the womb. And one of the concerens that came out in the testimony was the fact that they were not being properly cared for during that brief period of time that they were still living."
After all this is the same child -- as some might describe it, that Obama is now attempting to reach out to during that brief time that they are still living.

I welcome your suggestions.

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