Obama has and will continue to miss the mark regards the task at hand just as to a degree W. Bush did. The GWOT has been a misnomer or at least poorly characterized action. All along we have obviously entered into open war with radical Islam and for most of the belligerents the adjective is irrelevant. As for entering this war we have sadly further muddled policy that comes back to bite us on the ass daily.
Humanity has been grappling with these questions throughout human history. And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.
The above are the 62 words out of 2865 that have the rightosphere inflamed. In keeping with my tag line of : “it isn’t about Right versus Left….Its right versus wrong”. I apparently am about to earn yet another Obama Pail.
Seriously, I am not to be confused with an Obama fan. I have been and will continue to be critical of him and his Administrations policies for the issues with those are legion. That said I can’t help but feel like I’m living in a world disconnected from intellectual honesty whence either end of the political spectrum slurries up some of their base appeasing screeching points. I am sadly far more stricken when the right is serving up the chum.
I have seen comments from both the Left and Right regards President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast of 5 February 2015 and I am amazed by the leaps being made.
From the Left
I have seen comments ranging from pseudo apologies that focus on how Obama is an atheist so any religious taint from his lips should be dismissed to vociferous support for the historical facts the President presented within the infamous 62. The former represents a mixed bag of leftist ideology. The latter is pure O Bot defense with a mix of the pc rooted hate for America seen in other venues on a near daily basis.
From the Right
The voices from the Right rise pretty much in unison in their criticisms. “Obama is a Muslim”,”Obama is an Islamic apologist” and “Obama is a history retard and presenter of false moral equivalencies” capture the spirit of the stanzas emanating from the Right. The song is a tired one since it is almost entirely based in Obama Hate and Islamophobia that consistently fails to see realities beyond the red meat talking points.
From the Valley
Both sides are so thoroughly wrong it amazes me their viewpoints are accepted. I by no means found the Presidents remarks to be stirring. I felt I easily saw through the crafted talking points that the speechwriter was tasked with and my views on Obamas faith were further validated.
I don’t think Barack Obama is an atheist. I believe and always have believed he is a stereotypical Christian of convenience American. For all the laurels rested upon the Judaic-Christiandom of the USA the fact is that for the most part We the People are all about Romans 3:23. We have many times failed to be the Shining City Upon a Hill. These are uncomfortable truths for an arrogant people to face. Honest people face them and are not offended by them for they are comforted by the fact that they indeed try to put the work in. On many occasions Obama has exhibited the trait of being content with his view of faith.His joining TUCC under Rev Wright speaks to where he places priorities regards faith and politics. I dare say the majority of Americans live the personal content view on faith. It has most recently been concretely displayed via the Catholics who railed against the Vatican and more so against local dioceses after the child sex abuse cases and parish closure/consolidations.The peoples views though not wrong were in fact in direct opposition to Church teachings regards administration. I was amazed so many Catholics thought they worshipped under a democracy but then again people see what they want to see all too often.