Friday, December 01, 2006

Obama Gets Trashed

Mega-evangelical Rick Warren's invitation for Barack Obama, that liberal demi-god, to speak at Warren's AIDS summit today is still stirring up a firestorm among the evangelical community. They are making it known that they don't support Obama's lefty leanings on social issues, with some evangelical leaders issuing a blistering press release condemning not only the "pro-death" (there's a new word for pro-choicers) Obama but Warren as well.

In the strongest possible terms, we oppose Rick Warren's decision to ignore Senator Obama's clear pro-death stance and invite him to Saddleback Church anyway. If Senator Obama cannot defend the most helpless citizens in our country, he has nothing to say to the AIDS crisis. You cannot fight one evil while justifying another.

It's not as if Obama expected support from Christian conservatives, but this shows that Hillary isn't the only "satanic" Dem that the evangelicals will oppose with fire, brimstone, and angry statements. Will this make a moderate Vilsack more attractive to the Dems? The evangelicals have lost their influence and are not nearly as formidable as they were in 2004. Yes, they can raise cash and throw some nasty slime. But voters are not really caring about them any more. Obama needs to watch his back, but no more than that.


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