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Friday, June 30, 2006

Common Sense Jeered

Barrack Obama made a very eloquent speech on faith and politics a few days ago, which I didn't hit right away because I wanted to see some other reaction to it.

EJ Dionne in the Washington Post see's Obama's talk of faith as something that should be embraced by Democrats, in a mild way. But the netroots seem to see it a little differently, which is what I figured would happen.

Post Watch has a good rundown on some of the Kos kids reaction to the speech, which is being less than warmly received on that end of the party, which isn't surprising.

The far left of the Democratic party has made secularism a theme; going so far as to claim President Bush is trying to turn America into an Iranian style theocracy. The problem with that stance is that when someone engaging, bright, and fairly well respected like Obama mentions faith and government, they have no choice but to attack him, also.

The folks at "Bring it On" are calling Obama's speech "Dem on Dem Violence", which I find amusing. This quote is priceless:
Obama has shown himself to be a self-hating Dem who is so insecure in his political standing that his only recourse for (apparently) protecting himself is to attack those who put him in office.

Never mind that 85% of American's claim they have some faith in god, and 40% regularly worship in one way or another. Evidently it was the small minority of secularists who gave Obama a landslide victory in 2004.

The people who show the real insecurity are the one's who can't tolerate the word "faith" being used in conjunction with politics, or tolerate any idea outside of their little bubble being discussed.

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Blogger Lyn said...

Good summary and analysis. My discussion is at http://blogginoutloud.blogspot.com/2006/06/told-you-liberals-have-point.html and would appreciate some feedback, thanks! lgp from Bloggin' Outloud

2:41 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Common Sense is a precious resource and the Democrats will not waste it through excessive use.

10:22 PM  
Blogger Bill Garnett said...

I too am attracted to the concept of "common sense".

A few words I have on the subject can be found on:

11:17 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

I agree with Shoprat: "Common sense" and "Democrats" are in exact opposition to one another.

As far as some on the left are concerned, I am now going to swear on your post and I'm going to yell too:

(Let them put that in their pipes and smoke it!)

If everyone in this country who believed in God would wear a t-shirt saying so, we would see them everywhere! :)

5:35 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Bill Garrett-Where do we sign up? I'm with you man!

4:16 PM  
Blogger coyotekite said...

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

Patrick Henry

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

Patrick Henry

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”

Patrick Henry quote

It amuses me that you are talking about "common Sense" when the man that wrote that book was a devout man that believed that religion and government should be kept well apart.

This country is in danger, but not from where you think.

Read this: http://www.selvesandothers.org/article14755.html

12:50 AM  

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