RETURN TO DefCon 1: Little Mo has returned us to DefCon 1. We can now stand down as it appears everything is back to normal. Whew!
In what was a busy news day, the annual D.C. Prayer Breakfast still took front and center:
This year presented yet another big historic presidential first for Big Guy: Yes, yesterday marked the day that the D.C. Prayer Breakfast jumped the shark. Wading into the previously non-partisan sea of faith, BO parted the waters into a Red Sea and a Blue Sea; injecting political partisanship into what has historically been an opportunity to thank the Lord for the blessings of the prior year, and pray for his guidance in the upcoming one.
Fomenting class warfare into the last acceptable gathering of religious and political leaders allowed in Washington: that’s one way to fundamentally CHANGE America!
I guess those 20 years in Reverend Wright’s church pews finally paid off. Just as it appears that we might have to pander to Christians to lock up our win this year, Big Guy has conveniently re-discovered his
Black Liberation Theology Christian faith. He had totally forgotten that it supported his populist position of taxing the rich in pursuit of social and economic justice. That is, until one of his political flacks focus group strategists Christian outreach advisors reminded him.
“I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesus’s teaching that ‘for unto whom much is given, much shall be required,’”
“We can all benefit from turning to our Creator, listening to him,” Obama said. “Avoiding phony religiosity. … This is especially important right now when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”
By all means, let’s lose the “phony religiosity” getting in the way of dealing with our challenges. To fully appreciate the reality TV effect that Big Guy was going for in his remarks - achieved by leaving TOTUS home - you really have to watch the live action. That way you can see how humbly he refers to his notes to quote that famous line from the gospels:
Butt let’s not inject any more religion into what is clearly a secular political gathering: let’s go directly to the year-to-year fashion review. Here we are, left to right, at the prayer breakfast in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
2012, definitely the winner so far. We just seem to get better every year!
Looking back, you can see that we started our dental work way back in February of '09:
Workin’ on our choppers
We avoided smooches that year, and just sipped a little orange juice. By the 2010 Breakfast we were able to sit up and take a little nourishment. Feeling lovey again, MO gave BO a kiss of peace.
Remember Nan: “for unto whom much is given, much shall be required.” Now let’s get out there and win one for the Gipper!
So, now that we’ve settled on our newest campaign mantra (WWJD? WTF?) we’ll be incorporating Jesus’ support for class warfare into all future campaign speeches and playing the Christian Card at every whistle stop from here to November.
To wit, here’s Lady M yesterday, demonstrating how seamlessly that works in her video-remarks to a group of Big Guy supporters in Ohio, a very important state that – incredibly! - seems to be in play in this next round:
"We're here because our families worked hard to make sure that we had the opportunities that everyone should have.[ed. whether your family works hard or not?] Barack and I are both motivated by a desire to pay those blessings forward,"[ed. with your tax dollars]"Your president lives by the principle that to whom much is given, much is expected."[ed. that’s directly from the Bible!]
"Since the day that I've met my husband, I've watched him work tirelessly to try [to] make a difference in other people's lives. He does that because for him, all of this is all very personal. [ed. we know that]You know Barack's story," the first lady said. "Barack and I both watched our families work hard to make ends meet."
"That has been the direction of his choices through out his life," Obama said. "How can he use his blessings and his gifts to help as many people as possible." [ed. He has a gift, you know.]
"We are blessed to have someone not just of his intellectual caliber
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but with such a strong grounding of values that all of us identify with
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-- these basic American values that have made our country great and will continue to make us the strongest country in the world," the first lady said.
Obama's remarks came at the end of a conference call designed to motivate and engage Ohio activists, as the president and his team hone in on issues of economic fairness [as defined by OWS] and the revitalization of the American manufacturing sector.
I am so looking forward to the campaign season. I have a feeling our wardrobe might not be the only high note this time around.
Obama 2012, Our Savior in Chief
"With due respect to the president, he ought to stick to public policy. I think most Americans would agree that the gospels are concerned with weightier matters than effective tax rates.” Senator Orin Hatch