What a blazing hypocrite.

With nothing else working, President Barack Obama is asking religious leaders to help him sell the public on health care reform.

POLITICO listened in to an Oval Office conference call Tuesday, where Obama and top administration officials, beseeched thousands of faith-based and community organizations to preach the gospel on new insurance reforms, chiefly the Patients’ Bill of Rights.

“Get out there and spread the word,” Obama told leaders from across the religious spectrum on the conference call, organized by the Health and Human Services Center for Faith-Based and Community Partnerships.
Obama instructed faith leaders to treat the new law as settled fact and use their perches of power to convey that message to congregants and friends.

“The debate in Washington is over, the Affordable Care Act is now law … I think all of you can be really important validators and trusted resources for friends and neighbors, to help explain what’s now available to them,” he said.

This is of course a clear violation of the separation of church and state of which he once said he was “a strong supporter” and in which he said he believes “deeply”. His naked plea for someone — anyone — to help him rake in a few more percentage points “[blurs] the line that our founders wisely drew between church and state”. Of course, he wasn’t desperate for support back when he said all that. He is desperate now, like a junkie who just realized there’s a thousand miles between him and the nearest cocaine dealer and he just ran out. So we get a big dose of the Obamessiah to rally those God-clinging types to his banner.

Come to think of it, maybe he’s not such a hypocrite. When you have a Messianic Complex large enough that it can be seen from orbit and you and yours run the state, the separation clause can be a bit problematic. I don’t think Thomas Jefferson ever planned for the eventuality of a President who thinks he’s God.

(much love to Ricochet)

TwitterFacebookStumbleUponGoogle BookmarksDeliciousFriendFeedTechnorati FavoritesGoogle GmailRedditWordPressShare

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 characters available