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Interesting logic used by Obama in this speech from 2006.

Here’s a video:

The entire speech is here.

Here are some of the quotes:

I am not suggesting that every progressive suddenly latch on to religious terminology – that can be dangerous. Nothing is more transparent than inauthentic expressions of faith. As Jim has mentioned, some politicians come and clap — off rhythm — to the choir. We don’t need that.

Here’s a nice “inauthentic expression of faith” Mr. Obama:

Obama’s Pro-Life Website

Remember, words matter.  Pro-life now means pro-infanticide.  Nice.

And this gem:

Moreover, given the increasing diversity of America’s population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.

And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would we go with James Dobson’s, or Al Sharpton’s? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let’s read our bibles. Folks haven’t been reading their bibles.

How about we look to Obama to tell us which verse should and should not apply to politics and life?

After all, Louis Farrakhan says he’s the messiah:

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In about 30 minutes Barack Obama will give a historic speech.

The speech will be filled with emotion, promise, hope, and change.  Obama will no doubt use the same argument we’ll hear for the next few months- that John McCain is George W. Bush.

Naturally, for the non-thinking, non-examing people of the world, Barack’s speech will inspire them like a scratch-off lottery ticket. Maybe this will be the time a politician delivers.  He’s a different politician- maybe this time all of the promises will come true!

Keep scratchin’.

Well, if you grew up in a pro-democratic area of the country like I did, how have all of those promises worked over the last 20 years? How are the steel mills?  How are the unions doing today?  Filled with high-paying jobs and innovation?  That’s not what I’ve seen.

Michael Medved wrote a great article in Townhall.com today.  It illustrates a very simple point- the Dems have the emotional story right- they have lived the American dream.

But they have an odd conclusion.  Don’t do it my way.

A few quotes:

The Big Contradiction from the Denver Dems

First, they suggest that ordinary Americans can’t possibly achieve their dreams without government help.

But then, sometimes in the very same speeches, they brag about their own classic American stories in which family and faith conquer every obstacle.

That’s my entire point!

Medved continunes:

Rather than encouraging the public to pursue timely dreams and apply timeless values with full confidence of success, the Denver Dems seemed to say that we made it, but you can’t — unless you elect us and we provide government help.

Amazingly enough, in recounting their own stories of advancement and achievement, none of the speakers cited bureaucratic intervention or federal assistance as an element of success. Instead, they repeatedly invoked strong personal values – strong families, self-discipline, tireless effort, sacrifice – as the sole key to economic and educational progress.

If those values worked for the top Democrats themselves, why can’t they work for Americans everywhere?

Exactly.

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