Obama picks Rick Warren to give an invocation at inauguration which in turn irks some liberals.
I would like to know what doesn’t irk a liberal these days. It seems that liberals get pissed off just to get pissed off so they can bloviate.
The liberal group; People for the American Way seem to be up in arms about Obama’s selection. On their website they state their mission as:
“For over 25 years we've mobilized hundreds of thousands of Americans nationwide to fight for progressive values: equal rights, freedom of speech, religious liberty and equal justice under the law for every American.”
I find their mission statement to be contradictory. First off they use the term “progressive values” I was unaware that Liberals, I mean Progressives had values and secondly they say they stand for freedom of speech, religious liberty and equal justice under the law; but I guess that mean for only the people who agree with their way of thinking.
The group was founded by Norman Lear who is best known for his politically correct TV shows such as All in the family, The Jefferson’s, Sanford and Son, Good Times and late Congress woman Barbara Jordon who supported legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 better know today as The Great Bailout of 08 and was on the short list as a possible running mate for Jimmy Carter.
In a press release they stated “it is a grave disappointment to learn that pastor Rick Warren will give the invocation at the inauguration of Barack Obama.” What happened to religious liberty?
Are they pissed because someone with values like Rick Warren will be giving the invocation to Barack Husain Obama, (hey if Obama is going to use his full name to be sworn in, then the use of the word “Husain” must have been removed off Obama’s naughty word list.)
The press release also states that “Rick Warren gets plenty of attention through his books and media appearances. He doesn't need or deserve this position of honor. There is no shortage of religious leaders who reflect the values on which President-elect Obama campaigned and who are working to advance the common good.”
Hmmm,I guess Jessie, Reverend Al, Father Flagger, Reverend Wright and the other race pimps may have been more appropriate for the gig but weren’t available.
The Openly Gay Congressman Barney Frank stated “Giving that kind of mark of approval and honor to someone who has frankly spoken in ways I and many others have found personally very offensive, I thought that was a mistake for the president-elect to do,” said Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, today on CNN’s “Late Edition.” Need I remind the openly gay congressman that Obama doesn’t support gay marriage either, does Barney find that offensive Furthermore I find pretty much anything that comes out of Frank’s mouth (pardon the pun) offensive.
Obama defended the selection of Warren last week, telling reporters that America needs to "come together," even when there's disagreement on social issues. "That dialogue is part of what my campaign is all about," he said.