“Barack Obama has a flier out in Kentucky that addresses his faith and his attempts to fulfill “God’s will” — and it could be a sign that the Illinois senator is returning to his religious roots as he gears up for a general election battle.”
I can not help but wonder, will this be Obama’s Cross that he gets caught in???
After yesterday’s California Gay marriage ruling Joan Walsh asks the question :
Will gay marriage doom the Democrats?
I disagree with her conclusion. I believe it is the thing that breaks the camels back and gets people really to consider just how much and what type of change they are looking for. Don’t get me wrong, I am not even for a federal marriage amendment, I believe it is a states rights issue and a state decision. (The state can’t really redefine marriage they can only skew the lexicon. )
I see the Kentucky decision as the worst possible card the Obama campaign could play. Why? Because while gay marriage alone is not enough to bring Obama and the democrats down, start coupling this with Obama posting on his own website: AP: NARAL Pro-Choice backs Obama, and Obama starts to get caught in the cross of fence straddling; one of his own creation.
He has stated before he is for strong civil unions. In fact, During the electoral special, one of the West Chester University students asked Obama about his gay marriage stance. Obama reiterated that he supports “strong” civil unions, leading Matthews to wonder whether that counts as discrimination. Obama went on to iron out the details: (more at link below) Also on a personal level Obama believes in abortion, not just as a right you have but he couldn’t consider, no he believes it is valid birth control for his own daughters, “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”.
Add in Dr. Jeremiah Wright and then Oprah’s denial of Christ on national TV and the ties between the three of them and this whole new kind of politician aura comes crashing in on him, and he is exposed as willing to exploit faith for political gain, and that his relationship with Wright was political and not religious, bringing all of Wrights past political statements , Wright being a former Muslim and Obama being a former Muslim all comes into play.
It seems he may get caught in the cross he is trying to use. What say you?
Forget what I think. Forget what you feel. How do you think this is going to play with the average voter? What impact if any will this have on Obama?