Y’all know I’m not one to genuflect to the mighty O, right? He wasn’t my first choice in the primaries, and I even considered writing HRC’s name on the ballot. I didn’t, though. There comes a time to shut up and support your man (or hopefully, someday, woman).
That time has come for our friends on the right. And yet, there in the Top Blogs section of Xanga, there’s a post from a Southern Baptist pastor, calling on the faithful to “pray Obama fails,” because his agenda is “100% at odds with God’s.”
Leaving aside the questionable assertion that God has an agenda for the governance of the United States (what happened to the “free will” we hear so much about?), what is it about Obama that scares the bejabbers out of these people? Is it his efforts to prevent the U.S. and the world from sliding all the way into Great Depression 2.0? Is it his stated desire to get our troops out of Iraq? His intention to put greater attention and resources into fighting terrorism in Afghanistan?
I know the Right dislikes Obama’s pro-choice stance, but abortion is already legal, and has been for many years. No, Obama won’t help the effort to restrict women’s rights to personal sovereignty, but hey, there’s always another Republican president down the road.
On the Pastor’s blog and on many others people keep using words like “tyranny,” without ever putting a finger on what, exactly, they are referring to. And praying for our President’s failure? Are you people serious? I detested the last prez, to be sure, but never did I wish, let alone supplicate a deity, for his failure. Failure for a president means failure for the nation. How do you justify that?