The best explanation of the Rick Warren issue

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. As many others have said, the fundamental problem with involving Rick Warren in the inauguration isn’t because of his anti-progressive, homophobic beliefs per se — it’s because under the pretense of having a Big Tent, Obama has accepted someone who very actively campaigned to make a Smaller Tent (in the case of Proposition 8).

Obama knows this now and he knew it before he selected Warren. Jane Hamsher sums up the phenomenon nicely at the end of this piece on CNN:

[Obama] very much knew that it was going to happen, and that’s why I think it’s a very cynical move … This patten is arising, where Obama does things to actively anger the left, and then when leftists do get upset, the right gets happy, and then he tries to avoid the cannon fire. But I think it is the move of a very cynical politician.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s