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My Take: Obama's Newtown remarks show presidents as pastors in chief
CNN ^ | December 17, 2012 | Stephen Prothero

Posted on 12/19/2012 7:54:58 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Presidents wear a lot of hats. They serve as commanders in chief. They nominate Supreme Court justices. They veto congressional legislation. Increasingly, they are also coming to serve as our pastors in chief.

In his remarks Sunday night at an interfaith service at in Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama vowed to use “whatever power” he has to prevent more mass shootings, and he all but promised to push for stricter gun control laws in the next U.S. Congress. But policy was not top of mind yesterday for either the president or a grieving nation.

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It wasn't a speech. It was a sermon. And it is worthy of the talents of our current pastor in chief.

(Excerpt) Read more at religion.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; religion
Aren't the libs always telling us they want a President, "not a pastor"?

Except if it's Obama . . .

1 posted on 12/19/2012 7:55:07 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
But policy was not top of mind yesterday for either the president

BULL!!!

2 posted on 12/19/2012 7:58:52 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

No, Stevie, it was a speech accompanied by a middle finger to America wiping away imaginary tears.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 7:59:41 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is so true. Mrs. henkster, who does not profess to be a political junkie like her husband, referred to 0bama’s comments yesterday as “0bama’s sermon.”


4 posted on 12/19/2012 8:00:26 AM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
our current pastor in chief.

Right! The same man that would murder them if they were newly born to rotten mothers. I'm getting sick and tired of this Kenyan born, illegal alien hamming his way into Americans' lives.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 8:00:41 AM PST by laweeks
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“President Barack Obama vowed to use “whatever power” he has to prevent more mass shootings.”

Can he heal the mentally insane? Oh, I forgot he’s the Messiah.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 8:01:20 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

BS


7 posted on 12/19/2012 8:06:01 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Irony: The president deplores this horrible mass murder. Good. He should.
But he supports children being killed in their mothers’ wombs.
“I don’t want them punished with a baby!”


8 posted on 12/19/2012 8:13:44 AM PST by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Loves To Spend My $$$$$$$$$$$$)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Obama is a politician. When he was in college he said he was a Marxist. When he was in Egypt in 2009 he told the foreign minister he was a Muslim. If he visited some of the precincts around where I live he would speak in tongues.
9 posted on 12/19/2012 8:14:08 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What is really sad is that the president would have dismissed the slaughter of these children with a shrug or a given a defiant defense of their slaughter, if their mothers had chosen to have their children ripped apart while in their wombs.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 8:20:32 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

CELEBRITY-IN-CHIEF or POLITICIZER-IN-CHIEF.. Not sure which..


11 posted on 12/19/2012 8:21:10 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Sincerity - if you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

George Burns


12 posted on 12/19/2012 8:22:30 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
And it is worthy of the talents of our current pastor in chief.

Or maybe Imam in chief?

5.56mm

13 posted on 12/19/2012 8:22:52 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It was a sermon. And it is worthy of the talents of our current pastor in chief.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 8:22:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The unbridled adulation of this poser in chief is somewhat scary anymore. Blatant really, and they are proud of it. It is as if they are almost fawning for him to notice their adoration of him, isn’t it?


15 posted on 12/19/2012 8:23:50 AM PST by oust the louse (Obamacare has morphed into a tax on staying alive.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The best quote from the comments section:

“Obama quotes scripture and calls on God but every day through his politics he tries to eliminate Him from our lives. Hypocrite.”


16 posted on 12/19/2012 8:26:57 AM PST by sigzero
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"It wasn't a speech"

Lib/commie motto: Never let a tragedy go without exploiting exery aspect of it it, even if your remarks don't fit the situation. Always sandwich your attack on people's rights between the peanut butter and the jelly.

Like your infamous boo boo to create your private police force, just as powerful and as large as the U.S. Military.

Hit them while they are chanting hypnotically and not listening to what you are saying anymore.

17 posted on 12/19/2012 8:27:05 AM PST by Eastbound
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I never though there could be enough Kool-Aide nor could it be strong enough for this to happen.

It is a mental disorder. Not a doubt about it.
When you’ve erased the true God from your heart you are still inclined to fill that void with something... just... wow.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 8:44:44 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: BenLurkin

I really did not want to see this pic. Understand the sentiment, but a heads up would be nice. LOL


19 posted on 12/19/2012 8:47:06 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: txnativegop

The headline in the article should be warning enough...but sorry if you were grossed out.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 8:50:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Where, oh where, is the BARF ALERT for this piece?????

And, anyone who thinks the leftist POS who squats in our White House is talking anything but politics in exploiting this crime is delusional at best, deranged at worst.


21 posted on 12/19/2012 8:52:26 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

22 posted on 12/19/2012 8:54:21 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: BenLurkin

I need to remember to squint as I am scrolling through the comments, that might help.

Have a good day!


23 posted on 12/19/2012 8:54:48 AM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

More insidious.

Every national speech Obama gives (Arizona, Oregon, Colorado, etc.) has served only to encourage the nut-jobs out there, who see the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES on a national stage talking about massacre, and they too will become famous.

This event, and Obama’s shameless publicity stunts, are the catalyst for copy-cat massacres. He and his handlers know. Bank on it.


24 posted on 12/19/2012 9:18:34 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It wasn't a speech. It was a sermon. And it is worthy of the talents of our current pastor in chief.

Obama, the perfect father, the perfect american is an angel of light...as in Lucifer.

25 posted on 12/19/2012 11:38:36 AM PST by tbpiper
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