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How Barack's winning the evangelicals
American Thinker ^ | 12/29/06 | Nicole Russell

Posted on 12/29/2006 7:14:59 AM PST by teddyballgame

Like a dutiful dancing partner, Senator Barack Obama has begun courting the evangelical right, and some are already waltzing along in perfect time.

With his attendance at Rick Warren‘s church, Saddleback Valley Community, a mega-church in California for a large conference about AIDS, Obama has begun to align himself with an important base of voters to gain what conservatives lost this last year. Already lauded by some prominent evangelical publications for his outstanding "Christian faith" and a person Rick Warren called a "good friend" and a someone he'd like to work with on important issues, Obama is in perfect position, if he can keep the momentum, to use an unusual strategy for political gain.

Obama has become well-known not only for his charisma and sudden rise to fame in the last few months, but for his outspoken Christian faith to which he refers regularly.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 12/29/2006 7:15:00 AM PST by teddyballgame
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To: teddyballgame

I didn't know Evangelicals supported Partial-Birth Abortion.


2 posted on 12/29/2006 7:15:57 AM PST by new yorker 77 (Speaker Pelosi - Three cheers for Amnesty!)
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To: teddyballgame; Common Tator
Obama (and other 'Rats) is ample proof of Freeper Common Tator's theory that there is more than one born every minute. If this country buys into this scam, the country gets what it deserves.
3 posted on 12/29/2006 7:17:20 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: teddyballgame

Riiight. He has a near 100 percent rating from NARAL - which is why he's been rocketed into the spotlight. What a crock.


4 posted on 12/29/2006 7:18:15 AM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: new yorker 77

I didn't know Evangelicals supported closeted muslims.


5 posted on 12/29/2006 7:18:19 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Lezahal)
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To: teddyballgame
..for his outstanding "Christian faith"

WHAT??

6 posted on 12/29/2006 7:18:42 AM PST by evad
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To: teddyballgame

Infanticide for profit is not a value shared by civilized people much less evangelicals.


7 posted on 12/29/2006 7:18:47 AM PST by Neoliberalnot
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To: teddyballgame

Another pro-Obama push piece, IMO.


8 posted on 12/29/2006 7:19:02 AM PST by Mr J
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To: new yorker 77
I didn't know Evangelicals supported Partial-Birth Abortion.

The real question is .. do Evangelicals know Obama does??

9 posted on 12/29/2006 7:19:08 AM PST by Mo1
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To: teddyballgame
If you believe this I got this lovely bridge I would like to sell you...You can get the money from this generous lawyer in Nigeria.


10 posted on 12/29/2006 7:19:42 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: teddyballgame

Just because he's courting that doesn't mean that they are going to close the deal and support him.

Put up a pro-abort with a pro-lifer, the pro-lifer's going to win....


11 posted on 12/29/2006 7:20:36 AM PST by kcbc2001
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To: teddyballgame

Who is managing this guy? There has to be someone in the background calling shots.


12 posted on 12/29/2006 7:21:15 AM PST by 3AngelaD (ic.)
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To: teddyballgame
I suppose facts don't matter. Pastor Warren invited both Senators Obama and Brownback to his church to discuss AIDS and what can and needs to be done.

If this "non-observant" publication can not cite chapter and verse Pastor Warren endorsed Senator Obama or his views on abortion then they are just fulminating hatred in their own morass of envy.

Condemnation of others sins seems to be an alternative for many not to examine their own. After all, the only sins one can really change are one's own and the old Pilgrims proverb of, "Your sins and your debts are greater than you think" leads one to hope that the editors of this otherwise fine publication review their thinking on this matter before further pontifications.
13 posted on 12/29/2006 7:22:21 AM PST by shrinkermd
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To: teddyballgame

Yea, the same evangelicals who send money to TV preachers.


14 posted on 12/29/2006 7:22:43 AM PST by Niteranger68 (The United States is a safe haven for all cultures……except its own.)
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To: rjp2005

It is not just abortion. O-Bomb-Uh is an across-the-board hardcore Lefty. "Can't they see through this guy?"


15 posted on 12/29/2006 7:22:48 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a Russian AK-47 and a French bikini.)
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To: kcbc2001
Put up a pro-abort with a pro-lifer, the pro-lifer's going to win....

As I recall, Obama won the Illinois race against one of America's most outspoken pro-lifers.

16 posted on 12/29/2006 7:23:06 AM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: kcbc2001
Put up a pro-abort with a pro-lifer, the pro-lifer's going to win....

The libs will do what Casey, Jr. did in PA and not come right out and said they are pro-life .. they will say they are for less abortions

It's a PR war of words

17 posted on 12/29/2006 7:23:41 AM PST by Mo1
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To: kcbc2001

More and more of the Evangelicals, especially in blue states, are falling for Aids, poverty, and global warming as the top issues they should be concerned with. Those are the ones that he appeals to. Some of the leaders have even pushed being against the reconstruction in Iraq as the "Christian" thing to do. I cannot help but think this had some effect in 2006.


18 posted on 12/29/2006 7:24:08 AM PST by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el ingles)
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To: new yorker 77
I didn't know Evangelicals supported Partial-Birth Abortion.

I didn't know they supported killing babies that survived botched abortions.

19 posted on 12/29/2006 7:24:26 AM PST by NeoCaveman (it's kind of like subliminal advertising, except it's more blatant)
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To: teddyballgame
Heh. The evangelical right is not as stupid as this article and Hussein Obama assumes. Just because some are fooled doesn't mean all are fooled.
20 posted on 12/29/2006 7:24:43 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Just because some are fooled doesn't mean all are fooled.

The Dems don't need all to win .. just some

21 posted on 12/29/2006 7:26:19 AM PST by Mo1
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To: teddyballgame

Why is the press pushing this guy on us?? Something stinks.


22 posted on 12/29/2006 7:27:05 AM PST by bonfire
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To: 3AngelaD

The Liberal definition of an evangelical does not match the self view of most conservative evangelical christians.

Hillary is trying the same thing and the guy she has advising her is a wacko...not even close to evangelical.


23 posted on 12/29/2006 7:27:16 AM PST by Halgr (Once a Marine, always a Marine - Semper Fi)
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To: teddyballgame

Rudy is such a uber-RINO that Obama could run to Rudy's right.


24 posted on 12/29/2006 7:27:19 AM PST by Kuksool (I learned more about political science on FR than in college)
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To: Mr J

"Another pro-Obama push piece, IMO."

The onslaught continues.


25 posted on 12/29/2006 7:27:47 AM PST by L98Fiero (A fool who'll waste his life, God rest his guts.)
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To: Kuksool

No kidding.


26 posted on 12/29/2006 7:30:24 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Circumstances are the fire by which the mettle of men is tried.)
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To: 3AngelaD

We will never know.


27 posted on 12/29/2006 7:31:51 AM PST by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Halgr

I didn't say anything about evangelicals. I don't care about that. I just want to know who's working his campaign, their history and background.


28 posted on 12/29/2006 7:32:02 AM PST by 3AngelaD (ic.)
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To: teddyballgame

Obama is a member of the United Church of Christ. One of the most liberal theologically of the protestant denominations in America. I do believe they recognize ordained gay people and don't know what if any position they have on marrying gay folks.I think Obama is a classic wolf in sheeps clothing and he should be scrutinized!


29 posted on 12/29/2006 7:32:04 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: bonfire
Why is the press pushing this guy on us??

Because they think he's a 'Rat who may be electable.

30 posted on 12/29/2006 7:32:55 AM PST by Mike Bates (Irish Alzheimer's victim: I only remember the grudges.)
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To: L98Fiero

Is he a man of true faith? Does he believe in Jesus Christ? I don't know what is in the man's heart. I know his voting record on supporting abortion rights is 100%, which seems to contradict with what many of the evangelical & christian faith.


31 posted on 12/29/2006 7:33:01 AM PST by teddyballgame (red man in a blue state)
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To: kcbc2001
Put up a pro-abort with a pro-lifer, the pro-lifer's going to win....

Maybe with Evangelists but not in a national election. Someone who is ardently anti-abortion will never be president.

32 posted on 12/29/2006 7:33:44 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote.)
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To: teddyballgame

These people are dreaming. Only leftist liberal "evangelicals" would support this abortionist.


33 posted on 12/29/2006 7:36:18 AM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: new yorker 77
I am so sick and tired of everyone and his one-eyed uncle speaking for the REAL EVANGECIALS!
34 posted on 12/29/2006 7:36:43 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: evad
..for his outstanding "Christian faith"

LIE!!!

35 posted on 12/29/2006 7:37:00 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: evad

God is not within a million miles of this infidel!


36 posted on 12/29/2006 7:37:58 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: teddyballgame

In year 1, he established a PAC to fundraise for Dem candidates for the 2006 Midterms. The PAC contributed 374,000 dollars to Dem candidates. He attended 38 fundraising events.

That's one way to get REALLY popular among your party fast.


37 posted on 12/29/2006 7:38:14 AM PST by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: raybbr
"Someone who is ardently anti-abortion will never be president."

You mean like Ronald Reagan or George W. Bush?

38 posted on 12/29/2006 7:38:20 AM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: MizSterious

I think we learned from the last election that we have very stupid voters in America.


39 posted on 12/29/2006 7:38:26 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: MizSterious
I believe it may be too late. A supposedly religious friend of the family told my wife that Jesus would be a democrat. My atheist in-laws believe they are against the religious right. The dems have both sides of the issues. Our country is falling away from the one True God, we do get what we deserve.
40 posted on 12/29/2006 7:39:11 AM PST by stevio (God, Guns, and Guts made America. A politician against any of the 3 doesn't get my vote. (NRA))
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To: shrinkermd
Rick Warren has just about destroyed the Evangelical churches in this country, and now starting on the entire country.
41 posted on 12/29/2006 7:39:56 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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To: teddyballgame

Rick Warren and Jim Wallis do not represent the Evangelicals. They are both in for a big surprise if they think they do.


42 posted on 12/29/2006 7:40:23 AM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: raybbr

huh????? I guess you meant to say EVER AGAIN??? Since 3 of the last 4 were ardently anti


43 posted on 12/29/2006 7:40:37 AM PST by mpackard (Proud mama of a Sailor.)
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To: teddyballgame

OH PLEASE!
The interesting thing is the question why us he getting the "rock star" treatment by the DBM?


44 posted on 12/29/2006 7:40:38 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: shrinkermd
Pastor Warren invited both Senators Obama and Brownback to his church to discuss AIDS and what can and needs to be done.

Really? I didn't know Brownback was there. If Brownback accepted, he got absolutely no press.

45 posted on 12/29/2006 7:40:39 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: mariabush
God is not within a million miles of this infidel!

In his case it would be "allah"

46 posted on 12/29/2006 7:41:20 AM PST by evad
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To: teddyballgame

One good "phony" deserves another.


47 posted on 12/29/2006 7:41:22 AM PST by hgro
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To: teddyballgame

He's winning the evangelicals one dead fetus at a time, apparently.


48 posted on 12/29/2006 7:42:35 AM PST by denydenydeny ("We have always been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France"--Wellington)
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To: Ingtar

More and more of the Evangelicals, especially in blue states, are falling for Aids, poverty, and global warming as the top issues they should be concerned with.

Sources?


49 posted on 12/29/2006 7:43:20 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The facts are that most REAL EVANGEICALS are highly educated people, who can be duped by the devil just like any other Christian.
50 posted on 12/29/2006 7:43:33 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (The TERRORIST are the ones who won the midterm elections!)
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