Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

Obama’s Religion

June 24, 2009

Matt Yglesias is surprised only 48% of Americans think Obama is a Christian.

My guess is it’s not the case that most of that other 52% think Obama doesn’t consider himself a Christian (i.e., is a secret Muslim); rather, the reason they answered in the negative is that they don’t consider him a Christian.

With all the Jeremiah Wright stuff, I don’t find that terribly surprising.

Me & Barack

June 20, 2009

I guess I’m not the only one, after all:

Martin Luther King once said – “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I believe that. The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples’ belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness.

Discipline and Punish 2

November 18, 2008

So the Senate Democratic caucus decided to to let Lieberman keep his big chairmanship (Homeland Security and Gov’t Affairs Committee), and all his little sub-committee chairmanships, but took one of his minor committee memberships away.  I have 3 possible reactions to this.

One: As noted before, whither discipline?

Two: As a punishment, this is worse than nothing.  If you’re going to punish somebody, punish them.  If you’re going to let them off, let them off.  Trying to look like you’re punishing them when it’s absolutely obvious to everyone that you’re not punishing them just makes you look like you got in a fight and started slapping like a girl (apologies to the girls here’bouts).

Three: I had a thought last night, while watching news reports of Obama’s meeting with McCain.  I wonder if that meeting and Obama’s absolution of Lieberman (which seems to be the key factor in the caucus’s girl-slap) are connected.  That is, I wonder if what we’re seeing is the president-elect cobbling together a filibuster-proof majority on certain key policies, and McCain and Lieberman came as a package deal.  They are famous chums, after all.

Just a thought.  But I wanted to write it down in case it turns out to be right and makes me look hella smart.

Proud to be an Americaaaan…

October 27, 2008

Amanda Jones just cast a write-in ballot in Texas for Barack Obama.  She’s 108 years old.  Her father was a slave.

h/t EotAW