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1 palomino  Fri, Nov 25, 2011 7:24:13pm

This is just sick, and sadly par for the course.

Obama did mention God at the end of his short speech. He also mentioned God in a written Turkey Day address earlier in the week. He also also mentioned God in his Thanksgiving addresses of 2009 and 2010.

But this doesn't fit with the right's narrative that Obama hates America and is a secret atheist Muslim, as Ann Coulter and her ilk would have us believe. Are Christians really so insecure about their religion that they need to hear the word God all the time? Or is this just more fodder for people who made up their minds years ago? I'd say some of both, but more of the latter.

2 dragonath  Fri, Nov 25, 2011 8:22:10pm

Wasn't there a founding father (or two) against the idea of a Thanksgiving as a federal holiday? I'm pretty sure one of them was Jefferson. Okay, I guess fundies hate him too, but with the media coverage you'd think Obama committed deicide or something.

If a national leader is expected to pronounce our collective thanks to God, and that isn't some kind of pagan concept, I don't know what is.

3 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Sat, Nov 26, 2011 12:03:12am

Blah dee blah. Americans don't like atheists, hence Obama must be an atheist. Right wing logic.

4 labman57  Sat, Nov 26, 2011 10:13:25am

Republicans expect their elected officials to include sanctimonious religious proclamations in their public addresses. Perhaps Obama should have announced that God spoke to him and suggested that he pardon the turkeys as a gesture of Christian compassion.


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