It might be time to take another look at that VHS copy of Blazing Saddles

They’re doing the Lord’s work over at the TPM café, keeping up with this stuff

Barack Obama’s efforts to reach out to evanglical Christians in preparation for his possible Presidential campaign is running into very stiff resistance from the Christian right. As the Chicago Tribune reported recently, Obama is set to attend a huge evangelical gathering in California on Dec. 1, at the invitation of megachurch Pastor Rick Warren, the evangelical superstar who wrote The Purpose-Driven Life. Analysts have interpreted Obama’s scheduled appearance as a sign he’s working much harder than Dems ordinarily do to win over Evangelicals.

But the appearance is now provoking an intense backlash from leaders of the Christian right. They are calling on Warren to disinvite Obama from the event because of his liberal positions, especially abortion rights — or as one of those leaders put it, Obama’s support of “the murder of babies in the womb.”

From Blazing Saddles:

Bart: Mornin’, ma’am. And isn’t it a lovely mornin’?
Elderly woman: Up yours nigger.


  1. Heh heh… interesting take (and fantastic memory!). If I though Obama was doing something other than coldly beckoning a voting block, I’d feel for him a bit more. The whole bit DRIPS with insincerity.

  2. Darren

    I guess I’m still not sure how being a democrat automatically means that a man couldn’t possibly have sincere religious belief.

    An Obama candidacy, although almost certainly unsuccessful ultimately, would be worthwhile just to watch the racism seep out. How about an Obama-Ford ticket to thoroughly scare the hell out of people?

    I’m happy that you’re home safe.


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