Snark springs eternal in this Winter of klannish Discontent.
From the ever-snarky Politico:
Obama skips church, heads to gym
By JONATHAN MARTIN & CAROL E. LEE
11/23/08 3:41 PM EST
President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend church services since winning the White House earlier this month, a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors.
On the three Sundays since his election, Obama has instead used his free time to get in workouts at a Chicago gym.
Asked about the president-elect’s decision to not attend church, a transition aide noted that the Obamas valued their faith experience in Chicago but were concerned about the impact their large retinue may have on other parishioners.
“Because they have a great deal of respect for places of worship, they do not want to draw unwelcome or inappropriate attention to a church not used to the attention their attendance would draw,” said the aide.
Both President-elect George W. Bush and President-elect Bill Clinton managed to attend church in the weeks after they were elected….
Really: Did ABC News and the entire rightie blogosmear (and then, playing dumbass ketchup, the “MSM”) make Clinton or Bush’s church radioactive? Did they smear and revile their ministers? Call them racists? Call them “America Haters”? And doesn’t the gratuitous award for sleazy sliming go to the implication that Obama CLEARLY substituted working out for church … therefore, he is more obsessed with his looks than groveling at Jehovah’s feet? The clear implications are as ugly as they are unwarranted.
(And you wanna make a bet, right here, about how often Jonathan Martin and Carol E. Lee — g-g-granddaughter or Robert E. perhaps — attend church THEMSELVES?)
Or, consider this bit of sleazy wisdom from some faceless coward calling itself “Reliapundit” playing “meetoo!” to the Politico slime job:
(from the header: EXPOSING LEFTIST PROPAGANDA *** HIGHLIGHTING UNDER-REPORTED NEWS *** PROMOTING UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS ***)
[snip — its about the same as I quoted above — HW]
THE WHOLE CHRISTIAN THING WAS A RUSE, AFETR (sic) ALL:
WHAT KIND OF MAN DOES THINGS LIKE THIS? A PSYCHOPATH:
* IN THE BIGGEST SPEECH OF HIS LIFE (UP UNTIL THEN), OBAMA SWORE HE COULD NO MORE DISOWN WRIGHT THAN HIS OWN WHITE GRANDMA – AND THEN A MERE 3 WEEKS LATER HE DISOWNED WRIGHT; (AFTER CALLING GRANDMA A TYPICAL WHITE PERSON).
* AND OBAMA DIDN’T EVEN STAY AN EXTRA DAY TO BE WITH HIS GRANDMA ON HER LAST BIRTHDAY.
* HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN DIDN’T EVEN VISIT HER AT ALL.
* AND THEY ALL SKIPPED HER MEMORIAL.
OBAMA IS A DEEPLY FLAWED AND AMORAL PERSON WITH NOT A SHRED OF INTEGRITY – HIS ATTACHMENT TO HIS BIRTH FAMILY AND TO CHRISTIANITY IS A SHAM – AND HE HAS NO CAPACITY FOR REAL SYMPATHY.
OBAMA IS A PSYCHOPATH.
Permalink – Posted by Reliapundit @ 11:45 PM
And, granting that ALL of his points weren’t evil and specious, but actually make “sense” — even THEN, “Obama is a psychopath” is still an unwarranted and unsupported conclusion, quite the opposite from the eminently supportable conclusion that “Reliapundit” (if that is it’s REAL name) is a dumbass (and not a personal massage appliance). And, an evil dumbass at that.
Perhaps the ALL CAPS portion gave you a clue. Calling someone the “Obamessiah” and then attempting to imply that the writer is, itself, a “Christian” and “moral” moron has a special term attached to it. It’s called “blasphemy.”
And, of course, taking up the “moral” cudgel of the death of someone else’s grandmother, etcetera, is just embarrassing for Mr. ALL CAPS. No point in insulting a drooling imbecile, of course: it only confuses the imbecile and wastes one’s own time. Best to put lipstick on them and be done with it.
Now, some questions:
WHY does Politico feel that this is “newsworthy” (especially when they ADD the “important” historical context that Bush and Clinton went to church when president-elect status was conferred on them? Do any Democrats see Bush as a role model? Do any Republithuglicans see Clinton as a role model?
Isn’t it obvious to a deaf fruit bat that this “story” was intentionally provocative, and intended to cast aspersions on Barack Obama’s faith? What the hell business is it of Politico’s whether Obama attends a church made radioactive and utterly controversial by slimes like … well, POLITICO?
And aren’t drooling imbeciles like “Reliapundit” to be EXPECTED to voice mindless venom, kindergarten insults and Satanic protestations of their own “godly” faith when confronted with a needlessly provocative non-story like this one?
One presumes that the Obama family will find a church to attend in Washington, D.C. in January. Meantime (and it’s an astonishingly MEAN time), is Christianity so frail, so pathetic in its message that missing a couple of Sundays of church means that one is not a Christian?
Are these people idiots?
OK. Too easy a question.
It’s not anybody’s BUSINESS whether the Obama family attends church or not, frankly, and, after two years on the road in this Death March to Bataan of a presidential campaign, if Obama wants to skip a couple weeks of church (and the attendant lunacy that would ensue, these two articles being prime examples), then who on the face of the Earth has the right to cast the first stone?
And when a blasphemer tries to tell you what is and isn’t “Christian” in ALL CAPS dripping in hate, revulsion, and probably masked racism, I would hope, Gentle Reader, that you would give the blasphemer all the attention he/she/it is due, which is to say: NONE.
But, if you’d like to understand WHY the American people turned on the Republican party, and why they’ve turned on the “legitimate” press, here are People’s Exhibits A and B.
The prosecution in this case (i.e. me) is going to request the death penalty in this trial, but it is the death penalty given to Prince Humperdinck: live a long life alone with your cowardice.
Good grief, or, in this case: Good Lord and Sweet Jesus.
Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of the Dumbass, I will fear no spittle. A mind and some sense; they guide me. They help me to lie down by still waters, for my masseuse’s sake.