Open Thread: Obama Mixes Politics and Religion
Today's starter topic: President Obama mixed religion and politics heavily at a National Prayer Breakfast today, something the liberal media is continually saying is a bad idea. Since they're not likely to repeat this story, it's today's open thread topic:
Speaking at the traditionally nonpartisan National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama on Thursday cited his Christian faith in offering a vigorous defense of his political agenda of tax increases for the wealthy, universal health care and greater regulation of Wall Street.
“We can’t leave our values at the door,” Mr. Obama said. “This is especially important right now, when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”
Mr. Obama also seemingly took a subtle swipe at Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney for his remark Wednesday that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have a safety net provided by the government.
The president told the audience that he is motivated by “the Biblical call to care for the least of these — for the poor, for those at the margins of our society, to answer the responsibility we’re given in Proverbs to ‘speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.’”
He talked of the importance of “living by the principle that we are our brother’s keeper, caring for the poor and those in need.”
Aren't liberals supposed to be against imposing religious values on society at large? Apparently not if they're liberal values.