Roger L. Simon

Obama: Who's "Clinging" to Religion?

Excuse me for finding Barack Obama a disingenuous creep. The candidate has now been widely quoted as saying as per rural America: “And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Reality check. Who really has been “clinging” to religion? Not Barack Obama, by chance, who joined the racially-inflammatory Trinity Church lo these twenty years ago, never bothering to rock the boat on its pastor’s extremist statements and racist associations (Farrakhan) until forced to do so by extenuating recent circumstances? No, not Barack Obama, whose apologists privately explain that they he joined this church to get “street cred” and that it is therefore okay. He doesn’t really believe its rancid rhetoric.

Well, I know one thing I believe about Obama. He’s a big time careerist (and evidently now an elitist). And I’m pretty sure I know the mysterious “change” he has been proffering. He’s the change… as in La change, c’est moi!