Originally Posted by BR
I haven't divested myself from President Obama. I dislike some of his policies but I also understand that compromise is necessary. The main issue is that the opposition party is no longer sane, reasonable, and willing to compromise in good faith. This has made President Obama's efforts to seek compromise pull him farther to the right than I would like. But the Democratic party hinges upon trying to compromise. Republicans found the Democrat kryptonite--be fucking unreasonable while Democrats try harder and harder to stick to their ideals and compromise to make government work.
Yes, the Democrats are being thrown out in droves, even in districts that have never elected a Republican and where there is a 3:1 Democratic registration advantage and this is all happening because the Democrats are sane, reasonable and willing to compromise and the Republicans are the opposite of that.
Talk about your cognative dissonance indeed!
I'm assuming Trumpet made some snarky comment about President Obama praying, judging from your and Jazz's comments. While I do think less of him because of that, he at least has been inclusive to the nonreligious, specifically mentioning us as a group protected by the 1st amendment. That's a far cry from what Republicans have said about atheists. Furthermore, President Obama hasn't attempted to substitute prayer for policy, nor has he set up huge prayer rallies, using his office's influence in the process.
Yes, in Texas they are only fighting fires with prayer. They aren't using any of those pesky firefighters. I suppose I should dig deeper and see if Obama has issued in presidential proclamations related to prayer and events. I'm sure there are bound to be a few given the thousands most presidents do.
Acknowledging science while still having religion is some serious cognitive dissonance. However, when it counts--with regard to education, technology, and medicine--President Obama is on the side of reality. So yes, him understanding the science of evolution actually does make things a bit different.
He understands it yet believes something you claim to be in absolute opposition to it.
I like that bumper sticker though...
Obama/Biden 2012: Cognative Dissonance!