01 July 2008

Obama or Die! (from Fire and Brimstone)

Obama is shamelessly pandering to the evangelical base by promising $500M bucks of your money to buy votes and influence from a bunch of smarmy mega-church preachers who have no business in the public eye. Obama plans to enhance Bush's controversial Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives to throw taxpayer dollars down the tubes on abstinence programs, how the earth is only 5,000 year olds, and other stupid shit. Breitbart has the details:

Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans that would expand President Bush's program steering federal social service dollars to religious groups and—in a move sure to cause controversy—support their ability to hire and fire based on faith.

Charitable organizations that are faith-based have been crucial to society in the past, and this is America and an individual is entitled to their own opinion about religion (be it Jesus, Xenu, the return of the Mahdi to cleanse mankind of its sins, or a comet that will take you to salvation), but don't expect others to pay for it.

This is a prime example of the pitfall of democracy as politicians make ridiculous promises to dip into the overspent public coffers to scratch people's backs.
Not to fear, More Abstinence-related Government Propaganda is on the Way!