Category Archives for Barack Obama

2012 in Quotes: Anti-Obama Derangement Syndrome

With 2012 being an important election year, the far right was awash in over-the-top diatribes aimed at President Barack Obama. The level of irrational rhetoric directed at the president seemed to rise as the year dragged on and the election drew closer. In fact, the election results seemed to send some on the right into […]

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Robert Jeffress Flip-Flops on Romney

It becomes difficult to believe you’re not using faith for political purposes when, like First Baptist Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress did, first you say this: “I have conservative friends who are saying, well, he believes in Jesus, we believe in Jesus, let’s just hold hands and sing kumbaya. It doesn’t work that way. If a […]

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Just Couldn’t Bring Themselves to Do It?

UPDATE: Austin American-Statesman reporter Jason Embry finds that 10 House Republicans voted against the resolution. *** Why did three Republicans in the Texas House of Representatives on Monday refuse to support a resolution congratulating President Obama, intelligence personnel and members of our armed forces for the successful operation against Osama bin Laden in Pakistan? The […]

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Berman’s Portable Goal Posts

Say what you will about Texas state Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, you have to give the man credit for becoming a master at moving the goal posts. Unless you were nowhere near a TV or computer on Wednesday, you missed the big dose of widely verified reality the White House dropped on the world when […]

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They’ll Say Anything

The religious right is angry again (so what else is new?) with President Obama. This time religious-right pressure groups are attacking the president (and closet Muslim, right?) for not issuing a proclamation in honor of Easter. Here’s a Twitter post on Monday from David Barton, head of Texas-based WallBuilders: @whitehouse fails to release #Easter Proclamation […]

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Why Do You Think Obama Worships Satan?

OneNewsNow, the far-right website that bills itself as a source of the “latest news from a Christian perspective,” might as well have included that question in its “poll” of readers Wednesday. The website posted an Associated Press article reporting President Obama’s comments about his Christian faith. Then readers were invited to take part in this […]


Religious Freedom and America

Some critics have continually and absurdly attacked President Obama for supposedly not calling out the murderers behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, for supposedly not talking about his Christian faith (if, indeed, they even believe he’s a Christian) and for supposedly being too pro-Muslim (whatever that means). So we thought this response by President Obama to […]

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Faith, Politics and Muslim-Baiting

A piece in the Washington Post today reveals insights into President Obama’s Christian faith — and gives readers some perspective into how easily the right uses faith as a weapon to divide Americans for political gain. The story notes a circle of Christian spiritual advisers who privately counsel and pray with the president and begins […]

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Has Peter Marshall Come Unhinged?

Reading his increasingly vitriolic commentaries, one begins to question the Rev. Peter Marshall‘s grasp of reality. Yet the State Board of Education put him in a prominent position to influence what millions of public school children in Texas will learn in their social studies classrooms. The mind still reels at the thought. In any case, […]

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The Lie That Won’t Die

Remember when we told you how Cathie Adams, when she served as head of the far-right group Texas Eagle Forum, arrogantly questioned the religious faith of President Obama? Today we saw a perfect example of why that kind of religious bigotry continues to make the political rounds. The far-right website OneNewsNow — “the day’s stories […]

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