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Behold the never-ending effort to portray Obama as godless!

Isn’t there something in the Ten Commandments forbidding the bearing of false witness?

I ask that question simply because countless holier-than-thou extremists of the political right have been complaining for the past few days about the alleged failure by President Obama to give thanks to God in his Thanksgiving statements.

For example, the headline on THIS PIECE on the Fox News Web site reads: “Obama’s God-Less Thanksgiving.” And the story begins with this paragraph:

Yet again, President Obama’s Thanksgiving message eschewed any direct reference to thanking God, making this the fourth straight year in which the President of the United States has ignored the central message of the holiday in favor of political grandstanding.

Actually, some wingnuts seem to be a little confused about this matter. Obama made two separate statements about Thanksgiving this week. One was a formal Thanksgiving proclamation, the other a less formal weekly TV address. The former included several mentions of  God, the latter only one overt reference. But the gist of the right-wing attacks has been that this pseudo-Christian president all but completely ignored the Man Upstairs in his Thanksgiving utterances.

In Obama’s Thanksiving proclamation (full text HERE), he says this:

This day is a time to take stock of the fortune we have known and the kindnesses we have shared, grateful for the God-given bounty that enriches our lives…

When President George Washington marked our democracy’s first Thanksgiving, he prayed to our Creator for peace, union, and plenty through the trials that would surely come…

Let us spend this day by lifting up those we love, mindful of the grace bestowed upon us by God and by all who have made our lives richer with their presence. 

The rest of the proclamation is replete with implied gratitude to God for our “blessings” (as Obama calls them).

The TV address (full text HERE) similarly implies such gratitude to God, mentions our American freedom to worship as we see fit, repeatedly refers to the “blessings” we enjoy and includes this passage:

As Americans, we are a bold, generous, big-hearted people. When our brothers and sisters are in need, we roll up our sleeves and get to work – not for the recognition or the reward, but because it’s the right thing to do. Because there but for the grace of God go I. And because here in America, we rise or fall together, as one nation and one people.

But for the right-wing crazies, it’s just not enough that Obama spoke of “blessings,” and of “God-given bounty,” and of praying to “our Creator,” and of “the grace of God.”

No, no, no! That’s all fakery. The man is a fraud. He’s not really one of us. He’s a foreign-born Muslim.

Wake up, America! The Great Satan is among us!

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19 Comments

  1. The better question is why aren’t you mocking the President for espousing a belief in myths and imaginary people?

  2. The better question is- does Expdoc really practice what he preaches?

  3. Marcus,

    If you explain what you mean I would be happy to answer the question.

  4. Craig KNAUSS

    Perhaps doc would like to explain the basis for his sarcastic comment?

    Pat wasn’t criticizing anyone for having beliefs. Rather he was lambasting the self-righteous types for criticizing Obama (and others) for failing to inject “God” into everything. Can you imagine the furor if Obama really was a Muslim and mentioned Allah in his statements? Or some other non-Judeo/Christian religion and mentioned their deity? Holy crap!

  5. ExpDoc’s statement is correct.

  6. How can Fox news continue to aired. I thought the FCC had oversight on what is said over the airways. If they were to make statements that were blatant lies about a celebrity they would be sued immediately. Is Fox News really a news source or are they the on air version of The National Inquirer? They are the primary reason for division in this country and should be held accountable by the courts.

  7. Brian Opsahl

    This kind of crap comes directly from your friends at Fox lying news. They are trying to stir the pot with their Religious right BS that they preach on a nitely basis. and the worst part is that they have alot of tinfoil hat watchers that beleive what they are a shovlin.

  8. Its great to see our local news taking a left turn. All news networks are biased one way or the other.

  9. Of course Barry isn’t godless — Allah is God by a different name. Barry Soetoro was born and raised as a Muslim. He’s still a Muslim.

  10. Brian Opsahl

    No Michael, thats not true, their is a differance between reporting the news and trying to make the news as Fox doe’s on a nightly basis, I watched both sides and have seen how Fox will twist and turn issues into everything bad for Mr. Obama.

    The day after Thanksgiving Fox kept saying how Mr. Obama has taken God out of Thanksgiving….all day the kept pounding this into there viewers heads…The President mentions God in all his speaches but thats NOT how Fox sees it…!!

  11. Once again Fox News maintains the standard for the critical thinking impaired.

  12. Brian Opsahl

    Bill ….come on is that all you got …really hes a Musslim…again with the tierd old line of hatred…say what you want billy he will be our President for the next 4 years so get used to it…could be worse…it could be Romney or Bush a Mormon or a Texas idiot…really !!

  13. shawnnews

    It’s going to backfire on them big time. Christians against rights, Christians against health care, Christians for low wages, Christians for secession, Christians against science, Christians for fantasy are not the rallying cries for a surviving movement.
    Obama is a convert — but he’s a Democrat so he doesn’t count.

  14. Only narrowminded people watch Fox News and listen to Rush limbaugh where they get brainwashed with hate for the president and all Liberals. Why do the majority of people from Kentucky keep voting for losers in every president’s election???
    The answer read some of the comments here.

  15. Richard LeBlanc

    Barak Obama was raised in a Baptist church. He IS NOT Muslim and never has been. His father was but converted to Christianity later in life but named the President as he did in reverence to his father. That make the President a Christian, not a Muslim. You idiot really need to get your head out of your asses and do a little research before spouting bull crap for all the world to see!

  16. Steve Kingston

    You media people did your part to get this socialist elected. You can shut up and stop trying to make us love him as much as you do. We didn’t want to hear it during the election, and we certainly don’t want to hear it now that he’s been re-elected.

  17. Brian Opsahl

    The blind sheep that follow Fox will repeat everything they accuse him of being, or not being. One day its the idiot Trump, the next day they are calling him a Muslim, the next hes taking God out of Thanksgiving….If your dumb enough to watch Fox your dumb enough to to repeat their lies…sad

  18. All of you dumocrats that spewing hate and discontent should do the research. The Oblammer went to J. (death to america) Wrights church for over 20 years and him and Michelle have shouted DEATH TO AMERICA while in that church. After he was elected ,she made the statement that she finally had some respect for this country.

  19. Richard LeBlanc

    Saw that on Fox News, huh, Gary?!

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