Today, the RW are in a snit over Obama’s have it both ways “Prayer Day”

Moonie Times declares

Obama to be prayer day no-show

Good for him, I thought – until reading the first sentence of the article:

President to sign proclamation, observe privately

Wait a minute! This idiotic “proclamation” was introduced by W in his efforts to court the Christian right. Why must this be continued?

Then I remembered that we now have Jr.jr who also courts Christian right. Who says freedom of choice is a moral issue and women need to decide “prayerfully”. Who promised them money. So, if you are going to give the church power over women’s bodies and tax payers money, why not go with the circus all the way?.

Why not pretend to pray in public – like W did?

It’s like the old joke:

“I will buy tickets to the circus, but I won’t go in. That’ll show them”

In an effort to defend Obama from the RW, Americans United for Separation of Church and state declares

Congress never should have passed a National Day of Prayer law in the first place, and presidents should not take it upon themselves to serve as national pastors and proclaim such religious observances.

I couldn’t agree more! That in itself should have been enough reason to simply ignore the stupid Bush declaration. Instead, when asked – Gibbs replied

“Prayer is something the president does every day,” said Gibbs. “We’re doing a proclamation, which I know that many administrations in the past have done.”

And then, the rest of the “defense” has to do with quotes from the bible about prayer being private.

I don’t care what belief Obama has – or if he has none. He is being Jr.jr on the matter by using religion as a weapon against women and funneling public funds to the Christian Right. Signing a prayer Day proclamation

is just another nod to the wrecking ball aimed at the separation of church and state.

And while choice over their own bodies is such a moral and ethical issue, torture doesn’t seem to be.

It seems that the good Christian men who devised the plans won’t even get in trouble with the bar

It appears John Yoo cannot be disciplined or disbarred for writing those memos, even if the Office of Professional Responsibility says it has evidence he should be.

That’s because OPR’s five-year investigation—carefully timed for release only as Bush was leaving the White House and Obama was coming in—dragged on too long. As a result of that timing, OPR blew the deadline for referring possible misconduct allegations against Yoo.

All righty then. As long as women exercise the right to chose prayerfully….

CNN piles on to help Obama with a poll saying Americans don’t want torture investigations

Fifty-seven percent of those questioned don’t want Congress to investigate Bush officials who authorized those harsh interrogation procedures, with 42 percent calling for action by lawmakers. Fifty-five percent also don’t want a similar investigation by an independent panel.

Alll righty then. Moral issue solved by polling.

And just in case you doubt the reasons CNN came up with such a preposterous poll

“The Obama administration’s recent decisions not to launch an investigation into these matters may sit well with the public overall, but not with members of Obama’s own party,” Holland says. “Most independents and Republicans don’t think it’s a good idea to investigate Bush officials involved in these decisions. But about two-thirds of Democrats support such investigations.”

Silly Democrats! It seems the moribond GOP somehow still determins the media polls…especially in the post-partisan era.

Anyway, the photo that goes with this article is remarkable enough to post.

It could be titled: From the Castle of priviledge”