Hey, don’t laugh.

Remember when you laugh that they prayed for the oil leak to go away? Soon after that, the White House informed us that God has granted 72% of their prayer.

So, why not use these proven methods on the economy as well? This is what startled me this morning

I mean, why should Wall Street bogart it all?

Politico’s headline goes

Faith-based groups get millions from stimulus

How many, you ask? Oh, about a billion and a half

But an analysis by POLITICO found that at least $140 million in stimulus money has gone to faith-based groups, the result of an unpublicized White House decision to spend government money, where legal, supporting religiously-inspired nonprofit groups. And that decision was just the beginning.

Mind you, the entire piece is written from the POV of the Rs, it’s trying to curry their favor

Other observers, though, see more continuity with Bush’s program. Obama’s approach to spending government money on faith-based initiatives has been “almost entirely identical” to the Bush policy, said Robert Tuttle, a professor of law and religion at George Washington University.

And this is viewed as a good thing. Not just by Politico, but by Obama who commissioned this PR


“It is something the Obama administration should get credit for and more people should know about — even if there are some folks on the left who this would disturb,” said Nathan Diament, the director of public affairs at the right-leaning Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations, who also sits on the Faith Advisory Council.

He added that he believed the new White House chief of staff, Pete Rouse, “is looking for new opportunities to highlight policies of the administration that do shatter some of the narratives.”

Hence the writing of this article.

Funny, the ones they used to call Obama’s base aren’t even a target for propaganda anymore.

This piece is addressed to Bush’s base, asking them to appreciate Jr.jr and his “continuum”.

Which frankly is probably more honest that selling “achievements” to the Os. But also totally futile.

On many levels.