I know that many who voted for Obama in the primary really believed he would bring "change" to the Democratic Party. That "change", however may not be the kind of change many envisioned when they voted for him.
Obama intends to keep the "faith based office" if he wins the White House. One thing most Democrats agree should have NEVER been started as it mixes church and state in a dangerous way not intended by our forefathers who framed the constitution. It provides funding to organizations that are anti abortion, anti gay.
Obama is now "courting" Bush Evangelicals in a desperate "I'll say or do anything effort" to win the Whitehouse.
This should raise cause and concern with those who supported him. We all know of the many failures of the Bush faith based initiative, the teaching of abstinence only education, and not dealing with sex workers in other countries has resulted in an increase in Aids/HIV in 3rd world counties.
Today Obama was unveiling his approach to getting religious charities more involved in government anti-poverty programs during a tour and remarks Tuesday in Zanesville, Ohio, at Eastside Community Ministry, which provides food, clothes, youth ministry and other services.
"The challenges we face today ... are simply too big for government to solve alone," Obama was to say, according to a prepared text of his remarks obtained by The Associated Press. "We need all hands on deck."
Obama's announcement is part of a series of events leading up to Friday's Fourth of July holiday that are focused on American values.
This ties in with similar remarks he made on April 15th in a televised forum on religion:
"I want to keep the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives open, but I want to make sure that its mission is clear," Obama said in response to a question about his commitment to reduce poverty in America. "It's not to simply build a particular faith community. The faith-based initiatives should be targeted specifically at the issue of poverty and how to lift people up."
It is somewhat interesting at the same 10 days that Michelle Obama spoke before a group of gays and lesbians in which she said:
"We are all only here because of those who marched and bled and died, from Selma to Stonewall, in the pursuit of a more perfect union," she was quoted to say in an Associated Press article.
So Obama is playing a dangerous game with both sides. So is he the Senator/now presidential candidate with the most liberal voting record in the Senate who is a friend of gay rights or is he the conservative Faith Based Candidate?
It would appear he want his cake and eat it too.
It is one thing to move toward the center after the Primaries and before the Election, But it now apears Obama will now say or do anything in a desperate attempt to win the white house, in a fundamental break with main stream and even left wings of the Democratic Party.
Obama supporters, our Democratic Party, Superdelegates, You've been HAD!