One of the most comical things that I’ve witnessed over the years concerning Republicans and President Obama is they often use their own fear-mongering and lies as “evidence” for why Americans don’t trust this president. They’ve literally spent years doing everything they can to dishonestly tear President Obama down, only then to turn around and blame him for the distrust many Americans have for his administration.
They’ll make up a lie, push it through the right-wing media – then whine and complain that the “liberal media” isn’t as concerned as they are about the propaganda they’re trying to push.
It’s just absurd.
Well, one of the biggest tactics many Republicans have used since 2008 is to either directly or indirectly claim that President Obama might not be a Christian. Even though there’s literally no evidence at all linking him to any other religion other than Christianity. Heck, he randomly broke out into singing Amazing Grace while giving the eulogy at a funeral for one of the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina shooting.
Not only that, but he attends Christian church services and has made references to his own Christian faith while in office.
Again, there’s literally no evidence to suggesting that he’s a follower of any faith other than Christianity.
Well, despite that fact, it’s still not uncommon to see Republicans flat-out refuse to say whether or not they believe President Obama is a Christian.
Take for instance GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker who said he wasn’t sure if the president was a Christian when he was asked about Obama’s faith during a Koch-funded event over the weekend.
“I don’t know,” Walker said. “I presume he is.”
That’s called “I’m not sure how to answer this while still pandering to conservative voters.” At first he says he isn’t sure, then sort of backtracks without really committing to a solid “yes” or “no.”
But it was his reasoning for not knowing if President Obama is a Christian is what I found ridiculous.
“You’re not going to get a different answer than I said before,” Walker stated “As someone who is a believer myself, I don’t presume to know someone’s beliefs about whether they follow Christ or not unless I’ve actually talked with him.”
So, I guess using that “logic” Walker isn’t sure whether or not Ronald Reagan (his idol) was a Christian either, right? I mean, he most likely never spoke to Reagan personally as far as we’re aware, so how could he possibly determine his political icon was a Christian since, you know, he and Reagan probably never spoke about the late president’s faith?
Do you see how stupid that “logic” is?
But this was just Walker’s way to try to appease the knuckle-dragging conservatives who believe President Obama is a Muslim who’s actually conspiring with aspects of radical Islam to bring down the United States, while still trying to avoid directly saying, “No, I don’t think he’s a Christian.”
These comments not only show the petty nature of many conservatives, but they also show the cowardice of Scott Walker. At a moment when he could have still been the same far-right Republican he’s been his whole career, only at least one brave enough to not pander to the far-right when it comes to pointless fear-mongering about President Obama’s religion, he was too spineless to even do that.
And if you’re that much of a coward, then you have no business being the President of the United States.