So loaded, so varied and so cryptic. So, what’s the answer? They both are committed to making tons of cash off weak-minded, knobby-kneed, caspar milquetoast Christians. Bah-dum-dum!
Don’t believe me? Have you been e-Shopping on his Web site lately? If not, check out the picture and this fun story from a fav-o-link of HiScrivener’s: God’s Politics, and this excerpt from the laudatory e-mail from his campaign:
Great news! We now have faith merchandise available for you to show your support for Barack Obama as a person of faith.
Who needs an ichthus these days? Folk think Obama could be the Messiah anyway, so I suppose a kitschy bumper sticker with some cheeseball, alliterative moniker plastered on it is just as good. What’s wonderfully transparent is the latter sentence in said e-mail:
We’ll soon be rolling out merchandise for other religious groups and denominations, but I wanted to get this out to you without delay.
Now, for those who don’t speak marketing or PR, here’s the translation: We wanted to slam the news with our most effective faith-based advertising, but just in case there are some alienated Muslims, Buddhists, Satanists, Wiccans and Mormons out there waiting to vote for the Second Coming, your sticker is-a-comin’.
Don’t stop there, big guy. You are just getting started with the sellout of America. Let’s see:
- Rockin’ the reefer with Rastafarians
- Hey Scientologists, he hates psychatrists too
- MCC followers, we love change as well. Be it high-heels, drag or make-up.
- Hey McCain, baptize this
- Mennonites get Ob-Amish
Excuse me, all. My phone is ringing. It’s my agent. I have a feeling I’m about to make some “change” (ROCK ME!)