obama-hypeEvidently, Barack Obama didn’t loathe Rick Warren too bad after the much-maligned and -celebrated “Saddleback Forum”, because they are still BFFs… or are they?

According to CNN, President-elect Obama is making tidal waves instead of smooth ripples for his historic inauguration by selecting a friendly face to kick it all off in prayer:

Prominent liberal groups and gay rights proponents criticized President-elect Barack Obama Wednesday for choosing evangelical pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the presidential inauguration next month.

What cracks me up is the uber-liberals are swooning because they think they voted for the wrong guy. Additionally, the mega-conservative is calling up their friends asking, “Is this the same guy we couldn’t stand?”

So, what’s the explanation behind the BarackStar’s actions? Campaigning!

He campaigned for more than two years for the office, and once he got it, he began jocking for the seat in four more years with his cabinet posts, and now this?!

The cat’s a machine – you know, soulless, automated and constantly looking for a power source?

Trust me, Body of Christ, there is nothing sincere about having Rick Warren at that lectern other than the fact Obama will use B-roll in four years to tout his commitment to evangelicals. And it will probably work among the sheep. Obama knows it, Warren knows it and the respective folk’s PR guys know it too.

[It’s] shrewd politics, but if anyone is under any illusion that Obama is interested in advancing gay equality, they should probably sober up now,” Andrew Sullivan wrote on the Atlantic Web site Wednesday.

Oh, for these four years, sober up indeed. But the next four years, unless the Republicans come up with some wunderkind candidate (or you know, unify behind a cause) then sobering is out the window because they will party like it’s 1999 – and drink like the booze costs that much too.

So, um, is there a petition to pray for gout or some such? If so, I may sign that thing.

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