Obama Gets an A+ for Inviting Rick Warren
Obama’s invitation of Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at the Presidential Inauguration is really a good idea for him and the rest of the country. Obama made a lot of claims during his campaign about how he intended to change the way business was done in Washington. He promised to toss partisanship out the door and usher in a new era of cooperation between the two major parties. I, like everyone else, thought this was mostly a load of crap. However, I am willing to point out when the man does something correct. I may not agree with his politics but so far we have seen Obama explain that he won’t be withdrawing troops nearly as quickly as he promised during the election and now this.
What we have here are two actions that show a man who is willing to change his position when the facts, or his knowledge, change. We have someone who isn’t just talking about crossing party lines but is beginning to show he might actually do it. There are still a lot of promises left to vet. Obama claims he has no intention to push for legislation that reestablishes the federal assault weapons ban, hopefully he is telling the truth. Obviously we will have to wait until he is actually in office but I have hopes that Obama will become a leader that will govern from the middle with consideration for both sides, which is the message of the invitation given to Rick Warren.
I find it interesting so many liberals are angry with Obama over this Rick Warren issue. They don’t seem to understand that as the president of the U.S.A Obama’s job is to represent, and tackle the concerns of, everyone - not just those people who voted for him. I don’t agree with many of his policy ideas but I’ll discuss them as they are implemented and wait to see if he has clever ideas on how to implement his ideas without all of the negative side effects we conservatives like to talk about. If he does well I’ll say so and admit I was wrong. If he doesn’t I’ll point it out and toss in an “I told you so”. This is the same sentiment that can be heard from many conservatives in the media. We may not like his ideas but he is what we got and we will have to make the best of it. Hail to the Chief.