It’s already hard to find the news item on the internet front pages of the msm big players. The news is moving fast, I guess.
Another blogger asks, “Has Obama seen the light or is he ditching old friends since they’re politically opportune?”
What Gerald seems to be saying is that the senator may be cutting ties because the current situation may be less tenable politically. I suppose I don’t see a problem with that. I’ve known people who have left parishes for far more frivolous reasons.
What amuses me are comments like this:
(Obama) doesn’t know who he is or what he stands for because he’s always changing his identity in reaction to political pressures.
It’s a convenient world to live in when everything is win-win. This, for a party that clings to 28%, and should be grateful for Constitution Article One, Section Three and gerrymandering that they hold something more than 28% of Congress.
I’ll concede John McCain has dealt with his own fault in the failure of his first marriage. There’s a degree of honor in that, perhaps that we didn’t see in other Republican leaders on the national stage. But among Republicans, I have to laugh at the notion that changing churches for political advantage is a problem. I think about all the first wives (and a few seconds) who have been left behind after their political worth is depleted. John McCain blamed his own immaturity for a failed first marriage. But there was a lot of help at the start side of his own political career from wife #2, her family, and that family’s contacts.
For a constituency that stands on “family values” as much as it does, you’d think there would be more circumspection on the issue of making changes that might indicate a lack of character.