- - Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

You can always tell when it’s election time: President Obama suddenly starts talking about the economy, and, weirdly, God.

The president once said he was going to focus on the economy like a laser beam. Then, he started pushing things like free health care for everyone, and amnesty for all illegal aliens (along with a wide-open border anyone can just walk across). He made the LGBT issue huge (an important issue — to the less than 5 percent of people who are LGBT).


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All of a sudden, though, he’s talking about God, faith, the economy, job training, community college, and most important of all, he’s begging his sycophantic followers to vote on Election Day.

Just yesterday, the president twice figured out a way to work God and faith into his campaign-style speech in Kansas City.

Just after he began, a woman in the balcony stood and called out to the president. “Jesus is the God of Israel. He is fully God,” she said.


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At least according to the pool reporter who was traveling with the president. The White House stenos sent out a transcript that said:

“AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible.)

“THE PRESIDENT: I’m sorry, what are you hollering about?

“AUDIENCE MEMBER: (Inaudible) to God —

“THE PRESIDENT: I believe in God. Thanks for the prayer. Amen. Thank you. (Applause.)

“AUDIENCE: We love you! We love you!” Yes, that the White House stenos heard.

Mr. Obama then segued into a bit about who serves the best barbecue in Kansas City. But not two minutes later, he was back on God and faith. Telling the story of Victor Fugate, a graduate of Evangel University whom he dined with the evening before, the president threw a bone to Christians.

“Victor described how he got through some tough times because of his Christian faith and his determination — which are things that government programs and policies can’t replace.” He threw in a bit more near the end of his speech: “There are good people out here. Everybody is out there trying to do their best, trying to look after their families, trying to raise their kids, trying to give something back — working with their church, working with their synagogues, working with their places of faith.”

In the election cycle, Mr. Obama cares about faith. But not so much any other time, as first lady Michelle recently explained: “We really try to use Sunday as a family downtime where we can kind of breathe and catch up, and maybe take a little nap every now and then, if we’re not working,” she said on in April on a morning talk show. “We could be loungin’ and nappin’,” she added.

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