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Obama delivers very Christian message at Christmas tree lighting
President Obama and his family at the Thursday night tree lighting.
December 1st, 2011
10:12 PM ET

Obama delivers very Christian message at Christmas tree lighting

By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

(CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered an unusually stark Christian message at the White House Christmas tree lighting Thursday night, saying Christ's message "lies at the heart of my Christian faith and that of millions of Americans."

"More than 2,000 years ago, a child was born to two faithful travelers who could find rest only in a stable, among the cattle and the sheep," Obama said at the tree lighting ceremony, a longstanding White House tradition.


"But this was not just any child," Obama continued. "Christ’s birth made the angels rejoice and attracted shepherds and kings from afar. He was a manifestation of God’s love for us."

Obama has been more public and specific about his religious beliefs since polls last year showed that only a minority of Americans know he is Christian. Last Easter, Obama got unusually specific about his beliefs on Christ's resurrection at a White House prayer breakfast.

Some conservative Christian leaders have questioned Obama's Christian faith, even though Obama got his start in politics through church-based political organizing and has written about accepting Jesus in his 20s.

Last month, South Carolina Christian conservative leader Bob Jones III told a reporter “I’ve no reason to think (Obama is) Christian."

“Some people will say whatever they think the politically helpful thing would be,” Jones said. “I say, ‘Where is the evidence that he is a Christian?’ ”

In his remarks at Thursday's tree lighting, Obama said that Jesus "grew up to become a leader with a servant’s heart who taught us a message as simple as it is powerful: that we should love God, and love our neighbor as ourselves."

"So long as the gifts and the parties are happening, it’s important for us to keep in mind the central message of this season," he said, "and keep Christ’s words not only in our thoughts, but also in our deeds."

- CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

Filed under: Barack Obama • Christianity • Christmas

soundoff (2,184 Responses)
  1. Alex

    @ Conservatives: I yearn for a time when people didn't hate a man just because they disagreed with him.

    @ Atheists: For such "rational" people, you sure like to pointlessly ridicule the belief of others. Seems counter productive to me.

    December 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm |
    • Real Deal

      Alex, Sometimes the ridicule is done out of total frustration, but sometimes it is a valid method for highlighting bad thinking:

      “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act upon them; and no man ever had a distinct idea of the trinity. It is the mere Abracadabra of the mountebanks calling themselves the priests of Jesus.”
      ― Thomas Jefferson

      (but yes, sometimes it is also done for entertainment, and sometimes just out of meanness)

      December 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
    • warmesTghosT

      Their disgusting, hateful and hypocritical beliefs deserve ridicule for the blatant lies that they are. If you're willing to believe in something that's patently false, I'm more than willing to go out on a limb and tell you that you're ignorant and wrong.

      Any takers?

      December 2, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      "Unsubstantiated claims merit unsubstantiated criticism."

      Richard Dawkins

      December 3, 2011 at 5:02 am |
  2. Nigle

    This was a MOSLEM message about Jesus not a Christian one. Moslems view Jesus as "a manifestation of God's love for us" but not as The Only Son of God. They will say that Jesus was a great prophet but will not acknowledge that He was God walking among us. The only reason this Moslem (Obama) can get away with this sleight of hand is because the CNN reporter doesn't know much if anything about Christianity (where Jesus says "I am the light, the Truth, and the way and ONLY through me may you reach the Father") or Islam (which is replete with examples of Mohammed lying and deceiving to achieve his ends – with the slaughter at Mecca being only one example).

    The Fraud is Obama who is willing – with the express approval of his religion (Islam) – to lie and deceive to achieve his/their ends. It is so unfortunate that we as a nation are so spiritually illiterate that he can get away with this.

    By the way, before you hit the "comment" button to argue with this post – go read the Bible and the Koran. Until you've done that don't show your stupidity by writing about "hate" or "judgment" or whatever that you've been told is in the Bible on the one hand or about the "peaceful religion" that is Islam. God by definition can not hate his children – ALL of us – though He can be saddened by our willingness to deny him. And Mohammed's construct, Islam, is and has always been a belief system built on hatred of everyone who is not a Moslem – who must either be converted or killed.

    December 2, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
    • George

      Obama is more likely an atheist than a muslim.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
    • Alex

      It's been long established that he is in fact a Christian. But does it really matter if he was a Muslim? I think it would be kind of cool, first Muslim president and all. Plus, what does his religion have to do with his politics?

      December 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  3. George

    The Christian majority needs to stand up for itself. We need to be heard. The atheists are a small minority, but they are very vocal. Christians should take a lesson from them and be just as vocal.

    December 2, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
    • Maya

      Christians aren't vocal? Tell that to the ones who stupidly insist that separation of church and state is a myth, want to plaster the Ten Commandments all over every public building, who insist that educators and public figures must say that America is a "Christian nation" and was founded on Christianity (despite plenty of historical evidence to the contrary), who inserted God into our Pledge of Allegiance and slapped him on money, who insist that their religious organizations should receive preferential treatment and government funding, demand that private businesses say "Merry Christmas"... do I need to keep going?

      Non-theists may be a minority, but that doesn't make their rights any less than those of individuals who belong to the majority. Our whole system is designed to ensure that. The minority of us that are vocal are vocal because those who would see our rights taken away are far more vocal. The Christ-mongerers (and I'm not referring to all Christians, just a particularly odious percentage of them) would see us all treated as second-class citizens or just deported entirely. If you were facing that kind of mentality, you'd be vocal too.

      Happy holidays.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
    • Rob

      Well said Brother!

      December 2, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
    • Rob

      That well said is directed to George

      December 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
    • Chris

      Maya-dunno where ya came from? but looks like you need a good lesson on the history before you spout your ignorance about the Christian foundation.

      btw., It is MERRY CHRISTMAS! take your pc to where ya came from.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
    • warmesTghosT

      Maya –

      I've learned that reasoning with fundamentalist theists is impossible, as their beliefs clearly mandate the validity of the implausible.

      Essentially, people like this aren't capable of holding an intelligent conversation because they are willfully ignorant (at least).

      Xenophobes like this are the best argument against the Abrahamic religions.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • George

      @Maya

      Hyperbole much? No one is seriously suggesting that atheists be deported unless you are counting a few people ticked off by atheists coming on a belief blog and putting down the beliefs of the religious. Last time I checked, atheists were not considered second-class citizens.

      Yes, Christians must rise up to prevent a minority from imposing its value system on the majority. If you don't think the minority is trying to impose itself on the majority, just look at this board. Atheists derail every discussion among believers about religion.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
    • johnfrichardson

      @Chris Why did the arch Christian Puritans ban Christmas during the interregnum in the UK? Why was it not a legal holiday in the US till 1870 or in Scotland till 1967?

      December 3, 2011 at 5:01 am |
  4. Bob

    Now, now, fred, you still haven't escaped the question, after all your dodging. Here we go again. We're on to you:

    Buck up and answer yes or no for a change. No feints and no stories: do you condemn the eternal torture that your god metes out for even minor transgressions during a short mortal life?

    Answer up. Yes or no. It's smack down time on your sicko Christian beliefs.

    December 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
    • George

      Well, I'm not fred, but I will answer. NO! I do not condem anything that God in his infinite wisdom chooses to do. Without hell there would be no justice. But God does not condemn people to eternal torture. He has given us an out through Jesus, our Lord and Saviour. If WE choose not to believe in HIM, we have thrown ourselves into hell.

      December 2, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
    • nwatcher

      Sorry Bob, but if God is who he says He is, then neither you nor fred get to decide if His choice of punishment is appropriate. You do have a choice to accept his forgiveness for your little (or big) transgressions and live forever. Or, your other option would be to roll the eternity dice and choose to take your chances with – yes – eternal punishment.

      Then again, if you don't believe any of that God stuff, why are you wasting your time trying to formulate an argument to disprove something you don't believe exists at all anyway – kinda strange pass-time some responders have here....

      December 2, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
    • Maya

      Any deity who coerces people to worship him by threatening punishment doesn't deserve to be worshipped. A true supreme being would have perfect moral reasoning and would be able to convince people to follow him with a non-coercive, rational argument. The God of the Bible was modeled after those who created him, barbarians who saw humanity as evil and believed that the only way people could behave was under threat of violence. The God of the Bible is a sadistic trickster who created man's rational mind, then ordered him to ignore it and worship him, or burn.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
    • fred

      Bob,
      Hell is reserved for Satan and his demons we know this for certain. Now, think about it, Satan actually enjoys the things of hell or at least thinks he does. It sounds to me like our loving God gives them exactly what they were seeking.
      Consider Jesus and the torture he took on out of his love. Jesus is called the good shepherd, wonderful counselor, savior, and redeemer. Jesus is the radiant glory of God who says “in my fathers’ house are many rooms and I have gone to prepare one for you”. Oh, if I could gather you as a hen gathers her chicks. Then there is that criminal on the cross who mocked Jesus to his dying breath and Jesus said nothing to him.
      The question is not is it right for Jesus torture you but, Bob when will you stop torturing Jesus and yourself. How much more will Jesus take on from man, have we not done enough. How about we stop this eternal torture we put Christ through every day.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
    • johnfrichardson

      Fred, the question is whether eternal torture is right or wrong. Clearly, it is wrong. Just say it.

      December 3, 2011 at 5:03 am |
  5. fred

    AtheistSteve Please accept my apologies I may have spoken to soon regarding your math computations. After reading these posts I conclude that Christians and Atheists have the same probability of getting into Heaven

    December 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      For once I agree with you Fred. But I'm a bit confused...I didn't post any math here in this post...just my opinions.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:52 pm |
    • fred

      AtheistSteve
      Oh, looks like that post was on Wednesday. You used all the various gods over time as the denominator saying they approached a near infinate number. The probability was 1/infinate for belivers vs a null set of gods for atheists.

      December 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
    • fred

      That would be infinite..............

      December 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm |
    • johnfrichardson

      Fred, you are still assuming that any god that might exist (a) is offering eternal life to anyone, whether that life be bliss, misery or just more of the same mixed bag we experience during our natural lives and (b) predicates whether you get eternal life and , if so, what sort of what you BELIEVE. Neither assumption is obviously true. Indeed, they seem pretty tenuous to me!

      Also, IF Yahweh of the Old Testament is indeed the one true god, I would think he'd consider it the highest blasphemy to call him merely one third of some sort of three headed monster god, sharing equal status with a HUMAN and some "holy spirit" that is so ill-defined that it lacks even the vestiges of a personality. I could see Yahweh forgiving even Muslims for any theological deviations from that which is set out in the OT, but not Christians. Jews and Muslims are true monotheists with that one truly true god being the god of Abraham. Christians after the first one or two centuries after Jesus have tended to deviate strongly from true monotheism, all their silly word play notwithstanding. I could even see Yahweh forgiving non-believers before he forgave people who actively believed that he is merely one third of this strange hydra-headed Christian god. Of course, no one can know, which is why any god that does judge on the basis of belief is a creep unworthy of worship.

      December 3, 2011 at 5:13 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      Yes Fred but I think by your comment above that you might have misunderstood. The atheist side isn't a null set it's the null hypothesis.
      So a theist says "God created the universe" <= hypothesis
      Atheists say "God had nothing to do with creating the universe" <=null hypothesis

      December 3, 2011 at 5:22 am |
  6. Olivia / NJ

    America was founded by Christians.... please LOOK IT UP. In God We Trust is U.S. motto

    December 2, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Wrong dimwit...In God We Trust wasn't used before 1956. Is America 55 years old?

      December 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
    • Maya

      Assuming for the moment that what you say is true (it is rather misleading, but we'll assume it for the moment), the rationale you are offering is rather laughable. You are implying that because the country was founded by Christians, we should all be Christians, or at least we organize our society to conform to Christian beliefs. Well, our country was also founded by slaveowners (who were almost invariably Christian). So, by your logic, we should reinstate slavery.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  7. Jew

    33% (1/3) people in the world are Christians. Protestant, Orthodox and Catholics are Christians, this includes mormons and Jahovas Vitness. Jews are NOT Christians. I never heard anyone say that Jews are Christian

    December 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      That's when they refer to america as a Judeo-Christian nation. You get lumped in too. Besides you are both worshipping the same God of Abraham.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
    • warmesTghosT

      You're right, Jews are not Christians.

      Christians are Jews, though. Just a sect with slightly differing beliefs.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:50 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      "33% (1/3) people in the world are Christians"

      So that means 2/3 of the people in the world think they're WRONG. So if we're playing majority numbers are winners then all Christians LOSE.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm |
    • MAJORITY always WINS

      Atheisteve had bragged:

      "33% (1/3) people in the world are Christians"

      "So that means 2/3 of the people in the world think they're WRONG. So if we're playing majority numbers are winners then all Christians LOSE."

      Sorry Fred but our topic here is Obama and America NOT the world. And NOBODY claims that this is a Christian World.

      On the other hand the American Religious Identification Survey says and I quote,

      "75% of Americans call themselves Christian"

      Hence, 3/4 of Americans agree that,......AMERICA is a CHRISTIAN NATION!

      Atheiststeve, YOU LOSE! Sorry for breaking to you the news.

      December 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      @MAJORITY always WINS
      Nope you're still wrong. It's a secular nation mostly full of christians.

      December 3, 2011 at 5:56 am |
  8. Laceibita

    Give the man a break. He is actually 10 times better than any of the clowns in the GOP.
    If you don't believe me, mention one candidate that is worth serious consideration.
    The Arellano sick, crazy, or both.

    December 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • warmesTghosT

      Honestly I'd like to hear what Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman want to say. The MSM gives them no airtime and doesn't consider them legitimate candidates for the Republican primary. Scary that our news media gets to dictate who is and who is not a serious candidate for us to decide on.

      I'm not saying I'd vote for either of them over Obama, merely that I wish to hear their stated platforms and policies.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:36 pm |
  9. Jew

    I am Jew and I feel that USA is a Christian country, otherwise Christmas Day wouldn't have been a federal/state holiday, and Good Friday wouldn't be a holiday in 11 states. We never had any non-Christian/Deism presidents. But I do agree atheist need to SHUT UP and leave God's people alone! They should keep their stupid beliefs to themselves

    December 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Well now see...that's the problem. If all you religious nuts kept YOUR mouths shut we wouldn't have a problem. I can't through a single day without having some stupid religious remark, ad, icon, prayer etc, shoved in my face. So now the shoe is on the other foot and we will be in YOUR face from this day forward. Believe me...we aren't going anywhere.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
    • Jew

      Steve: Why don't you just ignore whatever you see.... why can't us religious people wear and show whatever you want, and you keep your belief and faith to yourself? Too bad you live in a nation where 90% believe in God unfortunately – something you can't avoid unless you move to middle of nowhere. We're sick and tired of atheist ruining our rights!!

      December 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm |
    • Chris

      If you are tired of seeing Christian/Jewish symbols then MOVE out! We have freedom of religion in America

      December 2, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      And I have the freedom to express my non-belief. Eat that.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • George

      @atheistSteve

      Yes, you have the freedom to express your unbelief. But my question is why do you come onto a "Belief Blog" to express it? Do you really think you will win people over in this place? What you generate is hatred for yourself and other atheists. Coming on here and ticking a bunch of religious people off just pushes them to become politically active to fight against you.

      I don't care what you believe or don't believe. I believe that that is between you and the God you don't believe in. I'm not going to change your mind. Nobody here is going to change your mind. But you should realize that you are not going to change anyone's mind here also.

      December 2, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
    • Maya

      You keep your beliefs to yourself, and I'll keep mine to myself. Since you've already violated that with your post, I guess I don't have to.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
    • johnfrichardson

      @Jew Reread the first amendment, idiot. You are getting a remarkable number of fundamental facts about our political system wrong.

      December 3, 2011 at 5:17 am |
  10. Steve

    Merry Christmas your atheist 😉

    December 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm |
    • warmesTghosT

      Happy holydaze.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
  11. Steve

    Atheist are devils... they have no faith and life that they are anti-religious people..... feel bad for the brainwashed n00bs

    December 2, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
  12. AMERICA = CHRISTIAN COUNTRY

    I'm sick and tired of these atheist... they are ruining our country and should be exported

    December 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      See below numbskull.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • fred

      Even thought increasing our exports would help our economy in the short run there would be some long term problems. Given the higher IQ of this group the next average IQ of Americans would drop. Back to the drawing board.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm |
    • Maya

      Stupid, self-righteous people should be exported.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • fred

      AtheistSteve
      How did you know I was going to post right under yours? Now your clairvoyant.

      December 2, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
  13. Jennifer

    WHOEVER DOES NOT ACCEPT CHRIST AS HIS LORD & SAVIOUR SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE A U.S. CITIZEN! Period. America is a Christian country – don't like it? MOVE!

    December 2, 2011 at 8:25 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      I'm not gonna do it but be prepared to be shot down for your idiotic, completely false statement.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm |
    • Steve

      Where's the LIKE button?! AMEN. America was founded by Christians and 3.5/4 Americans are Christians :))

      December 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Funny how in another article you're all shooting each other down as NOT being Christian. Mormons aren't , Jehovahs aren't, Jews aren't, catholics aren't, baptists aren't...etc...etc...I guess it only counts when you need to bump up your national numbers...THEN everybody who has some supersti.tious belief is a Christian. Hypocrite much?

      December 2, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
    • warmesTghosT

      It's literally impossible to tell when it's Poe's Law and when it's a real, honest to God Christian. It's hilarious. If you people are serious, you are the best arguments against your own religion. Keep it up.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • Random, Damn these people wont let me go guy!

      And by the way "Jennifer" your whole point right there, right there makes you unAmerican. The reason why you ask? ill tell you the reason why: because it goes against the first amendment of the United States of America. So I'd like to see your long form birth certificate young/old/cadaver lady or young man you know, is your right to be called Jennifer if your previous name was John (do you know that right Jennifer? do you? is the right to be who ever you want and be who ever you want to be, because the great nation of America allows you tooo... MORON!)

      December 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm |
    • Maya

      Since you have such obvious contempt for the First Amendment, perhaps you are the one who should seek another country.

      December 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
    • Jenifer's lawer

      @atheisteve

      Is that a threat?

      December 2, 2011 at 11:10 pm |
    • johnfrichardson

      @"Jenifer's lawer" Did you get your law degree at Liberty U or something? Most lawyers know how to spell "lawyer"!

      Meanwhile, I suspect Atheist Steve meant something more like "be prepared to have your position/argument shot down".

      December 3, 2011 at 5:22 am |
    • AtheistSteve

      Not a threat...it was a prediction. One that was filled nicely by Random and Maya.

      December 3, 2011 at 5:32 am |
  14. John Thomas

    No one believes 0bama any more, let alone CNN and the rest of the Treason-Media.

    December 2, 2011 at 8:16 pm |
  15. dinak

    God Forbid if GW Bush dared mention Christ in any official speech. The left and the media are such hypocrites.

    December 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      You're kidding right? Dubya once said that he didn't consider atheists to be patriots. He spouted so much religious garbage from his podium he was in danger of putting Pat Robertson to shame.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
    • Clarifying

      Steve,

      That wasn't Dubya - it was his father. The statement has never been verified, but George, Sr. has never denied saying it.

      December 2, 2011 at 9:47 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      I stand corrected. It was indeed Bush sr.

      December 3, 2011 at 5:45 am |
  16. AtheistSteve

    I don't care what Obama believes with regard to religion. It's evident he doesn't allow his faith to affect his policy decisions and that's a good thing. Personally I think he's a closet atheist or at least an agnostic and is only pandering to the right wing fundies by spouting religious plati.tudes to curry favor for the upcoming election. Heck I'd do it too if I was running because that's the only way to win votes from the Christards in country.

    December 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
    • Random guy again, again, again, one more time!

      Preach or amen ... hallelujah? (I can never get the religion thing right); But spot on Steve, spot on!

      December 2, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
    • fred

      AtheistSteve
      Based on your math there is greater probability that Obama will burn in hell than you will. Suggest you reconsider the denominator. A null set is not the same as zero. At this moment you have a zero probability of getting into heaven while Obama’s probability is something greater than zero assuming the Christian Bible is accurate.
      You could improve your odds by becoming an agnostic. That would give you a chance in hell.
      Repent!

      December 2, 2011 at 8:10 pm |
    • AtheistSteve

      Lower the dosage Fred...you're not making any sense.

      December 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
    • Random, Damn these people wont let me go guy!

      I like Fred, Fred is good, Fred is the type of person that just think you can go to hell just because he knows that. Fred is the hell gate keeper...

      December 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
    • Mirosal

      How can one go someplace that doesn't even exist? No one had even heard of a "hell" until Xtianity appeared. Not he Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Norse, Native Americans, Hindu, Buddhists ... no one. Just another way to instill fear into gullible illiterate peasants and control every aspect of their lives.

      December 3, 2011 at 5:48 am |
    • TruthPrevails

      Hell=Fear Factor christian style

      December 3, 2011 at 6:07 am |
    • Mirosal

      Doesn't work on me lol ... I fear no "god" or "devil" .... I have to laugh whenever I'm told by a gullible sky-fairy disciple that I'm going to 'burn' for my lack of belief. By sending people to a place of suffering because they go against what this 'god' says, then this 'god' is no better than Hitler or Stalin. Yes, you DID read that last sentence correctly. It can't work on me because I am literate, and not a peasant.

      December 3, 2011 at 6:16 am |
  17. warmesTghosT

    Isn't it humorous that when our previous Christian president went galloping off into the deserts on the other side of the world, murdered a hundred thousand or so arabs and plunged our country (and the rest of the world) into a New Depression based on a LIE, the Christians didn't say a damn thing.

    So funny I'm crying.

    December 2, 2011 at 7:55 pm |
  18. Hairbear

    Our President has been talked about, spit on called a lie and disrespected from day one. I'm ashamed of the way this man of god has been treated. I go back to Jesus on the cross I have no doubt this man is a true believer. I pray for him and his family every night.

    December 2, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  19. Random guy again, again, again, one more time!

    Conservatives, stop trying to burn a cross in front of POTUS house or may I say YOUR President. Give the guy a break, why don't you go to one of your GOP leaders and cheer their moronic behaviors and way of thinking.
    Sincerely,
    a Democrat that knows Obama will remain in power for 2012 and Democrats will take over the house (that is sincerely a mess, i mean the baby sitter we left there, Boehner what d*ck. We should of give the Job to Betty White).

    December 2, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  20. K3Citizen

    Why is it that the republicans think God is only on their side?

    December 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
    • Random guy again, again, again, one more time!

      Oh wow, someone that understand me... yay!

      December 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
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