Right Wing America up in arms over Obama's Snub of "GOD" in His Thanksgiving Address

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  1. asianobserve

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    Obama Thanksgiving Address: Conservatives Upset By Lack Of God Mention
    Huffington Post
    11/25/2011


    Some conservatives are annoyed that President Obama did not mention God during a short Thanksgiving address he made on Thursday. (Watch above.)

    ABC News reports that multiple conservative columnists wrote about what they perceived as an oversight on the president's part. Sherman Frederick at The Las Vegas Review-Journal chided, "Somebody ought to remind Obama (and his speechwriter) that when Americans sit down around a meal today and give thanks, they give thanks to God."

    Fox News columnist Todd Starnes complained that the president's "remarks were void of any religious references although Thanksgiving is a holiday traditionally steeped in giving thanks and praise to God."

    And the Los Angeles Times reports that right-wing corners of Twitter were abuzz over Obama's failure to get religious, with many retweeting Starnes' headline: "Obama Leaves God Out of Thanksgiving Address."

    Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro didn't hold back, tweeting:

    "Unreal that Obama doesn't mention God in Thanksgiving message. Militant atheist. To whom does he think we are giving thanks?"

    In his speech, which clocked in at just over three minutes, Obama delivered a simple holiday message. He said that he and his family, like many Americans, would spend the day "eating great food, watching a little football, and reflecting on how truly lucky we are." He went on to thank military service members who were "eating Thanksgiving dinners far from your families" and Americans who "are taking time out of their holiday to serve in soup kitchens and shelters...this sense of mutual responsibility, the idea that I'm my brother's keeper, that I'm my sister's keeper, has always been part of what makes our country special." He also acknowledged America's tough economic climate and its persistent political gridlock, offering hope that things could improve.

    As Gawker notes, the president did mention God in his 2009 and 2010 addresses.
     
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    Well its just so surreal the way these conservatives group taunt Obama on religion.

    Maybe its no surprise given that 59% of Americans consider themselves as Christians first and Americans second while only 36% consider themselves to be Americans first according to a CNN opinion poll survey

    Poll: For Christians' identity, it's faith first, U.S. second - CNN
     
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    I hope that madman cain becomes the president :thumb:
     
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    Friends don't let friends read the Huffington Post.:namaste:
     
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    That's a Murdoch follower talking.. :namaste:
     
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    Ted Koppel sez:

     
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    The tabloidisation of American TV news media. Well done Mr. Murdoch, you have successfully imported your mastered British rubbish into America!
     

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