His many slights over the years to Christians, as well as official Administration policies such as the Health and Human Services mandate requiring churches to provide insurance coverage for abortions and birth control, have solidified the unflattering image of the only president to ever vow in his own book to side with Muslims "should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."
But when Obama, in Ireland for the G-8 summit, recently spoke about Catholic and Protestant schools, was he just displaying his usual arrogance and ignorance, or was he firing the opening salvo in a broader fight against Christianity? This is what he said:
"Because issues like segregated schools and housing, lack of jobs and opportunity -- symbols of history that are a source of pride for some and pain for others -- these are not tangential to peace; they’re essential to it. If towns remain divided -- if Catholics have their schools and buildings, and Protestants have theirs -- if we can’t see ourselves in one another, if fear or resentment are allowed to harden, that encourages division. It discourages cooperation."
Obama himself claims to be Christian, but his own church for two decades was a virulent, anti-America, cozy-with-Islam, damn-whitey sort of church that isn't exactly mainstream by any measure. Almost upon entry into the Oval Office, his Department of Homeland Security began spewing reports about the terrorist threat posed by Bible-believing Christians, Jews, military veterans, Tea Partiers and conservatives in general.
His Pentagon recently was caught huddling with Christian-hating atheist Mikey Weinstein to formulate a policy that could see Christian service members, including chaplains, being court martialed for sharing their faith.
Obama apologists are suggesting that the president's Ireland remarks were only speaking about the specific history in that country, but the wording chosen for his prepared speech seems unlikely. By dredging up "segregated schools and housing, lack of jobs and opportunity" and calling them a "source of pride for some," it's clear that Obama is evoking the racist ghosts of his adopted poor-black past, which like everything else about him is a facade for show. Then he is just as clear in his association of Catholic and Protestant schools with the roots of that "division."
The final reveal, though, is the line, "It discourages cooperation."
For Obama, religion is all about power. From what is known of his past from his own books and the little investigative reporting that's been done, it's clear that Obama's motivation for becoming a Christian wasn't some big revelation about what was missing in his life or desire to be a better person; it was his desire to find an "in" with the political power structure in Chicago. Therefore, he hooked up with Jeremiah Wright's church, which was politically connected to all the leftist movers and shakers.
Now that he's president, he only needs to put in the occasional appearance at church to
maintain the image, but his real relationship with Christianity, Judaism and Islam is still based on power. His popularity among liberal Jewish and Christian voters is assumed even while he maneuvers on the international front against Israel. Muslims have for the most part been willing accomplices to his international plans and generous supporters nationally.
Obama's career is all about him. Even as president, his needs and goals supersede the needs of the country. His only real political opposition has ever come from Christians and Jews whose understanding of the Bible leads them to defend conservative or libertarian values.
Thus, they are the enemy, in Obama's mind. When Obama says "cooperation," he really means "cooperation with me."
It's been pointed out by some observers, especially those with psychological training, that if you listen only to the "arc" of Obama's speeches, you miss the real meaning, which is revealed in key phrases and the way he juxtaposes ideas. Because of his clinically narcissistic personality, his speeches are always about him.
His first term's only significant accomplishment was passage of Obamacare, and that's falling apart piece by piece as people begin to realize what a catastrophe it is and always was. His various scandals are weighing down his second term by bringing into the light of day many of his underhanded actions.
Obama thought that greatness once he was in office would be handed to him like everything else in his pampered life, but now he's staring down the possibility of slinking off into history as one of the greatest failures ever to occupy the presidency. And he blames conservatives, particularly Christians, because at every turn they are the only ones calling him on his lies and treacheries. In Obama's mind, Christian and Jewish conservatives stand between him and his rightful deification.
At this point, Obama is like a shark that has been hauled on deck. Though it is gasping for air, it's still thrashing around looking for something to bite.
Time will tell if Obama now means to go after the churches he blames for his own failures.