Well, what else did you expect? The entire night of Oscar celebrations was mostly politic-free, except for a lame attempt by Bill Maher, which went over like a lead ballon. Then comes on Sean Penn, winning for his movie Harvey Milk. Then comes the anti-Prop-8 and conservative bashage. Predictable? Yes.
So don’t be surprised when you hear this pathetic diatribe. And aren’t you comfortade of our election of an “elegant” president? Sean is and things we should be. Does elegance a good president make? I think not. But apparently that’s the package that Hollywood has bought and are obviously satisfied with. Me? I want a bit more proof of competence. Oh, yeah, and I’m still waiting on that one.
Well, that’s according to the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, who was on Morning Joe today to discuss the pros and cons of Obama’s selection of Pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at PEBO’s inauguration in Washington D.C. I won’t go into detail about what I think; I’ll just let you read the transcript I prepared. Trust me.. this one’s a doozy! I will say that the transcript begins right after Pat Buchanan is asking Jonathan if he thinks activist judges should make decisions for the country, instead of the people making those decisions.
CAPEHART: As an African-American, Iâ€™m perfectly fine with so-called activist judges trying to get people to do the right thing.
BUCHANAN: When you say â€˜do the right thing,â€™ who decides whatâ€™s the right thing? The voters in 30 states have said â€˜no, itâ€™s the wrong thing,â€™ and you get some unelected judge says itâ€™s the right thing. Who decides?
CAPEHART: And during the civil rights movement you had the people that if, given the opportunity to vote whether African-Americans should have the right to vote, the right to be full American citizens, they would have voted against it. Were it not for judges saying â€˜this is what you must do,â€™â€¦
The topic of discussion was Besen’s perceived hypocrisy and outrage at Rick Warren’s presence at the inauguration because of his “homophobia” and alleged hatred of gays. He accused Rick Warren of just as much.
This was quite a spirited discussion, and I’m sure you will enjoy it. It’s especially interesting when Wayne Besen compares Pastor Warren to Reverend Jeremiah Wright. You’ve GOT to be kidding me!