There is a difference between saying to someone “my understanding of Christian faith is different from yours on this issue” and saying “we don’t believe the same thing, so you must not be a Christian.
From the article:
We find that President Obama is the most ideologically moderate Democratic president in the post-war period…
one of the reasons that many of the president’s partisan opponents make the claims that they do is not because Obama is more left-leaning than recent Democrats, but it is because Republicans have become more right-leaning. In other words, the relative vantage point between the parties at the moment is due not to a leftward lurch by the Democrats, but by a rightward move by the the Republicans.
Image source and link to article: http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/how-liberal-is-president-obama/
“The point, of course, is not to suggest that Obama is a secret Republican, though I suspect the president respects his conservative predecessor. Rather, I think Obama uses Reagan’s name to reinforce a larger point about just how far today’s Republican Party has strayed from its mainstream past. President Obama, in other words, is laying claim to a Reagan legacy the GOP no longer wants.”
Image source and link to article: http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/01/18/16584621-obama-claims-reagan-legacy-as-his-own
While I disagree on his economic stances, I’m really coming to admire Chris Christie – a passionate, reasonable Republican who really does seem to put people above politics.
Even more shocking than the Muslim/birther controversy, turns out Obama is really a Republican! (And this is coming from a conservative source!)
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