Toon: Obama Defends His Patriotism...
...and takes a big old step to the center, Clinton-style. Yuck. As a big fan of the separation of church and state, his proposal to expand Bush's government funding for faith-based programs has me particularly pissed off. After the Bush years, I want LESS religion in my politics, not more, thank you very much!
Obama does say he won't allow govt-funded religious groups to discriminate based on religion in hiring. But he says nothing about sexual orientation or other non-federally-protected categories. I really hope he's not ok with funding organizations like the Salvation Army that outright refuse to hire gay folks.
I told you I was finding all his change talk a lot harder to believe in. Blech.
Before anyone freaks out on me: calm down, I'm not saying there's no damn difference between Obama and McCain. McCain is a horrible right-wing conservative, and nothing is going to stop me from voting for Obama. And I hope to hell he wins. I just wish I was voting for a real progressive, not a pandering free-trade-loving "bipartisan" Clintonian centrist.
P.S. The sad thing is, I didn't think I'd ever have to draw an Obama-critical cartoon (except for the one I did a while back about how none of the candidates but Kucinich supported marriage equality). And I certainly do plan to spend most of my ink this election season going after McCain. But I was just SO MAD listening to the way Obama was talking this week that I couldn't hold back.