« on: December 22, 2008, 09:44:58 PM »
[And you took the words right out of my mouth because I was just about to make the parallel of this point regarding the decision to have Warren do the invocation. Warren was chosen because, quite frankly, there's an invocation to be given and he is a pastor.
I could be wrong, but I don't believe that Warren is going to take to the stage and start spouting anti-gay sentiment for 60 minutes. He's been asked to come, give a prayer, and sit down. Now if I am grossly underestimating the extent to which Warren's speaking engagement will exist, then I'll be one of the first to sound the alarm b/c for an event like this, it wouldn't make any sense to do anything that departs from giving an invocation.
But this whole controversy speaks to 7S's point, which I think we're going to have to come to terms with which is there will be times when Obama's administration will have to do something that will be unpopular with the Democrats/Black Community/Minority Community/Liberals/etc. I, for one, am ok with that as long as our interests are being looked out for. I don't expect Obama to make every executive decision from the viewpoint of the black community. That's ok. But I can guarantee that there will be many folks within the black community, democratic community, etc. who will be up in arms over the next 4 years over some issue when an Obama policy departs from our ideology/interests. I think people's expectations sometimes are a little unrealistic.
In the great words of the Rolling Stones "you can't always get what you want..."
but you get what you need.
ITA!!!!!!! I totally support the decision to tap Rick Warren for the invocation. ymmv