Thursday, February 5, 2009
Can someone help me figure out what he's up to? Obama is making a mistake with his faith-based initiative. The idea isn't even popular anymore with most social conservatives, and with good reason: do Christians want their tax dollars going to Muslim charities? Or to atheist educational foundations? Probably not. Maybe Obama thinks that the non-believers he apparently tried to mollify by working them into his inauguration won't notice this; and it's not as if the social conservatives are suddenly going to love Obama for this. In any event, this is a big mistake on the Obama administration's part.