Friday 28 January 2011
Religious Themes & the Continual Right-ward Drift in The State of the Union
Living afar and not hearing it live, I was quite intrigued by reading these two analyses of the State of the Union address by the POTUS earlier this week.
Religion in Politics: "The State of the Future"
And...to highlight all the weirdness and "drift" in the ever-changing landscape of American politics (more easily perceived from a vantage point outside the country, in my personal opinion) I recommend reading Rachel Maddow's assessment. Her thesis: that Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower - if living in America today - would certainly now be considered a radical Lefty!
I look forward to some more conversation about all this, so...any comments from the peanut gallery, for starters?
-Clair in Canberra