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" 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

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