Not that I would watch the speech (I’ll read it) and I definitely will not be using my TiVo, nevertheless the White House picked an unfortunate night to talk to all Americans about healthcare. Many, many Americans across the eastern and central time zones will either be just leaving church or in the middle of Wednesday night services during Obama’s speech tonight.
Appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America, Obama said:
“We’re going to be providing a much more detailed plan,” Obama said, but he wouldn’t give a preview – “because I want everybody to tune in.”
Everybody except those of us who regularly attend Wednesday night church services. In fact a look at Obama’s former church’s website shows that Trinity United Church of Christ will begin their Wednesday night praise/prayer service at 7:14 pm.
The White House website states that the guiding principle of for the family is:
A strong nation is made up of strong families. Every family deserves the chance that so many of our parents and grandparents had – to make a better future for themselves and their children. Strong families will always be front and center of President Obama’s agenda.
Many of America’s strong families attend Wednesday night church services and these families definitely want to make a better future for themselves and their children.
It appears as though strong churchgoing families are not “front and center of President Obama’s agenda.”
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