The title of this post is from an article in Science News I’ve bookmarked to read. I just love it’s metaphoric possibilities.
Here’s my opinion about Obama and Rick Warren: When Jon Stewart started inviting conservatives on his show and not only didn’t read them the riot act, he treated them respectfully I was furious. Absolutely furious. But now I like it. It doesn’t mean he agrees with them, and sometimes he will confront them more forcefully, but it’s never in an attack-dog manner. And now conservatives regularly come on his show, and the issues are discussed and every once in a while, there are steps toward a middle ground.
I am tired of all the hate and hostility and divisiveness in our country. We have to start somewhere. A dialogue must be begun. We have to work together.
Look at it this way: how great would it have been if a conservative president had ever invited a gay minister who supported marriage for everyone and civil unions to lead the prayer at one of their inaugurations? I never felt like Bush was my president too. I actually felt like the enemy for eight years. It shouldn’t be that way. If Obama can be all Jon Stewart-y about running the country, I’m for it.