You really have to marvel at the Religious Right’a willingness to openly lie in order to attack President Obama.
Today on “Wallbuilders Live,” David Barton and Rick Green brought on Tim Goeglein, the former assistant to George W. Bush, to discuss the totally bogus “Obama failed to issue an Easter proclamation” controversy.
During the program, Goeglein repeatedly insisted that President Bush, unlike President Obama, routinely issued Easter proclamations:
Most Americans have a sense that it’s a good thing that the White House and the President recognize the most important feats day in the Christian religion – the day of Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. And yet, my friend, unfortunately the White House this year was silent when it came to a presidential proclamation on that day.
Of course, President Bush as an Evangelical Christian, knew the centrality of putting out an Easter proclamation.
So why is it that the President and the Executive Branch would not just naturally put out a proclamation on the Easter holiday as every president of both parties has done in the contemporary era of the presidency?
So the answer to your question is it’s not just an oversight, it’s just not something that somehow someone dropped the ball. There has to be an internal decision that says, for whatever reason, this White House is not putting out a proclamation on the Easter holiday this year. Those tings are not coincidences; someone made that decision.
Let me just point out that, contrary to Goeglein’s claims, President Bush never once issued an Easter proclamation.
I, for one, am shocked that an admitted plagiarizer like Goeglein would be so cavalier with the truth.