What is it about Democrats? Republicans bend over backwards to mollify their base, even if they don’t deliver for it. Bush went so far as to talk in code to the religious whackjobs who he was conning.
So what does Obama do? He hasn’t even been sworn in and he has offended a major constituency, the gay community, by choosing a homophobic preacher to give the invocation at his inauguration. The gay community is up in arms, and they are absolutely right. This is a gratuitous slap in the face to a group that gave Obama wholehearted support.
Would it have been impossible for Team Obama to find a preacher that believes in the worth of every human being? You know, a true Christian? Or, alternatively, someone who was not quite so visibly involved in the Proposition 8 campaign in California.