Religious Right groups have argued for a long time that a president has to do more than oversee the economy, direct international relations and run the Executive branch. He or she is also expected to set a moral example. During the presidencies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Religious Right groups frequently complained – unfairly, in the view of many Americans – that these two men had failed in that regard.
Earlier this month I criticized some offensive comments about health-care reform made by Richard Land, the top lobbyist for the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).
People who write for blogs or comment on them may be familiar with something called "Godwin's Law." It holds that if an online discussion/debate goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will invoke a comparison to Hitler and the Nazis.