Thursday is the annual National Prayer Breakfast, put on by The Family and attended by every president since Eisenhower. Obama should be the first one to skip it and he should do so very conspicuously, publicly declaring that he will not lend the weight of the presidency to an organization that has ties to brutal dictators and has so actively worked to undermine freedom and democracy both here and around the world.
I’m not alone in saying this, of course. AlterNet agrees. So does the group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. Here’s video of CREW’s Melanie Sloan on the Rachel Maddow show saying the same thing:
None of this will sway Obama, of course.