The outrage threshold on the Left

Jim Morin of the Miami Herald has the best editorial cartoon on the Barack Obama – Rick Warren flap I’ve yet seen, and it points out not just hypocrisy but also the interesting threshold for outrage on the Left.

Let’s get this straight.  The Left shrugged at Obama’s twenty years of alliance with a minister who spouted an infamous “God Damn America”.  They sniffed when Jeremiah Wright called 9/11 “America’s chickens coming home to roost”.  They may have even nodded their heads in agreement when the pastor to whom Obama gave over $20,000 in 2006 accused the US government of creating the HIV virus and AIDS as a genocidal tool against people of color.

However, Rick Warren offers public support for a California proposition that keeps marriage defined as his faith prescribes, and suddenly Obama has betrayed their trust.  Really?  They see a one-time association over a 60-second invocation as a betrayal of their values, when Obama’s twenty years with, and significant material support for, a raving anti-American demagogue like Wright didn’t disturb them in the least?

At least we know where their values lie.