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Mar. 19th, 2008 | 04:28 pm
mood: pissed offpissed off
posted by: eyeoftherose09 in political_rage

I can't believe this.

Is America really such a country of sheep, who blindly follow those who happen to have a smooth, coaxing voice?

Nothing Senator Barack Obama said in his "amazing" speech yesterday made any of it better. The bottom line is, he supported a preacher for 20 years. If he's the Christian he said he is (which I have fought to the death with some people over - I defended him on this fact) he goes to church to be fed, to renew the Spirit within him, to hear about God's love. To give his children the experience of the Spirit and the life God promises for us all. How can you go to a preacher for twenty years and, if you're really paying attention, not be influenced by things like this? What kind of preacher preaches hate? And how do you tell your children not to listen? Preachers are, or at least should be, some of the people you can always count on. How do you go home from church after a sermon like that and then say, "Now kids, forget all that he said!"

Doesn't his wife's comment make sense now? About how this is the first time in her adult life that she's proud to be an American? How well this fits in!

Nothing he said changes the fact that he supported a preacher who preaches hate. And if this doesn't bother you Obama supporters, why not the fact that he lied to you? He mislead you. When this first came out during this election he said he had no idea that the preacher had said anything like this at all. Now he says he has had knowledge of it. And of course he did - this isn't the first time this has happened. It happened earlier, a few years back I think, and Obama knew about it. So he lied to you, America, trying to save his own butt. And he has said that this man never gives him political advise. Didn't Obama also say that he never makes a decision without consulting him?

And you may argue church and state, but the preacher broke this by talking about it in his sermons! Isn't the purpose of a Christian life to spread the Word? To convert others to Christianity? In the long run, like oh I don't know ETERNITY, who you voted for in a stupid election isn't really going to matter. Obama said that we've probably all heard some things from our preachers that we disagree with. Actually, no, Senator Obama. That's just you. My preacher doesn't yell at me to hate other races.

But what makes me really angry is his speech. He is a very, very excellent speaker. So is his wife. They have smooth voices, they have a way with words, they know how to get you inspired and energized. He knows this. And what I hate is that he used this to his advantage. He knew that if he told you words of change, that if he could tell you pitying stories of his life, that he could sway America. And what's worse is that America blindly follows. He hasn't erased anything! He knows he can say the word "change" and a huge amount of people will latch onto it, because no one likes where we are right now! He knows he can fool us all, especially those who want him to make it better. Those who dislike Hillary they just want to vote for him to keep her out. So they will hear this and think there's the answer! But it doesn't make it better. It's not the answer.

I don't see how anyone has any respect left for him. He just needs to step down.

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from: cinnamons
date: Mar. 19th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)

When this first came out during this election he said he had no idea that the preacher had said anything like this at all. Now he says he has had knowledge of it.

When it came out, he said he had not heard those remarks in church. In his speech, he said he had heard Wright say some things that could be considered controversial. It's a nuance.

He knew that if he told you words of change...that he could sway America.
Yes, that's true. Obama's words are resonating with Americans. Politicians make speeches, and he happens to be good at it.

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from: flowerbud2
date: Mar. 20th, 2008 06:30 am (UTC)

He's finished in the General Election for sure. He may still become the Dem nominee, but it depends on the numbers for the next several primaries and general polling. He is already dropping in the polls.

Unfortunately, due to the incompetence of the Democratic National Committee and Obama's opposition, Michigan and Florida will not get to revote and cement the legitimacy of their delegates. The Convention will be a disaster and the party divided. Once again, the Democrats manage to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

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from: heartbeatfast
date: Mar. 20th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)

I am so sick of this man. I think Hillary will pull through and become the nominee and I am SO FUCKING GLAD.

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