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Not Hillary; OBAMA

July 31, 2007

I can only stand and applaud:

“When you have pastors and television pundits who appear to explicitly coordinate with one political party; when you’re implying that your fellow Americans are traitors, terrorist sympathizers or akin to the devil himself; then I think you’re attempting to hijack the faith of those who follow you for your own personal or political ends,” the freshman Illinois Senator said at The Brody File…

“For my friends on the right, I think it would be helpful to remember the critical role that the separation of church and state has played in preserving not only our democracy but also our religious practice,” Obama wrote to Brody, pointing to early American leaders who fought to include the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

He went on, “Whatever we once were, we’re no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of non-believers.”
- The Raw Story: Obama defends his stand on Christians “hijacking faith”

That’s telling it like it is. 

Let’s see; so far Obama has called Hillary “Bush-Cheney Lite”, he’s gone to Detroit to tell the auto industry and the unions to get up off their asses and compete, he’s opposed the war from the beginning, he’s told the education establishment to stop coddling 8th graders, he’s told coddled 8th graders to expect a long road to success, and brought both Republicans and Democrats to task for putting their partisan interests ahead of those of the whole country and the world.

And that’s just the stuff I know about. He’s not a ‘gut player’, he has guts which is a very different thing.  And (not to sound too anatomical) brains and heart, too.

We need to be on a high road if we want to shine our light out to the world.  It’s time we started showing the rest of our troubled planet that there really are American ideals.  We can’t expect the warring factions of the Middle East to accept pluralism if we can’t handle it here. 

And for anyone impressed by Hillary’s “toughness” I don’t see her deliberately challenging her audiences like that.  Any of the poll-driven, pandering simpering political dress-up dolls running against him even in the same class?  Compared to him, they were all held back. 

from SEB

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  1. kay
    July 31, 2007 at 23:31 | #1

    If he makes the ticket he’s got my vote for Pres. I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve seen and heard so far. He’s got guts, imo, which is sorely needed (not to be confused with bluster and bravado).

  2. August 1, 2007 at 09:38 | #2

    As I’ve said for the last year Obama/Governator 08 …

  3. August 1, 2007 at 09:40 | #3

    I’m reasonably sure there isn’t time to change the US constitution before then.  But I agree with the sentiment.

  4. August 1, 2007 at 11:05 | #4

    He does make more sense that Hillary but I am still afraid of him. For some reason he reminds me of a ‘sleeper’ in one of Clancy’s conspiracy novels..

  5. August 1, 2007 at 11:23 | #5

    Possible, but hopefully that risk is small. Maybe that’s just the unfamiliar feeling of a candidate with detectable ideals and some semblance of practical thinking.  Been a while since we had one of those. 

    Most of the other candidates seem to be dressing up with whatever does well in focus test groups or polls, which is why I refer to them as ‘dress-up dolls’.

  6. August 1, 2007 at 11:35 | #6

    My question, Would Guyk and others vote for an Obama/Governator Ticket if the constitution would be changed?

    If not, what would it take to vote for a Liberal?  What are they missing?

  7. August 1, 2007 at 16:30 | #7

    I would vote for a true liberal..such as a Thomas Jefferson type liberal. But Obamma is not a liberal..he stands more for the dim-a-critic ideas of socialism than liberalism. The primary difference between him and Clinton is that he will stand up and say so. It is refreshing that he does but I still cannot vote for him.

    As a matter of fact I will not vote for anyone who stands for redistribution of income and that includes all of the dim-a-crits in the hunt right now..and most of the GOP with the exception on Paul and Tancredo..and neither of them stand much of a chance.

  8. August 2, 2007 at 19:33 | #8

    Guy:  Where did you get those glasses?

  9. james old guy
    August 3, 2007 at 12:03 | #9

    The problem I have with Obama is that he talks the talk but his actions haven’t backed his words. I really don’t want another John Kennedy in office.

  10. August 3, 2007 at 13:38 | #10

    How has he not backed his words?  Take a look at the actions he’s taken in his political career… Wiki article on Obama

  11. August 3, 2007 at 15:49 | #11
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