In 2008, I parted ways with a liberal friend who chose to vote for Obama over Hillary Clinton. She informed me that it was better for vote for the “unkown quantity” (Obama) than the “devil you know” (Hillary). Quite strong was our email debate, so strong that we never corresponded again. This same friend was a staunch Bill Clinton supporter during the 1992 campaign and as far as I knew, a Clinton-phile.
Would you let a stranger come into your home for four years without truly knowing who they are? Would you let them determine what laws you abide or spend your hard earned money?
Would you let them visit neighbors or allies on your behalf?
Apparently over 63.7 million Americans did let a stranger in. Now many of those 63.7 million are wondering who the hell is in their back yard playing golf and speaking on their behalf while spending their money like water. He does not sound like the nice hopeful stranger they so idolized nearly two years ago. They did not realize how much ego stroking the seemingly polite stranger would require or how many vacations and trips to campaign -even after the campaign was clearly over. At the ballot box, a little mystery seemed fun, exciting. Who cared about the stranger’s sealed college records, numerous votes of “present” or ambiguous religious background and views? Once the stranger moved in, there would be plenty of time to play catch up. Plenty of time to understand his true nature, delve into his inner workings.
Unfortunately things don’t work quite that way when it comes to the people we allow into our lives or the Oval Office. Once bugs check in, they don’t check out- at least not without a fight and some inconvenience. Bugs also leave bite scars,droppings, disease and bills as a reminder of their existence . The best cure is prevention. But you have to want to know the truth and be able to handle it.
The dissection of Barack Obama’s identity or lack thereof was taken on by a number of conservatives and even some liberals who were pro-Hillary. Sean Hannity was portrayed as an obsessive racist loon when he pointed to Obama’s connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko and William Ayers.
Obama’s Illinois Senate voting record was always “present” . Seems like a reason for concern to me but I was not a Kool Aid drinker which is why my Obamabot friends thought I was being nitpicky when I said that Obama really does not take a stand on anything. Like tofu, he took on the flavor of what ever political spice was added to him. If the recipe for support and campaign contributions called for another ingredient, Obama would toss the fennel and basil under the bus and replace it with the next advantageous seasoning. The aroma was great and the presentation created a piece de resistance when compared to other presidential hopefuls, especially among the Democrats. But what the heck was going on in the kitchen? No one knew. No one cared but you could just consumer wrap Obama up and put him in your back pocket.
Now some Americans claim they do not know the man they elected to our nation’s highest office.
They do not know what religion he is.
From TIME Magazine:
TIME Poll: Majority Oppose Mosque, Many Distrust Muslims
You say you did not see the warning printed on the advertising? You did not see “caution” written on the Mr. DNC Goodbar wrapper? Didn’t your mothers ever teach you not to take Kool Aid from strangers in any form- liquid powdered, or intravenously? Do you know a recipe for political disaster when you see it?
24 percent of you are unsure what your president’s religion is?
Just a side note here. For the last two years I have heard so much about religion and race that I could cough up a Rainbow Coalition hairball. Blah, blah.
Obama is black . He is not.
Obama is Muslim. He is Not.
Honestly, I do not care but there is one thing we can all universally agree on and that’s is that he is bad for America and ill-equipped to be our president. I do not agree with his positions when they are expressed or policies. I don’t care what ethnicity box he checks on his census form or who he prays to. True since 9/11 we have seen a sharper eye turned to the Muslim community and a focus on religion and politics in the Eastern hemisphere. World Trade Center go boom by Taliban in the name of Allah. It is only natural that Americans are skeptical of the proposed mosque near ground zero. I should know, I lived in New York at the time. I do not want the mosque built so close to Ground Zero either.
Obama is in favor of the mosque.
Does Barry’s response surprise any of you?
Here is a representative view of Obama’s ties to the Muslim religion:
Where his sympathies lie is pretty clear to me. But Again, Obama could be Wiccan and I would still wheelbarrow him out of office.
Vote with your head. Not your emotions. Ask questions before you pull the lever.
Yes I do.
Even Sarah Palin. I did not get caught up in the President or oracle debate when it came to Obama.
I did not need a savior.
I did not need a sex symbol or a great orator.
I did not need the ghost of MLK’s past.
I needed a president.
Now as it stands, I don’t know what I have living in my White House.
Autographed Letter Signed,