Response to video:
“Barack Hussein Obama”- Are the first words that the narrator says. I really do not think it matters what his name is. We see a few people including Ann Coulter making sure to keep saying Hussein as though that somehow MEANS that Obama IS Saddam Hussein, the now deceased horrible ex-leader of Iraq. They also try to say Osama bin Laden with his name… once again. I simply do not get it.
Is it supposed to be funny? Because jokes are not valid arguments.
Is he guilty by NAME ASSOCIATION? I hope not, because I’m sure someone somewhere in prison has the same last name as me.
Sure Obama is young. But personally, when I look around Milwaukee and the country all I seem to see are OLD, WHITE, MEN who are in power and stuck in the past. I’m up for a new fresh face who isn’t in the pocket of lobbyists, who doesn’t think he has the ONE RIGHT RELIGION, and who isn’t going to go all up in arms with another country before even sitting down to talk to them.
To reiterate, why does it matter if his name is Islamic? Does this mean he’s a terrorist? No, not by any stretch of the imagination.
This video is confusing: Is he the most liberal senator OR does he have an terrible record of not voting? As Edwards says, is it a “vague voting record” or is it the most liberal? Because if he simply isn’t voting, then how can he be voting hardcore liberal all the time?
Fact: His father is Muslim. Is like saying: Fact, David Acker’s father is Christian. A religion is a religion is a religion. Especially to Corey and I, since we think it is all made-up bunk.
Obama went to a Muslim school for 2 years of his entire life… I went to private Catholic schooling for 17 years of my life. So I guess that would make me a more radical Christian (8 plus times) than Obama could ever be as a radical Muslim.
Che Guevara- Totally agree, Che was a horrible horrible person. He is commonly misunderstood as revolutionary… But he was a murderer. Does this mean that Obama will violently take over and impose communism? No.
Unfortunately, the symbol of Che Guevara brings to mind the though of change and revolution to those who do not know history. So yes, this is not a good thing to have around your campaign, but last time I checked he wasn’t waving a Che flag at all of his rallies and speeches. Obama isn’t going to lead a violent revolution. Plain and simple. Is the video trying to scare people? Maybe.
American flag pin- Attention Presidential Candidates: I really do not care about an inanimate object that is made in a factory to look like a flag and stuck into your suit. I do care about your words and meaningful actions.
Hand on heart during anthem- I don’t do this all the time either. In fact, heaven forbid, I’ve kept my hat on before. Most of the time when people sing the national anthem they are hammered off their ass at a sporting event and about to yell nonsense at the players on the field or court. Let’s be honest, it’s not the most reverent thing anymore. Our founding fathers would probably rather we didn’t use the anthem so much with the way it is thrown around now. Either way, it’s just a song:
Oh, say can you see,
By the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed At the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched
Were so gallantly streaming
And the rockets' red glare,
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night
That our flag was still there.
O, say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free
And the home of the brave?
There it is, and no, I really don’t care where your hands were while you read it ;)
Said that, “America controlled by rich white people…” The last time I checked, this was pretty true.
Here’s where he got a little more controversial? Well maybe not…
He said that the government spread the H.I.V. virus to people in the black community. This really isn’t too far fetched. Read up on it, it’s interesting and actually was allegedly a campaign that was also used on some homosexuals.
It fits along the same lines as the 9/11 conspiracy theories that, apparently, the vast majority of our readers believe in. On this site we place a poll on the right. Nobody thought our government was innocent and forthright. Most thought our government had something to do with 9/11 and isn’t telling us everything. And, some people thought that our government actually carried it out. I wonder how long it will take for 9/11 people to stop caring about what REALLY happened on September 11th, perhaps it will seem just like another conspiracy claim like Wright on H.I.V.?
Barack Obama repudiates the comments of Reverent Wright, but not the man. What do they want him to do, cancel their friendship via live broadcast? Fight to the death? Swear at each other in public? Do we not all know people like this? People who we disagree with, but still respect as people? I know I do.
Michelle Obama said that it was the first time in her life that she felt proud of her country because it feels like hope is making a comeback. I suppose if I were a minority or black I would feel a lot of pride in the fact that another minority could take office. Considering everything, I guess that would be like the gay community seeing the first homosexual president in office in the next 25 years.
Is that going to happen now? NO. And why not? Well, because homosexuals are in relatively the same position that African Americans found themselves no all that long ago. African American’s couldn’t vote, much less hold office. Interracial marriages were illegal.
So yes, I can imagine after being oppressed for so long that minorities must feel an incredible pride in their nation that they have never felt before just to see another minority make it this far.
Holy crap, our frontrunners for the Presidency have never EVER included a black person.
Okay okay, DAVE, but she said: “it was the first time in her life that she felt proud of her country.”
No. Wait. She said, “it was the first time in her life that she felt proud of her country because it feels like hope is making a comeback.”
- Did she say she hated our country? No.
- Does saying "A" automatically MEAN "B." No. That’s a simple course in logic.
- You can definitely be upset with your country and it’s direction (or lack thereof), and yet not hate your country. Just like a parent can be mad at their child and dislike their actions, but, but , but, does that mean that the parent automatically hates their kid? Absolutely not.
Obama on his grandmother being racist, and a typical white person:
My very own grandmother has said racist things in front of me, in fact this happened less than a month ago. She (almost verbatim) said, “Oh, there’s a black man outside, I didn’t know we HAD them around here.” And no, this isn’t a random exception for an example.
She has often expressed being uncomfortable or feeling unsafe around black people and other minorities. This is pretty common from what I have seen from older white people. Hell, I’ve heard my own parents, especially when I was younger, make a few comments (sorry mom and dad, but it’s true).
Okay, so what else does the video say? Obama will meet with “terrorist leaders."
Terrorist leaders??? They aren’t terrorist leaders. They are leaders of countries.
Is there a terror group in North Korea?
Does Iran harbor terrorists? Yes, but are all citizens of Iran terrorists, heck no, not even close.
Also, I’m not sure when the video was made, but now Bush has agreed to send representatives to meet with leader of Iran. So that kind of throws that one out the window.
So yes, I prefer Barack Obama. One of many reasons: he refocuses us on what is wrong here, in our nation, rather than trying to police the world.
The video concluded saying… :
-"Do we expect Americans to respect a man who disrespects our national anthem?"
Well he isn’t hammered drunk with a baseball hat on screaming profanity moments later… so he’s doing better than most people who attend sporting events.
-Apparently "You don’t have to love this country to run it."
What does that even mean? Should we administer a “How much do you love America?” test to all potential nominees and candidates?
- "He refused to disown Jeremiah right and expects support of Americans."
Disown? What is he his father? He said he didn’t like and that he disagree with the remarks. But I do not think that the media can dictate our personal relationships. Just as Jessie Jackson and his son disagreed openly and publicly on television about Jackson Sr.’s comments when he thought he was off mic… I doubt that they are going to completely cut off ties.
Should I never see my grandma because of what she says about other races?
Should I never talk to my parents because of their religious views and beliefs that are very different than mine?
I think you get the point.
When I get the energy, I will post why I’m voting for Obama over McCain.