I've been called negative and flared as soon as I started to write about my political views on my blog. Many of these nasty comments came directly from regular readers of mine who followed me from almost the begining of my blogging last year. These nasty and judgemenatal comments came from the same people who loved me previously, sent me awards and meme's and talked to me off site and some who I even spent months and in those months hours at a time chatting and emailing with and sharing their personal issues and lending them an ear. And from this lovely bunch of "good people" "non negative people" "inclusive and politically correct people" I was sent this clip. If you go directly to the site where the clip is hosted you'll see this very inclusive and politically correct title for it : "Half-Retarded Drunk Rednecks Rail Obama"
Last time I checked, the left was screaming bloody murder if you used this word even to describe yourself in a stupid act. The last time I checked it was name calling used in this fashion. The last time I checked being retarded was a medical condition that afflicts many families that I do not think would appreciate this.
I also believe that the sender of this clip to me was trying to make a point that somehow all McCain supporters are stupid white people who are always drunk. What I found so ironic in watching this is that even these "stupid hill billy drunk white folks" knew the issues and could hold an intelligent conversation and use real facts to support their choice and feelings and opinions. Even when the woman is provoked to use the word "niggar" she corrects them.
So much for trying to make her sound racist!
BTW Senator Obama’s racial background consists of the following: 50% white (mother, both sides), 43.25% Arabic (father, both sides), and 6.25% African Negro (father, one side, 1 generation removed). 12.5% is the legal threshold one must prove to claim racial status under the law. In addition, Senator Obama cannot make a sociological claim as an African American either. He was not raised as an African American, was not raised by African Americans, and was not raised in an African American neighborhood.
And to that last statement about me spending time lending my ear to many of these bloggers only to be turned on after I started blogging about politics, let me clearly state I don't regret that because I made that choice willingly and need not one thing in return for doing what I think a good friend does PERIOD.
Those same people are intolerant of my views. Even though I have clearly shown well-thought out arguments based on facts, shown videos of strong arming tactics, bullying tactics, anti-semetic remarks, hateful and racist views associated with the candidate I do not support, to show my reasons why I could NEVER vote for that person, I have been accused of some horrible things and had mob tactics and brainwashing tactics used against me. Much like what you'll see when you watch this next video. I have experienced similar on the street in NYC myself.
Simply by showing a black man in a video who I thought was brilliant, analytical, give a well - thought 10 minute speech about why he supports McCain and how his experience in the black community has been because of it and how he feels about their treatment and conclusions, I was called racist. I posted that video here on my blog and on a blog social site. There my thread was hijacked by a mob of anti-mccain bloggers. Notice how I don't say pro-anything. Instead of talking about the things the man in the video said, I was attacked personally. They tried to tell me I put the thread in the wrong category, twice. They changed the topic to make it about me defending McCain rather than the topic at hand. And they did this like a mob of rabid dogs. No one could answer and keep up with the barrage of bullets coming at them that fast nor should they have to. Because good people do not behave in this way.
James T. Harris a black conservative talk show host discusses this very subject on his shows and has walked off CNN for this very reason. http://www.620wtmj.com/ He calls the tactics I mention the Generation Xer way of coming at you vs being a gentleman.
Watching Fox's morning news, I listened to a group of supposedly undecided voters voice their reaction to last night's debate. Most seemed to think Obama did better. Especially on his healthcare issues. When pressed for a reason one said, "Well it seems like we do better and get more from him but I don't really understand how."
Isn't that the ojective of a MAGICIAN? Slight of hand...making things SEEM like they are fanstastic but the reality is it's just a trick?
Another undecided from that select group said that everyone can relate to Obama and he understands us because his mother died of Cancer and most people have that in their family.
If most people have that in their families then wouldn't that thought process apply to John McCain...Wait a secooooonnnnnddd! McCain is a CANCER SURVIVOR himself.
Here's a video all the "undecideds should really watch and realize who they would be voting with.
I've also showed severe media-bias such as this new headline:
"Secret Service looking into Obama threat at rally" currently on Yahoo!
If you actually read the story you'll find that what is taking place and what has been deduced is that there were tapes of these supposed events at the McCain Rally and what was heard was "tell him".
The honest headline should have been: Secret Service investigation finds no threats made at McCain Rally.
Why is this important? Let's break the sentence down for you folks.
Obama threat at Rally is the headline
Those are the key words in the headline and that is the idea being put forth. And if you're the kind of person, which most internet readers are, that never open a story and only zip through headlines for the overall summary, that's what you're left with, a confirmation of what Obama said at the debate last night, that there have been reports of threats shouted about him at McCain rallies.
It's a big lie!
I've personally heard from people I work with, "But McCain doesn't support the middle class"
That's another big lie.
Here's another source that will give you a long list of lies NObama has been publicaly caught in.
I've also heard the "but he supports Bush" argument. And I said what I was so glad to finally hear McCain himself say, he's not running against Bush. McCain has a clear and long history and record of his own to stand on. Let's talk about the two candidates.
Then from the same person I heard, "Well I do like John McCain it's just that Sarah Palin I don't like. She doesn't have enough experience."
Sarah Palin has more experience in government as the second on a national ticket than Obama has as the first on a nation ticket. Those are just the facts. I'll agree that her foreign policy experience is weak. However so is Obama's. He's done nothing in that area either. Nothing. Taking trips to Europe does not count for foreign policy.
I've heard such arguments that McCain is a terrible person because he didn't support Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Arizona and voted against it. True, he did and then he thought about the issues and changed his position. HOWEVER, this is a weak reason to not vote for someone and try to say they have racist tendencies.
While Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man in our great nation's history, he was also just an ordinary citizen. He didn't hold office. He wasn't President, he wasn't a Governor of a state. He was a great preacher and charismatic. And incidentally he was a Republican. I'd like to know what other holiday in honor of a person that didn't hold office we have as a National Holiday. And please don't tell me Columbus Day because we honor him as the one who discovered what became our country today. It's not the same.
If Martin Luther King Jr. is to get a national holiday why no uproar for Elizabeth Cady Stanton or Susan B. Anthony. They ARE the true equivilant to Dr. King and they were the ones that paved the way for him to be able to do what he did for blacks in this country.
It's pure silliness and a victimization argument. But if you're going to stand firm on it and say it's about racism and shows McCain's character flaws then you have to give just as much creedance to the character flaws of NObama and those he associates himself with and the hatefilled speech that they STILL TO THIS DAY MAKE, not made when he was ONLY eight.
Jesse Jackson made the Hymietown comments when NObama was in his 20's. And to this day he still makes anti-jewish remarks. Jackson's son is on NObama's campaign team.
Reverand Wright was his spiritual leader for 20 years and NObama himself wrote an entire book which outlined his racist feelings towards whites and how to treat whites.
Rezko and Raines...well google them and what they did to the poor people in this country. Slumlords and embezzlers of poor black folks hard earned cash, working directly with the predatory lendors who intentionally mislead these poor black folks into loans that would double and balloon on them in only a few years after signing the papers ensuring that they wasted all their money each month, for years paying into a mortgage that would never let them see full ownership of their homes.
And then there's just LARGE and in PLAIN SIGHT vicious RACIST hatred of his friend who was invited to his church to speak on many occasions, Louis Fahrakan. And if you're just one of those people that couldn't care less about Jews, then try to wrap your small-minded brains around this idea. YOU'RE NEXT! Think I am wrong. Please go watch Brigitte Gabriel's video's about her life in Lebanaon as a Christian Arab. (the link is on the left side of her home page)
I've heard that all Republicans are gun loving, gay hating, anti abortion nuts.
Heck I used to feel those things too. But the truth is that those are blanket statements and that while it may have been the majority in the past, it's not the majority now. There's a base, true, but there's so many more people like myself who are staunchly pro-choice, pro-gay marriage and not gun loving that relate better to the values of the Republican Party.
I'm here to state my views and give you an idea into the thought process not to give an education about the Republican party's values in depth. For that, I say to you, to get off your duff and do your homework as I did. Read books, read Republican sites. Don't bury your head in the sand and let others tell you how you should think. And don't demand that I tell you. I believe in personal responsibility.
Here's a blog that lists a very informative news story from Investors Business Daily.
If you want to learn more about NObama's policies and how they will affect us all, go read it.