Okay, I was listening to the radio today, and was going to listen to the speech that Barack Obama was to give and the first thing I had come to me, after he was 30 minutes late in starting it, was that he was doing his best to figure out what to say to stop the mess that his pastor had gotten him into. And sure enough, he tried…but I think he didn’t succeed. He did a great job on pretty much avoiding the subject, saying that he would basically not condemn someone who is retiring.
He said that he could no more turn away from his pastor, as he could the fact that he was black. Okay, that being said, that means that he believes what his pastor says. After all, he has had twenty years of listening to this man, and if he didn’t agree with the things that he said, he would have left this church a long time ago. So that being said…..if he is still there, then he agrees with what the man said.
If a person chooses a church, there are two reasons that they choose the church. First and formost is the message. That is something that the pastor gives. Barack has gone to this church for 20 some years, and you can’t tell me that suddenly he has decided that he doesn’t like the message. He is only changing his tune because he sees that his stance on this is hurting his candidacy, and so he is changing and trying to convince us that he has changed. He hasn’t. If he gets elected, then he will change back to the way he has been the last 20 years. And we will be in trouble.
We are in trouble if you believe the speech that he gave today. He gave a few things in there trying to explain his supposed stance on this…..and the stance he said he has….completely goes against what he was saying. He says that he doesn’t believe what the pastor says…but he can’t turn away from the pastor because he likened it to his skin color as being something he can’t turn away from.
Here is part of what he said:
“We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”
Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across an ocean to escape tyranny and persecution finally made real their declaration of independence at a Philadelphia convention that lasted through the spring of 1787.
The document they produced was eventually signed but ultimately unfinished. It was stained by this nation’s original sin of slavery, a question that divided the colonies and brought the convention to a stalemate until the founders chose to allow the slave trade to continue for at least twenty more years, and to leave any final resolution to future generations.
Of course, the answer to the slavery question was already embedded within our Constitution – a Constitution that had at is very core the ideal of equal citizenship under the law; a Constitution that promised its people liberty, and justice, and a union that could be and should be perfected over time.
And yet words on a parchment would not be enough to deliver slaves from bondage, or provide men and women of every color and creed their full rights and obligations as citizens of the United States. What would be needed were Americans in successive generations who were willing to do their part – through protests and struggle, on the streets and in the courts, through a civil war and civil disobedience and always at great risk – to narrow that gap between the promise of our ideals and the reality of their time.
This was one of the tasks we set forth at the beginning of this campaign – to continue the long march of those who came before us, a march for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring and more prosperous America. I chose to run for the presidency at this moment in history because I believe deeply that we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together – unless we perfect our union by understanding that we may have different stories, but we hold common hopes; that we may not look the same and we may not have come from the same place, but we all want to move in the same direction – towards a better future for of children and our grandchildren.
This belief comes from my unyielding faith in the decency and generosity of the American people. But it also comes from my own American story.
I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton’s Army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I’ve gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world’s poorest nations. I am married to a black American who carries within her the blood of slaves and slaveowners – an inheritance we pass on to our two precious daughters. I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins, of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible. And yet, for 20 years, he has listened to the pastor who hates America.
It’s a story that hasn’t made me the most conventional candidate. But it is a story that has seared into my genetic makeup the idea that this nation is more than the sum of its parts – that out of many, we are truly one.
Throughout the first year of this campaign, against all predictions to the contrary, we saw how hungry the American people were for this message of unity. Despite the temptation to view my candidacy through a purely racial lens, we won commanding victories in states with some of the whitest populations in the country. In South Carolina, where the Confederate Flag still flies, we built a powerful coalition of African Americans and white Americans.
Now the speech is beautiful. He talks a good talk. But so did Hitler. Mr. Obama is only saying what he said today because he knows that his campaign is in trouble now because of his pastor, and he had to make this speech for political gain. That is all.
He even tried to blame Reagan and Talk Radio for the problems that he talked about, knowing full well, that the problems he is having, is because of choices that he and his wife have made over the last 20 years.
Now, there was more to his speech than just the first part that I posted here, but if you wish to read the whole thing, you can go to here
and read it for yourself.
Another thing that has been said over the last few weeks is his wife saying that this is the first time in her life that she has been proud of America. Now why, do we need to have people in the white house who are not proud of their country? I say we don’t. They are always talking about change, but not once has either of them talked about what change they have in store for America. The reason for that is, is because the change that they have in mind would not set well with the American public.
Before you vote, stop and think about what this country means to you. If it means a lot, then you cannot with a clear conscience vote for Barack Obama. And you cannot with a clear conscience vote for Hillary Clinton either. Both of these people want to get rid of the republic that we hold dear, and they want to replace it with socialism….or any other “ism” that they think they can get in place. And they have both talked about a lot of them. Raceism, wefareism, victimism,…..you get the picture. They want anything that will make government bigger, and our rights as citizens smaller. You want that…then by all means….vote for one of them. But I for one do not want to lose any of my freedoms. Because one of the first freedoms they will try to get rid of is our ability to write our blogs, or do our radio shows……because they know they can’t control that….so they want to get rid of them.
So, did I believe what Barack Obama said in his speech. NO. I did not. For all he was trying to do, was to pass off on us, his attempt to make us not believe what is really happening here. He has even succeeded in keeping most of us from even speaking his middle name. I feel that someone who doesn’t want his middle name spoken is hiding a lot. And I for one do not want to find out what he is hiding when he is residing in the White House.