1/07/2008

Barack Obama an American Candidate -- Period!



The media has a tendency to feed us a polarized view of American life. They show us the extremes of all things. That is what is "sensational" and they think that America wants sensational. Following this trend I have been continually reminded that Barack Obama is black. I wonder if there is some sort of fear that we may have been misinformed about the skin color of Obama or that maybe we have all forgotten the images that our eyes have relayed to our brains. I have not once been reminded that John McCain has white skin. Neither have I been reminded that John Edwards has white skin. To those in the media that would endlessly remind me that Barack Obama is black I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!! Mr. Obama is an accomplished politician, an accomplished law instructor, an accomplished public speaker, and most of all AN AMERICAN!!! If he is elected president we will not have a black president we will have an American president. I do not support Mr. Obama to be president but I do believe he is an accomplished and honorable man. Please give him the title presidential candidate -- no more and no less. When we bring race into politics we only prove that one's mind and abilities will never outweigh one's appearance. As Americans let us be the ones who live life staring intently at the inside of people and only then bothering to glance at their outside.

24 comments:

Yehudi01 said...

Well said, Jason! I don't support him either...I'm definately not a Democrat, but aside from that, the fact that his father was a fundamental muslim has me very concerned. Even though he isn't a practicing terrorist...oops! I mean muslim, I worry that he may hold symapathies for the "plight of the palestinians," or hold a soft view towards Iran. He may take an unfriendly position towards Israel...Very dangerous dice roll.

The Frank Family said...

From all I can tell his fundamental muslim father left when Barack was two years old. I don't believe that his sympathies lie with fundamental muslims. As far as his disposition towards Israel I believe that you could throw all the candidates in a bag and pull one out at random and have the same chance as the next one you pull out. None of the candidates seem to be outspoken on this issue. I don't support Obama in any way but I believe to continually bring race into the election is a disservice to all of us and only speaks poorly of our society.

Yehudi01 said...

I would agree with that. I still think I will vote for Huckabee...maybe McCain. We'll see how they handle their compaigns...

Goat said...

I agree, Obama is an Alinskyite liberal/socialist candidate, a gifted orator and family man. I dislike him for his policies not his race which is mixed as is most of America. The only true racists are Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and their ilk.

cube said...

I agree with your post, but I'd like to add that it is Obama himself who speaks about his blackness the most.

Look at his church, Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, where they preach an "unabashedly 'black' gospel".

I'm not voting for him in any case, but that church should
speak volumes to the undecideds.

nanc said...

YES!

especially since he's neither - he IS both, however.

u.c.c. also preaches a replacement theology/dominion now theology if i'm not mistaken - they are a very leftwing church. not to be confused with plain old church of CHRIST.

remember - be suspect of any church using the "united" front - chances are they also teach ecumenism.

Jan said...

Jason..I can't tell you how much I respect you, your faith, and your point of view, however, I must tell you that I have my own fears about this presidential candidate.
As one of your commenters noted, it is he, I think, who has pointed out, numerous times, that he is a black man, and takes great pride in it, which is well and good, but should not be used to garner votes.
I really began to notice this, when in some of his speeches he kept making reference to "my people" and "our people" meaning, of course, African Americans.
In a recent speech, he said that it was because of the sacrifices of those involved in the civil rights movement, who faced the dogs and the hoses, that he stood there, which in my opinion was like stating whose "side" he is on.
I was just going to post an article today, about his church. I wrote something about it awhile back, and I am sure that some were quite offended by it, but facts are facts.
This time, I was just going to link to an article which I read yesterday, but instead, I will do it here, if you don't mind, since your readers and commenters, other than Danial, probably don't read my blog, and I think that it is something that everyone who is interested in voting for a president who will be for all the people, and not just a select group,should read. group.http://www.newsmax.com/kessler/Obama_Church_Racism/2008/01/07/62285.html

Brooke said...

Fantastic post, Jason, and interesting comments.

While I HAVE noticed the media beating this horse, I can't recall Obama making a big deal out of it... I'll have to start paying better attention.

My main concern would be whether or not he is a member of the inherently racist "Congressional Black Caucass. (sp?)

Iago said...

George Bush was an honourable man, too. That didn't stop the Left.

Yehudi01 said...

This makes me even more nervous...I have said that the fact that his father was a fundamental muslim raises red flags with me becuase even though Obama may not be a practicing muslim, he may harbor symapathies for their cause...which would be bad for Israel.

If he attends a church that preaches Replacement Theology, there are tons of red flags!

For those who don't know what replacement theology is, Supersessionism and replacement theology are particular interpretations of New Testament claims, viewing God's relationship with Christians as superseding his prior relationship with Jews or Israelites. Biblical expressions of God's relationships with people are known as covenants,[1] so the contentious element of supersessionism is the idea that God's New Covenant with the universal Church replaces God's Mosaic Covenant with Israel, in particular the Mosaic Law (or Torah). Although the word supersessionism is modern, the ideas are as old as the New Testament documents and the earliest expositors of those documents. (Thank you, Wikipedia)

Basically, it's a load of anti-semitic crap. If he is a member of this church, then this may certainly skew his view of Israel and our right to our Land, therefore setting up a situation where he will pressure and demand concessions from our Israeli PM in lieu of peace. Ya know, kinda like what's happening now.

The Frank Family said...

Yehudi, I just got done writing at your blog about God's immutability. God does not just take back covenants or not hold up his end of his promises. When it comes to any of the candidates I look much more closely to find "church" in them and don't really care if I find them in church or what church I find them in. The New Testament says that you will know people by their "fruit." I care much more about their fruit than where they put the tree.

Yehudi01 said...

That's a good point. I continue to go back to this link at Haaretz that ranks the candidates on their position towards Israel, (which is one of the most important issues for me, and should be also for the evangelical Christians in the US)..

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/rosnerPage.jhtml

They update it each month. I'm not sure what kind of criteria they use to determine their position, but it's worthy to note the truly 'friendly' towards Israel.

WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya Jason..great post!..he's an INexperienced Mussssslim..that is what he is..and an America hater as well..did u see the pic where he refuses to put his hand over his heart when the Pledge is being recited..what a tool!

The Frank Family said...

I have an affinity for John McCain as a war hero and a person of integrity and honor. It’s good to see him get a win today. Now if we could combine that with some rock star power we might have a ticket worth…..well……buying a ticket to see. How ’bout something like McCain/Nugent ‘08?!

Bar Kochba said...

Thank G-d that you finally said it: who care that Obama's black!!! I dislike him because he's a liberal, not because he has dark skin!

The Hermit said...

You'd have loved hearing Dan Rather prattle on about Obama as a guest on the BBC News yesterday. Rather feels that it is a great moment for America, but that if Obama doesn't win, which he should because he is black, then it clearly shows America cannot exist and will fall apart.

Yehudi01 said...

I love the word, "Tool!" Makes me laugh.

nanc said...

news alert - john kerry is endorsing obama! the hillbillies must be shakin' in their boots.

hmmmmmm...is kerry looking for a position?

and this one's for yehudi:

TOOL!

Yehudi01 said...

LOL!

nanc said...

TOOL - TOOL - TOOL!

*:]

Joe Gringo said...

Great post....so much for the change thing for Obama, he is probably wincing at the Kerry support.

Yehudi01 said...

Jason, my dad just sent me this link. It's the church that Obama is a member of. Notice that it's all about Black Africa as far as where their loyalties lie. He is an undercover Muslim, Jason. People need to know. Read the website, there's no mention of the US....it's all about Africa, and most of africa is Muslim. This guy is no good.

Yehudi01 said...

I forgot to include the link...

http://www.tucc.org/about.htm

Eitan said...

It's not a matter of Obama being black. I couldn't care less about his skin color. Fact is, he's borderline Socialist as far as his economic platform is concerned and he would be a disaster if elected.