Saturday, February 9, 2008

Interesting comment on Obama

Posted by Contrarian at 2/5/08 1:03 p.m.


http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/horsey/viewbydate.asp?id=1705


I'm white, retired Navy, grew up in the deepest of the Mississippi Delta as part of a strongly conservative (and largely racist) family. One would expect someone with my background to be a neo-con...but when I see Barack Obama, I see someone whose life exposes the lies of the racist dogma I was once taught (and once believed). The platforms on which Obama and Clinton are not greatly dissimilar...but anyone who knows the depth of the racism of the Deep South should recognize what President Obama will mean to our future as a nation. I think it's time to try to finish what another tall, skinny junior congressman from Illinois started with the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865...and I can think of no better person to do that than Barack Obama.

Would that I could have served under him as my Commander-in-Chief, instead of ending my career under the current administration....

3 comments:

MissHeather said...

I'm on the Obama train... I have been for a long time!! :o)

Crystal said...

I admit that I like a lot about Obama, but then I think... What has he accomplished as a senator? I struggle to think of anything of which I am aware. That is not what really gets me though- what REALLY makes me uneasy is his tie with the trinitarian church and their allegiance clause to only Africa (no pledge to the American flag, etc.) as well as his church's endorsement of Louis Farakhan as an inspiring individual. I wish he would address these issues (surely that is not how he feels, right?!) but it bothers me that he hasn't. That being said, I like him better than McCain!

Eve said...

He has addressed these issues on his website. I'll find the link.

Go vote!! He's good!