Shades Of Uncle Tom?

April 7, 2008 at 4:11 pm (News & Politics)

My sister in law emeritus, Deb, forwarded me this very disturbing article. Who is keeping whom down?  http://media.townhall.com/Townhall/colpics/columnistBlackwell.gif

Ken Blackwell is a columnist for the New York Sun.
It’s an amazing time to be alive in America . We’re in a year of firsts
in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the
first viable African-American candidate; and, a candidate who is the
first front running freedom fighter over 70. The next president of
America will be a first.

We won’t truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge every
candidate by where they stand. We won’t arrive where we should be until
we no longer talk about skin color or gender.    Now that Barack Obama
steps to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about
his race, and start talking about his policies and his politics.

The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until
August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the front
runner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him.

Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He’s not. He’s the
next George McGovern. And it’s time people learned the facts.

Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in
the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie
Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton.    Never in my life have I seen a presidential
front runner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter
Mondale
promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern
promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a
liberal domestic agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he’s not behind in the
polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a
beauty pageant.    Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past
red and blue, to lead the United States of America . But let’s look at
the more defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial
“beauty.”

Start with national security, since the president’s most important duties
are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr Obama talked about
invading Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without
preconditions with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and
create another Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving
his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table
against terrorists – something no president has ever taken off the table
since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have
worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is
a foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk.

Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care
system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created
by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more goods more
affordable so that even people of modest means can live a life that no
one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on
“the rich.” How to fix Social Security? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare?
Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes.
Socialize medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have
government take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your
paycheck.

Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a
stadium rally by saying, “All praise and glory to God!” but says that
Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have “hijacked” –
hijacked – Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises
to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it
unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one
of the early advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse
homosexual marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois , he
refused to vote against a statewide ban – ban – on all handguns in the
state. These are radical left, Hollywood , and San Francis co values, not
Middle America values.

The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs.
Clinton is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people
don’t start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of
“bringing America together” means saying that those who disagree with his
agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means
adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs.
But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is
and – yes – they’re talking about his race. Those should never be the
factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama’s radical
agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs.
Clinton.

It’s time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election of firsts,
let’s first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our
president in a nuclear age during a global civilizational war.

Subject: Kind of scary, wouldn’t you think
Remember–God is good, and is in time, on time–every time.
According to The Book of Revelations the anti-christ is:
The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will
deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE
Christ-like appeal….the prophecy says that people will flock to him and
he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will
destroy everything.    Is it OBAMA??
I STRONGLY URGE each one of you to repost this as many times as you can!
Each opportunity that you have to send it to a friend or media
outlet…do it!
If you think I am crazy..I’m sorry but I refuse to take a chance on the
“unknown” candidate.

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7 Comments

  1. Shades Of Uncle Tom? said,

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  5. A.T. said,

    “His vision of “bringing America together” means saying that those who disagree with his agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers.”
    ______

    Wrong. Everyone who disagrees with him is a racist. That has been made clear.

    “According to The Book of Revelations the anti-christ is:
    The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will
    deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE
    Christ-like appeal…”

    It’s the Book of Revelation, not Book of Revelation. It says nothing about being in his 40s, nor being of Muslim descent.

    I wouldn’t worry too much. By the time the Republicans are done, his political career–not just his aspirations for the presidency– will be over.

  6. Ralph Zig Tyko said,

    Deb forwarded me a comment that she received.

    “Hi Deb,
    Of course I disagree with most of this article (when did ‘liberal’ become a bad thing? I am one and proud of it) , but the media are full lof pros and cons and everyone has a right to an opinion. I must point out, however, that the final part of the article regarding the anti-Christ was not in Mr. Blackwell’s original article. This stuff was added by someone along the way. This happens a lot – like articles falsely attribruted to some celebrity or other. I researched the original article beginning with Snopes.com, as I do all e-mails which seem to promote resentment, outrage, or fear. Apparently, one reader thought the original wasn’t quite scary enough so he/she added the ‘Biblical’ reference.

    Like you, I never forward political e-mails – even the ones I agree with. I get so many outrageous ones that I have given up responding with corrections – people believe whatever they wish regardless (‘A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still’). But I did want to let you know about this one nutsy addition, and about the Snopes site which is very useful.”

  7. Debbie said,

    When this email was forwarded to me, I didn’t know much about Obama. I’m politically naive and this article did frighten me when I first saw it. Adding fuel to that fire, most of my co-workers are staunch Republicans who were trashing Obama and agreeing with every disgusting smear.

    Like you, I later came to discover (via Snopes) that this article had a lot of mis-information in it and was just another smear tactic. And that the religious reference was ridiculously incorrect as well.

    Later when I took a real interest in the election, I became a supporter of Obama. I’m sorry I ever forwarded this email. And I made a vow to myself to never again forward anything of this type. I respect our leaders although I may not always support or agree with them.

    Now I check out everything on Snopes before I forward, and I also let those friends know when they forward something that’s false.
    Deb

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