Discussion in 'Politics' started by ScreamingEagle, Mar 24, 2008.
Know a person by the company he keeps....
Yeah, that's one of the big reasons I don't support McCain.
And you have no problem with Obama?
How in the Sam Hill did you come to that conclusion?
Aren't you people getting a little carried away with this? I imagine almost everyone in the political and/or religious world has some views that could sound extreme to someone, somewhere.
What's your solution? Outlaw the un-pc? Outlaw churches and/or ministers from endorsing politicians? Que?
What part do you not understand? There is a HUGE glaring difference between some group endorsing a candidate and he has no ties to that group and the CLOSE personal relationship that Wright HAS with Obama.
How many of your friends, close friends, that you have known at least 20 years, are really racists and you just found out? That support terrorists and you just found out?
How many people that attend a church for 20 years have no idea the preacher makes sermons condemning his own country, preaching racism and hate?
While I certainly would prefer it if Obama had been a little bit more discriminating in his choice of pastor(s), this just isn't damaging enough to make me prefer McCain or Clinton. Many of you, whether intentionally or not, seem to imply that if Obama is elected president, it somehow is going to put some ethereal, angry black mob in power. Well I have news for you, it isn't. Not much will change actually, no matter who wins. But at least with Obama, there is a chance that a black president may demonstrate to American blacks everywhere that there is hope, that their isn't some grand conspiracy keeping them down, that they do in fact control their own fate. And maybe, just maybe, it will one day be looked back upon as a great leap forward in healing this nations deep racial wounds.
I know it's pretty thin, razor thin even. However, with all things being equal, and lets face it they pretty much are, at least Obama offers a chance at some up-side. I don't see any potential for up-side with the other two.
Using your argument electing a woman would do exactly the same for all women. Not just black women either.
It is a poor argument.
I thought you were talking about this new guy, Meeks. IMO, presidential candidates shouldn't take endorsements from the religious.
I actually do have friends and family members that someone else might consider racist. I'm not required to disown them, but then again I'm not thinking of running for president.
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