Monday, August 18, 2008
Obama On A Mission From God?
Back from camping with the family and I see things haven’t changed. The Presidential election is still going on with the Democrats getting ready to name their nominee, Hillary Clinton, and upstart Barrack Obama now claiming he’s on a mission from God.
Barrack Obama held a fundraiser in San Francisco Sunday night in which he was introduced by Speaker of the House and representative of San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi. This in itself is not unusual, it was just one far left whack job introducing another far left whack job. What was interesting about it was Pelosi’s introduction in which she said that Obama was a "leader that God has blessed us with at this time,".
Completely ignoring the ridiculous notion that God, if he were to endorse a Presidential candidate in the United States, would favor someone who supports the murder of over a million unborn children a year in the US and has chosen to worship in the church of a man who has open hatred for anyone different than him, let’s examine this statement.
First there is the fact that I had to dig for information on the story of a presidential campaign inserting religion so callously and hinting that it may be ordained by God himself. This event happened approximately 10 hours ago and it is getting very little coverage. I initially saw the link on the Drudgereport. He was linking to Ben Smith’s blog at Politico.com, but I wanted to see a news feature on it. After what was not a short search, I came across this story from AFP here. The point is, does anybody reading this believe that if Phil Gramm had said the same about John McCain, I would have to actually search for a news article on it? I did find several articles about the fundraiser including one from the San Francisco Chronicle site that mentioned Pelosi but not the remarks, so the media heard about the event. One would think though that if any paper would be offended by remarks such as this, it would be the San Francisco Chronicle. Evidently it’s only offensive if it is said by a conservative.
Then there is the issue of the Democratic party using religion when it suits them and showing utter disdain for it when it does not. We have Obama sitting in a black separatist church for twenty years when it helps him politically as a US Senator in Illinois but throwing the pastor under the bus as a presidential candidate when it turns out that, unknown to him, the Reverend Wright and his guest speakers such as the Reverend Michael Pfleger are hateful racists with insane conspiracy theories. Further, this is the same Obama who accused Pennsylvania voters of “clinging to … religion” due to their personal frustrations.
I personally am impressed that Ms Pelosi can get the word God out without either choking or being struck by lightning.
Finally according to the San Francisco Examiner article we had this quote “…maybe God will give us a president who will help the common man," from Peter Shah, an attendee at the event and a member of the Asian Pacific Islanders for Obama coalition. Maybe there is something here, maybe Obama, like Jake Ellwood from the Blues Brothers is on “a mission from God”. Before anyone accuses me of maligning the Blues Brothers, admit that them saying they’re on a mission from God is almost as ridiculous as Pelosi saying Obama is.