Thursday, May 15, 2008

Obama Quotes & Book Info

"We are one people all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes all of us defending the United States of America"

After being elected the first African American PRESIDENT of the Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama wrote: "Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance". The paper back edition is currently #5 on the New York Times Best Selling Non-Fiction book list. It has been on the list for 91 weeks.

Obama's second book: "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" published in October 2006 quickly rose to the top of the New York Times Best Selling Hardcover book list. It remained a best seller for 30 weeks. Gary Hart said "It presents a man of relative youth yet maturity, a wise observer of the human condition, a figure who possesses perseverance and writing skills that have flashes of grandeur." The paperback edition is number 3 on the list and has been their for 16 weeks.

"I've learned that the American people really do have so much in common, no matter where you go. You'd think that there would be huge differences between people in Mississippi and people in New Hampshire, but there aren't. All across the country, Americans have the same core values. They believe in hard work, believe that you should be able to find a job, believe in taking care of one another. We don't hear enough about why we're the same. There is a core American spirit that is the same."

"There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and Latino America and Asian America - there's the United States of America."

"The pundits like to slice-and-dice our country into red states and blue states. Red states for Republicans, Blue States for Democrats. But I've got news for them, too: We worship an awesome God in the Blue States, and we don't like federal agents poking around our libraries in the Red States. We coach Little League in the Blue States and have gay friends in the Red States.
There are patriots who opposed the war in Iraq and there are patriots who supported the war in Iraq. We are one people, all of us pledging allegiance to the stars and stripes, all of us defending the United States of America."

When I read "Audacity of Hope" and "the majority of American people are decent" my first thought was: what rock has he been living under. I guess the Clintons, their buddies and the press has shown him how wrong he was and how right my thinking. People will forgive the Clintons any amount of lies, thefts and corruption but can not forgive Obama because his mother married a college student from Kenya. Worse is those people saying he "plays the race card" and calling me a misogynist because I will not now, and not ever vote for Hillary Clinton.

If Senator Obama starts fund raising on her behalf or, should he get the Dem. bid and offer her the VP position, I will vote for Cynthia McKinney. Not because she is a woman, not because of her skin color, but because of her opposition to Iraq, her no vote to the unpatriotic Patriot Act and her desire to impeach Bush/Cheney. Obama is my second choice due to the desire to oust the rigid, right, religious Republicans from ruining our country with their holier than thou laws, and their murderous torture and genocides of other human beings.

Obama is not a part of that; Hillary is. That he speaks highly of her, makes me gag. I chalk it up to living the words of his Christian faith and a bit of political posturing, but can not stomach hearing it just the same. He must be well aware of her lies, lies, lies by now. That he continues to "play" that she is acceptable in government makes me suspect his sincerity or ability to see through her. He is in good company on that last one; she has pulled the wool over many a citizen eye. That is the only thing that can explain anyone voting for the corrupt Clintons. Or the other; they are not decent people.

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