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    Monday, September 29, 2008

    Obama and Mass Emails

    Recently, a friend of mine got into some hot water because they forwarded an email of this vein about Barack Obama  being the Anti-Christ. 
    First off, let me say that if we think we can influence the coming of the Anti-Christ, we don't truly understand Divine (and not-so-Divine) power.  But, the Snopes article pretty much puts the lie to the specific line of reasoning.
    This blog offers plenty of reasons not to vote for Barack Obama.  In fact, if I were an Obama supporter, I might invite the comparisons to the Anti-Christ, to divert attention from these real-world associations:
    • Avowed terrorists and Pentagon bombers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dorhn - who helped launch Barack Obama's political career and who worked with him in his community organizing days on the Chicago Annenberg Project
    • Convicted felon and Barack patron Tony Rezko -  who not only has funded much of Barack's early career, and who entered into a sweetheart land deal with Barack to enable the Obama's to buy their $1M Hyde Park home
    • That infamous patron of hate, Jeremiah Wright - in who's church Barack sat for 20 years, and somehow missed that this guy hated America  and preached the separatist Black Liberation Theology ("not God Bless America, God Damn America," on 9/11 "Our chickens have come home....to roost!", or "the U.S. of K.K.K.A").  This was a guy who he could no sooner disown than his own white grandmother (who he implied was racist) until it became politically too tough to keep him, then, that great leader and paragon of loyalty, Barack Obama, tossed Wright not just off the bus, but under it.
    • Fannie Mae executives Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson - You may remember Fannie Mae (and, if you're in the Real Estate business, I expect you do) - they are the Government Sponsored Entities that are at the genesis of our current financial mess, along with groups like ACORN (another blast from Obama's community organizing past, famous for using aggression and intimidation to force banks to lend to high-risk groups).  These two gentlemen have been Obama campaign advisors, despite Raines' leaving Fannie Mae in disgrace with a huge golden parachute (it's always ok to get one if you're a Dem!), and Johnson's raking in millions as Fannie CEO.  Furthermore, Obama managed to leap to the number 2 spot in Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac contributions in just 3 years, while it took number one man, Chris Dodd (D-CT) 10 years to get the number one spot.  You tell me who's holding the bag on the housing/lending mess?  It's not McCain, it's people like Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, and Barack Obama, who have been in the tank for these GSE's.
    Barack Obama.  Change, if your idea of change is Chicago-style graft and corruption.

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