Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Fading Star

This video, which can be found at shows Obama's feelings towards the bible. It shows him making fun of the " Sermon On The Mount ". This sermon is said to be the greatest sermon Jesus ever preached, and includes the Lords Prayer, the Beatitudes, and the Golden Rule. You can find more here

Let me give you something else to think about, if you do the math on Obama the Senator. He has only been a Senator for 18 months. But with all the recesses, four day weekends, campaigning and absences, Obama has only spent about 6 weeks of workdays on the Senate floor as one of the most junior Senators. Most of his votes, about 80% when he was not absent, have been "present" or "abstain". He also chairs a committee that has never met. As a trial lawyer he only tried 14 cases in court, and minor ones at that. As a "community organizer" his major cause was getting the asbestos out of a housing project. After 2 years of trying, the asbestos was still there when he left. It is still there even now that he is a Senator and presumably has some pull to get things done. That's it. His entire real world work resume. 6 weeks work in the Senate with nothing to show for it, two years as a lawyer, with only 14 minor trials, and two years as a "community organizer" with nothing accomplished.

I think the sparkle and shine that Obama walks around with is starting to wear thin, and I have a feeling it will only fade more. I'm still waiting for the " October Surprise " that McCain has for us about Obama. I find it hard to give my support to a man who was in the congregation listening to this



Da Old Man said...

The more we learn about Obama, the more we realize what a terrible choice he will be. I have a feeling, things will be crazy at the Democratic Convention,and Hillary will come out with the nomination.
I'm not a big fan of hers, but I trust her more than him.

Jeff said...

You may be feeling that Barrack Obama was arrogant in this clip.
I'm sure that you -do- read your bibles and because of that, I'm sure that you see that his words were correct.

This Brazen Teacher said...

My mother is minister for a United Church of Christ in Ohio (same as Obama's church.) She also works at the national office, so I hear a lot of the political behind the scenes.

May I play devil's advocate? (My favorite thing EVER...) :-D

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. --- Theodore Roosevelt

Even President Bush whose policy I abhor- I still respect more than the citizens who bemoan him from their living room sofas. There is a fine line between criticism to "better the dialog," and criticism for OTHER reasons. To inflame. To appear self righteous. To protect interests. To divert attention, etc.

It is a grave mistake to assume what we hear about any candidate is fact. Even when truth is not being hidden it is still subject to millions of interpretations.

What's sad, is that everyone assumes their interpretation of truth is the correct one. Our country needs more listening, and striving for understanding with less mindless finger pointing.

Phew. Thanks for letting me vent there. I got all feisty.