I’ve heard so much about the “eloquence” of Senator Obama’s speechs. Quite frankly, he sounds more like a Hallmark card. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Hallmark, I buy their cards all the time. Words are a very powerful tool. They can motivate or discourage us in daily life. But, in the end, it’s action that brings about the end result, on any given situation – not the words.
Senator Obama seems to be better suited to “motivational speaking” as opposed to “President of the United States.” While his experience in government (143 days) equals to about one grade level in school, he has extensive experience using motivational words. He is a walking encyclopedia of platitudes and cliches’, to inspire even the pesimist.
“I believe in the basic decency of the American people.”
“Let the chips fall where they may.”
“There are those who don’t believe in talking about hope…”
“We learned to disagree without being disagreeable.”
“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”
“Don’t tell me words don’t matter.”
Senator Obama, your ‘words’ inspire me. They inspire me to challenge you – to keep YOUR WORD and STOP LYING to the American people.
I can’t help but think what would happen and the amount of backlash that would follow these statments, if spoken by a ‘white’ American – in reference to Afro-Americans:
Obama: “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.”
White ‘folk’ with black mother version: “I ceased to advertise my mother’s race at the age of twelve or thirteen, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to blacks.”
Obama: “That’s just how white folks will do you.”
White folk: “That’s just how black folks will do you.”
How can this country ever overcome racism, when someone who knows first hand how much damage racism perpetuates, practices such bias? Racism is racism – period! Our country cannot Unite as One, if we continue to practice in the division of race!
Now for Senator Obama’s credibility: “Don’t tell me, Senator Obama, words don’t matter!”
Obama in 2004: “I think I’ve been very clear! There’s a Presidential election in four years, and I AM NOT running for President in four years!” You only need watch the first seven seconds of the clip below to confirm that statement! He states this with agitation, because this is not the first time he has been asked and responded to this question publicly. If you missed the other video, where he states he does not have the experience to run, you may watch it here: https://senatorobama.wordpress.com/obama-im-not-qualified-to-run-for-president/
In January 2006, during an interview with Tim Russett on “Meet the Press” the following exchange took place:
Russert: “When we talked back in November of ’04 after your election, I said, ‘There’s been enormous speculation about your political future. Will you serve your six-year term as United States senator from Illinois?'”
Obama: “I will serve out my full six-year term. You know, Tim, if you get asked enough, sooner or later you get weary and you start looking for new ways of saying things. But my thinking has not changed.”
Russert: “So you will not run for president or vice president in 2008?”
Obama: “I will not.”
If you think these are the only (I’m going to be eloquent here) falsehoods, visit this site displaying dozens of others: http://theobamafile.com/ObamaLies.htm