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Saturday, April 12, 2008

What Is An Obamarock?

Did you ever get hit with an Obamarock? I did. Yesterday, right after he called my cousin, who recently lost his job in Harrisburg, an embittered, white guy who was one of those who fell through the cracks during the Bush Administration, and had become a xenophobic, anti-immigrant, protectionist, racist, rifle-totting nut ball. Well I suppose that's not what he said exactly. What he said exactly, as quoted from the New York Times, was “So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." There; that's exactly what he said. After you read both you will probably say, yea they sound the same, but the second guy was a little nicer. Anyway, that is an Obamarock. He throws them quite often. He said America has a race problem that requires a thoughtful approach and that white people are naturally racist even though they may not be aware. He even used his grandmother as an example, while acknowledging that she didn't have a conscious racial bone in her body, but was a racist never-the-less. He threw another Obamarock when he was questioned about the speeches by his pastor and mentor for 20 years, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. After the Reverend retired to a multi-million dollar home in a gated community in Chicago, Obama said if Wright was still pastor he would leave the church. He has not renounced the accusations made by the pastor. He has not renounced support for Black Liberation Theology, which was the dominant theme of Sunday Services for many years in that church. And right after he hit my cousin with one Obamarock he threw another at a speech in Indiana when he said “Lately, there’s been a little typical sort of political flare-up because I said something that everybody knows is true..." So how many rocks do you let him throw at you before you figure out he doesn't like you, but would like you to elect him President so he can make you a better person. His wife Michelle throws them too. You might call them Mobamarocks. She said she "was never proud of her country until now," which was when Obama supporters began to see he could get traction with the electorate. That was a pretty big Mobamarock. She is a black professional with a substantial income. She has gone to the best schools and lived a life of comparative wealth and yet this was the first time she has been proud. Has she ever been asked if she agrees with Reverenced Wright? Does she believe the government developed AIDS to kill black people? Does she believe that the President and Vice-President conspired to bring down the World Trade Center? Does she believe in the separatism espoused by Louis Farrakhan? Does she believe that the government is hiding the spacecraft from other planets to discredit Farrakhan’s visit to the Mother ship? So you might ask. What is all this rock-throwing business? Well it's like this. These comments by Obama and his wife are not one-time, off-the-cuff remarks made in tiredness, haste or poorly-written speeches. This is what they believe. They do not love America. They do not care about the people who do not agree with them. They do not care about the entire history of our nation, only the part about slavery, Jim Crow and the unconscious racism of America's white people. The Obama's along with other haters of America, like Jimmy Carter, Ramsey Clark and William Ayres, relish in the thought of being able to pay back all those who have oppressed them in the past and wish to make America the laughing-stock of the world. The Obama’s and their allies wish to loot America the way the Bolsheviks looted Russia in 1917. They wish to replace our borders, rebuild our institutions and change the way we live so that we may live in the poverty that so dominates many parts of the world. So the next time your hear an Obamarock or a Mobamarock whiz by your head you better duck; Another one is coming.