Thursday, June 12, 2008

OBAMA'S IN TEARS SO FIGHT THE SMEARS

According to a report from yahoo, Obama is launching a website to "fight the smears" against him and his wife. Sanctimoniously I might add. Here is the header of the page, it reads:
"What you won't hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge, patriotism as a bludgeon, that sees our opponents not as competitors to challenge, but enemies to demonize. Because we may call ourselves democrats and republicans, but we are Americans first. But we are always Americans first" Barack Obama June 3rd 08".
MMhmmm. Yep democrats don't smear or demonize. WTF. I'm not drinking the kool-aid thanks anyway. My BS flag is waving hard and high.
This is politics folks. Why is it that so many on the Obama train can't get over us peeps disagreeing and making fun of Obama? Its what politico's do. OK so some intellectual types that can't handle a little sarcastic bashing will say that it isn't "right" or "let's get back to the issues". Snore. I am a concerned American like everyone else but this pussy-footing aroud candidates is so grade school. Americans should rise above and go BEYOND the smear and the negative politics. I say HORSE HOCKEY!...SMEAR JOCKEY POLITICS IS what makes America great. Dirty politics has been around for centuries why stop and hug each other now? This website is so lame. Sorry it is. I don't think Obama can take the heat. Imagine Bush putting up a website to stop the smearing of him. OOPS, sorry forgot they aren't smears they are all true. America is getting more and more babyish. Don't call me unpatriotic, don't label me, don't use Obama's middle name, don't say mean things about candidates, that's an attack ad, this campaign will not go negative, denounce this, denounce that, leave my wife alone, you hate Obama you are racist, don't say McCain is old, yadda yadda yadda! I say, say it all! Memo to: spouters of the mouth: say it and own it.
So when Obama called-out the lending industry, Countrywide specifically, and then hired a Fannimae guy who helped him get better loans than most hard working americans, is that a smear? Yep a hypocritical one at best.
Obama is a micro manager. He is so afraid of the smears that he is going to squash them before they get legs. Fine. He's a baby. Nobody cares whether or not he's a Muslim. Nobody cares whether or not Michelle called people "whitey", though her pastor did, it doesn't seem like a stretch. The people spreading these smear rumors aren't voting for Obama anyway...deal with it. Or is it because he thinks that Americans are swayed so easily by every wind of information that he can on one hand, sway them to his side, like he does with his speeches, and on the other they can be swayed yet again, away from him. This appears to be on the controlling side and applying the wishy washy label to most voters. maybe its true, but that's politics folks. Smear, defame, rip, tear, name call, spread rumors, gossip, dig for dirt and lie. Get nasty. Its the American way and all this "be nice" and "stick to the issues" sh** is under my skin. We know what the issues are, must we constantly re-hash and re-hash the obvious. Sometime a break from the constant battle of ideology is needed. So we smear. If it wasn't true there wouldn't be any National Enquirer magazines. People who can't stand to have bad things said about them shouldn't be President. Its a jungle out there folks. Fight the anti-smear crowd. They are taking away our blogging material. Now that is uncalled for!

27 comments:

namaste said...

i think you hit the nail on the head by citing the control issues in obama. and also when you said that he thinks because he sways people with his speeches, they can just as easily be swayed away from supporting him. that's what happens when you start to believe the hype about yourself. you think you're so much smarter than everyone else, you forget how to talk to ppl without condescending.

oh yes! taking away blogging material is blaspheme!!

i got some kleenex, baby-wipes, and pacifiers for the next person, who says, "let's stick to the issues."

good posts, nik. we should mass mail this to all the babies. it's politics ppl, not personal. business is business and political business gets dirty. get over yourself.

Butta Skotch said...

Dear Nikki,
You really make me laugh. You are right, Democrats do smear and demonize. The Reps for the most part use to stick to the issues. This primary season however, the DNC and GOP has switched roles. Conservatives went after John Kerry with facts about John Kerry. It was the Dems fabricating evidence about George W. Bush, not ”reporting for duty”. I didn’t even want to vote for John Kerry. I just voted for him because I disagreed with the war in Iraq.

“This is politics“. You are once again correct. So why should we make fun of our candidates.? It’s sad when there is no one running whom we take serious.

The Reps need to stop throwing the dirt of others onto Barack Obama and promote their agenda. If you guys had a true conservative running, Barack would only be a highlighted speaker at the Dems Convention. He’d be campaigning for Hillary and you guys would be giving her a run for her money.

“SMEAR JOCKEY POLITICS” is not what makes America great. It is what tears us apart.
I look forward to your next post.

Butta Skotch said...

Oh I forgot to mention, the smear campaign website is good business. You must neutralize a threat before it damages you. You should be happy that the first (Black) President of The United States of America can speak eloquently and is so bright.

Nikki said...

woohoo Maria...we are chest bumping aren't we! Well stated and I think your comment should be a post it is so good...thanks chickie. :)N

Nikki said...

Hey Keith aka Butta Skotch...I like your expansive view to issues and topics. I think the actual issues are what divides America...while I don't believe there are 2 americas there is disagreement. People just see things differently, and its the politicking of those issues is what drives the division IMO. Your points are all valid and worth bringing up...
Obama is more than articulate he is charismatic...its a change from the word murderer and unarticulation that has been a part of this Presidency. However I don't need pretty speeches, just tenacity and Obama may not have that...it remains to be seen. great comments...:)N

Righty64 said...

Hit it right on the head! I LIKE partisanship. I like two, distinct political parties. I like that there are liberals (socialists) and conservatives. I do NOT like this unity business. There are quite a few nations that have a lot of unity. Why, one in just south of Florida. Can you say CUBA?! And, BTW, when is there bipartiasanship when a Republican is running things? When do the Dems reach out to advance any REPUBLICAN innititives?!

Americaneocon said...

He's a hypocrite alright!

Nice posting, and keep it up!!

Butta Skotch said...

“Tenacity” to do what? He is a figure head, no more. All he has to do is give you not “pretty speeches” but inspiring speeches. You need to have the tenacity to be flexible and adjust to the current times. Read my latest post…… I love your vigor.

Nikki said...

Hey Butta...I'll head over to read the newest for sure! I disagree that he is a figurehead. The President sets policy and veto's policy, but I will stipulate that he is not as powerful as people act like he is. When I say tenacity I mean that Bush is not swayed by polls. Some think he should be, I however do not. The media is not forthright enough of the deliverance of information and it is often dumbed down for the fast entertainment tyoe news that people like. Flexible he has not been as of late. Right now the popular thing to do is to be the opposite of Bush and whether people like it or not, he isn't the monster or idiot that they deem him to be. He has made many mistakes and so will the next President. Tenacity is taking the heat without saying his color is the reason for the descent he is bi-racial, and not inadequacy but disagreement. He is a bit too love fest-ish for my taste but so are most liberals, except when it comes to conservatives...heading over to your place. :)N

DB said...

Perhaps it is just a stunt...which is working as Obama keeps devising cheap ways to keep him the only story in the news even now that Hillary is gone. Pretty brilliant if you ask me. McCain needs to get something going that keeps the news either off Obama or back onto himself.

Nikki said...

DB, I think it makes him look nervous. He looks sqeemish to deal with what is a reality. If he really wants to focus on issues why focus on gossip?...:)N

Butta Skotch said...

You are right, George Bush is not swayed by pools. He is swayed by personal gain. You are right the media is not forthright, even rush Limbaugh does his thing to make money. The popular thing to do is to oppose Gorge Bush because the majority of the people know this war is illegal. He is not protecting American. Period.

The only folks bringing race into this debate is conservatives and you are once again correct madam, it makes me cry.

I eagerly await your response.

Nikki said...

Butta, a President only gains when the polls are in his favor. Power comes with a strong approval rating. Congress is not forced to pass his agenda because the peeps don't demand it. Power comes with popularity. btw I don't like Limbaugh and a lot of other conservative elitists. Too bad congress passed off on this illegal war...I think the only ones bringing race into the race are Obama supporters calling critics of the candidate racists...If Hillary or Chris Dodd were the nominee I would ring their necks just as hard and did when she was in the race, not to do so is appeasement. Don't cry his race is of no consequence to me, but his policies are and changing my style of writing in fear of offending is not right. I refuse to be stifled because some will take criticism as racism. Snark is just more entertaining!great discussion! :)N

Butta Skotch said...

I think your style of writing is a breath of fresh air. I don’t care if Barack is not your man and I don’t care why. Not that you are, but you have my permission to speak openly and not be viewed as a racist. Don’t be scared to bring up the race issue if it is a valid point. My gripe is all the smoke and morrows to deny the fact that the issue is for some about race. Lets deal with it and move on.

Don’t forget that this country started with legalized servitude and the descendants of those that where subjected to that slavery are alive and well. You my good friend did not enslave me, but the reality is, my great grand farther was a slave. Barack has come to symbolize the anointment for the original sin so to speak. The Democrats historically are the racist among us, you should ask yourself though, why don’t black folks know this? Why do we vote Democratic? (That’s another topic)
It’s not black folks calling you racist, we as a people have no public forum. The establishments media is perpetuating an image which I myself am trying to overcome. I feel Barack Obama wants to overcome this image as well. So he is my figure head. That’s why I will support him Tuesday, November 4, 2008.

Nikki said...

Well said Butta, I agree he has not brought race into the election but unfortunately his poor judgement in friends and churches has. There are those who will not vote for him because he is black just like there are those who would not have voted for Mitt Romney because he is Mormon. Unfortunate yes. Yes America has an ugly history of slavery and still has work to do in equality, but to admit progress does not diminish the past. Obama is a beacon to many for that reason, too bad he isn't republican haha...Race relations is always a great topic. I think dialog is good. Clarity and understanding gets us all closer to the ground we seek as unified equal americans...excellent comment! :)N

Butta Skotch said...

Well played and well stated my fair lady. You are truly a worthy opponent and I take my hat off to you. I would be honored if you would join me in an audio post soon. Email me to discuss the details. Good day Madam.

Nikki said...

Butta, please, call me babe. Madam just sounds so old. hehe :)N

Butta Skotch said...

No problem, the informal me would have said mama. I felt Madam was more respectful than “Hey lady“. From here on you shall be babe.

Nikki said...

woohoo! that's what I like! :)N

Muslims Against Sharia said...

Senator Obama is NOT a Dirty Muslim!

"What you won't hear from this campaign or this party is the kind of politics that uses religion as a wedge," says Mr. Obama, while denouncing statements of him being a Muslim as a smear. Why is the presidential candidate who claims to be religiously inclusive is treating the word "Muslim" as an insult? Apparently, it is OK for Mr. Obama to be associated with terrorists like William Ayers or racists like Jeremiah Wright, but God forbid somebody would call him a Muslim! No, he won't stand for that kind of smear! We admit that most terrorists are Muslims, but most Muslims are not terrorists and the statement on Mr. Obama's website is insulting to hundreds of millions of people.

How could a man who discards his family heritage in favor of political expediency be even considered for presidency of the United States? Where are all the so-called "Islamic civil rights groups" like CAIR, MPAC, ISNA, MAS, etc. who are quick to defend every Islamic terrorist, but are silent when Muslims in general are being denigrated? Would Mr. Obama have the same reaction if someone claimed that he was raised as a Jew? We sincerely doubt that.

Muslims Against Sharia demand immediate removal of "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim" statement from the official Barack Obama's website as well as an apology for giving the word "Muslim" a negative connotation.

http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2008/06/senator-obama-is-not-dirty-muslim.html

DB said...

I have a few things.

First, where on Obama's page does it use the adjective "dirty" in referring to Muslims?

Second, I think terrorists give the word "Muslim" a negative connotation, not Obama or McCain or any American for that matter.

Third, if Obama is not a Muslim, then why is it wrong for him to say "I am not a Muslim?"

Fourth, great use of the peace symbol next to the crecent moon of your profile image.

Muslims Against Sharia said...

db, you must be very dumb not to understand the difference between "I am not a Muslim" and "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim".

DB said...

Yes, apparently I am dumb. You really need thicker skin buddy. You do realize what side is using the term Muslim negatively, right? But I am the dumb one. Nice.

Muslims Against Sharia said...

You are pretty dumb. and if you think that only one side uses the term "Muslim" negatively, you are even dumber than we thought.

One question, though. What does your dumbness has to do with thickness of our skins? Aren't you confusing that with thickness of your skull?

DB said...

Are you serious? Are you seriously making the point that I am wrong because I am dumb? You answer only one of my questions by calling me dumb, and that makes me think you are right? Are these effective arguments to make your case? Yes, I know both sides use the term negatively, but the Islam extremeists are the ones giving Islam a bad name, not Americans on either side. I am sure glad you do not speak on behalf of all Muslims because you are not putting a good face forward. But what do I know? I am dumb.

Muslims Against Sharia said...

We sincerely apologize for calling you dumb. It is not nice to make fun of intellectually challenged people. We’ll try to answer all of your questions as simply as we can.
1. Obama’s page does not use adjective “dirty”. However phrase "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim" implies that labeling someone a Muslim is libelous (dirty).
2. You are absolutely right, Islamic radicals give the word “Muslims” a negative connotation. However, perpetuating the “all Muslims are the same” myth, which the phrase "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim" does, is not helpful.
3. It is not wrong for Obama to say “I am not a Muslim”. It is, however, wrong for him to say: "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim."
4. Thank you very much. We tried to convey the message that Islam is peace. At least the version that we practice.

DB said...

1. Yes, calling Obama a muslim is smear. Welcome to post-terrorist attack America where being called a muslim is not a good thing. Unless you are one.

2. Where is it written that Obama has to stop perpetuating this so called myth about muslims? Obama's one "smear" line does far less harm to the muslim name than than all of the following: (a) Saudi sharia (b) iran (c) taliban (d) public beheadings (e) suicide bombers (f) all middle east (g) people like you (h) terrorists (i)sunni/shia conflicts, etc. What is worse, giving 200 lashes to a gang rape victim simply or having a website you dont agree with? What hurts the muslim image more? If you think Obama's page is bad, you need to watch some more Fox News or CNN. Muslims hurt the muslims name more than anything our politicians can perpetuate.

3. Why is this not wrong? I know you have tried to explain how this hurts muslims feelings, but you attack me for asking this question. Then why should I care? You call me dumb for asking, then why should I care if we continue to wage a war against all the muslims throughout the world and "convert them all to christianity" like some on the right want. Perhaps Ann Coulter has a point afterall.

4. The version you practice might be helping more than the one we hear about everyday, but your attacking me gives me very little confidence that you are fully against those other ones. You sound no different than the muslims who censor their people or punish them for speaking out against the religion. Sounds too similar to me. Your values are twisted, a gateway-drug to Sharia, if you will.