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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Christopher W. Milton

Give us,
good Lord,
the grace to work for
the things we pray for.

--St Thomas More, 1478-1535

Jackson

"...this is a nonpartisan site."

Nonsense. And I'm glad it isn't.

Brian Schuettler

In 1991, when Obama joined the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, and is the place where later the Rev. Jeremiah Wright presided at his marriage to Michelle. Obama pledged allegiance to something called the Black Value System, which is a code of non-Biblical ethics written by blacks, for blacks…Such racial separatism is strangely at odds with the media’s portrayal of Obama as a uniter who reaches across races.

In short, Obama’s “unashamedly black” church preaches the politics of black nationalism. And its dashiki-wearing preacher — who married Obama and his wife and now acts as his personal spiritual adviser — is militantly Afrocentric. “We are an African people,” the Rev. Jeremiah Wright reminds his flock, “and remain true to our native land, the mother continent.”…

Wright makes the Rev. Jesse Jackson look almost moderate and patriotic. Yet this is whom Obama picked to baptize his daughters, plus to act as his “sounding board” during his presidential run.

Carl Olson

"...this is a nonpartisan site."

Let's put it another way: we won't ever tell people who to vote for. We don't do political endorsements. Not that I know who I'm voting for. But that's another story.

Karen

I'm concerned about Obama's church, too, and I will get to that in my on-going effort to try to make Catholics pay attention to who the man really is, instead of getting caught up in the hysteria that, I understand, feels good.

But long before that, I am just stupified to see Catholics (and especially Jesuits!) hailing him as their new savior. There is no getting around the truth that the man voted to throw living babies into medical dumpsters. I'm a badly catechized convert (Los Angeles diocese) but I'm sure a Catholic has absolutely no business voting for that man, much less waving his banners and cheering as if Jesus were descending on a cloud.

Karen

Oops. Sorry, I got all worked up and forgot to say thanks for the plug!

Ed Peters

Guys guys guys. Save it for the real race. Don't knock Obama out till he knocks Hilary CLINTON out. She is more dangerous, because she is more electable.

Tom

That's not what the polls say right now. McCain (the only other real alternative) beats Hillary and loses to Obama in national polls.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_obama-225.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/us/general_election_mccain_vs_clinton-224.html

Obama's more frightening because he makes Hillary look like a moderate. He's an honest-to-goodness liberal true believer with extreme views on just about everything and he's dangerously underqualified. Hillary would almost certainly make a better president than Obama.

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