posted on Jun, 16 2008 @ 09:29 AM
Originally posted by grover
I was in favor of John Edwards or Bill Richardson but since we have Obama (whom I am not exactly thrilled with) I will object when I see mean and
hateful attacks directed at him as a distraction from the real issues.
Maybe liberals are just waaaay more sensitive than the rest of us. I didn't realize criticizing Obama for displaying poor leadership was "mean and
At the same time if Obama had said if they bring a knife to the fight we'll bend over and spread our cheeks and take it like John Kerry... you
would be attacking him for that.
It's childish, its idiotic and you should be ashamed of yourselves.
I would suggest that your misguided example is by far more childish than anything I've ever posted.
WE NEED TO BE DISCUSSING THE ISSUES... WHAT'S FACING US OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS IS WHAT IS IMPORTANT!!!
The issue is whether Obama provides congruent leadership, and whether what he claims to stand for means anything. He could promise to deliver on many
issues but if his promises don't reflect who he really is, the promises are worthless.
I work in a neighborhood that's about 95% black, and every DAY there are shootings. A couple of weeks ago a 10-year old boy got shot in the face in
a drive-by at 6:00 pm. He was working helping out in a store. Last night 3 kids got shot, one killed and one was paralyzed.
Stopping black crime in my neighborhood IS an issue for me. Obama's use of the "we'll bring a gun" metaphor isn't going to help solve this
issue. Worse, he's become a role model and phenomenon with the kids in this neighborhood.
When these kids hear their hero say "we'll bring a gun" you have no idea of the impact. To them, he's validating their way of life.
You can try to blow it off or dismiss it all you want. I walked on the sidewalks over the blood stains every so often. You probably don't work in
the inner city so you're totally out of touch with the reality of this problem.
I don't mean this in an insulting way at all. it's just that if you don't live in this environment I can understand why you wouldn't "get" what
I'm talking about.