posted on Jun, 19 2008 @ 09:29 AM
I dont know if I am an Obama basher, but I sure am not a Neophyte of the Cult of Obama either.
Why I dont like/trust him;
1) He acts like his family, his white family, is unimportant to him. He is trying to hard to sell the "I am a black man" issue at the expense of
the truth about his life, upbringing etc. Someone who abandons the people who raised them and loved them for personal gain is NOT someone I think has
a good character.
2) The press has been pushing him as the second coming of the Lord since LONG before his book, long before this whole campaign started. I am terribly
suspicious of someone (who really doesnt have any groundbreaking or earthshattering record of diplomacy or legislation) who is being singled out as a
Messiah by the press purely for his charisma, not for his work record. If he had both, that would be great, but no one is really saying "Look at the
wonderful work Obama has done here." They are saying "Look how compelling he is to the masses." That scares me. Jim Jones was compelling to his
masses. Hitler was compelling to his masses. Just being a compelling speaker without a firm track record of good work and loyalty and character means
a whole lot of nothing.
3) The very fact that the press, the Corporate media, and surprisingly, the Republicans are kind of leaving him alone. (They sure arent slicing and
dicing him a la Hilary.) If he were as good for the little guy as he (and the Corps) want us to believe they would be tearing his butt apart in the
press. That whole memo to the Canadians regarding how they were not to worry about the rhetoric he was spewing about NAFTA, that it was just
rhetoric, didnt help his image in my eyes, either.
NAFTA and agreements like it, are not just about protecting or giving away American jobs, they are a real threat to the sovereignty of America itself.