Smears galvanizes Obama supporters

Every smear promoted against Barack Obama only galvanizes his supporters.  What the McCain campaign does not understand is that Barack Obama represents every American who ever felt marginalized.

Every woman who was been raped.  Every woman that survived breast cancer.  Every man and woman who
had to work 2 and 3 jobs to make ends meet.  Every soldier who went to Iraq and knew it was wrong and had to do it anyway.  Every African-American who was subject to racism (and that would be every black person in America). Every Hispanic who was subject to prejudice.  Every child who was ostracized
or alienated for being “different,” every elderly person made to feel obsolete and unimportant, every disabled person made to feel deficient and anyone else who was marginalized by the minority ruling class:  the 1% of predominantly white, male Americans who control most of the country’s wealth
and therefore most of the power.

In the words of Mahatma Ghandi, every tyrant who ever ruled has always fallen.  They are consumed by their own hatred.  So when the Republicans smear Obama, it is GOOD for the Obama campaign. It just makes everyone in his campaign work that much harder.  In fact, we should thank the Republicans for handing him this election.

And THAT, my friend, is why Obama will win.  Just look at history and reflect upon the energy of this campaign.  It is born from the negative energy that produced the opposition:  prejudice, murder, hatred, hundreds of years of discrimination and violence.  Now all Americans who were victimized by our fear and stupidity have a leader.

Yes, there is danger, because the minority ruling class is fearful and does not want to lose power.  However,
just like Ghandi, King, and Bobby Kennedy before him, Obama will not lose
because he has the spirit of all those leaders within him.

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One response to “Smears galvanizes Obama supporters

  1. vicki456

    Let’s review what news agencies and religious leaders had to say about false smears about Barack Obama. (I don’t know of any false smears about John McCain. They may be out there, but they don’t make the news).

    Los Angeles Times: That the rumors are false and vile is self-evident…Presidential candidates of both parties have a duty to denounce not only the smear against Obama, but the bigotry that underlies it.” (December 2, 2007)

    NewsWeek: Dueling chain emails claim [Obama’s] a radical Muslim or a “racist” Christian. Both can’t be right. We find both are false. ..One claims that Obama is “certainly a racist” by virtue of belonging to Chicago’s Trinity United Church of Christ, which purportedly accepts only black parishioners and espouses a commitment to Africa…Actually, a white theology professor says he was “welcomed enthusiastically” at the Trinity United Church, as have other non-blacks. Another email claims that Obama “is a Muslim,” attended a “Wahabi” school in Indonesia, took his Senate oath on the Koran, refuses to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and is part of an Islamic plot to take of the r U.S. Each of these statements is false. These false appeals to bigotry and fear remind us of the infamous whispering campaign of eight years ago, when anonymous messages were sent out just before the South Carolina primary. (January 11, 2008)

    ASSOCIATED PRESS: Interviews by the Associated Press at the elementary school in Jakarta found that it’s a public and secular institution that has been open to students of all faiths since before the White House hopeful attended in the late 1960s. (January 28, 2007)

    FAITH LEADERS: “Many of you have seen hateful emails, blog postings and reports circulating on the Internet and in the media about Senator Barack Obama and his religious upbringing. We are writing to deplore this despicable tactic and set the record straight. We have had enough of the slash and burn politics calculated to divide us as children of God. We must come together as one nation, and see our stake in each other as Americans. The bitter, destructive politics that have so riven our country in recent years cannot stand.” (January, 23, 2007) Signed by Dr. Robert W. Edgar, National Council of Churches; Rabbi Jonah Dov Pesner, Salam Al-Marayati, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Rev. Stephen J. Thurston, National Baptist Convention of America; The Rt. Rev. Preston W. Williams, Global Council of Bishops, African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sister Simone Campbell, SSS, NETWORK; The Rev. John H. Thomas, United Church of Christ; Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, interfaith Alliance, Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Jewish Funds for Justice; Alex Kelly, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good; Dr. T. Dewitt Smith Jr., Progressive National Baptist Convention.


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