Saturday, May 03, 2008

Where is That America Today?



BEST SPEECH of the primary. President Barack Obama. Let it be. Let it be.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so tired of hearing about Rev. Wright. I am disappointed that CNN keeps playing and discussing the same issues about him when they have already been addressed. You are giving Rev. Wright exactly what he wants the pulblicity. He will probably take advantage off all this coverage and write a book. This is a man that was suppose to be serving the lord. I think the fame/pulblicity has made him insane and forgot his true purpose. Money can be the root to all evil . I feel this has gotten to Rev. Wright and he has forgotten all about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Obama has addressed this issue. He has even stated that he did not share the same opinions of the Rev. Wright but yet you keep covering and bringing his name up every chance you get. This is getting very old and ridiculous. There are important issues in America that needs to be addressed and made known to some Americans who may not know. It's awful strange Rev. Wright keeps coming up the closer we get to the Indiana/North Carolina primary.
I want to know why their hasn't been much coverage on Hillary's husband Bill Clinton when he was President and lied to America about being serviced by Monicsa. Hillary stated that Obama should of known about Rev. Wright after belonging to the church for 20yrs. Dids she know her husband would step out on her with another woman after being with him so long? Why don't you ask that question. Who knows, he was only caught with Monicas but there could of been other women that we do not know about.
This politic game is getting old very quickly and no one is a saint. Hilliary needs to remember this. It's like she's the pot calling the kettle back.
At first I was a supporter for either canidate Hillly or Obama. After seeing how Hillary can change her ways so quickly at the drop of a hat to try to please America made me question what would she really do if she was elected president. Right now she is just telling Americans what they want to hear in order to get heir vote. The big question is will she deliver. At first I believed she would but now I do not. Don't tell me what I want to hear. Tell me exactly what you are going to make happen and don't give excuses years down line why you didn't deliver.
Yes her grandfather or who ever worked in a coal mine or factory. I am so frustrated right now I can't remember where she said he worked. That's ashame on my behalf since I have heard it several times. Does she really know what it is like to struggle and try to make something of your self coming from nothing. If not she should not try to potray the role as if she has.
In my opinion if someone had to struggle and over come several obstacle I would have to say Obama faced and over came more obstacle. I like Hillary don't get me wrong but I am so disasppointed and shocked how she turned her campaign around and started fighting dirty, passing judgedment and forgetting the real issues America is facing. She may not be forgetting but difinitely taking the focus away from them.
Any American who believes in a higher power regardless of what religion would be lying if they say they do not pray more, talk to lord more, ask for strength etc. more often than their regular practices when in the time of need, facing a crisis, death, medical etc
I am one true American that can testify it is the truth. The Lord Jesus Christ is all I thought I had when my life was taken and turned upside down. In all actual reality my life was like dying and having to be reborn and change everything I was acustomed to. I was attacked stabbed 45 times in the back of my head, had my neck sliced, hog tied and left for dead. God spared me because I still had a purpose in life. As as result I am paralyzed on the left side of my body and the right side of my body does not have all of it's sensation. The left side is hyper sensative. I was told it was a miracle that I survived and their was no medical explanatioin but I know it was the grace of god. I WAS TOLD I WOULD NEVER WALK AGAIN BUT WITH THE HELP AND STRENGTH OF THE GOOD LORD, FAITH AND HOPE I AM WALKING WITH NO ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT. AT THE VERY BEGINNING OF MY TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS RIGHT AFTER MY ATTACK I COULDN'T MOVE ANYTHING BUT MY RIGHT HAD. I AM VERY CLOSE TO THE LORD NOW MORE THAN EVER. I PRAISE HIM AND TRY TO LIVE BY TREATING OTHERS THE WAY I WOULD LIKE TO BE TREATED. I LIVE DAY BY DAY TRYING TO FIND THE PATH THAT THE GOOD LORD HAS PAVED FOR ME. I STILL WORK MY DETERMINATION KEEPS ME GOING. I KEEP GOING BECAUSE IF I DONT MY ATTACKERS WIN. SO WHEN OBAMA SAID PEOPLE CLING TO RELIGION HE IT HIT IT RIGHT ON TOP OF THE NAIL. ANYONE WHO DISAGREE IS MOST LIKELY NOT RELIGIOUS.

MRMacrum said...

Damn, I like Barack. It has been many years since I was so fired up for one candidate. He is so in sync with what I see as our collective problems, it is almost surreal. A once a generation politician.

What a great speech. Thanks.

em said...

"but yet you keep covering and bringing his name up every chance you get. This is getting very old and ridiculous"
to anonymous: you invoked Monica, a subject that is more overcooked than Krakatoa.
Obama was on Meet the Press this morning and, although an almost imposing portion of the program was given to discussion of the Wright ripple effect, he elucidated every point. Wright was seen as one who is need of the lime light and Obama was able to skillfully field every question Tim lobbed at him; in true Obama form, with grace and honesty.
What Obama has asked for from all of us is to discern truth from fiction, not to point fingers at one another, but instead to look for commonality and build from there.
I agree with you in wishing that the Wright focus should be relegated by far more important issues. As long as the Wright issue persists, however, and distortions of it smear Barack, we need countervailing perspectives to continue.
I think "Fumbling" has done a good job with bringing a balance of news, op-ed, humor, music, spirituality, poetry, and personal testimony, and I love to read Craig's blog. What Barack has dared to do with great tact, in spite of it being very dangerous politically, is to suggest that we are all fumbling, and that our belief in each other is paramount to our success as a truly great nation.
Craig offers a nice variety and, to my read, covers enough ground for me to include his blog in my weekly and now daily regular routine.
You have gone through a tremendous ordeal. I am glad you are healing. I went through a perhaps less but long lasting and debilitating infirmity understand some of how you feel.
All I can say to you is that you are doing the best that you can.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts. God bless you.

MRMacrum said...

em - Great comment. I have longed for years for a pol to stand up tell us what we all know and should hear instead of pandering to what we would hope for. It is usually political suicide, as you point up, to speak truth. Barack seems to have a way of dispensing truth in a way that is accepted throughout a wide range of the population.

Even if he loses the nomination to Hillary, I am contemplating a write in come November. But then my plan to punish my previous party for mishandling our country for the last 28 years might be in jeopardy.

MacDaddy said...

What a speech! If elected, we will actually have a US president in office that I could be proud of.

MacDaddy said...

What a speech! If elected, we will actually have a US president in office that I could be proud of.

Craig Hickman said...

mrmacrum, you will NOT have to write-in Obama's name in November.

Believe that.

em said...

em - Great comment. I have longed for years for a pol to stand up tell us what we all know and should hear instead of pandering to what we would hope for.
mrmarcum, Thank you for your comment.
I enjoy reading your comments.:-)
As the latest news reflects, Obama will be the man to go to Washington as our first African American President of the USA, the African American voters have cast their vote behind the right person and they know it, talk about poetic justice! Like Andrew Sullivan said, it is Shakespearian, yes?