Thursday, March 13, 2008

Obama shouldn't be trusted: Conservative pundits are usually a least a little bit useful in making sense of controversial issues like race, but I'm flabbergasted at how even the most tough-minded are so squishy about Obama. They document how Obama has sat quietly through 20 years of this nutcase's sermons, he donates thousands of dollars to him, and he even exposes his own children to the "reverend's" rhetoric, and then they conclude that Obama is a good guy and a centrist.

Let's make it real simple. He talks like a moderate, but like even a good card player, his tells give it all away. What does Occam's Razor suggest? That he's a friggin' politician, and a damn good one. He has the soul of a radical, but a level of mental and verbal discipline that is almost inhuman. He shouldn't be trusted.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't mind Sailer. He seems to have a certain homoerotic interest in black men which can cloud his judgment at times.

Ron Guhname said...

I didn't have Steve in mind when I wrote this. He has been more insightful than anyone on Obama.

And you sound like a lefty, so the gay thing is a compliment, right? Or maybe you meant it as an insult, and that makes you a hypocrite and a homophobe?

Jewish Atheist said...

What does Occam's Razor suggest? That he's a friggin' politician, and a damn good one. He has the soul of a radical, but a level of mental and verbal discipline that is almost inhuman.

Um, no. "A level of mental and verbal discipline that is almost inhuman" actually would violate Occam's razor. The blade suggests that Obama is basically a moderate (based on all other evidence) who for reasons probably understandable only by him, sees something essential in Wright which he takes while turning a blind eye to the craziness.

Ron Guhname said...

jewish atheist: I'm sure you've been around long enough to know to ignore what politicians say.

Anonymous said...

Early in his career Dick Gephardt went to (White) Citizen's Council Picnics. I think he probably did this because of the nature of the constituency to which he was then appealing.

I think Obama joined his black racialist church for much the same reason that Gephardt once consorted with segregationists.

Occam's Razor suggests that politicians tend to be whores.

SFG said...

I think Obama joined his black racialist church for much the same reason that Gephardt once consorted with segregationists.

That would be my opinion too. Not that he may not have a fair deal of Ivy League-inculcated resentment.

Look, if you're a conservative, there's no reason to vote for the guy anyway.

As a liberal, I figure hillary has the best chance to defeat McCain, though Obama is more likely to pull us out of Iraq. I voted for Hillary--I'm a pessimist.