Sunday, March 02, 2008

Calculated Charisma

Check out this post from Jenny of A Great Deception on why Barak Obama is such a dangerous man:
  • Barack Obama is a cool guy, a stud, the class president who is polite and talented, possessing the uncanny knack to charm mothers and daughters alike. He's a smooth talker, gifted with an inborn political savvy that makes our current Commander in Chief sound even more, well, Texan than he already does. (Don't get me wrong, if Texas secedes I'd go with them in a heartbeat)

    But this Obama, he's cool. The kind of cool that makes you check your hair and makeup in the rear view mirror before stepping out of the car, the kind of cool that flusters even hardened news anchors and pundits alike, the kind of cool that sits back and nods in approval and recognition during a satirical roast of his mannerisms and idiosyncrasies.

    In other words, he's cool enough to make me forget, even momentarily, where he stands on certain issues, what his true values consist of, and the chilling plans he has for a nation where the universal health care plan would offer abortions on demand on my tax dollar.
I think Jenny is on to something. For the rest of the post, go here.

And all this time, I thought Hillary was the anti-Christ....

Pax Christi,


Anonymous said...

hmmm. That is an interesting point. At least Hillary comes right out screeching about wanting to just seize the profits earned by a privately owned company an place them in a government program, and wanting to just seize the pay earned by a private citizen who chooses not to participate in a proposed government mandated socialized health program and force him or her to be enrolled. Talk about the government gun! But at least Clinton mouths off about it and people notice.

Obama is just cool enough that people don't notice that he will talk about how much the war costs us in dollar amounts on moment, and complains about bankrupting our country; but then the next moment he talks about spending way more on--not just socialized government-run health care domestically--but on foreign aid... on health care and hunger and other domestic issues of other countries.

Every body agrees that Clinton has some dumb ideas when she suggests, for example, that we should have three separate driver's licenses. But when Obama suggests that Iraq was a bad idea, and that a better idea would be to attack a nuclear armed ally... damn, he just sounds good and looks cool while saying it. And I guess image is all that matters. Even at the expense of substance.

Danny Garland Jr. said...

Maybe they both are the antichrist! St. John said there are many antichrists.

phatcatholic said...

haha, good call danny

Little Sister said...

Obama's been getting scarier by the minute as I learn more about the Illinois Infant's Born Alive Act, or about how he's all over the airwaves and internet for saying he's Christian one moment and some other faith the next. He cannot be pinned down, and that won't do if he were to ever get into the office. I'm nearly at the point where I'm willing to pray that Hellary gets the Democratic nomination just so she's easier for McCain to overcome; however I'm not much in favor of McCain either.

Kyle R. Cupp said...

Relax. Neither of them is the anti-Christ.

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