Monday, August 11, 2008
This was sent to me from my friend, Deb...
Below are a few lines from Obama's books: In his words!
From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'
From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.' From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'
And FINALLY the Most Damming one of ALL of them!!!
From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'
Now...probably many of these were taken out of context...In the spirit of full disclosure, I have read NEITHER of Obama's books. (As compulsive as I am about the NYT Bestseller List, I refused to read his books...)
I would be more likely to read this one, though....
I'm just sayin'............For me, it is not a Black/White thing, it's a "this is COMPLETELY the wrong guy for the job" thing.....He scares me. His thinking, his lack of faith, his slickness. I am one nervous voter...
And please no hate mail. I respectfully disagree with those who will vote for him, but I ask that you respect my opinion as well.