“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Is this Man the Answer or the Anti-Christ

Posted by Reid

Ken Blackwell - Columnist for the New York Sun

It's an amazing time to be alive in America . We're in a year of firsts in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the first viable African-American candidate;and, a candidate who is the first front-running freedom fighter over 70.The next president of America will be a first. We won't truly be in an election of firsts,however, until we judge every candidate by where they stand. We won't arrive where we should be until we no longer talk about skin color or gender. Now that Barack Obama steps to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about his race, and start talking about his policies and his politics. The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr.Obama is now the front runner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him. Some pundits are calling him the next John F.Kennedy. He's not. He's the next George McGovern. And it's time people learned the facts. Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton. Never in my life have I seen a presidential front runner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic agenda, and he lost. Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he's not behind in the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty pageant.. Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and blue, to lead the United States of America .But let's look at the more defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial "beauty.." Start with national security, since the president's most important duties are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without preconditions with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,who vows to destroy Israel and create another Holocaust; and Kim JongII, who is murdering and starving his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table against terrorists - something no president has ever taken off the table since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is a foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk. Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush,have made more goods more affordable so that even people of modest means can live a life that no one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on "the rich.." How to fix Social Security? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare?Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes.Socialize medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have government take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck. Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a stadium rally by saying, "All praise and glory to God!" but says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have "hijacked" - hijacked - Christianity. He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois , he refused to vote against a statewide ban - ban - on all handguns in the state. These are radical left, Hollywood , and San Francisco values, not Middle America values. The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs. Clinton is a far tougher opponent But Mr. Obama could win if people don't start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of "bringing America together" means saying that those who disagree with his agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs. But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is and - yes - they're talking about his race.Those should never be the factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama's radical agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs. Clinton. It's time to talk about the real Barack Obama.In an election of firsts, let's first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our president in a nuclear age during a global civilizational war. Kind of scary, wouldn't you think According to The Book of Revelations the anti-christ is: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language,and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, will destroy everything. Is it OBAMA??
By the way, apparently the author of this post is a black man. All of this is interesting and very relevant to the upcoming election. FYI.


bert said...

good grief! the anti-christ? are you insane? you fundies really believe the apocalypse is near? wishing for it will not make it happen you know. he is nothing but a politician. if he is the anti-christ, then his election is inevitable so why bother going to the polls at all? you hard-right fundies should stay out of the communion vino.

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Black Panther said...

Bert: I have watched and read your scathing attacks on TRR blogs for the last few months. Everytime you weigh in, it is in a venomous manner attacking the author, the idea, both, or just using descriptions that are baseless and without merit. "Fundies"? What and or how does this have relevance to the article. As printed, the original auhtor was critical of Mr. Obama's liberal politics, and then he made the reference to the "antichrist" and what he perseeves as similarities.
You and I may disagree, but I will strive to maintain a dignity and respect for all "bloggers" while trying to make a point. I hope you will start to try to do the same.

bert said...

black panther, reid would not have posted this article if he did not subscribe to it's tenants. this makes reid almost certainly a fundamentalist christian--a fundie. fundies are on constant watch for the second coming and they interpret every news story as to how it fits in with the book of revelations. that is fine but calling obama the antichrist? come on! he is a second rate politician running a third rate campaign of flowery platitudes and very little substance....he is dreadfully underwhelming to be the antichrist.

i did not say anything that was venemous, undignified, or disrespectful. ed did that last week.

Reid said...

Bert: You again have assumed my beliefs without any knowledge. I have told you before, that if I post someone else's words, I just found them interesting and wanted to start a discussion. If you can't get past this fact, then I will be forced to only post my thoughts, which you can rightfully assume I believe.

As for this article, I found it interesting that a black journalist in a liberal area (Wash DC) was attacking the "Choice" and assailing him as an untenable presidential option, as well describing him as the "anti-christ". Seems to me the the so called fundamentalist in the bunch is Mr. Blackwell.

As a christian, however, I hope that someone will point out to me whom the anti-christ is. I want to make dure I stay away from him. As for my wallett,Mr. "Tax it all" Obama, sute looks like a Jim Jones to me.

bert said...

reid, if you do not want people ascribing what is posted to you, then maybe you should add your two-cents' worth. otherwise the assumption is that you agree with what you posted. capiche?

Reid said...

Bert, all you want to do is argue for the sake of arguing, so in the future if I post someone else's words, I will note that. What you ascribe to me is completely beyond my control. I have pointed out to you in previous posts that I didn't agree with the authors comments, just found them interesting and thought that they might stimulate discussion. Regardless, your assumptions will always be such and only such.