Sunday, October 12, 2008

Influence On A Candidate

How to sort the rhetoric from fact...that is a task thrust upon the electorate in any election year, and the enormity of it is magnified in the cycle of the General Election for President. What to make of the myriad campaign ads is something through which we must all sift and subsequently debate amongst our peers, sometimes in heated fashion. We make enemies of our closest family members in these times in the most benign of cycles, but this year is probably one of the most volatile we'll see (hopefully) in the foreseeable future.

In this new age of instant video and visual "proof", we should have seen a narrowing of the divide that, in recent history, so heavily relied on opinion alone. We should have been freed from the burden of having to explain why "X" was so by simple virtue of the moving-picture evidence we could readily produce. But the process of editing thus became the focus of debate rather than the context of that which was actually uttered. So quick are we to do battle along lines that should have little merit.

A good case in point is the following video from an ACORN function in December of 2007.

Please take special note of not only the ominous tone of the meeting, but also of the fact that Obama and his acolytes created the financial crisis in which we now find ourselves. Further, take note that Obama then says that the organization will be called upon to "shape the agenda" of his administration.

"We're gonna be having meetings, all across the country, with community organizations, so that you have input into the agenda of the next Presidency of the United States of America."

Just imagine a Republican candidate telling a Bob Jones University crowd, e.g., that they'd help forge a new administration policy. Now imagine not knowing anything about it due to a failure to report by the MSM? Is there any doubt that the ensuing uproar would produce anything less than short-term loss of hearing? (What? I can't hear you!)

Sometime before millions of people pull the curtain and vote for our new leader, it is imperative that voters understand that a vote against Obama is not automatically a racist act. By all means, if you want Obama, vote that way but I implore you, don't feel compelled to vote for him just for the sake of appearance.

Do NOT be cowed into voting against your beliefs for the sake of an alleged clear conscience somewhere down the road. The road may not be there when it comes time to explain yourself.

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1 comment:

Straight Talk on McCain said...

What’s interesting about this video is that it blames the Community Reinvest Act for the sub-prime crisis, yet even Business Week (by no means a liberal magazine) acknowledges that the CRA is not to blame. The majority of sub-prime loans were made by institutions who are not even regulated by the CRA. And Robert Gordon, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, even said “It’s telling that, amid all the recent recriminations, even lenders have not fingered CRA. That’s because CRA didn’t bring about the reckless lending at the heart of the crisis.”