HUFFINGTON SAYS OBAMA NEEDS TO GET ANGRY
Posted by politicalpartypooper on September 11, 2008
Arianna Huffington has written a new blog post. Yes, it really is a new blog post, even though it’s probably printed in dozens of newspapers around the nation. I remember when news was news, not opinions. Her latest post is just that, another opinion in favor of her latest Martin Luther King Jr. wannabe, Barrack Obama.
Arianna talks about righteous indignation, and Obama’s need to embrace that if he wants to win this election.
When we think of King, we usually think of him as resolute and dignified. But, as Michael Eric Dyson points out, King was also filled with a prophetic anger, especially in the later years of his life, when he turned his attention to fighting poverty, entrenched racism, and the Vietnam War.
As a leader fighting for fundamental change in this country, Obama has to be willing to show us that kind of righteous anger. I don’t know about you, but when I think about what George Bush has done to this country — and what John McCain wants to keep doing — I consider outrage the only rational and legitimate response. So why don’t we see this outrage from Obama?
You can read the rest of her post here:
For my part, I don’t think Obama has any right to righteous anger. Being an Independent, it has been fairly easy to remain impartial throughout this entire process. From where I stand, if Obama wants to get angry over McCain’s lies and attacks, he needs to stop doing the same thing to McCain and Palin. I have seen numerous lies from both camps, countless attacks, and Obama’s gameplan for Hillary Clinton has been carried oer to this contest as well.
You can’t attack Obama’s record and get away with it. The press won’t let you. But if you are an Independent, I am here to inform you that there are plenty of places you can find the information you need to see that Obama has carried himself no differently than John McCain in this election. You can also find information about both Senator’s voting records here:
We owe it to ourselves to stay focused on the real issues of our times. Those issues have nothing to do with Sarah Palin’s daughter, or Biden’s combover. They have everything to do with corruption in Washington, in both political parties, with Social Security reform, healthcare reform, national security, economics, and a united direction for our one nation.
Both Candidates are now running on a platform of change. Isn’t it plain to see, however, that it’s politics as usual with this election? Change? Not likely.