The White Lily Blog

All Gone Obama Baby All Gone
April 11, 2008, 8:00 pm
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It really seems impossible to capture the way people’s brains work, or don’t work. CNN has been running a series of shots of Obama kissing and mugging wide-eyed at babies, and of babies cooing back–“Babies for Obama,” it’s called.  

Nobody makes the obvious comment that if it weren’t for a couple of accidental factors, that adorable baby could have been called–according to Barack’s wording–a ‘punishment’ for mom’s stupidity, and thus disposable. Dispensible.  Profoundly abortable.

No wonder Barack’s looking at that one baby all bug-eyed. He’s wondering how this one made it!

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What Do I Think? Let Me Check My Demographics…
March 20, 2008, 2:47 pm
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Is it possible to admire the rhetoric of a speech, and at the same time criticize its contents? Absolutely. While some Americans were deeply moved by Barack Obama’s race speech, other commentators have dismissed it uncategorically and unequivocally as the speech of a ‘mere politician.’ Some went on to call it the beginning of the end of his viable candidacy for the presidency of the United States. None of these commentators defined what they meant by ‘mere politician.’ They don’t have to.  All of us, unfortunately, already know what that means.

The line that gives it away is the one in which he said, “I can no more disown him [Reverend Wright] than I can disown the black community.”

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But It’s Not about Race, Barack
March 18, 2008, 6:32 pm
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Barack Obama, distancing himself from his twenty year pastor,  gave a great speech — about race. Our interest, however, in the comments of Reverend Wright have nothing to do with race, nothing to do with how bitter, or how sweet, the experience of the black community has been in the United States, and how that experience might be used to excuse his teachings. Our interest has to do with the content of those teachings, not the context.

Barack says he repudiates the most extreme comments. On what grounds? To what, if not to America’s conduct, does Barack attribute the attacks of 9/11 if not to those mentioned by his pastor?

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