Sunday, October 05, 2008

Barack bin Hussein Osama

This morning when I was out for a run, I was wondering to myself why so many people refer to Barack Obama as "Hussein" (his middle name). I can only assume that people choose to call him Hussein because they see him as a Muslim and calling him Hussein makes him sound like more of a Muslim.

I was reading a MacLean's article where they interviewed a voter in Ohio who said that Obama couldn't be trusted solely because of his middle name. She said it really bothers her. As ridiculous as that may sound to an "Urban Canadian Elitist" like myself, it's apparently par for the course down south.

Just when I thought people couldn't be more offensive about a man who loves his country as much as anyone else, I heard about the remark Sarah Palin made about Obama yesterday: "We see America as the greatest force for good in this world. Our opponent though, is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."

Such a ludicrous claim can only be a sign of desperation for McCain and Palin. The claim was in reference to Obama's association with Bill Ayers, a Professor of Education at the University of Illinois in Chicago. In the 1960's, Ayers was involved with domestic militancy while he headed up the "Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)" in 1968 and 1969 (Obama was born in 1961). The group was responsible for detonating bombs in the United States before Ayers went underground in the 1970's, turning himself in in 1980.

To claim that Obama is pals with a terrorist who would target their own country is very sad. This is the lowest form of politics that exist. It's Bill O'Reilly style dumbing down and twisting facts. Even FOX News wouldn't claim that Obama is friends with terrorists, other than covering the Palin story.

Do people actually hear these kinds of comments and believe them outright without looking into the facts? It would be very easy for Obama to twist facts about Sarah Palin or John McCain to achieve political gains. Why is it that you think Obama doesn't do that? It's simple: some people twist facts (WMD, Al Qaida) to achieve political gains (Iraq war) in order to secure some sort of end goal (Oil, Middle East influence). And others simply make sound choices based on facts and doing the right thing.

Who would you want running your country for the next 4 years?

Here's a fun SNL clip for the VP debate where they poke fun at Biden and Palin:



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