There is much talk these days about Barack Obama and his acquaintances.
Some people say it doesn’t matter who his friends are. I tend to
disagree, from my earliest memory , whenever I would start a friendship
with some one in school whose reputation or character was questionable,
my mother would be down my throat about it. I can still see her looking
at me and saying, “birds of a feather flock together.” In other words
people with common interests and goals always develop friendships. We
are judged by our acquaintances. I knew that the best thing I could do
was maintain a distance between this individual and myself, not only to
keep mom off my back, but it was for my own good as well.
certainly don’t agree with all the opinions of my friends, I have
really good friends on both sides of the political spectrum, and enjoy
lively, civil debate with most of them However, there are limits, no
way would I associate with people Mr. Obama considers his closest friends and mentors.
When we first moved to Sarasota, we started attending a church that
had a liberal agenda, this bothered me some, as I believe that politics
should never be discussed in a house of worship. Most of the time it
was not emphasized a whole lot, so it was bearable. The Sunday after
9/11, the pastor launched himself into a tirade about how evil Bush
was, how the attacks were America’s fault,and all the typical rhetoric.
I had never heard anything like this in a church before. That was the
last time we sat foot in that establishment! There were no DVD’s of the
service, no articles in the church magazine, I never went to Harvard or
Columbia, but I was still intelligent enough to figure out what was
going on, and I wanted no part of it.
Most politicians have associates of questionable character, it
would be difficult to attain a high office without developing those
types of relationships. However, for a person to sit in a church for
twenty years, subject their children to the type of hatred Reverend
Wright was spewing, and to then state he had no idea what was happening
in that church shows either he wasn’t paying attention, or he
completely agreed with what is being said. What kind of attitudes are
the children going to develop when a person of this character is a role
Another close associate, William Ayres, tried to destroy
the pentagon, blow up the Capitol, and publicly stated the only thing
he regretted was that more damage wasn’t done. Do we need a president
with friends like that?
His 2 closest financial advisers are 2 of the individuals most
responsible for our current mortgage dilemma. He has 25 year ties to
the Arab community, all or part of his Harvard education was paid for
by leaders in the Arab world, people who would like to see the United
States destroyed. I’m not sure this guy has any normal friends.
He was a student of Marxism during his college years.
All of this in my eyes , if nothing else, shows extremely poor
judgment, the kind of judgment we don’t need in the White House. Do we
want to hand the secrets of the United States and the world over to
someone of this type of character and judgment.
“As the twig is bent, so grows the tree”, this twig has been bent in the wrong direction for many, many years!
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