Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Barack Obama: Senator and...Savior???!!!!

Who will save your soul if you won't save your own?
-Jewel, from her hit song Who Will Save Your Soul?

According to Michelle Obama, it’s her own husband who will fix the broken souls of this Nation.

In 2008, we are still a nation that is too divided. We live in isolation, and because of that isolation, we fear one another. We don't know our neighbors, we don't talk, we believe our pain is our own. We don't realize that the struggles and challenges of all of us are the same. We are too isolated. And we are still a nation that is still too cynical. We look at it as "them" and "they" as opposed to "us". We don't engage because we are still too cynical. ...

Americans are not in debt because they live frivolously but because someone got sick. Even with insurance, the deductibles and the premiums are so high that people are still putting medications and treatments on credit cards. And they can't get out from under. I could go on and on, but this is how we're living, people, in 2008.

And things have gotten progressively worse throughout my lifetime, through Democratic and Republican administrations, it hasn't gotten better for regular folks. ....

We have lost the understanding that in a democracy, we have a mutual obligation to one another -- that we cannot measure the greatness of our society by the strongest and richest of us, but we have to measure our greatness by the least of these. That we have to compromise and sacrifice for one another in order to get things done. That is why I am here, because Barack Obama is the only person in this race who understands that. That before we can work on the problems, we have to fix our souls. Our souls are broken in this nation.

Can you imagine if a GOP candidate or his wife said such a thing? Mitt Romney was pretty much drummed out of the presidential race because of his Mormonism. And Mike Huckabee has been unflatteringly called “Huck-a-Jesus” ever since the former Baptist minister announced his candidacy. But neither candidate had ever once implied that their faith would be instrumental in how they would govern this country.

In light of Michelle Obama’s comments it’s now utterly laughable to think how the liberals, for almost eight years now, have been wringing their hands due to their fears of the U.S. becoming a theocratic state under the Presidency of George W. Bush. It’s true that the President has been very transparent about his Christian faith and how it guides him on a daily basis. But he has never implied an obligation for the American people to follow suit nor introduced legislation to do so.

Mrs. Obama, I don’t know your husband personally but I know of one immutable truth which pertains to him. He is not the least bit qualified to fix my soul, thank you very much.


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