FAILURE OF OBAMA'S PRESIDENCY IS MORE IMPORTANT TO SOME THAN THE USA SUCCEEDING - UNACCEPTABLE BUT TRUE
Be aware that this post is not meant to be well organized....just thoughts
Glenn Beck - a spokesman for God? Sarah Palin - a spokeswoman for God?
If I was God, I would need to be on an antidepressant due to those who are claiming to speak for me.
Those claiming to be Christian and who also promote hate, racism and/or are the epitome of rudeness and narcissism are walking and talking contradictions to what a Christian is by definition. Or if not, and they all go to heaven, then I don't want to go there. Living in the mortal world and listening to them is so close to unbearable that the thought of living in eternity in a place they claim is where they are going is not a desire I have.
If there is a heaven and those like Glenn_Beck, Rupert_Murdoch, Sarah_Palin and Mitch McConnell are going to be there, then I have to wonder what are the standards of that kind of a heaven? Inciting bigots is leadership, just not good Christian leadership. Or if it is, again, I don't want to belong to that kind of religion.
Good leaders lift us up to our best selves, which certainly doesn't include blatant polarizing statements. As for politicians who care more about their careers in politics than the good of the country and its people, I deeply suspect they are not in the "good leadership" category. I put Mitch McConnell in this category, as well as all the "just say no" politicians the first two years of President Obama's time as the President.
This is my opinion...
THE FEAR ISN'T ONLY THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL GET ANOTHER TERM
Racism is the central reason people, including politicians want President Obama to fail, more than they want the country's people not to fail. These people will do anything to make President Obama look like his Presidency is a failure. They are afraid that if it is perceived that he is succeeding not only will he get a second term, but their even deeper fear is that we will one day have another President who isn't "white".
Jon Stewart's - The Manchurian Lunatic of November 18, 2010
Watch the entire episode. It is well worth the time.
Note: After watching Jon Stewart with Rachel Maddow and their Discourse I have this to say ~
I believe Jon Stewart is wrong, when he claimed that his show is not a part of the dialog of politics in the USA. It is for me. And I believe it is for many others who watch his show. He holds that Rachel Maddow's show and his show are in different "mediums", but in reality he makes "statements" even though it is humor. And his claim that his show is more like Jerry Seinfeld's show than Rachel Maddow's show is wrong. "Seinfeld" was a show about "nothing" by Jerry Seinfeld's definition. And Jon Stewart's show is about "some thing(s)". "Some thing(s)" that are very important and and at times need some levity, though they have serious responses and sobering resulting residual effects.
Related piece with Stephen Colbert's Doom Bunker with Jack Jacobs and Stephen Moore
And . . .
I am not qualified to be President. And I know it . Sarah Palin is not qualified to be President. She doesn't know it. Retired Governor Palin said this week that she could win against President Obama.