Friday, October 24, 2008

thought provoking.

I got this in an email from an Obama Mama... not 100% accurate, but it does make you think about racism and how it's affecting this race.

Obama/Biden vs McCain/Palin

What if things were switched around?.....

Think about it.

Would the country's collective point of view be different?

Could racism be the culprit?

Ponder the following:

What if the Obamas had paraded five children across the stage, including a three month old infant and an unwed, pregnant teenage daughter?

What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?

What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his graduating class?

What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was a divorcee?

What if Obama was the candidate who left his first wife after a severe disfiguring car accident, when she no longer measured up to his standards?

What if Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he was still married?

What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable organization?

What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five?(The Keating Five were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)

What if McCain was a charismatic, eloquent speaker?

What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?

What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?

What if Obama was the one who was known to display publicly, on many occasions, a serious anger management problem?

What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer distribution?

What if the Obamas had adopted a white child?

You could easily add to this list. If these questions reflected reality, do you really believe the election numbers would be as close as they are?

This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes positive qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative qualities in another when there is a color difference.

Educational Background:

Barack Obama:

Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a Specialization in

International Relations.

Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Biden:

University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.

Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)


John McCain:

United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

Sarah Palin:

Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester

North Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study

University of Idaho - 2 semesters -journalism

Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester

University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism


I also got something from a ward member ... She's quite the Republican and sends me stuff frequently. I have not told her I am not Republican. I don't agree that "from the look of the polls, the Christians aren't voting Christian values." The LDS Church has said you can be a faithful member in good standing, regardless of which political party you belong to. So, although I don't necessarily agree with her in politics or the message that because Democrats seem to be winning this election, Christians are forgetting the Lord and we're all going to hell, or the insinuation that "the polls" say the Bible is going to cease to be the basis of the laws governing our land when "the polls" say that Barack Obama, A CHRISTIAN, is ahead. I do believe in the strength of the power of prayer. I'm only posting it because it is also thought provoking in a different way.

2 Chronicles 7:14

People all across the United States praying for our nation for 1 minute
at the same time every day….
This is the scariest election we as Christians have ever faced. From the
looks of the polls, the Christians aren't voting Christian values. We all
need to be on our knees. Do you believe we can take God at His word? Call
upon His name, then stand back and watch His wonders to behold. His
scripture gives us, as Christians, ownership of this land and the ability
to call upon God to heal it. I challenge you to do so. We have never been
more desperate than now for God to heal our land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 :

If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and
pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear
from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of
people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour
for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England , its people
and peace. This had an amazing effect as bomb ing stopped.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America .
The United States of America and our citizens need prayer more than ever!

If you would like to participate: each evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time,
8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific, stop whatever you are
doing and spend one minute praying for the safety of the United States,
our troops, our citizens, for peace in the world, for wisdom and courage
for our leaders, the up-coming election, and that the Bible will remain
the basis for the laws governing our land and that Christianity will grow
in the U.S.

If you know anyone who would like to participate, please pass this along.

Someone said if people really understood the full extent of the power we
have available through prayer, we might be speechless. Our prayers are the
most powerful asset we have.
Thank You




evitafjord said...

RE the first half: I don't "like" either of them, so that kind of frees me up to just vote based how I feel about how they feel about the issues that are important to me. They could be equally qualified robots and I would vote the way I did (already, we had early voting Tuesday night at the school carnival thing).

steph k said...

Sarah Palin scares the poo out of me.

stewbert said...

Yeah ... I just thought some of the points were interesting. :)

Same here Steph ... And the fact that John McCain chose her as his running mate scares me even more.

evitafjord said...

One of my exes posted his theory about McCain/Palin on his blog this week. He thinks that McCain got the nomination and then changed his mind and said, "How can I get out of this?" Voila! Sarah Palin for a running mate.

stewbert said...

LOL. I've heard the theory that folks think Repubs are throwing the election ... that goes right along those same lines. hehehe.