I have been trying to be good about not dragging a conversation I have with other blogs into this one. For one, I usually feel guilty about doing this, especially when I don’t let the blog owner know I am doing this. But this time I have been invited to do it.
I will fully admit that I read an anti-Obama blog called TalkWisdom. It is written by a woman called Christine. Her blog used to be anti-gay, but the threat of Obama is more of a threat to her than the ‘gay agenda.’ I have to admit that I like Christine. I don’t know why, but I fully believe that if people are going to have a conversation about something, they need to find some type of common ground. The common ground that I have with her (although she may not share it with me) is that I can sort-of understand her fear. She hates Obama with a passion. She thinks he lies about who he is and that he lies about the direction he wants to take us. Now when I say I understand that it certainly doesn’t mean that I believe what she writes. I don’t believe any of it. Conspiracy theories never interested me. But I can relate because I felt a dread when I was living in Australia when Bush was put into office without the majority vote. This was especially the case because I really liked President Clinton. I felt a dread for all the glbt people in the U.S. because a Republican always means that there will be no movement forward in causes of civil rights. I felt a dread when the war in Iraq was started over the weapons of mass destruction. Funny that—the wmd were never found, and therefore thousands of thousands of people were killed over this lie that George W. Bush wanted the country to believe.
What started this with Christine is yet another anti-Obama posting. She starts it out with a picture of President Obama:
I am not surprised when I see things at Christine’s blog like this. She has moved away from being a Christian blog (at least that is how she refers to it) to being an anti-Obama blog. You can find everything there from statements like Obama is a communist, Marxist who is going to overthrow this country and turn it into a Muslim nation (because of course he is a Muslim). And I usually leave comments as well. I don’t leave nasty comments either. I try to point out the hypocrisy in some of the postings. Anyway, Christine put up this post and gave some video of the ‘blessed’ Glenn Beck trying to show all the deception that Obama is doing (I find it funny that this part of the Republican party is always referring to Obama as our Messiah, but yet this wing of the Republican Party has made Glenn Beck their own Messiah who will save the entire country). However, I didn’t see anything in Christine’s blog about the giant lie that led to thousands of people dead in Iraq. I pointed that out to her. She refused to print my comment. All she said was:
- October 27, 2009 9:05:00 AM PDT
Note to Kevin –
Your comment had absolutely NOTHING to do with this topic.
I was a bit surprised the Christine could not make the link between her blog posting titled “Obama Admin Uses “Interpersonal Deception” Methods [Update 2]” and the lie that George W. Bush used to get us to go to war. Why not just print the comment? I then tried to make the link totally clear to her, but she still refused to admit that this great lie led to great death and destruction.
She then writes:
- October 28, 2009 9:27:00 AM PDT
You are entitled to your own opinion.
This blog post is not about the former administration. It is about the current one.
If you want to argue about the past administration – go to another blog. I often hear that the Daily Kossacks still like to bash President Bush. Perhaps you could find a Bush-bashing home there for yourself.
So I told her I would do that, but do it here. I don’t think that pointing out that the lie that George W. Bush told is “Bush Bashing.” Everyone knows what happened. No WMDs were ever found in Iraq and they were the whole reason we went in (well, that and the supposed free oil we were going to siphon away). And everyone still thinks about it every time another body bag comes home. And for me, even if Obama is lying about something (and I don’t believe he is), it in no way compares to everything that has happened in Iraq.
Anyway, the comparison is pretty clear. If someone wants to ignore this fact, that is up to them. But I figure if I am asked to write about something elsewhere, I might as well take up the challenge.