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Convinced but not persuaded October 21, 2008

Posted by vsap in 2008 Presidential Election, Blogroll, Uncategorized, US Politics.
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“It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they’ve got a chance for success too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.” —Barack Obama

“The notion that people don’t know who I am is a little hard to swallow. I’ve been running for President for the last two years. I’ve campaigned in 49 states. Millions of people have heard me speak at length on every topic under the sun. And I’ve written two books which everybody who reads them will say are about as honest a set of reflections by at least a politician as are out there.” —Barack Obama

Formula for Demo success: “The administration keeps plowing an Uzi’s worth of bullets into the McCain-Palin ticket every time they have something else go wrong… It’s good politics for us.”
—Bill Clinton (admitting that pain for Americans is good for Democrats)

And who said the following:

“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.” (Answer at the end of this post)

There’s an old saying I learned from Zig Ziglar decades ago. It was in relation to sales but it fits well here: “You’ve convinced me, but you haven’t persuaded me.” In this political season, it’s true that much has been learned about Barack Obama, there is certainly more than enough evidence to demonstrate he is not fit to serve as President. Yet, being convinced does not necessarily persuade, does it? Think about your relative that continues smoking. In spite of the evidence, the habit or the addiction to what’s in the cigarette, he is not persuaded to do what’s best for his health. This is how I think of Obama supporters. They simply ignore the evidence because his candidacy makes them feel good. It doesn’t matter that he’ll pick their pockets with more taxes or weaken us economically and militarily. It doesn’t matter who he associates with or whom he has as counselors, he makes them “feel good” and that’s sufficient. No evidence needed or acknowledged that would make them consider an alternative.

I could say I now know how Democrats must have felt during the Reagan years. Remember, the Gipper was called the “Teflon President” since no matter what the Democrats did or said, it never stuck on Ronnie. It looks like the same is true of Obama. This is a typical response from Obama supporters: Bad choice of associates…huh? Poor policy choices…did you say something? Socialistic tendencies…I guess I missed that, pass the salsa.

Of course, all that convincing has not done alot of persuading. So, here’s the man behind the mystery quote stated earlier in this post: Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. You don’t have to believe me, check it on YouTube. My guess it that if you’re an Obama supporter, you’ll just recoil with “So what?”

You make my point for yourself.


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