Where should I start...Ayers, Rev. Wright, Pelosi's puppet, Pro-Abortion -born alive act, where he has let babies from botched abortions die without medical assistance. he's a bad guy and it'll be scary if he wins the election. with his ties to Muslim terrorists and wanting to sit down with the USA's enemies, like Chavez and the President of Iran is a SCARY Thing ! Also, Where is Obama's Birth Certificate??
Also, have them read about what a Socialist Government is, because that's what will happen to the USA if he gets in - say good-bye to Democracy!!
just a little - hope that this can help.
--- A High School Classmate of mine.
This was her answer to a question on "Do you have any Dirt on Obama that I can use for the Dems in my office" from a third high school classmate on Facebook.
What can you say to this? The person who wrote this is a nice, wonderful woman, whom was generally nice to me in High School, and she says this? To fight back would be playing into the trap that was created by the meme’s to begin with. To divide and inspire hate. To let it go, it will propagate a dangerous rumor that, if left alone, also breeds contempt and hate. I know my politics differ from hers (and many from my high School days), and the last thing I want to do create a storm.
So how to proceed?
Note: I know that some of my views will not be completely liked by all here the DKos... I am a moderate/Independent at heart with progressive leanings, but the overall sentiment is the same.
Hey! I saw your note here on Facebook, and I had to comment. I wanted to say that I am a little dismayed at your knee jerk reaction to Obama. I understand that you do not support him, and I am completely cool with that. I believe that people can disagree with their politics while still agreeing with each other. Only when politics become personal that things become untenable. I just wanted to point out some falsehoods in some of your points, if only to bring some balance to things.
Most of the points you make in your post have been proven false. The accusations of his ties to Muslim terrorists, and casting doubt of his Citizenship have been proven false over and over again. I have worked with the State Department and in the Passport Agency, and they would have spotted any forgery of a Birth Certificate when he applied for a Passport (which he has had a passport since he was an infant). With each successive renewal of his passport, they often refer back to a copy of the original documents for verification. Believe me, if the Bush Administration had evidence of him not being an American Citizen, it would have been brought up now. He is an American Citizen, just like McCain is an American Citizen despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone.
Your point of the Partial Birth Abortion Bill is simplistic: There is a lot more that is involved in the story, and while on its face, he did vote against the ban, there are substantial ideological reasons for his vote. I know you are anti-abortion (and that is perfectly fine) and you do not agree with his fundamental position. In the end however, he is for lowering the number of abortions which everyone agrees should be done. Outlawing Abortion will not stop it unfortunately.
Finally, your worry about him meeting with certain foreign leaders, I believe is misplaced. During the Cold War, Kennedy, Nixon, Carter, and Reagan all met with Communist powers on a variety of subjects. The Bush Administration negotiated with the Libyans and North Koreans as well. Grandstanding and refusing to speak with someone doesn’t help things. I find us not talking to people we don’t like is akin to kids fighting in grade school for no good reason. For me, refusing to even come to the table is a scary thing, because then the US has no voice, and no real chance to avoid potential conflict. Talking to someone doesn’t preclude an endorsement. Teddy Roosevelt said himself "Speak softly and carry a big stick." He believed in peace before conflict, he won a Nobel Peace Prize because of that sentiment. Talking to your enemy is not a show of weakness, it is a show of strength and maturity.
Finally, democracy is not in danger with an Obama Presidency, nor is it in danger with a McCain Presidency. Anyone who says that is only trying to scare people into not supporting the other candidate. Fear is a powerful weapon, and it is a dreadful weapon to use on your own citizens. The use of fear leads to Americans being wiretapped. Fear leads to search and seizures without cause. Fear has lead to people being held without cause for years without due process, American and foreigner alike. Fear has made us become more like the enemy, and that is truly unfortunate.
Whatever the outcome of this elect, there are some very tough times ahead of us, and what we, as a nation, does in response to these challenging times is what we will be remembered for. Regardless of who wins, there will need to be a coming together of both sides, and work together to fix this mess. It is not going to be easy, or simple, and there will be things that you don’t like, and there will be things that I don’t like...but together, we can figure out the best way forward for this nation. It serves nothing to repeat untruths, and try to sew the seeds of fear about someone who has done nothing to deserve it. I get that you disagree with his policies, and that is fine, dissent is the cornerstone of this nation, and it is vital that we exercise it. I would please ask, however, to consider that he actually has some good ideas for this country, and that they are worth working on together.
I didn’t mean to make this so long. So I apologize. I hope you and your family are well, and you have a wonderful day.
That is what I said to her. And it is something that I believe.
8 Days left and if Obama wins, we begin a new challenge: Bringing those who are fearful and scared to the realization that Obama is not a boogeyman. He will not Abort your Babies, convert the nation to Islam, or make us the Communistic States of America.