Made mention of this briefly in an earlier entry, but there is an email going around the web about Senator Obama which pissed me off. I will not post the email on this blog, because its garbage.
Yet when checking CNN today see that Obama has started defending it as well.
From CNN: "He (Obama) says an e-mail suggesting he's hiding his Islamic roots is "silly" and "crazy.""
For entire story (it's short) check out the following link: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/01/21/obama-rumors-on-my-religion-are-crazy/
After reading this and receiving that awful email for the 5th time last week I finally decided to respond to it with the following email.
"Don't know about you, but I appreciated the author CAPITALIZING the words HUSSEIN, ATHEIST, RADICAL, and MUSLIM. I would not have realized the point the author was trying to get across without those words being capitalized. The message of hate and intolerance after all, were quite subliminal.
The 1st day I got this email, before yesterday, was the day after Obama won Iowa and appeared to be on the way to the nomination. So the timing of the email was pretty telling. If Hillary had won Iowa, which hateful, crude, and sexist email would have been floating around the World Wide Web? If Edwards won, sure that there would have been an email about him being an,,,,,,,, ambulance chasing lawyer.
Other than the blatant XENOPHOBIC and RACIST message of the email, found it fitting that NONE of the ways the author attacked Obama had ANYTHING to do with his ideas or policies for the country. (was I subiliminal enough?)
My favorites were....1st, Obama's mother may have been an Atheist? Since when did the religion, views, or anything of an individuals mother qualify, or disqualify them for any job? Let alone the qualifications of someone running for President. Does anyone blame Barbara Bush's Episcopalianism on the fact that her son led us into a poorly planned war? If they do, they are ALMOST as big an idiot as the author of the Obama email.
2nd, Obama's middle name is Hussein? The stock market is suffering, the value of the dollar is plummeting, and the banking community about to go bankrupt without major investments and bail outs from foreign countries. But, don't think about that because, a candidates middle name DWARFS the importance of candidates economic plan.
Let's look at some of our greatest past Presidents for examples.
-- FDR's middle name was 'Delano', which is kinda weird sounding, dare I say even a little feminine? In 1932 if Herbert Hoover used the strategy to attack FDR's middle name,,, he may have won 8 states against FDR instead of instead of 6. FYI, Hoover, who led us into the Great Depression, had a VERY AMERICAN middle name, Herbert Clark Hoover.
-- Harry S. Truman's middle name was 'S' as far as anyone knows. That's right, just 'S' and it didn't stand for anything specific. What could that 'S' have really meant? Socialist? Sucker? Sodomite? If the author of the Obama email wrote this email in the 1948 elction, the 'S' probably would have stood for,,, 'Stalin'.
-- Abraham Lincoln didn't even have a middle name. How UNAMERICAN is that?!?! Maybe that was the reason we had a Civil War? Lincoln not having a middle name!!
The author of this email is obviously a proponent of hatred, ignorance, and bigotry. The hope of this email is one thing, to use FEAR to scare people to not support Obama. Not issues, pure fear. If you don't like Obama, that's your choice, but base it on something substantive, other than the writings of what I imagine, is a very sad, very bitter, hate filled person"