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Submitted by Sofa Sogood (United States), Nov 3, 2008 at 23:26

Give you a break?

I think Obama is a very impressive speaker, has an impressive personality, is intelligent, but is not honest. I also don't like the policies he says he plans to implement. I don't like encouragement of massive hoards of people worshipping any man, and I despise the way he has been presented as next to a god who is going to save the People. I believe he has plans for the country that he is not informing the public about. Plans I feel are dangerous. Very dangerous. I base my opinion on facts.

You think it's ridiculous to be very concerned about one man, even if that man happens to be on the verge of becoming the most powerful person not only in our country, but in the world.

I felt a very similar concern about George Bush, and I was right. I'm not happy that I was right, and I don't know that any of the other candidates at that time would have been any better. His policies are debatable, some good, some terrible, but I always doubted his ability and character. That was my opinion, based on both facts and feelings.

I also think the tsunami hate fest and tidal wave of abuse he has been subjected to is totallly out of any sense of proportion, is disgraceful and foul, and has been instigated not only by his political opponents, but by a depraved and corrupt Press devoid of any integrity.

I would imagine that your, as many people's, opinion is that this behavior is perfectly fine, as long as it's not your guy. So much for fairness.

How do you feel that One Person did?

There is no comparison between the floating and focused hatred heaped on George Bush, and the legitimate concerns that have been expressed about Barack Obama.

It's just been reported today that the Press has spent four times the amount of money, giving four times the number of positive reports about Obama than McCain. They have not properly vetted Obama. They have not done the job that it is their responsibility to do, which is to inform the public of the facts.

Everyone is entitled to debate about the facts and their opinions about those facts.

You can disagree. You can call me paranoid, and I can call you blind.

But once you call me a racist, that is nothing but intimidation, my dear.

How dare you? Where do you get off?

In fact, I return it to you. I say, if you jump at any uncalled for opportunity to call me racist, using race as a weapon and attempting to dump shame on me because my opinion is different from yours, that you are the one who is a racist.

Is that the way Obama followers intend to cross all racial, ethnic, and religious lines? Is the definition of Unity that those who have opinions that don't toe the line are racist?

As a matter of fact, the only one who has so often brought up race in this election, is Obama, to use it to his advantage, rather than the opposite. The implication is that those who disagree or don't like him could only feel that way or be doing so because they are racist, thus ending all debate or discussion. It's a very cheap shot, but has worked very well. Intimidation works.

Twenty years ago, no ethnic person of any variety could ever have gone as far as Obama. I think that part of this election, as so many, many people do, is glorious, and I'm very proud of my country in that respect.

Has racism disappeared? It will never disappear, and is practiced by people of all races. But have things changed dramatically? Of course. The point is not to abuse it in any direction, and to keep in miind that insistence on perfection is the enemy of the good.

I just hope that all these easily slung accusations of racism don't bring race relations back to the dark ages.

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