Keeping it Small and Simple

2008.03.25

Obama a junkie? So?

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , — Lorenzo E. Danielsson @ 21:56

I guess many will have read this already. It is (currently) one of the most popular posts on WordPress.com.

Let’s for a moment pretend that the author can spell. Obama is alleged to be a junkie and a pusher. And also a liar. Why a liar. Well, because junkies are liars, of course. Now who is making these statements? Larry Sinclair is. A junkie, who claims to have bought cocaine from Obama. But if junkies are liars, why are we to believe Larry?

I wonder why people pretend to get so upset when they hear about sex and drugs scandals among the rich and powerful. What do you expect them to do with all that money? What would you do if you had so much money that you couldn’t spend it in a life time? Get high and laid, no doubt.

Just for comparison, let’s look at how I measure up to the supposed crimes of Barack Obama.

  1. Drug dealer: Okay, I have to admit a lack experience here. But I did buy alcohol for minors a couple of times. Can I get at least half a point?
  2. Drug user: Well, I’m certainly no Nikki Sixx. But I do have a bit of experience at least. And, contrary to Bill, I did inhale.
  3. Liar: Now this is my department. My personal slogan: a lie a day keeps the pastor away. Plus, Bill lied about the blowjobs and George W. lied about the WMDs. Seems like lying makes a person presidential.
  4. Intimidator: I’ve got a kid brother and a kid sister. ‘Nuff said.

Final score: three out of four. Thank you Larry. You have shown that Barack Obama is 75% like the rest of us. Seems like a good reason to vote for him.

Seriously, the main reason not to vote for Barack Obama is that he represents the same sickening Democrat/Republican party as the others, specifically the Democrat faction. He receives money from big business like the others. And of course big business will want some return on their investment, should he become president.

Ralph Nader is the only person I feel could make a real difference. But he’ll never be president, because the American society has become so sick that the society in Orwell’s 1984 seems like a vacation paradise.

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5 Comments »

  1. I don’t lie and I don’t do drugs. The same is true for my friends. It is especially important for the president to have integrity. And by the way, Bush did not lie.

    Comment by citizenwells — 2008.03.25 @ 22:03

  2. I stand corrected. Calling Bush a liar is an insult to liars. He was a liar back in the days when he called himself a compassionate conservative. Then he transformed into something far worse.

    Integrity. What an empty word. The president should have “integrity”. What the hell is that supposed to mean? If we could be presented with a precise operational definition that we can use against presidents, past and present, we could see how many of them actually pass the integrity test.

    Many people claim that they don’t lie and don’t do drugs. That doesn’t mean that they are speaking the truth.

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — 2008.03.25 @ 22:18

  3. Where I come from, integrity is not an empty word, it is a way of life. Granted, I see less of it than I used to. It is still something that is valued and needed.

    Comment by citizenwells — 2008.03.25 @ 23:06

  4. I can agree with you there. I would also say that it is up to each and every individual to demand it of their politicians. But unfortunately we are caught up in a fast-lane where people (or large segments of the people) don’t ever stop to reflect.

    I am also not happy with the way people become blind to the wrongs of “their” candidate. Clinton supporters will not criticize her even when she does the wrong thing. Same with Obama supporters. And McCain supporters. And, since I mentioned him in the original post, Nader supporters. They become blind to their preferred candidates faults. But each candidate is human. They do make mistakes. They need to be corrected when they go astray. If they don’t get criticized, they feel they can get away with anything, which brings us up-to-date.

    A well-functioning democracy entails a lot of responsibility on part, not only of the politicians, but also the general populace. It means informing yourself, analyzing, questioning. In other words, a lot of hard work. The fruits of the labor are sweet, but I fear that too many people would just prefer to watch American Idol.

    I sometimes wish that school children could be taught that “first you can have an authoritarian system. There you don’t get involved. Shut up and you may live. But you won’t be free. Or you can have a democratic system in which each one of you is going to have to work hard all your lives to ensure that it regenerates itself. It is a constant struggle, but if you do, you can enjoy freedom.”

    Comment by Lorenzo E. Danielsson — 2008.03.26 @ 00:14

  5. Thanks for the read! Very informative.

    Comment by WPMoney — 2008.03.26 @ 12:44


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