Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Obama Way of Ending Divisiveness

I have an article up on American Thinker today:

It begins:

When Barack Obama says he wants to end the divisiveness in politics, I believe him. When Obama says he wants to bring about unity, I believe him. When Obama says he wants to work for a new politics free from bitter partisanship, I believe him. When Obama says he wants to have vigorous debate, a robust discussion or a national dialogue to bring this about, I believe him -- to be lying.

Well. My first time writing an entire article, rather than just a blog post at AT. Please go to American Thinker to read the whole thing.


  1. Terrific job laying out the Obama Rulz over at AT! Your systematic tracking makes it abundantly clear that targeting criticism as divisive distraction is not simply a defensive maneuver, but a preemptive strategy.

    Having just read Obama's 2004 faith based Interview, one particular comment really resonates with your observation that "Making Obama look bad is cynical." On why it's difficult for public figures to talk about religion, he could be talking about commitments on issues of virtually any kind, when he suggests that:

    "...the nature of politics is that you want to have everybody like you and project the best possible traits onto you. Oftentimes that’s by being as vague as possible, or appealing to the lowest commong [sic] denominators. The more specific and detailed you are on issues as personal and fundamental as your faith, the more potentially dangerous it is."

    [Tried to blockquote that, btw, but your comment box won't accept the tag.]

  2. Thanks, JMH -- and great find on that quote.

    I'm just now reading that interview. Quite interesting...