When the charge of racism doesn’t seem to work, Obama Supporters go to plan B – accuse you of “fear-mongering”. I find this horribly ironic, considering that they support a candidate who appeals to little other than fear. First, Obama wants you to be afraid of Republicans:
“It is going to be very difficult for Republicans to run on their stewardship of the economy or their outstanding foreign policy. We know what kind of campaign they’re going to run. They’re going to try to make you afraid. They’re going to try to make you afraid of me. He’s young and inexperienced and he’s got a funny name. And did I mention he’s black?“ — Obama
He doesn’t just imply that Republicans are evil; they’re racist too. As a person with friends and family on BOTH sides of the spectrum, I find this appeal to an irrational fear of 1/3 of Americans offensive. There is no reason to fear Republicans just because they are Republicans, just as there is no reason to fear Democrats because they are Democrats. There are good and bad people in both parties. Obama doesn’t want you to think that way though – he’d much rather scare you.
“I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.” — Obama
Yes, Obama would like you to be afraid of babies. How else to explain his votes to legalize AFTER-birth abortion? You know, killing a baby that succeeded in being born. Apparently these babies are so dangerous, and have such a great power to punish those who have them, that they must be killed before they can punish anyone.
If they think that they’re going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful, because that I find unacceptable. — Obama
For a man who claims to be so completely against the “politics of fear”, he doesn’t seem to have a problem dishing out threats and trying to scare people who don’t run out and embrace his wife’s anti-Americanism.
You’ve all heard Obama say that McCain is “running for George Bush’s third term“. As usual, he is of course appealing to fear. He doesn’t want people to actually think about the issues, he’d much rather scare them by caricaturing his opponent as negatively as possible.
Take any issue, and you’ll find Obama appealing to fear. He always seems to have a bogey man up his sleeve that he can pull out to make you afraid. Sometimes they’re vague, like those pesky “politics of fear” and “forces of division” to the more specific like both of his positions on the FISA bill – either he’s appealing to a fear of terrorists when he voted for the bill, or was appealing to a fear of the government when he opposed it.
In some ways, I think this helps explain why so many Obama Supporters seem to be boiling over with hate. As humans, we often use hate as a mechanism to mask our fear. What is horribly ironic, is that Obama and his supporters espouse a fear of fear – the possibility of Republicans appealing to fear. A quick glance in the mirror might help these troubled souls to realize that they don’t really need to fear people who just happen to think differently than they – that they don’t need to hate. Unfortunately, as long as they follow the wisdom of he-who-shall-not-be-middle-named (if he is middle-named, he will lose the election, or so Obama Supporters tell me) they aren’t going to get that chance at introspection. Looking inside yourself and learning to love yourself is the best antidote to fear.