Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Lucia Obama the preacher man

I was asked recently, if I had to choose out of two candidates, who would I vote for: Clinton or Obama. I answered Obama. My reason being that he was not Clinton. But then I had to clarify that in reality I would choose neither, as Huckabee is more my style.

So it is with bemusement that I read the following piece about the preacher-style of Obama and how he seems to connect with people of a more conservative bent, even though what he preaches secular humanism. Interesting. So is he more dangerous than Clinton? How is that possible?

Maybe that bit of advice about "better the devil you know" is worth listening to.
Pro-life activist John Jakubczyk writes about Barack Obama, "He is an attractive, articulate voice for secular liberalism." Yes, the message is secular liberalism, but the voice is that of a preacher. Senator Obama sounds more like a minister than the real minister in the race, Gov. Mike Huckabee.

When you listen to the phrasing and cadence of Obama's sentences, the effect is unmistakable -- it's the sound of an African-American Evangelical preacher. The irony is obvious: The message is secular liberalism, but the mode of rhetorical delivery is Christian, Southern, African-American, and Evangelical. It's a sound that can make it seem like the message connects with social conservatism when, in fact, Obama is the candidate least in tune with traditional voters.
Related Links: Preacher Man: Barack Obama and the Gospel of Liberalism ~ Inside Catholic
Guest Commentary:The Only 'Catholic' On the Ballot: Mike Huckabee? ~ Catholic Online

3 comment(s):

JC said...

I've listened to the man, and then read his actual words, and he's hollow. He's like Rowan Atkinson's take off of an Anglican priest.. you can't understand the words but there's no mistaking the preachy style coupled with the upper class accent.

As I've written somewhere else, Obama elevates to a Martin Luther King sound of "I have a dream!".
Now, those words have reverberated for decades, but I doubt whether most people can remember much more than that.. and they don't need to because most have a rough idea of what it was about and then couple them with some of the ringing comments of JFK. It all seems to hark bark to an era of great men, of whom Obama is the heir apparent.

But there's also a feel of the tragi-comic here. He's far to the left of any previous president and has no chance at all of implementing much of what little he actually says.. but he has a good chance of being near deified like JFK and King by being assassinated . He must be a nightmare for the security services.

There's a reason why seeming grey men/women are the leaders now.. the world is too interconnected to allow messianic figures to run loose.

JC

Anonymous said...

I suspect the thing people most tantalising about him at the moment is the possibility that he may change the face of the Democrat party in America forever. The Democrats, like Labour here, have always portrayed themselves as caring for the underdog and coloured people. Nothing could be further from the truth, and now that a coloured man has a very real chance to be their representative, some in the Democrat senior leadership are not impressed.

I mean after all, they don't want to end up eating fried chicken at the Hanover Club...

Sean said...

For those who say Obama gets gentle treatment from media can now stop. As this CBS article states, Obama got a roasting over his endorsement from Louis Farrakhan, yet McCain has got off lightly when endorsed by Christian nutter and pro-Zionist John Hagee.

"He [Hagee] has also denounced the Roman Catholic Church as "the great whore of Babylon" and "a cult." He blames it for the Holocaust and predicts its imminent demise.

"This is the apostate church," Hagee said. " … this false religious system is going to be totally devoured by the anti-Christ.""


McCain's response was not a rejection of Hagee. He only said he disagreed with some statements but didn't even specify the one quoted above.

McCain is anti-Catholic?

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