August 29, 2008

Obama Mocking the Bible Ad = Pile of Garbage

I recently saw a commercial titled "Obama Mocking the Bible" which really rubbed me the wrong way. Go ahead and watch it if you must, but I guarantee you'll be vomiting 10 seconds into it. At any rate, I realize my blog is thus far entirely A-political, and I have decided that, at for least today, it's time for change. Yes we can.

For starters, that video is so full of bile that I think I'm going to throw up. Everything in it is a complete distortion and mischaracterization of the truth. The very first thing I did after watching this piece of garbage (I really can't emphasize that enough) was to read the entire speech online. (Find the video here.)

It turned out to be a pretty great speech, about pluralistic democracy and how by acknowledging and respecting the diversity of religion and interests in our society, we can bridge the political divide along religious lines. I'm very glad I was guided to read it in order to learn the truth behind the appalling accusations listed in the "Sermon on the Mount" ad. His speech (the whole thing, not just 20 cut & pasted seconds) enlightened me with a greater understanding of how to heal that divide and ultimately, a greater respect and appreciation for Barack Obama and his spirituality. So, I'm grateful I was exposed to this piece of trashy sensationalism. It significantly helped to solidify my vote.

By the way, the organization that produced that video claimed on their website that they are "hoping to become the 'Swiftboat' 527 organization of 2008". Purely aspiration: nothing at all on their site about what's good for the country, just efforts to take down the other team no matter how unethical or dishonest the attempts become. I find it incredibly ironic (and quite horrifying) that the driving force behind this ad is the very religious/political divide that Obama's speech was trying to heal. And it's so full of lies! (Certainly makes you wonder if they've been reading THEIR bibles, now, eh?)

If you haven't already, I urge you all to go to the source and decide for yourselves. At least then you'll know the truth and not what someone else is telling you to believe. This commercial will be aired after the Democratic National Convention, and I really hope people don't fall for this crap.

9 comments:

becca said...

I'm so completely disturbed...

Natalie C. said...

What's disturbing and embarrassing is that I was forwarded an email from a relative of mine that showed Obama next to terrorists and Muslims like they were best friends (photoshopped photos for humor), and it said like what the country will be like if Obama becomes president like the KFC guy wearing a turban, etc.

I'm embarrassed for whoever thought that was funny. It's absolute redneck, uneducated, stupidity. Can't we just stick to the issues?

I'm pretty sure Obama will get elected despite stuff like this because there are enough Obmamcans (like me) who have switched parties just for him, but I think all this type of crap is just desperation on the part of the conservatives to find something wrong with his stance on the actual issues that would make a good TV ad.

Natalie C. said...

And by Obmamcans I meant Obamacans. Oops. :) Have you ever heard that term?

Rob and Jewls said...

I agree that the political ads are pretty disturbing...but to me they are disturbing as a whole. The entire idea of using our local stations to tear down the opposing candidate and to prey on the stupid and ignorant who may actually change or choose their candidate based on such ads is just upsetting. I am often saddened by our country and what they see as moral or newsworthy these days. I have no idea about this election, but I do know I am disenchanted by the entire thing. But hey, I'll admit I don't know much...probably just another opinion out there.

buddens said...

I'm sorry to say I'm too tired from a long weekend right now so I'm not going to go see it all. But I'll say this. I'm sure it's lame because it's all lame. I'm already tired of the campaign and pretty much just want to roll my eyes about it all. Since when did the country decide to run elections the way you do in 7th grade? Ugh.

fille suisse said...

Good for you! Set the record straight! Now if only we could email this to everyone in my ward. . .

Tami said...

Hmmm...I still don't like him. Well he is certainly a likeable enough guy, but I am moving overseas if he is elected! Sorry!

(saying that, I am not too excited about our other choice either)

Tamra

(can we still be friends?) :-)

Marc said...

We'll be sad to see the Bakers move, but Go Obama!

melbo said...

I gotta say I just keep loving Obama more and more - but that's just an aside. Nat, I have heard that term before, from my hubs, actually, and I'm very pleased that we're in the same club :)
FS - send me the ward mailing list and I'll send out an anonymous mass email from a junk acct. Anything to knock some common sense into people.