View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Friday, October 10, 2008

An Obama bombshell a-building?

As the Presidential race enters its final weeks, the scrutiny of Obama is intensifying.

That may be due in part to Republican and McCain campaign fears that they may lose in a big way.

It could be that FOX News and all the conservative radio/television talking heads are getting scared that we might just end up with Obama and have begun to rally behind McCain, and are throwing everything they can at Obama.

But it could also be that all the investigations are starting to bear fruit, and that some of the Obama smokescreens are starting to clear.

Obama's pattern has been to act like a little kid when accused. Deny and downplay - until forced to tell more. But only telling as much of the truth as he is forced to tell.

We saw that with the Rev. Wright and Tony Rezco situations earlier this year. Now more is coming out about his relationship with Bill Ayers (that "mad bomber" who initially was just some guy in his neighborhood). The relationship extended over years and was much more involved than we were initially led to believe. Now Obama says it was only years later that he discovered Ayers' darker side - sort of like it allegedly took 20 years for him to actually pay attention to what Rev. Wright was saying (or could it be only after investigations revealed more of the truth that Obama was forced to admit more?).

Ah, but there's more.

His ties to ACORN in Chicago - funneling money their way and assisting them, providing training, etc. Then the use of an ACORN affiliate in Ohio, initially covering up what they were doing and how much was given, but then having to amend campaign financial reports as the truth came out. ACORN is now under investigation across the nation for voter fraud. Did ACORN carry out illegal activities on behalf of the Obama campaign, and were they limited to just Ohio? Did Obama engage in or support some of these illegal activities himself when he was helping ACORN in Chicago?

Tick tick tick.

We know he funneled money to ACORN and Ayers associated groups in Chicago, but how much? How was that money used?

Tick tick tick.

It has now been revealed that Obama was part of an ACORN lawsuit in 1998 to force Citibank to make the kind of substandard loans that helped to lead to the current crisis. How widely known is this? Could there be more suits that he was party to?

Tick tick tick.

There are rumors that Rezco might do some talking to help with his sentence. What might he say?

And now - through no fault of Obama, but still the timing is bad - we have Minister Louis Farrakhan basically anointing Obama the Black Muslim Messiah. (The right-wing bigots will have a field day with that!)

What other problems are percolating beneath the surface?

Maybe nothing. Or maybe something is about to blow up and ruin his campaign.

Was that fear I saw in Keith Olbermann's feverish Obama-worshipping eyes?



It is time for all Catholic bloggers to begin a movement to shut down CCHD as it currently stands.

It needs a major overhaul.

Will you join me?

Will you spread the word?

11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is in no doubt in my mind a racist. I have never seen a Chatholic minister act in a racist way. This country is in troulbe and is going to be torn to sherds. Also what has been accomplished in the middle east will be lost and I hope the american people are going to take the claim for the lose of american lives when the terroist have re-gained their strength.

6:46 PM  

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