9.28.2008

Obama Wants Your Creativity

Register voters -- Be creativeWith voter registration deadlines looming, the Vote for Change folks have come up with a grassroots,  participatory way of promoting the 'get out the vote' message.  You can upload pictures, songs and videos, and they'll use the best ones to support the cause.  


Sure, I know that many of you would be reluctant to introduce anything partisan into the classroom, but perhaps you know of a few students who are passionate about politics and would be more than eager to lend their voice towards making a positive change. 

This post is for those kids. 

5 Comments:

  1. mike said...
    Obama is turning out to be The Big Let-Down of ’08.
    Obama kept insinuating that He is The Second Coming but every time we’ve held our breaths waiting for him to change water into wine, we’ve been disappointed. Obama kept telling us to ‘tune in next week!’ and he never delivers, the miracle never comes. There is nothing there.
    Obama’s has a problem with clarity. I have systematically studied both his autobiographies and I still don’t know what kind of man I’m dealing with. When he was first showcased on TV, my interest was aroused. I used to find Obama enigmatic, but now he just comes off as vacuous, empty.
    Obama’s two books address the questions of “Journey of Discovery to Where?” and “Who Am I?” We can all relate to such pondering. But Obama does not give us an answer. If he has found the answer since publishing those two books two years ago then he hasn’t told us yet.
    McCain has been on a longer and harder personal journey. There can be nothing more extreme than surviving daily torture for five years. Can you imagine that? To be beaten day-in and day-out, starved, your hands and legs bound by chains? McCain already knows what he can take, and humbly knows where he breaks. Every man and woman has a breaking point. It is very human. McCain already knows his, even though he held out as long as he could.
    What trials or stories of human devastation has Obama endured? I can’t imagine being Black in America is an easy thing. But Obama was raised in Polynesia by white grandparents and then went on to Harvard, community service, the Senate, and now the presidency. Obama’s journey seems to have been very easy. His skin color opened all the right doors for him instead of slamming them shut. Obama didn’t march against segregation. Obama didn’t fight for affirmative action. He planted no tree. He carried no water for that tree. Obama has just come along and picked the fruits. That is easy street. This is not a great American story. This is not a triumph of will over adversity. This is a story of baby-boomer entitlement. This is the story of the yuppy next door. These stories are a dime a dozen on aisle 3 at Whole Foods.
    You may agree or disagree with McCain but at least you know where he stands. He has a long track record to judge him by. McCain has a long list of hits and misses. He has made mistakes (like us all) but that is because he had been trying to do things and change things all his life. Obama markets himself as the candidate with an unblemished record, but that is only because he doesn’t have a record. We have nothing to judge Obama by. All he gives us is his word and we are supposed to put all our trust in his future promises. But these promises keep changing: Obama has produced two contradictory promises on Iraq, two contradictory promises on NAFTA, and two contradictory promises on taxes. Are we supposed to judge him by the original promise he made, or by his most recent one? The candidate who flows with the changing winds of polls is the lightweight. That much we know.
    I feel very embarrassed for buying into the Obama phenomena. Maybe now that the weather is changing I see things in a new light. I feel sheepish for falling for the marketing pitch. Where do I go to get a refund?
    I think that many voters like me are looking for clarity in our next president. I feel I know what kind of man McCain is, and that I can trust him. McCain gets my vote.
    dsgran said...
    You may agree or disagree with McCain but at least you know where he stands

    Agreed. He stands with George Bush 90% of the time, that's why he doesn't get my vote.

    The rest of your comment is irrelevant - their respective pasts, whether as a POW, a Harvard grad, a black man, an old man, a senator, or community organizer shed no light on how they'd govern.

    And if you don't know where Obama stands on the issues, or about his record in the Senate, its easy to find out.

    Thanks for the comment.
    Anonymous said...
    Gosh, mike, you sure are a big fan of cut-n-paste spamming, aren't you?

    And are you really sure you know where McCain stands? I've lost count of the number of times he and Palin have said they'll have to 'get back to us' to let us know what they think about something.
    dsgran said...
    Thanks anonymous, I noticed that too after i responded... but i'll leave it all up here as a lesson learned.
    Mickey said...
    Speaking of Obama and the arts, check out this feature which covers both candidates' positions on the arts in America: http://www.artsology.com/obama_mccain.php

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