Friday, July 30, 2010

Hating Obama: The President and Snooki

On my Twitter this morning came a tweet saying, "Obama lies about not knowing who Snooki is?"

The link led to a discussion on the fact that Barack Obama was recently asked about Snooki on the View and he denied knowing who she was.

Later, someone was able to dig up an old archival video of Barack Obama at some gathering in which he was telling a joke that included the name Snooki. The story has even made the news. In fact, I've even read someone (jokingly, I hope) calling this "Snookigate."

Snookigate? Oh please! I'm quite sure Mr. Obama did not write the joke that mentioned Snooki. Just because he read the joke doesn't mean he actually knows who she is.

For conservatives to attack Obama on this makes conservatives look petty and mean-spirited. More importantly, it diverts attention from the real issues.

We need to keep our eye on the ball. We hate his policies. We do not hate the man (and if you do hate the man, you need to do some soul-searching and put your own house in order).

2 comments:

Gabe said...

Agreed.

I have just started following your twitter feed/blog and have appreciated your willingness to hold the conservative body accountable for their self-stultifying and petty approaches to politics; and often to logic itself. We are tempted to follow our moral compass with militant and childish fervor, often without actually thinking through our actions and arguments.

I am no intellectual or apologist... But I get angry when people take stances I agree with and then damage truth by taking actions and making statements that can be called nothing else than idiotic, or worse, abusive.

I guess that stems from fallen people trying to uphold the personality of God without the leading and empowerment of the Holy Spirit...

Look forward to reading more of your thoughts. Thanks!

Dennis said...

Gabe,

Thanks for your comment and welcome to Recliner Commentaries!