US conservatives and Obama’s election


Conservatives on Obama, cartoon by Mikhaela

This, about conservatives on Obama, is a cartoon by Mikhaela from the USA.

A Response to the Extreme Anti-Gay Comments by My Brother, Newt Gingrich; by Candace Gingrich, Human Rights Campaign: here.

George Galloway on Obama: here.

Obama and the environment: here.

4 thoughts on “US conservatives and Obama’s election

  1. CPI (ML) Liberation on `Obamania’

    By CPI (ML) Liberation

    November 11, 2008 –The emphatic victory of Barack Obama in the US
    presidential election has generated a great deal of interest and
    enthusiasm, a veritable “Obamania”, across the world. There are indeed
    several special aspects to this remarkable victory. That he is the first
    black person to be elected to the highest political office in the US;
    that his campaign emphasised “hope” and “change” at a time when the
    US is passing through an extremely gloomy period in its history, and,
    above all, that his arrival marks the much-awaited end of the hated Bush
    presidency, and a decisive popular rejection of its hallmarks, have all
    added up to make this probably the most memorable election in recent US
    history. For political observers watching this election from afar, the
    most encouraging aspect perhaps has been the passionate popular
    participation that made this election an energised extension of not only
    the fight against racism but also the wider anti-globalisation, anti-war
    campaign.

    * Read more http://links.org.au/node/741

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  2. Can Africa survive Obama’s advisers?

    By Patrick Bond

    November 12, 2008 — One of Barack Obama’s leading advisers has done
    more damage to Africa, its economies and its people than anyone I can
    think of in world history, including even Cecil John Rhodes. That charge
    may surprise readers, but hear me out.

    * Read more http://links.org.au/node/738

    Obama and the clash of hopes

    By Peter Boyle

    November 12, 2008 — There can be no doubt that the great majority of
    the 55 million US citizens whose votes made Barack Obama president want
    change. They want a change from the system in which trillions of dollars
    are spent to bail out Wall Street while ordinary people on “Main Street”
    lose their homes, their jobs and can’t even get basic health care. They
    want an end to the endless wars abroad that George W. Bush launched in
    the wake of 9/11 — wars that are returning thousands of young Americans
    home in body bags and many times more seriously wounded. They want the
    US to be welcomed by the rest of the world as a peacemaker rather than
    hated as the biggest war-maker.
    So around the world, everyone with a shred humanity cheered on that wave
    of hope for change that gave the US its first black president on November 4.

    * Read more http://links.org.au/node/737

    Barack Obama’s dual mandate

    By Solidarity (US)

    November 10, 2008 — Millions of Americans see the election of Barack
    Obama as a referendum on white supremacy and today we join in their
    celebration. The racist campaigns launched against Obama, conducted
    sometimes in coded language and other times in inflammatory accusations,
    turned out to be amazingly unsuccessful. Yet the 2008 election also
    represents a dual reality that is important for socialists and activists
    for peace and social justice to grasp. For tens of millions of Black
    Americans, seeing a United States president-elect who’s Black – and even
    more important, for their children to see a Black president – is a huge
    symbolic stride towards full citizenship and liberation. Perhaps no
    event since that legendary night in 1938, when Joe Louis knocked out Max
    Schmeling, has there been such a magic moment of celebration for the
    Black community; only in this case they weren’t simply spectators but
    participants in the victory.

    * Read more http://links.org.au/node/735

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  3. Posted by: “bigraccoon” bigraccoon@earthlink.net redwoodsaurus
    Sat Dec 6, 2008 12:13 pm (PST)

    Mike Huckabee Exposes Real
    Hate in America: Christophobes

    December 6, 2008.

    Mike Huckabee is a jackass.

    At a book signing this week, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee once again spoke truth to power and rejected two lies spread by the gay liberal media: 1) that the gay movement is a civil rights movement and 2) that violence against “homosexuals” is a big deal. Huckabee then shed light on the issue that nobody else will touch with a 10-foot pole: the gay violence perpetrated against Christians. It turns out that far from being the victims of hate crimes, the gays are the real haters and the true criminals.

    Hucakabee explained, “there is a difference between the civil rights movement of African-Americans who were essentially hosed down in the streets by Bull Connor in Birmingham and beaten with their skulls crashed in on the bridges of Selma for being black, not for their behavior, not for anything other than their race.”

    Duh! Good point. Are gays really that persecuted? Show me a gay who had his skull cracked. Name one! 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was robbed, pistol-whipped, tortured, tied to a fence in a remote area, and left to die, which he did. He had brain damage and a fractured skull, but it wasn’t cracked. Besides, Shepard was in Wyoming, and nowhere near Selma, so it’s so not comparable. And Shepard, like the other homosexuals he represents, aren’t attacked for their race, they are attacked for their behavior. So, if they don’t want to get attacked, they can just choose to be straight.

    But it gets worse. Not only are the attacks against gay people not that big a deal, but it turns out the gays are the ones attacking Christians, the real victims. We all know that the persecution of Christians in the United States is at an all time high, rivaled only by the pre-Constantine Roman Empire. As if Christians aren’t already disenfranchised in this country, they also are violently assaulted by homosexual christophobes. Again, Huckabee is dead on: “And so do the Christians [get violently attacked]. It was in Michigan that people barged into a church and were rather violent….

    Well, it was certainly disruptive.” The disruptions suffered by Christians really puts things like the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Lawrence King by his 14-year-old classmate into perspective, doesn’t it?

    The Christian persecution is not an isolated incident, but endemic. Huckabee points yet another example:
    In California, when some peaceful protesters, including a 79-year-old lady by the name of Phyllis, was out holding a cross, it was violently taken from her and stomped.” When people stomp on a Christian’s cross, they are basically nailing them to a cross, like Jesus. My heart goes out to Phyllis Burgess and all the people like Phyllis who have rallied against gay rights, screamed and elbowed their way through crowds, pushed over disabled people, and had their styrofoam crosses taken and stomped. Though they are no longer with us, they will certainly be missed. And their legacy lives on every time someone uses religion to attack gay people.

    The other victims of hate crimes, who are ignored the media, are straight men. We must remember that even Matthew Shepard’s killers were victims. In fact, the defendants tried to claim a “gay panic” defense, since they had acted under “temporary insanity,” caused by Shepard hitting on them. It turns out, according to the killers’ girlfriends, Shepard did not, in fact, come on to them. But I will have to write another piece to explore this particular hate crime: heterophobic attacks on homosexuals.

    http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/110487/mike_huckabee_exposes_real_hate_in_america%3A_christophobes/

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