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Barack Obama is Jesus Christ, George W. Bush the Devil?

Barack Obama and George W. Bush share one thing in common: they produce strong reactions. Filmmaker Spike Lee has recently likened Obama to Jesus Christ, while over at John McCain's camp they've released a statement that suggests showing McCain with George W. Bush is enough to constitute an attack ad.


Spike, confident that Obama will win, uses the Jesus imagery to suggest that after Obama becomes president we will no longer use BC and AD to chronicle time, but BO and AO. Spike explained:

"When that happens, it will change everything . . .You'll have to measure time by "Before Obama" and "After Obama." It's an exciting time to be alive now."

Meanwhile, the George W. Bush embrace of McCain in Obama's new energy ad, used to show the two Republicans' similarity on energy, has made the devil out of President Bush. The ad goes on to debunk distortions included in McCain's ad on energy. To see the latest Obama ad

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Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
How did I miss this post?!? First off, wadewifey, wow. Secondly, thank you Mad Hatter for reiterating that Obama is HALF black. He is half "the man/whitey".
Great-Sommelier Great-Sommelier 7 years
How did I miss this post?!? First off, wadewifey, wow. Secondly, thank you Mad Hatter for reiterating that Obama is HALF black. He is half "the man/whitey".
Fo-show317771 Fo-show317771 7 years
Look...I'll put it to you this way...We need a president..and a good one!
lovelie lovelie 7 years
Wow lots of heat in this post...I must say though its nice to hear people discuss ideas that actually matter, as opposed to the brangelina posts...
freegracefrom freegracefrom 7 years
I appreciate Spike Lee's enthusiasm and excitement, but it always makes me nervous when people start making comparisons of their politicians to friggin deities.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Bambino,Lincoln's party of Republicans was so different from today. Sorry, you can't take credit for him. Secondly, you need to find a better source for Obama's policy. You have his immigration policy all wrong. That is not his plan at all.
Jillness Jillness 7 years
Bambino, Lincoln's party of Republicans was so different from today. Sorry, you can't take credit for him. Secondly, you need to find a better source for Obama's policy. You have his immigration policy all wrong. That is not his plan at all.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 7 years
Spike needs to shut his trap because he's not doing Obama any favors by saying stupid crap like that.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
Back to under your bridges please. :cookie:
DaytonDave DaytonDave 7 years
Obama is the Anti Christ, and Spike Lee is a piece of dog poop that feel out of my Pit Bulls ass today.
bleached bleached 7 years
LOL. Was thinking the same thing em1282
em1282 em1282 7 years
Huh, so the trolls get hungry on Sunday nights, eh? :cookie:
TRUTH777 TRUTH777 7 years
Spike should not have ever uttered such words, about Jesus Christ who is Holy and without sin,and compare Obama to God.
Mad-Hatter318106 Mad-Hatter318106 7 years
I understand where you're coming from bleached, and I must say I agree.I think it was a great campaign ploy, the whole "Change for America" bit. It's exactly what we needed to hear right now. And I've heard many people saying that now it's time for Obama to put up or shut up . However I think the reason he's holding back from laying out his plans in black and white may have something to do with his fear of alienating some of his staunch supporters or those all-important swing voters. Obama's said before that he's not a super liberal democrat. In fact, he's said on live television (well, ok, so maybe Oprah isn't live, but it was still said...) that there are quite a few topics, mostly moral, that he actually agrees with Republicans on. So it's not hard for me to believe that some of his plans for "change" may not be exactly what the far right are hoping for, though still very different from the GOP's plans for the future.I hope that makes sense.That's what I suspected at least when that whole "guns in D.C." bit was going on... It seems like he may be spreading himself thin already while trying to accommodate everybody.
Mad-Hatter318106 Mad-Hatter318106 7 years
I understand where you're coming from bleached, and I must say I agree. I think it was a great campaign ploy, the whole "Change for America" bit. It's exactly what we needed to hear right now. And I've heard many people saying that now it's time for Obama to put up or shut up . However I think the reason he's holding back from laying out his plans in black and white may have something to do with his fear of alienating some of his staunch supporters or those all-important swing voters. Obama's said before that he's not a super liberal democrat. In fact, he's said on live television (well, ok, so maybe Oprah isn't live, but it was still said...) that there are quite a few topics, mostly moral, that he actually agrees with Republicans on. So it's not hard for me to believe that some of his plans for "change" may not be exactly what the far right are hoping for, though still very different from the GOP's plans for the future. I hope that makes sense. That's what I suspected at least when that whole "guns in D.C." bit was going on... It seems like he may be spreading himself thin already while trying to accommodate everybody.
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
Everybody already thinks Obama supporters are these cult followers who worship him unconditionally. Spike makes us all look bad by perpetuating this view. He's not doing Obama any favors.
True-Song True-Song 7 years
"One Republicans are the party of Lincoln, not the democrats. Jefferson Davis was a democrat, so was Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. So was the Incompetent George McClellan who single handedly dragged out the Civil War, and ran in the 1864 election on a platform of peace with the confederacy, ie. the continuation of slavery." This is so tired. The Republican party of the 1800s is not the Republican party of today. Their views and platforms are completely different. Same for the Democrats. The Democrats used to have a stronghold in the South, does that sound like the same party of today?
kastarte2 kastarte2 7 years
Are the sugar boards posting escort ads now? :kiss:
True-Song True-Song 7 years
"Barack Hussein Obama is not a saint. But he was born of a Muslim father, which, in Islam, means he will always be a Muslim to Muslims. And Islam has no saints and takes no prisoners. Hopefully voters will take all this information into consideration before they pull that lever in November." Why would you hope that voters will remember that Senator Obama's father was Muslim? Honestly. why?
blondie01 blondie01 7 years
selffanll...are you referring to Michelle Obama? ;)
raciccarone raciccarone 7 years
Bambino just trumped Auntie Coosa as my new hero. That was amazing.
bleached bleached 7 years
Excellent post Mad Hatter. Well written and reasonable... and no spelling mistakes ;) While I do agree that Obama was exciting and new, it seems to me that much of that lustre (not a spelling mistake. I'm Canadian) has been wearing off and he is becoming much like any other opportunistic politician. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it is what politicians do after all. I just find it difficult to swallow since Obama's whole appeal was based mainly in the idea that he promised to be a different kind of politician. He promised CHANGE although I am still waiting for him to tell us exactly WHAT he plans to change...
bleached bleached 7 years
Excellent post Mad Hatter. Well written and reasonable... and no spelling mistakes ;) While I do agree that Obama was exciting and new, it seems to me that much of that lustre (not a spelling mistake. I'm Canadian) has been wearing off and he is becoming much like any other opportunistic politician. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it is what politicians do after all. I just find it difficult to swallow since Obama's whole appeal was based mainly in the idea that he promised to be a different kind of politician. He promised CHANGE although I am still waiting for him to tell us exactly WHAT he plans to change...
Mad-Hatter318106 Mad-Hatter318106 7 years
Ok, I had to join JUST to post this.I'll make it as short as I possibly can:As a child of mixed race (Greek, Irish, Native American and Black) I seem to find myself correcting people more and more the longer this political circus drags on.BARACK OBAMA IS MIXED NOT BLACK.And don't hand me any Jim Crow BS about 1/8th or 1/16th. Seeing as how my parents split before I was old enough to remember and how I was raised by my Greek/Irish mother and her family for 19 years, it seems it would be a real slap in the face to label myself BLACK.Same goes with Mr. Obama. As far as I've read, his father was never in his life after he abandoned his family, yet his white mother and her second husband were. Does his father's being a black Muslim make him more black than white? It seems 50/50 to me. That said, it's not the fact that he's mixed that makes him so appealing to the black community. After all, they're still only a minority, there's no way their votes alone could have clinched his nomination let alone propel him into the White House. It's simply the fact that he offers us something unlike anything we've seen in decades. People compare him to Kennedy because of his youth, his vigor, his oral prowess and it's exciting to see. For too long we've been subjected to a seemly endless dynasty of Bush-Clinton rule and it's finally over. I think people who assume minorities are voting for him simply because he has more melanin than any other candidate is just being silly.Last, I'd simply like to touch on the whole "His middle name is Hussein! He must be here to kill us!" bit.Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean you have to try to burn it at the stake. I mean, if a new neighbor moved onto your block who's last name was Hitler, would you call the police or set up a 24/7 surveillance of their house and assume they're burning people in their oven every time you see smoke? Perhaps in the mass hysteria of the 30s and 40s you would have, but surely we can see now how insane that would have been? I feel the same logic works here. Hussein, Muhammad, these are simply popular names in other countries that, unfortunately, westerners seem to view as synonymous with "terrorist" because we believe every chain letter that's sent to us by our ignorant and/or racist best bud.I think Chris Martin was right.If the rest of the world was able to vote on this election, it's obvious who would be the winner.Unfortunately for Chris and the rest of our fellow human beings, the choice is ours and ours alone.I just hope we have the foresight to choose who is REALLY right for the job at hand. Aaaaaand with that,Hatter over and out!!p.s. Sorry ahead of time for any misspellings and grammatical errors. :)
Mad-Hatter318106 Mad-Hatter318106 7 years
Ok, I had to join JUST to post this. I'll make it as short as I possibly can: As a child of mixed race (Greek, Irish, Native American and Black) I seem to find myself correcting people more and more the longer this political circus drags on. BARACK OBAMA IS MIXED NOT BLACK. And don't hand me any Jim Crow BS about 1/8th or 1/16th. Seeing as how my parents split before I was old enough to remember and how I was raised by my Greek/Irish mother and her family for 19 years, it seems it would be a real slap in the face to label myself BLACK. Same goes with Mr. Obama. As far as I've read, his father was never in his life after he abandoned his family, yet his white mother and her second husband were. Does his father's being a black Muslim make him more black than white? It seems 50/50 to me. That said, it's not the fact that he's mixed that makes him so appealing to the black community. After all, they're still only a minority, there's no way their votes alone could have clinched his nomination let alone propel him into the White House. It's simply the fact that he offers us something unlike anything we've seen in decades. People compare him to Kennedy because of his youth, his vigor, his oral prowess and it's exciting to see. For too long we've been subjected to a seemly endless dynasty of Bush-Clinton rule and it's finally over. I think people who assume minorities are voting for him simply because he has more melanin than any other candidate is just being silly. Last, I'd simply like to touch on the whole "His middle name is Hussein! He must be here to kill us!" bit. Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean you have to try to burn it at the stake. I mean, if a new neighbor moved onto your block who's last name was Hitler, would you call the police or set up a 24/7 surveillance of their house and assume they're burning people in their oven every time you see smoke? Perhaps in the mass hysteria of the 30s and 40s you would have, but surely we can see now how insane that would have been? I feel the same logic works here. Hussein, Muhammad, these are simply popular names in other countries that, unfortunately, westerners seem to view as synonymous with "terrorist" because we believe every chain letter that's sent to us by our ignorant and/or racist best bud. I think Chris Martin was right. If the rest of the world was able to vote on this election, it's obvious who would be the winner. Unfortunately for Chris and the rest of our fellow human beings, the choice is ours and ours alone. I just hope we have the foresight to choose who is REALLY right for the job at hand. Aaaaaand with that, Hatter over and out!! p.s. Sorry ahead of time for any misspellings and grammatical errors. :)
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