Friday, July 8, 2011

Distorted Emails

My republican friend is at it again. Here is a gentlemen and I mean that, he is a gentleman and a proud retired US Navy high-ranking officer, a combat veteran, and very patriotic. I love him. He is a wonderful friend and companion.

He sent out an email that purports to be a letter from one of President Obama’s Columbia University  classmates in 1983.

The classmate is identified as Wayne Allyn Root. Root was a Libertarian vice-president candidate on Bob Barr’s ticket in the 2008 elections.

Wikipedia says that Root is an American politician, entrepreneur, television and radio personality and a political commentator.

With those very valid and focused credentials I would not be touting Root as the paragon of judgment for Obama.

Root says:

“He (Obama) is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.”

Root also claims Obama is a devout Muslim.

Let me see now: devout Muslims don’t smoke, do prayers toward Mecca five times a day, don’t drink, don’t attend Sunday church services etc. Mr. Obama doesn’t seem very devout to me.

Root’s email says he didn’t know Obama and nobody else did.

( That’s a validation for devout if I ever heard one. )

But yet he (Root) claims Obama was his college classmate and he knows.

The email ends by saying that says Root’s statements were correctly attributed. Great…he said them, but the inference at the end of the email is that everything Root says is correct.

 Come on…my friend. All of us need a lot of  discernment in political beliefs these days.

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