Sunday, September 07, 2008

Obama bin Biden

What’s in name?

“That which we call Obama by the name of Osama would smell as sweet.”

It seems that the increasingly gaffe-prone Senator Biden has said that Obama may be found in the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border. And the assertion is consistent with the circumstantial evidence which is appearing on thousands of US car bumpers.

Cranmer has to hand it to the Americans. When they decide a candidate has to be eliminated from running for political office because his distinctly Islamic name carries undertones of terrorism and overtones of Arabia, they are certainly very creative with it. His Grace cannot quite imagine car bumper stickers being produced for a UK election saying ‘More of the Brown stuff’ or ‘Darling, give me Balls’.

But Senator Obama appears to have something rather more nasty lurking in the woodshed. He rose to prominence so quickly that no-one had time to do a full background check on him. And now he is facing a court case to defend his right to be nominated as President of the United States. These bumper stickers may be a bit of fun, but they are having the corrosive drip-drip-drip effect of reminding middle America on every highway that he has alien roots, and those roots are firmly sunk in his father’s Muslim faith.

This is not about race: Cranmer has no doubt that the USA is ready for a black president. But while he would have preferred a Colin Powell or a Condi Rice, the only distinguishing factor, as far as he is concerned, is their politics.

But for very many Americans there are too many unanswered questions and just a few too many obfuscations to satisfy their enquiries. And it has not been for want of trying to get to the bottom of these enquiries either. There are manifest doubts over Senator Obama's eligibility to run for President, and a US court has been asked to stop his bid for the White House.

And the pressure is coming from bloggers of all shades of political opinion, who are becoming increasingly frustrated that allegations over the Senator are being ignored. Philadelphia attorney Philip Berg, a Democrat Clinton supporter, filed a lawsuit in the Pennsylvania District Court against the Senator, the Democratic National Committee and the Federal Election Commission. It centres on issues of citizenship and eligibility, adducing his Indonesian school record and an internet post of his Birth Certificate.

While Mr Berg manifestly failed to halt the process of nomination, the case is sufficiently high profile to keep Democrat divisions in the media, and to sustain the political doubts and religious suspicions which many Americans have towards the Senator. There are now questions about he gained his place at Harvard, with an investigation into the Saudi funds which financed his time there.

It is apparent that he is indebted to one Khalid al-Mansour, who is said to be obsessed with ‘Muslim themes.. anti-Semitic theories and anti-Israel vitriol’.

Barack Obama may be a Christian, but he is manifestly not of the same stock as Governor Palin. The Apostle Paul insists that there is neither Jew nor Greek, and neither is there male nor female, for all are one in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28). While the US may have largely come to terms with the eradication of black and white, it is evident that Barack Obama is still the wrong sort of Christian for them. He not only attended the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, which is predominantly black, but his middle name is Hussein.

The seemingly innocuous bumper stickers and the senator’s middle name are a perpetual reminder of the subconscious link many still make between Bin Laden and Saddam. And how could they possibly vote for a president who shares a name with the murderous tyrant responsible for so many American lives?


Blogger mckenzie said...

Micah 3 (New International Version)

1 Then I said,
"Listen, you leaders of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel.
Should you not know justice,
2 you who hate good and love evil;
who tear the skin from my people
and the flesh from their bones;

3 who eat my people's flesh,
strip off their skin
and break their bones in pieces;
who chop them up like meat for the pan,
like flesh for the pot?"

4 Then they will cry out to the LORD,
but he will not answer them.
At that time he will hide his face from them
because of the evil they have done.

5 This is what the LORD says:
"As for the prophets
who lead my people astray,
if one feeds them,
they proclaim 'peace';
if he does not,
they prepare to wage war against him.

6 Therefore night will come over you, without visions,
and darkness, without divination.
The sun will set for the prophets,
and the day will go dark for them.

7 The seers will be ashamed
and the diviners disgraced.
They will all cover their faces
because there is no answer from God."

8 But as for me, I am filled with power,
with the Spirit of the LORD,
and with justice and might,
to declare to Jacob his transgression,
to Israel his sin.

9 Hear this, you leaders of the house of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel,
who despise justice
and distort all that is right;

10 who build Zion with bloodshed,
and Jerusalem with wickedness.

11 Her leaders judge for a bribe,
her priests teach for a price,
and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they lean upon the LORD and say,
"Is not the LORD among us?
No disaster will come upon us."

12 Therefore because of you,
Zion will be plowed like a field,
Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble,
the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.

7 September 2008 at 10:31  
Blogger Miss Snuffleupagus said...

If Governor Palin is to be held up as the ultimate Christian, then how can Christians not hang their heads in shame? She and her family are a disgrace and make a mockery of Christianity. But hypocrisy is everywhere it would seem...

7 September 2008 at 13:04  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Miss Snuffy,

Who is holding up Governor Palin as 'the ultimate Christian'?

This would be most unwise.

The faith's biggest problem is convincing those who judge it by the behaviour of its adherents that they should look neither to professing disciples nor to the Church, but to the Lord himself.

No-one of sound mind would hold up Governor Palin or any other mere human as 'the ultimate Christian'.

7 September 2008 at 13:15  
Blogger Holy Smoke said...

A "copy" of Obama's birth certificate may be found here The certificate number has been redacted. There is also no evidence of an official seal on the document from the Hawaii Department of Health. Yes, we are warned against false prophets. But Mr. Obama's siren call has attracted a least 50% of the American electorate. The separation of state and religion seems to benefit those who are opposed to Christian values. The politicians who espouse separation of religion and state absolve themselves from examining their conscious when they propose legislation that anti Christian. I wonder who Mr. Obama is really being sponsored by.

7 September 2008 at 13:19  
Anonymous len said...

miss snuffy,
As his grace points out the ultimate christian is the Lord Jesus Christ!,to look to anyone else is futile!
His grace`s wisdom has been undiminished over the years!!.

7 September 2008 at 13:43  
Blogger Unitalian said...

Excuse me while I hold my nose - the smell of muck is really quite over-powering. I always suspected something nasty lurked beneath your cassock.

7 September 2008 at 14:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoever dealt it smelt it!!

7 September 2008 at 15:02  
Anonymous kevin said...


– in the spirit of civil and religious liberty, equality of respect and opportunity is for everyone

– everyone has the right to seek truth and meaning for themselves

– the fundamental tools for doing this are your own life experience, your reflection upon it, your intuitive understanding and the promptings of your own conscience

– the best setting for this is a community that welcomes you for who you are, complete with your beliefs, doubts and questions"

The trinity opposes difficulties but hexagrams and trigrams marked on pieces of wood are more in tune with..?

7 September 2008 at 16:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Grace, you are so prescient. Perhaps you could post this youtube link of an interview today where Obama talks about 'my Muslim faith':

7 September 2008 at 18:00  
Anonymous edward tattysyrup said...

To slightly adapt the Sundance Kid in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'...

You keep on smearing Cranmer. That's what you're good at.

7 September 2008 at 18:11  
Blogger Miss Snuffleupagus said...

Your Grace and Len
But how does one look to the Lord? I mean that quite literally. I tend to judge any organisation by its members' behaviour.

And in any case, do we really think that JC would be behaving in this way with regard to Obama, whatever his political persuasions? He is a good man. You may not think him a good possible president, but he is a good man and does not deserve the ridicule he is getting on here!

7 September 2008 at 20:58  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Miss Snuffy,

With respect (and His Grace is loath to get all epistemological), but how do you know the Senator is a good man?

Is this a known known or conjecture based on appearance? If the latter, His Grace exhorts you to consider John 7:24.

7 September 2008 at 21:12  
Blogger Dr.D said...

Miss Snuffy, you say of Obama, "he is a good man and does not deserve the ridicule he is getting on here!" How can you say that?

He is a manifest liar, but then he is a politician and it seems that all politicians are liars (except perhaps Sarah Palin?), so perhaps we have to give him a pass there. He wants to undo all the things that the things that have made America a great and successful nation over the past 235 years by destroying initiative through taxation, taking away our gun rights, and nationalizing heathcare, just to name a few things. All of these things have been clearly shown to be detrimental to the welfare of our nation, and yet they are the things that Obama and his friends wish to force on us all. How can you say "he is a good man and does not deserve the ridicule he is getting?" He deserves to be run out of town on a rail after being tarred and feathered!

7 September 2008 at 21:22  
Blogger Little Black Sambo said...

Snuffy, you say of Sarah Palin that "she and her family are a disgrace and make a mockery of Christianity". Why do you say that?

7 September 2008 at 21:34  
Anonymous dilys said...

little black sambo said...
Snuffy, you say of Sarah Palin that "she and her family are a disgrace and make a mockery of Christianity". Why do you say that?

07 September 2008 21:34

Men never need worry that women will rule the earth. Whenever one women stands above others as a leader the legions of snuffy type females cannot wait to tear here down.

7 September 2008 at 22:24  
Anonymous len said...

miss snuffy,
Johns gospel chapter 1 explains Jesus christ Better than I can!
There are many who claim to be christians but very few are truly born again which jesus says is necessary.
Even a born again christian is a work in progress, the spirit is saved ,the soul is being saved, the body will be saved.
Jesus is the head of the body of christ we are the followers,that is why we look to him.
As for mr Obama ,anyone who enters public life must expect his life to come under a microscope!

7 September 2008 at 23:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(& supports the "rights" of little kids to view it!)

Google "Zombietime" and click on "Up Your Alley Fair." After recovering from the uncensored photos, Yahoo "God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up" on "ucmpage" (even Jesus told Judas to hurry up - John 13:27). Also Yahoo "Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right." See all of this before the Creator responds with quakes, hurricanes, etc. The fast-moving agenda of Gaydom is to sneak its depravity on to every Main Street on earth while decent folks stay asleep and do nothing! PS - A new pro-life slogan: "Unborn babies should have the right to keep and bear arms - and legs and ears and eyes etc.!"
(Obama and his porn-protecting collaborators, Pelosi, and Newsom, did NOT approve of this message.)

8 September 2008 at 00:09  

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