Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama's Relatives Are Not Enough To Convince Me

Barack Hussein Obama's Relatives Are Not Enough To Convince Me
for 24-Hours of Propaganda

Over the course of the last year of Political Coverage I have been berated with a cacophony of presumed "relatives" of Barack Obama, the now-official Democratic Presidential Nominee.

--Obama and Wild Bill Hickok are sixth cousins, six-times removed. Their common ancestor is Thomas Blossom, who came to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1629 from Leiden, Holland. Obama’s 4th great-grandfather, Jacob Dunham, was 6th cousins with Wild Bill. Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann, is also a Dunham. Wild Bill Hickok is the famous Old-West outlaw gambler and lawman implicated in many cold blooded murders.

--distant cousins with at least seven other former U.S. presidents, including President George W. Bush and his father George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Franklin Pierce and James Madison. As we may remember, the Bush's are also closely related to every European monarch on and off the throne and has kinship with every member of Britain’s royal family, the House of Windsor.

--related to Robert E. Lee, who was a general during the Civil War.

--counts Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill as a cousin

--Brad Pitt, famous actor, philanthropist and spouse of Angelina Jolie.

All of the above STILL doesn't make him any more qualified to be President than the Junior Senator from Illinois he is to begin with. McCain shed blood for this country in a foreign war, was a POW, and has been involved in Government Service every since.

George W. Bush should have been lesson enough for us to learn that we need to be careful in our presidential choice. Can we afford to take another young, inexperienced hot-shot? Or do we need a man who has spent his entire life in Public Service?