OK, this is going to be straight to the point.
I got an email from my father this morning, asking me to verify it. It made some amazing claims about Obama, and I couldn’t resist. It was such a shocking bunch of claims, that I decided to write up a reply, and send it to everyone who had an email address listed on the chain. I’ve included the main content of the email I received, as well as my reply. I encourage you to pass this around, I hope more people find this and read it.
Subject: Wow, if you want to read something that will scare your socks off, read this in its entirety!
Perhaps there are SOME out there who are beginning to get ‘the picture’. The following is a narrative taken from Sunday Morning’s televised ‘Meet The Press’. and the author is employed by none other than the Washington Post!! Yeah……the Washington Post of New York and Los Angeles Times fame!! Must say that I’m dually impressed………………
From Sunday’s Televised ‘Meet the Press’ Senator Obama was asked
about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn’ USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,
Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171… During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, ‘Stand and Face It’
Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, ‘As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. ‘There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.’We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we as a Nation of warring people, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails. Perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments. When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine’. Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country’s First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.
WHAAAAAAAT the Hell !!!
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you heard it right. This could possibly be our next President.
I, for one, am speechless.
And, my reply
My name is Tim Rosenblatt, and although you probably don’t know me, I received an email about Barack Obama which had your email address listed on it. So, you’ve probably recently seen an email about Barack having appeared on Meet the Press, and discussing why he doesn’t pledge allegiance to the flag, why he thinks our National Anthem should change, and a few other shocking comments.
My father sent this email to me, asking me about it. I am personally a Barack supporter, but after reading it, I thought the claims were outrageous. Since I think everyone should be given a fair shot, I looked into it.
This original email seems to have been sent on Oct 9, and talks about “last Sunday”, which I can only assume is Oct 5. It also mentions Sept 7. Obama wasn’t on that show on either of those dates. Neither was Bill Ginn.
According to the website for Meet the Press (the following links), the last time Obama was on Meet the Press was July 27, 2008. Bill Ginn wasn’t on the show. You can even read the transcripts of all of their shows with these links.
I’m sending this out because I think that making a good decision is hard enough with all of the truthful information out there. We don’t need fake rumors clogging up our brains.
Also, I know we’re close to Election Day, but I’d like to ask you to send me any other claims you’ve gotten in your email. I’d appreciate the opportunity to look at some of these emails and find out if there’s any truth to them.
Here’s the extra links.
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/o/obama-pin.htm – This is a very similar email to the one you’ve received
http://fightthesmears.com/ – An official campaign site set up to deal with rumors
http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/o/obamalinks.htm – A large collection of Barack rumors
Thanks for taking your time to give this a second thought.
Please pass this around. I think most people would rather have their opinions lose to the truth, than to win with lies.