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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Talking With An Obama Supporter

Barack Obama at Notre Dame: " ... [on abortion] I didn't change my position, but I did tell my staff to change the words on my website... that's when we discover at least the possibility of common ground.... [because we know] the views of the two camps are irreconcilable."

I sent the advertisements for my book, Debunking Obama's First 100 Days, to several thousand people a few days ago.

This was one response:

ObamaCatholic: Get a life!

Me: Feeling a little guilty, are we?

ObamaCatholic: No. Just tired of slander and gossip. Both are sinful behavior.

Me: Indeed. That's why everything about that bastard (and he is, you know - his mother wasn't married when she conceived him), is documented in the book.

ObamaCatholic: Wow! You leave me breathless. You have a great day!

Me: I'll have a great day the minute he leaves office. Until then, we all just pray for deliverance from evil.

ObamaCatholic: And I'll have a great day the minute you take me off your email list! Please do not reply. Thank you.

Me: I will make sure that I don't.

ObamaCatholic: You just did.

Me: Oh my heavens! But you Obama supporters are always interested in dialogue, right? So, being open-minded and willing to seek common ground, as you are, that isn't a problem.

As The One stated in his Notre Dame address, sure, our positions are irreconcilable - you think he's cool, I think he's a lying bastard - but that shouldn't prevent us from dialoguing and seeking common ground.

How about we agree that he's a really cool, lying bastard?
I'm trying to be like you and engage in dialogue.
Except you didn't want dialogue.

Contemplating it later, I reflected that, perhaps this could be another point for our dialogue? Our positions are irreconcilable - you don't want dialogue, I do - but we should seek common ground. How about I keep talking and you just shut up and listen?

No wonder it's so much fun being an ObamaCatholic!
I feel a pull to the Dark Side...


Anonymous said...

Steve, your lack of maturity is a turn-off.

Steve Kellmeyer said...

Oh brave Anonymous!

If you don't like it, don't read it. Nobody's holding a gun to your head.

If you can refute it, do.

If all you can do is call names, you must have voted for the Chicago Butcher.

Jordanes said...

Sometimes I think you have a little too much fun, Steve.

Anonymous said...

Steve, you are hilarious.

You're "lack of maturity" reminds me of, well, Christ.

Keep it up.

I sign "anonymously" simply because I can't figure out my other options.

--Lisa B.