Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Okay, there's one politician I like

This guy. What a novel idea, attempting to be inclusive rather than exclusive -- scolding his own party, and rightfully so, even as a junior senator.

This is why minority (and female!) presence in positions of power is important. Different perspectives matter.

Go my school for hiring him as a professor.


At June 28, 2006 at 10:52 PM, Blogger odderie said...

I like him, too.

At June 29, 2006 at 1:01 PM, Blogger Micah said...

It's good that he's speaking out and it'd be nice to have Democrats not look disdainfully on people of faith (more specifically, Christians), but I don't think it'll do a darn thing. How can you expect evangelicals to jump ship when your party is diametrically opposed to where they stand on social issues like abortion, gay marriage, etc.?

There's gotta be serious change in the party before that happens and, as nice as it'd be, I just don't see it.

But mad props to him for at least acknowledging the problem.

At June 29, 2006 at 2:34 PM, Blogger DarthImmortal said...

I do like Obama; one day he will make his mark.

At June 29, 2006 at 3:57 PM, Anonymous Leif said...

What does this have to do with Obama being black (or a woman!), as opposed to being a vaguely evangelical Christian?

At June 29, 2006 at 4:15 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

o-dog, yuppers :)

micah, there's something pleasing about crazy fantasy dreams. Nothing wrong with hoping against hope that someday politicians will come to their senses and stop ragging on openly religious folks.

darth, I think he's well on his way already :)

leif, not *necessarily* having to do with him being black, but the point I was trying to make is that different backgrounds and different perspectives make a difference. Obama, a mixed-race Kenyan-Hawaiian who has lived in Indonesia, absolutely has a unique perspecitve. And look how he is shaking up the political scene! I think it's fantastic. And I think, simply because of the way society is, women and minorities generally have different perspectives than white men, who historically and currently hold the vast majority of positions of power in society, *particularly* in government. Obama's different perspective is an example of why diversity in our governing bodies is important, and not just rhetoric from the have-nots.

At June 30, 2006 at 7:36 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Obama rocks. I'm currently obsessing over the candidacy of Ned Lamont, a Democrat running against Joe "Shmo" Lieberman in the primary on August 8th. Lamont = groovy. Lieberman = a loser.

At June 30, 2006 at 9:08 PM, Blogger lakhawk said...

And this kind of thing is exactly why he scares me so much.

At July 2, 2006 at 9:38 PM, Blogger cg-c said...

I love Obama! He's a nice, refreshing breath of normalcy in politics.

At July 5, 2006 at 12:37 AM, Blogger Roonie said...

Come back!


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