Monday, March 1, 2010

Some Frightening Quotes from Obama's Books

I refuse to read Barack Obama's books! When I go to store I can't even stand to look at them sitting on the shelves. I am constantly turning the covers around or putting another book in front of them because if I can prevent even one person from purchasing them it makes me happy.

But I did have a friend who sent me some quotes that he pulled from Audacity of Hope and Dreams of My Father (which he rented from the library!) And while I know we can't change whose in the White House we should constantly remember the core beliefs of the man that we put there.

Probably the scariest of them all, From Audacity of Hope:

"I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction."

From Dreams of My Father:

"I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites."

"I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race."

"There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white.

"It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names."

"I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela."

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