Snuggles Gets The Smackdown From The Messiah

Yikes.

Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Tuesday that he has not endorsed DeKalb CEO and U.S. Senate candidate Vernon Jones, despite a Jones’ campaign flier that shows the two men’s photos beneath the caption “Yes We Can.”

“I do not endorse him; I have not endorsed him,” Obama said Tuesday in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “He put my picture on his literature, without asking me.”

“Now I will tell you in the southside of Chicago, and I’m assuming here in Georgia, those kinds of things aren’t uncommon. It’s a little less common to do when you’re a U.S. Senate candidate when presumably the scrutiny is a little higher.”

Obama, who was in metro Atlanta for two fund-raisers and a town hall meeting in Powder Springs said he thinks he met Jones at a previous campaign event.

“I think he may have come to an event of ours a while back,” Obama said. “The reason I think I may have met him is I know somebody told me as I was shaking his hand that he had taken pride in voting for George Bush twice.”

Jones, through a spokeswoman for his campaign, reiterated his support for Obama’s candidacy after Obama’s remarks.

16 comments

  1. Romegaguy says:

    same story they ran last Friday except they added the personal quote from Obama.

    2 Questions I have
    1) Andre, did you do the photoshop for the mailer?
    2) How long before Dale Cardwell is up on youtube with this in an ad that nobody but Spacey will watch?

  2. midtown_maven says:

    – Especially damaging since Vernon Jones was looking to ride the Obama turnout wave.

    – It shows Obama will not endorse or cut slack to a candidate simply because of race.

    – The Senate primary needed a July “October Surprise” to give someone a chance to break from the pack. I’ll change my prediction and put Jim Martin in the runoff.

  3. SpaceyG says:

    Rogue is only spouting the verbiage (“Messiah” “His Holiness”) that he’s programmed by his handler (Rush Limbaugh) to say. He can’t really think up anything clever on his own, of course. He’s mentally challenged that way, being kinda high up on the ARSD (Whatever Rush Says Disorder) spectrum.

  4. Rogue109 says:

    “I cried all night. I’m going to be crying for the next four years. What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history. … The event itself is so extraordinary that another chapter could be added to the Bible to chronicle its significance.”

    Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. on Obama’s winning the Democratic presidential nomination (Politico June 5, 2008).

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    “Barack Obama strides into that void. While voicing “other worldly” themes he suggests “this world” solutions. His soaring oratory and his ambitious promises make his appeal to hope and his drive for change seem reasonable and attainable. He appeals to all that is innate and created in us in a longing for that “better country, that is a heavenly one” discussed in Hebrews 11. And he offers fulfillment in his election to the presidency at which time he will unleash the power of government to set things right in a world currently turned upside down. Thus he offers a messianic hope with the full weight and force of the U.S. government to back him up. For many right now, with the youth leading the way, this is a compelling combination. Heaven on earth is indeed appealing rather than having to wait.”

    Peter Wierenga, World March 27, 2008.

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    “I listened to that endorsement and Barack’s speech afterwards and Obama, to me, must be not just an ordinary human being but indeed an Advanced Soul, come to lead America out of this mess, if we no if They, let them, but we too have a say in this Democracy, this Barack well knows. Through this trial-by-fire, recently experienced by him, he has been Humble, Noncombative, Noncritical and committed to doing his work on this earth to make it a more better and perfect union. He has kept his promise not to tear one another down but to build us up. He has courage in the face of fire, not a courage of anger but a courage of goodwill and harmlessness in spite of the difficulties. That is why he can say with honesty that he can work with the other side because where others see hate, he sees love and the good within an individual… that takes a special person to see the good when bad is all around that person and may be to bring that good out within that person.. to transform them, while all the time transforming theirself.

    Commentator @ Lyn Sweet’s The Scoop from Washington Chicago Sun-Times March 21, 2008

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    Fundamentally, the similarities between Obamian hope and biblical hope are extraordinary, striking and intriguing. Like biblical hope, Obamian hope inspires the United States of America and the world.”

    Rev. Earlmont Williams, Jamaican Gleaner March 1, 2008

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    Barack Obama is inspiring us like a desert lover, a Washington Valentino. We who have felt apathetic, angry at two (likely) stolen elections, K-Street hegemony, the “pornography of the trivial” in journalism and culture; we who are heartbroken over a war we knew was wrong, we who thought (especially after Baby Bush got in a 2nd time) that America got what it asked for; we who stopped wanting to participate ’cause it doesn’t matter whether we do or don’t; we have a crush. We’re talking about it; we’re getting involved, we’re tuning in and turning out in numbers we haven’t seen in ages. My musician friends and I are writing songs to inspire people and couples all over America are making love again and shouting “yes we can” as they climax!

    Lili Haydn, Huffington Post February 29, 2008.

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    Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better.

    The 74-year-old Farrakhan, addressing an estimated crowd of 20,000 people at the annual Saviours’ Day celebration, never outrightly endorsed Obama but spent most of the nearly two-hour speech praising the Illinois senator.

    “This young man is the hope of the entire world that America will change and be made better,” he said. “This young man is capturing audiences of black and brown and red and yellow. If you look at Barack Obama’s audiences and look at the effect of his words, those people are being transformed.”

    Farrakhan compared Obama to the religion’s founder, Fard Muhammad, who also had a white mother and black father.

    A black man with a white mother became a savior to us,” he told the crowd of mostly followers. “A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall.”

    A Spry Farrakhan Sings Obama’s Praises Associated Press. February 24, 2008.

  5. drjay says:

    wow she’s right, its not original at all –you provided a whole list of quotes from obama supporters w/ messianic allusions in them-so you really did not come up w/ it on your own…i had forgot about jesse jackson and louis farrakhan being part of the right wing conspiracy….

  6. Rogue109 says:

    Who said I was being original? Not I (grin)!

    Can’t a man join his brothers across the aisle in realizing that we need to write another “chapter” in the Bible about Senator Barack Obama?

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