Picture of Dorian Obama

by CynthiaYockey on February 28, 2009

I met Ed Morrissey of Hot Air at Bloggers Row at CPAC for the first time today and I have to say he is a scholar and a gentleman. He asked me how I first started on the path from liberalism to conservatism and I promised him I would write a post on this part of my story.

During the primaries, before I really became engaged with the campaign and the issues, I knew that I would never vote for Obama due to his support of open borders, his opposition to gay marriage, his upbringing in a religion that kills gays and regards women as property and his ties to Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Black ministers have been especially active in Maryland in opposing equal rights AND marriage for lesbians and gays, so Obama’s 20-year connection to an anti-gay minister was a dealbreaker for me. Obama’s throwing Wright under the bus only made him seem worse to me for his disloyalty in his own selfish interest.

I wasn’t worried about Rev. Wright’s hurt feelings at all because I figured that if Obama were elected he’d waste no time in announcing an urgent need to bind up the nation’s wounds and welcome Wright back to his bosom so that Wright would be merrily God-damning America from the Lincoln Bedroom in no time flat. I still expect this.

But my remark that struck Ed was my complaint about the rogue’s gallery of bombers, sociopaths, loons and thieves that comprise Obama’s taste in companions, by which I mean — and this is only the short list — Rev. Wright, Fr. Pfleger,Tony Rezko, Rashid Khalidi, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn and his ACORN BFFs.

“It’s like the people Obama surrounds himself with are his Picture of Dorian Gray,” I told Ed. “He may look angelic at times, but they are the portrait of his true character. They show what he is really like inside.”

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  • Brett

    Interesting that you find Rashid Khalidi, a respected Palestinian-American scholar and probably the most knowledgeable scholar on the history of the Palestinians, to be in the company of “bombers, sociopaths, loons, and thieves.”

    You know what? Fuck it, I’m going to ask. Doesn’t it bother you that a large part of the company you keep despises homosexuals for much the same reason that 14th century Christians believed that “thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”?

    • Um, how hard is it to be a “respected scholar” of a subject that began in 1948? What kind of respect can be attributed to a man who works for the destruction of Israel?

      Are you one of Obama’s paid trolls? I have never in my life heard ANYONE cite the quote you give.

      My reception at CPAC has been almost totally warm and kind, joyful even, and and it has been totally courteous, which is more than I can say about how I’ve been treated in the gay and lesbian community whenever I tried to get it to make good on its supposed ideals of inclusion and diversity. If you ever want to check out a place where “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others,” that’s where to go. My late life partner and I stopped going to lesbian events in 1996 after the Washington Blade published a piece by a female-to-male transexual who had been a guest in our home that stated that we should be run out of the community on account of our six-year battle with a lesbian organization to force it to obey local and federal laws and choose meeting sites that were wheelchair accessible. This organization was run by disabled rights activists Kate Seelman and Laura Einstein, so ignorance of the requirements was not the problem.

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