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Columnist Thomas Sowell is Endorsing John McCain-Fiction!
Summary of the eRumor: An article allegedly written by
African-American columnist Thomas Sowell explaining that he is endorsing
Senator John McCain for president of the United States.
The Truth: Thomas Sowell is well known as a conservative
columnist and he did publish an article on May 20, 2008 titled Random
Thoughts, but it had nothing to do with for whom he was voting in the
2008 presidential primary and said nothing about John McCain.
This article about "endorsing" John McCain has circulated on the Internet
and attributed to various writers including "A Concerned American" and
Someone decided to tack Thomas Sowell's name to it, which commonly happens
with forwarded emails.
Thomas Sowell is also an economist and a senior fellow of the Hoover
Institution at Stanford University.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
Thomas Sowell is a syndicated columnist and Senior Fellow of the Hoover
Institution at Stanford University in Stanford, CA. This past week, he
wrote in a column titled "Random Thoughts", and published in newspapers
nationally, the following:
"Senator John McCain could never convince me to vote for him.
Only Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama can cause me to vote for McCain."
Oh, and in case you aren't familiar with Thomas Sowell, He happens to be
PLEASE READ THIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH!
----- After long and serious thought, I have decided to endorse Senator
John McCain for President.
I have always voted for the person and have not voted for anyone because
some political party was telling me who I should vote for.
We all know the choices by now and, that said, I do believe that the
process of selecting a chief executive is deeply flawed. The words "money"
and "special interests" come to mind, among many others.
Here's the way I see it:
Barack Obama, you are a fine public speaker. You are also an extremely
liberal Senator from the State of Illinois, which has a long and rich
history of political corruption of the first magnitude. You are indeed a
child of that system.
You have finally insulted my intelligence far beyond my capacity to
tolerate your insults. It has nothing at all to do with your skin color.
As a matter of fact, it would be so COOL to finally have an
African-American for President. What a great statement that would be to
entire world that we are indeed the greatest country on earth!
But, unfortunately, General Colin Powell is not running, and YOU are NOT
the man for this job !
Barack baby, you want me to believe that you have never heard the sermons
of your own pastor, the Right Reverend "God Damn America" Jeremiah Wright.
It is a matter of record that this has been your church for over 20 years.
It is a matter of record that you were married there by this very pastor,
and that your children were baptized there.
The good Reverend saw fit to visit Khadafy in Libya with you and to give
a lifetime achievement award to Louis Farrakhan, of all people.
We have all now seen excerpts of his sermons all over the airwaves by now.
And you have publicly stated that this man IS your "spiritual mentor".
BUT, your pastor is NOT the reason I am NOT voting for you. His words were
disturbing enough, but it is your own HUGE church congregation, seen
jumping, hooting and howling to his words in the background that disturb
me the most. And please don't tell me you attended church there and never
once heard a "discouraging word" in the 20 years you attended there. Don't
tell me, that in addition to the good reverend, that you are now not
having anything to do with all those other people seen hooting and howling
out in the audience in the background of his fiery tirades.
Even Oprah Winfrey got disgusted and walked out. I am no Oprah fan, but
still she did the right thing.
Now YOU look me in the eye and ask me to believe that you never heard such
language in all the years you attended there ! This is like me telling you
that I attended dozens of Klan rallys and never once heard the "N" word.
Yep. And Bill Clinton "did not inhale".
Yes, Mr. Obama, we all have friends who have said stupid things that
embarrassed us, but NOW you have asked me to believe something that is so
incredibly stupid that you are telling me that I am just stupid enough to
believe you. THAT is the main reason that I will never vote for you. I
am deeply sorry, that in a country teeming with enormously talented
African Americans who would make a good President, that the political
system has chosen YOU. You are a pathetic and plastic excuse for an
American, who will not even salute the Flag during the Pledge of
Allegiance. God forbid you ever get near the Oval Office.
Now, did I mention Bill Clinton ?
AH YES ! This brings us to MRS. WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON, who this
candidate really is, in spite of all the other names she may care to call
herself. This "feminist" piece of work of course would like to be referred
to as MS. And we all know who wears the pant suit in that family.
MS. Clinton, (sugar), it is just as depressing to realize that there are
dozens of women who would also make great Presidents. But, fortunately,
the horrible state of the selection process has selected YOU. Ms. Clinton,
I'm sorry, but you could not tell the truth if we waterboarded your
worthless a-- !
Still you play the role of the "embarrassed but dignified noble wife".
What utter malarkey! I am not voting for you for a world of reasons, but
the main one is the same as my not voting for Senator Obama. You
persistently insult my intelligence. It COULD be conceivably possible
that you did not know about Monica Lewinsky, extremely remote, but
if we stretch our imaginations a bit. But you turn around and then ask me
to believe that you also did not know about Paula Jones and the legion of
other women who were chewed up and spit out by your lecherous excuse for a
husband. Puleese turn off this broken record !!!
But let's set aside your hubby's flagrant peccadilloes. The real reason I
will never vote for you is that I don't think the country can survive
MORE YEARS of Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate, Sandy Berger stuffing his
socks with classified intelligence, Janet Reno's goon squad, and the
myriad other corruptions that seem to stick to you like your ugly face. So
our former President can't keep his dick in his pants. The REAL issue is
that he committed perjury under oath when he lied about it and the
pathetically-attempted coverup that followed.
Like you, he is totally incapable of telling the truth. He could not do it
if you tortured him, and in voting for you, we would get the BOTH of you,
all over again. The same folks who could have taken out Osama Bin Laden
over 4,000 dead Americans ago !
And please stop telling me that you have "8 years of experience" to lead
us. You were the freakin' first lady already, not the Commander in Chief.
Jeez ! The sum of your "experience" is that of the most worrisome and
incompetent meddling in the history of the White House. You even cursed
your pitiful staff and the Secret Service agents who were and still are
unfortunately charged with risking their lives to protect your worthless,
thieving hide, and all at the expense of other people who have to work for
Your single pathetic platform is to finance the illegal drugs, alcoholism
and bad habits of the very lowest and most irresponsible freeloaders in
America and to then "garnish the wages" (your own words) of every
law-abiding and hard-working American to pay for it. This disaster you
refer to as "Universal Health Care". Where have you been the last 30 years
? Did you not see that socialism is a failure wherever it has been tried
? Did you not notice that the Soviet Union has collapsed since it gave no
reward to those who worked the hardest for the fruits of their own labors
to pay for those who will not ??
It is interesting to see all the dead bodies that you and your hubby have
left in your wake. Suicides, mysterious deaths, cover-ups that make
Richard Nixon look like a rank amateur. The utter contempt and
unbelievable arrogance of some of your strongest supporters, most notably
the recently resigned and disgraced Governor Eliot Spitzer, the epitome of
hypocritical and malevolent arrogance gone wild, one of your most ardent,
wealthy and powerful political supporters. A man the news media refuses to
admit IS a "super delegate" in your own political machine, a fine example
of your own "adopted" state of New York. No wonder you moved there to run
for Senator ! The environment there is perfect for the likes of you !
Yes, I would vote for a woman, but I will NOT vote for YOU !
Which leaves us with Senator John McCain.
John, you are a flawed man. You are a bit old, a bit looney, and you have
a notoriously bad temper. This perfectly qualifies you, in my humble
opinion, to lead us for the next eight years. I WANT your trembling hand
on the nuclear button.
Think about it.
We have Kim Jong IL, Chavez and Ahmadenijad all running around like
lunatics, threatening America and threatening to plunge the world into
nuclear Armageddon. We have Putin and the Chinese blustering and rattling
their sabers at us. I want John McCain in the Oval Office and I want him
to be really pissed off at all these other nut jobs around the planet.
John, once you are elected, I want you to go into the Oval Office and
throw one of your perfect FITS. Jump up and down and throw something
through a plate glass window. Rip the drapes down and foam at the mouth a
bit. And I want the whole thing on camera so that Ahmadinejad can see it.
I want ALL of these "world leaders" to lay awake at night and to break out
in a cold sweat every time they think of messing with the United States of
I want the nuclear button sitting right next to the alarm clock on your
night stand. I want pictures of this to be sent to Iran, Russia, China,
Venezuela, Cuba, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, and those other a-- holes in the
sheets, the Saudis.
On the domestic front, poor John did try and reach across the aisle to the
opposition in a desperate effort to compromise and to get the Congress to
do something. You may not agree with his efforts, but at least he TRIED.
For all his efforts, all he got handed to him was his head in a basket.
The liberals are pissed at him and the conservatives are pissed at him.
Just my kinda guy.
I predict that John will select Senator Joe Lieberman as his running mate.
Good choice. I want a Jew whose memory of the Holocaust is still fresh in
his mind and who is royally pissed off at all of these towel-headed morons
in the Middle East to be the next in line if something should happen to
John. Shalom, Vice President Joe. One heartbeat from the Oval Office.
Finally. John McCain knows on a most personal level what it is to suffer
horrible torture for years and to see others die, right in front of you,
for their love of America. When you ask him about it, he will tell you
that what he did was "nothing special". Even more incredibly, he states
that ANY American who truly loves his country would do exactly the same as
he did in that situation. You and I will have a hard time believing that,
but the real point is that John McCain believes that about the "average
American", and that, dear friends and neighbors, is why I will cast my one
ballot on election day for John McCain -- warts and all.
God Bless America,
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