Tag: Kobe Bryant

Barack Obama: God’s Chosen Candidate

Nancy Pelosi has announced that Barack Obama is a leader that God has blessed us with!

Maybe Nancy Pelosi actually meant to say … Allah?

Not too long ago, the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report inadvertently disclosed the ties of Mazen Asbahi, a close adviser to Barack Obama, to several Muslim Brotherhood (MB) affiliated groups. This led to Asbahi’s immediate resignation as an adviser to the Obama campaign.

This should cause some alarm among real Americans because of the Muslim Brotherhood’s historical ties to radical Islamic terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda. Other MB affiliated groups in the United States have been connected to multiple terrorist cases, investigations and convictions.

It is important to point out that this is not simply bashing Barack Obama. The revelation would have been just as serious had Mazen Asbahi surfaced as a member of the McCain camp, Clinton Camp, or any other major political campaign organization.

Typically, the left is already hard at work portraying the entire thing as anti-Muslim bash-fest by the far right (you can read this wildly inaccurate and deceptive piece by James Zogby in the Huffington Post) and, just as typically, are failing to address ANY of the troublesome issues this associations has raised.

The most gut-wrenching decision Obama had to make was to not support the War in Iraq? He wasn’t even a Senator at that time! He didn’t even have to make that decision. That pales in comparison to John McCain’s painful decision to stay in the Hanoi Hilton despite the North Vietnamese offer of early release due to his father Admiral status, because of his sense of duty to his fellow POWs.

At least Obama agrees that there is “evil” in this world, or at least in Darfur and on American city streets. But, according to Obama, we should not confront that evil … because that might make that “evil” more angry … which would, of course, then be our fault. Why are our American streets evil, but the radical Islamists that murdered 3000 Americans not evil? Because, like his Pastor of 20-years … Obama blames America first … he hates America … and wants to change it into something unAmerican …. a socialist, multicultural, globalized non-Nation.

Right now … Kobe Bryant is my hero! He, at least, understands what our country stands for!

In an interview Friday on NBC, the world’s most famous basketball player told Chris Collinsworth how he got “goosebumps” when he received his Olympics uniform. “I actually just looked at it for a while. I just held it there and I laid it across my bed and I just stared at it for a few minutes; just because as a kid growing up this is the ultimate, ultimate in basketball.” The Los Angeles Laker went on to call the U.S. “the greatest country in the world. It has given us so many great opportunities, and it’s just a sense of pride that you have; that you say, ‘You know what? Our country is the best.'”

Mr. Collinsworth seemed either startled or impressed by such sentiment, and asked, “Is that a cool thing to say in this day and age? That you love your country, and that you’re fighting for the red, white and blue? It seems sort of like a day gone by.”

To which Mr. Bryant replied: “No, it’s a cool thing for me to say. I feel great about it, and I’m not ashamed to say it. I mean, this is a tremendous honor.”

Cynics will claim that this is merely about marketing, with Mr. Bryant hoping to use the Games to burnish his public image. On the other hand, he and his rich teammates on the basketball squad are giving up their offseason to play for nothing save possible medals. Mr. Bryant has also been an enthusiastic spectator for other U.S. Olympians, waving the Stars and Stripes at various events.

To the kind of Americans who consider themselves primarily “citizens of the world,” nationalism at the Olympics is déclassé, even embarrassing. We’re with Kobe.