Sunday, February 22, 2009

Am I the only one who thinks what Alan Keyes said is dangerous?

Everyone seems to be laughing at Alan Keyes's comments about President Obama. To reiterate, here is what he said:

“Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it is coming true,” said Keyes who ran unsuccessfully against Obama for the Senate in 2004. “He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist."

For the record, I never liked Alan Keyes because I think he is a phony. He reminds me of a restaurant trying to fill its patrons on appeitizers because it lacks entrees.

I know he can tout his credentials (he is a former ambassador or something or another) but what has he really done besides make speeches about "America's moral crisis."

That's his schtick, you see. Just about in every second speech, he whines that this country is on the onset of doom and despair.

To paraphrase Rod Serling, Keyes has put America at death's door so many times he has worn out the welcome mat.

On more than one occasion, he has given many of us a reason to laugh at him and poke fun.

But his recent comments are not funny:

“He (President Obama) is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist."

Someone should ask Keyes what exactly does he mean by stopping Obama. I know that he is leading the charge in a lawsuit opposing Obama's election on citizenship grounds, but his comments go far beyond this action.

I know that there are going to be some who will pull the "they said the same thing about President Bush" card with the "they" in question meaning "liberals" and "the left."

But to do this only clouds the issue.

Let's be honest and frank here. Many people aren't happy with Obama's election to the presidency. For whatever reason it may be, they view him as more than a person whose policies they oppose.

They view his victory as evil defeating good with Obama owning the horns, tail, and pitchfork. A perfect example of these people are on World Net Daily.

The last thing they need is goadings of their paranoid fears. And the very last thing they need is encouragement to "stop" the so-called evil of Obama.

This is not to say I don't support Keyes's right to speak as he wishes. But I also wish that he and others who oppose President Obama would use restraint and common sense.

Keyes, in particular, should follow his own advice and act like an adult.

I fear that if this type of rhetoric keeps up, none of us will be laughing later on.