>Kool Aid Drinkers

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I work with both Democrats and Republicans. I enjoy political discussions. What I don’t enjoy is discussion with people who refuse to see facts as facts. There is room for opinion, there is room for personal preference. If you like Obama’s economic policies better than McCain’s, that’s fine, let’s discuss the possible up and down side to each. But when I am talking to someone and they refuse to acknowledge the facts, I don’t know how to get through to them.

How do you convince someone that 1+1=2? Here’s what prompted this post:

This morning I asked a Republican co-worker if she had seen the Joe Biden interview yesterday. She said, “no,” so I told her that supposedly (I hadn’t seen it either at that point, but you can see it here) the interviewer called Obama a socialist. A Democrat coworker overheard this comment, and launched an attack against me, stating that what Obama said about “Spreading the wealth” isn’t a socialist policy. I disagreed, and she refused to listen to my reason. I said, “Don’t take my word for it, look up socialism and you will see that “spreading the wealth around” is a very good description of socialism.

Socialism is a system where wealth is taken from those who have it and given to those who don’t have it.
Obama said that he wants to “spread the wealth around.” To spread something, you must take it from where it is and move it somewhere else. This is socialism, pure and simple.

She (and others) seem to be hypnotized by Obama, and I have never gotten a good answer as to why she supports him. When I asked her originally why she supports him, she asked me if I had read his books. Any time I try to discuss the election with her, she gets defensive. I’m done talking to her about it (actually, I was done talking to her about it before this morning, but she poked at me).

The picture at the top is exactly how I feel about people who follow others blindly and refuse to face facts. Do you see dumb people? When you speak the truth out loud, do they cover their ears and run away (figuratively)? Then this picture is for you.
The scariest thing is that these people have a vote.
UPDATE: I just read this article. Speaks to the “cult-ness” of Obama followers. Very interesting.
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About Steve Picray

I am the current pastor of the Rapids Street Baptist Church in Adel, Iowa. Every day I commit my life to Jesus Christ. I am also a registered nurse working to support my ministry and my wife and three kids. I am a conservative Baptist. This blog is my view on life. My prayer is that, by reading what I write, you will learn more about me, more about God, and be assisted in becoming the person God means for you to be. If you have a question, just e-mail me at spicray AT gmail DOT com. God Bless!
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One Response to >Kool Aid Drinkers

  1. >I myself, do not understand the cult of koolaid drinkers. Facts are facts…and he doesn’t hold up as far as I am concerned. Voting present 136-137 times while a Sentor. His personal relationships call into question his character as well. Alone the relationship with Ayres would disqualify him from appllying to the Secret Service..the very individuals who will protect him if elected. How do we not have minimum requirements such as those for the office of CIC? Or do we and I don’t know. I personally do not believe that he truly respects our Military and the sacrifices being made on a daily basis by them. The whole cult of koolaid drinkers really bothers me, so many, so many to blindy follow a “celebrity” yet not be able to tell you why……..good blog!

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