Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Person of the Year: Any Guess as to Who it is?

By Tony Mazur

Time has named Barack Hussein Obama as their "Person of the Year". Clearly, Obama was quite a dynamic figure in 2008. His historic campaign motivated politically-apathetic individuals to go to the polls on November 4th, and he has become the number one role model for minorities. Barack's campaign has brought a sense of hope for many downtrodden Americans.

I would like to know what Barack Obama has done to deserve this accolade. His entire campaign was comparable to a season of American Idol. He has not personally helped anyone out. If anything, entertainers and politicians alike helped Obama raise an ungodly amount of money, and the media helped get him elected.

In 2008, we learned that Obama has close ties to black supremacists, terrorists, and anti-Semites. We also learned that Malcolm X's autobiography "spoke to him". "He spoke of a wish he'd once had, the wish that the white blood that ran through him, there by an act of violence, might somehow be expunged." That doesn't sound like something a "Person of the Year" would say.

The man has so many skeletons in his closet, but since he won the election, all of that is forgotten. The same scenario occurred sixteen years ago around this time when Bill Clinton won the 1992 Election. Paula Jones fiasco? What was that? Whitewater? I don't remember that.

To be fair, I don't believe any politician should win this award. First of all, "Person of the Year" has as much credibility as the Heisman Trophy (and I pulled for Sam Bradford). Second, politicians are all about themselves. Self-gratification got them to where they are today, and in Obama's case, it applies heavily.

If I were the decision-maker at Time, I would change the award to "People of the Year", and the winners would be the U.S. Military. Every single year. While Obama's phony campaign made liberals feel giddy, the military has fought for each and every one of us, keeping us safe from terrorism around the world.

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