Friday, October 10, 2008

Top Ten Reasons To Vote For Obama

I'm perplexed by the thought that at least 50% of the population thinks that putting an inexperienced Marxist into power is the best way to deal with the financial crisis and the many other challenges we face. What are they seeing that I'm not? In an attempt to find out, I searched for someone who could articulate a reason beyond "hope and change", and I found what I think is a pretty good list.  Here it is, and my comments as well.

Top 10 Reasons to Vote for Barack Obama

1. Barack Obama has personal experience with poverty and the growing income gap, having grown up abroad in Indonesia and working as a community organizer in the south side of Chicago.
They are listing "personal experience with poverty and the growing income gap" as a reason to vote for Obama? Why? People always vote for their own self-interest instead of the greater good. They are hoping Obama will reduce the income gap by taking from the rich and giving it to the poor. If you hope for a handout, Obama's your man. How can he give 95% of the people a tax cut when 40% don't pay ANY taxes? Because his "tax cut" is actually a welfare program. Redistribution of wealth. 
Obama's childhood experiences in Indonesia or working within Chicago's political machine with some very unsavory characters don't register in the plus column in my book.
2. After graduating Harvard Law, Magna Cum Laude and president of the Harvard Law Review, Obama could have become a wealthy corporate or trial lawyer but returned to Chicago to practice civil rights law.
Very impressive, but as editor of the Harvard Law Review, Obama writes Here he has the ability to appear in a leading, respected journal which is widely read and cited, and he does nothing with it. That doesn't sound like a leader to me.

3. He also taught Constitutional Law at the University of Chicago, so he knows how our government is supposed to work.
Or how to subvert it. I'm just sayin'...

4. He has the most experience as an elected official and legislator with over 10 years in state and federal public service. He is the only top Democratic candidate who understands both state and federal government as an elected legislator.
As a state legislator he voted "present" over 120 times. As for the Senate, he hasn't been there long enough to make a difference, and has spent most of his time on the stump. Come to think of it, he hasn't been anywhere long enough to make a difference. 

5. He opposed the Iraq war before it started and has a specific plan for redeploying all combat troops by March 31, 2008.
Great! He has a specific plan for defeat.

6. He has received an A+ score from the Genocide Intervention Network for being a "champion" and taking crucial action to end the genocide in Darfur, co-sponsoring and voting for all significant Darfur legislation.
Yeah, yeah. Everybody's against genocide. McCain has also co-sponsored and voted for the majority of Darfur legislation. 

7. Barack Obama is committed to universal health care by the end of his first term.
Anyone who sees this as a positive has drunk the Kool-Aid and is probably beyond saving. Do you want the folks that brought us Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to run your healthcare system?

8. He has sponsored, co-sponsored and advocated for significant and realistic legislation to end global warming by capturing and safely disposing carbon dioxide, raising vehicle fuel economy standards and replacing petroleum with home-grown biofuels like cellulosic ethanol.
I hate to rain on your parade, but biofuels still create carbon dioxide, nor can we grow enough biofuels to replace petroleum.

9. He has the broadest base of supporters, has not accepted PAC money and is the least compromised by big money special interests.
A broad base of supporters? I'll say. The Democratic Socialists of America. Jane Fonda. ACORN. Hamas. All the cool kids.

10. Barack Obama has the intellect, natural talent and charisma to communicate effectively to the entire world, bring people together, change the status quo and move our country forward.
There is no denying that Obama has intellect, natural talent and charisma. Nor that the world loves him. But I believe he is too polarizing to bring the country together.
The Messiah can bring together the far left, the socialists, and those those who look to government for the solution to every problem. He can bring those attracted by the elegant and charismatic speaker and aren't paying much attention to what is said. He can bring those who will vote for Obama because he looks like them, and those who hope to make up for past wrongs. 
But what about the rest of us, who want minimal government intervention in our lives and essentially just want to be left alone?


Anonymous said...

Top 10 reasons to vote republican:
10. Because despite all evidence to the contrary, you know in your heart of hearts Obama is a Muslim and a terrorist.
9. Because rich kids with trust funds are responsible, patriotic Americans, but poor kids on food stamps are parasites.
8. Because providing health care to all Iraqis is sound policy, but providing healthcare to all Americans is socialism.
7. Because if condoms are kept out of schools, adolescents won't have sex.
6. Because if two men already in a committed long-term relationship are allowed hospital visitation rights, people will start marrying animals.
5. Because Saddam was a good guy when Reagan armed him, a bad guy when Bush Sr. made war on him, a good guy when Cheney did business with him, and suddenly a member of al-Qaeda when Bush needed a common enemy.
4. Because a woman can't be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting all mankind without regulation.
3. Because minimum wage is perilously high.
2. Because you don't want to change horses in mid-Armageddon.

And, finally...
1. Because if McCain, (God forbid) doesn't stay in good health over the next few years, Palin would make the HOTTEST president EVER!

Unknown said...

I've never said nor do I believe that Obama is a Muslim or supports Ayers terrorist actions. He HAS supported Ayers with grant money for "education reforms" (i.e. using schools for indoctrination), and that's where I have a problem.

Liberals believe in a zero-sum game; they think that there is only a limited amount of wealth, therefore if someone has a bigger piece of the pie, there is less pie for others. Therefore, it is "fair" to take their big piece and give it to those with less. By force.

Conservatives don't accept that premise. There isn't a limited amount of pie that must be redistributed. They believe wealth can be created through hard work, innovation and risk-taking. And they believe that those who have sacrificed and taken risks should be able to keep the fruits of their success.

Obama is saying "look what these people have. Why shouldn't you have some of it?". It's class warfore plain and simple.

Yes, government run health care is socialism. Democrats state that health care is a "right". Really? Show me where that appears in the Consitution. Right next to the right to abortion-on-demand I suppose. Making up rights is nothing new to the left.

The evidence as to the effect of condom availability on behavior isn't clear. There is a similar arguement about providing clean needles for addicts, since advocates say users will shoot up anyway, so you might as well help prevent the spread of disease. Is it a good idea? I'm conflicted.

McCain and Palin don't oppose same-sex unions, but I'm pretty sure they are agains marrying animals.

Saddam Hussain? What the hell does he have to do with John McCain? Has America dealt with dictators when it was expedient? Yes, and I think that it hurts us in the long term. I think McCain would be much less likely to make a deal with the devil.

Multi-national corporations making decisions for all mankind without regulation? Are you sure you have your tinfoil hat on straight?

A higher minimum wage only enlarges the underground economy. Besides, what liberals reall want is a Maximum Wage to prevent people from making more money than is "fair".

I love the line "You don't want to change horses in mid-Armegeddon". Funny stuff! But we will be changing horses whoever is elected.

Finally, I can't argue with the number one point. Sarah Palin would definitely be the hottest Prez ever!

Anonymous said...

The fat kid, with the big piece of pie, STOLE it; so I could care less if he has to give some of it back.
P.S. - You are a douche.