A good friend of mine is a cancer survivor, although he is still on a regimen against its recurrence, and he regularly visits
Once you go Barack, you can't go back!with his doctor to ensure his good health. Painted on the tailgate of his pickup truck is this statement:
"I am a cancer survivor. Obama scares me."You know what? My friend is right to be scared. I've never had cancer, but the more I come to know about Barack Obama, the more scared I am that there are so many people who think Obama is the solution to America's malaise.
You should know, before you read much further, that I don't in any way support Republican John McCain for president either, despite the fact that he chose small-town Idaho-girl-turned-governor Sarah Palin for is vice presidential running mate. I will vote for Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin for president. It still surprises
Unfortunately, this election cycle we have not become "an aroused citizenry". We have become merely a titillated one.me that we arrived at the point where the three worst possible candidates for president (McCain, Clinton, and Obama) were carefully marshalled through the election cycle, and that two of those worst candidates are now receiving 90% of pledged election-day support.
I've written about my McCain fears in these pages before, so now I will now express my concerns about Barack Obama.
The Hypnotism of a "Perpetual Beatles Concert". Just like the young ladies swooned in the 60's to the Beatles, millions of Americans think that in Barack Obama they have found political nirvana. Unwittingly a few days ago, the Utah Amicus illustrated what the Obama Campaign is largely about--a cult of personality. "Once you go Barack, you can't go back!" the poster said regarding a convention party to be sponsored by the Young Democrats of Utah. I hope they didn't mean it, but the Utah Amicus apparently thought it was a pretty cool slogan and didn't notice its dangerous double entendre.
It is apparently true that millions of Americans have gotten so caught up in hatred of our current government that they haven't noticed that Obama is little more than words, while other candidates like Dennis Kucinich, Ron Paul, and Ralph Nader actually have substance. Charles Krauthammer put it this way:
Barack Obama is an immensely talented man whose talents have been largely devoted to crafting, and chronicling, his own life. Not things. Not ideas. Not institutions. But himself.He went on to point out the strikingly obvious to those who haven't been hypnotized by the Obama spell:
Eerily missing at the Democratic convention this year were people of stature who were seriously involved at some point in Obama's life standing up to say: I know Barack Obama. I've been with Barack Obama. We've toiled/endured together. You can trust him. I do.It will probably come back in future years to embarrass both Democrats and blacks to have nominated this nothingness as their 2008 presidential candidate.
Government Spending. Even if we reduce the size of the U.S. military--which has grown far too large--it will not save enough money to
It will probably come back in future years to embarrass both Democrats and blacks to have nominated this nothingness as their 2008 presidential candidate.offset the colossal amount of social spending that Obama will advocate as president. Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and a national health care plan will hammer the nails in the 50-trillion-dollar coffin of American economic bankruptcy. These problems do need to be solved, but not in the Obama way. If we listen to the pied piper, we will eventually have to pay the real one.
Is There Anyone Left for Obama to Distance Himself From? Try this exercise: type the phrase "Obama distances himself" into your favorite search engine in your web browser. Here are some of the more well-known distancings.
(1) Obama involved Tony Rezko in the purchase of his Chicago home, yet Obama saw no sense of impropriety in Rezko's business dealings?
(2) In April 2008, Obama determined to sever a decades-long relationship with Jeremiah Wright, his pastor and good friend
If we listen to the pied piper, we will eventually have to pay the real one.for 20 years, because of inflammatory words spoken by the reverend. "The person I saw yesterday was not the person I met 20 years ago," Obama stated. I wonder when he noticed that "the person" began to change? Was it before he began his presidential campaign?
(3) After a critical mass of potential voters discovered the racism of Louis Farrakhan and his associations with Jeremiah Wright, Obama distanced himself from the leader of the nation of Islam.
Who has Obama not distanced himself from? Try typing in the following Google search
"obama distances himself" ayresObama, besides beginning his political career in the home of this anti-American terrorist, has never distanced himself from friend and associate William Ayres.
In your search, make sure you select all dates. How many hits did you get? You can even take the quotes out if you want--that gives you about 5 hits. The American issues project asks "why"?
I kind of wondered that myself.
Have Democrats painted themselves into another corner? They really thought that John Kerry was a bit of a dope 4 years ago, but they put him in anyway.
Howard Zinn may or may not support Obama for President, but nonetheless in his book A Power Governments Cannot Suppress, Zinn makes an important point
It is easy to be overwhelmed or intimidated by the realization that the [Establishment has] enourmous power. But some historical perspective can be useful, because it tells us that at certain points in histsory governments find that all their powere is futile against the power of an aroused citizenry.Unfortunately, this election cycle we have not become "an aroused citizenry". We have become merely a titillated one. And we shall get what most of us deserve.
Update 9/1/2008: I'm happy to see that the Young Democrats changed the name of their convention. I can respect that!