Archive for August 2008
John McCain picked an outsider and an unknown for his running mate by selecting Sarah Palin. I don’t know much about her, but on face value, she hits two or three notes right off the bat (Pro-life, Pro-gun, Reformist), which doesn’t hurt her chances with folk like myself. That being said, she is running for just the VP spot, so how much does that matter? Also, I need to to know more about her before I can say this was a good or bad choice, so for now, I will abstain with commentary, but more will follow.
Just a short note: The current democrat convention is so scripted, patronizing and false, I have to wonder how stupid is the human race. Right now, Obama is channeling JFK and MLK. Heck, he may think he’s the second coming of both men in one, and let me tell you, both had their issues, and some were the same issues. Obama makes his acceptance speech on the same day as Martin Luther King made the “I have a dream” speech. Also, he is making his acceptance speech in a stadium, just as JFK did, before 80,000 people. I have made analogies between Obama and JFK before, and now we have MLK. I believe Obama truly believes he can sneak this by the American people, by taking themes of past popular, honored, and respected people and weaving them into his own persona and existence. The problem is it shows no originality, and it shows a lack of character development. Who is the real Obama? I would posit even he doesn’t want to know. The other side of the coin is that both men were terribly flawed. Both were serial philanders, whose public lives were not consistent with their private ones. That is something Obama does have in common with them. So after all the pomp and circumstance, have the American people taken this fairy tale to heart, or have they seen through this charlatan for what he really is, an unoriginal, cardboard cutout with elitist and marxist beliefs. Tell me what you think.
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Since my last couple posts, I have been asked to clarify some things, and I thought this would be a good time to have a current status assessment. Right now we pretty much have two candidates running for the office of president, Barack Obama and John McCain. For me, this election is just another election of choosing the lesser of the two evils, or really, choosing a candidate whose political, moral, spiritual and social beliefs differ in one way or another from my own. How important is it to have ones values line up with a candidate? I have never been a groupie and I am not the type of voter that puts superficial issues above others in choosing to support a candidate. For instance, when Rudy Giuliani ran in the primaries, I did not support him, even though he is a New Yorker and an Italian American. Those issues don’t do it for me. He is pro-choice, anti-gun, socially very liberal, and has enough skeletons in his closet to populate Arlington National Cemetery. Rudy is also a somewhat autocratic individual that likes to surround himself with yes men, and this proved out with the results.
The word is out that Obama will announce his VP Tuesday morning. So far, Bayh, Biden, Clinton, Kaine, Kerry and Nunn have been tossed around as possibilities. I am surprised someone hasn’t thrown in The Swimmer from Massachusetts, or the Vampiress herself, Bella Pelosi. I don’t think Kerry or Clinton would want to play second fiddle, the former having run and failed for the presidency and the latter still vying for it. Make no mistake, Hillary still wants it. In fact, it would be a good idea for Obama not to have her as a running mate considering the long list of dead bodies behind the Clintons. Whoever it is, I hope they are more entertaining than Barack “Stymie” Obama. After the Rick Warren Show, Bernie Mac would be an improvement over the purpose driven cardboard cutout.
At a California fundraiser, Nancy Pelosi declared that Obama is “a leader that God has blessed us with at this time”, according to Politico.com. Pelosi, must be having delusions of being the second coming of John the Baptist, paving the way for the new Messiah. I don’t think Obama is what the Lord has in mind for the second coming. I am pretty sure Jesus was not pro-choice, although the liberation theologists, or what I like to call theo-socialists, would find a way to weave a pro-choice philosophy into the principles of Jesus Christ. That being said, Pelosi is more akin to Lev Davidovich Bronstein, AKA Leon Trotsky hailing the second coming of Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, AKA Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. God or Jesus has nothing to do with Barack’s candidacy.
During yesterday’s question and answer with the Reverend Rick Warren, Obama said “he’s pro-choice and supports Roe v. Wade, his goal is to reduce the number of abortions in America.” That’s like saying I am for drunk driving but I want to reduce the number of drunk driving deaths in America. But then again, this is the same candidate that said he favored abortion because if one of his daughters made a mistake, he wouldn’t want them punished with a baby. This man is wrong on this issue morally, politically, and spiritually. As for the Rev. Rick Warren, I don’t know the man, but he called both McCain and Obama his friends, and both patriots. I disagree with him in that regard. If Obama is a patriot, we could do with fewer of his type.