Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama's True Colors

Lots of pre-election news swirling about today. Two of these stories have caught my attention. I also ran across a couple of advertisements from an independent group that help show exactly what Obama is made of. One is meant as a spoof, while the other three are serious. First though, the news:

This story really, in all honesty, doesn't surprise me too much. Obama has spent months and months on the campaign trail, first for the primaries, and then the presidential election. All that time, he has used his excellent rhetoric to hype up his plans of 'Change We Can Believe In'. People have gone so far as to compare him to a political savior, all on empty rhetoric. Well, now that we are almost to the election, Obama is beginning to admit that his hyped promises are empty. A typical politician to say the change there. After all his hype, he is now trying to temper people's expectations. So....which of Obama's promises are we to trust in? Any of them? So, for all you obsessive Obama it comes....your dreams of an American Mecca are beginning to deflate. If your candidate doesn't even believe in his change, why should you? THINK PEOPLE.

This one was an interesting and still developing story. Was it coincidence that, to clear space on his campaign plane, Obama kicked off reporters from three McCain supporting newspapers? Let's, once again, think a little, shall we. I am sure both presidential candidates have way more reporters requesting to ride along than there are seats. McCain has had to make some adjustments as well, as the article indicated. However, some of these reporters have been with Obama since the very start...and now, in the last week, they get the boot? I can not claim to know Obama's mind, but he knew very well that the reporters he kicked off were from papers supporting McCain. It could not have not factored in the decision. The question, which is up to you to decide on, is how much of a factor did that play in the choice?

And now, four commercials that may or may not be on TV (depending on if this organization gets enough donations by 8PM EDT TONIGHT).

This one is more of a satire, but it brings up a big concern on Obama's lack of experience in foreign policy. If you and your friends are threatened by a bully, do you go to the bully and say "lets talk, on your terms, when you want, where you want, no strings attached." What will the bully do? Probably laugh and punch you in the face (or whatever that particular bully does.) It isn't practicle, reasonable, or realisitc. Yet...that is what Obama wants to do with the likes of Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Kim Jong Ill of North Korea, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran. No, they and others like them do not sit around a table and plot. No, they will not all burst out laughing at Obama's offer to 'talk'...but the commercial gets the point across. Obama's 'policy' for foriegn relations is so pathetic and lacking of any experience and knowledge that, if it didn't put billions of people and the stability of the WORLD at risk, it would be a laughing matter.

Next up comes some clips from Hillary Clinton during the battle for the Democratic nomination. The clips focus on Obama's empty campaign (see story 1, above), his connections with people such as an inner-city Chicago slum lord (not to mention William Ayers, an unrepentative terrorist and others). Directly following that are two more attacking Obama's chracter and morals, or lack there of, along with some more ties to anti-America, anti-democracy groups and people.

Really people...why would you vote for this guy? It is becoming increasingly evident that he doesn't care about America, or me, or you, or anyone one else. Certainly not the unborn, who are the most vulnerable human beings in our society today. All he cares about is power and making history. Fame...glory...publicity.

So...really...are we going to just give this guy what he wants while we are blinded by his lies? I guess we will find out Tuesday. Keep checking my blog...I am sure I will have more to say before Election Day comes.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Guest Blogger: Election Thoughts

Tonight I bring you a blog that one of my friends here at school wrote. I thought it was very good and hit a lot of the points I would hit if I were to type up a full fledged attack on Obama. Take a look...his post is in red. I add a couple things at the end.

"I am a recently-turned staunch Republican who feels there are a few things you need to know about who some of you may be voting for, and how news about him has been skewed.

With each passing day, I am more shocked and flabbergasted at the wild-eyed liberal far LEFT leanings of the media in this country. I don't know about you, but I am far more taken aback by Obama's planned $2,000,000+ victory party in Chicago than the $150,000 that the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE, not even McCain's campaign bought Palin! So, $150,000 of RNC money spent on Palin's clothes is extravagance, but a $2 MILLION victory party in Chicago paid for by Obama's campaign, which still hasn't and hopefully won't happen, isn't? GIVE ME A BREAK! Obama certainly is trying to buy the presidency, spending $600,000,000 dollars on his campaign, more than SIX TIMES that of McCain. What happens if he God forbid, gets into the White House? Well, he's already proven he is VERY good at spending money, but instead of that money being donations, voluntarily given to him from both public and private sources, it will be YOUR tax dollars. The PRESIDENCY is NOT something that should be bought! Vote based on the issues, not on how much money has been spent! Speaking of issues, here are a few important ones, given to you from the other side.

1. Staying with the economy, Obama talks a lot of rhetoric about not taxing or offering tax cuts to those making less than $250,000 per year. Well, hold on! Obama's ad just tonight (10/29/08) changed that to $200,000. Biden in a recent interview lowered it to $150,000 per year, showing not only that they cannot make up their minds, but that they probably aren't going to lower taxes for anybody. That's bold. Why do I say that? Obama's voting record in Congress! How many times has Obama voted to lower taxes? NONE. How many times has Obama voted against lowering taxes or raising them? NINETY-FOUR TIMES. Don't believe me? LOOK IT UP! Actions speak louder than words Obama, and while your words, admittedly, sound really good, your actions spell out a COMPLETELY different story. You aren't fooling this voter. So, what has Obama done in Congress? One of the 94 times he has voted to raise taxes was to RAISE taxes on those making as little as $42,000 per year. Obama is claiming he will lower taxes on those making somewhere between $150,000 and $250,000 per year, but in the past he has voted to raise taxes on those making $42,000. Hmmm...

Obama is a Socialist, by it's dictionary definition. That is " Socialism refers to a broad set of economic theories of social organization advocating state or collective ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods, and the creation of an egalitarian society. Socialists mainly share the belief that capitalism unfairly concentrates power and wealth among a small segment of society that controls capital and creates an unequal society." We all heard what Obama said to Joe the Plumber. He wants to redistribute the wealth. Well, there you go! Last time I checked, the above defnition is redistribution of wealth. What did they say in defense? Biden claimed the redistribution of wealth was lowering taxes on the middle class. Hate to break it to you Biden but if you are lowering taxes, you are keeping hard-earned money in the people's pockets, which is quite a concept! That is not redistribution of wealth, that is allowing people to keep their wealth. Redistribution of wealth by definition is TAKING the wealth of those who EARNED it, and DISTRIBUTING it AGAIN to those who DID NOT earn it! <--- = SOCIALISM.

What about something as simple as human life? Surely Obama supports life! WRONG!!!! Obama is the worst pro-choice person I have seen in a very long time. He has voted time and time again to retain abortion rights. Sorry. ABORTION is NOT a right! You are KILLING off AMERICA'S YOUTH! It does NOT get any LESS American than that. Ok, sure maybe I am an extremist pro-lifer, well, when it comes to basic human rights, I'm fine with that. One of the first official documents of the United States was the Declaration of Independence, which states. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS." The first RIGHT of all Americans is the RIGHT TO LIFE! Killing off the unborn is denying an American the right to life! Ok. I'll play devil's advocate. I personally could NEVER believe this, but what if I believed that the unborn are not people, and therefore not Americans. GUESS WHAT? OBAMA STILL wants to kill you if you unfortunate enough to be a baby born from a failed abortion. Obama surprised even the National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) by voting AGAINST helping care for those babies BORN ALIVE as a result of a failed abortion. Sorry, I definitely COULD NOT make this stuff up.

In this case, National Security follows very closely to the argument for life, loosely. Obama plans on cutting defense spending by at least 25%. In these dangerous times, that is suicide. If there is one thing I know about the international community, it's that there is NO shortage of people who HATE America. Al Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden, ATTACKED us in New York City and Washington D.C. just a little over seven years ago, and with insane people like that on the loose and with potential connections to nuclear weapons, he wants to DECREASE defense spending? Is he insane? Don't answer that. Speaking in all seriousness, I will not feel safe living in the Washington D.C. area if Barack Obama is less than 25 miles away in the Oval Office, knowing he wants to decrease defense spending and give insane international leaders such as Amadinijad, leader of Iran, the chance to convince him that they are looking our for our best interests. Iran is a tiny threat? Most certainly not.
What happened when Russia invaded Georgia? Many innocent Georgian lives were lost in that blatent display of military aggression. What did Barack Obama suggest Georgia do? He encouraged them to be reasonable! To take it without fighting back! So what's to say he wont suggest that we Americans also just take it if we are attacked again! DON'T GIVE OBAMA THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THAT MISTAKE THAT COULD COST THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES!

Now, I've already blogged a couple of times on I won't beat that horse again...let me say something on Obama's redistribution of wealth. Obama and many democrats are under the belief that those on the top of the economic ladder should be brought down by taking their moeny and giving it to those on the bottom of the economic ladder. Perhaps in theory this sounds like a 'nice' thing to do, but lets take a look at just what that is. It sounds very much like a form of communism to me. Guess what....communism doesn't work. Period the end. Furthermore, it really bugs me is when teachers and professors toot their horn about this communism in disguise. If these educators are so gung ho about taking from those at the top and giving to those at the bottom, then why are their classrooms not run like that? Lets say in a class room of 20 students, 5 get and F, 5 get and A, and 10 get a C+. By the theory of redistribution of wealth, those who got A's, whether by hard work, supurior intellect or a better situation, should get a C+. Those extra points that they earned should then be given to those who either tried and struggled, gave up, or simply didn't show up so that they can be given a C+ as well. That is outrageous. Why is the economy any different? I know of people who, for whatever reason, just don't seem to care. They spend money on video game systems and they don't have, while they don't even try to go get a job to support their family or get out of debt. Should they be given money that was taken from someone who worked their tail off and rose through a coorporation and worked to get a good salary? No. That is not helping anyone. If that is the case, where is the incentive for anyone to actually work hard? There won't be any incentive! If you think things are bad now with the economy and having nearly everything made in foreign, cheap labor countires....this will only make things so much worse.

Another thing that really upsets me is how Obama can get away being buddy-buddy with racists and terrorists....and no one seems to care. But, this post is already pretty long, so I will leave that for another post tomorrow or this weekend. God bless.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Election Novena

First off, this semester has been too busy for me to post. That doesn't mean I haven't had a lot of thoughts, but just no time to share them.

However, with what we face in just over a week, time needs to be made to post at least something. And so, for my fellow Catholic brothers and sisters, I bring you this, which was passed along to me by a friend.

This is a novena for the election. The link is just one page of text, explaining why this is vital. The priest who initiated this movement does not sugar coat this, and nor should he. Things that have been going on, such as the economy, are NOT coincidence.

Read this...and act how the Holy Spirit directs you.