It's come to my attention that some of you are considering voting for Barack Hussein Obama.
Now that is your constitutional right, and I support you in the full expression of all your God-given rights. While it is incumbent upon McCain to stand up and start showing his leadership chops, we can make an informed decision as to who would be a better president by looking at the actions of both.
Having said that though, I'm going to sketch a picture of Barack Hussein Obama. Indulge me in a quick massage of the left side of your brain. I promise that it will give you some things to ponder before you make the hasty, and dare I say uninformed, decision to vote for Obama.
I'll make this short and sweet. Here are the top ten reasons why Obama shouldn't be president:
1. Radical Past - It's a good thing that someone who has done so little in life has the time to write 2 books about all of that vapidity. From Obama's own writings we see that he has consistently surrounded himself with self-styled radicals, marxists and communists. Obama's mentor "Frank" was none other than Frank Marshall Davis - an outspoken member of the Communist Party of America. Obama is good friends with William Ayers - the Weather Underground member who bombed the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, various police headquarters, and other targets in the early 1970s. Ayers has said publicly that his group "didn't do enough" and that "America still makes me want to puke." He's an outspoken critic of US policies and seeks to supplant our democracy with a Marxist utopia via revolution. In fact, if you're a friend of Obama, you're no doubt not a friend of America.
Most of you weren't around in the 1960's. But the history of the Weather Underground and SDS movements must be remembered. Ayers and the Weatherman organization used bombings to get their message across. Today the word "radical" has lost some of its edginess and energy. Make no mistake: they are terrorists, plain and simple. Just because they couch their agenda with such weasel words as "social justice" doesn't mean that they are any less dangerous. Ayer's wife Bernadine Dorne openly admired Charles Manson and spoke glowingly about the murders of Sharon Tate and the Labiancas. She, and her cronies in crime, were (are) unmitigated supporters of the Black Panther Party. She is quoted as saying, "We felt that the murder of Fred [Hampton - Black Panther leader] required us to be more grave, more serious, more determined to raise the stakes and not just be the white people who wrung their hands when black people were being murdered." They murdered a number of police officers during the course of their campaign.
Via FreeRepublic, Here's a complete of their crimes.
(an interesting sidenote: one of Weather Underground participants in the Brinks bank robbery was none other than Mutulu Shakur, father of the late Tupac Shakur. The poisoned apple doesn't fall far from the poisoned tree.)
2. Lack of Experience - while in the senate, Obama voted in virtual lock-step with Dick Durbin. He's done little in life except to write 2 memoirs and agitate on the streets of Chicago. He's never run a business, never had to write a payroll check, never had to negotiate with a vendor, never had to deal with paying quarterly payroll taxes, never had to endure the unending list of City licensing bureaus with their hands out, didn't have to spend 12 hours a day - 6 days a week - trying to keep food on the table for your family. In short, he's disconnected from reality.
3. Lack of Accomplishments - What has this man done that he deserves to be president? Nothing. His voting record reflects it. If you go to VoteSmart; you'll see he voted almost 200 times "no vote" (not present, or simply not voting.) National Journal voted him the most liberal senator in 2007. While calling ICE law enforcement officials terrorists, Obama continues to fight for "comprehensive immigration reform" (LibTard Code for AMNESTY). Make no mistake, Obama is not in favor of enforcing existing immigration laws. He wants a fast-track to citizenship because the Dems really love ignorant, illiterate peasants within their ranks because the trolls won't question anything and won't demand answers. Even Al-jazeerah is getting in on the act and covering the Democratic Convention. While our Democratic leadership is busy providing rights to terrorist detainees, they're certainly catering to the Islamofacist segment of their voting constituency.
4. Socialist ideology - Like all good Leftists, Obama is careful to camouflage his socialist programs in pragmatic terms. He couches his ideology in terms that aren't threatening. He uses terms like "investments", "social justice", "economic justice", and social program spending to "make America more competitive." "Economic justice" simply means punishing the successful and redistributing their wealth by government fiat. It's a euphemism for socialism.
In the past, such rhetoric was just that — rhetoric. But Obama's positioning himself with alarming stealth to put that rhetoric into action on a scale not seen since the birth of the welfare state.
In his latest memoir he shares that he'd like to "recast" the welfare net that FDR and LBJ cast while rolling back what he derisively calls the "winner-take-all" market economy that Ronald Reagan reignited (with record gains in living standards for all).
Obama also talks about "restoring fairness to the economy," code for soaking the "rich" — a segment of society he fails to understand that includes mom-and-pop businesses filing individual tax returns.
5. Guilt by Association - William Ayers, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, Michael Pflegler, and Saul Alinsky are just a few of the radicals and Marxist revolutionaries that Obama has installed around himself. When he was at Occidental he wrote that "among his friends he included "the more politically active black students, foreign students, Chicanos, Marxist professors, feminists, and punk rock performance poets." Today the meaning of a radical has lost the impact it once had because not many people remember viscerally, what the 1960's were like. We almost lost this country in the '60s. Hayden and Fonda types were in abundance, reading Alinsky's book "Reveille for Radicals" and actively trying to destabilize the US in order to install a Bolshevik revolution.
6.National Healthcare - We have the greatest healthcare system in the world. Thousands come here every year to get healthcare. From 2002 to 2006 85 drugs were released in the US. Meanwhile in europe, only 44 of those 85 made it on the market. The reason? European governments wouldn't provide it to their patients because of cost considerations. Go to one of these countries that has nationalized medicine and you'll likely get half the treatment you'd get in the US. The UK magazine Lancet for Oncology just released a study of european medicine that was quite critical of the nationalized systems. In their piece, they point out that Americans have a better than five-year survival rate for 13 of the 16 most prominent cancers when compared with their European and Canadian counterparts. With breast cancer, for instance, the survival rate among American women is 83.9 percent. For women in Britain, it’s just 69.7 percent. For men with prostate cancer, the survival rate is 91.9 percent here but just 73.7 percent in France and 51.1 percent in Britain. American men and women are more than 35 percent more likely to survive colon cancer than their British counterparts. It’s no wonder then that foreign dignitaries living in countries with socialized health care systems routinely come to this country when they need top-flight medical treatment.And from the DCExaminer: " Take the much-vaunted Canadian system. More than 825,000 Canadian citizens are currently on waiting lists for surgery and other necessary treatments. Fifteen years ago, the average wait between a referral from a primary-care doctor to treatment by a specialist was around nine weeks. Today, that wait is over 16 weeks."
7. Abject Stupidity - from his "I think we just finished 47 states - 1 to go." to his convention introduction where he called Biden "president" (and Biden called him "Barack America")...Barack Hussein Obama is a literal gaffe-machine. When poor Dan Quayle misspelled "Potato", the LibTards had a field day with him over it. Obama doesn't even get a nudge from his MSM PR handlers. And on a related note, what did the Anointed One do when McCain issued an ad pointing out the connection between Obama and Ayers? He took a page out of the Saul Alinsky playbook and threatened to get the Justice Department to charge criminally any media outlet that broadcasts the Ad. In Obama's world free-speech only exists if you agree with Obama. Doesn't it bother anyone that this candidate is asking for criminal charges against a private citizen because the citizen decided to exercise his free-speech rights? WTF? This portends very ill of what to expect if this goof gets elected.
8. Michelle Obama - Man, get over it! She's no Jackie Kennedy! From her "This is the first time I've been proud of my country" comment to "Barack could get shot, as a black man, just going to get gas!" She's just as retarded as he is. These United States have been good to the Obamas. She was extremely well paid by the University of Chicago when she served on their board. He's been from one elite school to the next - from Hawaii to Harvard. She acts like her softball husband was born in the ghetto and was lucky to get his GED. The truth is that he has been pampered since he was a little boy. He's been extremely well taken care of by his relatives. In fact, he was born with a silver-spoon in his mouth.
9. The Cup's half-full! The country is in dire straits. It's all doom-and-gloom. The economy is tanking, everyone's losing their home, employment's in the cellar, national malaise is at an alltime-high. blah..blah..blah...No wonder he won't release his medical records. He's high as a kite! He, and his Liberal buddies are walking contradictions. They decry the government and say it's "not working" but then they turn around and call for more government?!?!?!?! They just don't get it.
10. Hyperbole, lies and covert operations! Obama has much to hide, apparently. He won't release his billing records while working as Tony Rezko's attorney. Rezko is now a convicted felon. Obama won't release his medical records. Even though he's openly admitted to long term drug use, his favorite doctor released a one page letter saying that Obama's health is fine. Obama won't release his senate records (his office says that they were 'destroyed'). Obama won't release the University of Illinois documents related to his stint with William Ayers when they both sat on the board of a small not-for-profit. And it goes on and on...one hidden land-mine after another. In the last few months he's changed his views, his fundamental views, because he knows he has to go to the center-right if he'll have any hope in getting elected. FISA, abortion, gun control and the death penalty are all topics that Obama has shifted his positions on within the last few months. A few years ago he was against the death penalty in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES. He was in favor of partial birth abortions. He wanted ALL GUNS banned; without exception. He voted against every FISA initiative. Obama has changed his position on everyone of these issues now.
Bare in mind that Obama learned his lessons in political agitation very well. He and his team know that "the best offense is the best defense." They're busy attacking at all the negativity that is, rightfully so, being launched at him.
So based on his own writings, his associations, his voting record: here's what you'll get if you vote for Obama. You'll get someone who wants to expand government, open the borders and give illegals all the same rights at you and me, he'll put International precedent in front of US law, he'll treat the constitution as a "living, breathing document" and diverge away from the original intent of the founders. In short, you can expect to pay more in taxes, see less services and have less and less freedoms. He wants complete bans on guns: he believes that NO ONE should be able to own a gun. Expect to see more activist judges passing laws that by-pass the ballot boxes so that they can insert their Liberal worldview on all of us. He'll try to push through reparations and more and more welfare spending. He'll initiate funding the 1% who have defaulted on their home loans, while 99% of us pay for it.
And all this non-sense being spewed about Obama's father. Give me a break! Obama Sr. came to the US to get his degree when he met an 18-year activist. He knocked her up and then fled back to Kenya to join his Communist tribal organization. He then knocked up a few more women and had a bunch more kids. The Senior Obama then drank himself into ill-health and then died in a car accident. The truth about Obama's daddy isn't convenient to the Camelot illusion that the press is trying to spin so it gets no play.