Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Get out and vote!

I don’t understand why there should be a doubt in anyone’s mind that Obama is a far better choice than McCain. I don’t understand how someone could choose to not get involved in this upcoming election.

Our economy is struggling, yet we continue to spend money on a war that is unpopular with the electorate, even more unpopular with the rest of the world, and based on lies. Yet McCain wants to maintain our presence in Iraq. Why expend our resources overseas in a failing war when there’s so much to fix on the homefront? And he has other targets in sight as well. He is a war eagle that has gone so far as to sing “bomb bomb Iran”to the tune of the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann” at a press conference. He condones torture despite being a POW. C’mon John, why would you approve of such hostile interrogation techniques unless you thought they worked? Did you spill some secrets in Vietnam?

McCain is out of touch. He thinks millionaires qualify as “middle-class.” He was stumped by a member of the press when asked how many homes he owns. One of the key issues of his campaign is fighting earmarking in Congress. Do you really think earmarking is a principle concern for the average American? Obama is fighting for health care and education; McCain is talking about lobbyists. Yet he’s a pawn to the oil barons. He wants to pillage our last areas of wilderness to uncover oil despite global warming and dwindling resources. Obama stresses the importance of alternative fuel resources and building a strong economy out of a new energy industry.

Speaking of earmarking, let’s not forget Sarah Palin. During her tenure as mayor, she put the city of Wasilla into $20 million worth of debt. She allegedly responded to the report of Obama claiming a victory over Clinton by saying: ”So Sambo beat the bitch.” She’s pro-life, anti-gay, and pro-war. She views our military presence in Iraq as a holy war. She is a nightmare.

Recent polls show the McCain/Palin ticket gaining ground. It is our duty as citizens of the world to keep those psychos out of the White House. Get out and vote.


Andrea said...

I think you may be preaching to the choir. I can't imagine voting for McCain ever, and I don't know anyone who's going to.

Which is why he'll probably win. Don't ask me how that works exactly, but I've noticed the dumber your campaign, the easier you win. Look at Bush and tell me I'm wrong. It's going to be a nightmare.

Sean said...

Thought you dudes might dig this Obama rallying song...check it out:

Its the first one. Be safe on tour yo!

Jesse said...

I'm certainly not a supporter of John McCain but Barack Obama can be held to task for several indiscretions, particularly in the foreign policy arena.

One of his top Middle East advisers is Dennis Ross, who is a proponent of illegal Jewish settlements/colonies in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Obama actually advocates maintaining a U.S. military presence in Iraq, albeit at a much lower level than current troop numbers. But this means the American occupation there will rely more heavily on violent mercenary outfits like Blackwater Worldwide to keep things "safe" for politicians, diplomats, et. al. to go about their business.

Furthermore, Obama's running mate, Joseph Biden (of Delaware by way of Pennsylvania) had (and may still have) a plan to divide Iraq into three provinces (Shia, Sunni, and Kurdish), completely irrespective of any notion of Iraqi sovereignty or the catastrophe such a division would likely produce.

The list goes on but my point is not to critically deconstruct Barack Obama - only to say that while he is the more sane candidate, Americans (myself included) must identify his campaign's (and potential cabinet's) flaws and do what we can to make them comport to the peace, justice, decency, etc. - the change - for which Obama claims to stand.