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The American Way: Over Obama

Posted by jadecanary on June 4, 2008

I was over on Stu’s blog. He’s a big-time Barak Obama supporter. That’s great. I’m glad to see (read?) people get involved in the political process. That’s the American way. But I think Obama’s nuts. Kinda like Squirrel Girl.

Don’t get me wrong, I like Stu, well, I like him from his written work. I don’t know the guy, but I take him at face value. I look for the good in people when I’m introduced to them. Whether it be from a blog, a forum post, a youtube video, or face to face. This isn’t a flame-stu post. This is what I know of Barak Obama.

Bill Ayers, a Professor of Education at the University of Illinois in Chicago, has served on the board for the Woods Fund of Chicago, a philanthropic organization providing grants to Chicago’s disadvantaged people and communities with Senator Obama. He has also donated to Obama’s Senate and Presidential campaigns and hosted fundraisers for Sen. Obama. Professor Ayers is also a founder of the Weathermen Underground, an American terrorist organization active in the 1960s and 70s. The organization was responsible for bombings at a New York police headquarters and the Pentagon. Ayers, speaking to a reporter about his memior said, “I don’t regret setting bombs” and “I feel we didn’t do enough”, and, when asked if he would “do it all again” as saying “I don’t want to discount the possibility.” These quotes were published in the September 11, 2001 edition of the New York Times.

Tony Rezko is a Syrian-born Chicago-area businessman. His political contributions helped get elected Chicago’s first black mayor and helped Senator Obama win his first seat in the Illinois state senate. In 2005 Obama purchased a new home in the Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million ($300,000 below the original price) on the same day that Tony Rezko’s wife, Rita Rezko, purchased the adjoining empty lot from the same sellers for the full asking price. These two lots were once ajoined but the previous owners decided to sell the land as two separate lots. Later, Sen. Obama bought a 10 foot (3.0 m) wide strip of Ms. Rezko’s property for $104,500, $60,000 above the assessed value. Tony Rezko is now on trial for alledgedly using his connections to the state boards to demand kickbacks from businesses that wanted to do business with the state.

The Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago has seen it’s share of controversy in the past few weeks. I won’t get into detail, but I will say here that Barak Obama’s pastor of 23 years is a racist and a hatemonger. I’ve heard what he has to say, and I’ve heard other speakers from that church. What they have to say should never be spoken about in church.

Michelle Obama has never been proud of her country until her husband ran for President.

Senator Obama himself recently spoke about disarming our nuclear weapons. We are the world’s superpower, no matter how much “being on top” threatens people like Sen. Obama. There are countries like Japan that have avoided building nuclear weapons because we have promised to take care of them. Sen. Obama has spoke about reaching out to state sponsors of Terrorism like Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When a government’s philosophy is bring about their particular version of the Revelation, it’s hard to talk them out of annihilating Israel, a US ally.

Barak Obama has sponsored a bill in the Senate that would give more foreign aid to less fortunate countries. He also supports universal health care initiatives. He supports rolling back the Bush tax cuts, that provide a break for those that pay 39% of the federal income tax. (That’s only the top 1% of earners in the United States. The top 25% pay 86% of the federal income tax) Who pays for all this in the long run? How many times are we going to allow a government official dig into our pockets?

There’s more, but I’m getting tired. Barak Obama associates with known terrorists, criminals and racists. His wife hates the country. And Obama himself wants to disarm us and tax the crap out of those who keep this country together. And that is why I am not a Barak Obama supporter.

On the positive side, he sounds good and he’s a snappy dresser. And he’s been to 57 states. Neither of the other candidates could ever make that statement!

The question is, “Is Senator McCain or Senator Clinton any better?” Maybe McCain, but not Clinton. But I don’t think it really matters. I think all three have the ability to run this country into the ground. I just think it will take Sen. McCain longer to do it.

(I’d like to thank the wikipedia for helping me out on this post. That thing rocks.)

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3 Responses to “The American Way: Over Obama”

  1. RanmaSolo said

    Yeah, McCain is 71, had 1800 pages of medical reports to cover 7 years, has had every skin cancer known to man and is a puppet to the far religious right. I thought you supported our troops, but you’re saying that maybe 100 more years in Iraq is a better than Obama?

    You like video games? Hillary says they make kids into violent sociopaths and supported a bill and “study” that said so only to have it debunked because it was a load of trash. McCain called Grand Theft Auto IV, “A sin against God.” Obama’s stance is that people should be responsible for themselves and parents need to monitor their children.

    What a great fucking idea. Personal responsibility. Something America has lacked and been in sore need of for a long time. That and a willingness to actually give a shit about the poor and sickly. But hey, you must be in that top 25% that’s squeezing the poor and sickly to death hoping to wring every cent from them since you’re a supporter of the God awful tax cuts Bush enacted.

    Associating with someone is not sharing their ideals. To bring it back to VS a bit and talk about comic book lore, how often do Charles Xavier and Magneto agree about methods, but yet they still can respect one another.

    If you really wanna get into personal associates, how about the fact that McCain has been associating with men he HIMSELF called evil not even a decade ago. “Agents of intolerance” reverends Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. Pat Robertson claimed 9/11 happened because God hates us because we allow gays to exist in our society. You wanna talk about hate mongering? Reverend Right has SHIT on guys like Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.

    -Mike

  2. sterofsteel said

    Point 1: McCain is old. Obama is not. Whoopie! McCain in recent years has in fact moved left with campaign finance reform and the no illegal alien left behind bill he wrote with the ailing Sen. Kennedy. I love the “100 more years” comment everyone jumps on. The Middle East is some serious shit right now. We need a central command out there when the time comes and Iran reforms the Persian Empire (don’t laugh, read or listen to Ahmadinejad, he has pretty much outlined the end of the world, his style). If 100 years in Iraq is the equivilant to why we are in Germany or Korea, I say “go for it”.

    Point 2: The Grand Theft Auto series is disgusting. But God bless the capital system for allowing it to be made. Obama’s stance (if this is true) is a good conservative stance. Good for him!

    Point 3: Just because I don’t think that the government should tax the rich and big business to the point where it is economicly more sound to leave the good ole US of A doesn’t mean I am one. I don’t think income taxes are fair at all. I support a tax which doesn’t tax income, rather outcome. Those that buy the most and the most expensive are taxed the most. In fact, I think that the government should end all of the New Deal programs and let the people get back to taking care of themselves. When you say (write?) poor and sickly, I assume you mean Universal Healthcare. Y’know, I hate healthcare. Heck, I let my wife fill out all the forms. But I tell you what, If you want DMV healthcare, you vote for the man who will put you in line for that. I’ll pass. Universal Healthcare will cost way more then the cannidates say it will, and it will be you and me footing that bill.
    Unless we just steal big oil’s profits! Why not, this is all there faults.

    Point 4: Magneto is a scumbag, and Xavier is stupid. How many times did your mother tell you not to hang out with those bad kids? Y’know why? If you don’t, then Obama is your guy.

    Point 5: I never endorsed McCain. In fact, I’m not too happy with him right now. He’s all over the board. Some times he’s a good little conservative, others, like with this Global Warming bullshit, he’s a flaming liberal. I don’t trust him, but I would certainly look back at his record compaired to the “lengthy” record of Sen. Obama. I’d would agree with McCain more then Sen. Obama.

    I heard a story yesterday. A bill came up in Illinois, while Obama was still there, that would require doctors to attempt to save the lives of babies aborted from late-term mothers that survive the abortion. Sen. Obama voted “Present”, because he didn’t want to piss off his ultra-pro-choice crowd. The same bill came up in the US houses and past, but only if a stipulation was added that this couldn’t be a grounds for getting Roe v Wade thrown out. It passed 98-0 in the Senate (I don’t know what the number was in the House). The same bill was written in Illinois for the state to pass with the same stipulation added. Obama was head of the committee that would review it. HE KILLED IT! HOW CAN ANYONE CALL THEMSELVES CHRISTIAN AND SUPPORT THIS GARBAGE? (Wow, didn’t see that coming, sorry about the emotion)

    I do not endorse McCain. I do not like Obama. He is not our saviour. He sounds like every other one of them in Washington. I would take a man that hhangs with the Chgristian Right long before I choose a man that hangs with rackateers and unrepentent terrorists.

  3. sterofsteel said

    Wow, I can’t spell tonight.

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