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A missed opportunity

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Jews aren’t the only segment of American society concerned about Barack Obama and his apparent willingness to throw Israel under the bus. This American is concerned that after Israel, he may throw America under that same bus.

I rest at night (albeit lightly) only because I gain a little bit of peace from the fact I did not vote for Barack Obama. My reasons for not voting for him comes more from personal efforts to do a little bit of research about him during the early days of his campaign and less from sound-bites provided by TV and radio. This research, coupled with a willingness to let the facts speak for themselves allowed me to assess his character and values as many know them to be today – only after the election.

My findings allowed me to see him as the socialist many are only now calling him. I saw a man whose character and values were formed and influenced by a 20+ year association with the Rev. Wright, an obvious racist and anti-Semitic, along with Bill Ayers and others of his ilk who harbor anti-American sentiment.

His background and early upbringing have given me cause to suspect his allegiance to America. This has since become painfully clear after hearing his recent speeches given abroad.

His experience with and knowledge of fiscal matters is showing to be abundantly weak. The motley collection comprising his cabinet have roots in Chicago politics and are tainted by the same. There have been jokes made of the fact that some members of his cabinet avoided paying taxes only to have them miraculously paid once they had been selected for the cabinet position. This has been drolly described as Obama’s earliest efforts in fiscal responsibility. To date, it’s been his best shot at it.

I could go on describing the weaknesses of this president including his naivete on foreign matters which will undoubtedly serve to be dangerous for America, but I will instead point to a missed opportunity for a great op-ed piece which can be read here. http://www.afa.net/youscareme.asp

In the end, it should be clear that we can never take our awesome responsibility to vote lightly; that our vote carries with it supreme consequences. It should also be clear that we have repeated history here.

We have rushed headlong for change, anxious to distance ourselves from a president who guided America out from the shadows of the events of September 11, 2001, only to be placed under a darker shadow of fiscal disaster for the nation.

One only has to look back upon the Ford-Carter election of 1976 and to reflect upon the psyche of America in the wake of Watergate to learn we have missed yet another opportunity to prevent history from repeating itself.

Live and learn can’t even be applied.

Written by Ben

June 15, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Representative John Lewis reaction to McCain campaign “hostility”.

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Representative John Lewis reacts to audience members divisive comments at campaign stop by blaming McCain.   Keep in mind all that Mr. McCain did was cite fact.  No more.  No less.  Just the facts.   He can no more be held responsible for reaction to those facts than I can be held responsible for Mr. Lewis’s obtuse viewpoint on the matter.

As one who was a victim of violence and hate during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, I am deeply disturbed by the negative tone of the McCain-Palin campaign. What I am seeing today reminds me too much of another destructive period in American history. Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division, and there is no need for this hostility in our political discourse.

During another period, in the not too distant past, there was a governor of the state of Alabama named George Wallace who also became a presidential candidate. George Wallace never threw a bomb. He never fired a gun, but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans who only desired to exercise their constitutional rights. Because of this atmosphere of hate, four little girls were killed one Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.

As public figures with the power to influence and persuade, Sen. McCain and Governor Palin are playing with fire, and if they are not careful, that fire will consume us all. They are playing a very dangerous game that disregards the value of the political process and cheapens our entire democracy. We can do better. The American people deserve better.

This is simply an example of hypersensitivity. How does anyone raise facts about the behavior of any given person without being attacked from an emotional level and in the process having to defend against irrelevant accusations?

Say for a moment a young boy sees his four year old sister set fire to the family cat and he reports the event to his mother who retorts, “Leave your poor sister alone. She would never do such a thing. You’re just picking on her! Now go to your room young man!!!”

The attack from the mother comes from an emotional level and chooses to ignore an accusation firmly based upon fact. A conscious choice is made to dismiss an allegation because of a strong emotional attachment and a general disbelief that the little girl is capable of doing wrong.

Don’t shoot the messenger just because you don’t like the message, especially when the message is based upon fact. Doing so only makes you look like an over protective and emotional mother.

Further, If McCain and/or Palin are at the podium to deliberately bring the crowd to a froth ready to lynch then that is one thing which should never be defended. However, again, this isn’t the case.

The fact there are a few idiots in the crowd should be viewed by any thinking American as being just that and should not serve to detract from the facts presented by McCain and Palin.

In my opinion, Mr. Lewis who owes McCain and Palin an apology after his vile attempt to link them to rioting in the streets and organizing lynch mobs and should seek out the members of the audience to address his grievance.

Written by Ben

October 12, 2008 at 2:49 pm

America – no principles, no scruples, no honor.

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Polls are showing that Obama’s association with Bill Ayers – bomber of the U.S. Capitol building during the late 60’s and therefore a domestic terrorist – carries no importance to the majority of Americans. Of those polled 87% do not believe Obama’s relationship with Bill Ayers is a valid campaign issue.
View the poll here.

Why is that?   Why is it not important that a possible future president of the most powerful and greatest country in the world launched his political career from the living room of a domestic terrorist, a self-described communist?

Why would anyone seek out and align with racists, anti-Americans and Marxists unless they considered themselves to be a sympathizer of their beliefs, motivations and ideals.

We have a presidential candidate who actually makes it a personal policy to associate with individuals like Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright.

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists. – Barack Obama

But what can we expect from a country with a growing population who has over the past few decades grown to hate her country, has popular cultural figures publicly sympathize with her enemies and encourages others to do the same? What else can we expect from a country that believes it is more important to abandon her founding principles to embrace socialist/Marxist policies?