Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Clear choice?

Barack Obama is tightening his death grip on Hillary Clinton so it is looking more and more like he will be the Democratic candidate for president in 2008.

John McCain is all but officially the Republican candidate for president in 2008.

I think it is very unlikely that John McCain can defeat the surging, omni-endorsed Obama. A charismatic personality like Obama tends to overshadow his positions, especially with such a perceived dirth of the same in recent years. People will jump on the Obama bandwagon without closely analyzing his extremely liberal positions. George Bush has created an appetite for an articulate, diplomatic-looking, internationally accepted, spokesman for America, and Obama fits that description more than John McCain. Never mind Obama's pro-abortion, pro-gay, pro-tolerate anything and everything, pull the troops out now, raise taxes, appoint judges like him, the bigger the government the better, mindset- he looks and sounds good, "we'll take him" say enough of the American people to elect him in November.

John McCain is a better choice than Barack Obama. Without going point for point comparing the two, liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is 87 years old and will likely retire or die in the next 4 years. I appreciate the argument from some conservatives that say electing Obama would actually force conservatives to re-find themselves as they have become hopelessly moderate, however, I don't really buy that logic. The next president will nominate a judge to the Supreme Court. I see that as a big deal. Who would you rather nominate a Supreme Court judge?

Barack Obama will choose a judge that makes Ruth Bader Ginsburg look like Ruth Graham. That's scary. John McCain would pick someone better...I think.


rgmann said...

Absolutely correct. As much as I dislike McCain (and I’m afraid a lot of dirt will be coming out on him in the upcoming months), Obama will be disastrous for our country on many different levels -- especially as it relates to Supreme Court nominees. The only positive I can see coming out of an Obama win is that it will be a huge step toward ending the racial division in our country (it sure won’t hurt!). It will be kind of hard for the Al Sharptons and Jessie Jacksons of the world to convince people that America is a “racist” country if we elect Obama to the highest office in the land.

Although, to be honest, it drives me nuts to hear people say that Obama might be our nations first “African American” President. He’s as much white as he is black, and it’s both dishonest and offensive that many people are effectively denying his white heritage and focusing solely on his black heritage. If I started referring to Obama as our nations’ first half-white Presidential Candidate, I guarantee it would offend a lot of people, even though it’s more accurate than saying he’s “African American!”

AJF said...

Roger, You're right on, and a prophet. A news report has just come out accusing McCain of infidelity with a lobbyist. It's going to get ugly real soon.

You're bold on your second point, but again, right on. Very politcally incorrect of you!

Rick Calohan said...

I knew that it would not take long for the mainstream media to start bashing Senator John McCain. It truly amazes me that while the left are having Obamagasms, we on the right are sitting on the fence as to rather John McCain is conservative enough. We need to get over the fact that Duncan Hunter, Fred Thompson, and Ronald Reagan are not running for President on our side. We need to look at the big picture. If we ever plan to end the holocaust known as Abortion, we are going to need a Supreme Court that leans right and not left. We need to remind ourselves and the rest of America, that the Pinko Commie Humanistic Socialist Tax & Spend Abortionist Gay Rights Al Quida Democratic Party is was and shall ever be the Pinko Commie Humanistic Socialist Tax & Spend Abortionist Gay Rights Al Quida Democratic Party.

AJF said...

I love "pinko commie" as an inexplicably interesting phrase.

rgmann said...

Me? Bold? Nahhhh! I’m well known for always holding my tongue and being quite un-opinionated. You mean you hadn’t noticed? :-)

By the way, if what I’ve been reading about McCain turns out to be true (and I’m taking it all with a grain of salt), then this latest NYT article is only the tip of the iceberg. It will definitely get ugly in the up-coming months…with the Swift Boat veterans opposition to John Kerry paling in comparison. Hopefully it’s just a lot of false rumors, but I’m not real confident in McCain’s character issues at this point, if you know what I mean.

Rick Calohan said...

Tony, I was hoping Obamagasam would have made your “inexplicably interesting phrase.”

Obamagasam [oʊ-bɑ-ma gaz-uh m] –verb: to faint at a speech or the sight of the Democratic Party’s Messiah Senator Barack Hussein Obama, Jr.

Origin: Obama an African (Luo) surname “For Muslim Apostate who denies his Madrasah education upbringing and heritage.” + Gasam Greek gasmós to be excited.

Some history regarding Pinko Commie from Wikipedia

“In politics

The word pinko was coined by Time magazine in 1926 as a variant on the noun and adjective pink, which had been used along with parlor pink since the beginning of the 20th century to refer to those of leftish sympathies, usually with an implication of "effeteness".

In the 1920s, for example, a Wall Street Journal editorial described supporters of the progressive politician Robert La Follette as “visionaries, ne’er do wells, parlor pinks, reds, hyphenates [Americans with divided allegiance], soft handed agriculturalists and working men who have never seen a shovel.”

Pinko and pink were widely used during the Cold War to label individuals accused of supporting the Soviet Union, including many supporters of ex-vice president Henry Wallace's 1948 U.S. presidential campaign with the Progressive Party. The word was predominantly used in the United States, where opposition to Communism grew strong among the population, especially during the McCarthy era. It was also in common use in South Africa during the apartheid era. In his two presidential campaigns, Alabama governor George Wallace often railed at "the left-wing pinko press" and at "pseudo-pinko-intellectuals."

Some of the most infamous uses of the term pink came during future president Richard Nixon's 1950 Senate campaign against Helen Gahagan Douglas: "She's pink right down to her underwear!" — a play on the fact that, at the time, pink was the usual color of women's undergarments. Nixon regularly referred to her as "the Pink Lady", and his campaign distributed political flyers printed on sheets of pink paper.”

So you see the more things CHANGE the more they stay the same.

AJF said...

Rick, OBAMAGASAM is a winner, no doubt, but due to the family nature of this blog :) I wouldn't want to have to explain the greek portion on a regular basis.

malcolm said...

The Obama phnom reminds me very much of the JFK election, believe it or not. Even though times were simpler, the country was caught up in the romance and aura of the Kennedy family and the rakish looks and oratorial elegance of JFK. Granted, JFK at least had some substance and background. He was almost fifty but was perceived as very young because of his young family. But, even though he was qualified, I guarantee you that the vast majority of the people that voted for him voted with their hearts just as their are having Obamagasms today. Thanks for that, Rick. They are both great examples of style over substance. With the exception of Bill Clinton (I will avoid any "asms" with regard to him) there hasn't been any youth appeal since Kennedy. I think the young folks will be out in droves to vote for Obama.

Anonymous said...

The NY Times piece has actually helped McCain as it has been exposed as needlessly exploitative and without substance. Unnamed sources of unknown motives think McCain might have done something wrong but they are not sure. Sloppy journalism. Allegations meant to be picked up by the media for the most coverage.
Supposedly the NY Times when it endorsed McCain already knew of this and the chief editor balked at releasing it for the former reasons given above.
As for Obama, he is a most likable liberal and he speaks eloquently and from the heart as opposed to "canned" responses of Hillary but he is much too liberal and connected to the ultra leftwing of the Dem Party. He seems to be too non-confrontational and his "feel good" message likens to Oprah who endorses just about every belief. Beyond the "feel good and believe" where is the substance?
Why do Hillary and Obama never mention Islamic terrorism? Will Obama know what to do with the military? Retreat? Will enemy suspects be taken to Embassy Suites while closing Gitmo and be represented by the ACLU at taxpayer cost? Will psycologists be brought in to make sure their self esteem is not injured?
My wife is a deployed nurse in Iraq and I do not want him as Commander in Chief! There is a litany of reasons why not to vote for him and the resulting mayhem from his decisions.

last mohican said...

McCain? Like Mick Jagger once said, "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometime you'll find you get what you need!"

80% conservative voting record. Knows the military. Foreign experience. Solidly prolife. His picks of judges will not be what those of Obama or Hillary would pick.

Public consensus can coerce a stronger immigration stand that what he previously supported.

Democrats: Defenders of death and coarse culture. Doom. Defeat. Demise. Nattering nabobs of negativism.

They seek judges who seek "penumbras from emanations".

The last mohican has spoken.

AJF said...

Slight correction to the honorable "Last Mohican": McCain has a 100% voting record (despite confusing statements that didn't seem all together pro-life in the mid to late 90's), for which he should be commended.


He has been abismal on the embryonic stem cell issue, voting once to expand research in 2004 and again to expand research (after listening to the pro-life argument against such research)in April of 2007.

The National Right to Life Committee gives him a 75% rating because of his inconsistency in this area.

I think McCain is very politcally saavy (he's been a senator a long time) so he votes accordingly. Generally he will support conservative values, but he's not as solidly pro-life as he should be.

Having said all that...he's the better choice over Obama- NO DOUBT.

jjmorgan said...

I'm reminded of the SouthPark episode where they vote on then new school mascot.

Frontier Forest said...

All that I have to say, "Lord, have mercy upon us all. For we have chosen to abandoned You from our country!"