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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Ten Good Reasons To Oppose Barack Obama

Last week His Hopeness predicted that the GOP is going to try and scare people with his funny name and his race which is actually far below the standards the GOP holds itself to and particularly John McCain. Why should we when it is a great reflection on America that a person of mixed race has become the presumptive POTUS nominee for one of our two great political parties. As I have written before I am sure that there is a tiny percentage of people that will or will not vote for him on that basis there is no reason to use that as a plank to play against him when his policies offer plenty of other reasons. He simply does not have the experience in foreign policy, economics or even domestic policy and lacks the backbone to even stand by his own words.
Bill Bennett and Set Liebsohn lay out ten of those concerns in much detail in this must read piece in National Review. Here are the ten areas that they go into extensive detail to cover, bold script is their's, my comment is in normal script.

1. Barack Obama’s foreign policy is dangerous, na├»ve, and betrays a profound misreading of history. Hillary even pointed this out in an early debate.
2. Barack Obama’s Iraq policy will hand al-Qaeda a victory and undercut our entire position in the Middle East, while at the same time put a huge source of oil in the hands of terrorists. He is an appeaser of radical islam.
3. Barack Obama has sent mixed, confusing, and inconsistent messages on his policy toward Israel. He has been all over the place on his Middle Eastern policy and has lots of shady palestinian friends like Khalidi and Said plus the Woods Fund sent tens of thousands of dollars to the PLO when he was on their board.
4. In the primary campaign, Barack Obama consistently campaigned against NAFTA, but has now changed his tune, as he has with other issues. I believe free trade benefits both countries involved by opening markets to goods and services.
5. Barack Obama’s judgment about personal and professional affiliations is more than troubling. It is a long list Ayers, Dohrn, Khalidi, Said, Pfleger, Farrakhan, Wright, Rezko, just to name a few.
6. Obama is simply out of step with how terrorists should be handled; he would turn back the clock on how we fight terrorism, using the failed strategy of the 1990s as opposed to the post-9/11 strategy that has kept us safe. He supports the recent SCOTUS decision that gives terrorists the same access to our court system as US citizens and then justifies it with comparisons to the Nuremburg tribunals that were conducted by th e militaries of the Allies after WWII.
7. Barack Obama’s economic policies would hurt the economy. Well DUH, raising taxes on the productive kills incentive to be productive. He believes in the communist mantra , from each according to ability to each according to need.
8. Barack Obama opposes drilling on and offshore to reduce gas and oil prices. Now that is just plain stupid when we sit on more oil than the Middle East and are still a long ways from a viable alternative source of energy, he also buys into the global warming hype. Unfortunately so does McCain but at least McCain is open to drilling and nuclear power.
9. Barack Obama is to the left of Hillary Clinton and NARAL on the issue of life. He voted against the partial birth murder ban and against the born alive act while McCain has a 100% prolife record.
10. Barack Obama is actually to the left of every member of the U.S. Senate. His idea of post partisanship is forcing conservatives to cave into his hopey change to socialism and big government control of every aspect of our lives.

Bill and Seth go into much more detail than I do without the snarkiness so go read the whole article. Fellow conservatives it is time to get over your problems with McCain, I share them, we simply cannot let Obama anywhere near the White House.


777denny said...

Those are 10 EXCELLENT reasons why EVERY American should vote against Barack Obama and for John McCain.

Trader Rick said...

Somebody is brewing something and calling it the Beer that made Milwaukee famous--Schlitz!!!!!

Goat said...

Welcome to the Barnyard Denny and yes they are.
Rick, yep and it smells like a skunk