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I rarely get political here. I don't want to alienate any friends, and I don't like to talk politics among friends. I tend to get a bit passionate :P
This year I will be casting my vote for John McCain and Sarah Palin.
Not necessarily because they are my ideal candidates. John McCain is pretty liberal for my general liking, but at least he and I share some ideologies.
I know this is unpopular to say, I know to many the following statement can only be made by someone who is ignorant, uneducated, racist, filled with fear and only wants America to go backwards. But, I'm going to say it anyways. I have absolutely no desire to have Obama as our president.
At the end of the day, I would love a woman as president, a person of Black, Asian, Mexican, Spanish, and on and on and on, decent, but I am not going to vote for someone just because they are different on the outside.
I am completely and totally against redistribution of wealth in America. I am against taking money from someone who has worked hard for it and giving it to someone who does not have as much money just to make everything equal. That is not opportunity, that is not the American Dream, that is a socialist ideology.
The American Dream is to be able to work hard in life, earn money and keep it. It is not to work hard, earn money and then give it to be forced to give it to someone else by the government.
Why in the world do we need SO much government interference?
Abortion. I can see the need for abortion. I can. It is not a choice I would or could ever make for myself, but for some it is a necessity to save the mother's life. In this society, abortion has become much more of a tool of birth control than a tool of saving a life.
I know that it is not realistic to overturn Roe V. Wade. But there is a need for reform. In cases of abortions to just prevent a birth, the woman should be more encouraged to consider adoption, the woman should have an ultrasound at least once prior to the procedure, the woman should be given a psychiatric evaluation prior to the abortion and then receive emotional help and support following the abortion.
I could never in good conscience vote for a man who would not want his child to be burdened with a baby because of a CHOICE she made. That is one of the most selfish things I have ever heard.
I could never in good conscience vote for a man who voted AGAINST The Born Alive Infant Protection Act. This is an act that allowed for medical treatment and intervention for those babies that survived a partial birth abortion. He voted against giving those babies pain medication, oxygen, treatment to have a chance and an opportunity at life. Instead, they are to be disposed of as though they are an unwanted tumor or growth.
I could never in good conscience vote for a man who is in favor of partial birth abortion. Babies are born every day at 24 weeks - 28 weeks and surviving. We saw them in the NICU fighting for their lives. How can anyone support killing a baby that can live on the outside just because their labor didn't start naturally?
I am not going to say Obama is a terrorist, but he shows some terrible judgment time and time again.
Let's start with Rev Wright. Rev Wright is a man who believes:
"Sen. Barack Obama's pastor says blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but "God damn America."
"The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied."
And as also ran a church that believes in strengthening Black America, not America as a whole.
Then there is Bill Ayers, ACORN, his wife who is finally proud to be an American, Bernardine Dohrn and so many more.
I could completely dismiss just one affiliation as poor judgment, but consistent poor judgment is not something I want in a president.
I would point out his voting record, but it's lacking a lot of substance. Obama can't ever sit still and do is job, as soon as he obtains a political position, he starts campaigning for the next. He hasn't done his job for those that voted him into Senate. He has not represented them. He has not voted for them. He does not care enough.
I honestly believe Obama is too selfish to be a good president.
Even if Obama wins, I know that at the end of his socialist-like term, people will be eager for a much more conservative president.