Originally posted by poet1b
Thanks for the comment on the color fonts. It's funny, but the preview shows the colors, but when the post goes to the site, the colors come out
with the code in normal color.
yeah for some reason it works in preview, but not in post. If you go remove the punctuation marks, it'll show up as a colored text.
I don't understand how you fail to see the major flaws in Obama's platform. another.
I do see flaws in Obama's platform. I've outlined a few of his flaws, posted as "cons" in this very thread.
They are pro's and con's based on my opinion. I posted for each candidate, and then weighed in. Want to know my ultimate deciding factor for
voting for Obama?
Pro --Protect consumers with Credit Card Bill of Rights. (Feb 2008)
This one may very well be the reason i vote for Barack. Credit Card companies are the most corrupt and vile corporation in our country. Its time
someone did something about ALL of them.
Thats an issue that hits close to home for me, because when i was 18, i made credit card mistakes. I've since paid for them, but i had to deal with
the non-sense from the credit card companies, and i know how much they break the law. So - to me - this is an important issue.
McCain has been absent to voting sessions more than any other senator - by a large margin. Tells me he doesnt take his job seriously.
I also think that constantly claiming McCain is just like GW is really just based on stereotyping. One white conservative is not just like
Im not comparing them on skin color and political structure. How is McCain like GW?
EXTREMELY Flawed domestic policies
Flip Flops on
-- side note -- I agree that we should drill for our own oil. i've made that no secret. But my issue with mcCain on this
one was: before he was running for president, He was
. now that he's running for president, he's all for it. Flipology. im against it. Especially when someone does it as much as
i could go on all day - really - but if you want more, you can simply read the results found
Another thing i just thought of about McCain/Bush ideologies.
If we've spent - what - hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq (correct me if im wrong) then that means this money was stockpiled from somewhere.
This money was setting in an account, or will be setting in an account, in order for them to spend it, or atleast part of it.
Anyways: If that money already existed, why has it not been applied to home? Why has Bush and McCain constantly been for FOREIGN support, and done
virtually nothing at home? Bush tax cuts? Well - thanks, but that homeless guy i see on my way to work every morning didnt get one. I still
remember the first time i bought that guy breakfast. His old job, before he lost his wife/kids in a car accident? He was a mailman. A federal
employee, who i assume, became homeless because of mental issues steming from the traumatic events of his life.
A federal employee who didnt get the assistance he needed. An ex-federal employee who's now homeless, with no money, food, or shelter.
Why couldnt the hundreds of billions of dollars we ALREADY HAD have been spent on guys like this?
Sure - i do my own little part - i dont buy him food EVERY day. I don't give him money EVERY day - im sure there's more i could be doing to make
his life better. But i work to support me and my family. I dont mean to sound cold-hearted, but i thin you get my drift.
That drift leads to this: It should not be up to the American people to help out the homeless/needy. It should be up to the American government.
They have no problems helping the homeless and needy in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the phillipeans (sp?) and other places. They have no qualms with
spending billions to help other countries, as long as they get to build a new super-tank and battleship.
THAT is my biggest reason for despising McBush. They vote the same. They think the same. They act the same. And give Bush another 15 years, and
they'll even look the same.
[edit on 24-6-2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]
[edit on 24-6-2008 by Andrew E. Wiggin]