Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt
reply to post by sos37
The point raised by the FISA vote is a legitimate one, and the lame excuse of trying to 'bridge the political divide' as his reason for changing the
stance he campaigned on is disingenuous at best, since it seems that the voters of the right-wing did not want that law to pass either.
IMO, he took the opportunity to indicate to 'big business' that he would play ball. It was a great disappointment, but also an opportunity for
Obama supporters to get their heads around the idea that he may not be agent of change disuguised as a politician, but a politician disguised as an
agent of change.
Having said that, do you really want McCain and his completely contradicatry, opaque policy positions to guide this country for the next four years?
Do you even understand them? If so, please share them with the world -- and his campiagn -- because you're the only one. Do you still support the
Bush Admin and what they have 'accomplished'? Are you and your family better off than you were when the last Democrat left office seven years
I think it is important to look at ourselves when we start going around accusing everyone of blindly taking positions. You seem to have a pretty
strong anti-Obama one, so I would like to politely and sincerely ask you what and who are you standing for and why?
[edit on 24-7-2008 by TheWayISeeIt]
Oh please! The FISA decision was a first class Waffle and that explanation was a convenient way for him to point to himself as the 'great healer'.
Glad you asked! I don't blindly take a position, thank you very much. I do happen to support the Republican party and will be voting for John McCain
for a variety of reasons:
* Cap and trade - bad idea that will allow big corporations to buy exemtpions from smaller companies and continue to pollute the environment
* Supports construction of more nuclear and clean coal power plants in this country. Given the energy grid problems we saw during this last decade,
especially California with the prospect of rolling blackouts, the country needs more energy generation. This will also create jobs. Obama opposes
* Supports drilling. Sure, we need to get off our dependence on foreign oil, and drilling and refining our own is a way to do this, right? Doesn't
this seem like a far more feasible alternative than spending hundreds of billions on some renewable energy technology that doesn't exist yet, then
re-outfitting a bunch of vehicles that aren't formatted to use this technology? What about other techs that need oil such as generation of
electricity? Wind power is good, but it isn't going to power your car. We need to drill our own oil NOW and stabilize the gas price crunch in the
next decade before we concentrate funding renewable sources of energy.
* Obama is pro-choice. I'm one of those rare Republicans that also believes in pro-choice, but only up to a certain timeframe. When a pregnancy has
progressed far enough that it becomes partial-birth abortion, I'm out. If there's a chance the fetus can be delivered and will live, then ending the
life is clearly murder. Obama supports partial birth abortions. To me this is support for murder of children.
* Universal health care? OMG, this isn't the answer and it will WRECK the nation's health care system! You watch, if this is implemented the first
signs of trouble will be with Primary Care Physicians and PPOs start opting out of the programs and go strictly private because the Fed will
renegotiate their compensation based on federal guidelines.
* Obama is a socialist and a marxist.
Geez there is so much more. Being a Republican, however, I have the luxury of watching Obama win over sheep by the herd and win the election this
year. And four years later after the country is totally screwed all to hell (if we are even alive), THEN maybe people will wise up and bring in
someone who really does have the nation's best interests in mind. Not a false prophet like Barack Hussein