reply to post by Benevolent Heretic
I am a realist and I see things for what they are not for what I hope they might
turn out to be. You have your right to praise, adore, and
elevate your candidate to an idol status. I respect that. However, I also have my right not to vote for Obama or McCain. And I am not voting for a
third party just because I think the third party is the answer to our problems. The reason I am not voting for either is because it makes no
Do you really think that a Senator with such little experience was single handedly able to enter this election, come up with all these plans, inspire
so many people, grab so much media attention, and defeat the Clinton machine? Hell no, he has some influential people pulling his strings. People who
are expecting something in return once he becomes President.
Do you really think he will be able to force Congress to do it's job and pass legislation exactly as he wants them? Hell no, Congress likes to tell
the President what to do. Congress always tacks on amendments to appease their own voting blocks. They will throw the President under the bus if he
gets in their way.
Do you really think he will control our spending habit? Hell no. He already said he plans to move troops out of Iraq to Afghanistan, keep a residual
force (residual undefined) in Iraq, keep troops in the area. Whatever happened to bringing the troops home from IRAQ.
If he isn't bringing
them home then that means we will still be spending about the same money on the war. His increase taxes on the rich will help pay for some things, but
what will pay for all the new initiatives or programs he plans to create.
I could go on and on but I won't This isn't about Obama or McCain, it's about Congress. Congress passes most of the legislation that impacts us
economically, socially, legally, and every other way possible. If you want change then you must turn your attention to Congress. Instead of electing
Dems or Reps you should encourage an Independent to run. An IND who is willing to sign a contract to only serve for the 4 or 6 years required and vows
to tackle the issues that present politicians avoid. Politicians avoid them because they are unpopular and require huge sacrifice among every
American. We are a financial wreck and spending more will not save us. We need politicians who will pass legislation that will fix our oil dependency
problem, social security, medicaid, infrastructures, education system, our national debt, tax system, and other areas that are slowly destroying this
I am as patriotic as they come but respect you if you think that Obama or McCain can solve these problems. Personally, I think the President is a
sitting duck as long as Congress continues to do business as usual. Many members of Congress are very rich. Do you really think they will pass
legislation that will take a huge chunk of their money? I'm sure there will be many loopholes.