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Originally posted by vor78
reply to post by OldThinker
And yes, I'm very concerned about the government's intrusion into our lives and finances. If you want to know if its linked, ask yourself who Obama will be working with in the Senate and House. What are their agendas and do you support it, because an Obama adminstration's policies are largely going to be dicated by those people.
Originally posted by Witness2008
reply to post by Sonya610
What do you think about Palins extreme religious and social views that can be linked to the Reverand Muthee? For me that causes a much greater concern than does Wright.
Originally posted by jtma508
I'll presume that your thread is sincere and not yet another Republic smear drone and so I'll respond. First, I should point out that I am not a McCain supporter nor am I an Obama supporter. But I detest the ignorance that is flying around these days and cannot wait for it to end. That said:
1. I am worried about his association with William Ayers…and the small amount (in my mind) of ‘distancing’ that Obama has put forth. Anyone else?
This argument is pure political sewage. Obama wasn't in the Weather Underground. Ayers was some 30yrs ago. Today he's a respected college professor and was appointed to an eductaional reform board by the Annenbergs on which Obama sat. So what? This is the 2008 version of Willy Horton/Swift Boat. I'd I was McCain I would be ashamed beyond words for this tactic. Look at the people McCain has been 'associated' with. The Keating Five gang for starters. Ayers 'bombing' attempt did far less damage to this country then did the likes of George Bush, Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, et al. But somehow they have (so far) evaded the monker of 'domestic terrorists'.
2. I am worried about his association with Rev. Wright…meaning the 20 years of sermons/views had to assimilate some erroneous worldviews. Anyone else?
Wright is a typical religious rabble-rouser. And although he suffers from hyperbole at times he isn't all that radical. Look at some of the 'official' religious people. Consider some of the rantings of Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson. Friends of the Whitehouse for years. Same lunacy just on the other end of the dial.
Originally posted by Kaploink
3. Obama is not a liberal, he is actually a slightly conservative moderate. Of course he may seem liberal when compared to the current Republican party, but that is more of a reflection on how the Republican party has moved to the right.