reply to post by Byrd
A Texan who does not like guns
I don't know why I'm posting because I did not vote for Obama. I voted Libertarian in protest. Both Candidates left me wanting.
At first Obama was appealing then I took a closer look.
I had been to Reverend Wrights church website before Obama even started running. It originally had a very racist message on its homepage and that
affected my feelings somewhat. Twenty years and he did not know even though it was on their homepage and tapes for sale in the foyer? I don't know?
I'll give him a pass on that out of fairness but I don't think he was honest about it.
His lie when he pledged to use public funding probably had the greatest impact on me. It says to me that he is willing to lie to get what he wants,
even about major issues. I feel very strongly that all Candidates should have equal resources. An extreme financial advantage is on the cusp of
buying an election and I still get chills remembering when Carter bought an election.
His plan to raise capital gains taxes during this economic downturn seems like an extremely bad move to me. Why do something that will cause more
unemployment at this time? Made no sense to me.
His speech about his plans to create a Civilian Defense Force with mandatory participation (a Draft by any name is still a Draft) equal to the
Military scares me. I guess because of the history of some of the worlds most evil leaders doing the same thing.
The fact he was supported by the Kos crowd had some influence. The link to Soros also was a negative for me. Those people don't want freedom, they
want to dictate that everyone do everything their way and their way only.
Now that he is the President Elect, I'll support him until he gives me reason not too. I worry though about things like the news-ticker I saw this
morning that said he is going to stop drilling in some areas.
There is almost no drilling now and no way can he replace oil immediately with other sources, so that means more dependence on foreign sources, not
less. I wonder if he is really aware of how long it takes to develop new industry and technology?
I'm actually for a form of medical care for those who can't afford insurance. I've seen the flood of Canadians into the US to get elective care and
surgeries, so I'm hoping he does not make the mistake of following the Canadian model. They would not be filling waiting rooms in the US and paying
for something they get at home if their program were any good. Waiting years for elective surgery even though means they can not work is not an
$75 an hour in wages and benefits for UAW assembly line workers also worries me greatly. I hope Obama is not in the Unions hip pocket as past Dem's
I may be to the right on fiscal and economic issues but I am, like many Americans, a bit to the left on social issues. Not to the point of mandatory
service in a civilian defense force though. I just can't get past that. I've viewed a tape of that speech many times and he meant it. He said
clearly that it would be as well trained, equipped and funded as the military. Where in the hell is that money going to come from and is a Federal
Civilian Defense Force anything but a nightmare waiting to happen? If he starts disarming civilians, we all need to worry. Lets hope not.