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Something about the cold just makes me want to be a socialist commie pinko bastardette.
Alan Keyes, a three-time presidential candidate, called President Obama a "radical communist" and a "usurper" and said with him in charge, America "is going to cease to exist" at a pro-life fundraiser Thursday.
"Obama is a radical communist and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it is coming true," said Keyes who ran unsuccessfully against Obama for the Senate in 2004. "He is going to destroy this country and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist," said Keyes.
In an interview in Hastings, Neb. with a KHAS reporter at the fundraiser, Keyes called Obama an "abomination" for some of his pro-choice views.
Originally posted by sadisticwoman
He is not enough like I'd hoped he'd be.
I wanted him to support the fairness doctrine.
I wanted him to redistribute the wealth more evenly.
I wanted him to socialize more things.
But he's not being liberal enough!
I didn't vote for Obama, because I didn't agree with some of the policies he supported, and also, as far as I could tell there wasn't enough positive information (for me) out there about him to be able to make an informed opinion as to what he would do if he became president.
I mean, people can SAY anything, but their past actions have to back up their words, and I couldn't really see any past actions that backed up some things he said he would do. Also, once they say they are going to do something, they have to follow through on it.
Most everything he had done in his life before deciding to run for president was deliberately hidden, such as, all his college records, any writings he did in college, any clubs he belonged to. All these things give an idea of what peoples values are.
A lot of his senate records were lost or hidden, and a lot of the votes that were on record were just "present" instead of for or against something. He said he didn't agree with certain bills that had been passed, but then when he had a chance to vote against them again, he changed his mind, before he won the election, he said he would bring the troops home as soon as possible, but he has done the opposite of what he said he would do on many occasions already.
Also, since he's been in office, his choice of officials for his administration are setting off the alarm bells, because if you look at their credentials, they are all old re-runs from previous administrations, who have baggage, or from sectors that have helped to cause some of the problems we are currently having, especially in the financial sector.
Because of all the above, Obama always had a mask on to me, and now the mask is being taken off, and I think the more time goes by, the less people are going to like what they see. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't see how I can be, to be honest.
(Also, I didn't vote for Bush either time, and I didn't vote for McCain either, so it's not a case of sour grapes, I just had a bad feeling about Obama, the same way I did about Bush........I've always been a pretty good judge of character that's been honed by 20 years worth of customer service experience. Both Bush and Obama made my bullsh*t detector go crazy.)
However, he's president now, and we've got to live with what we've got. Like my mother used to always say, we've made our bed, now we've got to lay in it.........
Originally posted by skeptic1
reply to post by sadisticwoman
The Fairness Doctrine?? If you don't like what's on the television or the radio, turn it off or change the channel.
Redistribute the wealth?? You've got to be joking. That idea is wrong, unfair, and just panders to the sense of entitlement that some people in this country wrongly have.
Socializing more things? The government has shown that they suck at running things. Look at Social Security and Medicare....Social Security is bankrupt (or almost) and Medicare is a farce. The Veteran Administration is a sad example of the government taking care of people. They can't handle what they already have.....and you want them to take over even more only to screw it up??
[edit on 2/22/2009 by skeptic1]
Originally posted by jimmyx
i don't understand why presenting both sides to a discussion is so scary to people...that is what the fairness doctrine is.
I HAVE GIVEN WELFARE TO THE WEALTHY LONG ENOUGH!!!!
Originally posted by bighdelight
Well, I'm trying to figure out where the problem is then. Understand that it would be very bad to have an ultra right or left winger in office. It's always best to have someone in the middle of the board, as everything needs to have a checks and balances system... moderates tend to have a better concept of this than "ultras" do.
Now, besides that, how can you expect Obama to have completed the items you want done in the bottom of your post?? He hasn't been in office nearly long enough to make those type of changes yet anyways, nor do I think he will. Why would he redistribute the wealth?? people earn their money, and that's what they get. There is no free ride out there, nor should their be. We already have programs in place for those who need more. I know it's not perfect, but neither is life.
I understand the want for change, but only extremely short term goals could have been completed by now. Large, ultra pivot swings take quite a while to accomplish. Give it some time. Maybe you will wind up getting some of what you are looking for. Understand that no President will fit in with absolutely all of your personal political platform. Knowing this, if you picked the Presidential candidate that comes the closest would have been the right choice for you.
Thanks, Rev. Jeff D.