October 28, 2008

Snake Oil - Edited

Edited at 4:44pm

Sorry y'all you know I can't help myself.

This guy asked the exact same questions I have been wondering:

"Has any major candidate for president of the United States ever received less critical examination than Barack Obama?" I find it absolutely fascinating the love affair the media is engaged in with Obama. And like any new love all undesirable characteristics are over looked and pooh-poohed away. I am all for bringing up the past, digging deep to find the real character traits for both candidates. But, when a question arises that may be too touchy the Obama camp screams foul? Every single time. All the while pointing fingers?

"Who is this man, who was only elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004? How did someone with his meager record of accomplishment become the Democratic nominee for Commander-in-Chief?" Seriously. This is the scariest aspect of the whole deal to me. He has been a senator for all of two years and been campaigning for the other two. I am blown away every time I think about it. Does no one remember 9-11? The feelings of desperation, helplessness and betrayal? The slow dawning of knowledge the world hated us. And we are handing over our fragile country to a man who will not wear a flag pin or say the pledge of allegiance? Seriously?!

Edited Version (or should I say corrected): "And we are handing over our fragile country to a man who will not wear a flag pin or cover his heart during the National Anthem?" Thank you for pointing out the errors of my propagated opinions my friend. The problem now, for me anyway, is that this fact makes me even more sick to my stomach. I ask you again, "The person you want to be Commander in Chief does not agree with placing his hand over his heart during our nation's most fought-for, bled-for, and sacrificed-for song?!!" Seriously??? Are you going to agree with him when he says it can no longer be sang in schools????

"How did someone with the most liberal voting record in the U.S. Senate and long-standing relationships with a former terrorist, a racist minister, and the corrupt operators of Chicago Machine politics end up as a supposed beacon of a newer, cleaner, bipartisan politics?"
Like I stated above, we can't talk about these issues. They are either 1) too racist 2) too personal or 3) ignored completely. Amazing.

"Why is Barack Obama a politician who goes beyond "abortion rights" in supporting de facto infanticide? To become the lone voice who opposed a bill banning infanticide-by-neglect — a stance too extreme even for Nancy Pelosi?" Y'all I am not going to get into a debate about abortion here. What I am going to point out is this: infanticide-by-neglect simply translates to "the baby is too big to be cut and sucked out by the normal fashion so the mommas actually give birth to babies who are non-viable (cannot make it outside the womb yet) then the babies are left to die a natural death with no medical intervention." And his is the lone voice supporting this in the Illinois senate. No wonder the National Abortion Rights Action League says Obama is the most pro-abortion candidate they have ever backed. But, please let's make excuses, ignore, and point fingers else where instead of actually letting this fact digest: He doesn't see a problem with women giving birth to live unwanted babies and allowing them to die naturally. The most vulnerable souls on the planet cannot count him as friend, but I am suppose to think he can be trusted with 300,000,000 American souls?

Edited Version: @ 10,000catholics4obama I read several eloquent quotes from Barack. I think it was meant to change my mind but once again it made me even more aghast at the flagrant disregard to what he's saying. Here it is, you decide. "The other email rumor that’s been floating around is that somehow I’m unwilling to see doctors offer life-saving care to children who were born as a result of an induced abortion. That’s just false. There was a bill that came up in Illinois that was called the “Born Alive” bill that purported to require life-saving treatment to such infants. And I did vote against that bill. The reason was that there was already a law in place in Illinois that said that you always have to supply life-saving treatment to any infant under any circumstances, and this bill actually was designed to overturn Roe v. Wade, so I didn’t think it was going to pass constitutional muster." I'm sorry? The bill was "purported" to require life-saving treatment, but he wouldn't vote for it because (his true reason revealed) it was "actually designed to overturn Roe v. Wade". Am I the only one who sees him as a slick smooth talking lawyer? Slick as, dare I say, Snake Oil???
What he didn't go on to say was it was reintroduced twice more because no one could believe someone would oppose it and he blocked it. Blocked it people... because it was a threat to Roe vs. Wade. Which, no matter how pretty he can flower it up - he is obviously willing to go it solo to protect. Some may think that strong convictions, character or what have you. I, personally, do not want to face the 48 million lives that have been lost to Roe V Wade and say, "Sorry, I didn't stand up for you,"...
I will not pussyfoot around the fact I believe there is no other moral issue we face of greater importance than abortion. 3, 600 every single day. (Imagine every letter on this post as a child and you will have a picture of how many babies were killed today. Talk about an inconvenient truth.) And don't try to fool yourself, we will all have to give an accounting of ourselves one day. What exactly are you going to say?

Sorry my friend, I visited both sites to see what he had to say and wound up even more disgusted in the whole arena called politics...

All that said, these are my opinions. It's inferred in my name and it is definitely in my nature to call it like I see it. And like my dear, sweet friend Sheila, we just agree to disagree.

Love Note to my Big Shooter: Thank you for always looking out for me when I don't feel great...and you feel worse then me. You're a saint. I am wondering if the cold meds have me all hyped up to type up?


[Somebody Loved] said...

oK girLfrieNd.

I was worried that you weren't airing your political steam because even though we agree to disagree... you are a genuinely nice person and worry about stepping on toes. But giRL it is oK to vent. You won't hurt my feelings. You can't come close to what I have suffered out of the mouth of my own father. WE believe a bit differently that is all. Thank heavens for diversity.

I don't condone abortion... I do believe in a woman's right to choose. I don't want a law to govern every move I make. I have a friend who was raped. She had the option to abort the pregnancy. She chose to complete her pregnancy and keep her little girl. I believe that a man should be punished for his own sins... if we mandate by law whether a woman has the right to choose... we are in effect following Satan's plan. Satan wanted God's children to be forced to do right.

I would like people to choose their paths and accept the consequences. I believe God's judgment is just and mans??? Not so much!

We have a problem of gigantic proportions in this country. We can't introduce a bill into congress without a million favors attached. In the good ole USA we really need to implement CLEAN bills. Not play the childish games. If this bill is approved? then I get this? and you get this?

I think ALL politicians are dirty.
I am just trying to make an educated decision on where I want our country to go now... after the BUSH screw-up! Frankly I see too much of BUSH in McCain. I also don't think Senator McCain will survive his term & Sarah Palin just doesn't cut it for me. Barack Obama is smart. When he speaks he makes sense. He has a Harvard law degree and I think he can do the job.


[Somebody Loved] said...

Darn it! where are my manners?

I forgot... are you oK? Your lovenote to BIG Shooter kind of says you are not feeling well and I guess BS is even worse. I am so sorry to hear that. If I was lucky enough to be your neighbor... I would bring you both some of my famous home-made chicken noodle soup.

I was sick for a month... and today and yesterday have been bad sinus days... so I totally sympathize with those that are feeling sick.
Get Well Soon!

Pat said...

I couldn't agree with you more! I'm sick of everyone tip-toeing around this man. He still has not even provided us with a birth certificate....was he really in Hawaii because of a sick grandma or was he trying to come up with a freshly made birth certificate saying he was born there......Hmmm, I doubt he was born there. I don't even see how he could be running for office here in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA....he doesn't care about helping this country.

Flea said...

Amen, sistah.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for saying all I have wanted to say. Soul Sis

Spoiled Mommy: My Life, My Stor! said...

Agree, agree, agree!

Suzanne said...

Totally eye opening!!!

I miss you!!! Hope you feel better soon!

FIL said...

SweetDIL,(Your quote)

He doesn't see a problem with women giving birth to live unwanted babies and allowing them to die naturally.

You can be smart,Speak nice and have a Harvard law degree, But there is still no excuse for backing these kind of things. This is way beyond a womans right to an abortion. This baby is outside the womb, breathing, crying and trying to survive. So call it what it is.

Guess you know how I'll vote.

Love Ya

Lady S said...

Amen!! We are in for a world of sorrow at the hands of this man. America is stupid if we elect this man into the chief's chair.

Jenni said...

Straight Shootin' is what we need more of, girl. I love this post.

S. A. Merritt said...

Some alternative viewpoints, and a few quotes from Obama himself:



Check into what he has to say before propagating what other people say about him.

FerLee said...

Thank you for ALWAYS shootin' it straight!!!

Amen, Amen & Amen again!!!

Vote...it's a week from today people!!!

WomanHonorThyself said...

brilliant work girl!..Indeed one week to go and this country may end as we know it..Pray and vote vote vote!..hugs!

heather said...

I'm reading this on Election Day and currently listening to McCain give his concession! I'm bawling like a baby!! This WILL NOT be a Country I wish to hand over to my children 4 years from now! BUT I WILL be able to look my SAVIOR in HIS eyes and say that I voted for LIFE!! I have NOTHING to be ashamed of!