Obama is a muslim. McCain's wife pops pills. Obama met a guy who was a 60's radical. McCain cheated on his wife. Obama didn't wear a flag pin.
WE'RE $53 TRILLION F*CKING DOLLARS IN DEBT, WE'VE LOST OUR MANUFACTURING BASE, OUR FOREIGN POLICY IS AN UNPRECEDENTED DISASTER, OUR CURRENCY IS WORTHLESS, HOUSING HAS CRASHED LIKE NEVER BEFORE, AND SOME OF YOU CARE ABOUT F*CKING FLAG PINS AND PILL POPPING WIVES?
America, if that's the case, is doomed. Ignorance has taken over. The brain-dead issue crowd, left and right, should be embarrassed and ashamed at their public ignorance . But I fear they are not, as they're too ignorant to realize how stupid and shallow they truly are. They are suckers, they are fools.
I like a good political argument, but one based on issues. I hate trivial crap like flag pins and spouses. That being the case, I wanted to get specific with you, loyal HP'ers and even the Bush/McCain trolls. I support Obama (reluctantly) over McCain because of these issues:
1) FOREIGN POLICY: The United States brand needs to be restored around the world. A nation of hope, dreams, morality and fairness, of hard work, honesty and integrity. George Bush and the Sith Lord Dick Cheney have done more damage to our reputation around the world in eight years than I ever thought possible. Trust me, I live 'over here', and we're hated. HATED. And rightly so. We've been arrogant, we've tortured, we've invaded sovereign nations on false pretenses, we're hypocrites, and we're frankly the neighborhood as*holes, and it's just getting worse. It's time for a major change. McCain is more of the same, if not worse, and even more hot-headed, arrogant and dangerous than Bush.
2) SUPREME COURT: McCain sees Alito, Scalia and Thomas as model justices for the Supreme Court, which will have two or three vacancies in the next four years. This makes him an unacceptable and dangerous candidate for the office of President in my eyes.
3) TAXES: McCain wants to give the rich another tax cut. Obama wants to give the middle class and poor a tax cut, while slightly raising taxes on "the rich" back to pre-Bush levels. I support Obama on this. It's immoral to put the burden of taxes on the people who can least afford it. I would like to see the entire tax system thrown away and the IRS abolished in favor of a consumption tax versus an income tax, but failing that, I'm for lower taxes on the middle class and higher taxes on people making over $250,000 a year, so is Obama. McCain is in the pocket of the rich and the corporations, funny for someone from the Party of God.
4) SOCIAL POLICY: Bush and Cheney have at every turn favored the rich and corporations, especially the oil companies and Military Industrial Complex, over the people. They and the GOP want into your bedrooms, your churches, your classrooms and your bodies. Obama has read the Declaration of Independence and US constitution, McCain either has not, or like Bush has chosen to ignore it. Gays and women have civil and legal rights even if you disagree with them, which Obama recognizes and McCain does not. This makes McCain unacceptable. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness"
5) PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES: Bush and Cheney illegally spy on Americans. They torture. And they were evil in the name of 'security' from bogeymen. They should be in jail pure and simple - they are traitors and criminals. McCain supports them. This makes him unacceptable.
I disagree with Obama and the Democrats on a whole host of issues, especially their desire to bail out housing gamblers and failing bankers with taxpayer money. I disagree with them strongly on social security and health care. But McCain is unacceptable as a candidate in my view. If he wins, I will re-dedicate myself and this blog (or another) to opposing him. However, I don't fear that. I believe in the American people, I believe they understand they were conned these past eight years, that McCain is just as bad if not worse, and I believe they'll do the right thing come November.
This election is the most important election in the past 50 years, if not more.
America is in trouble. Your kids, their kids, their kids and their kids may come to hate you.
It's time to say no more. It's time to take a stand. Or it's time to wither away.