Barack Obama is a smooth talking, slow walking con man. He’s raised lots of money, which he’s used to deliver a mind numbing mantra that has sucked in a lot of marks. If you’re one of them and you haven’t yet voted, this Mouse suggests that you reconsider. If your vote has already been bought and paid for and your mind is closed, well, stop reading right now. You’re dead meat. Furthermore, if you’re one of those people who simply won’t read anything that doesn’t agree with your own narrow opinion, you can also stop reading. I’m just presenting my views here.
The public, weary from eight years of Bush, is ripe for a con job. That’s what you’re getting from Obama and you’re not going to like the results. You know it in your heart of hearts. Obamamania is merely a symptom of Anti-Bush Syndrome. However, is electing this smooth talking, panacea promising neophyte just for retribution not something that can and will backfire right in your vindictive faces?
I hear intelligent people defending Obama with non-sequiturs. Why? Because they cannot defend him with facts. Here’s an example of such an exchange:
A. Friend: I’m tired of defending Obama against charges of socialism when Bush has given $700 billion to the wealthy.
Me: What does what Bush did have to do with what Obama is?
A. Friend: [Alludes to my response being racist.]
Cool. When you speak nonsense and someone questions it, merely accuse them of racism to close the conversation. A time honored tactic of the bleeding heart leftaroos. I meant that Obama, by virtue of his voting and past performance, is a socialist, and that whatever Bush might have done has nothing to do with that intrinsic aspect of Obama’s orientation. Of course, Obama is a socialist! This is not a “charge”, it’s a fact! Why are his supporters so fearful of his reputation giving him away? Are they merely blinded by the light?
Oh, yeah. They say the same thing about me. I can’t see the light. You’re right, folks. I cannot buy into some nebulous concept of “change” from an untried slickster who talks out of both sides of his mouth.
Change for change’s sake—a well calculated plan to capitalize on national malaise. How can anybody not see through the Obama campaign’s dastardly plot? As mass psychologists, they have correctly gleaned that this country has been in short-term mode for a long time. We’ll vote blindly for whichever Dr. Feelgood promises us instant sweetness, without concern for the long-term effects of our impulsive action.
What gets me is that there are many people not voting for John McCain for two reasons that don’t make much sense. One is that he will be “just like Bush” and the other is that Sarah Palin is not qualified to be president if McCain dies in office, which a lot of them are saying is an almost certain thing.
What is this bullshit about McCain “voting with Bush 95% of the time”? Bush doesn’t vote. What kind of crap are you people listening to? McCain voted with his party 76% of the time, whereas Obama voted with his party 99% of the time. Obama speaks of “reaching across the aisle” to unite us, but he has no history of actually having done so. McCain has, most notably with McCain-Finegold and McCain-Kennedy, in which he co-wrote legislation with two seriously dyed-in-the-wool Democrats.
And Palin…what’s the deal? What, precisely, makes her less qualified to act as President than Obama? Is her midwestern accent unpalatable to you East Coast liberals? Do Obama’s 146 days in the Senate, mostly voting for ultra-liberal legislation and running for president, qualify him any better for executive office than does running a state government? Has he ever held any executive responsibility? He has spent most of his political career running for office. Is there anything significant in his past that suggests that he is a leader? Oh, he was the first black editor of Harvard Law Review? What the hell good is that, other than as a feather in his personal cap? Obama himself is the deal breaker for me. Not only is his political orientation antithetical to mine but also he is naive and I do not want another Jimmy Carter “earn while you learn” administration. Please tell me why Obama is more qualified to run this country than Palin? WHY? Because he says so? Because the mainstream media says so? A comparison of their historical responsibilities sure as hell doesn’t say so!
I will do anything to prevent an irreversible turn toward socialism. The combination of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid is very scary, especially if the Bush backlash impels stupid voters bent on retribution to the extent that they blindly check the boxes of lesser qualified candidates to elect a Democrat super-majority in the senate. Al Franken—AL FRANKEN—is a viable candidate for U.S. Senate only because of these short-term thinkers. I cannot just assume the passivist position that “if they screw things up, they’ll be out in four years.” I maintain that they can and will screw things up beyond repair and that the effects will be with us for decades, if not permanently. With the president and the congress firmly in their grasp, they’ll control two branches of government, and then they’ll make enough liberal judicial appointments to control the judicial branch, too. Obama has posited that he wants judges with “empathy” for the downtrodden–at the expense of fairness–so you can count on de facto anti-capitalist legislation from the bench. By my count, that’s all three branches of Federal government, and that’s complete control by some dangerous people. If we wind up with a Euro-style, socialist, stagnant economy, your kids and grandkids will never know the life we have known. I think that’s within reach of this band of brothers; I don’t think it’s an alarmist exaggeration.
What I really don’t undestand is how people who I respect, people who are presumably highly intelligent, can buy into Obama’s melifluous mantra. They’re too intelligent to react to the hot-button issues that suck in the masses, although I know a few anti-religion folks who would do anything in their power to impede any candidate who admitted to going to church. (They’ll make an excuse for Obama’s support for faith based charities, which he agreed to in the name of more slick vote buying.) I have to think that they’ve turned off their bullshit detectors and they have entered Suspension of Disbelief Mode.
It seems that the populace is ready for that pied piper to come along and promise anything he thinks they want to hear. They’re buying a fancy looking used car without looking under the hood. It’s kind of mass denial. Why are they allowing themselves to be blindly led off this cliff, like lemmings? I can see the vacuousness in Obama, and I am just a mouse of average intelligence. He is smooth, slick, and nicely packaged. But what does he really have to offer, aside from the handouts he promises? If he gets elected, which seems likely thanks to the panacea seeking electorate, I’m going to stick my hand out just as far as everybody else’s. I’ll take my de facto payoff, even if I didn’t vote for him. I’ll do it without any conscience pangs because I don’t have a progeny to worry about.
In spite of the polls reflecting this national mania, I will not give up. I will vote for John McCain tomorrow with a clear conscience, for your progeny’s benefit. It might not make me very popular at tony, liberal, New York and D.C. cocktail parties, but I don’t get any invitations to them, anyway.