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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

 
Obama v. McCain

Hey GOP! Thanks for nothing! I would also like to thank - as MSNBC puts it - the Elite Whites around the country for coming out in support of Obama. Did anyone else find it hilarious how fast this election turned race related? I maen if it's going to happen - let's let the fucking big bear out of the closet and have a long look in the mirror at ourselves as a country. It's about time we came to grips with how racist this place really is... and the mongolization of the parties and voting lines is one more thing that can heal us moving forward.

The story after Obama takes down the Hillanator in Wisonsin, PA, Ohio, and maybe even Texas....will be how much Republicans love Obama. Shit, I like Obama. But let's get some things straight here. He isn't a Republican. And at the end of the day - Obama is not going to have MY interests at heart. A Middle class white male is not at the top of the Democratic agenda. And...so until I lose my legs, impoverish myself, or become a big brother I'll be pulling the Republican lever. But...I vote for what I want and what I want is to prosper. A Democrat in office does not serve my interests as well as a Republican.

There are several issues that - on the right side of the aisle - I always disagree with Democrats on: taxes, free trade, fiscal responsibilty, and civil liberties (I actually agree with them on this but it's an issue that I want to talk about). So let's take a look.

Obama actually wants to issue a tax cut to the poor and the old, once elected. While this has never been pure stimulus in the past - - I'm all for tax cuts...even if sometimes they aren't for me. However, once a Dem always a Dem, and he won't take away any money from his annual budget so he has to get it elsewhere. He hasn't said where but if it falls in the 90k-150k range - I'm gonna be a bit fucking pissed. Hopefully it'll be the Uberrichies but...with a Democrat...you never know.

The flat tax is what I'm in favor of across the board. If you buy a yacht it should cost you quite a bit more in sales tax - if you buy bread - there shouldn't be any tax. If you buy a German car - be prepared to pay a lot more. If you buy a Chevy welcome to the gov't's good graces. See where I'm going here...? We fought a revolution over taxes. Before FDR's New Deal, tax in this country was at 13%. Then we made the middle class and taxes went to 35% across the board. I pay nearly 40% of my income in tax. I need a harbor to throw some fucking tea in. McCain will not hike taxes on my brackett so I'm all for that sort of thinking. Checkmark McCain there...

McCain is pro corporate cuts and we find that these cuts stimulate the economy more often than poor people and old people cuts. I weigh on the side of the GOP in terms of survival of the fittest and I doubt seriously that Barack will get any support from the left on tax cuts or if the agenda will pass through without every Republican hanging an ornament on it for tax cuts across the board... causing constituent floods and once again - - nothing gets done. Also McCain is pro-flat tax and he is also not in favor of bailing out all the dumb fuck McMansion buyers that are now foreclosing on their homes. Barack on the other hand wants a 20-30 Billion dollar forclosed home bailout plan...not so that these people can pay it back...but so that they can keep their BMW and 4 bedroom 3 bath in Columbia. That sounds like a Republican to me...but it also smells of fiscal irresponsibility - - and that is all Democrat.

I'm also not a huge fan of Barack's free trade policy. Free trade saves lives. Free trade stops war. Free trade while moving American jobs overseas, keeps us competitive internationally. If we had to pay a high school graduate in America to do any technical job that we export overseas to India, we would be stuck with a big cereal bowl full of legos and our high school grad smoking weed and playing video games instead of working. The globalization of today's market and economies are going to happen. Shit they've already happened. America is 3rd in the world now for consumption and with China and India developing a middle class along with countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Singapore becoming the new Eastern Block America has never been more irrelevant since pre-19th century. The dollar will be taken off the standard price of oil and possibly gold. This means we have to wait in line and we have to internationalize EVEN more. Obama's desire to renegotiate NAFTA will be a hindrance on any progress made by our companies to progress innovation. McCain is for free trade and so am I.

Civil Liberties are where I have an issue with the GOP. McCain's resigning of the Patriot Act didn't thrill me but... Obama won't be able to suppress it's reconception if elected. It's in place until 2010 and I have a strong feeling (i'll explain in a minute) that Obama's governing ability by the 2nd year of his term will have diminished to the point of a whisper and whoever the new Speaker of the House is at that point will be running more of the show than any liberal president. So...unfortunately...the Patriot Act lives on and the country slides further into a gray area of freedom. Advantage Obama but - mute at best - hell that would be advantage Nader in my book.

My largest concern about the soon-to-be DNC nominee is that he isn't yet fit to lead us into a land of prosperity out of the land of pilfering and pain. He's young, he has limited leadership, and his foreign affairs abilities can't hold a candle to McCain...or Hillary for that matter... I mean would anyone have minded Bill Clinton being an ambassador to any foreign country. That panty dropper would have an MGM Grand in Iran by the end of '09 and 4th of July parades in North Korea in '10. But Obama just doesn't scream presidential to me. Charismatic? Yes. Appears Strong? Possibly. But... ready for President...I don't see how the ex-Chicago DA makes that kind of leap.

Unfortunately, my prediction is that Obama will be elected President. Unless the Ragin Cajun switches sides of the aisle and McCain raises the ghost of Lincoln or Reagan to be his VP, Obama will slaughter McCain. The issues are too close. The country wants change. They see McCain as a "maverick republican" and that's like calling a daisy a "violent flower". He will be elected if for any other reason than a person like me would more likely vote for Obama than McCain at this point...but only if McCain reaches so far to the right for VP that he makes agenda promises based on religion and repressing gay initiatives. That would be a dagger to the heart for McCain. McCain may have to appeal so far to the right that he would take moderate Republicans and Independents and forget about the date that brought him to the dance. And that's sort of what he is going to have to do.

Obama's lack of experience and political prowess will in my opinion, make him a lame duck President. Let's imagine for a moment that Barack wins. As soon as he takes office...what allies does he have for cabinet positions? Who does he take as Chief of Staff... Ted Kennedy? I mean we haven't seen any political alignment from him as far as committees and his cabinet may be one of the most hodge podged "Have you heard of this guy for Secretary of Defense?" cabinets in history. He will be handled like a puppet by the entire DNC and all that charisma and radical tendency will get toned down to a whimper. I mean shit... at least Kennedy had his brother and best friend running his office... Obama... who knows? He's no Kennedy I'll tell you that much. Without a DNC congress we may be looking at the next Jimmy Carter...but hell... America likes a good story.

Anyway - - if you haven't been following this so far...I'm sorry. And now you really should follow this...especially come November when you get to see two really good orators go toe to toe.

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