Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Debate

Ugh. That was ugly. And I'm sure all the scary stuff Obama said last night has fallen on deaf ears amongst those who worship him. That is the worst part.

Look. I don't like McCain. I don't agree with a good percentage of the things he believes in. I think he is TOO FAR LEFT to be the Republican nominee. That's what I don't get about Obama's campaign. They keep screaming he's another Bush. He is DEFINITELY NOT another Bush. But he hasn't made that abundantly clear and so the masses of Obama worshippers blindly repeat it over and over. However. McCain does not support Socialism. That is enough for me to vote for him. Socialism is not right for our country. It has not worked around the world. Obama's point? It's not fair that the rich are rich and the poor are poor. And he's right. It's not fair. But is it fair to FORCE wealthier Americans to support people who are probably not doing all they can to support themselves? No, that's not fair either. Face it, LIFE is not fair. I for one do not want to be forced to support lazy people. I don't mind helping people who really need it. But I WILL NOT be told I have to.

See for yourselves

so·cial·ism           Listen to the pronunciation of socialism
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a
: a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b: a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
: a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done
Just one more step along the path to Communism. I thought we all agreed back in the Cold War that Communism was unacceptable.

What I find most interesting? When you go to the page there's an ad to support Obama. Hmmmm....

Anyway - here's my thoughts on the debate.

McCain just isn't doing a very good job pointing out the scary things about Obama. And it HAS TO come from him cause the media sure isn't doing it.

I like the fact that he is so confident about his record, but seriously. Do voters really research that stuff? It's too time consuming. Every election we need to have an UNBIASED place where we can go see everything right there in one place. I want to see what bills they voted on, how they voted, and most importantly WHY they voted that way. A lot of times they will vote against a bill because of all the CRAP that gets stuffed into them. Then they are blasted for voting against a particular aspect of the bill, when they would have supported it without all the unnecessary stuff in it.

Another thing. I was getting angry last night because neither one could answer a question without spending half their talking time putting down the other. A debate is so the American people get a chance to hear your views on the issues and make an informed decision about who they are going to vote for based on those views. Y'all can sling mud all day long at your rallys. And it IS important to hi-light the scary or bad things about a candidate. But it is also important to make sure the public understands your stance on an issue.

The other thing that bothers me - we have taken the whole Republican vs Democrat thing to extremes. There are about 15 other people on the ballot for President. And they stand NO CHANCE IN HELL of getting in to office. Because no one knows crap about them. I am tired of just having two legitimate choices, especially in a year like this one where neither of them impress me. I would like to see the overblown crap (ie the national conventions and such) taken down to scale. I would like to see EVERY candidate get an equal amount from the public to campaign and I would like to see private donations be limited and I would like to see everyone represented at the debates. I know, wishful thinking.

Let me also make another thing clear. If Obama were supporting the other side of the issues (ie the Conservative side) I would vote for him. In a heartbeat. If he wasn't a raving Socialist, I might consider voting for him in this election. Because I am not a fan of McCain. And because we DO need change. But he IS a raving Socialist and I WILL NOT be voting for him.