Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Obama Change

I have to tell you. I don't get it. Certainly this was an election without a choice I could feel really good about, but, voting for Obama is beyond belief. I just do not get it. The clues are everywhere screaming, "Run hard, run fast!!".

Obama's past associations with loads of radical people. The missing gaps in his past history. The media's failure to probe and ask tough question. Heck, the media's cheer leading. The promise of higher taxes. The promise to not drill for oil in America. The Democrat's Party connection to the failure of Freddie and Fannie. Someone please explain why we are not allowed to read his college thesis!! The support of ACORN and their attempt to fix the election. The list goes on and on.

Two events really strike me though and are a certainly a predictor of coming events.

In his first press conference he slams Nancy Reagan. You have to be kidding me. Is Nancy Reagan some kind of threat to him? No. Is he comfortable making partisan attacks? I would say that is a rather obvious yes. In this instance he even invents some wild story about Nancy and seances to fit his slam. Of course he's been getting away with these inventions through the entire election cycle and he got away with this one too. No doubt though, partisan attacks against a former first lady, during a press conferences, truly represents change.

The second event is really troubling. Maybe I'm just sensitive because I live in Ohio, and I am against terrorists. I am speaking of the Democratic Party in Ohio going through the records of Joe Wurzelbacher (Joe the Plumber).

In support of the Obama campaign they participated in the smear by going through all of his state records to try and dig up dirt on Joe. What did Joe do? He wanted to know why working hard is going to be a penalty in the Obama administration and, he had the audacity of hope to put the question directly to Obama.

As if this breach of privacy isn't enough to make you truly angry, you need a little more context. Anyone remember the last 6 years and the outrage over Bush wire tapping the phones of terrorists? Osama has privacy rights, right?

Now we know. Wiretapping the phones of terrorists is bad. Combing the private records of a citizen challenging a presidential candidate is perfectly acceptable.

Fasten your seatbelts folks. It's going to be a bumpy ride.