Monday, February 4, 2008

A Rational Look at Obama

English: Barack Obama, the 44th President of t...
Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States 
Its useful to keep in mind that the voting public would never have heard of Obama if his white opponent in the Democratic primary for Senator from Illinois had not imploded and the Republicans then chose Alan Keyes, an outsider who didn't have a chance. Up to this point, Obama was just an obscure Illinois senator who had never distinguished himself.

At one point, he ran against Representative Bobby Rush and was soundly defeated. His ambition to become President, however, was undaunted as you are now aware. We in Rush's district felt that the had nothing to offer then and that sentiment remains the same.

One you examine this person thoroughly, as a rational individual, you will come to the same conclusion.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Wake up Young People

It is being said that young people are being invigorated by the campaign of Obama. My question is to what end.

Here are some issues that young people need to be absolutely clear on.
1. the Social Security system is going broke and will be broke by the year 2032.
2. In order to deal effectively with terrorists you need a strong military that is second to none.
3. Health care is not a right. The constitution does not state health care as being a right that all citizens are entitled to.
4. The federal government is directly implicated in driving up the cost of higher education by subsidizing the colleges and universities and allowing them to keep their endowments and therefore expand useless classes and build buildings rather that concentrate on their true mission.

These are just a few issues. I will be expanding on these and others in future. Obama is wrong on each of these issues or has not dealth with them. He is a millionnaire and lives in a mansion in an exclusive part of Chicago. He has invested his money in the private sector. You can bet your last dollar that he would not let politicians determine his future and that of his children and neither should you.