Well lets see... I'm voting against higher taxes. I'm voting against killing the unborn. I'm voting against giving condoms to elementary school students. I'm voting against surrender in the midst of victory. I'm voting against massive government spending. I'm voting against massive expansion of government. I'm voting against a 1990's attitude towards terrorism and national security. I'm voting against giving reckless dictators even the time of day without preconditions. And I'm voting against destroying our economy on the idiotic advice of a recluse who can't practice what he preaches.
Well the theme of the post was outlining what I'm voting against... and I'm not a republican because, in case you haven't noticed, many republicans want to do some of the things listed in my post. But the difference is that nearly ALL democrats want to do ALL of the things listed in my post.
Politics and religion tend to be discussions in which nobody genuinely listens. I imagine this will go the same. None the less, the video was a bit too over the top to be funny, but it definately lines out the Democratic party views. I wonder if there's a counter to it being made somewhere by the Republicans... or even the Independents for that matter.
Seems to me that in the last 2 years consumer confidence has plummeted, pork barrel projects have increased, unemployment has risen, and economic growth has nearly stopped all together. Is it a coincidence that the body of government most responsible for all of this was taken over by the democratic party 2 years ago?
It may be funny to some but its quite obviously a political video and is actually quite offensive as it says that anyone who is a republican or votes republican doesn't want a cure for aids or breast cancer, implies that republicans are racist and put minorities in prison, and on and on and on...
(Disclaimer: I don't think that Steph intended to offend anyone)
I've been waiting weeks to get ELAH from Netflix. TYPICAL Corporate Crap. Anything worth seeing is hidden from the public. They prob'ly have only ten copies in Florida. I'll bet it was already taken off the new release wall at Blockbuster too.
They did the same thing with Michael Moore's "Faherheit 9/11" DVD back in the day. They tried AND Succeeded in making sure that it was released after the election except he sued them and won.
That video is an accurate description of the democratic and liberal stereotype of republicans. It also is a great depiction of what it is like to discuss issues with democrats. You get no answers for anything other than throw money at it. The best part was the crack about the woman wanting to know if her food was genetically altered..minutes after the stupid reference to stem cell research. So I guess it is not acceptable to alter a cucumbers genes, but it is permissible to alter a humans. Stem cell research is still going on, just not funded by the government. And I bet if you did a survey at walmart you would find a lot more democrats buying cheap stuff from china, and they are the same ones going home and bitching about losing their manufacturing jobs. I am voting Republican and the mentality behind this video is one reason why.
Okay, WC, I've watched the video, and I think it is the conservative talk radio talking points again in video form. I was especially fond of the
"Over 20 years of: Racist Marxist Quasi-Christian Antisemitic
I don't think I'm pointing out the obvious, but, with the possible exception of "Marxist", does this not describe the vast majority of our nation's history?
Admittedly, for once in a long time, I haven't decided well in advance of the election who I'm voting for, but I found nothing in the video that would make me vote against Obama...and I'm somewhat disappointed in the Republican establishment that is running an anti-Obama campaign rather than a pro-McCain campaign because I actually like McCain. He is one of the few politicians I have a great deal of respect for because of his independence (although it is less evident now).
You mean I can't just post a video and leave? haha I suppose a few words are in order.
I don't necessarily agree with the video I posted. I posted it, however, to counteract the first video posted by steph. Just thought I'd drop another video into the mix, that's all.
And yes Peter, I too haven't decided for whom I'll vote. The big thing pulling me toward McCain is the fact that the next president will help influence several of our next chief justices. Other than that, I disagree with his middle-of-the-road approach to some issues that are important to me.
In any case, I am very interested to see what vice-presidents are picked by both candidates. I suspect that if Obama choses Clinton they will win the race hands-down. I'm curious to see McCain's pick.
I would hope our next president wouldn't influence any justices
But, if you mean that he will appoint the next justice or justices, then, yes, that is always a big concern for me. Actually, this is one area where I would think McCain would be reasonable in his appointments, unlike our current appointer-in-chief who has had some difficulty.
I'm not so sure about that. Obama has a lot to overcome (being black, Muslim once upon a time, etc.). Hillary, well, about 1/3 of the country just hates her, 1/3 loves her, and 1/3 couldn't care less.
He needs someone who is really, really likable. Like Mark: Obama/Knowles. Now there's a ticket I could vote for. But not too likable lest he be offed just to promote the VP, which has got to be a concern anyway, in all seriousness.
But, Roberts wasn't his real pick, was he? When Harriet fell through, then he picked Roberts, or was Harriet before Alito??? I can barely remember anymore. In an event, there's not been a good track record w/Justices or Attorneys General.
Well let me put it this way, no one can truly see someone's "heart" and determine if they really love and follow the Lord, but from where I stand Mr. Obama is not a Christian.
Unless by "christian" you mean he believes God exists and believes Jesus lived and died.
I think there were some very telling remarks he's made during debates that has clearly dileanated himself apart from Christianity, at least in my mind.
In fact, I think he said a few things on the topic at the debate at Messiah College- college politico, do you know anything about this?
A person's faith isn't reason enough to vote or not vote them into an office, so that's not an issue for me. I was just making clear my opinion of his faith since that's the topic that was brought up in these videos and discussions.
Well I have read part of his memoir and he says he was raised by a Christian mother and converted to Christianity as an adult after a bout of drug use. Why does he need to lie about his faith? He could be Jewish or Muslim and it should not matter. I think he has no reason to lie. I just never want to say someone is not a Christian if they believe that they are. That is between them and their God.
It is fine if you do not feel he is Christian, I am not upset about it. I am just telling you about what I read. I think these videos are a little silly and not to be taken seriously. There are a lot of things being said in both videos that I would not listen too. The first one is funny, the second one about Obama is almost a little racist. Honestly I think people still have problem with someone who has a Middle Eastern name or anyone who is Black being in leadership. By the way Ralph Nader is Lebanese, but since he is not a Muslim I guess people are okay with that. There are many Christian Middle Eastern people with names similar to Muslims and I know this because my grandpa happens to be one. Barack's grandpa was a Muslim yes, but why all the speculation about his faith. I think the fact he has a Middle Eastern/Muslim sounding name makes people prejudiced against him. This is why I do not like politics, it gets too debating.
The moderators ask a lot of incredibly stupid and stereotypical "Christian" questions (like "do you think God wants you to be president") but they also ask important and informative questions. Overall I thought it was a crappy forum full of softball questions intended on making the candidates look more "Christian" and both Hillary and Obama still performed laughably... but thats just my opinion.
I decided I would not be voting for Obama, because of all the issues the people are causing, the reverse racism, the sensationalism of this campaign has been.. well, it's taxing on a person who has no care what the color or gender of a candidate is but wants to see a campaign based on merits and comprehensive plans for their time in office.
The overall impression of the campaign prior to Billary's withdrawal from active candidacy, from my point of view, was that we as a people should vote for either a woman or an African American.
Forget their policies, their track record thus far in their current political positions, choose between voting in a woman or a black man, because those are the real important choices, right?
I just wanted to clarify that I meant nothing by my original post with respect to the candidates or political parties. I laugh at both sides of the spectrum.... (my husband and I are opposite parties just to the side of the center, so fair game!)
Wow I'm so glad those tolerant liberals called m a racist, sexist, bigot just for being a Republican I was also happy to learn I hate clean water, and wanted to send little children to war. On top of that this liberal tolerance also showed me that I am just an awful person who doesn't care about our children or our country. Thank you to whoever made this video for firing up conservatives across the country and getting them behind the effort to defeat Obama. I don't think we need four years of this type of "tolerance."
I am sure you will win your war on terror, just quell fear wherever you go, and see how many people you scare shitless. Simply ban the emotion of fear, and police people's emotions as you violate their rights again and again, in country after country (including your own), while you become the thing you originally sought to destroy. Looks like Bin Laden got what he wanted. Bin Laden resembles that cruel assasin that started WWI (the one from the history books). He's got Americans fighting other Americans, which is exactly what he wanted.
There will be no police state. Sorry to dissapoint you.
You and yours will be out of power soon, and after that happens there will be initiated a productive, honest, somewhat transparent effort to fight terrorists, not "terror" (w/e the hell that is).
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