Saturday, August 09, 2008

10 Real Good Reasons To Elect Barack Obama President

Too often is is far easy to simply be critical of opponent during an election campaign. But this doesn't really give any good reasons why one would support one candidate over the other. The fact of the matter is that voters should have some good reasons for voting for a candidate for president. Here's ten good ones:

One: Barack Obama has a 98percent positive voting record for labor and working people's issues according to the AFLCIO's Committee On Political Education(COPE) according to Union Review. Working people can put their full trust behind Obama to work on behalf of their interests. Just this last week, Barack Obama gave an excellent speech in which he articulated why he believes in labor unions and displayed a wide knowledge of their history and contributions to American society including the 40 hour work week, the end to child labor, good wages, health care benefits, and many other bonuses to the lives of workers that have helped to propel them to middle class status in American society.

Two: Barack Obama is trustworthy. He has had one solid marriage to one wife. He's a good family man. There has never been infidelity or an affair like his opponent.

Three: Barack Obama is young and has the energy and drive to do a great job as president.

Four: Barack Obama is an excellent manager who knows how to delegate responsibility to the right people to achieve results. It was absolutely amazing how the Obama Campaign was so well organized that it could topple the Clintons during the primary campaign, which was proof that Obama can delegate enough responsibility to achieve whatever results are needed.

Five: Barack Obama is blunt and honest about the facts. Barack Obama realizes that it would be up to a 10 year process of permits, exploration and work for any new oil drilling to provide even one drop of oil for American motorists. And some Wall Street oil analysts estimate that up to $250 billion of new investment would be required to pay for all of this as well. Instead of holding out this far fetched promise to his voters like his opponent, Barack Obama is offering a wider more forward looking and realistic energy policy where new oil drilling is not the main hope for making American oil independent.

Six: Barack Obama has a far wider education than his opponent. Barack Obama not only has a law school education, but taught constitutional law as a professor.

Seven: Barack Obama is ver7y smart. Barack Obama could have millions of dollars in business as a CEO or top manager, but has instead devoted himself to community and public service instead. This has been a great sacrifice on his behalf, but it proves where his values are.

Eight: Barack Obama has a vision for the country. His opponent's campaign ridicules Obama for having a vision on what he would do as president only because they lack a vision of their own. The Obama campaign offers comprehensive solutions to numerous issues on their campaign website and in policy papers.

Nine: Barack Obama is an agent of change. It won't business as usual at the White House with big interests able to bully the public or buy their way into power. Even in a Wall Street speech, Barack Obama bluntly told these powerful persons some things they didn't want to hear while at the same time holding out a strong hope to them of working hard to improve the economy so that everyone can share in the American dream, not just the wealthy and powerful. The Obama Campaign is all about hope for a better tomorrow for everyone. Everyone's invited to a partner in this new hope.

Ten: Barack Obama will appoint the right kind of judges based on their qualifications and not just their political ideology like the current president. As a constitutional law professor, Barack Obama understands the importance or preserving the U.S. Constitution and The Bill Of Rights. He is the candidate running for president whose educational and teaching background uniquely prepares him to make wise choices the head the nation's courts and make justice work again.

Need I say more?


At 2:41 PM, Blogger Jay Tea said...

Oh, where to begin? Well, how about point-by-point, like you did:

1) This is great if you happen to be a blind worshiper of unions. If, on the other hand, you
find yourself greatly disturbed by such union actions as the SEIU's imposition of a
$6.00/member "tax" on its locals for its PAC in violation of federal law (PAC contributions are supposed to be voluntary), then Obama's 98% approval rating is very, very troubling.

2) He's trustworthy to his wife? Great. Not planning on marrying him. But "trustworthy" as in "keeps his promises," then absolutely not. Just ask him about his pledges to Hillary
Clinton about retiring her campaign debt or to support the Senator Obama School in Kenya. Neither's seen a penny.

3) If he's so energetic, why does he have to keep saying his misstatements are because he's so tired on the campaign trail?

4) Funny how "running a campaign" has become a substitute for actual leadership and
management experience. And is this the same campaign that completely blew it over the
Landstuhl visit? The same campaign that had to replace two of the three people chosen to vet vice presidential candidates? What happened to his Muslim American Outreach guy? Why’s he so buddy-buddy with those former Weather Underground terrorists? Ever heard the name “Tony Rezko?” What kind of leadership did he exhibit when his church turned into a race-baiting temple of “blame whitey?” Where was his leadership in the Illinois legislature, when he voted “present” more than he voted “aye” or “nay?”

5) "Blunt and honest about the facts?" Get real. The guy can't even put together a coherent answer when a seven-year-old asks him why he wants to be president. “America is …, uh, is no longer, uh … what it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, I don’t want that future for my children.”

6) Funny, with all that education and scholarly qualifications, we don't have a shred of
documentation for what he actually did. No papers (not even while editor of the Law Review), no articles, no citations, nothing. And as far as being a great Constitutional scholar, look at his stance on the DC gun ban: he supported the ban, AND he supported the Supreme Court striking it down as unconstitutional. Some great scholar -- he cheerfully backs unconstitutional actions!

7) As with his scholarly record, I see very little actual evidence of his intelligence. He's
a great speaker (as long as he has his teleprompter handy) and a great campaigner (as long as he has a political machine behind him to back him up), but that's about it.

8) His "vision?" Please. As they say with birth control, "hope is not a method."

9) "Agent of change?" Change for the sake of change is not always good, and often bad. OK, so he'll stand up to big business. Great. Too bad he's bent over for big labor and its
Siamese twin, big crime.

10) Obama and judges? It is to laugh. Obama staunchly opposed the nomination of John
Roberts, whose qualifications were impeccable and whose performance thus far has been

Need you say more? No. Need you say something of substance? Please.


At 4:37 PM, Blogger Paul Hooson said...

Jay, while I agree with you that Justice John Roberts was greatly qualified to serve, his nomination by Bush was almost entirely based on his ideology as well as his work as a corporate lawyer for some major polluter corporations. Bush was no doubt hoping to use Roberts to weaken air and water pollution laws as well as other corporate restraints on bad business practices. There was good reason to oppose tipping the ideological balance of the court in favor of someone who might oppose current air and water pollution rules and encourage more corporate pollution.

Jay, I thought part of your concern about the Olympics was the pollution problems there? Or is air and water pollution okay as long as someone with your ideology like a Chief Justice Roberts might encourage more air and water pollution right here in the U.S. instead?

As a defender for some of the worst polluter corporations, Roberts' career here was a legitimate reason to oppose his nomination to the court in my view.

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