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Thursday, August 21, 2008

You have got to be kidding

I just saw a commercial for Barack Obama. It said that McCain was wanting to send billions of dollars over to Iraq for oil. It also says that McCain backed Bush's economic plans 95% of the time. The last thing it said was that McCain wants to continue to spend $10billion a month on the war in Iraq.

I don't think that Obama's campaign has been paying too much attention to what has been going on.

As far as the war in Iraq goes, this is just one battle ground on the War on Terror, and no one wants to spend any more money or, more importantly, lives than we have to to ensure our victory is sustained there. McCain supports this war because it needs to be fought. We can't just pull out of Iraq like some people want us to. It would let utter chaos reign over in the Middle East. It would allow Iran to just come on into Iraq and be the richest country over there. And we know how they feel about us. Besides, didn't we just reach an agreement with Iraq to begin pulling the majority of our troops out? Granted, that agreement does allow for troops to remain in Iraq to help with security, but it does include a flexible target date for the withdrawal. So, what is Obama flapping about? Isn't this what the democrats have been whining about for the past year? These people can never be happy unless the idea comes from them.

Now for the oil issue. Isn't McCain the one who has been saying that we need to drill for our own oil here? I believe that he said that at Saddleback again. Very emphatically. McCain also says that we need to explore other forms of energy. He supports nuclear power, which, by the way, is not anywhere nearly as bad as everyone seems to think it is. The Navy has been operating nuclear power plants for 50 years with no major issues. Obama wants us to get totally off oil. He says he will support limited drilling, but truly wants us to get off the oil. I have said it before, we need to attack this issue on all fronts.

As far as supporting Bush's economic plan, shoot yes he should have. At Saddleback he stated that he doesn't wish to raise anybody's taxes. Bush allowed us to keep more of the money we earn each and every day. So, yes, I support them too. Obama has stated over and over again that he wishes to raise taxes. He wants to raise taxes on the "Big Oil Companies". What he doesn't seem to realize is that this would do nothing but raise the high price of gas that we are already paying. Companies consider all of their expenses when they set their prices. Taxes are an expense. Why is it so hard to understand this seemingly simple idea? He says he will only raise taxes on the rich. Well, when asked what income made someone rich, Obama said $250,000. McCain said that there were a lot of people who work 12 to 16 hours a day that would be considered rich and then jokingly said $5million.

I know for a fact, that Obama will lead this country in a way that would make us more vulnerable than we will ever have been. Just look at everything that has gone on this past 1 1/2 years. Pelosi and Reid both said that the war in Iraq was not winnable, already lost. We are sustaining our WIN. Pelosi called a recess and walked out of the House of Representatives with a call for a vote on off shore drilling being called for. She doesn't care about us. She has even said that it is her job to save the world and that Obama was sent by God. Obama has a record that is far more liberal than either of these two people. As far as saving the world, since when is it one person's job. God made the earth and it has been around a lot longer than we have. Only He has the power to save or destroy it. I am getting tired of this "holier than thou" attitude that most democrats seem to have. They are no better than any of the rest of us. Enough said.

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