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Why I Support Barack Obama

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Very shortly, the Democrats will choose their nominee for the general election. While he has lagged behind for much of the year, Barack Obama is now in real contention to win in Iowa and ride that momentum to victory. In nominating Obama, Democrats have a once in a lifetime change to alter America’s politics.

The main criticism against Obama has been that he is too inexperienced. But a long resume, and decades of experience is simply no guarantee of a good performance once in office.

Just ask James Buchanan, John Quincy Adams, or Herbert Hoover (remember learning about them in history class?). Their resumes were as deep as any, but they accomplished nothing in office. Hoover is famous for presiding over the first years of the Great Depression, while Adams accomplished more as a congressman fighting slavery late in his life than he ever did as a President. The worst of the lot is Buchanan, who let the Union crumble around him in the 1850s.

What the electorate should look for in a President is vision and judgment. I strongly believe that Obama has those qualities. His address at the 2004 Democratic convention showed he believes strongly in personal responsibility, honesty in government, and better access to healthcare. He is a fresh face who wants to move beyond the intense partisanship of the Clinton and Bush years, and has reached across the aisle, even to conservatives like Sam Brownback and Todd Coburn. For Americans who are tired of being divided by Karl Rove and Machiavellian political strategists, Obama represents the best chance for a new politics of civility and purpose.

The most important issue for many Americans right now is the war in Iraq. During the run-up to the war in Iraq — when Bush’s approval ratings were through the roof — Obama gave an extremely prescient speech, declaring that the “invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al Qaeda.”

For much of the campaign, Obama has been dismissed as “naïve and frankly irresponsible” by some of the very politicians who could not — or would not — see what a terrible misadventure Iraq would become. This summer, Obama incurred considerable criticism when he stated that he was willing to meet with America’s enemies in the first year of his Presidency. His competitors continued the pile-on after he said that he was willing to order troops into the mountains of Pakistan to fight the real war against al Qaeda.

But it is clear now that the hackneyed foreign policy dictums of a handful of elites — the same elites who lobbied so ardently for the war in Iraq — cannot suffice any longer. America needs someone to negotiate with our adversaries if it is ever to get out of Iraq, and someone to take them on when necessary, even if the Washington foreign policy establishment doesn’t always agree. Barack Obama is that man.

At the same time, we face tremendous domestic challenges. In the next years we will have to decide what to do about illegal immigration, how to fix social security, and send our children to world-class schools. All of this will require the openness and honesty that Obama has in such abundance, not to mention the ability to bring Americans together across partisan lines, something which none of Obama’s competitors can do as effectively.

Clearly, the same old politics isn’t addressing America’s many problems. The country desperately needs a new politics, and a new generation of leadership. Obama is capable of bridging the partisan divide in this country, and bringing a fresh set of eyes to the political quagmire in Washington. For those reasons, I’m proud to support Barack Obama for President in 2008.

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  • qlinderman

    OBAMA FOR PRESIDENT “2008”
    We are ready for CHANGE! :-)

  • Eric Priestley

    Hilliary Clinton’s argument of Obama being inexperienced is a fallacy of False Analogy. Obama should argue–and I don’t know why he hasn’t, that Clinton’s “experience”–10 fifteen years, we’re not certain of the number is even more reason to support Obama. Because after such a long period of time if Clinton(anybody)comes up with the wrong solution(specifically her vote for the war in Iraq), then the addage “study long=study wrong” applies. All that time invested in coming up with an error–one which we may point out cost the needless death of thousands of American lives. And she still doesn’t get it. So it certainly does not follow logically. Obama, on the other hand was against the war from the start and voted so.

  • Eric Priestley

    Hilliary Clinton’s argument of Obama being inexperienced is a fallacy of False Analogy. Obama should argue–and I don’t know why he hasn’t, that Clinton’s “experience”–10 fifteen years, we’re not certain of the number is even more reason to support Obama. Because after such a long period of time if Clinton(anybody)comes up with the wrong solution(specifically her vote for the war in Iraq), then the addage “study long=study wrong” applies. All that time invested in coming up with an error–one which we may point out cost the needless death of thousands of American lives. And she still doesn’t get it. So it certainly does not follow logically. Obama, on the other hand was against the war from the start and voted so.

    Lead up at the front

  • http://pointlessannointed.blogspot.com/ Colin

    fallacy of False Analogy

    What a great line! Can I nick it and put it in a song?

  • http://www.morethings.com/photo_gallery_index.htm Al Barger

    Not to put too fine a point on it, but this article is just a lot of nonsense. There’s nothing here about what a President Obama would actually do, except that he would talk to our enemies. Wow! Cause we certainly don’t have envoys and diplomats and conferences and stuff now.

    This whole thing hinges on the wishful thinking that bad guys will be as overwhelmed as silly American liberals are by Obama’s apparently amazing charisma and stop doing bad things. Cha, right.

    Beyond that, this article doesn’t give any hint of any particular thing that Obama would do. There’s nothing about an Obama tax plan that would help the country, or an idea for re-structuring Social Security. Nothing to this but meaningless drivel about vision and change.

    That’s all fine when he’s working up an inspirational speech for some homeless beggers in a Chicago soup kitchen, but it’s really not going to do squat for actually running a government.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Al, I was thinking the same thing. This reads like a campaign ad, big on rhetoric but short on substance.

    I like Obama a lot, but I wanted to see some concrete facts to support why a vote for him is good for the country. How exactly, for example, does he plan to bridge the partisan divide? How will he reform Social Security? And so forth.

    (BTW, I can’t vote in the election but I do live here, so America’s choice of president will affect me directly and I intend to have as much indirect say in the process as I can. Thank you for your indulgence.)

  • The Obnoxious American

    I think Obama is the most compelling candidate of this election season, on both sides of the aisle. That said, it would be a huge mistake to elect him. Compelling doesn’t always equal good, and he simply doesn’t have the experience, and more importantly the worldlyness to be the CEO of the country.

    Maybe in a few years when dreams of universal healthcare and nanny governmentism is out of his head.

    Regardless, I would be very surprised if he won the primary. Don’t forget, while those of us on the coasts don’t think racism exists anymore, leave the sanctity of the melting pot cities and people just don’t like African Americans. I think a large portion of Americans simply wont vote for the man because of his color. It’s a shame, especially considering that he’s the best African American presidential candidate thus far. But as the old joke goes, a vote for obama would actually be a vote for his vice president.

  • kmarti

    There was one comment I partially agreed with. The writer said American liberals are overwhelmed by Obama’s obvious charisma. Much like they were when good old William Clinton took office. The difference is that our senses have been programed with negative steriotypes of Black men, people are astounded that Senator Obama can express himself intellegently. He has an edgucated Black wife. My goodness it’s almost like looking at an alien being.

    I can’t blame a voter for wanting to see the plans for the next four years. But would we really understand it. Our job is to judge whether this candidate is a lier? Will he be controlled by special interest? Will he ultimately become part of the hypocrisy that is destroying America? I don’t think so. I feel like this man will be the president that will go against the norm and give us results. We are here to judge his character, and his ability to stand up when he needs to.

  • s.smith

    In response to some of the comments here. As an African American, I must say a lot of Caucasion Americans are not liked either. Franky, I am sick and tired of only having the good old boy establishment politicians,polished,professional crooks to vote for.The lesser of two evils from a black persons point of view. Racism still very much exist in America just ask someone on the receiving end. We need someone that has not been corrupted by greed, follows the constitution and puts the people first. If that sounds like you then you have my vote-otherwise- it’s Obama-. No candidate has presidential experience-but many have hidden agendas. They said the same about JFK. What are we afraid of?-getting rid of the bankers and corp. puppets. I am sick of the Bush/Clinton Fascist dynasty. A vote for Clinton means more Bushism.

  • JustOneMan

    In response to some of the comments here. As a White American, I must say a lot of Minority Americans are not liked either. Frankly, I am sick and tired of having the Blacks and Latinos represented by a bunch of crooks, phony men of god and racists. The lesser of two evils from a white persons point of view. Racism still very much exist in America just ask any white male applying to college, med school, law school or a civil service job. We need someone that has not been corrupted by greed, follows the constitution and puts the people first. If that sounds like you then you have my vote-otherwise- it’s Mit Romney-. No candidate has presidential experience-but many have hidden agendas. They said the same about Ronald Regan. What are we afraid of?-getting rid of the liberal assholes and racists. I am sick of the Clinton/Obama/Gwhore/Edwards Fascist dynasty.
    A vote for Romney means no more liberal racist bullshit!

    JOM

  • Bostonia

    Edwards-Obama
    Obama-Edwards

    I have lost all respect for my home senator. If Hillary is the nominee. I will sit out this election

  • Lillian

    In 1992 Hilliary was not President,Bill was,nor was she Vice President,so how can she say We?? Her health bill faild,her marrage was going to faild,so someone tell me PLEASE JUST WHAT DID HILLIARYdo IN OFFICE???

  • Jonathan Scanlan

    “Hilliary Clinton’s argument of Obama being inexperienced is a fallacy of False Analogy.”

    Not to put too finer point on it, but didn’t she spend quite a few years directly under Clinton? :)

    Of course, an appeal to experience didn’t really fly in our last election down here. Why are people worried about it in yours?

  • BacaAngel

    In regards to the debate as to whom of the democratic candidates has the most experience, the question or argument should be framed as to whom of the Democrats or Republicans has the RIGHT KIND OF EXPERIENCE.

    As we all know, there is a right kind of experience and a wrong kind of experience. Do we really want to elect some one with George Bush’s or Hillary Clinton’s wrong kind of Experience that so ineptly and rashly got us into the Iraq War….

    — Or, do we want to elect some one like Barack Obama, who so wisely and judiciously shown from the beginning, by rejecting the Iraq war, that he does have the Right kind of Experience — the Right Stuff — to lead us forward the next four years with foresight and forethought. There should never be in this country a rush to judgment — a rush to war!

    And it is only someone, who has shown from the beginning, this Right kind of Experience & Wisdom, that can rightly lead us out of this mess, which we call the Iraq War. And this is important, because billions of dollars are going over to Iraq –, funds that are being squandered, the same funds that could be spent here in the United States to solve and fix the many problems facing us here at home today.

    And then too, we have to Decide and make a Decision, do we really want to continue the Bush-Clinton monarchy? Since 1989, we have had 4 years of Bush, Sr., — 8 years of Bill Clinton — and 8 years of Bush, Jr., totaling a span of 20 years. And if Hillary is elected, what that literally means is that the Bush-Clinton reign would total 24 years –possibly 28 years. And to further bolster this union/domination, Bill Clinton recently bragged, that if Hillary was elected, he and Bush, Sr. would tour the world together.

    I do believe that here, in the United States, it is time for a new Era, a time to turn the corner.

  • Mooja

    As someone who has voted Democrat in the past, here is an example of the main reason I would not vote Obama.

    “I…believe that every American has the right to affordable health care.” B. Obama

    This simple statement exposes a basic lack of understanding of what a “right” really means under the U.S. Constitution. This to me is a more basic and fundamentally dangerous problem to the U.S. than the current health care system.

    If every U.S. citizen has a right to affordable health care then there is some population of individuals who must be forcibly obligated to provide it. Is it you? Must you be forced to provide affordable health care even if it means financial ruin for you and your family?

    We cannot be conjuring up “rights” out of nowhere. Until the Obama and the Democratic Party abandon this type of reasoning I will continue to not vote for them.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    No, Mooja, I think it is you who has a basic misunderstanding of what Obama means by a ‘right’. There seems to be a widespread misconception among many Americans that there are no Rights beyond those enshrined in the Constitution. Obama is not talking about a constitutional right but what he believes is a natural one.

  • Jonathan Scanlan

    If every U.S. citizen has a right to affordable health care then there is some population of individuals who must be forcibly obligated to provide it. Is it you? Must you be forced to provide affordable health care even if it means financial ruin for you and your family?

    Ah…. so taxes are better spent on military exercises that the majority will never see a return on? Interesting.

    If all people are entilted to health care, then disease outbreaks can be better contained on account of people getting treated earlier and not going without.

    I’m sorry, but I think your logic also lacks sound economic sense. And how much is the hip pocket of joe citizen actually hit by the provision of such a system? Not much. In fact, universal health care would spur price competition amoung private providers, thus making up more than the necessary savings for the program.

    Your argument might hold water if only a handful of people actually paid taxes, but as far as I can tell, every government gets its tax from across the citizenry.

  • Baronius

    I’ve got to side with Mooja on this. (Except for the constitutionality question that Doc raised.) You just can’t call health care a right.

    Health care costs money. One person’s health care reduces another person’s. My right to free speech doesn’t encroach on yours. My religious practice doesn’t prevent yours. Those are rights. Health care is a consumable good.

    The Democratic candidates seem to all have the same agenda. The argument is over which one would be most able to implement it.

  • Sam & Frodo were gay lovers

    Barack Obama is an empty suit run of the millliberal.

    What has the guy ever done but vote in Congress to give illegals social security benefits and publicly state that he would give illegals in state tuition and driver’s licenses?

    He makes a bunch of speeches where all he does is serve up bullshit platitudes about “change” and “my vision for America,” and his idiot supporters get all mosit in the panties.

    The guy is just another run of the mmill liberal who would do nothing but raise taxes and give rimjobs to illegal aliens.

    I’ll tell Osama Obama the same thing I told the other two socialist stooges, the most hated woman in America and the Pantene girl, no thanks.

    Thankfully it looks as if the moonbat party is intent on nominating the most hated woman in America for the egneral and she will be extremely easy to beat.

  • ToranagaSama

    Wow, reading Gadson’s commentary was like eating a *lite* salad when you ordered sirlon, rare and dripping blood.

    Obama has “vision”. OK, WHAT is his vision?

    Workers of the World Unite?!

    Sorry, Marx had vision too, but not one I’d like to see governing my country.

  • JustOneMan

    I support Barack Obama because…um…er…hmmm??/

    Oh yea he stands for um…er….wait it will come to me….

    Now I know hes Black. Isnt he??? Well maybe he is.. I am really not sure!

    Obama another Dumbocrat with a mission to flush the US down the toilet for the sake of feel good bulshit…

    JOM

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    JOM, perhaps I can help you out.

    If you really want to know what Obama’s about, you can always go to his website. Actually find out for yourself rather than just jump to your usual bigoted conclusions. But perhaps that’s too much of a stretch for your already overtaxed brain cell.

    Good to see you’re in the Christmas spirit, BTW.

    P.S. For those who do want to cut through all the media hype and propagandizing bullshit, check out this rather excellent potted guide from the BBC on the principal candidates from both parties and where they stand on the major issues. Put together by someone who actually has done some research.

    (And no, Ron Paul isn’t included, but don’t come crying to me. I didn’t put the bloody thing together.)

  • Arch Conservative

    [Archie, you seem to have forgotten that you’re not allowed to post under multiple names. There’s nothing better to describe your particular line of political opinion, so stick with the one we all know you for. Thanks. Your Comments Editor]

    Hey dreadful does Obama’s website boast about how he voted to give illegals social security benefits. Does it tout the facts that he wants to give illegals in state college tuitions and drivers’ licenses?

    You know how you can tell Obama would not make a good president? the fact that he has so much support among college students. College students are young, stupid and niave for the most part. They don’t live in the real world or have any real responsibilities so anyone that would appeal to them has gotta be selling something fishy.

    Just ask any idiot Obama supporter what he has to offer and you’ll get the same cookie cutter bullshit responge….

    “Change”

    What else does Obama have to offer

    “Hope”

    Yeah but what does that mean.

    “It means means he’s going to give us all for hope and change in the future. he has a great vision for America.”

    It would be laughable if this hack wasn’t being taken so seriously by so many.

    Oh well it still looks like the most hated woman in America is going to win the moonbat party’s nomination and there’s no way in hell she wins in the general election.

    You can take that one to the bank folks.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    I’ll bank it along with all your other dead-on political forecasts.

    Merry Christmas, Arch!

    :-)

  • http://www.Blacks4Barack.homestead.com Greg ‘Peace Song’ Jones

    SAY IT LOUD… BARACK AND I’M PROUD !!!

  • JustOneMan

    Obama…He’s for

    Change…because thats all hard working Americans will have left in their pay checks if he is allowed to rob from the middle class and give to the illegal and undeserving

    Hope…because thats all we will have left if he is elected…a light weight rich kid…that has no right being there in the first place…more proof that quotas dont work!

    JOM

    Arch…great post! The Morons just dont get it!!

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    a light weight rich kid…that has no right being there in the first place…

    Let’s see, won his state by about 40 percentage points… so if that doesn’t give you the right to a seat in Congress, what does?

    Nice to see that the Right is still fully supportive of democracy.

    more proof that quotas dont work!

    I don’t think they have quotas on Capitol Hill. (If they did, there’d be about 30 Black senators.) I rather think it’s more proof that JOM’s brain doesn’t work.

  • JustOneMan

    Dread..please you are making a fool of yourself!

    Based upon your logic every congressman is qualified to run for president??

    Pretty pathetic….he is there for one reason and one reason ONLY!!!
    JOM

  • Silver Surfer

    I support Barack Obama too.

    To lose. While it would be good to see, America isn’t ready to have a black president – or a female one either for that matter.

    As liberal a place as it is, it’s also very conservative … as we know from these threads.

    And Ron Paul has two chances of victory … buckley’s and none.

    But there’s plenty of other candidates. So, what will happen???

  • Silver Surfer

    Johnno Scanlan: “Ah…. so taxes are better spent on military exercises that the majority will never see a return on? Interesting”

    Ah well, Jonathan, they’ve never had universal health care, so they don’t know how good it can be.

    They’ve heard the bad stories, but then we’ve all heard the bad stories about the American health system, so it’s even stevens.

    I wonder sometimes why some Americans don’t realise they are living in a country, not an economy (to borrow a line from our recent election). And a country that is perfectly capable of providing possibly the best universal health care system in the world, given their penchant for “can do” and seeing it through.

    That should be the goal. How is that so many Americans think you are a raving loony-left socialist, or worse, a “commie”, if you advocate this stuff when in our country, no political party of any persuasion will tinker with it too much lest they commit political suicide. Answer: because it’s about people, not money, and once you’ve had it and realise how good it is, no one’s stupid enough to do away with lest they trigger a mass revolt.

    Nations are built on community, and right now I reckon America is losing the plot over this stuff and has lost the sense of community that has made it great. Too much navel gazing and not enough action.

    Health care is the responsibility of a government, helped by the taxes of its citizens, for all its citizens – and it’s a right, not a privilege.

    It’s not really just a business (if in doubt, check out the hippocratic oath), and should never be solely run as one.

    And please note, all detractors, I did say solely.

  • JustOneMan

    “Health care is the responsibility of a government, helped by the taxes of its citizens, for all its citizens – and it’s a right, not a privilege” – SAY WHAT?????????

    Constitutional Revisionism…where is this spelled out on the Constitution and Bill of Rights of our “COUNTRY”?

    As someone who is self employed and pays over $800/month for health insurance…When did I get to vote on the government raising taxes to get into the insurance business?

    Geesh…more lunacy fron the left..oh damn I forgot!!! They are for “Hope and Change”

    JOM

    “Obama – for wishful thinking and luck”

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Based upon your logic every congressman is qualified to run for president??

    Logic doesn’t seem to be something you’re all that well-endowed with, JOM.

    You seem to be saying that Obama only gets to run because he’s black – as if this was some kind of novelty. It’s not: Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Alan Keyes and Carol Moseley-Brown have all thrown their hats into the ring before.

    What’s obviously shriveling your goolies to the size of peas is that Obama is the first black person to actually have a realistic chance of winning.

    And anyone can run for President – even you, JOM (God forbid). There’s no exam and no quota system.

    Getting more electoral college votes than anyone else is what qualifies you to be President. If that happens, then obviously millions of Americans reckon he can do the job and you’ll just have to defer to their greater wisdom.

    Since you appear to think this is all about race, why aren’t you upset about Bill Richardson’s candidacy? Is he there because of quotas too?

  • JustOneMan

    Dread,

    As the great James Brown sang…”You talk a lot but dont say much!”

    Bill Richardson’s candidacy…lol…please thats even a bigger joke. Heres a guy who pretends to be a latino when he has to. Hmmm born to wealthy parents and sent to a New England prep school at the age of 13…lol

    Gee… I see a pattern! Unlike leading Minority Conservatives (Powell, Condi, Thomas)its seems that the Dumbocrats can only support minorities with dominant caucasion genetics who are raised in white upper class society…

    JOM

    “Obama – for wishful thinking and luck”

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    You seem to have a problem with politicians who grew up privileged, JOM. Sounds a bit socialistic to me…

  • JustOneMan

    Hmmm…wow ya got me there! Such a quick wit! Amazing!!!

    JOM

    “Obama – for wishful thinking and luck”

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    It’s certainly quicker than yours, JOM. For your edification, the mindless repetition of right-wing talking points of which you are so fond does not qualify as wit.

    I suggested a couple of days ago that if you were in the dark about Obama’s policies, you should go to his website or the BBC link I provided, and check them out. You’re clearly unwilling to do so in case it might disabuse you of your prejudices.

    Come to think of it, you probably can’t tell me any more about Giuliani’s, Romney’s, McCain’s or Huckabee’s platforms than you can about Obama’s…

  • JustOneMan

    Ohhh Noooooo!

    Ya got me again!! My my… the depth the liberal loon intellect is just amazing..how can anyone have a chance against such brain power!

    JOM

    “Obama – for wishful thinking and luck”

  • STM

    Hey, Doc … I love it how the Seppos call us liberals if we suggest anything that might involve the concept of community. Because we care about OTHER citizens of our countries instead of just ourselves, we’re socialists. What a joke. Blokes JOM just don’t get it.

    He’s self-employed and pays, what, $800 plus a month in health care?

    I work for a large company, have gap insurance that costs about $200 a month (that’s for my whole family), and I get everything else, top-quality, for free (well, kind of, I do pay taxes), including private hospitals or private rooms in public hospitals, doctors of my choice, no waiting lists for surgery, but (Australian) Medicare pays on the spot for everything from a visit to a GP (of my choice) to an MRI.

    So my out of pocket expenses: zilch. Does take the worry out of getting sick, it really does. But if I can’t pay my health insurance, I still get first-world hospital and medical care for free. So what happens to JOM if his business goes bung? Who’ll pay then?

    Like I say, they’ve never had it so they don’t know how good it can be (and it was greeted with the same sceptic ism here 30 years ago). Now, no government would tinker with it because they know they’ll get punted.

    American politics are just so far to the right of anyone else’s it’s mad. And if I hear one more time that something is “unconstitutional” or “that isn’t in the Bill of fu.king Rights” I think I’ll vomit. They aren’y your ONLY rights – it even says that in the constitution, so that ends that argument anyway.

    Get with the program kiddies. You are the only developed country that doesn’t have some form of genuine universal free or near-free health care, and you are a laughing stock not because of it but because of your attitudes to it.

    I’m sure it doesn’t bother you greatly, but health care, and I’ll it say once again, shouldn’t be run solely as a business.

    And as I pointed out in an earlier thread, when it was introduced here and refined over three decades, it actually created work as the health insurance industry put its thinking caps on and started to come up with all kinds of new services.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Stan, JOM is so blatantly, stubbornly, crassly stupid that I’d say he was (as Moonraven claims she’s doing) just adopting an online persona – were it not for the fact that I run across attitudes like his over here all the time.

    Arch is the same way, except that he’s actually capable of putting together articulate arguments in support of his position.

    These people just don’t get that it’s OK to have opinions that are different from theirs. They can’t even be civil about it.

  • STM

    Speaking of that, then maybe Jacob is just an online persona?? One designed to drive people bananas?

    I’ve never encountered anyone with such a penchant for argument for the sake of it without even having a decent understanding of the issues being discussed. It should be a prerequisite that one read another’s posts in full before arguing against them. It’s not the arguing I’m against, it’s the bull-headed I’m right, you’re wrong, period attitude. You know, like …

    Spain: great invaders of the mid-east this century. Well, over the past 100 years I’d have pointed to the Brits first, France second, then Germany in league with the Ottomans, the US, then just possibly Spain – but just in Morocco (where it was a protecting power for many decades and is now one of the most peaceful parts of the region). But this century (the past 7 years)? 1500 reconstruction troops. Please.

    Miranda: part of the fifth amendment of the constitution rather than a decision of the court to protect 5th amendment rights, and no understanding of the difference.

    Articles and amendments. Oops, which one is which. I know, I’ll just post the entire Constitution of the US on line.

    Why isn’t India under attack by al-Qaeda? Oops …(kashmir is possibly the most bombed al-Qaeda target in the world).

    Hong Kong and Singapore have the most freedom … Lol. Go there, live there, and see how that works.

    And so on and so forth …

  • JustOneMan

    Dread…please your are too funny with your glowing words of tolerance! LOL

    At to STM – The Man Down Under – (who really lives in Cleveland in his moms basement). In America NO ONE GETS TURNED AWAY FOR HEALTH CARE…This issues is that we are wasting too much money on Medicaid and Social Security on people who dont deserve it…The less government in my family’s life the better!

    JOM

    “Obama – for wishful thinking and luck

  • STM

    JOM: “The less government in my family’s life the better!”

    Try not putting in your tax return then, JOM, and see what happens :)

    Cleveland? Where the fu.k’s that? And what’s a mom and why would one be connected to a basement?

  • STM

    JOM: “In America NO ONE GETS TURNED AWAY FOR HEALTH CARE”.

    LOL. Please, JOM, that’s bollocks and you know it. They’re not supposed to be, but they are. We’ve all heard the horror stories mate.

    What? You think we live on an island or something??

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Cleveland? Where the fu.k’s that?

    It’s near Middlesbrough. Home of the world’s second most horrible football team. (All right, third. Manchester United always loom. Plus, you’ve got to feel sorry for a team that has Gareth Southgate as their coach.)

  • http://pointlessannointed.blogspot.com/ Colin

    I think you’ll find that the world’s second most horrible football team is Chelsea doctor of dread, physician of the foul… I assume the most horrible you mean to be the Mackems, the Black Cats, who I had previously not particularly disliked (despite their famous doofing of Leeds in a 1970s FA Cup Final – to be a Leeds fan is to be defined by ancient feuds and bitter hatreds) until the arrival on Wearside of that ‘orrid little man Roy Keane. My brother used to refer to Boro fans as Casual Ties At War, on account of their hideous dress sense. One day I shall explain with full tediousity why the denizens of Anfield are known as The Granny Stabbers! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll go home satisfied – Mel Gibson will play Shankley and there will be blood and tears in every gutter.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    The Mackems are of course, as you observe, the most shite team in world sports. Whenever they get relegated, we Geordies almost root for them to come back up, just for the fun of watching them set another new record low Premiership points total.

  • wildnfree

    Of all the dems, Obama is the best. In fact I wish the repubs had a fresh faced idealistic contender without all the baggage of years of beltway experience. Obama’s plan for universal health care is more like Mitt Romney’s plan of forcing insurance companies to cover low income people than Hilary’s plan of government micro-managed universal health care. Both are bad.
    Look I agree that universal health care, like socialism, sounds great on paper, but the reality is that every hospital in the US would become just like Walter Reed Army hospital… or worse. Do you really hate your fellow citizens that much?
    Besides if we go to socialized medicine where would all the Canucks go when they need to see a doctor in a hurry?

    Freedoms the Answer! (now what was the question?)

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  • http://www.Blacks4Barack.homestead.com Greg ‘Peace Song’ Jones

    THE TRUTH ABOUT THE CLINTONS…..Just Google…’Clinton Body Count’….then….’Ron Brown’s Death’. Also, always keep in mind….the Neo-Cons literally wrote out the plan to invade Iraq, Iran and Syria back in 1992.(Google:PNAC…..Then watch a few of the videos). Each participant signed the plan….and coincidentally ended up on the Bush Administration. Like Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Bolton, Card, and many others. HILLARY IS PART OF THE PLAN…..which is why she is receiving more campaign contributions from defense contractors (bomb, guns, tank manufacturers, etc.) than any other candidate….even republicans….(remember Hillary was the head of her college Republican Chapter) which is why she voted to invade Iraq…..then voted to invade Iran. BUSH WANTS BILLARY TO WIN SO SHE WILL CARRY OUT THE PLAN. She is the worse choice for America !!!!…..and Edwards is a rich slick (pays $400 per haircut) trying to act like he caters to the poor….but has NEVER done ANYTHING for the poor. Barack Obama is the answer…..for the RE-BIRTH OF AMERICA !!!!