"I'm probably more well read then you."OK Fredd, if that's the case,
I'm going to assume that was a typo. In any case, you're probably reading the
wrong things. Expand your horizons.
Who has a lot foriegn policy experience?Who but the president with
consultation of his cabinet make foriegn policy?IF every political
office was based on experience virtually no one in the US could run.Boy, Am I glad the founding fathers had thwe wisdom to say government by the
people not the lawyers, the rich, the professional politician ...One
of our greatest Presidents ever, Lincoln, would have never been "Qualified" to
serve.So lets choose leader by what most important: Wisdom,
Judgement, Character, Mettle, Foresight, Responsible, hard working, integrity,
willing to weild the big stick when necessary, willing to do the hard and/or
unpopular thing, willing to Lead (not follow polls foriegn or domestic) this is
not a Popularity job.
Alex-Don't imply I get my info from Hannity. I'm probably more well read then
you. What were his accomplishments? You are a supporter. You would think he
would explain what he did. He attended elite schools his entire life. As far
as student loans when Obamam worte his book their combined income was well over
6 figures. So believe what you want.
Don't buy the myth. He was raised by his grand parents in Hawaii where he
attended a prestigious prep school with the children of the other island
elites. I'm not sure at which phase his mother may have been on food stamps,
its honestly the first I heard of food stamps or student loans. I'll say this,
a young black man who "has been accepted into schools based on his intelligence
and ability" generally gets a scholarship to Columbia and Harvard. Especially
20 years ago. He says it was while his mother was in graduate school raising
him and his sister as a single mom (two different fathers). That sounds like a
choice to me. However his mother sent him to Hawaii before divorcing the second
sperm donor. Where from the age of 10 he attended elite PRIVATE prep schools.
John McCain certainly used his father/grandfather's influence to get in the
academy, but he didn't use it to get out of the Hanoi Hilton. FYI, Michelle
Obama claimed they had debt collectors calling them but won't release records of
their debt to back it up. Just claims on the campaign trail to garner sympathy.
Fredd - Where is it "universally agreed" that he didn't accomplish much as a
community organizer? The Sean Hannity Show? There's an opinion I REALLY
trust...Obama's BA was in polysci, but he also went to Harvard Law where
he became an attorney. "To Fredd 2:44" laid out the rest of it pretty well. If
you're going to tell someone to stop "drinking the kool aide" (a Hannity
favorite!), I'd recommend taking your own advice.
How in the world can you say that Obama was born with a silver spoon in his
mouth? Aren't we talking about the child of a single-mom who once had to use
food stamps? Aren't we talking about the man who still had student loans to pay
off--up until a few years ago when the book he wrote became a best-seller and
made it possible for him to pay them off.I think you must mean
McCain. He's the one who was the son and grandson of Navy admirals, who used
that influence to be accepted into the Naval Academy--unlike Obama who has been
accepted into schools based on his intelligence and ability. Remember McCain is
the one who married into money and used his wife's assets and connections to
propel him into politics.
Alex-Obama worked on Wall St for less then a year then he left and went to The
New york Research Newsletter or some such research group for less then a year
and then he bacame a "community organizer" where it is pretty universally agreed
he didn't accomplish much. Obama has never been a member of the working class
and uses his race to get you to think he's been trodden on by the "man" when in
reality he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, went to the best PRIVATE
schools and was handed job oportunities because of his education. His degree is
in political science by the way. So don't drink the kool aide. The man is a
wonderful orator but he is a far left ideologue and if that's your political
belief you found your man. If you are moderate or conservative he offers
nothing. Except change. The change you'll have left in your pocket when he
expands all the social programs in Washington DC.
"So, when you say it's completely fare to focus on an incompetent or
inexperienced person... Are you talking about Obama?"You mean
"fair," I think. But, yes. I'm talking about anyone who appears incompetent.
The problem is that no one has given us any objective data to show Obama is
incompetent. All I have heard or read is a series of ad hominem invectives and
unreferenced or outright wrong assertions. Examples include the allegations of
the content of the sex education bill in Illinois, his tax program and how it
would raise taxes on everyone (it won't), that he is a Muslim, and most blatant
of all, the scurrilousness in the Corsi book "Obama Nation." Unlike
Palin, he hasn't been accused of using his office to have former relatives
deprived of their jobs or then fired the man's boss for not doing what she
wanted (as well as giving two completely contradictory explanations of why he
was fired). Add in the contradictory statements on the bridge episode, her lack
of knowledge of Alaska's energy production, and her utterly hypocritical stand
on sex education and you get a feel for why she's not good enough to be VPOTUS.
I'm voting for McCain-Palin BECAUSE of Palin.Talk about needing
training wheels...consider the ObIden farce.
But she can see Russia from her house...
Fredd - Obama gave up a prestigious Wall Street job in order to be a community
organizer, working with "the working class he claims to represent." I think he
knows a thing or two about the working class and the struggles they face.
So, when you say it's completely fare to focus on an incompetent or
inexperienced person... Are you talking about Obama?We all know Lew
Jepson is a hard-core Demorat operative. To think his opinion is anything more
open-minded than something you would get from Limbaugh or Hannity is expecting
too much. Of course he's going to attack Palin (with sexist
comments or not). It's almost his duty!
After listening to Governor Palin, my only comment is: We do not need anybody in
the Executive leadership speaking for God - Again.
Sarah Palin first held elective office in 1992. Since then she has continuously
been in elective office: City Council, Mayor, and Govenor or been on the most
important regulatory board in the state, the Oil and gas commission where she
made policy for a critical resource. Her foriegn policy credentials are weak.
However to whomever criticized her religious views, aren't they about the same
as Romney's? I think someone immersed in State and local governance would bring
the "change" Obama is always talking about. Besides why is everyone comparing
Palin to Obama? I grant you they are in a close tie for who has the most
experience, but for sure the elitist (private prep school, Occidental, Colombia,
Harvard) Obama is far removed from the working class he claims to represent. At
least Sarah led her basketball team to a championship.
It's an affront to conservative women, Palin was picked. There are many
conservative women who are sharper. They don't have the look McCain was seeking.
Palin is more proof McCain is as poor at making decisions as he was
in his S^L days.Conservatives know this: they are trying to make a
silk purse out of a..... That's not PC. Sorry!
Sarah Palin is SO August 2008 news. We're bored with her now. Unless
discussing her is being nostalgic. In that case, lets start a round of Yearning
For Zion vs Texas. Ahhh... those were the days!
Let's put it in non-sexist terms.Senator McCain has chosen for his
running mate a person who is willfully ignorant of basic facts about American
history, political systems and science that most high school kids know, has
publicly stated a lack of knowledge about the function of the office of VP,
believes in "end times" theology whereby nuclear Armageddon would precipitate
Christ's return, and has demonstrated petty, secretive, and doctrinaire
behaviors. This and many more examples of ineptitude give thinking people reason
to wonder why on Earth McCain would foist such a short-sighted decision on us.
If this is the caliber of decision making McCain offers, he's lost
It is sexist to say, "because she is a WOMAN, she needs training wheels." Not
"because she is INCOMPETENT she needs training wheels." Just because she is a
woman does not mean we cannot judge her without being called sexist. Get it?
There you go again with you liberal diatribe. Where is your evidence of
incompetence? Let's see some specifics. 80% of the people in Alaska approve of
her performance. I would hardly call that a sign of imcompetence.
I love that the Republican party has embraced the word "sexist." Just don't as
Palin any hard questions. It's "sexist."
Sarah is now sweet Sasha. (after all, she can 'see' russia from her vantage
point!). Sasha is not qualified. Sasha has too many of his buddies working in
high positions, with little or no experience or education. Sasha left a HUGE
deficit and has lied to us on many occassions. Often about little and trival
things. But, if you'll lie about the little things, the big thing?....
Sasha is not ready for prime time. Feel better now?
Come on Agki! It's only bad when something negative is said about the Republican
candidate! It's fair game when someone has a "D" next to their name.
Speaking of 'screeching axles', I finally heard Palin talk (I get most of my
news in print) and even if I agreed with her positions, which I dont, I wouldnt
vote for her because of her annoying voice. Can we really stand 4 years of that
shrill voice? I cant.
It's hardly sexist to focus on an incompetent person and that's what the man
did. It would be sexist to say all women need training wheels but not if the
one incompetent is specifically identified no matter what sex. Is it sexist to
say that Obama is not qualified to be POTUS? No, it ain't!