Monday, February 25, 2008

A Presidential Hopeful Falters

I just read an article on that talks about Hillary Clintons spending on the campaign. It goes into great detail on how she miss managed money and spent money where it should have been saved. How she was able to raise only 1$ to every $2.50 that Barack Obama raised. Its a sad state of affairs for her and her group. She, after all, behaved and spent money like she was the presumed from runner. But she wasn't.

Barack Obama, on the other hand, built up his donation pool from regular people like you and me. Asking us to sacrifice just a little for change. And when it came down to it, thats what worked. Obama has out spent and out fund raised Clinton for a few months now. Why? Because he won. He won with a message of hope and change that no other candidate can bring. He won because he believed that a people who want change bad enough are willing to sacrifice for it. He required his supporters to do more than cheer at rallys and cheer at the Tv. He required them to prove their support and their dedication to change.

And they responded in a big way. Obama just flat out has more people supporting him than anyone else. Five dollars here, five dollars there, and next thing you know, you are breaking fund raising records. But thats what makes him great. Thats why he will win this election. After 9/11, Bush told us to ignore that anything had happened. To trust the government. To shut up, be afraid, and trust the government to protect you. Spend as usual he said. But Obama realized that people want to be a part of this country. They want to jump in feet first and feel the burn and the exciting meant of changing the country. That is what he gave them. He gave them a role in the change. He told them that they would need to scrape and sacrifice for change. And the people responded. While others try to distance themselves from the voters, while others try and give away a free ride. Obama is giving a call to arms. A call to give those few pennies you have. To give of yourself. And only then can change come.

I am ready for change. And during the major election, I will give him some of my hard earned money. Why? Because I want change so bad I can taste it. And I want it so bad I want to be a part of it. So I will give of my self, my money, my time, to help bring that change.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Cantankerous Ignorance

I simply can't stand people in this country any more. People are nothing more than sheep that believe what they are told. They, as a whole, are completely uninformed and yet still feel okay with spouting their mouths off! Not only that, they make accusations that are completely baseless and ignorant. I have never been called a socialist more times in one day as I was today on a local forum I post on! Not only is it ridiculous, they don't know what socialism is! They accuse me of being a socialist and being against America because I am against our government! The fact that I am completely against big government totally escapes them!

You can't simply make accusations without knowing what your talking about. None the less, certain people continue to post their ignorance based on sites like "World Net Daily" and "Free Republic" despite the fact that their news worthiness has been exposed as a biased fraud. They even go so far as to call a lift wing biased site! Really? IDIOTS!

What is someone to do when you dismantle someone elses argument and they still won't give it up? Its ignorance at its pinnacle in a world at the height of its technology and science discovery. How can this be? Its very sad that our society now resorts to superstition and bullshit once again. That the very people who are being sheep are accusing those who are speaking out independently of being sheep. Independents and those opposed to were our government is taking us need to stand up this next election and take our power back from the ignorant sheeple of this country!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Mitt Romney - Coulda Shoulda Woulda

Mitt Romney, the politically savvy governor from Massachusetts has finally dropped out of the race for president. The governor who once endorsed abortion, gay marriage, and getting out of Iraq is finally gone. After all, as president, he was a different person. He is against abortion, gay marriage, or leaving Iraq. He completely changed to run for president.

Its a shame that we have politicians actually getting ANY support when they so obviously pander to special interests. Romney represents everything bad about our political system. He was willing to sacrifice every core political view he had to be president. No view or issue was important enough to make a stand on. He wanted the nomination so he set his values in line with who he thought was his core audience. Instead of being strong, he was a weak coward of a politician, and to think, he could have been president!

So who is left? Just six total still in the race, and less than a hand full of actual contenders. For the republicans, John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Ron Paul remain. John McCain is fairly far from a conservative, but he puts up a nice challenge to the democrats on major issues. Mike Huckabee is a baptist preacher who believes we should change our constitution to match gods law. No person that isn't a dominionist theocrat would vote for him. Thats why its alarming that he actually has delegates in his pocket. Ron Paul is the small government candidate but doesn't stand a chance in hell of getting the nomination, he is to libertarian.

For the democrats, there is Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Mike Gravel. Barack Obama is the candidate for change. He would be the first black president in our history. To do so he must over come the republican slime machine which has thrown everything from "He is a radical muslim" to "He is a nation of islam racist" into the mix. Its very entertaining but it may over come his bid if he isn't careful. Hillary Clinton wants to be the first female president, but can she out run her past with the baggage she carries? Mike Gravel, while sound in his views on government, isn't a factor and has no delegates.

So its come down to this. The republicans cannot find a way to beat the democrats with a true conservative because the country is fed up with them. They bring up Bill Clintons past to try and derail Hillary. They result to outright lies about Barack Obama. The slime machine is in full force to derail this countries revolution. If republicans ever wise up to the reality of this, the party will be finished. It almost is. Which would be a shame. Conservatism and liberalism hate each other, but they hold the country in balance, constantly tugging at each other. Once there is no more conservative voice, we will pull to the extreme of liberalism, socialism. We almost pulled to the extreme of conservatism under Bush, fascism. Its a dangerous and exciting time in this country. Make sure you all participate, as is your right.