Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Why Obama scares the tar out of me

"Yes, we can!" I'm sure we can, but should we? The things Obama stands for frighten me. He has a consistently liberal voting record. He wants to lead us deeper into a dependence on the government for our daily bread. He wants the government to be responsible for our healthcare. He wants to extend the reach of public schooling, even down to infants. He wants to strengthen hate crime legislation (thought police anyone?). His desire to turn the US into even more of a nanny state is frightening.

In his recent condemnation of his pastor Jeremiah Wrights comments about the US he asks that we judge him based on who he is and what he has done. Well, what has he done? I ask many of my Obama friends and few of them can name a single accomplishment. (see:obama's accomplishments) "He's so inspiring!" they gush. "He's such a great speaker!" Big deal. So were Hitler and Jim Jones. Public speaking ability is not an indicator of leadership ability. Another friend said she is voting for Obama for "historic reasons" - how is voting for someone because of the color of their skin (whether black, white, purple or green) anything but racist?

What has he done? He voted against a bill that would have made it illegal to kill infants that were born alive after abortion (claiming that we cannot give these babies the rights of full term infants). When you are so liberal that you vote against a measure that even Barbara Boxer says will not impede women's right to choose to murder their children, you have issues. Recently, he said that he would not want his daughters to be punished for any mistakes they may make in the future (ie, having premarital sex) by having a baby. Some say this means he would rather that they be educated and use protection against the natural, normal outcome of sex. Given his track record, I would lean towards believing he is actually talking about abortion. So he would rather his daughters be shielded from the natural consequences of their actions at the expense of his grandchildren's lives. Nice.

No, I won't be voting for Obama any time soon. The change he promises is not one that I would embrace.