Obama is campaigning and promising us change, but is change anything more than a campaign promise? Obama has not provided a time line for withdrawing our troops from the Middle East. He has not promised the end of Homeland (in)Security. So what sort of change can we reasonably expect from a candidate who is not promising to restore the SEC or the FTC, even though the economy is tanking all around him? What can we expect from a candidate who came into Washington through the Chicago machine? Chicago is home to one of the oldest and crookedest political machines in the nation.
Barack Obama has proven this by his promise to expand Bush’s Faith-Based Initiatives. I suppose that the biggest change that we can expect is that the bribe money will be going to Obama’s supporters rather than to Bush’s supporters. Looking at things from a deeper level, if Bush’s supporters want to keep their fat bribes, they can switch their alliances to Obama. Maybe this is why The Washington Times has become a little critical of Baby-Doc Bush of late. The Times is fully owned by Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, and the Moonies are the biggest recipients of Bush’s Faith-Based Initiatives. Maybe they are hoping that the gravy train will continue under Obama.
What gives? Barack Obama has promised change, but all I’m seeing is another corporate candidate who is going to continue the same failed policies that America has been following since 1980. The United States illegally invaded two countries and the Democratic Speaker of the House “took impeachment off the table”. Obama still has not presented us with a withdrawal plan. The cost of health care has become impossible, and Obama is presenting a health care plan that penalizes the poor while assuring massive profits for the health insurance industry. Now with the economy tanking and thousands homeless, Obama is going to take our tax money and give it to the churches just like Bush has been doing. Oh yes, he is going to make some changes, but we all know they are going to be cosmetic changes. Obama is simply going to reward churches for supporting his policies without doing anything to relieve the suffering of the people who are depending on him.
Stop and think about it. What is the actual difference between Barack Obama and John McCain? Everybody and his brother keeps telling me that McCain is insane. If McCain becomes president, the war will never end. Would somebody please tell me when Obama committed to ending the war(s)? If McCain is elected he will use the atomic bomb. What makes you think that Obama will not use the atomic bomb? If McCain wins the economic situation will get worse. What makes you think that Obama will do anything differently than McCain? Maybe if we are lucky, Obama will throw us a few crumbs. Maybe he will champion same sex marriages and make that a condition to qualify for the faith-based money giveaways. Maybe he will decriminalize marijuana. While both of these are important issues, there are other issues that have to be addressed. Obama is not addressing them any more than McCain is.
That is why I am voting for Nader this election. I do not like Nader and I am not sure in my mind that he is any more competent to be president than Bush. Nader has presented a time line for withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan. Nader supports a single payer health care system which is not welfare for the health agencies. Nader also supports the elimination of Homeland (in)Security and Faith-Based initiatives. He is also in favor of same sex unions and legalization. Since Nader is supporting what I believe in, I am voting for him. If McCain wins because I voted for Nader, too bad. I don’t think that the Democrats deserve to win. I don’t think we will be any worse off with McCain than we would be with Obama. The only hope that Obama represents is the hope that we project on him.