Friday, September 12, 2008

Special Comment by Keith Olbermann

I don't always agree with Olbermann, but I think in this case he is right on. Republicans have been using scare tactics all year to try and win this election. I for one am sick of it and am ashamed that the Republicans would use fear to win an election again this year, just as they did in 2004. I trust Barack Obama's judgment not to rush reflexively into war with countries who had nothing to do with an attack on our land.

3 comments:

wood5142004 said...

Ok Joshua, I just have to say this. Well, first HI! How are you doing? Well I hope. Tell Leah, Henry and Sophie "hi" from the peanut gallery:)

Second, with my husband and your best friend going to Iraq in a few months, I do have to say I'm shocked! A McCain supporter I am not, An Obama supporter I am absolutely NOT! Even though McCain is a crazy, I would much rather live in a world where he is in charge then Obama who is afraid to act on any type of horrid act as this country faced in 2001. It's a sad world we live in when people won't support a new person because of mistakes from an office that was previously held. I am not a republican nor am I a democrat but when the canidates are looked at and taken into consideration, Obama is a FAR cry from any type of leader that EVER deserves the votes and trust from this great nation.

K stepping off soap box. Really, I hope all is well with you!

wood5142004 said...

O and I guess I should say that I have know idea what Olbermann said. I'm commenting on your comment about Obama. Like that really needed to be explained. lol.

Joshua said...

I had no idea that Donnie was going to Iraq! He will be in my thoughts and prayers. My brother and brother-in-law have both been there. I know who my brother would vote for and it is also certainly not Obama. However, I don't think that McCain's plan to keep us in Iraq for as long as he can find an excuse to do so is safe for our country. We're paying $10 billion every month we're there, while Iraq has an $80 billion surplus. Also, our economy is screwed. Two banks failed yesterday - all due to Bush's (and McCain's) economic policies. Furthermore, having compared the two candidates' tax plans, unless you are among the wealthiest Americans, McCain's plan is a joke, if you are among the richest 5% you will get huge tax breaks. The same 5% under Obama will have their taxes increased. People in the middle class, however will get 3x the tax breaks under Obama than they will under McCain. When Obama says that McCain is more of the same, it is literally true. And right now, I just feel that Obama is who we need. Not to mention the fact that McCain is employing high profile lobbyists to run his campaign, which he'll use and bow down to as President, and he's employing the sleaziest, most dishonest, and most dishonorable campaign in American history. The way he runs his campaign is how he'll run the nation, and I want no part of it. I'm also scared sick if McCain dies in office, and then "hockey mom" Palin becomes commander in chief. How is "hockey mom" going to stand up to the likes of Kim Jong Il, Osama bin Laden, Vladimir Putin, Hugo Chavez, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Having been outside of the country once - last year - and having never met a leader of a foreign nation - friend or foe - the thought causes me to tremble with fear. Plus she continues to lie about her record, even when the facts have been uncovered and reported by the media for weeks. I consider myself an independent. I've done a lot of research, and am surprised by my own decision to vote for Obama, but that's just how I feel this year.

Anyway, sorry, I've been on a soapbox for a few weeks, and I'm trying to get off it. How are you and Donnie and Josie doing? We've got to get together soon. When is Bean leaving?? I'm sad to hear he's leaving. How long will he be gone? Talk to ya soon.