Barack Osama, I mean Obama is in for 2008.
The media's golden boy said he wasn't going to run - and boom! He's now in. Now can someone explain why this guy is so popular with the media and is considered presidential material? I can answer that. Superficial hype machine. He's the 2004 version of John Edwards.
This guy would be just another two bit senator if he was white. He'd be just another two bit senator if he was a Carol Mosely Braun (inner city) clone. Because he's a black man who talks and culturally acts "white", the guilty white liberals (Who sent Mosely Braun home in 1998 for the same reason Coleman Young was hated in Oakland County) can all support him so they can be "cool" and tell their latte drinking friend how "tolerant" they are and their support of "diversity". They are driving his hype machine. That's not the most PC thing to say, but it's the truth. Obama is he's fair game here, just like Granholm, Stabenow, Kennedy, Hanoi John Kerry, Hillary, Waxman, Schumer and all the white leftists.
Why the John Edwards reference? The hype machine. Edwards would have been just another two bit junior senator if he was from the North and not the South. The democrats ran him in order to contest the South after only ONE term. Although there IS one difference between the two. At least Edwards is less afraid of expressing where he stands on the issues this year. Obama is all platitudes so far. With his voting record, I can't blame the guy.
Barack Obama has ten years of political experience, all of them as a backbencher. He spent eight years as a State Senator and has served two years as US Senator easily beating Alan Keyes, a carpetbagging Marylander who moved to Illinois to replace candidate Jack Ryan was caught in a minor scandal. He's lost one election, to Bobby Rush in a 2000 primary due to "not being in the district long enough to see what is really going on." After that, he bid his time until Peter Fitzgerald retired in 2004 and took the open seat in a tough democrat primary before defeating Keyes. Is a 8 year state senator with two years of US senate experience and no executive experience enough to be president?
Now, here's his voting record - which is my major problem with this joker.
On Taxes - He voted against making permanent the repeal of the state's 5 percent sales tax on gasoline. (2000) Way to be for the "workin' man" Obama.
On Abortion - He voted against restrictions on public funding of abortion. (2000) Not only is Barack Obama pro-abortion, he wants us to pay for it.
And then, there's the 2nd amendment. Like most Chicago politicians like Boss Daley and Rod Blagojevich, Obama spits on the Constitution with these votes.
"Voted against letting people argue self-defense in court if charged with violating local weapons bans by using a gun in their home. (2004)"
This should be broadcasted to every single home in the country.
""Voted to let retired police and military police carry concealed weapons. (2004) ""
Now this shows that he supports a caste system. Government can carry firearms, but us little people can't. That's the mentality of the anti-constitution crowd. This STALINIST must be defeated.
""Unsuccessfully sponsored limit of one handgun purchase per month. (2000)""
Another anti-freedom measure. That's a lot in only eight years.
He also voted to ban .30-30 and all centerfire ammunition as a US senator. He is also on the Joyce Foundation's board of directors. They fund organizations that support total bans on firearms. Most gun grabber work starts from that organization.
It's time to send this anti-freedom leftist back to Boss Daley land. We don't need Chicago's statism nationwide. He'll get no special breaks from here.