Everyday I grapple with who to vote for in the upcoming Presidential election. As an African American far gone are the concerns that I am voting for someone because they are solely African American. I know if I vote for someone, its because I think that they can best represent my interests and those of the country. Personally I seek a reduction in mindless, ill conceived police and authoritarian harassment that I experience in my own community. As noted in this blog I was falsely accused of taking a pair of glasses I purchased from Vision Works and took into the store to get fixed. As I sit here now the receipt for these items sit beside me now. In my heart I honestly believe that I was falsely accused not because the store worker believed that I had taken the glasses but because she felt she had the power to intimidateme by having the store security block my car in and keep me from leaving the mall.
I say this to say that when I think of voting for a Republican their cries of law and order reek of a totalitarian regime where individuals can at will be stopped at the whim of anyone. In addition the vast erosion of rights that have occurred under the current Republican Baby Bush are appalling and have all but nullified the constitution. It would seem pretty clear that Barack Obama would be the smart choice.
However, there are issues that I have with Obama. It is being revealed that Obama is turning out to be an almost pathological liar, egomaniac, and backstabber. Seeing the way the presidential election is playing out is like watching a beautiful woman (eva braun in the movie caligari) seduce a group of men with her flattering words when what really lies inside is an evil heart. We are used to politicians lying but Obama has taken it to a new level.
As I watched the past presidential candidate conversation, I was especially struck by one lie. The lie was that Obama did not support partial birth abortion. I knew that this was a blatant lie as I heard him utter the words. I had read a letter by Michelle Obama calling partial birth abortion a simple medical procedure between a woman and her doctor. The letter is here. When I spoke with a friend who is an Obama supporter about this letter. Their response was that Michelle wrote the letter Barack did not. “Whatever”
In any event the portion of the presidential conversation that totally shocked me was when Barack Obama was asked to say something truthful that he wanted voters to know and he said essentially that there would be no reduction in energy costs and Americans were going to have to learn to conserve energy and basically swallow it. This struck a sharp discord in my head because the main reason I am voting for anyone is to get some energy relief which John Mccain said that he would provide in some form or fashion and Obama may intend to provide it but still expects us to pay high prices which I am sure the American people do not want to do. After hearing this statement, I put Obama in the rich and climbing category and became convinced that the oil industry is going to arrange to get to him a mysterious cash donation. However still I was not totally for Mccain, what kept me tuned in was the absolutely awesome clothes his wife wore , a shallow reason but it’s the truth. What repelled me were the republican surrogates and thei9r extreme views. I don’t care who marries who. I do believe if anyone has sexual relationships with someone for years and lives in the same house and attends social events with this person they are entitled to legal rights like a spouse. In the case of the dissolution of a relationship assets should be equally divided and support should be paid if one person supported the couple. There were some other issues that disturbed me about Republicans but they are too numerous to name. Finally since I am prolife the deal breaker with me for John McCain came when I heard he was choosing a pro-abortion running mate. I thought I may as well choose Obama.
However Obama is rapidly fading as an option as it is being hammered into me what he did as it related towards babies. A series of videos and articles that I’ve read have convinced me that I want no part of Obama and while watching the video below, it almost looked like the people who were supporters were evil demons from hell and after viewing the video my first thought was I would be embarassed to see my face or my hand holding an Obama sign. The video follows: