Monday, February 25, 2008

Think Obama is a viable (second) choice? Think again!

(hat tip: Daily Paul, Gayle)

I'm very disturbed by the kind of support that Senator Obama has been getting lately. He's getting support from the mainstream Democratic party, of course, but what scares me even more is that some of my fellow, more liberal Ron Paul supporters, along with moderate young people are looking at him as a viable second, or even first choice. This is dangerous thinking, friends!

Gayle has a post up about Louis Farrakhan's essential endorsement of Obama. For those of you who might not be familiar with Farrakhan, here are a few quotes from him (emphasis added.)

"Here the Jews don't like Farrakhan and so they call me 'Hitler'. Well that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man."
"White people are potential humans — they haven't evolved yet.

“FEMA is too White to represent us and so is the Red Cross.”

After a little searching (OK, I did a Google search) I found this Washington Post article which talks about Senator Obama's church's recent praise of Farrakhan as a man who "truly epitomized greatness." It would be fair to note, as the article points out, nothing directly ties Obama directly to Farrakhan, and Obama has made a few vague statements about "not agreeing with his church" on everything. And no, politicians don't pick the people who endorse them.

However, I find it very disturbing that the Senator hasn't openly spoken out against Farrakhan, and I feel it's because he doesn't want to cut ties with that extreme fringe of Black activists. I think that's very disappointing, at least, and at most, despicable.

But anyway, another thing that I've heard from some of my fellow Ron Paul supporters is that Obama is the second best candidate because of his foreign policy. First of all, I think it's foolish to be a single-issue voter. I'm not voting for McCain or Obama, but it's for a variety of reasons. Either way, Obama's foreign policy as a whole is not preferable. He's against the Iraq war, yes, but that's just one issue...Read this quote is from an article on (again, emphasis added)

"A nice-sounding bill called the "Global Poverty Act," sponsored by Democratic presidential candidate and Senator Barack Obama, is up for a Senate vote on Thursday and could result in the imposition of a global tax on the United States. The bill, which has the support of many liberal religious groups, makes levels of U.S. foreign aid spending subservient to the dictates of the United Nations."

I don't know about you, but this seems ridiculous to me! Aside from the U.S. having no jurisdiction or authority to tax our citizens to send money abroad, this would put more power with the U.N.! Our economy is already stretched thin, we're entering, if not already in, a recession, and Obama would have us send our money to the U.N., for "global poverty"!? Obama's foreign policies are just as globalistic as any of Bush's, and his domestic plans are socialistic. And you're telling me he's a reasonable second choice to Ron Paul (or a reasonable choice at all)? Come on, people!

Those are just two of the many reasons I don't support Barack Obama, but it's getting late, I'm getting wordy, and I have school in the morning...