Friday, August 29, 2008

Obama’s Speech

I saw Obama’s acceptance speech last night at Mile High Stadium, and there was little in it that anybody could dispute. He skirted some of the tough issues such as abortion and same-sex marriage, but on most issues I agree with what he said. This country is facing severe problems, and they must be effectively dealt with.

However, we have to realize that is was a typical campaign or state of the union address, well done, but typical. He addressed most of the major issues and said he would fix them. All I have to say is, “Good luck.”

Congress has to pass the bills the President presents to them, and we have had do-nothing congresses for the past 30 years or so. We had 12 years of a do-nothing Republican-dominated congress, and while some major problems were solved, there were not as many as should have been. We had the Democrats, let by Daschle, to thank for some of that lack of progress, because they obstructed many bills. They did so either because they ideologically didn’t agree or they didn’t want the Republicans to get credit.

Now we have a Democrat-controlled congress, and nothing of substance has happened. What I’m getting at is that Obama and McCain can talk and talk and talk, but nothing’s gonna happen unless we hold our congressmen and senators accountable. We voted out the Republicans, and we should vote out the Democrats if they don’t deliver.

While Obama talks motherhood and apple pie, look deeper at the specifics. He’s still a liberal, and he isn’t going to change. If that’s what you want, vote for him by all means. If you want someone less on the extreme, and leaning conservative, then vote for McCain. This is a critical election, on which the future of our country depends. Please study the candidates and vote. Please be an informed voter.

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