Friday, August 1, 2008

Breakdown of Reasons not To Vote for John McCain...

I was out this morning doing some research on John McCain. After all, there's no better way to get popular opinion then searching people's blogs. I find a lot of useful tidbits there.

Anyways, one of the blogs I looked at was this one right here, which contains a list of things you should know about John McCain before you vote for him. I actually saw these in a YouTube video before, it was titled something like 'Ten reasons not to vote for John McCain.' But I digress.

I'm going to take this list and break it down with my own opinions over here on my blog. Be warned: these are my opinions, and I can almost guarantee you won't like some of them.

With that said, let's commence on the list.

1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.

WTHeck? Why in the world does Martin Luther King Jr. need his own holiday? Someone out there explain this to me. Why does he need his own holiday? Oh, and if this is all they're debating on Capitol Hill, I'm gonna be upset. Believe it or not these people have more important things to be doing, like, gee, I dunno, maybe working on that war we're fighting?

2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."

I'm not sure what they're talking about so I'll skip this.

3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.

And he spent 5 1/2 years in Vietnam as a POW doing what? Being tortured. That's most likely why he's against it. And as much as I'm not fond of the thought of torturing someone, if you need to take vital information from a terrorist and you know you can get it out of him by torture, more power to ya. Contrary to what the government and the media wants you to think, terrorists do not deserve rights to protection. If you haven't, you should read my other post, 'A Reason Not To Care.' It sort of fits into this.

4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."

Good. This is good. Yes, I know you're glaring at me, but I don't really care. Do you know how many living yet unborn children have died-yes DIED, the proper terminology is actually 'were murdered' - since Roe vs. Wade was enacted? I went and looked it up, and I was shocked. 49,915,603 babies have died since Roe vs. Wade. Forty-nine million nine hundred and fifteen thousand, six hundred and three unborn babies have been murdered. (And then after we're done endorsing murder we ask God to bless America. What a laugh.) There is only ONE time abortion should be an option, and that is when the mother's life is threatened; when it would be either her or the baby.

5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.

Skipping this too. I know virtually nothing about these people. Although I do wonder how much money those people would have gotten had Bush not vetoed the thing...

6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.

Someone should tell the AP that not everyone in America is facing foreclosure. Only about 10% of the population is. It's really not as bad as they paint it, and McCain is RICH. He can AFFORD to have eight houses. You need to think this one through, people. 10% of the population is facing foreclosure, and if I'm not mistaken, it's because they buy houses they cannot afford. Could it be that, in fact, John McCain is right?!? (insert horrified gasp here.) -_-)

7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

The thought of Obama being president makes me cringe. If that Democrat gets into office you can kiss America as we know it goodbye. I don't agree with everything McCain stands for, but it's either him or Obama so we either have to pick one or impeach both of 'em. (Personally, I think we should impeach both candidates.)

8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.

Whatever. I know lobbyists are said to manipulate votes, but to fix that you have to purge the whole government of them, and right now I have a different fish to be frying; one named Barack Obama. Speaking of Obama, how many lobbyists are working for him?

9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."

I about choked on my own spit when I saw this. This deserves a bigger WTHeck? then the first item on this list. Seriously, WTHeck is wrong with these people?!?!? America's founding mission is to destroy Islam? Where on this planet did you get that? The Catholic Church is the Antichrist? What? Misguided yes, the Antichrist no. Gees, those three better get their Bibles back out. I'm kicking myself because I can't remember the verses, but what about that one that one about loving your neighbors? Doing good to your enemies so you can heap coals of fire on their heads? Come on! There's other verses in there that fit the Catholics, too. And if Parsley think that this country's founding mission was to destroy Islam, he'd better get his American history book back out.

10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.

Good. I've sick of having this Global Warming farce (and it is a farce) shoved down my throat. I hope that when I finally buy a car, it dumps twenty tons of Co2 into the atmoshpere, and I'm ONLY saying that so I can make Al Gore and his cronies cringe. Now if we could just get McCain to let oil companies drill in ANWR...

And so, those are the ten reasons, and my personal opinion on them. Some things are good, and others are bad. On whole, on a rank from 1-5 stars, McCain gets three and a half. He can do the job, at least. Obama gets 1/2 a star, but I'll wait for different day to bash him. And so, thus ends my first political post. I checked posts waiting to go up, and it turns out I actually had three to go up. Whatever.

I'm outta here.

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