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I suppose Biden himself could also be a bit of crisis for Sen. Obama’s campaign. Why so many people are willing to overlook the fact that Obama is the least prepared and most inexperienced presidential candidate in modern times is a quandary. And why people think he can fix the economy when he has never actually even run a business or even a city government is remarkable.
This is not some fairy tale story with a happy ending if Sen. Obama is elected. No. This is as serious as it gets. The person elected will be responsible not only for our economy but also for our security and position in the world. Russia, North Korea, China, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Palestine and Venezuela with all their problems do not disappear with an inspiring speech or campaign promise. I think Biden understands that. I think voters understand that too, but we ignore it to our peril.
“Live free or die!” is one of our nation’s storied mottoes, yet America is on the precipice of trading freedom with its uncertainties and endless opportunities for the mediocre “safety” of massive government programs funded with your money to fix all of our problems. Obama is attempting to buy votes with the promise of tax rebate checks for millions of people who don’t even pay any Federal income taxes. I grant that McCain is not the best example of conservative economic prowess, but Obama is much worse and intentionally so. We forget that government created these problems in the first place. Over-taxing success and feeding more money to government solves nothing and kills jobs.
In addition, we are about to tell the world whether they can “test” our resolve or not. Obama has consistently demonstrated his willingness to back down from a necessary fight. And he’s been dead wrong. If Obama had been President these past four years, Iraq would be lost. Gone would be the chance at a stable democracy and the new opportunity for women’s rights in the Middle East. In fact, if Obama had been President eight years ago, Saddam Hussein would still be in power today. And so what Obama represents to me is quite simple—less freedom here and abroad and more fear. Don’t take my word for it, just ask Obama’s VP.
…[W]hy aren’t the networks covering the fact that Barack Obama’s half-brother George lives in a 6 by 10 foot hut in the slums of Kenya? It took a reporter for the Italian edition of Vanity Fairto locate George Obama. Obama noted that when he met his famous half-brother in 2006 “we spoke for just a few minutes. It was like meeting a complete stranger.” George Obama also told the magazine that “I live here on less than a dollar month,” and “if anyone says something about my surname, I say we are not related. I am ashamed.” Obama has done absolutely nothing to help his unfortunate half-brother.
I found this story interesting, but I’m not quite sure it shows hypocrisy on the part of Barack Obama. Maybe if they were brothers who grew up together, but they have different mothers and it appears to me that they did not meet until a couple years ago even though they share the same father. While I disagree with many of Sen. Obama’s policies and political ideology, there is much to commend him for in his young political career.
Sen. Obama is correct to say that no where else in the world could his story be possible. Of course, the same could be said for Sen. McCain & Gov. Palin as well. America is blessed beyond measure, despite her imperfections. Her people and her Christian foundations and her work ethic have made us the most prosperous nation in the history of the world despite the current “struggling” economy and all — so I cringe when I hear politicians say things like “it’s time to chart a new course.”
Sure, we need to stop wasting our resources and end our dependence on unfriendly nations and their resources. We need to find ways to meet the challenges ahead. But we need not forget that America is still the envy of the world. We have amazing freedom. And we have become numb to our own wealth and prosperity. People risk life and limb to reach our shores to breathe freedom’s air even if it means living in “poverty” by our own standards. And if for one moment we might think that America is a disgrace and an embarrassment and an experiment gone terribly wrong, all we need to do is have a conversation with someone like George Obama.