I scare you? It seems to me you may want to examine your own values rather than direct me to question mine. I find many of the lefty posts here are rooted in uninformed opinion, feel good fantasy about the way the world should be, and outright emotion rather than cold hard assessment of facts and reality.McCain -- Service Academy graduate, career Naval Officer, fighter pilot, US Senator with a long and distinguished legislative record.
Obama -- Stayed in school instead of getting a real job, became a community rabble-rouser and race-baiter before launching undistinguished career in the Illinois legislature followed by a short stint as a US Senator where he racked up the most liberal voting record of all 100, further left than Teddy Kennedy.
See, we can all play the game.
You scare me CurlyDad... I've seen you in a few forums and on the abortion issue, you seem a little sexist. Now in this forum, you have nothing substantial to say and clearly you didn't understand the meaning of the post. Again, you should check into your values and ask yourself the real reason you're not voting for Obama. If you find that your reasons are legitimate, then fine. But if by chance you discover that you really don't know the reason and you're just pre-disposed to judging him more harshly, then maybe you've taken a page from Mr. William Lynch's book.
Look up a few threads and check out the article on white privilage. You'd probably never admit it, but it's true. The black man has to fly to get to what the white man can walk to.
I don't give a damn about race -- Obama or otherwise. That's a pre-occupation of the left that most conservatives don't even understand, despite being accused of racism at every turn. My problem with Obama is that his background is rooted in political radicalism, racial grievences politics, and Marxist inspired ideology. His socialist vision for government, economy and society has been tried around the globe and has failed miserably again and again.
Why people continue to advocate for it demonstrates the lack of understand of economics and history that our politically correct eductation system has foisted on too many generations.
Your implication that my opposition to Obama is little more than knee-jerk racism is offensive on several levels.
1) Suggestions of racism are too often used to shut down legitimate debate and attack character when facts aren't available.
2) You have no reason to suspect race has any place in my thinking, but assume that is what drives it unless I specifiy otherwise. The idea that examination of my values will lead my away from my inherent racist view is despicable and makes me wonder if that is how other liberals view people that don't agree with them. What a sad way to view society.
3) It's a cop out to suggest it's all about race. There's no reason to believe that, except it absolves you from examining what's really happening.