The State of Ohio Blogger Alliance has undertaken the task of highlighting criticisms of the Obama ticket that the in-the-tank MSM works hard to downplay or outright ignore. The effort has been titled “Help Ohio Prevent Electing Obama Now” (HOPE ON), and, in all, 13 installments will be rolled out for blog readers to peruse and reflect upon.
Thank you, Senator McCain. We don’t hear much about your service to our country. You don’t talk about it very often. But that’s okay. We will.
We all know to judge a man’s character not by what he says, but what he does. You haven’t just told us you love America. You have shown us. The years you spent tortured as a prisoner of war, don’t just tell us you are honorable. They show us we can trust you.
What did our Founding Fathers hope for in a president? How about a war hero who sacrificed again and again for the love of his country? How about a veteran of the Senate who has tirelessly put America first?
Senator McCain, fads come and go, but they don’t last. You are not a fad. You are the real deal, Senator. We could never question your commitment. We can’t question your experience. We can’t question your associations and your motivations.
You have always been proud of America. You have always put your country first. And for that, we say, “Thank you, Senator.”
The person who really did an excellent job of pointing out why McCain is the right person for the presidency right now is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Here’s a video clip of Schwarzenegger speaking to those assembled at a McCain rally in Columbus, Ohio, during the past week. At about the 4 minute mark into the video, Schwarzenegger extols McCain by saying, “I only play an action hero in the movies, but John McCain is a real action hero.” At about 5 minutes and 20 seconds, Schwarzenegger recounts his own migration from the socialism of Europe to the opportunity of America. He also points out that Europe has had to backpedal on socialism because of its pratfalls, and he points out that America should not be marching toward socialism to find solutions for our economic problems, because socialism doesn’t have the solutions. The Schwarzenegger speech is definitely worth a listen, so I hope you check it out.
From the Buckeye RINO perspective:
I’m pleased that Senator McCain stopped by Sandusky on his whirlwind campaign tour of Ohio. On the stump, McCain gave a rousing speech, like the one at the Republican National Convention, imbued with hope, which is a stark contrast with the stump speeches I’ve sampled from Joe Biden. Obama, on the stump, mocks McCain, but I don’t think there’s really much to mock, even though it has worked wonders on turning Obama into the media darling while placing McCain in the media doghouse. McCain has not been George W. Bush, despite Obama’s contrary assertions. McCain has been transparent. McCain has been bipartisan. McCain has been true to America even through times of wartime torture, and he has the scars to prove it. McCain and Palin are firmly committed to reforming Washington DC. As I noted in Part 9, McCain and Obama should be measured by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.
If you’ve been reading this HOPE ON series, then you are aware of some of the most troubling aspects of the Obama platform.
- Obama has revealed himself to be a socialist. We now have the smoking gun. Now that he’s been pinned down, his counter-argument is that McCain’s platform is based on “selfishness,” which is hardly the way I’d describe John McCain when the chips are down.
- It’s now been shown that Obama’s reluctant shift toward an all-of-the-above approach toward energy was just a sham, as it’s now come out that the regulatory burden to be imposed on the coal industry during an Obama presidency will be prohibitive. How many more industries, not just in the energy sector, could be impacted by regulatory burdens imposed by Obama remains to be seen.
- Obama’s views on education reform aren’t directed at learning or achieving academic success. As shown by his work with Bill Ayers, “social justice” is to be the ultimate imperative that the schools are charged with achieving.
- Obama hasn’t been forthright, and the media has been his willing accomplice, as he intentionally steers clear of a number of topics.
- His views on how to achieve foreign policy objectives aren’t just naive, they are dangerous.
- Obama and his campaign are using the same politics of personal destruction against detractors like Joe the Plumber that Bill Clinton used against the likes of Paula Jones.
- Obama not only didn’t keep his word about public financing of his campaign, but he and his campaign have deliberately removed the checks and balances that would ensure that donors are identified, are U.S. citizens, have not donated using stolen credit card numbers, and have not exceeded the individual donation limits.
- And if checks and balances aren’t in place when it comes to campaign finances, they aren’t in place when it comes to voting. The notoriously corrupt Chicago political machine has been exported from Illinois to all parts of the United States, especially swing states like Ohio. Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner has not ensured the integrity of elections. The system can be gamed. There are reports of ballot box stuffing and other forms of election fraud across the USA. Brunner is now publicly saying that checking against voter fraud may cause her computer network to crash, which is the biggest lie I’ve heard emanating from Columbus since Marc Dann was drummed out of the Ohio Attorney General’s office.
This is just a partial list, for it doesn’t touch on issues of immigration, abortion, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, China, infrastructure, consumer protection, the First Amendment (“fairness doctrine”), the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Supreme Court, national defence, housing, the Federal Reserve, states rights, etc.
McCain’s reforms are aimed at increasing the integrity of our nation’s politics. Obama’s proposed changes, especially in light of how the campaign has been conducted, raise questions about integrity. McCain is the real reformer, the real maverick, the real change agent, the real action hero, the real deal.