What Will The Next President Have, Appearance Or Substance-tataufo

I decided to write this article because after watching this presidential campaign since before it started I truly believe that most people really don’t understand how the out.e of this campaign is going affect them. Many people are voting based on appearance, rather than substance. This reminds me of a Winston cigarette .mercial long time ago with their slogan What do you want? Good grammar or good taste? As of this writing, Senator Obama has the lead over Senator McCain. Many people are selecting appearance over substance. And I say this because if you take a real clear look at the two candidates, and do a .parison of the two, there is no .parison. I did quite a bit of research on the two candidates and put together the .parison chart below on them. If you want to know for a fact what a candidate’s record is, a good tool to use is the search engine on the US Senate’s web site and on the State Government web sites of the two states they represent. You will be able to see exactly what their records are and how they voted in the past. If you want to see if they have kept their previous campaign promises, you can do some Internet searches of newspapers in their states and .pare them to their voting record. You will see if they have ever kept any of their campaign promises in the past, or not. .parison Table: Issue 1: Experience Senator McCain: US Navy, 22 years (Includes many years of executive experience). US Senate, 26 years. Senator McCain’s running mate, Governor Sarah Palin has 12 years of executive experience as Governor and a small town Mayor. Senator Obama: .munity Organizer, 4 years. Lawyer at a civil rights law firm, 5 years. State Senator, 8 years (Voted present around 100 times as IL state senator). US Senator, 3 years. No executive experience. His running mate, Senator Biden, does not have any executive experience. Issue 2: Taxes (More or Less?) Senator McCain: Will not raise taxes, and his voting record prove it. Senator Obama: Has promised to raise taxes, as well as voting for tax increases many times in the past. Issue 3: National Security. (With Russia, China, and Iran going through a military buildup, who is more qualified?) Senator McCain: Very strong on national security, with many years of real world experience. Senator Obama: Zero experience and is very weak on national security. Plus he would meet unconditionally with dictators of rogue nations. (His own words) Issue 4: Foreign Policy Experience Senator McCain: Many years of experience and personally know several foreign leaders and is even on a first-name basis with some of them. Senator Obama: None. Zip. Nada. Unless you want to count a speech in Germany and meeting some of the leaders for the first time in his life after realizing his lack of experience is hurting his presidential run. Issue 5: Pork Spending Senator McCain: Has never asked for an earmark in his career and has voted against them even when unpopular. Senator Obama: Has asked for nearly a billion dollars in earmarks in his short 3-year career in the Senate. Issue 6: Alternative Energy Senator McCain: Supports alternative energy and has voted for it in the past. Senator Obama: Voted against alternative energy in the past and didn’t support it until after his lack of support was hurting his run for president. Issue 7: Drilling for Oil Senator McCain: Supports drilling for oil now and has voted for it in the past. Senator Obama: Voted against drilling for oil in the past and didn’t support it until after his lack of support was hurting his run for president. He still is not fully supporting it. Issue 8: Questionable Associations Senator McCain: Charles Keating. Senator McCain was exonerated of any wrongdoing. Senator Obama: 1. William Ayers Unrepentant terrorist. 2. Jeremiah Wright His radical, anti-US, racist, minister for 20+ years. 3. Toney Rezko Convicted felon that helped Senator Obama buy his house. 4. Father Pfleger Another radical minister. 5. Acorn Extreme left wing group suspected of voter fraud and having a large hand in the sub-prime mortgages that caused the current economic crises. 6. Jim Johnson, former Fannie Mae CEO Asked to help pick Senator Obama’s VP running mate and raise money for his campaign. Senator Obama was the second-largest recipient of financial contributions from Fannie Mae, just behind Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd. Issue 9: Other policies Senator McCain: 1. Is pro-life. 2. Is for extending the no child left behind act and give it the funding it should have. 3. Protects the second amendment. 4. Supports cutting funding to sanctuary cities. 5. Keeps campaign promises. Senator Obama: 1. Is pro-choice. (Only IL state senator to speak against the Born Alive Infant’s Protection Act). 2. Wants to re-write the no child left behind act. 3. Is against private gun ownership. 4. Does not support cutting funds to sanctuary cities. 5. Does not keep campaign promises. Issue 10: Size of Government Senator McCain: Wants to reduce the size and involvement of government. Senator Obama: Wants to increase the size, involvement, and spending of government. Issue 11: Transparency Senator McCain: John McCain’s life is an open book. Senator Obama: There is so much about Senator Obama that we don’t know. There are so many questions he has not answered. There are so many things that he is hiding. Senator McCain challenged Senator Obama to have several town hall meetings during the campaign. Senator Obama originally stated anytime, any day. But in the end he backed out and opted for three debates moderated by people that leaned left. If Senator Obama wins this election, the following is what it has taken to get a very questionable, extremely inexperienced, very junior first time Senator past the mark: 1. Senator Obama’s campaign is outspending the Senator McCain’s campaign 4 to 1 or more in some locations. This is due to Senator Obama backing out of an agreement he made with Senator McCain. 2. Senator Obama’s campaign has opened up about 700 offices nation-wide versus less than 100 than Senator McCain’s campaign has opened up. 3. The mainstream media has been .pletely biased against Senator McCain. 4. Biased organizations, such as ACORN, have received contributions from Senator Obama, have been openly supporting Senator Obama, and are under investigation for .mitting voter registration fraud in multiple states favoring Senator Obama. 5 An enormous number of biased celebrities have been supporting Senator Obama and speaking out against Senator McCain. 6. Even though Congress is very unpopular, both sides are controlled by the democrats and have been making biased statements against Senator McCain. 7. Senator McCain is disadvantaged because of the unpopularity of the incumbent President. 8. All four of the debate moderators lean to the left and were not 100% fair. Even with all of the biased and unfair things mentioned above that are running against Senator McCain, Senator Obama only has a narrow lead. Should he not be way out in front? I have heard people state that on the news from both campaigns. That should tell you something. Also, Senator Obama pulled a cheap shot on Senator McCain and the American public in regards to campaign financing. Both campaigns agreed to use public financing during the presidential campaign. At the last moment, Senator Obama backed out of his agreement and took private financing, giving Senator Obama a significant advantage over Senator McCain in financing his campaign. In addition, Senator Obama is not being totally open as to where all his contributions are .ing from. But even though Senator Obama took a sucker punch and tricked Senator McCain and all Americans by backing out of his agreement, Senator McCain is keeping with his word and using public financing. This is severely disadvantaging Senator McCain’s campaign financing by putting much lower caps on the amount of money he will have available. This is the reason Senator Obama can outspend Senator McCain 4 to 1. This also shows that Senator Obama does not keep his campaign promises, just like his past campaign promises. Just imagine what it will be like when you have both the House of Representatives and the Senate controlled by the democrats, and Senator Obama in the Whitehouse signing everything that .es across his desk from them. In other words, the person writing the check will also be the one cashing it. There will be no checks and balances, especially if the democrats pick up a few more seats in the Senate and it be.es filibuster-proof, which means they will have a monopoly. Again, there will be no checks and balances. We will have higher taxes, more government, and fewer rights. They have already promised all of those things. You will have a government that will tax the people that are creating the jobs so they can spread the wealth around. Who do you think creates the jobs in this country? Have you ever seen a business owned by a poor person? Are they the ones starting small businesses and creating jobs? Obviously not! So we have established the fact that the people that own the small businesses and create the jobs are NOT the poor. So lets talk about what is going to happen when they start taxing the people that do own the small businesses that create the jobs. So what do you think will happen when they start taxing the small business owners? First, jobs will be lost. They will not be able to afford to keep the same amount of people they have now they will have to let people go. In addition, they will not be able to expand their businesses and hire more people. The second thing that will happen is that prices will go up. Do you think businesses will not raise the cost of their products and services to offset the extra taxes they have to pay? This should be obvious. The prices will go up on everything and will affect everybody to include the middle class and the poor. When you go to the grocery store, the food prices will be higher. When you go buy a car, the prices will be higher. When you go to the department store the prices are going to be higher. Put yourself in the shoes of a business owner; if your expenses go up, would you not raise the price of your products to pay for them? Of course you would! And taxes are an expense. Now lets talk about presidential qualifications. When a federal employee or a member of the military has a need to have access to classified materials, they would need to get a security clearance. A security clearance attempts to certify that an individual is of high moral character and does not pose a security risk. If a federal employee or a member of the military admits to using a dangerous drug, such as cocaine, they will not be eligible for a security clearance. In addition, an admitted cocaine user would not be able to get in the military and if he or she is a federal employee, he or she would be moved to a position of lesser responsibility and not have access to classified materials. Senator Obama has admitted to using cocaine in his book that he wrote. As a candidate for president, should he not be held up to the same standards of a federal employee or a member of our military? As President, he is going to be exposed to an enormous amount of classified materials, have his finger on the nuke button, and be the .mander in chief of the strongest military in the world. Would you not want someone in that position that can qualify for a security clearance? Another point I would like to make is in regards to Senator Obama’s experience, which is a drop in the bucket .pared to Senator McCain’s. With the world and the economy in such a delicate position, I cannot imagine why anyone would not want the most experienced person in the Whitehouse. Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, and even Senator Obama’s running mate, Senator Joe Biden, have made statements to the fact that Senator Obama is not experienced enough to be President and that the presidency is not the type of job for on-the-job training. They also said that Senator McCain brings a lifetime of experience to the table. Senator Obama’s running mate, Senator Biden, even said he would even be honored to run with his friend John McCain. These individuals are now claiming that they said that during the primaries when they were running against Senator Obama. Does that mean they were lying then, or now? Senator Obama claimed that he had more diverse foreign policy experience because he lived overseas as a kid. Living overseas does not give you foreign policy experience, unless you are an Ambassador, which he was not. If it did, then Senator John McCain would again best Senator Obama’s record since he has lived overseas being a member of the military. What issue or issues are you going to base your voting decision on? Will it be the economy? National defense? Education? There are so many out there. Because of the current economic situation, a large number of you are going to base your decision on who is best for the economy. I would hope that I have answered this question for you earlier on in this article. Such as pointing out which candidate has promised to raise taxes and spend more reducing jobs and raising the cost to live. But just in case I have not, I have a couple additional items for you to think about. If you look at all of the campaign promises on Senator Obama’s web site, you will see hundreds of them. How is he going to pay for them? I think I answered that already. But, if you add of the costs of all of them, mathematically it is going to cost us a lot more than he will be able to raise in taxes. So many of these are going to be just like so many of his previous campaign promises they won’t get done. Maybe the economy is not the best issue to use in making a decision for president. What about national defense? In my opinion, if you don’t have a secure nation, the rest of the issues are moot. With Russia and China outspending us two fold to build up their military; with Iran and North Korea toying around with nukes and making threats; with Russia making friends and conducting military exercises not too far from our back door in Venezuela; with Russia helping Iran build nuclear processing material plants; and with the terrorist threat growing in Pakistan (a nuclear country), Afghanistan, Africa, and several other countries throughout the world, I want the most experienced and tested person in that office. Not some junior Senator that has absolutely no experience in national security. The economy is important, but national defense is a must. Remember, if our country is not secure, then the economy means nothing, our freedom is in jeopardy, and our lives as we know them today could easily be drastically changed in a moments notice. Just ask the citizens of the country of Georgia. One last point: Have you see who is openly supporting Senator Obama in the news? Iran and the terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah have made public statements that they would prefer Sen. Obama to win. Go figure. So after reading this article, where do you stand? The differences in these two candidates are very apparent. On one hand, you have an individual with many years of applicable real world experience, has been a public servant and leader for about 50 years, has a proven record to reduce taxes and government spending, and is dedicated to growing the US economy and jobs. On the other hand, you have an individual with very little experience, questionable associations, has a proven record to increase taxes, government spending, and earmarks, and has promised to increase taxes and government spending. As I said at the beginning of this article, I cannot imagine why anyone in their right mind, after doing a real .parison of the two candidates, would vote for Senator Obama. I admit, he presents himself well and has a good appearance, as long as he has a teleprompter to read from. So the bottom line is what do you want in the next president, appearance or substance? 相关的主题文章: