It's sad to see someone whom is so far to the left get this far along in the process. He's a scary guy on paper. He's a radical, pure and simple.
He's reveals his misguided idealism in his callow views of the criminal element of our society. He thinks recidivism among career criminals is something that can be cured by creating an outreach network. He thinks that the criminal penalty of gang related crimes should be equal to non-gang related crimes. That there should be no additional penalty. He wants to dole out welfare, SS, Medicaid, and driver licenses to illegal immigrants. There is a lot of emphasis he places on helping the indigent minority groups. Essentially rewarding them for illegally entering the country and providing no penalty for abrogating the naturalization process. That mindset is freaking scary, people! I can't believe that this whole nightmare has come to fruition.
This weak, disingenuous, disaffected, and amoral culture of shit that we've evolved into turns my stomach. It is highly probably that he will destroy McCain in the general election. We are going to put into office a radical left junior Senator that is unabashedly unpatriotic and lacking in sentimentality. Someone who cares A LOT about a "nation of laws", but disregards the purpose and sacrifice of the men who wrote them.
Hell even McCain's immigration policy is deplorable, but at least he doesn't appear as if he wants to completely give away the farm. There is no personal accountability with Obama. Everyone's woes, minorities in particular, are a direct result of their environment and/or race. And we must sympathize with all the indigent and minorites among us for their hardships. It's not the individual's responsibility to stand on their own two feet, but it is responsibility of the Federal Gov. via the tax payer to be their crutch.
He's also a flip flopping nut case hypocrite(like most modern era politicians). He frequently bemoans the Bush Administration's assault on our civil liberties post 9/11. However, after promising to repeal or significantly modify the existing Patriot Act he then subsequently voted to reauthorize it in 2006.
Does anyone else find it odd that just 7 years after 9/11 that this country is ostensibly electing a leftist Democrat with Muslim lineage?? I realize he's not Muslim per him, but I have always found that aspect fascinating.
What a mess. Well, I stated a while back that when the time comes I will be voting for the candidate that is closest to the center of the diamond. It looks like for the first time in my voting history I will be voting Republican. Wow! Hell has frozen over.
One final thought....If Obama becomes El Presidente, then I'm going to be rolling in the floor laughing
upchucking my Yoo-hoo watching the ACLU, NAACP, and Muslim advocacy groups on CSPAN decrying the rampant institutional racism that continues to hinder and oppress the beleaguered black man. For those of you that don't get the reference. It is quite common on channels like CSPAN to find a civil rights activist standing on a dais wearing a 3 piece suite and gold rings spewing out angry rants about oppression against blacks in America. Then they get into their caravan of Cadillac Escalades or Limo's and leave after the taping.