Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Where's the Change?
It seems that 'Change' is what Obama based his platform on this political season and I must tell you - I was all ears - then he started elaborating and there was no content behind his statement, does he think we are all stupid? The main thing I have taken away from his rhetoric is that he is going to tax the big guys, corporations and the wealthier sect of our country and give a break to the little guys including the people who don't work and the people who arn't citizens and everyone else. Well I suspect the middle class is going to get screwed once again with this plan but either way - where is the change? Cut taxes, raise taxes .... this has been the party platform of somebody since I have been voting for the last 20 years. I still fondly remember Reagan and have been hopeful of another candidacy that could compare for years, but Obama, my friends, has nothing new to offer.
The Republicans have suprised me this year and given me hope that their big spending ways ARE going to change with the nomination of John McCain. McCain's record in going up against congress is long and filled with little battles on the senate floor that make me believe he has never been the favorite son of any party and this is the kind of change that I am looking for. Can you imagine in insider that doesn't tote the party baggage? I could not foresee a better candidate to really instigate some change in Washington. His 'August Suprise' with the selection of Sarah Palin further cemented the fact that he has no intenion of letting anyone run his candidacy but is going to do things his own way and I can not envision a better leader for our country. I believe McCain is in a unique position to know how the machine works. I think his age is a huge plus, remember Reagan, another old guy that knew what he was doing. McCain has already made all the friends he needs to make and he is one of the strongest patriots I believe we have ever elected to office. I personally believe he may go down as one of the top 10 best Presidents our country has ever known.
The choice of Sarah Palin was wise beyond McCains years! He picked someone not unlike me; someone truly representative of the people of this country. When is the last time we had a VP that was so representative of the people? A governor with 60%, 70%, 80% approval ratings? WOW! And talk about progressive - who would have ever thought it would be the Republicans who stepped up and nominated a woman in this campaign? I believe Obama's decision to snub Hillary will be his downfall. I wouldn't have voted for him anyways but I do believe the race would have been different if his arrogance had not got in his way.
I am still listening in case Obama figures out what 'change' means but I suspect we are going to hear the 'same old thing'.