Thursday, August 28, 2008

Obama the Next President of the United States...

The Democratic National Convention is in full swing.
Last night we heard Hillary Clinton giving her full support to Barack Obama and denouncing John McCain. Yes, we all know its about money and fundraising. But maybe this time, the optimist in me hopes, its there real thing.
I have watched the slow decline of the dollar since Bush has come into office. I have seen the civil rights and liberties, of the American people, thrown away in the name of National Security. I have seen families go from being happy and successful to desperate and poor. The price of gasoline has sky rocketed to over $4 a gallon. The value of houses has plummeted and people are losing their homes. Businesses are collapsing. We are borrowing money from the Chinese to pay for the war in Iraq. The military is being asked to fight but on the same hand their benefits are being denied and even taken away.
Then we get someone like John McCain. Talk about four more years of the same thing. He openly announces that he will ask the youth of America to join the military and fight. He jokes about attacking Iran.
How much more can we take?
I'll be honest. I voted for Hillary. But at the time I knew next to nothing about Barack Obama. But over the past few months he has shown a face that is different from the political clones that have been running for a long time. There are days where it is too expensive for me to go to work. As of late, it costs me $10 a day to drive to and from my job. That's $50 a week just for work alone. Factor in grocery shopping and other errands it can sore to $70 - 90 dollars a week on gas. The price of groceries, basic staples has soared as well. Milk, $3.50 to $4.25 a gallon. Bread $2.50 a loaf. Its insane, and I'm sick of eating Mac and Cheese because we have no money. I am long overdue for a raise and with two babies at home, there are times where is seems as if the whole world is against you. Diapers can get very expensive when you have barely enough money for food and formula.
Its what Obama and the Democrats are promising. I really hope that it is true and not just a campaign.


simon said...

Obama 4 President!!!!

r.a.w. said...

Well said.

Your post mirrors my sense of frustration as well.

I havent seen any of the convention, Ive been buzy doing other things.
I did hear some excerpts of Bill Clinton's speech on the radio driving home from work and it made me sorry that I didnt see it on television.
Ill probably just pull it up off the net when I get the chance.

My mom voted for Hillary too, and confessed to me that the reason she didnt vote for Obama was because she didnt think he could win because he is black and we live in a racist country.

Obama seems earnest, I hope he really is different too.
voting for him is like voting for the mystery box with a question mark on it.
anything could be in there !

But we know what the other choice is.

McCain proudly supported the Iraq invasion, we never got Bin Laden or whoever perpetrated sept11th, and yeah, McCain is also making noises about invading Iran too, and he thinks the economy is just fine.

This makes Obama better than McCain no matter what.

Ill be lighting a voodoo prayer candle on this one.

dark truths said...

He is an excellent speaker and promises everything in a way that seems to reflect Bill Clinton years ago. He's inexperienced but head strong. So hopefully , not corruptible in the ways that most politicians are.
We'll see.

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John McCane said...

Obama talks about siding with the people just before he flew off for a fundraiser in Hollywood with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends. Let me tell you, my friends, there's no place I'd rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio.

al goldstein said...

Forget about McCain and Obama.

I am running for president too you know.

Vote for me instead and stick it to both of those guys.