Resume Building for Idiots

Sen Obama is heading overseas this summer on a quest to add foreign affairs experience to his resume.  In July  he will head to Britain, France, Germany, Israel and Jordan to discuss terrorism, nuclear proliferation and climate change.  All of this in an effort to write a speech that includes foreign policy initiatives and look Presidential (hopefully he’ll wear a tie). 

Obama’s supporters will see this as brilliant and groundbreaking policy while blasting McCain for his trips to Mexico, Columbia and (recently) Canada.  What Obama’s supporters won’t talk about is how their candidate will not go to Iraq because he knows that once there he will have to say something good about the progress being made in that country.  They will also not concede the fact that Obama’s trip is purely a show, designed only for foreign policy photo ops, while McCain’s trips have to do with real issues, such as immigration and the economy  and trade. 

Obama knows that as November inches closer he will need something to point to on his resume.  In debates, when faced with foreign policy questions, he will not be able to answer ” When I was in this country….” or “Having met with this leader or that leader….”, whereas McCain will be able to cite 20 years + of foreign affairs meetings.  In discussions about the economy, Obama can’t cite specific things he has supported or introduced into the legislature as a Senator because he has no specific experience on the issue, nor has he talked to the leaders of any foreign nation about how to stop or stem illegal immigration.  McCain, on the other hand, can point to specific decisions he has made in the Senate and cite discussions with foreign leaders about immigration and it’s effect on the US economy.  And while all of McCain’s decisions and legislative attempts have not been popular or passed, at least he put his neck out to try to enact reform,  not just talk about it as if it were the Holy Grail. 

So as Sen Obama prepares to talk about the weather with European heads of state,  let’s hope he packs a tie for those photo ops.  Afterall, those pictures will look good framed when he redecorates his junior Senator’s office come November. 

Obama-I am not a Muslim!!-Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

Sen Obama has done it again, and again, and again……..

Last week Sen Obama’s campaign turned away 2 Muslim women from his speaking engagement because it could have looked bad for Obama to be photographed with Muslims given the misinformation about Obama’s faith circulating on the Internet.  The same Obama campaign that said  “Obama is proud to have the support of millions of Americans of faith and looks forward to working across religious lines to bring our country together,”.  I’m not sure, how is this an action of “unity” nor do I see religious lines a stumbling block to national unity, this isn’t the Middle East after all!?

Also, Sen Obama recently unveiled his new Presidential seal which reveals the phrase “Vero Possumus” or “Truly, We are Able”.  The phrase replaces “E Pluribus Unum”, or Out of Many, One.  The change of phrase used by Obama must have delighted Loius Farrakhan and other activists who support Obama since they have criticized the nation’s motto in the past.  http://news.aol.com/newsmakers/elections for a picture of a bored Obama behind his new seal. 

Also, Sen Obama turned his back on one of his earliest promises in this campaign last week when he declined public financing for the election.  In refusing to accept public financing, Sen Obama said something like –It sounded like a good idea at the time but now I have all this cash from big donors so why would I want the public money?  Oh and he also said “broken system” and “change” when referring to the public financing system, making his supporters swoon with delight. 

And let us not forget that Sen Obama has said that all terrorists deserve rights and we should welcome them into our court system as we welcome all U.S. citizens.  It’s my guess that he is passing out the names of good lawyers to the inmates at Gitmo right now. 

My question is this WHO the hell is supporting this guy?  After doing and saying all of this ( in the past week) people are still lining up to hear him speak.  He has openly stated that he WILL raise taxes,  he WILL talk to terrorist nations as friends, and he WILL pull out of Iraq no matter what ground commanders say, and he WILL invade Pakistan and WILL go after anyone who makes “outrageous” profits in our economy, whatever “outrageous” profits are I don’t know.  Is no one listening to him?  Is the shiny penny of “change” too distracting? 

Obama has been saying that the Republicans are using fear to get votes.  I agree, playing any of Sen Obama’s speaches provides enough fear for anyoine who listens. 

 

The 1/2 Compromise

The Three-Fifths Compromise was a deal brokered at the Constitutional Convention over slavery.  It stated that slaves were to be counted as three-fifths of a person when it came to taxes and representation.  Stating in essence that blacks were less of a person than whites,  the Compromise established a racist view we are still correcting today through political correctness and Affirmative Action, among other things.

Voters in Florida and Michigan had their own compromise on Saturday when they were told that their votes would be counted as less than a vote in the Democratic Primaries.  In a move designed to bring together a fractured Democratic party, the DNC decided that each voter would be counted as half a person and delegates would be apportioned by half.  Even in Michigan were Obama did not even place because his name was not on the ballot,  both Hilary and Obama received delegates.  After months of stating that a rules violation was a rules violation and that neither state would be seated, Howard Dean and his DNC have now pandered to those states in an act of compromise to get votes in November. 

Apples to oranges? Maybe.  But the question remains, if Obama was in Hilary’s shoes, would the black leaders have cited the three-fifths compromise as a way to get a full seating of delegates given the racial divide that has manifested itself throughout the primary campaign?  Would we be hearing Obama supporters talk about the “typical white person” or bitter Americans if he were in her shoes? 

History is filled with “what ifs”.  Decisions that affected the country could have had a dramatically different outcome if they had been taken in another direction.  The Florida and Michigan decision is one of those decisions. Obama is the candidate as of today but will the voters in Floida and Michigan see him worthy of a full vote in November?