I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you…

Obama.

The savior.

The ambassador of change.

The first president to ever have the real answers we need.

I’m I the only person who thinks this is a crock of poo? First of all, the historical evidence, along with the evidence of his actual plans (which, by the way, are barely vetted), strongly suggest that at best it will be no change at all, and at worst he will turn us into a socialistic bastardized economy.

When Obama talks about America needing a change, he doesn’t mean anything in particular, except for one thing: He would be President.

The change Obama wants is for himself to have the power.

So I mentioned the historical evidence that suggests this is all a crock of poo. Many countries before us have had unpopular leaders, recessions, and unpopular wars. The result is usually the same. In Russia, they got Joseph Stalin. In Germany, they got Adolph Hitler. The people of those countries DEMANDED that change.

Even recently, we’ve seen Russia, a country historically hard-line communist, reverting back to its old ways. Why? Because the economy there sucks and the people are used to living somewhere with a tough leader who doesn’t care who likes it.

I don’t think Obama is tough. I think Obama is Robin Hood. Obama wants to redistribute wealth from “rich” people and organizations to poor people. Never mind that rich people create jobs. Never mind that organizations… even oil companies… employ people and are owned by regular Americans. In fact, public companies are owned by MANY Americans.

So when Obama starts talking about windfall profits taxes and giving “excess profits” to poor people, what he’s really planning to do is take earnings away from investors (including your 401k, I might mention) and giving it to dopey people whose vote can be purchased for a few hundred bucks. And lets not forget that the oil companies (who make about 8% profit as opposed to Microsoft’s 20%) will have to make up for that huge tax somehow, so expect gas prices to go up. And if he can tax big oil, he can tax any company that “makes too much money.”

This is fairytale thinking. Robin Hood sounds like a great idea, because in that case, he was robbing FROM THE GOVERNMENT and giving the money to the oppressed people. The story kind of falls apart when you start taking money from successful and ambitious people and giving it to the lazy and underacheiving population. Pure socialism such as that can only incent people to work less, or to take their toys and move to another country.

I think we Americans usually ignore the long-term impacts of socialism. We want our $1,000 checks from those big oil bastards, consequences be damned! I’d rather give up my $1,000 check today so that I can live in a country that isn’t going down the drain.

Add to that Obama’s stark anti-American record of voting for higher taxes, gun control, abortion on demand (including partial birth), and his absolute lack of any international credibility, and then add a dash of his inability to speak extemporaneously (a sign of someone who’s merely an actor memorizing lines), and you’ve got a disaster in the making.

If Obama is the President and Pelosi is still the speaker of the house… you’d better stock up on rations and hide your wallet.

Obama is not the savior. He is at best a political hack, and at worst, the man who will take us down the road towards socialism that will be nearly impossible to undo.

  7 comments for “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help you…

  1. livieloo
    August 19, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    Amen.

  2. HRT
    August 19, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    …but he’s just so dang pretty, and he smells nice. Well he looks like he smells nice. McCain looks like he smells like old man.

    I’m the very definition of undecided.

    I can’t decide if I want to move to Austrailia or Papa New Guinea after the election.

  3. Meg
    August 19, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    I agree with HRT. I think I’ll just find a nice hide-a-way in Sweden where my blond headed, blue eyed children will fit in, and pretend I’m not an American.

  4. syn_ack89
    August 19, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    When you said “Anyhow, what I learned is that I need to write bitter, cynical, inflammatory posts geared towards white married women.” you decided to DELIVER!

  5. August 20, 2008 at 6:43 am

    When I look at Obama, I ask “What are we changing TO?”

    Then I look into his deep brown eyes and everything’s OK again.

  6. Keith
    August 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Hey, someone needs to argue with you, or these postings aren’t going to be any fun! I say that Obama and change may indeed be bad for America, however, if you follow the logic of your historical examples we should all follow HRT’s lead and move to some other country because the USA must be tanking so badly that it is now unrecoverable. (China is a good bet for next big superpower, especially if you are a dispensationalist). Either angry white people (especially the bald ones!) are going to take us back to Jim Crow (although we may pick new targets), or angry leftists are going to mobilize everyone else against the angry whities.

    Maybe if one of the other guys was running against Obama, I might just jump on the bandwagon with you. Actually, if McCain was acting a little smarter and less manipulated, I’d probably still jump on the wagon with you. I can’t.

    I used to be a short-list issue voter, but now I’m a single-issue voter. . . I just vote against the guy I am more convinced is part of the Illuminati/Tri-lateral Commission conspiracy .. . IT’S TRUE, YOU KNOW! THE ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT IS COMING! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

  7. Incredipete
    August 22, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    HAHAHAHA. Great comment. Fortunately for me, I’m not a dispensationalist.

    I’m really torn. Either guy, the country’s on the greased chute to hell, especially considering Congress will be controlled by the Democrats. And I’m not terribly happy with McCain as an option. However, I agree with McCain on about 40% of issues, and with Obama on exactly 0%, thus my need to vote for McCain (or the Libertarian candidate).

    On the other hand, if the country’s going down the chute, then maybe it would be better for the Republican party if it happens on Obama’s watch.

    And despite any other thing you might say about either candidate, I simply cannot pull the lever for someone who believes it’s ok to kill unborn babies.

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