Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama is a Socialist

I have been arguing that Obama is a socialist for months now, and a recording from 2001 has come to light that demonstrates very clearly, and in his own words, that he is a socialist.

Needless to say, if this man becomes President, he will bring a Marxist agenda and our freedoms will be curtailed further, and we'll be in a bad way.

Hopefully in a couple weeks we can look back at this time and laugh. But right now, I'm more afraid than amused.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama's Radical Connections

Here is a video that displays how Barack Obama is connected to radicals including William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and ACORN. It is impossible for me to believe that all these radical connections are circumstantial.

Obama is a radical, and if he becomes president, America will be at the mercy of a radical Marxist with willing accomplices in the House and Senate. In which case, our freedoms will be eroded even more rapidly than they are already.

HT: Uncorrelated

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Joe Biden's Whoppers

I like Joe Biden, I always have--he seems like a likable guy. He's gregarious, sounds smart, and seems to have some measure of decency. But he's got the reputation as a man who is consumed with himself and immune to the truth. So it is no surprise that Ann Coulter has caught him in numerous lies--all from the recent Vice Presidential debate with Governor Palin.

Say what you will of Coulter, she's clearly got him nailed to the wall on these things--particularly the statement about Obama's willingness to negotiate with Iran without preconditions.

Here is an excerpt:

Biden also stoutly denied that Obama ever said he would sit down with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Liberals find it hilarious that McCain can't use a computer keyboard on account of his war injuries, but Biden is apparently unaware of the Internet, because there are clips all over the Internet of Obama saying exactly that during the CNN/YouTube debate last year.

Biden might have remembered that debate since: (1) He was there, and (2) he later attacked Obama's answer, telling the National Press Club in August 2007: "Would I make a blanket commitment to meet unconditionally with the leaders of each of those countries within the first year I was elected president? Absolutely, positively, no."

And that's still not all! Obama's own Web site says: "Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions."

Yeah, I still like Biden. But I would like him more if he wasn't in the Senate, and I'd like him a whole lot more if he could deal in truth.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Doom and Gloom

Until last night's debate between Senators McCain and Obama I'd been confident that the American people would be able to see through Obama's rhetoric and vote for McCain. I thought McCain blew it last night and I think Obama did enough to keep his fans (and I mean fans--not supporters) infatuated with their "Messiah."

A few days ago I read some notes that I'd taken during a Voddie Baucham lecture/sermon at the 2006 Desiring God Conference in Minneapolis. The lecture was regarding the Christian worldview in opposition to Secular Humanism. He stated that one of the problems that Secular Humanism sees in mankind is that we are "insufficiently governed." In other words, if we were better governed--and governed more--that we wouldn't be so bad. In fact things would and could be much better than they are now. This worldview, as Baucham explains, is in direct opposition to the Christian worldview which articulates the fallenness of humanity and its need for redemption through Christ.

The reason I bring this up now is that because last night's debate made it abundantly clear that our world is post-Christian one and Secular Humanism reigns. This isn't a new thought to most anyone. But the realization of this has made me finally accept that our world is changing and America in particular has long ago abandoned our democratic republic in favor of socialism.

No, we aren't as far along as many European countries, or even Canada. But we're on the same course and we're only picking up speed. Our society wants answers to all its problems to come from its politicians. Our government long ago abandoned the principles of our Constitution in favor of socialist pragmatism.

Our future is not yet settled--we can change our course, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to transform our culture and give better answers to our society's demands. Our media culture does not permit thoughtful criticism and arguments. Our media demands answers fit between commercial breaks and demands that the audience doesn't get bored. We need another Reagan (or two or three) before things begin to change. And if things don't change soon, get ready for all-out socialism by the end of this century.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Vice Presidential Debate Reflections

I finally got to see Sarah Palin speak last night. I hadn't heard her speech at the convention, and had only listened to part of the Charlie Gibson interview a few weeks ago. So my exposure to her was minimal.

I honestly don't understand the excitement over her. Why is she so exciting for the conservative base? She isn't a great speaker, she isn't ideologically conservative--at least not in the mold of Reagan. She is pro-life, but she didn't even raise the issue last night, though she raised many issues herself.

I was very disappointed at the way she handled the question early on about who is to blame for the mortgage crisis. She could have nailed the Obama-Biden coffin closed by demonstrating that Obama and his crony friends are up to their necks in the corruption that brought this on, as are most of the Democrats. But she didn't. She took cheap and baseless shots at the "greed and corruption on Wall Street."

She also has taken the bait on the so-called global warming crisis. Her resolutions to resolve the problem are slightly different from Obama-Biden, but she said definitively that she supports carbon emissions caps.

These are HUGE problems for me, at least, as a member of the conservative base. I'll be voting for McCain-Palin, but only because I'm voting against Barack Obama--the biggest threat to our national security since Al Qaeda.