Monday, November 03, 2008

Why We Must Elect Obama as the 44th President of the United States:


Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time we get back to the core values of what it means to be an American. We have lost many freedoms in the name of patriotism and fighting terrorism under the Bush doctrine.

The typical middle class American family has been assaulted and reduced to servitude at the mercy special interests like Big Oil, the pharmaceutical industry, and our gluttonous health insurers. We have all been enslaved one way or another to where we are far worse off than any previous generation of Americans.

I was approached today by a woman who asked me who I was voting for. She was very displeased when I told her I was voting for Senator Obama. She asked me, "WHY?". I told her that ever since our country invaded Iraq, fuel prices and our national debt have skyrocketed. She asked me if I would rather fight the war in the Middle East or on our own soil. I told her I already feel conquered economically by the Middle East.

She then tried to ask me what I thought about Obama's "redistribution of wealth". I told her that it meant a tax cut for me because I don't make over $200,000 a year. Furthermore, I could no longer afford the very real taxes of a Republican administration. Ever since Cheney had a secret meeting with oil executives and our country invaded Iraq, gas prices have gone up to where it was costing me $72 each time I filled up my vehicle.

I even did the math for her on my calculator: $72 x 8 times a month = $576 in my monthly fuel usage. I figured out for her that it cost me $6,912 annually to fuel my vehicle, which most of the travel is to and from work. She had no response.

So who am I trusting to reverse our misery? Our only real choice is to elect Senator Obama as our next president. I am also voting for Louisiana's Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu in hopes that the Senate will further tilt to being filibuster-proof. The death knell of the Republican party cannot come soon enough for me.

30 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, you are too young and inexperienced to realize that Obama is a modern day snake oil salesman. If he is elected, you will see that everything he has been preaching on the stump was carefully prepackaged and will have little resemblance to the legislation he will proffer. Obama's plans for the most part will not work given the bankrupt status of the federal government. There is absolutely no way to afford national health care. Do you realize that the benefits do the baby boomers via Social Security, Medicare and Veterans benefits are $53 trillion over the next 15 years? The millions of jobs lost, and millions more who will lose jobs before this turns around have not been ground into economic forecasts. Increasing taxes on high income producers only stifle investment which creates jobs. Obama's economic plans will drag this country into a depression era far worse than the 1920's. And it is a given that people are not going to line up in an orderly fashion for bread and a bowl of soup as they did back then.

If Obama wins, a civil war is just around the corner. Many people know this which is why gun sales are up 70% nationwide.

November 03, 2008  
OpenID fendor said...

UGGGGGGGHHHHHHH

November 03, 2008  
Blogger mikeinbama said...

WOW! I've always been an Obama supporter but tomorrow is the true test for Americans to move into a new direction with new ideas and new blood.

I can't afford 4 more years of losing money under Bush economics.

I will be at the polls when they open at 7am.

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo for you! (There really isn't anything else to say. You've said it all quite eloquently Please note that the only response the other side EVER has is to play the fear card, be it socalism, gays, or "but they'll take away our guns!")

November 03, 2008  
Blogger Ryan Charisma said...

"The death knell of the Republican party cannot come soon enough for me."

Yeah death knell.

Wow your first commenter is a complete coward & douchebag.

anonomous = liar

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous John said...

Thanks, Brett. That was a very articulate and, obviously, deeply felt post. Well done.

November 03, 2008  
Blogger A Lewis said...

Right on, Brett. I'm with you 100% of the way. I can't imagine what a new life, fresh breath of air, and new direction will feel like!

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous Ultra Dave said...

Very well put Brett. The first commenter is so embrassed by his own lies he doesn't leave his name. And where are the facts that support what he is saying? Same a McCain. If you don't know, just make it up.

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous Ken Huff said...

I disagree 100%.
McCain is the man.

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so tired of the fearmongering.

GO OBAMA!

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous Jeff said...

So let's redistribute the wealth. I hope you newly enriched will make up the shortfall donations to charity,

Oh, and if he's elected, does that mean we can start disrespecting him the way the current United States President is disrespected?

I don't want to hear you morons complain about socialism either. But think of all those government mandated jobs that will disappear.

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's interesting how ignorant people like the first anonymous poster are so sure that more of the same is what will save this country from the last eight years of incompetence. Thousands of jobs continue to be lost today even after the Bush tax cuts so cutting taxes does not necessarily create jobs! Tax breaks given to the oil companies by Bush and Cheney have only benefited the oil companies.

November 03, 2008  
Blogger Zeitzeuge said...

Ugh. Got to love anonymous bloggers. I'm anxious for tomorrow night and I hope I'm not disappointed.

November 03, 2008  
Blogger Moby said...

I am proud of you Brett.

As for your first "anon" commenter, bless your ignorant little heart

November 03, 2008  
Anonymous Matt said...

"I'm so tired of the fearmongering.

GO OBAMA!"

DITTO!!!!

November 03, 2008  
Blogger Homer said...

First anonymous- what a chicken shit.

All of these Republicans whining about having to pay taxes while they drive down roads built by tax dollars, can call 911 paid for by tax dollars, most of them can read and write because of schools paid for by tax dollars, and endlessly so on.

It is a patriotic thing to pay taxes to support our infrastructure, military, schools, and to help our fellow Americans. People who don't want to pay taxes are unAmerican and unpatriotic as well as being selfish greedy slimeballs.

And Brett, I appreciate your endorsement of Mr. Obama. He is a fine man.

November 04, 2008  
Anonymous British Bear said...

We're watching you guys very closely. Don't forget that - for good or ill - America has a huge influence on world economies and the prospect of peace. This election is about a lot more than taxes.

Pretty well the rest of the world wants Obama in the White House. Another term of Bushesque policies will be very bad news for the rest of us.

Vote well, guys! You've got an important job to do.

November 04, 2008  
Blogger John E. B Good said...

From a friend and campaign worker in California: DO NOT BE AFRAID.

Okay, I've been afraid to say it out loud. But Why?? Obama will be elected and likely by a landslide. What are we afraid of??

Look at the poll site at 538 --http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/--they (Nate) is projecting 346 Obama to 191 McCain in electoral votes. And Huffington post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/) reports on the massive ground game for Obama and empty offices for McCain. The Fox poll even has it 50% Obama to 43% McCain (http://www.pollster.com/blogs/).

Locally we have a great number of "poll watchers" at 6:30 am tomorrow for Hanna-Beth Jackson (me included), who walk a precinct and get Democrats to the polls until they close.

What are we seeing?? One of the greatest show of citizen engagement in US history to get a candidate elected, Barack Obama.

Attribute it to the internet, the economic bust, the war, but most of all I give him credit--he's amazingly cool, focused and reasonable in the midst of many crises. People see that and want him to lead. And that's what he is--beyond positions, and beyond campaign strategy, a leader. We are lucky he turned up and while the zeitgeist had a lot to do with it, he's the figure the world now revolves around.

November 04, 2008  
Anonymous Jeff said...

Tuesday, November 4th, 8:29 am.

I've got a question: I've been watching TV since 5:00 this morning and we are getting almost nonstop commercials (60-40 split between McCain and Obama). Is the rest of the Country getting these ads? Usually the ads stop on the eve of the election.

November 04, 2008  
Blogger TonkaManOR said...

first anonymous - get bent!

November 04, 2008  
Anonymous Sorata said...

First anonymous - get laid please.

Anyway, go Brett go Brett!!! Go Obama go Obama!

Now, go vote guys... we from the North is waiting for the good result. :D

November 04, 2008  
Blogger AJohnP said...

It's amazing how 'courageous' anonymous posters are.
Annoying.

Brett (and Obama) are pretty cool in my book.
:-)

November 04, 2008  
Blogger Kyle said...

Welcome to the fold Brett-baby! ( that is from one rabid Hillary fan to another ) KNOW HOPE...Let's hope for a big night all around, the White House, the Congress and PROP 8.

November 04, 2008  
Blogger evilganome said...

As a friend of mine who is a southerner would say about commentor #1. "Why bless his little heart". Which she tells me is one of the most damning things you can say in "southern".

Great post Brett. I was a Hillary supporter too, but the only way forward is to get the Neo-cons out of power. We are in a deep hole, dug by the conservatives and we have a long road ahead of us. I hope Senator Obama can continue to inspire people to get our country back on course.

November 04, 2008  
OpenID equivocalvagabond said...

My sister, in 2004, confessed to me (knowing it would upset me) that the main reason she voted to re-elect Bush was that he'd keep the oil prices down. Quite honestly, I couldn't give a rip about gasoline prices. I'm over our addiction to oil. Plus, I hate to drive. I voted (early) for Obama, because he represents something I've longed for ever since I left the firm grip of my harshly conservative Southern roots. Although not as radical as my fantasy candidate would be, he is the voice of the new America. And thank whomever for that.

November 04, 2008  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

and we did!

November 05, 2008  
Blogger Chris said...

GODSPEED...

CHANGE IS COMING! :-)

November 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The end of the U.S. has begun

November 05, 2008  
Blogger cb said...

I'm glad you decided to support Obama. Too bad your state had one of the highest McCain support percentages.

That sux. And is kind of sad- given how the Bush administration fucked up Katrina and everything...

November 05, 2008  
Blogger dickspot said...

It's a great day for America.

November 06, 2008  

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