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Posted in abortion, politics by Kathy on November 5, 2008

Well, we’ve elected the first black President of the United States. I’m not upset about that. I just wish it were a conservative black President — I would’ve voted for a man such as Alan Keyes or J.C. Watts, but could not vote for a man like Obama. It does stick in my craw that he has repudiated his white half. I’ve rarely seen him speak of his biracial status — only “African American”, and with praise for his biological father that left him as a youngster. Yes, he spoke lovingly of his white grandmother… but what of his white mother? He seems to want to be as little “white” as possible, which is not the language of inclusion he mouths so eloquently on other fronts.

I didn’t like John McCain, but I voted for him, because I liked Obama far less. A lot of people I know couldn’t bring themselves to vote for either one of them, so abstained or voted third-party. That’s fine; it’s their choice. We’ve now elected probably the most liberal President of the United States. I hope you people that helped him win like what you get!

Here are some other posts which I’ve enjoyed reading on the post-election aftermath:

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  1. Sandra said, on November 5, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Kathy, you bring up an amazing point – I was just reading this blog: http://johnpalm.wordpress.com/; and he said:

    Founding father and great thinker, Alexander Hamilton, opposed universal suffrage (that’s letting everyone vote for you People Magazine readers). His basic argument was that those with “skin in the game” should have the responsibility and right to elect the person that will have the power impose taxes upon them. This group includes educated property and business owners.

    Sound harsh? Maybe not.

    Carting in “voters” that own nothing to tax (take away private assets from) those who have worked hard to have something seems harsh.

    We are making it too easy to vote… it requires no sacrifice. Free Jimmy Buffet concerts. Two week early voting. Mail-a-ballot to your door.

    What’s next?

    Ballot inserts in People Magazine — Paris Hilton supports your guy!
    Text your vote — Warren Sapp is President! Whoops, wrong button…
    Combination Lotto-Ballot — two ways to win big bucks!
    As someone wisely said… We get the president we deserve.

  2. sandysays1 said, on November 5, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    If you’re disappointed about the results of the election visit my blog SandySays1.wordpress.com
    You don’t have to be.

  3. Kushin Los said, on November 5, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Out of curiosity, when you say those who helped Obama get elected you do mean those who voted for him right?

    Yes, those who voted for him was what I had in mind; although others of his supporters (such as those who gave money for his campaign) would certainly be more than included. I think he will disappoint a lot of his supporters, and I hope he will disappoint a lot more! (Specifically, I hope he disappoints his liberal constituency on the socially liberal issues that will expand the size and scope of government that sound good if you only look at what you “receive” and shut your eyes to what is taken from you; and I think he’ll disappoint the centrists when they realize what a liberal he really is.) — Kathy


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