Why I’m voting for Obama
These are the top 10 reasons why I’m voting for Obama come November. This is taken directly from MoveOn.org and people need to know that McCain is not who he says he is.
- John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has “evolved,” yet he’s continued to oppose key civil rights laws.
- According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain “will make Cheney look like Gandhi.”
- His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.
- McCain opposes a woman’s right to choose. He said, “I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned.”
- The Children’s Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children’s health care bill last year, then defended Bush’s veto of the bill.
- He’s one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a “second job” and skip their vacations.
- Many of McCain’s fellow Republican senators say he’s too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: “The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He’s erratic. He’s hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me.”
- McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates
- McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his “spiritual guide,” Rod Parsley, believes America’s founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a “false religion.” McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God’s punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church “the Antichrist” and a “false cult.”
- He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.
McCain has so far done nothing but try to smear Obama’s name, is taking cheap shots now at Michelle, and is lying through his teeth to everyone just so he can be elected. I was reading on CNN.com how the McCain camp feels that Michelle Obama is fair game, which is understandable in a way because it’s part of politics and the public life, but it kind of seems to me that since Hillary is no longer in the running and they have this momentum to bash women at every corner, now they’re going to take cheap shots at Michelle simply because they feel she may be an easy target. It’s a low maneuver to try to not only get people to vote for him but to see if they could catch Obama off guard and say, “See! That’s why he shouldn’t be our next president! It’s gotten so bad that Obama had to start a Fight the Smears web site to get the truth out there because there are so many lies circling that this is probably one of the best venues he has to clear his name.
I hope all the Clinton supporters think about all this when they decide who they will vote for come November.