Thursday, October 23, 2008

MY CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT AND WHY

No, it isn't the seeming love birds nor the seeming back stabbers. I swear Bill looks like he's plotting against Obamamama. . (Bill also looks fat, old and unkempt to me. But what do I know? I'm only a voter.) But I do get to make a choice. Herewith my choices and my reasoning. Oh, don't forget to click on the header.
  1. Obamamama wants us to give up our right to legally carry concealed weapons. Yep. He said so. Like Buck and FHB and Lin, I have no intention of turning in my permit. You see, we have read the Constitution and its Amendments, The Bill of Rights and people like Paine, Washington, Adams, Franklin and so on. And we've come to accept them as wise, wise people. The big O is from Chicago. Many years ago when I really, really loved everything about Chicago, even I wondered if I shouldn't have been carrying then.
  2. I know about big government expanding its sayso just to protect those who have fallen into cushy, good paying government jobs. The principle behind this is to make one's bureau so big, so complicated, with so many employees, that the average citizen gives up trying to get to you after the frustration mounts over his/her head and cascades down like rain from a hurricane. Or CYAWP. I gave up with Internal Revenue years ago. There is no chance that government bureau in charge of concealed weapons won't expand. Like Topsy.
  3. Clicking on the header takes one to Jack Cashill's admittedly muckraking page. But it talks about big O and retired terrorist (did I write that? Retired?) Bill Ayers. There seems to be a lot of truth bared in his reviews of Obamamama. There's a page of his essays(?) available at http://www.cashill.com/articles_all/recent.htm .
  4. I don't know about y'all (ooops linguistic slip) but I am tired of the people I elect to the Presidency or Congressional offices lying through their teeth to me. Yes, oral sex is indeed sex. Yes, weapons of mass destruction mean nuclear (not nucular) to me. Yes, breaking and entering is a violation of law and makes one a crook. Yes, allowing people to break American immigration laws is a crime. And on and on.
  5. I am sick of the lack of reasoning on voters parts when they don't seem to be able to recognize the obvious fact that unless the entire electoral system is changed, we the people are the ones who will suffer. (Actually neither candidate seems to see the need to end No Child Left Behind, teacher tenure and poor performance from teachers.) Give us back our schools Mr. would be President.
  6. I'm an old creeky male now, but I have lived through two Presidents dying in office. Franklin Delano Roosevelt when I was a pup (I used to listen to his fireside chats, well, my parents saw to it that I sat and listened) and John Fitzgerald Kennedy shot to death by at least one sniper. Neither of these events caused anything but grief and sorrow among the people of the United States. (I beg your pardon, one of them gave us a great President, the other a thief and scoundrel. No, figure it out yourself,) I do not want to witness a third such event. I will have to give McCain the edge in living out one term. I am afraid that O would not survive the sniper attack. We have a lunatic fringe (fringe? Hell, CNN says more than a third of the population will hate a black President. Viciously.) that still doesn't want blacks to have equality. But having written “A steady attack on the white race . . . served as the ballast that could prevent the ideas of personal and communal responsibility from tipping into an ocean of despair” is not a phrase to calm the lion's heart. Bill Ayers needed to choose his words more carefully. Unless he has a hidden agenda.
  7. The chances of my ever casting a vote for slobby looking governator Bill Richardson are found in between infinitesimal and none. The man is a carpet bagger. Have a look, have a listen, have a read. New Mexico should apologize to the other 49 for this fiasco. Sorry, America.
  8. OK. then it is McCain and Palin for me. Richardson gets my vote to be returned to Mexico. Revenge can be sweet.
  9. One more reason for my vote: I see no motivation (other than perhaps some jealousy) for the vicious and uncalled for attacks on Ms. Palin. You see, I can remember a neck tie salesman who didn't have much knowledge of how things worked in Washington suddenly having the Presidency thrust on him. And of his becoming one of the best Presidents America has ever had.

10 comments:

Buck said...

Great reasons for making your selection, Cat, and I couldn't agree more. And thanks for making your decision-making process public. One hopes the other side will give you a read and consider what you've said.

Catmoves said...

Thank you Buck. All we can hope for is a throwing away of class hatred and a return to reason.

Towanda said...

Cat, I respect your selection and your reasons. This has been a tough election for me because I do not like either candidate, but I like Obama WAY less than I like McCain, and besides, McCain has the advantage of Sarah Palin, and I can't think of one redeeming quality that Joe Biden possesses.

I am voting for the future, so I consider my vote a pre-vote for 2012. IF Obama is the winner in 11 days, then I wonder what kind of country we will have left in 2012.

Let's pray that enough people come to their senses, so we will never have to find out what an Obamamamma presidency would be like.

Vic Grace said...

Thanks for your great comment on my blog.

I read your post with interest, most Canadians are pro Obama but you have given some good reasons for your decision. In our own election I think it was the lesser of two evils rather than outright support for the canadidate.

Catmoves said...

Towanda, this is one more election where many are forced to choose whom to vote against, rather than whom to vote for.
And I'm on your side about never finding out what his presidency would be like.

Catmoves said...

Vic, see Towanda's comment and my response. It seems far too many elections are becoming the kind that turn us into election haters. And that will be no good for any country.
And geeze, here I've always liked Canucks and now I'm finding that they can be snowed by an Obamamama?

Rachelle said...

Wow, you just summed up all of my reasons for voting McCain/Palin this year.

But I am afraid.... very afraid...
I am afraid for my beloved America if Barack Hussein Obama wins.
I think there is a very evil agenda that could come to light through one of his *ahem* "associates"...
Slainte~
Rachelle

Catmoves said...

Hi Rachelle. It seems like chaos might very well descend on us Rachelle. I'm writing a new post on things that might happen if. Should be done by tomorrow.
Slainte~

Bag Blog said...

All great reasons! Last March, I wrote a post on Richardson and his betrayal of the the Clintons. I so totally agree with you on Richardson.

Catmoves said...

bag blog, I read that, too. I've got Richardson faux pas all over this blog. Just click on his name in the Labels.