Guess what, folks—it’s already begun. The swift boaters are at it again. In my travels around town recently, I’ve come across several people who said they’d never vote for Obama in the fall because he won’t salute the flag, [or that] he turned his back on it at an event, he refuses to say the Pledge of Allegiance and—by the way—he’s a Muslim.
Come on, folks. Don’t let the Republican Party fool you again. Isn’t it about time we showed the rest of the world we are not as dumb, racist and ignorant as they think we are? A well-informed voter is the Republican Party’s worst nightmare. Check the facts first. It took me less than half an hour to go online and disprove all of this stuff. Come on, people—would this man put his life on the line running for president if he didn’t love this country?
With the media being increasingly controlled by fewer and fewer people (yes, that includes the Fox Network), we can’t always believe everything they tell us. They know that the average American gets most of their news in sound bites, and because they read it in print or see it on TV, they take it as fact. You have to question everything you hear or read—unless, of course, you’ve been happy with the way the country has been run the last eight years.
Have you been happy with an obstructionist Republican Congress that has filibustered almost everything the Democrats have put in front of them, because they know that it takes 60 votes to override a filibuster? They also know the media doesn’t report their filibusters. The Democrats, being in the majority (by one vote), will get the blame for nothing getting done. I could go on and on about the war, torture, the incompetence of officials following Katrina and the destruction of our Constitution—but then I would need to write a book.
Economically speaking, the Republican Party doesn’t have a thing to offer folks in the middle class and below, but it is those folks who have been voting them into power the last eight years. Change won’t come under Republican rule.
Barrack Obama doesn’t take pack or lobbyist money; he won’t be beholden to them—do you think they want him in office?
— Sharon Dagiel