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The Top Nine "Changes" Barack Obama Would Make as President
Townhall.com ^ | 7 March 2008 | John Hawkins

Posted on 03/08/2008 2:47:48 PM PST by K-oneTexas

The Top Nine "Changes" Barack Obama Would Make as President
By John Hawkins
Friday, March 7, 2008

"All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward." -- Ellen Glasgow

As people who have followed Barack Obama closely over the last few months have long since realized, there has been very little substance to the man's campaign besides his determination to lose -- oops, I mean "end" -- the war in Iraq.

If you boil Obama's appeal down to its essential core, most of his supporters seem to like him because he's a relatively young, charismatic, black man who talks a lot about "change," "unity," and the "audacity of hope."

But, what does that tell you about how Obama would behave if he gets into office? Very, very little. After all, pretty much anybody, from Napoleon, to Fidel Castro, to Mickey Mouse could run on a platform of "hope," "change," and "unity" because it's so broad and meaningless.

Of course, that doesn't mean that Barack doesn't have an agenda. He most certainly does have one, but it's just an agenda that he tries to avoid talking about because the better Americans get to know him, the less appealing he's going to be.

So, with that in mind, let me take you through a short tour of some of Barack Obama's radical beliefs. In all fairness, I should note that he has flip-flopped on some of these issues after his Barney the Dinosaur style "I Love You, You Love Me" campaign for the presidency got into full swing. But, experience has taught us that you can put a lot more stock into what a politician says before he starts trying to desperately convince middle America to vote him into the White House, than after.

#1) Weakening America's Military: Barack Obama has pledged, among other things, to make defense cuts during war time, to cut spending on national missile defense, that he won't weaponize space, to slow development of future combat systems, and to seek a "world without nuclear weapons." Is this a man who can be trusted as Commander-In-Chief?

#2) Losing the War in Iraq: Obama is promising to throw away the hard earned gains our troops have made in Iraq by immediately removing combat brigades each month, regardless of the situation on the ground, and by having all of our "combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months."

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff publicly warned Barack and, for that matter, Hillary that they could create a "chaotic situation" with their policy that could take the "gains we have achieved and struggled to achieve and turn them around overnight." Come on, Admiral, don't you know that Obama isn't going to listen to what the military has to say about a war when there's an election to be won?

#3) Gay Marriage: Although Barack Obama claims to oppose gay marriage, in 2004 he said that he opposed the Defense of Marriage Act, which is the only thing keeping the courts from imposing gay marriage on the whole country. If you want to see gay marriage become the law of the land in your state, no matter what the voters think, vote for Obama.

#4) Pro-Partial Birth Abortion: It's never a surprise to find a Democrat who's a big fan of abortion, but Obama goes above and beyond the call of duty. He had a perfect rating of 100% from NARAL in 2005, 2006, and 2007, opposes "notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions," and he even opposed banning partial birth abortions. If you want to see as many women as humanly possible in this country putting their own children to death via abortion, vote Obama.

#5) Legalizing Marijuana: Obama, a former (we hope) druggie, who has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine, has said that he favors "decriminalizing marijuana." Perhaps you can't blame him for wanting to make it easier for people to get drugs since, after all, he used them and look how he turned out. If Barack gets into the White House, one day mothers all over America can tell their children that they'll never be anything in life if they use hard drugs and those children can reply, "Well, at least I can be President!"

#6) Handing 845 billion dollars of your money to other nations: Obama's Global Poverty Act would commit the United States to spending, over the next 13 years, 845 billion dollars more than what we already do on global poverty. Obama followed that up with a release that said in part, "It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty..." If Obama actually believes that not only is the United States capable of "eliminating extreme poverty," but that we should actually make that utopian dream a "priority," then he's far too naive to be in the White House.

#7) If you think George Bush is a big spender, you haven't met Obama: Even though the United States is already running a deficit, Obama is planning to push a whole host of new big government programs including a "10-year, $150 billion program to establish a green energy sector," a "$60 billion National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank," and a "nearly universal health care plan (whose annual price tag he low-balls at $50 to $65 billion)." If you're all for tax and spend liberalism and watching the deficit spiral even further out of control, there's no one you should want in the White House more than Obama.

#8) Amnesty and your tax dollars for illegal aliens: Believe it or not, John McCain, the Republican who is most closely associated with catering to illegal aliens, is actually well to Barack Obama's right on the issue.

Obama favors drivers licenses for illegals, wants to give illegals welfare and Medicaid, wants to let them participate in Social Security, opposes making English our national language, and he favors a comprehensive approach to illegal immigration, AKA amnesty, that even John McCain now claims to oppose.

#9) Gun Control: Obama is a perfect example of the stereotypical, liberal gun grabber. Obama has pledged to "Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons," has "opined unequivocally that D.C.'s ban was 'constitutional'," and in 1996, Obama, in a survey, "supported banning the manufacture, sale and possession of handguns." If you're an opponent of the 2nd Amendment, who believes law abiding citizens shouldn't be allowed to defend themselves, Obama is your man.



John Hawkins is a professional blogger who runs Conservative Grapevine and Right Wing News.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; banglist; barackhusseinobama; blacktheology; chebama; cultofobama; democratparty; elections; hussein; marxism; nobama; obama; socialism

1 posted on 03/08/2008 2:47:50 PM PST by K-oneTexas
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To: K-oneTexas

#5 - Legalize it and tax it


2 posted on 03/08/2008 2:48:42 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: K-oneTexas

According to a Mr. Sinclair, you left out
#10...When elected, Obama is going to reinstate that old Illinois tradition of back seat romps in the limo...nationwide. Makes Clinton look like a saint!


3 posted on 03/08/2008 2:54:47 PM PST by CRBDeuce (an armed society is a polite society)
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To: K-oneTexas

Nine reasons to vote for McCain...like him or not!


4 posted on 03/08/2008 2:55:11 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: K-oneTexas
obama supporters, they're so skrewed up.

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5 posted on 03/08/2008 2:55:12 PM PST by processing please hold ( "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.")
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To: K-oneTexas
John McCain, the Republican who is most closely associated with catering to illegal aliens, is actually well to Barack Obama's right on the issue.

Unless Hussein is promising amnesty and a free car how can McCain be "well to the right of Obambi on this issue?

6 posted on 03/08/2008 2:58:43 PM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: ARE SOLE
Maybe on amnesty, McCain and Obambi are on par...

But I suspect that when the issue comes up, McCain will have to be more responsive to a massive Talk-Radio/letter-writing/e-mailing MASS campaign to keep things sane, at least more-so than Obumbi.

7 posted on 03/08/2008 3:08:44 PM PST by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: K-oneTexas

Another solid contribution from conservative John Hawkins.

There should be no doubt about it. With Obama in the Oval Office America will be set on a leftward course that will advance liberalism beyond anything we’ve come to know.


8 posted on 03/08/2008 3:09:30 PM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: PurpleMan

What on earth makes you think that the pushers and buyers would actually follow tax or other regulation laws, given their demonstrated penchant for criminal activity?


9 posted on 03/08/2008 3:10:24 PM PST by sthguard
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To: PurpleMan
#5 - Legalize it and tax it

I agree, but that leaves him 1 for 9, which shouldn't get him into the starting lineup.

10 posted on 03/08/2008 3:19:02 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really needed?)
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To: PurpleMan

#5 - Legalize it and tax it.

Why stop with marijuana and cocaine? Might as well add meth, and heroin too. If were going to mess up our children this will be the way to do it. Get them all addicted then keep jacking up the taxes.

Look at cigarettes as an example.

If it’s your child who cares, If it’s my - child no way. I think that’s how Obama looks at the problem.


11 posted on 03/08/2008 3:21:16 PM PST by chainsaw (Monica Lewinsky's ex-sex partner's wife for Pesident ?....No Muslim in the WH either.)
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To: sthguard
Probably because the buyers & sellers of alcohol & cigarettes generally follow tax and other regulation laws. I don't drink or smoke anything, including wackybacco, but I do feel it is silly to keep the existing MJ laws on the books.
12 posted on 03/08/2008 3:25:18 PM PST by Left2Right ("Democracy isn't perfect, but other governments are so much worse (especially Iran's)")
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To: Left2Right

bm


13 posted on 03/08/2008 3:26:20 PM PST by JessieHelmsJr
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To: sthguard

the price would be so low that the profit motive that keeps pushers with weak product or trash would stop and only the tobacco companies would have the dope so to speak. they are all ready to proceed with pot sales.


14 posted on 03/08/2008 3:32:57 PM PST by bdfromlv (Leavenworth hard time)
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To: sthguard
What on earth makes you think that the pushers and buyers would actually follow tax or other regulation laws, given their demonstrated penchant for criminal activity?

Self interest. That and being undercut by the legal/taxed sellers.

Al Capone and his boys didn't continue selling untaxed booze once prohibition was repealed.

The criminal activity was a consequence of the illegality of the product. You don't see beer distributors doing drive bys over territory.

15 posted on 03/08/2008 3:49:04 PM PST by El Gato ("The Second Amendment is the RESET button of the United States Constitution." -- Doug McKay)
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To: K-oneTexas
Americans for Obama, so hopelessly moronic
16 posted on 03/08/2008 5:17:11 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: chainsaw

The War on Drugs has done more to erode liberty in this country in the last 25 years than any other single issue.

Nothing would be better than to legalize/decriminalize ALL drugs. Find ways to regulate distribution/sale of the hardest ones.

But the criminalization of marijuana is a joke. Even the late great Buckley advocated legalization of it. It’s simply not harmful enough to justify any regulation stronger than cigarettes (less so, really.)


17 posted on 03/08/2008 6:34:06 PM PST by Skywalk (Transdimensional Jihad!)
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To: Skywalk

Drug war is a mess and about as successful as the War on Poverty. All durgs must be made legal or all drugs banned. If you want to ban them each and every Ameican must be tested weekly and those who fail the test should be sent to “The Camps” where hard labor and anti-drug popaganda can change them into good happy workers. It will not work.


18 posted on 03/08/2008 6:56:34 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: K-oneTexas

Really, there is no difference between Obama and McCain. Or, at least, that is what some people on this site claim...


19 posted on 03/08/2008 7:01:26 PM PST by goldfinch
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You are right, of course. But too many people around here would rather hold on to their grudges than do what is better for America.


20 posted on 03/08/2008 7:39:05 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Skywalk
The War on Drugs has done more to erode liberty in this country

I don't buy that, but I will buy The use of Drugs has done more to erode liberty in this country.

Use is the root of the problem.

21 posted on 03/09/2008 4:14:39 AM PDT by chainsaw (Monica Lewinsky's ex-sex partner's wife for Pesident ?....No Muslim in the WH either.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
You are right, of course. But too many people around here would rather hold on to their grudges than do what is better for America.

Granting amnesty to 25+ million illegals is better for America?

Sure, he'll talk a decent game concerning the WOT/Iraq, but when illegals (mexican, saudi, iranian) can walk across our border at will (with or without a dirty nuke), he is not doing us any favors.

Pull your head out of your rear end!

22 posted on 03/09/2008 9:05:33 PM PDT by adm5 (McCain = Hillary = B. Hussein Obama)
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To: adm5

No, YOU stop complaining. McCain will be INFINITELY better for the country than either of the two socialists. McCain has seen that he CANNOT win without the conservative base and he knows that he MUST promise and then deliver a law that will secure the borders and reduce the number if illegals (and not by instant citizenship) if he wants to be elected and then re-elected.

If you cannot see that McCain would be better than the Beast or Obama, then you may as well cast your vote for the ‘Rat.

Take your sour grapes and your pouting elsewhere. It is not needed here.


23 posted on 03/10/2008 6:12:28 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
McCain has seen that he CANNOT win without the conservative base and he knows that he MUST promise

You're right, he will promise.

24 posted on 03/10/2008 7:56:24 AM PDT by adm5 (McCain = Hillary = B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Take your sour grapes and your pouting elsewhere. It is not needed here.

Quit your own damn whining already. McManiac is not and never will be a conservative. He doesn't give a damn about the conservative side of the house, so we're skipping out on him.

25 posted on 03/10/2008 8:06:22 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (su - | echo "All your " | chown -740 us ./base | kill -9 | cd / | rm -r | echo "belong to us")
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
um, big guy, all drugs ARE banned.

unless you want to get rid of aspirin and the like.

26 posted on 03/10/2008 8:09:24 AM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: adm5

And he will deliver if he wants to be re-elected.


27 posted on 03/10/2008 9:40:24 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Centurion2000

Then be prepared for a ‘Rat in the White House for the next 8 years, because you and your sour grapes buddies will deliver it to the ‘Rats on a silver plater.


28 posted on 03/10/2008 9:43:31 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Centurion2000

Then be prepared for a ‘Rat in the White House for the next 8 years, because you and your sour grapes buddies will deliver it to the ‘Rats on a silver plater. No matter what you want, you are NOT going to get a conservative in the WH.


29 posted on 03/10/2008 9:44:53 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Then be prepared for a ‘Rat in the White House for the next 8 years, because you and your sour grapes buddies will deliver it to the ‘Rats on a silver plater.

Then maybe the Republitards will learn to run to the right. Enjoy it.

30 posted on 03/10/2008 1:58:02 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (su - | echo "All your " | chown -740 us ./base | kill -9 | cd / | rm -r | echo "belong to us")
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To: Blood of Tyrants
McCain has seen that he CANNOT win without the conservative base and he knows that he MUST promise and then deliver a law

What makes you think just because there is a promise he has to deliver, he can just claim the states are dragging thier feet, there are a ton of ways he could pull that stunt on us, and I believe would.
31 posted on 03/10/2008 2:00:12 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Centurion2000

You’ll teach us a lesson, all right. You’ll teach us that you would rather have a far left socialist in the WH than a person who isn’t “conservative enough” for you. You will teach us that you are as marginalized as the moonbat left. You will teach us that you would rather have nothing rather than 80% of what you want. You will teach us that rather than move the country a little right, you would rather let the ‘Rats move it way left because of your temper tantrum.

I don’t want to see ONE WORD of complaint from you sour grape crybabies when Obama or the Beast take the WH and name more liberals to the high court. I don’t to see ONE WORD about how much socialized medicine is costing. Don’t complain here about instant citizenship for 12 million uneducated new ‘Rat voters. Don’t whine when Obama gives Al Queda a win in Iraq. Because THAT will be the cost of your “principles”.

All you crybabies make me sick that you would throw away YEARS of steady rightward movement because your man didn’t get the nomination. Just go away.


32 posted on 03/10/2008 3:11:28 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Scythian

Just ask yourself these questions: 1)Who has a legitimate chance of winning in November? 2)Of those TWO (and there will be only two at this point), who would be better (or if you prefer, worse) for America? Vote accordingly.


33 posted on 03/10/2008 3:13:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I don’t want to see ONE WORD of complaint from you sour grape crybabies when Obama or the Beast take the WH and name more liberals to the high court. I don’t to see ONE WORD about how much socialized medicine is costing. Don’t complain here about instant citizenship for 12 million uneducated new ‘Rat voters. Don’t whine when Obama gives Al Queda a win in Iraq.

I believe the appropriate expression at this point of your 'debate' is fu#$ you and the horse you rode in under jack.

Who gives a damn what you think ... you want a republican victory, run to the right and stop nominating RINOs.

34 posted on 03/10/2008 3:28:36 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (su - | echo "All your " | chown -740 us ./base | kill -9 | cd / | rm -r | echo "belong to us")
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To: Centurion2000

You sound like a ‘Rat, trying to blame others because a the person you wanted didn’t get the nomination. The fact is that there was no conservative running who had a chance.


35 posted on 03/10/2008 4:07:36 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: thefactor

No Booze is still legal and it is a drug that kills.


36 posted on 03/11/2008 11:27:25 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
that was my caveat, "and the like"

if you want to ban aspirin and budweiser, good luck.

37 posted on 03/12/2008 7:41:29 AM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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