One person left some comments on this blog commenting that we are all about trashing the democrats. He also voiced some disappointments about Bush and the Republicans which I share. In fact I was very uninterested about the mid-year election in 2006, and had practically given up on this Presidential election when it was clear that McCain was going to be nominated. I like McCain as a person and a hero, but I do not consider him a true conservative. I was ready to sit out this election, perhaps not even going to the voting booth.
All that has changed when he selected Palin as his running mate. Not only was I excited, you can see how the entire conservative Republican base is excited. Even though as the VP not all her conservatism will matter, at least a strong voice will be heard in Washington. More importantly, it shows where the Republicans party will be going as the next generation takes over. Sure McCain needs Palin to revive his lethargic campaign, but his willingness to choose Palin gives hope that with the Palins and Jindals, tomorrow's party leadership will remain in the hands of true conservatives. I could not hold back my excitment when I heard Palin's acceptance speech. At that moment I know things are finally moving in the right direction.
For conservatives the importance of this election cannot be over-emphasized. In the next 4 years at least 2 Supreme Court justices will likely to be replaced. And we are but one vote away from ridding this country of Roe vs Wade so the States and their people can determine the abortion issue. Obama as President will simply mean unrestricted abortion will be the norm and the law for the next 20 or more years. This is not Obama bashing but a fact: as a state senator Obama voted against allowing infants who survive a botched abortion to live. This Act is called the Induced Infant Liability Act in the Illinois Senate, and the vote took place in 2002. Here is a bit more details from Amanda Carpenter:
But Obama voted against this bill in the Illinois senate and killed it in committee. Twice, the Induced Infant Liability Act came up in the Judiciary Committee on which he served. At its first reading he voted “present.” At the second he voted “no.”
The bill was then referred to the senate’s Health and Human Services Committee, which Obama chaired after the Illinois Senate went Democratic in 2003. As chairman, he never called the bill up for a vote.
Jill Stanek, a registered delivery-ward nurse who was the prime mover behind the legislation after she witnessed aborted babies’ being born alive and left to die, testified twice before Obama in support of the Induced Infant Liability Act bills. She also testified before the U.S. Congress in support of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act.
Stanek told me her testimony “did not faze” Obama.
In the second hearing, Stanek said, “I brought pictures in and presented them to the committee of very premature babies from my neonatal resuscitation book from the American Pediatric Association, trying to show them unwanted babies were being cast aside. Babies the same age were being treated if they were wanted!”
“And those pictures didn’t faze him [Obama] at all,” she said.
At the end of the hearing, according to the official records of the Illinois State senate, Obama thanked Stanek for being “very clear and forthright,” but said his concern was that Stanek had suggested “doctors really don’t care about children who are being born with a reasonable prospect of life because they are so locked into their pro-abortion views that they would watch an infant that is viable die.” He told her, “That may be your assessment, and I don’t see any evidence of that. What we are doing here is to create one more burden on a woman and I can’t support that.”
The same year a similar federal law, the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, was signed by President Bush with unanimous votes from the Senate.
Other than his stance on freely allowing the killing of unborn babies, I oppose Obama because I think he is going to be weak and wrong on foreign policy and national defense. I have grave concerns over his tax and spend policies. I also doubt that he has sufficient experience and good judgment to handle major national and international crisis. I think he is going to take the country on a dangerous road of liberalism and socialism.
You can call this Obama bashing, but the contrast between him and McCain/Palin leaves no doubt that the country cannot afford to have Obama as President, particularly when both houses are likely to remain in the hands of Democratic majority. A little check and balance helps.