The Last Gasps of the Conservative Era -By J

Nov 2, 2008 6:59 PM
The Last Gasps of the Conservative Era
On McCain and Palin calling Obama a Socialist:

“Well, for me, it’s just an exciting moment to be alive, when you see that kind of desperation.

It’s the last gasps of the conservative era, where the economics of greed, the culture of indifference and the politics of fear, have been brought together in such a way that it hides and conceals the plight of poor working people.

Look at what they said about Martin Luther King, COMMUNIST. Jesus loved the poor, COMMUNIST. Amos, loved the poor, COMMUNIST.

So, in that sense it’s an exciting thing to behold, but we are in a transitional moment. The real question is can we generate a commitment to fairness and justice in the face of greed, can we generate compassion in the face of indifference, and can we generate hope in the face of fear. That is what Brother Barack is all about.

We don’t need another Clinton, we need a Lincoln. We don’t need a master politician, we need a statesman.

The reason why this is the last gasp is this is the dogma of unregulated markets running into a stone wall, and you can see this led to catastrophe, and they are holding onto the dogma for dear life.”

Dr. Cornel West

I have noticed that in addition to the “Socialist” line, there is an under tow of abortion creeping into the discussion. I want to throw this out there. I did a little research about Roe v Wade, and this is what I found. Republicans have fooled everyone about abortion.

Roe v. Wade happened in 1973. Who was president? Nixon, a Republican. Since 1973, 35 years, we have had a Republican president for 23 of those years, and in the last 8 years the Republicans held power in the white house and both houses of congress several of those years. John McCain has been in congress 26 of those years too.

You might say, J, it is a supreme court issue. Ok:

All current justices of the supreme court have been put on the court since Roe, all 9. 7 were put on the court by Republicans. 7 out of 9, that is a pretty big majority, so why has Roe not been over turned yet? If Roe is bad law, why is it still law?

As for McCain, how many times has John McCain tried to change Roe? NONE! How many times have the Republicans tried to change Roe? NONE!

BTW, this is McCain on Roe:

On August 25, 1999, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that McCain had told its editorial board:

“I’d love to see a point where it is irrelevant and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. … But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe vs. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to (undergo) illegal and dangerous operations.”

The Chronicle added:

But on Sunday [August 22, 1999], in an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, McCain said he favors the ultimate repeal of Roe vs. Wade, “but we all know, and it’s obvious, that if we repeal Roe vs. Wade tomorrow, thousands of young American women would be (undergoing) illegal and dangerous operations.”

Some may not like Obama’s stand on Roe, but he is at least honest. He doesn’t try to lie to you, tell you he supports something that he does not want to change. He refuses to push his morals on Americans.

Instead he would rather work to help the needy to bring down the number of abortions (which have gone up under Bush, as have teen pregnancies), and to help the youth of America with health care. You know like the S-CHIP, the program that provides health care for millions of American children, the one that McCain and Bush opposed. How Christian of them.

BTW, America’s stand in the world on infant mortality has gotten worse under Bush. We are 29th in the world. So, if you can’t stop abortion, don’t you think that the least we could do is raise the level of health care to that of the rest of the world so that our babies don’t die???

Just remember, Barack Obama went to Trinity United Church of Christ for 20 years which to some prove he is a Muslim, and John McCain doesn’t go to church, which to some proves he is a Christian…

(Big ups to Bill Maher Friday tonight)

Are you ready to Vote???


2 Responses to “The Last Gasps of the Conservative Era -By J”

  • I already voted….yeah for Obama. Never thought in a million years a black man would be likened to Hitler…or better yet…the Antichrist….this is a year of firsts for me, I’m hoping to see more…because though it’s gut wrenching at times….days like these are pretty fucking entertaining….
    I just got through seeing a GOP commercial w/Reverend Wright in it…saying Obama was too radical….
    What I fail to see is why being a radical is so bad…same ole same old doesn’t work anymore….

  • rainrapper:

    It’s going to be Stiff’n stiffer against, Rockstar Barack and, the eastcoast pope…Hope America is heading towards the Light! Though I’m not a Christian, My opinion on Abortion differs from the Right wing Christians because I interpret their Bible in ref to;Genesis, as stated and God breathed life, into man made of clay. “breath of Life”.

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