Yeah, About that 'Experience' thing...
- 09-01-2008, 02:45 AM
Yeah, About that 'Experience' thing...
Yeah, About that 'Experience' thing...
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Only a fool would question Sarah Palin's experience as a basis for her readiness to be Vice-President, especially as compared to Barack Obama's experience as a basis for his readiness to be President.
Never has such a scurrilous set of accusations been less founded. Those who argue them, such as the Obama campaign, because they know the truth to be irrefutable end up rendering themselves silly. The truth is that Sarah Palin is more qualified to be President than Biden or Obama. But let's examine the facts for what they tell us.
What kind of Chief Executive experience does Barack Obama have? Not counting his not-for-profit work alongside convicted terrorist William Ayers - none! Yes it is true that when working with the Annenberg Challenge in Chicago that he and Ayers were co-heads of the project. So that's the full extent of his executive experience. A few paltry months, in the non-profit world, working with the convicted terrorist he once claimed he barely even knew. (Darn those University of Chicago papers...)
So what about Palin? Well... She has administrated a household, the PTA, the City Council, and got so good at it others encouraged her to run a city, and then a state. That's more executive experience than Obama, Hillary, and Biden combined. In doing so she had to deal with issues that dealt with the security, welfare, and economic impact of those under her administration. She's commanded the Alaskan National Guard. She has had to deal with international issues relating to the stewardship of territory with two nations that bordered her state - Canada and Russia. She had to tell Congress "thanks but not thanks" on federal monies that she felt would hurt the average American tax-payer even though it could have meant long term revenue for her state (bridge to nowhere.) She bopped the oil companies on the nose. And when she felt they were soaking the American gasoline consumer - and her oil rich state reaped the windfall - she returned those monies to the people of Alaska in the form of an individual tax-refund of $1200 per person this summer. She hammered her fellow state republicans when they behaved poorly (i.e. U.S. Senator Ted Stevens). And she could only have done any of it - because of her willingness to take on the corrupt old school, good-old-boy partisans in her state that worked against her.
What did Obama do that came close to any of this? The Chicago Democratic machine is as crooked a group as can be found and Obama's not only never opposed them. He's spooned with them (ahem, politically speaking.) He's never had to deal with foreign powers because he's never had to make a decision that put people who depended upon him in the path of a decision with a foreign power. It was like pulling wisdom teeth on the guy just to get him to go put on a flak jacket and visit the troops, much less think of commanding them. When you consider that Obama has voted to increase taxes more than eighty times, you recognize that he would not have the good sense to return the people's money to the people who earned. (And he says he's for the working man...)
And what about those issues that are important to women and children? Sure Obama has voted to mandate abortion's legality - regardless of it's health effects on women. He's voted to deny parents permission to know or to give consent for their minors to obtain abortions. He's even voted to prevent the requirement of the doctor to inform the woman of the medical impact such a procedure would have on her person, mind, and emotions.
Equally wretched Obama has embraced a practice and fought to keep it embodied in law that would allow hospitals to test for Down's syndrome and strongly advocate /pressure the parents to abort the child regardless of the reliability of the tests used to determine the case.
But most horrifying of all Barack Obama is the only U.S. Senator to have voted to deny food, water, and other life saving medical care to Down's syndrome children who have been born.
It must be a particularly passionate issue with Ms. Palin, given that the doctors told her that her son Trig would be born with Down's and strongly encouraged her to abort as well. Trig is the same son she now describes as "perfect in every way."
Obama lacks discernment about simple things like: who is a living person and has constitutional rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And for all of his legislative "experience" (a full 143 days in Washington before running for President) he lacks even the instincts on when to answer the question honestly.
Could Sarah Palin be called upon to be President in the unthinkable eventuality that John McCain was not able to complete his term? Yes...
But does her resume, her character, her "eye-popping" integrity, and ruthlessness for what is right in some way say that she would be unprepared for such?
And if it does then the criticism of the "experience" factor of the Democratic ticket - is more than warranted.
After all Sarah Palin has no executive experience that matches Obama's few months serving alongside a convicted terrorist, who bombed the capital, and said he wished he had done more.
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- 09-01-2008, 08:04 AM
whats so cool about this si that my mother, who was the head of a household and president of the PTA is ready to be VP or better yet POTUS. Sweet
09-01-2008, 08:20 AM
Could Sarah Palin be called upon to be President in the unthinkable eventuality that John McCain was not able to complete his term?
Hell no. This has got to be one of the biggest joke in the political arena. This lady is totally inexperience. John Mccain should be ashame of himself. This is 100% political on John Mccains part. Is Sarah the most qualified Republican we have? No way. I wish John Mccain would do his homework before he ran to Alaska to find the youngest female candidate in this party just to offset Barack Obama's young and charismatic appeal to the young voters. Get ready for the bombshell surprise on Ms. Palin very soon.
09-01-2008, 01:30 PM
09-01-2008, 01:54 PM
She will also have the experience of being a young grandmother of a child born out of wedlock. Let's not lift her up to sainthood yet. BP continues to flood this page with pill poppin Limbaughish articles which are full of the same old tired half truths but, it works because a lot of you cats are of a like mind. If one of us from the other side had the time he seems to have we could dredge up a bunch of BS to put on here too but it's not worth it.
09-01-2008, 03:08 PM
also, my favorite part of this was Cindy MCCain and Laura Bush saying that Palin has foreign policy experience b/c Alaska borders close to Russia.
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09-01-2008, 04:50 PM
If we're gonna start throwing jabs at character we could always talk about Barack's experience using crack cocaine or maybe sitting in the congregation of a hate monger for 20 years. But, I don't think you'll want to go there.[/QUOTE]
Let's go, first of all he smoked marijuana and did a little blow get your facts straight. Your sitting president did some of the same things, your potential first lady had a drug problem. There aren't too many people on this site that haven't experimented with some drug, illegal or quasi-legal, it's the age we live in.
In regards to Rev Wright, the argument is TIRED. As we have found out with all of the recent scandal over the last few years our men of the cloth are human and not perfect. There are extremes in every religion, that Rev wright was extreme in his repudiation of the racism he faced in his life, there is no argument. But it's TIRED, he is a non factor. You got more BS, Bring it.
09-01-2008, 04:55 PM
09-01-2008, 05:01 PM
So I was right? Would you like me to quote his book?did a little blow
Which ones didn't I have straight?get your facts straight.
Oh, MY sitting president? Don't get it twisted, I'm a democrat. Besides, he isn't running for relection, or did I miss something?Your sitting president did some of the same things
She isn't running for president. The democratic potential first lady is a racist. Refer to her infinite comments about 'crackers'.your potential first lady had a drug problem.
And they aren't running for President.There aren't too many people on this site that haven't experimented with some drug, illegal or quasi-legal, it's the age we live in.
And just as relevant as ever. Does being 'tired' somehow negate the facts and importance to you?In regards to Rev Wright, the argument is TIRED.
So sitting in a congregation where the closing statement to many speeches was "God bless America? No, God damn America" is a non factor? Since Barack spent months and months defending him before he finally denounced him? How about all of his white devil language? I suppose Barack just ignored that part during his 20 year tenure.he is a non factor.
BS? which part?You got more BS, Bring it.
09-01-2008, 05:17 PM
I used to post a lot here. Look again at your recent activity bar and then again at mine. Based on the actual content of your posts however, I do not expect you to get it.
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09-02-2008, 09:35 AM
LOL - you are truly drinking the kool-aid if you believe he wasn't there. What.....you think the good Rev checked the audience each week to see if BO was out there, and only when it was all clear he'd unleash on a tirade of hate and racism?
Did he call BO on Saturday and say - stay home tomorrow, I'm gonna get after the white devils and all those Jews who are keeping us down. Geez......
09-03-2008, 08:52 AM
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09-03-2008, 08:51 PM
I'm good friends who have beliefs that do not mirror that of my own. Things as small as who we think should be the next pres to religious differences.
09-03-2008, 09:02 PM
I can tell you the political leanings of most of my acquaintances, and all of my friends. If someone I know has extreme beliefs I know what they are.
I'm not a politician.
Are you going to try and tell you he didn't know his pastor and good friend hated the United States and felt that America caused 9/11?
09-03-2008, 09:13 PM
09-03-2008, 09:23 PM
We're talking about his friend AND preacher. There's a difference between his situation and the one you mentioned with your friends and their beliefs. You don't sit in their living room and listen to them preach to you every week.
Someone please tell me why Obama would sit in that congregation if he wasn't attracted to the man and the message; even if he wasn't explicitly in attendance during the sermons that made the news.
09-03-2008, 09:28 PM
Dunno but without knowing the man all you can do is guess in either direction on where he stands. I don't really care one way or the other when it comes to thrse two candidates. Both have pasts that make you question their motives.
09-03-2008, 09:31 PM
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