Okay, firstly, YAY!
Secondly, I always love reading/listening to what he has to say.
I agree entirely. It's very unfortunate to hear a president lie, or anyone really, no matter who it is. Is lying something that people mistakenly (or purposefully) do from time to time? Sure! You can't condemn a person, really, for making some mistakes. But when a person so blatantly lies about so many important things, it really begins to show how that person works internally. It's like C.S. Lewis says, with all your decisions you're turning your inside self into one kind of creature or another (paraphrased). And with all Obama's lies, well...
I respect a person far more when they come out and say what they support, rather than milling around, subverting and lying. It shows more strength of character. But of course, he knew
he couldn't do that. There's still too many people in the nation that would pause and say, "....What?" if he came out and spoke EXACTLY what he believed in, instead of going on in his roundabout manner. There are a lot of people, had they really known about him, who would not have voted in his favor--at the very least, they would have looked into him more before pressing that button (or pulling that lever).
Being young, I haven't taken part in as many election days as others, but it seemed to me that for whatever reason people were just more willing than normal to go with what they were spoon-fed about Obama. Was this because of the concentrated efforts of the media, or maybe the explosive and heavy influence of the internet in 2008? I know some young people who voted for him and when I asked why they did, they answer, "I don't know."
These pro-Obama (probama?)
people just want us to...take what they say as gospel truth, no questions asked. I'm told, "Obama is a great speaker!" and when I listen to him, I wonder why George W. Bush was so heavily criticised. Obama ISN'T a great orator, quite the opposite. But we're told
that it's true, so it must
be so. Because all these great people on television and in the magazines must know better than my own ears, right? ....Right?
Just the other day I was listening to the radio about Obama and his spin-team still driving at Romney for "outsourcing." I laughed and began ranting aloud (to myself, since I was in the shampoo aisle doing recovery and haircare products are always willing to listen). After all the mess that Obama's dragged us into, he really thinks such a matter will deter me from voting against him?? Sure, outsourcing has caused some issues--some jobs from the factory my dad works at have moved to Mexico (but really, with as many migrant workers as they hired before that, it was the same either way *shot*). But as long as there are industrious, clever people within a healthy free-enterprise economy, there will be jobs. But is our economy going to get any healthier under Obama? Not when everyone is going to be heavily taxed for their farts. (Pardon me for rambling, by the way. It's 2:16 A.M. )