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What Passes for Knowledge for Too Many Republicans October 13, 2008

Posted by Jim Satterfield in 2008 Presidential Campaign, Politics.
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The NYT writes about the source of many of the GOP claims about Barack Obama. It’s really beyond sad that so many people fall for this stuff.

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1. Manchester2 - October 28, 2008

I can hardly remember an election when I’ve waited so long to decide on my choice for President. One week from today, I’ll cast my vote for Sen. McCain, and here’s why:

1. MCCAIN SEEKS TO LIMIT ABORTION – Sen. Obama’s position may be called the “audacity of hopelessness.” He is out of step with his own running mate, Joe Biden, who in 2003 with 63 other senators voted to ban the practice of partial birth abortion. Under a President Obama, a Federal Freedom of Choice Act would increase the number of abortions performed annually, defying the “safe, legal, and rare” rhetoric that is often heard by abortion’s proponents. On the other hand, Sen. McCain has consistently voted to protect the unborn, the right to life prerequisite to all other rights that we enjoy in this country.

2. MCCAIN FAVORS CUTS IN MILITARY SPENDING – He has been very clear that we don’t need new weapons systems that cost billions, and would cut them from the bloated Pentagon defense budget. That money can be used elsewhere, perhaps to expand peaceful programs that are working, such as PEPFAR, the U.S. initiative against the spread of AIDS in Africa.

3. MCCAIN IS CORRECT ON IMMIGRATION AND GLOBAL WARMING. He seeks a path to citizenship for those who are living in the U.S. illegally, and wants to tighten border control. Also, he acknowledges the need for “Creation Care,” that we must take care of this earth, as God’s stewards, and this includes keeping the thermostat in-check.

4. MCCAIN WOULD MAKE THE GOVERNMENT LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS. There is a huge disconnect between the average American who must carefully budget and Washington, that spends like there’s no tomorrow. We need a Dave Ramsey approach to federal spending! McCain has the record to show he’d stand-up to wasteful spending.

On these four issues, Sen. McCain is dead-on. Together, they tip my vote in his direction.


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