We must stop Obama
(Politics)
J. B. Cannon (14 June 2011 14:32:54)
J.B. Cannon

Hello friends. I know, long time, no talk. Sorry about that. I run a couple of small businesses and they tend to take the majority of my time, especially in the horrible economy we've been dealing with for a couple of years. On top of that, I have a family that needs me. But despite all that, I am going to try and write here more often now that the 2012 election is under way.

While this site isn't really a political site, per se, I believe defeating President Obama's re-election bid is of vital importance for the sake of our country. This president has put our nation on the fast track to ruin. He's been growing the government at a phenomenal pace, creating new bureaucracies that continue eating away at our liberties and rights. Can you say Obamacare? Scarier still is what's being done via regulation, totally bypassing Congress.

The way I see it, any American who relishes our Founding Fathers and the Founding Documents our nation was based on, should join me in doing whatever he or she can to ensure Obama isn't re-elected. And more importantly, that the Republicans take even more seats in the House, as well as wrest real control of the Senate (not a measly one or two seat majority).

Yes, I said Republicans because, like it or not, this nation is a two-party country. I consider myself, first and foremost, a Conservative. I have Libertarian leanings, but there are some planks on the Libertarian platform that I can't go along with in any measure. And really, a Libertarian candidate doesn't really stand a chance of winning a national election. The better solution is to put the Republican Party back on the right path. I think the Tea Party Movement has made some good strides in that direction. We just need to keep the pressure on them to return to their Conservative roots.

All that said, I wanted to say something about the Republican debate last night in New Hampshire. All the media coverage I'm hearing today is about how the candidates didn't go after each other. Instead, they all focused on Obama and his wrong-headed policies. The Republicans can't win. Had they gone for each other (or what the media really wanted to see, gone after Mitt Romney), then the media would have made hay with the comments, and provided plenty of ammunition to the Democrats in the campaign. My big frustration is that when CNN moderator John King tried to goad Tim Pawlenty into attacking Romney over healthcare, Pawlenty should have verbally invoked Ronald Reagan's 11th Commandment. He could have said, "I believe in Reagan's 11th Commandment, 'Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.' So all I'll say is I wouldn't have voted for the healthcare plan Massachusetts passed, just as I wouldn't have voted for Obamacare. But I do believe in State's Rights, and what a state does isn't the same as a nation."

I'd rather hear a candidate say positive things about him- or herself, versus attacking opponents. And let's be honest, as Romney said in the debate last night, any of the candidates on that stage would be a better president than Obama. While there are some differences between Republican candidates, they're nothing like the differences between Republicans and Democrats.

In this election cycle, Obama most likely won't have a serious primary opponent. We don't need a knock-down, drag out fight amongst the Republican primary candidates. It wastes a whole bunch of money, can weaken the winning candidate, and give the Democrats too much fodder for their ads.

Lastly, in case you get the wrong impression, I'm not a Romney fan. I didn't vote for him last time, and in the primary, I certainly won't vote for him this time. But if, God forbid, he becomes the Republican nominee, I'll hold my nose and vote for him, because he's better than Obama.

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