Monday, October 27, 2008

Sarah Palin in The NY Times Today

“If big government spenders control the House and the Senate and, heaven forbid, the White House, they will have a monopoly of power in Washington,” Ms. Palin said, “and the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda — it would put America on a path that erodes the strong work ethic that made America great.”

It is true. Vote accordingly, America.


Daniel said...

One of the reasons I didn't vote for Obama was because of the disruption of "checks and balances" that I think are important in a democracy. You don't want one party to dominate the two of the three (or all three) of the branches of government.

Regardless, it appears as though Obama will win in a landslide as will many Democrat representatives and senators to control the Executive and Legislative branches. Let's hope and pray that our leaders do not hold to the extremes of which they advocate in their campaigning--- but rather stay true to moderacy, of which the American people are more comfortable with.

Brian said...

this confirms my own concerns about the possibility of a super majority in Washington... with that much control the Republicans and the complaints of the people will merely be a nuisance to the far left agenda....

I have wondered Dr Goothius with the ascendency of Obama to the Presidency is it possible America could experience its first coup d'état?

Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

That O will win in a landslide is

1. Defeatism
2. Evidence of brainwashing by the media.

Several polls are close; prayer still counts; never give up.

Neil Cameron (One Salient Oversight) said...

prayer still counts

Does it bother you that God may want Obama to be president?

Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

If God wants Obama is will be a judgment on America, not a blessing.

Ed Darrell said...

A vote against Obama is a vote to keep the big spending oligarchy in place. Palin never has appeared to be good with numbers.

God has already given us George Bush as a judgment -- if enough of us repent, maybe we can get out from under that particular form of captivity.

By the rivers of Babylon, indeed.

Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D. said...

Ed is not living in the world of Obama's policies--a trillion in new spending, massive tax increases, etc.

McCain would put into place a freeze except for veteran's benefits.

I agree that Bush spent too much. But we are talking about McCain v. Obama or "Mr. Government."

Ed Darrell said...

Triumph of hope over experience: Every Republican who has promised to limit spending in the last 30 years has expanded spending and the size of government instead. McCain promises to stay in Iraq for 100 years -- how in the world could anyone possibly think he can reduce spending?

We need someone who understands how to make government work, not someone who thinks whipping the bureaucrats harder will make any difference.

Obama's tax plans offer opportunity for the non-hedge fund managers. Doug? Since when is your income over $1 million? What possible interest could you have in McCain's plan to tax the poor?

Daniel said...

It's not defeatism if you don't want McCain to win. Nor do I like Obama, that's why I went third party.

Yes the media is biased. But let's have reality define what is true (correspondence view of truth). The reality is that Obama pulled in 50,000 viewers at his Fort Collins rally the other day. This is significantly more than McCain draws. This happens everyday all over the country. The reality is that the vast majority of polls except for outliers like Fox say that Obama is leaps ahead. I personally have been polled a handful of times and I am not Democrat. The reality is that Obama has more money than McCain. In American politics this matters significantly. I hate that, but it's reality.

Doug, I'm not asking you to give up your passionate fight. But at least acknowledge that for McCain it would literally take a miracle. But hey, those have happened before. And those that have happened around 2000 years ago are eternally more important than this election.