July 2, 2008

Election Woes

As the election draws near, I feel more and more discouraged and disillusioned. Not knowing much about Barack Obama, I was initially excited about the prospect of him being the next POTUS. Until, of course, I discovered how rabidly pro-abortion he is. He starts to stumble down off the pedestal he's been placed on quite easily once you start to open your eyes. Predictably, he's attempting soften his staunch pro-abortion stance by cozying up to evangelicals on other issues, such as playing up his support of faith based initiatives. It's not possible to be all things to all people, to be simultaneously radical and moderate, but maybe the adoration is getting to his head? Actually, he reminds me a lot of Ronald Reagan, with regards to his ability to talk pretty and make people feel warm and fuzzy about themselves and their country.

McCain, on the other hand, is no saint. His continued, unrepentant usage of racial slurs to describe his torturers during his time as a POW are unacceptable. He supposedly used called his wife a Very Bad Name, though the story sounds a little far-fetched and I can't anything even remotely unbiased on it. He overall seems to have issues with anger, which certainly isn't surprising, given his history, but might make him a poor choice for president. He also supports embryonic stem cell research using "discarded" embryos "left-over" from fertility treatments. Then there's the whole Iraq debacle.

I'm absolutely not voting for Obama under any circumstances, if only for the fact that he promised NARAL his first act as president would be to sign the reprehensible Freedom of "Choice" Act. I'm not sure if I can stomach voting for McCain, though. I'm seriously considering writing in "None of the Above."

And let's just point out the ridiculousness of this part of FOCA-

FOCA provides that “[i]t is the policy of the United States that every woman has the fundamental right to choose to bear a child, to terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability, or to terminate a pregnancy after fetal viability when necessary to protect the life or health of the woman.”

If the woman's life or health is in danger and the baby is viable, then deliver the baby and do your damnedest to help it! Why on EARTH would you need to kill a viable baby to "protect the life or health of the woman?"

The cynic in my says it's doublespeak to protect a woman's "right" to abort a baby with special needs.


Anne Marie said...

Nobody seams to like McCain, but my hope is that his party will be able to influence him to at least not tick off the pro life contingent by supporting pro choice initiatives. A pipe dream perhaps, but Obama’s stance is clear and there are very few pro life voices in his party to temper that position. That’s what really gives me pause.

It’s unfortunate that the best the Republicans can come up with is John McCain, but it appears that he will be more neutral than Obama on the RTL issues. Frankly if he gets James Dobson and the evangelical vote on his side I believe he will beat Obama, Hubby disagrees, but Dr. Dobson was very influential in the last presidential election and I believe he will be again, he swings a lot of voter’s opinions.

Just imagine the mass conversions he would bring if the Lord were to call him home to Rome, but that’s another topic altogether.

Katie said...

The big thing keeping me from saying I absolutely won't vote for McCain is the FOCA. I really don't want Obama to win. It's a horrifying bit of legislation that would effectively eradicate all the strides the RTL movement has made.

I agree wrt Dobson. I think if he voices support of McCain, he'll become a real contender against Obama.

milkyknitter said...

(milkydoula from MDC)

I could have wrote your post :( It is so frustrating. I really like Obama in regards to most things, but i just cannot in good conscience vote for him. Can't do it... especially with Supreme Court appointments on the line, also.

But it paaains me to think of voting for McCain. Bleh, the whole 100 years in Iraq nonsense. How about pro-life for unborn babies and innocent Iraqis? Is that too much to ask?

I don't know what i am going to do come November.

TRS said...

I too really wish we had better options in this presidential election.

The last one too. I wrote in Colin Powell!

Interesting isn't it in the FOCA they refer to the life of the 'woman'. not life of the mother.
Completely sanitizing the wording. What a lie!