Republicans for Obama

A new organization has emerged. Republicans for Obama consists of some well known Republicans who do not think McCain is the answer to any question.

This group of Republicans have decided to put country first.

Pass this along to any of your friends who might think about voting for McCain. It doesn’t have to be about party. It has to, for once, be about US. (And don’t forget to watch this terrifying McCain video – and pass it along, too.)

If you know Republicans who are voting for McCain, get this information to them. If they don’t like Obama, FINE!

  • Persuade them to vote for Barr.
  • Persuade them to vote for McKinney.
  • Persuade them to vote for Nader.
  • Persuade them to write in Ron Paul.

Any vote not cast for McCain is a win for our country.

And remember that every one of us knows someone who is voting for, or leaning towards McCain. Every one of us has to do our part.

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Cross posted at TheZoo.

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6 Comments

  1. kevin said,

    August 14, 2008 at 11:22 am

    I am bothered, in the first place, by the promises being made by both men. I am bewildered that both men are making legislative promises.

    ???When I am president,??? each man says, ???I will …??? Now correct me if I am wrong, that I might have missed something while I was busy getting old, but when I studied government in school, I think I remember that there were three branches of government: executive, legislative and judicial. For the purpose of this essay only, the judicial branch of government will be overlooked.

    In an over-simplification of job descriptions, the president and cabinet are the executive part of the branch trio. The president should keep himself busy conferring with the cabinet and agencies, being commander in chief, setting policy, giving state dinners, making nice with other countries, declaring states of emergency, signing or vetoing legislation, etc. The legislative part of the trio (the representatives and senators) has as its job initiating legislation as needed for the good of the country and their constituents, serving on investigative committees, etc.

    Now we get to my contention. Both Senator McCain and Senator Obama are expounding on what they will do as president while continuing to speak like legislators. What they are promising to do in the future as the executive is what they should be proposing now in their current positions as legislators.

    Come on now, fellas, if you believe so strongly in what changes need to be made for the good of the country???s problems with the economy, the oil crisis, education and health care, why have you not been back in Washington rallying support in the Senate and writing bills which would begin the miraculous cures now that you are promising for the future? Both you senators remind me of poker players with your cards clutched to your chests. Both of you are bluffing that you have a straight flush, ace high, while holding nothing more than a pair of jacks.
    Unfortunately, the other people sitting at the table are about to be taken. Their names are Americans and Voters. Come on now, fellas, if you plan to play this game, show us your cards. Lay them on the table. Show us how you plan to win the game. Show us a workable plan for the cures you are promising. If these plans are so good, why haven???t you been busy in the Senate doing what you are paid to do for the country? Why are you holding back? Is it all a bluff?

    Up to this point in the election process, the only thing that has been shown to the voters is age and charisma, experience and inexperience, war hero and academic scholar, pedigree and boot strap climber. Show us some substance. As the commander in chief, how, I repeat, how will you act as leader to make your promises reality? I need to know before I vote; otherwise I will continue to be bothered and bewildered, but certainly not bewitched.

  2. MsJoanne said,

    August 14, 2008 at 11:35 am

    Kevin, you’re right. There ARE three co-equal branches of government, or are supposed to be. The last eight years has shown a serious decline in those co-equal branches and a move towards an executive only form of government (look at how many times the administration has evoked Executive Privilege for things like the EPA.

    The president should have an agenda and work with Congress to implement that agenda, not use a sledgehammer to get things accomplished, which is what happened too many times. And yes, I blame the Dems for allowing this administration to run rough-shod over them (see http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/07/05/spying-on-congress/ ).

    I am surprised that you ask Obama to show substance. He has done more than any president in my living history to do just that. McCain has shown NOTHING of substance. Offshore drilling and nuclear power. No discussion of nuclear waste. No discussion of the 68 million acres that Big Oil currently has but is not using. McCain has voted AGAINST every single energy issue which was not involving oil.

    What has Obama given as substance?

    http://www.barackobama.com/issues/

    I would reprint it here but his substance is MASSIVE!

    He is publishing a BOOK of his policy ideas. It will be released soon.

    McCain has lied in every one of his ads. McCain says that Obama will raise taxes on the middle class. He won’t. His tax breaks almost double what McCain has offered.

    As for leadership, look at how Obama runs his campaign. THAT is leadership. McCain approves ads about Paris Hilton, celebrity, and Moses, for god’s sake. What kind of policy is that? What kind of leadership is that??

    I am sorry, but if you are bewildered, it’s because you’re not paying attention. And based on your post, that surprises me.

    Check out the links above.

  3. August 14, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Mrs. J: Send away, I’d love to hear from you (personal message by request.) And btw, while I hope to comment on TheZoo, this is the place I really wanted to get to.

    As for your comment, it plays into a meme of mine that you’ve seen on TCR, but I’ll repeat it here:

    WE are Obama’s surrogates

    One of the strongest weapons Bush had was his realization that people pay more attention to what people they know tell them than they do to ads, speeches, or even news broadcasts. This was the reason why the Religious Right was so important to him — and its lack will be a major reason for McCain turning into Landon. They are not anywheres as numerous as their leaders would like you to think, but they talk to people they know. And the people listen, because ‘even though John goes to that crazy church’ he comes to our barbecues with the great potato salad, his son plays Little League, and he’s in my carpool.

    It is up to us to stop talking just to each other — as much fun as this is — and start talking to the people around us, even if they don’t agree with us at the beginning. We have more weapons against McCain than we’ve had against any other candidate — even Bush. We just have to pick the right ones for a particular person. (We can do this, an ad can’t)

    Two rules: Stick strictly to the truth so we can say “Look, you don’t have to believe ME, here’s where you can go to look it up.”

    And be civil. Even if you think your neighbor is an idiot who shouldn’t be allowed near machinery of any kind, treat him as if he was just as smart as you are. Ever play catch with your kids. Don’t you try and toss the ball a little over their heads so they have to stretch to catch it, and don’t they learn to do just that?

  4. Mathew James said,

    August 14, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Great post, it was very informative. I think its a must read.

    (Link removed: MsJoanne)

  5. Abe Bird said,

    September 12, 2008 at 4:08 am

    I’m a democrate who vote McCain.

  6. MsJoanne said,

    September 12, 2008 at 4:10 am

    Bully for you. You’re in the minority just like all Goopers will be after this election.


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