Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Saddleback Forum, My Points

I finally managed to view the Saddleback Forum. The forum really revealed the difference between McCain and Obama. You really saw Obama’s shallowness contrasted with McCain’s depth. McCain’s depth comes from a life that has been enriched by hardships and sacrifice. Obama seems to be trying to come up with thoughts and ideas of his own but he keeps spewing the liberal-speak that he’s learned.

One of the most clever questions ask by Rick Warren was “When does life begin?” It wasn’t the easy question of "are you pro-choice or pro-life". The question didn’t matter what position you held, you just had to determine when you would be prepared to kill a child. Obama took the coward’s way out, “Above my pay grade”. Pathetic! Obama would have to search his soul and he can’t do that and still proceed down the path he’s chosen. Obama has already made the decision of when you can kill a baby. In Illinois, he rejected the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002. His decision makes it plain that Obama believes it’s OK to kill a baby even after it has been born.

Obama’s assault on Justice Clarence Thomas had really steamed me, but when I though it over struck me as truly absurd. I happen to really admire Justice Thomas. His autobiography was really good and I wished he’d gone in more depth. Justice Thomas really intrigues me. As for Obama’s remark that Justice Thomas wasn’t “a strong enough jurist or legal thinker”, let’s examine the facts.
By the time he was nominated, Clarence Thomas had worked in the Missouri Attorney General's office, served as an Assistant Secretary of Education, run the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and sat for a year on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, the nation's second most prominent court. Since his "elevation" to the High Court in 1991, he has also shown himself to be a principled and scholarly jurist.

Well, that sounds pretty darn impressive. Let’s see what Obama has to offer.
Obama isn't yet four years out of the Illinois state Senate, has never held a hearing of note of his U.S. Senate subcommittee, and had an unremarkable record as both a "community organizer" and law school lecturer.

You know, Justice Thomas' resume looks a whole lot more impressive than Obama’s. It’s too bad that Obama hasn’t really taken the time to get to know Justice Thomas. He’s a lot better role model for Obama than the Rev. Wright or the terrorist William Ayers.

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