Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Clinton and Obama: Deeply Flawed

My Problems with the Democratic Candidates

As frequent visitors to this site know, I'm exasperated with SOME single-issue Republicans (or, just as bad, single-candidate Republicans). However, I'm convinced either of the Democratic candidates -- Obama or Clinton -- would be harmful to the country. Wanting to become President because it's a high-status position, and that describes the two Democratic contenders, is not enough.

The Democrats are NOT committed to taking the necessary steps to: safeguard the nation from terrorists, reduce taxes in order to strengthen the economy, install incentives (school choice, merit pay) to improve education, secure the nation's borders in an effective, humane way, or protect human life from conception until natural death. The Democratic contenders apparently believe in none of these things.

Instead, Obama and Clinton are ready to make sure government plays a much bigger role in our lives. Yes, the believe in universalized health care, but somehow they don't believe in what's critical: reducing health care costs (so more people can afford insurance) and improving the quality of care (by increasing the number of CARING doctors and nurses and by providing information about where patients can find good doctors and hospitals).

Can you really imagine either of these people serving as commander-in-chief? They have absolutely no links with the military. They find the patriotism and dedication of a David Petraeus, a John McCain, a Sarah Palin, or a Duncan Hunter to be incomprehensible. They're about as likely to suggest a military career for their children as to recommend they become pole-dancers.

One of the exasperating things about watching the Democrats is that they know, just as you and I do, how to help solve America's problems. Yet they fall back on the old liberal "solutions," which mainly involve greater government control and reduce individual liberty. This country can do a lot better than Obama or Clinton.

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