Come join me… become a member of the Reluctant Republicans and vote for John McCain.
As a registered Democrat, I have made the decision to vote for John McCain. I have always been a conservative in my politics. If there can be such a thing… I am a “conservative democrat”. Probably a better definition would be is a “Reagan” Democrat.
What I am looking for in my president is a “principled, conservative leader” That is what caught my attention and led me to the organization called the Reluctant Republicans. Read ON…
The head of the Reluctant Republican Organization stated the following, “We are the disenfranchised in the party. We are the conservatives who have been left behind by a party ever moving to the “center” and ever increasing in its partisan politics rather than sticking to the conservative ideals that once made it great. We want to engage in this election. We need to engage in this election. But we are looking for a principled, conservative leader. ”
He continues, “As a real conservative, this election year seems especially daunting and maybe sometimes even downright depressing. With no real champion of all the conservative ideals it can be easy to lose heart and forget that sometimes it’s just as important to vote against someone or something as it is to vote for someone. Let’s be honest, John McCain is no Ronald Reagan. In many ways, I think we can all agree that Reagan would be ashamed that McCain has the R next to his name. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t aspects of McCain that we true conservatives can’t support, and more importantly, it doesn’t mean that we should forget about how horrifying the alternative is. Brush up on why the opposition should scare you, find some things about McCain “the maverick” that you can support, embrace your reluctance and your duty simultaneously, and admit to yourself quietly that sometimes the lesser of two evils is still the best choice. After you’ve done that, proclaim it loudly and help defeat the greater of two evils.”
As much as I am frustrated with both of these candidates, Obama just doesn’t make sense. I mean, he says “a bunch” of words (rhetoric)…he likes to hear himself talk (not much different than Joe Biden) but he NEVER says anything of substance. He never details anything…it’s always a “outline” with no specifics.
For example, in the debate tonight, Obama stated, “Actually I’m cutting more than I’m spending so that it will be a net spending cut.”
What does this mean? He said it without giving any details…just a good sound bite for the bias media to headline.
But according to the Associated Press, Obama has many ambitious plans to spend more taxpayer dollars on a variety of federal programs, including clean energy technologies and job training. He’s said he’ll cut pork-barrel programs and the costs of the war in Iraq to pay for it — as well as raise taxes on the wealthy — but the specifics of his new spending plans GREATLY OUTWEIGH the few spending cuts he’s identified. So I see no “net spending cut” in a future that includes him as our President.
To be fair…I do not want to be like the biased media that floods the airways every night.
A good friend of mine, a Human Resources Specialist in the State of Ohio, wrote me to provide some insight into McCain’s policy regarding employee Health Care contributions.
“As you know, McCain proposes a $ 5000.00 tax credit for Americans which will more than offset the fact that he wants to remove pretax deductions for Health Care contributions and make employees pay for Health Care after tax. But, what you may not know is that this will reduce employee take home pay due to increasing taxable income and increasing income tax at a time when the cost of everything is going up. Also, companies will be paying more taxes due to employee taxable income being higher. In essence, employees will see less take home pay and business will experience more burden.”
Will this approach really help the economy and create jobs? I don’t know.
What I do know is that we have to be prepared for the long road ahead of us.
These two candidates are the options we have… the burden of our economy and the future of our children are at stake.
Which candidate will bring back the America that my grandparents and parents built?
These questions need to be answered by someone with experience. What we do not need in the Oval Office is a novice. One hundred and forty two days (142) in the Senate are not enough for me.
That is why this democrat is voting for John McCain. Would you consider becoming a member of a grass roots organization called the Reluctant Republicans?
Come… join now and let us together put someone in the Office of President that can truly get the job done.