Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama


I went to Utah Savage's blog today and found this great list. Thanks, Utah!


So these republicans are all supporting the "socialist" candidate, huh? 'Bout time.


Michele Bachmann, congresswoman from the 6th district of Minnesota, is going to have her work cut out for her. She'd better get going because the opportunity to create the Bachmann Era (a la McCarthy) may just pass her by. This woman is an unbelievable moron. She can take her "penetrating expose" and shove it.


As the nation collectively holds its breath...


This is a list of Republicans who are supporting Obama

Jim Leach, Former Congressman from Iowa

"For me, the national interest comes before party concerns, particularly internationally. We do need a new direction in American policy, and Obama has a sense of that."

Lincoln Chafee, Former United States Senator from Rhode Island

"As I look at the candidates in order who to vote for, certainly my kind of conservatism was reflected with Senator Obama, and those points are that we're fiscally conservative, we care about revenues matching expenditures, we also care about the environment, I think it's a traditional conservative value to care about clean air and clean water."

William Weld, Former Governor of Massachusetts

"It's not often you get a guy with his combination of qualities, chief among which I would say is the deep sense of calm he displays, and I think that's a product of his equally deep intelligence."

Arne Carlson, Former Governor of Minnesota

"I think we have in Barack Obama the clear possibility of a truly great president. I would contend that it's the most important election of my lifetime."

Wayne Gilchrest, Congressman from Maryland

"We can't use four more years of the same kind of policy that's somewhat haphazard, which leads to recklessness."

Larry Pressler, Former Senator from South Dakota

"I just got the feeling that Obama will be able to handle this financial crisis better, and I like his financial team of [former Treasury Secretary Robert] Rubin and [former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul] Volcker better."

Richard Riordan, Former Mayor of Los Angeles

"I'm still a Republican, but I still will always vote for the person who I think will do the best job."

Lowell Weicker, Former Governor and Senator from Connecticut

"At issue is not the partisan politics of two parties, rather the image we have of ourselves as Americans. Senator Obama brings wisdom, kindness, and common sense to what is both his and our quest for a better America."

Jim Whitaker, Fairbanks, Alaska Mayor

"If we are as a nation concerned with energy, then our consideration should be a national energy policy that is not predicated on crude oil 50 years into the future. We need to get to it, and I think Barack Obama is very clear in that regard."

Linwood Holton, Former Governor of Virginia

"Obama has a brain, and he isn't afraid to use it."

Government Officials:

Colin Powell, Secretary of State under Bush 43

"...he has met the standard of being a sucessful president, being an exceptional president. I think he is a transformational figure. He is a new generation coming into the world-- onto the world state, onto the American stage, and for that reason I'll be voting for Senator Barack Obama."

Douglas Kmiec, Head of the Office of Legal Counsel under Reagan & Bush 41

"I was first attracted to government by Ronald Reagan, who lives in our national memory as a great leader and an inspiring communicator. Senator Obama has these gifts as well, but of course, more rhetorical flourish without substance would be worth little. Is there more to Senator Obama? I believe there is."

Charles Fried, Solicitor General of the United States under Reagan

"I admire Senator McCain and was glad to help in his campaign, and to be listed as doing so; but when I concluded that I must vote for Obama for the reason states in my letter, I felt it wrong to appear to be recommending to others a vote that I was not prepared to cast myself."

Jackson M. Andrews, Republican Counsel to the U.S. Senate

"Barack Obama is a thoughtful visionary leader who as President will end the decline of American law, liberty, and fiscal responsibility that are the hallmarks of the extremist policies of the current Administration, now adopted by John McCain."

Susan Eisenhower, Granddaughter of President Eisenhower & President of the Eisenhower Group

"Given Obama's support among young people, I believe that he will be most invested in defending the interests of these rising generations and, therefore, the long-term interests of this nation as a whole."

Francis Fukuyama, Advisor to President Reagan

"...Obama probably has the greatest promise of delivering a different kind of politics."

Rita Hauser, Former White House intelligence advisor under George W. Bush

"McCain will continue the wrong-headed foreign policy decisions of Bush, while Obama will take us in a new direction."

Larry Hunter, Former President Reagan Policy Advisor

"I suspect Obama is more free-market friendly than he lets on. He taught at the University of Chicago, a hotbed of right-of-center thought. His economic advisers, notably Austan Goolsbee, recognize that ordinary citizens stand to gain more from open markets than from government meddling."

Scott McClellan, Former Press Secretary to President George W. Bush

"From the beginning I have said I am going to support the candidate that has the best chance for changing the way Washington works and getting things done and I will be voting for Barack Obama and clapping."

Bill Ruckelshaus, served in the Nixon and Reagan administrations

"I'm not against McCain, I'm for Obama."

Ken Adelman, served in the Ford administration

"The most important decision John McCain made in his long campaign was deciding on a running mate. That decision showed appalling lack of judgment... that selection contradicted McCain's main two, and best two, themes for his campaign-- Country First, and experience counts. Neither can he credibly claim, post-Palin pick."

Lilibet Hagel, Wife of Republican Senator Chuck Hagel

"This election is not about fighting phantom issues churned out by a top-notch slander machine. Most important, it is not about distracting the public-- you and me-- with whatever slurs someone thinks will stick."

Columnists and Academics:

Jeffrey Hart, National Review Senior Editor

"It turns out that these political parties are not always either liberal or conservative, Democratic or Republican. The Democrat, under certain conditions, can be the conservative."

Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations at Boston University

"For conservatives, Obama represents a sliver of hope. McCain represents none at all. The choice turns out to be an easy one."

David Friedman, Economist and son of Milton and Rose Friedman

"I hope Obama wins. President Bush has clearly been a disaster from the standpoint of libertarians and conservatives because he has presided over an astonishing rise in government spending."

Christopher Buckley, Son of National Review founder William F. Buckley & former NR columnist

"Obama has in him-- I think, despite his sometimes airy-fairy 'We are the people we have been waiting for' silly rehtoric-- the potential to be a good, perhaps even great leader. He is, it seems clear enough, what the historical moment seems to be calling for."

Andrew Sullivan, Columnist for the Atlantic Monthly

"Obama's legislative record, speeches, and the way he has run his campaign reveal, I think, a very even temperament, a very sound judgment, and an intelligent pragmatism. Prudence is a word that is not inappropriate to him."

Wick Alison, Former publisher of the National Review

"I made the maximum donation to John McCain during the primaries, when there was still hope he might come to his senses. But I now see that Obama is almost the ideal candidate for this moment in American history."

Michael Smerconish, Columnist for the Philadelphia Enquirer

"...an Obama presidency holds the greatest chance for unifying us here at home and restoring our prestige around the globe."

CC Goldwater, Granddaughter of Barry Goldwater

"Nothing about the Republican tickets offers the hope America needs to regain its standing in the world, that's why we're going to support Barack Obama."


12 comments:

  1. Holy Magumbo!

    This just about makes me want to say, "Poor John."

    I didn't even take the time to read the whole list, it's so long!

    (Something, by the way, which I never pictured myself saying...)

    If that whole list votes for Obama, that ought to be worth an extra electoral vote.

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  2. That list speaks volumes about how much people don't trust McCain.

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  3. I'm amazed. Am I the only one here who did such limited homework as to be ignorant to Colin Powell's support of Obama? I had no idea. This is an incredibly long list. Thanks to Utah Savage for sharing this, and you for passing it on.

    I do have a lingering fear that too many Democrats will mistake this type of information as an indication that Obama's got the election in the bag. What people need to realize is that we still need EACH and EVERY vote in order to get this done right!

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  4. An impressive list! No, I didn't try to read it all either. Maybe later. What I did do was a very brief post, linking to you for the list, for any still undecided.

    (Can you believe there are still those undecided? Are they for real, or do they just not want to say?)

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  5. Obama may actually be able to bring this country closer together!

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  6. What a great list! I feel better already. So happy to have found your blog through Bobbi. I'll be back

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  7. We are getting closer to the Marx definition of communism. We just need to have the revolution and hopefully it is only a political one. The revolution will be against the bourgeoisie whose power comes from employment, education, and wealth. The people want to see the Wall Street bankers strung up to a tree.

    http://nomedals.blogspot.com

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  8. wow! thanks, i'm putting this up.

    i am just praying for tuesday!

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  9. Hey, Supergirl II! Well, it's ok. I'm glad you're concentrating on school. And more importantly, that you're voting and you know who are voting for and why. That's what's important.
    Love,
    Mom

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  10. Sylvia: thanks for coming by. Bobbie has "introduced" me to a lot of nice people in the blogosphere. It's great when new people come by.

    Avatar: I'm no stranger to socialism. My father was a member of the Communist Party in Portugal (where my family is from) for a time. There, socialism is not a diry word. There are those who dissagree vehemently but largely people are free to choose their party and their ideology without fear of being unpatriotic.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Such an interesting list, the passage "Senator Obama brings wisdom, kindness, and common sense..." sums it up very well.

    To most of us - with wisdom and common sense that is - on the other side of the pond called the Atlantic it is very obvious who is the best choice, no doubt about it. Good luck on election day!

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  12. Hi there, Supergirl II.

    Yes, it's amazzing, and gives us all hope.

    But yes, we're in danger of considering this a fait accomplis when it's really not.

    We need to get out there in LARGE NUMBERS to seal this deal. Greg Palast (who knows stuff - he's spent the last many years investigating 2000 and '04) said today that we should expect about three million votes to be "stolen" by the Right Wing Machine. Properly distributed, this number could deliver the Electoral College to McCain.

    And the people doing this aren't dummies. Think American Heritage Foundation. Think Power, Wealth and Influence. Think ownership of Diebold, makers of many of the touch-screen voting machines which We The People will be using in a week.

    They can't steal it if our numbers are overwhelming, but they're going to try.

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