Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Ten Concerns on Obama

Sometimes, when I tell people that I'm not going to vote for Barack Obama, they look at me in utter shock. It's as if I'm telling them I don't like ice cream, or that raping puppies should be the new national pastime. Something to that effect, anyway.

To summarize my objections, I offer this NRO article: Ten Concerns about Barack Obama. You should definitely read the entire thing, but I'll distill the thing down to the authors' bullet points:
  1. Barack Obama’s foreign policy is dangerous, na├»ve, and betrays a profound misreading of history

  2. Barack Obama’s Iraq policy will hand al-Qaeda a victory and undercut our entire position in the Middle East, while at the same time put a huge source of oil in the hands of terrorists

  3. Barack Obama has sent mixed, confusing, and inconsistent messages on his policy toward Israel

  4. In the primary campaign, Barack Obama consistently campaigned against NAFTA, but has now changed his tune, as he has with other issues

  5. Barack Obama’s judgment about personal and professional affiliations is more than troubling

  6. Obama is simply out of step with how terrorists should be handled; he would turn back the clock on how we fight terrorism, using the failed strategy of the 1990s as opposed to the post-9/11 strategy that has kept us safe

  7. Barack Obama’s economic policies would hurt the economy

  8. Barack Obama opposes drilling on and offshore to reduce gas and oil prices

  9. Barack Obama is to the left of Hillary Clinton and NARAL on the issue of life

  10. Barack Obama is actually to the left of every member of the U.S. Senate

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