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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Inquirer Endorses Obama ....

.....was its "endorsement scorekeeper" in the bag for Obama? Below I analyze the Inquirer's endorsement of Obama. IMO, the issues selected by the Inquirer actually favor an endorsement of McCain but I guess the paper's "endorsement scorekeeper" was in the bag for Obama. I am shocked NOT.

My Analysis of Obama Endorsement by Inquirer :

· IRAQ WAR
o McCain was RIGHT on surge but opposes a timetable for withdrawal.
o Obama was WRONG on surge but supports a timetable for withdrawal.
o So they pick the candidate who so far has been WRONG and the Inquirer awards a Point to Obama

· INCOME TAX POLICY
o Uses the very liberal Tax Policy Center as a source for its claim that Obama’s tax plan gives more money back to middle class.
o And the Inquirer also claims The Tax Policy Center is non-partisan. That is a lie; it gets 100% of its financial support from liberal groups.
o FYI Obama will increase tax rates on high income earners as much as 50-60% is some areas when you include state and local taxes.
o In my opinion, Obama’s tax plan is socialistic, is an onerous tax rate and will cause us to go into a deep recession.
o Small businesses will pull back plans to invest their hard-earned money into growing their business. Jobs in the private sector will not increase under Obama’s plan.
o In spite of this, the Inquirer awards a Point to Obama.

· ENERGY POLICY
o McCain favors building 40 nuclear power plants which will take time. [Fact - France gets 40-50% of its electricity from nuke power]. McCain also supports immediate offshore drilling.
o The inquirer says that will only have a “minimal impact” [which I believe is a lie].
o Obama and Dems do not sincerely support offshore drilling so if Obama is elected, they will block offshore drilling. And I predict gas prices will hit $5.00 per gallon if Obama is elected.
o And the Inquirer awards a Point to Obama.

· HEALTH INSURANCE
o McCain wants to give everyone a voucher to help them buy their own health insurance.
o Obama wants to pick and choose the “needy” with free health insurance plus Obama will force many businesses to contribute.
o The Inquirer wrongly claims McCain’s plan represents a new tax on workers. In truth, McCain’s plan takes away the business deduction for health insurance expenses.
o McCain’s plan is also more tax neutral than Obama’s plan.
o IMO McCain’s plan is a bold step as it “severs the age-old tie between health insurance and one’s job”. Obama’s plan is more of the same and makes the government pay more.
o In spite of this, the Inquirer awards a Point to Obama.

· EDUCATION
o McCain favors more school vouchers and charter schools. To me, that represents more freedom so parents can get their kids out of failing public schools now!
o Obama (naturally) favors plowing more and more govt money into schools including expanding early childhood education! In the last debate, Obama said "we are running out of vouchers" which may be the dumbest he has ever said!
o Of course, the Inquirer, which has never seen a govt spending plan it did not support, gives a Point to Obama.

· OBAMA IS NOT WHITE
o The world will see the “the melting pot legend of America has finally become a reality”.
o Inquirer gives a Point to Obama.

· OBAMA HAS ELOQUENT ORATORY
o Obama has already taken big steps to bridge America’s racial divide.
o Obama will eliminate “the tar pit of partisan sniping”.
o In actuality, Obama has no record of working with Republicans or working across the aisle. His agenda is identical to the far left, liberal Democratic party agenda.
o On the other hand, McCain has a documented record of working across the aisle with Democrats.

· THESE TIMES REQUIRE STEADY, FOCUSED LEADERSHIP
o Fact - Obama has never even led a Boy Scout troop.
o McCain has served as a Commander in the US Navy where he managed and led hundreds of sailors and aviators.
o In spite of the facts, the Inquirer again awards a Point to Obama.

2 comments:

dr kill said...

You really should stop reading anything but the sports pages.

Rose said...

You make good points, AJ.

It is baffling.

Mindboggling. And unbearably depressing.