Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Observations

President Elect Obama raised $640 million dollars in campaign contributions. Among the leading contributers: Microsoft, Goldman-Sachs, JP Morgan, Citigroup, Time-Warner, Morgan Stanley etc.

Do you think that these contributers are looking for "change"?

McCains 2 biggest blunders: Palin and supporting the federal financial Bailouts. He could have differentiated himself from Obama by opposing the Financial Bailouts. That would have been more "maverick" than supporting Bush. It worked for Bachmann, I think that helped her overcome her diarrhea mouth.

Do you think George Bush is at home looking in the mirror saying "what have I done"? I doubt it, that would require thought, reflection, integrity, insight, humility, of which he has none...

I'm among the 1-2% who didn't vote for the major parties. This quote helps explain:

"Liberty is the natural condition of the people. Servitude,however,
is fostered when people are raised in subjection. People
are trained to adore rulers. While freedom is forgotten by
many there are always some who will never submit."

12 comments:

Tuffy said...

In the case of Microsoft, I think you're wrong.

Say what you like about their corporate practices as it relates to their competition. However, Microsoft, via the Gates Foundation, has been an outstanding corporate citizen.

I don't always agree with some of the approaches that the Gates Foundation advocates, but I can't question their charity.

Skibby said...

i didn't mean to imply that any of the companies are evil, my point is that all the 'hope' and 'change' is being subsidized by who else? Corporate america, thus I don't expect much change...

muyres said...

Keep Hope Alive!!

Homme said...

Are you kidding with your first statement? I donated to the Obama campaign, that doesn't mean Leuthold Weeden donated. As a matter of fact, they would have absolutely not donated to his campaign. Lumping employees and family members of employees as donations from the companies they work for is ridiculous. BTW: Obama did not accept any donations from PAC's, lobbyists.

Meow said...

I'm still optimistic. This election was/is of historical proportions!!!
(what Boba Fett said!)

Skibby said...

homme, check this out from NEWSWEEK on Obama's money machine...

http://www.blog.newsweek.com/blogs/stumper/archive/2008/07/08/four-myths-of-obama-s-money-machine.aspx

Homme said...

what am I missing? He trots out the same misleading statement: Goldman Sachs was the largest contributor. NO. That is not only a lie, it would be illegal. Corporations can not contribute to a candidate in a federal election.

Otherwise, how is this article relevant to this discussion?

Trissel said...

Homme, Corporations do have PAC's who thereby did donate to Obabma.

Skibby said...

it's relevant because it's my discussion. You're delusional if you think Obama did not accept PAC money. Actually I really don't care. My point is that all the poor and middle class people waiting for Obama to "change" things for them, will be in for a long wait. I don't believe in a savior or the cult of the presidency. We need to take care of ourselves...

Skibby said...

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/bundlers.php?id=N00009638

Skibby said...

i'm kind of ignorant of the terms, Obama didn't accept money from PAC's, which have fallen out of favor. Instead most of his contributions came from "single contributors" through "bundling"....

Jay Tegeder said...

As they say (whoever they are); we get the government we deserve... As someone with a poly sci degree from the U of M, I like to follow this stuff pretty closely. What amazes me is how many people make their voting decisions based on TV or radio commercials. Hardly anyone takes the time to check into the issues and candidates background and history. I think a basic civics test should be given to the voters. If you can't answer a few simple questions, you don't vote. The last thing we need is a country being run by politicians voted in by idiots.