Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Barack Obama



I drew this in Adobe Illustrator CS2 on Monday (June 9). Many are concerned and even worried that if he becomes the next President of the United States, things are going to take a huge turn for the worse. Only God knows what will happen, but I believe that the United States has been going downhill for quite some time now.

15 comments:

thekingpin68 said...

I believe that the United States has been going downhill for quite some time now.

The Western world as well.

Jeff said...

Someone emailed this to me:

We are finally starting to see some coverage of this important question of whether Senator Barack Obama is really a Christian or simply identifying himself as one for political reasons. My office has sent another formal request for the Senator to sit down on camera and answer these questions about his faith. Please help me by forwarding these links to everyone you know. His words and deeds so far have proven him to be a false prophet.

One News Now
YouTube video
Black Christian News

satire and theology said...

Interesting. I am controversial on my latest s&t.

jeleasure said...

Jeff,
I also believe, in fact understand the United States to be going down hill.
I also believe that much of what is shaping our nation is due to exactly what shapes our understanding of 'salvation'.
Everything is looked at through relative values. Convenience is all people want to see. The American Family Association announced a statistic that only 6% of all people who call themselves Christians, truly understand the core message of the Bible. Is this something we all should be concerned about? Then start at my blog; http://deityquest.blogspot.com/ I have a chapter that cuts right to the chase for the problem. It is called "Perspective".
Jim Leasure

Jeff said...

Jim,

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment!
I agree with what you said. But I can only hope that the AFA is incorrect...6% is an unbelievably shocking low number! And yet, in light of recent trends in American Christianity, I suppose that could be correct. Even though I see a whole lot of false doctrine being taught in Christian churches and on TV today, 6% is hard to believe. If that is accurate, we are in more trouble than I thought.

I'll check out your blog site.

Jeff said...

Someone emailed this to me today, which is at least weeks old, because it says "unless Hillary Clinton drops out"---which has already happened:

"What a Black Columnist has to say about Obama.

Ken Blackwell - Columnist for the New York Sun

"It's an amazing time to be alive in America . We're in a year of firsts in this presidential election: the first viable woman candidate; the first viable African-American candidate; and, a candidate who is the first frontrunning freedom fighter over 70. The next president of America will be a first.

We won't truly be in an election of firsts, however, until we judge every candidate by where they stand. We won't arrive where we should be until we no longer talk about skin color or gender.
Now that Barack Obama steps to the front of the Democratic field, we need to stop talking about his race, and start talking about his policies and his politics.

The reality is this: Though the Democrats will not have a nominee until August, unless Hillary Clinton drops out, Mr. Obama is now the frontrunner, and its time America takes a closer and deeper look at him.

Some pundits are calling him the next John F. Kennedy. He's not. He's the next George McGovern. And it's time people learned the facts.
Because the truth is that Mr. Obama is the single most liberal senator in the entire U.S. Senate. He is more liberal than Ted Kennedy, Bernie Sanders, or Mrs. Clinton.
Never in my life have I seen a presidential frontrunner whose rhetoric is so far removed from his record. Walter Mondale promised to raise our taxes, and he lost. George McGovern promised military weakness, and he lost. Michael Dukakis promised a liberal domestic agenda, and he lost.

Yet Mr. Obama is promising all those things, and he's not behind in the polls. Why? Because the press has dealt with him as if he were in a beauty pageant. Mr. Obama talks about getting past party, getting past red and blue, to lead the United States of America . But let's look at the more defined strokes of who he is underneath this superficial "beauty."

Start with national security. Since the president's most important duties are as commander-in-chief. Over the summer, Mr. Obama talked about invading Pakistan, a nation armed with nuclear weapons; meeting without preconditions with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who vows to destroy Israel and create another Holocaust; and Kim Jong II, who is murdering and starving his people, but emphasized that the nuclear option was off the table against terrorists - something no president has ever taken off the table since we created nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Even Democrats who have worked in national security condemned all of those remarks. Mr. Obama is a foreign-policy novice who would put our national security at risk.

Next, consider economic policy. For all its faults, our health care system is the strongest in the world. And free trade agreements, created by Bill Clinton as well as President Bush, have made more goods more affordable so that even people of modest means can live a life that no one imagined a generation ago. Yet Mr. Obama promises to raise taxes on "the rich." How to fix Social Security? Raise taxes. How to fix Medicare? Raise taxes. Prescription drugs? Raise taxes. Free college? Raise taxes. Socialize medicine? Raise taxes. His solution to everything is to have government take it over. Big Brother on steroids, funded by your paycheck.

Finally, look at the social issues. Mr. Obama had the audacity to open a stadium rally by saying, "All praise and glory to God!" but says that Christian leaders speaking for life and marriage have "hijacked" Christianity.

He is pro-partial birth abortion, and promises to appoint Supreme Court justices who will rule any restriction on it unconstitutional. He espouses the abortion views of Margaret Sanger, one of the early advocates of racial cleansing. His spiritual leaders endorse homosexual marriage, and he is moving in that direction. In Illinois, he refused to vote against a statewide ban on all handguns in the state. These are radical left, Hollywood, and San Francisco values, not Middle America values.

The real Mr. Obama is an easy target for the general election. Mrs. Clinton is a far tougher opponent. But Mr. Obama could win if people don't start looking behind his veneer and flowery speeches. His vision of "bringing America together" means saying that those who disagree with his agenda for America are hijackers or warmongers. Uniting the country means adopting his liberal agenda and abandoning any conflicting beliefs.

But right now everyone is talking about how eloquent of a speaker he is and - yes - they're talking about his race. Those should never be the factors on which we base our choice for president. Mr. Obama's radical agenda sets him far outside the American mainstream, to the left of Mrs. Clinton.

It's time to talk about the real Barack Obama. In an election of firsts, let's first make sure we elect the person who is qualified to be our president in a nuclear age during a global civilizational war."

jeleasure said...

Yeah, let's talk about the "real Barak Obama"..He is the friend of a murdering thug named Wiliam Ayers. Obama says, "I was only ten years old when Ayers did what he did".

But Berry, you had your Senetorial endorsement "party"/ fundraiser at Ayers home! You sat on the board of the Woods Fund and voted in favor of granting $40,000 to Rashid Khalidi for the purpose of aiding the founding of the Arab American Action Network. An organization of Palestinian Americans who do what ever it is they do.?!

Barry is also sponsoring a bill titled, "The Global Poverty Act" Bill. This sounds nice. Untill you consider that it will cost the American Tax Payer (I think it was) 8 billion dollars.

Now, I'm all for easy and helping people. But, let's take a look at the environment.

We, The United States are fighting a few covert wars and fighting off a few threats. However, we are at war in two theaters. War has the promise of not being financially predictable.

Two, we are in somewhat of a recession. With Gas rising, jobs dropping and Congress threatening to spend, spend, spend, how does anyone know that our Gross National product will support 8 billion dollars promised to the United Nations for this "Global Poverty Act". I guess Congress and Obama have visions of the United States sharing in sympathy pains. We will be in poverished if we promise 8 billion to the U.N.. Promising that amount of money when we already owe other countries could cause China to have to send their cousin Gwito. Or, (no offense Kingpin) the Kingpin, whose picture I'm looking at as I type this, looks like he might do the job if he is for hire.

Sorry, all. I can be a bit of a political satirist when I get going about Obama.
Jim

jeleasure said...

Sorry all,
I just noticed that I spelled 'impoverished', 'in poverished'. I'm not quick to spell things correctly anyway. But, normally I read over the post befor letting it fly.
Also, if you wonder how it is that I feel we are fighting in covert wars, well, go to my site and click on Sean Osborn's link in the "other bloggers" section in the right hand margin.
Sean Osborn is the Assistan Director of the North East Intelligence Network.
Jim

Jeff said...

Jim,

Thank you for your comments! I have read similar claims to what you are saying, and I can only hope that you are not correct. But I fear that you may be all too right in your assessment, unfortunately. The future does not look to be a bright one for the United States.

I got your email, and I will reply to you soon. There's a lot to reply to, but I will try to reply today.

thekingpin68 said...

Promising that amount of money when we already owe other countries could cause China to have to send their cousin Gwito. Or, (no offense Kingpin) the Kingpin, whose picture I'm looking at as I type this, looks like he might do the job if he is for hire.

Thanks!

Yes, I am a theological hitman.;)

Jeff said...

Yes, I am a theological hitman.;)

LOL! Yep, that you are!

jeleasure said...

To The Kingpin68,
Thanks for the laugh.

thekingpin68 said...

Thanks, and I shall be available for hire, very shortly.

Jeff said...

Maybe you should change your name from "The Kingpin" to "Luke Cage, Hero for Hire!"

Then again, Luke Cage is black.
But then, if they can change Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., to a black person in the comic books, or have a black Green Lantern, or have a black Vulcan in Star Trek, then they can certainly make Luke Cage a white person.

Jeff said...

Obama and the Social Security Privatization Lie

By Ken Marrero

Few things illustrate Democrat’s' penchant for preying on people’s fears better than Social Security. Proposing changes to Social Security produces hysteria from any Democrat near a microphone. Barack Obama is no different, as evidenced by his comments earlier this week.

Speaking to a crowd of retirees in Ohio, Obama criticized McCain for being open to letting taxpayers invest part of their Social Security payments in private investment accounts.

“Imagine if your security now was tied up with the Dow Jones,” he said, alluding to the recent slide in stock prices. “You wouldn'’t feel very confident about the security of your nest egg.”

Senator Obama misses the point. It is not how well the stock market performs today as opposed to yesterday. There will always be ups and downs in the market and investing is for the long term. Social Security is the same. It is how well the Stock Market performs today as opposed to how well Social Security is performing today! The question Senator Obama should ask is, “Imagine if your security had been tied to the Dow Jones for the last 50 years? You’d be pretty excited about the security of your nest egg!”

Social Security, begun in 1935, is out of date. The financial world is vastly different today. Why then do we depend on an antique product? It’s easier to amend the Constitution than to update Social Security. You’'d think modernization would be beneficial after so long. You’'d be wrong.

Just one factor illustrates the problem. In 1935, the age at which one began to receive benefits was 65. This at a time when life expectancy for Americans was 62. Today the terms are the same but people live longer. No wonder the plan is going bankrupt.

In 1935, only the very wealthy owned stock in many companies at once. If a stock or a market segment went bad, the entire portfolio wasn'’t at risk. Today, mutual funds make that strategy available to virtually any American. It also makes Social Security an antiquated, government run Ponzi scheme. To demonstrate the difference 75 years can make, we’ll use Social Security’s own benefits calculator and a simple financial calculator.

Meet Sam, our less than average American. Sam began working this year, at age 16, for just $7.50 an hour, $300 a week, $1,300 a month or $15,600 a year. Sam, while quite nice, is pretty much a loser. He is so unskilled he will never get a raise. He is industrious, though, and will work for 49 years, retiring at 65. This scenario gives Sam about $1,500 per year to invest for retirement based on current Social Security rates. Let’s see how he does. The actual numbers generated below will, of course, be different based on a number of factors. However, they are accurate enough to make the point.

Using Social Security’s own calculator and plugging in Sam’'s numbers (born 1/1/1992, $15K annually to 65), his total contribution is $73,500. At retirement, Social Security will pay Sam $703 per month. This is barely over half the income he enjoyed while working. Welcome to cat food cuisine! After working 49 years at $7.50 per hour, Sam must retire on $4.50 per hour. Once Sam dies, the benefits Mrs. Sam enjoys are drastically reduced. At Mrs. Sam’s death, the benefits die, too. 49 years - $73,500 and there’s nothing to pass on. This is what Obama, Democrats and central planning Republicans want for Sam. If that was all there was, the saying “60% of something is better than 100% of nothing!” would apply. But it’s not.

If Sam is allowed to invest his money privately the results are astounding. A simple financial calculator shows Sam’'s $73,500 would grow to $1,975,000 with a 10% return, $920,000 at 8%, $446,500 at 6% and $228,500 at 4%. These sums provide monthly incomes of $16,458 at 10%, $6,133 at 8%, $2,232 at 6% and $761 at 4%. Sam could earn just 4% interest for 49 years and retire with more than Social Security provides. Check with any investment broker for the actual results over the last 25 years. The ones Barack Obama is sure would have been bad for your nest egg.

I’'ve further assumed the principal is left intact so when Sam dies, Mrs. Sam’s income stays the same. When she dies, the principal passes to their two children. There'’s an inheritance to leave on just $15,000 a year! If we assume Mrs. Sam is the same age and does the same thing then the numbers double. $3,950,000 at 10%, 1,840,000 at 8%, $893,000 at 6% and $457,000 at 4%. Barack Obama doesn'’t think you should feel confident about that.

Privatization’'s real power is seen when we get to the kids and the grandkids. If we assume the same scenario for the kids and grandkids, by the time the grandkids retire, they are multi-millionaires, even at 4%. And they did it with 3 generations of losers who never made more than $15,000 per year.

Most folks, of course, will make more than that. So much the better! Add in US economic expansion from the infusion of that sort of capital into private enterprise and imagine the earnings potential future Sam's will have. With such wealth, questions about affording health insurance and what to do with Uncle Joe who would not save for himself become memories. Americans will take care of themselves and their own. The government is out of our lives on a grand scale. Increases in government revenue insure promises made to those now on Social Security are kept.

Barack Obama won’t tell you this. Why? Why don’t Democrats, and too many Republicans, want Social Security privatized? Because if you don’t need government, you don’t need them. It’s a matter of personal and political power and nothing more. Their continued insistence that Social Security can be fixed and that they are the ones to fix it is a deception. It’s an appeal to your fears stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from you and your family. It’s time for that to stop. It’s time for someone to remind you of your dreams and tell you the truth about privatizing Social Security!