Monday, October 22, 2012

Ask Yourself…..

By: J Robert Giles

“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” - Satchel Paige


Ahead of tonight’s debate, your opinion will be shaped by whichever news sources you choose. While it may be hard for many of us to understand how someone could be undecided at this point in the election, it could be said that being decided upon Obama is far worse.

During the debate tonight, try to ask yourself a series of questions. Listen to the words of both candidates, but most importantly, listen to what your gut tells you. As soon as the debate is over, turn off your television and form your own opinions with those closest to you. Resist the “easy way out” which has cost us so much in the last four years. Resist the urge to rely on overtly biased news sources to give you what should be your most cherished privilege as an American. Vote with YOUR heart. Not the heart of your grandparents, or parents, or friends, or co-workers, or neighbors, or those within your community but rather with YOUR heart and YOUR mind.

Too much has been given. Too much has been lost. Casting a foolish vote for foolish personal reasons is simply unacceptable. Ask yourself the questions and answer them truthfully. If you can do that, then your choice is clear. If you allow the opinions of others to influence your answers to the following questions then you do not deserve the freedoms afforded you by this great country.

· Do you honestly believe that Mitt Romney wants to go to war?

Look at the way the two men carry themselves. One is out bragging about accomplishments that turn out to be so axiomatically false that the blood of four dead Americans will forever stain his hands. So arrogant was Obama about his uniting presence in the Middle East that he intentionally overlooked obvious signs of terror to come. So determined was Obama to pass off this “al Qaeda’s on the run” nonsense to all of us willing sheep. Notice the arrogance, the discomfort with the line of questioning.

Remember what was said and done in the weeks following the MURDER of Ambassador Stevens. Don’t listen to the reckless revisions of history that take place in Obama’s head. You were there! You were there and yet Obama will try to make you believe that what you saw and heard from him and his administration didn’t actually happen. He will say all this with a straight face, theatrical emotions, and righteous indignation but you must remain strong. You must stare down the blinding beam of his lies and form your own opinion.

Now take a look at Romney. Regardless of the words used, which man do you feel would show more strength, character, and American courage in the face of a suddenly emboldened enemy? Do you think Mitt Romney is really itching to send more troops into harm’s way?

· Do Obama’s words match his record?

On Libya – Nothing he says matches what he said last week. And none of that matched what was said the week prior.

We’ve heard time and time again that “Usama bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda’s on the run.” What we haven’t heard a whole lot of is the fact that Hillary Clinton actually gave the order for the strike that killed bin Laden and al Qaeda is gathering strength and support in parts of the world Obama has assured us were free of terror.

He claims a tough stance on terrorism but then refuses to classify anything as terrorism. The attacks at Fort Hood were NOT “workplace violence.” They were terrorism but admitting that would mean admitting terrorism had occurred, on American soil, during a re-election campaign. It would also mean quite a bit more money to the surviving victims and grieving families. Obama has no problem giving billions of dollars of taxpayer money to his generous donors at fairy-tale firms like Solyndra, A123 Systems, and Fisker but heaven forbid he spend an extra couple of bucks on a dead soldier when he can avoid it with semantics. It’s pathetic. You know it in your heart that this is not the way things are supposed to work.

· Would Mitt Romney EVER allow the office of the President of the United States of America to be represented on a radio show with a man calling himself “Pimp With a Limp?”

Of course it’s natural for a candidate to seek out “friendly” territory for public appearances in the course of a campaign but at some point His Barackness has to realize that the office he was elected to hold transcends cool points every time. He has to realize that the message he sends to other countries is not one of strength when he’s constantly pandering. David Letterman, Jon Stewart, and the “ladies” from The View are fine after your term, Mr. President but until then…..get your ass back in that office and fix this disastrous economy!

· When you look at the two candidates at the podiums tonight, which one do you believe will honestly make a better president?

Which one do you honestly feel more connected to? Sure, Obama has the cool words and the animated stage presence but is that what is going to get this economy growing again? Mitt Romney understands business. He understands negotiations. He’s not fake. He’s not disingenuous. Mitt Romney is realistic. He’s logical. Most importantly; he’s truthful. Barack Obama is none of those things. Barack Obama is a liar. He will say and do anything to remain in power but given the opportunity, there may not be a country left for him to rule.

We literally cannot afford four more years. Norman Mattoon Thomas ran for the office of United States President an astonishing six times. The problem was that he was the leader of the American Socialist Party and in a speech in 1944, he said the following:

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened……I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”

Do we want to prove him right? Is free crap worth living like the Greeks? It’s a reality that even the most eloquent and charming speech can’t avoid. Take a second to read up on the problems facing Greece and several other countries right now and then ask yourself who you think is better equipped to steer the United States clear of such troubling waters. There is ONE clear choice in this election and that choice is the man who has withstood every baseless, fact-free, straw-man attack the current administration has thrown his way. The truth is not always fun to look at. It doesn’t always make as interesting a story as the made up world in which Obama lives, but the truth is what we need to face as a country because you know what…..America has never backed down from a challenge and that’s exactly what we face right now. It’s a challenge but it’s a challenge we can defeat with integrity, determination, and a complete absence of Barack Obama in the White House.

As always, thanks for playing.


J Robert Giles