I am a Republican, but…

I hardly ever go Political on this blog, and for the most part I will try to keep from promoting one side or the other in this post, other than to say I like Obama. That’s right. I am a Republican and I like the man and am glad he is the leader of our Country.

I know that won’t be popular with most of my Republican brethren, but then again I don’t really care. I am a Republican mainly because they side with my Religious beliefs, Environmental issues, and Capitalistic ideas. That may not be your American dream, but it is mine.

President Obama doesn’t “check every box” in my list of requirements of the ideal President. Sorry if this offends you, but I wish he wouldn’t side with the gay rights community. Don’t get me wrong, I believe every human being should be treated equally and with respect, but from my standpoint that is more of a moral issue than it is about equality. I don’t like his ideas about abortion either. I think the legalization of abortion is the biggest travesty that our Nation has ever perpetrated.

With those strong differences it would seem that I could not stand the man, and if you think the respect I have for him has come lightly you are wrong. Idealistically I wish he was everything that I wanted him to be. Unfortunately we don’t live in that world. I love and respect my wife, my children, my parents, my family, and myself despite shortcomings and beliefs, and I would dare to say that most other people feel the same about the people in their lives. So, why do we put these idealistic goggles on when we look at our Political leaders?

I loathe the attitude that someone is different from us and therefore we, and our group, are obviously superior and the other side and their leader must be evil incarnate. I loathe the blind, ignorant criticism that both sides spit out. Have we regressed into a Country that labels everyone and every group without actually listening to what they have to say?

I am not saying we should not question each others ideas, and even have the right to disagree with those ideas, but we have to be careful about what we say, and how we treat each other in light of those disagreements.

So why do I like Obama? He’s the first President other than maybe Reagan that I actually have confidence in. The man is wicked smart, and I believe he means what he says. I believe he genuinely cares about the American people and their plight. I believe if most Americans would take those idealistic goggles off and listen to him that they would be inspired, and that they would have hope. I believe they would see an imperfect man simply striving to make our Country better.

In case you can’t see it below, here is a link to the video that inspired me to write this post. http://tr.im/M79P

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Posted on January 30, 2010
Filed Under Politics | Leave a comment


Thesis Theme for WordPress:  Options Galore and a Helpful Support Community

3,203 Responses to “I am a Republican, but…”

  1. KiaEnult on January 16th, 2021 3:56 am
  2. JaneEnult on January 16th, 2021 4:15 am
  3. EdwardMusia on January 16th, 2021 4:30 am

    ??????? ???????

  4. låsning i ländryggen on January 16th, 2021 6:10 am

    This design is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool! låsning i ländryggen

  5. chloewelbaum.com on January 16th, 2021 6:32 am

    Hiya! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured
    I’d ask. Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?
    My website covers a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe
    we could greatly benefit from each other. If you are interested
    feel free to shoot me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
    Terrific blog by the way!

  6. Bradleyroate on January 16th, 2021 7:01 am
  7. EvaEnult on January 16th, 2021 8:43 am
  8. Nczeyx on January 16th, 2021 10:07 am

    tadalafil 5 mg http://tadstrong.com/ men’s ed pills Xavsfj ejsmvo

  9. RobertEmups on January 16th, 2021 10:31 am

    Hello The Now i’m Glad to become here Happy New Year


  10. KimEnult on January 16th, 2021 11:17 am
  11. DonaldZet on January 16th, 2021 11:35 am

    ?????? ???? ???????

  12. Bradleyroate on January 16th, 2021 11:36 am
  13. Jamesapame on January 16th, 2021 1:45 pm
  14. Pramsymn on January 16th, 2021 2:27 pm

    ?????????? ??????? ??????-?????????? ??? ?????? ????????
    ???? ???????????? ??????? ??????????, ????????, ???? ? ???????? ? ??? ????????,
    ?? ??? ????????? ? ???????????, ? ??? ???????? ?? ? ????????????.

  15. Money Loan on January 16th, 2021 3:31 pm
  16. Pramsymn on January 16th, 2021 3:54 pm

    ?????? ????.
    ??????????? ?????????? ?????????? ??? ?????? ????????
    ?? ???????? ? ????? ???????????, ????????, ???? ? ???????? ? ??? ????????,
    ?? ??? ??????????? ? ???????????, ? ??? ???????? ?? ? ??????.
    ??? ?? ?????? ??????? https://kraft-pt.ru/products/vizitki

  17. fer dans le corps on January 16th, 2021 4:19 pm

    Hello, its fastidious article concerning media print, we all understand media is a wonderful source of data. fer dans le corps

  18. beTubcrele on January 16th, 2021 5:06 pm

    https://cialinic.com/ – tadalafil where to get cheap

  19. JaneEnult on January 16th, 2021 5:14 pm
  20. Iiiicl on January 16th, 2021 5:38 pm

    tadalafil citrate http://taedfil.com/ ed pills gnc Qjueqn ilcqaj

  21. Siesmalley on January 16th, 2021 5:45 pm

    https://cialsagen.com/ – tadalafil 20 mg in united states

  22. Illona on January 16th, 2021 7:19 pm
  23. KimEnult on January 16th, 2021 7:49 pm
  24. KimEnult on January 16th, 2021 8:42 pm
  25. RyanaSydney on January 17th, 2021 1:20 am
  26. ezbitcoinmatrix.com on January 17th, 2021 1:29 am

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board
    and I find It really useful & it helped me out much.
    I hope to give something back and help others like you aided

  27. axelväska herr canvas on January 17th, 2021 1:58 am

    I got this website from my friend who informed me on the topic of this web page and at the moment this time I am browsing this site and reading very informative posts at this time. axelväska herr canvas

  28. Payday Loan on January 17th, 2021 1:59 am
  29. JaneEnult on January 17th, 2021 2:07 am
  30. Jamesapame on January 17th, 2021 2:13 am
  31. hughes927.clevelandheatandair.com/sports-.html on January 17th, 2021 2:27 am

    obviously like your web-site but you have to test the spelling on quite a few of your
    posts. Several of them are rife with spelling issues
    and I find it very bothersome to tell the reality nevertheless I will definitely come again again.

  32. AmyEnult on January 17th, 2021 4:24 am
  33. ?? on January 17th, 2021 4:50 am

    It’s amazing to pay a visit this web page and reading the views of
    all mates on the topic of this article, while I am also
    keen of getting familiarity.

  34. yazaral on January 17th, 2021 5:27 am

    I’m not sure exactly why but this web site is loading extremely slow
    for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end?
    I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  35. blekning utan ammoniak on January 17th, 2021 5:36 am

    Hello! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I needed to ask. Does managing a well-established website like yours take a massive amount work? I am completely new to writing a blog however I do write in my diary everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I can share my personal experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or tips for new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou! blekning utan ammoniak

  36. ???? on January 17th, 2021 5:46 am

    There is definately a lot to know about this topic.
    I like all of the points you have made.

  37. jones1053.dreebangladesh.com/archives/57 on January 17th, 2021 5:54 am

    You should take part in a contest for one of the highest quality sites on the internet.
    I am going to recommend this site!

  38. JaneEnult on January 17th, 2021 6:36 am
  39. EvaEnult on January 17th, 2021 7:36 am
  40. patel678.ramonakala.com/2020/12/22/baccarat--.html on January 17th, 2021 8:07 am

    Awesome blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
    from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple adjustements would really make my blog
    stand out. Please let me know where you got your theme. Bless you

  41. morgan174.kepoinaja.com/baccarat-5--/ on January 17th, 2021 8:13 am

    Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few months of hard work due to no
    data backup. Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?

  42. white155.etoratrading.com/3.html on January 17th, 2021 8:16 am

    Your style is unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read
    stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark
    this blog.

  43. timothymp69 on January 17th, 2021 9:02 am

    Dirty Porn Photos, daily updated galleries

    babysitter porn trial dick sucker porn star milf humaliation free ponr videos heidi klum fake porn pics jizz tube porn tube

  44. NatashuMt7j on January 17th, 2021 10:04 am

    Revolutional update of captchas solving software “XRumer 19.0 + XEvil 5.0”:

    Captchas regignizing of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, MailRu, SolveMedia, Steam,
    and more than 12000 another size-types of captcha,
    with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second).
    You can use XEvil 5.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM programms: iMacros, XRumer, SERP Parser, GSA SER, RankerX, ZennoPoster, Scrapebox, Senuke, FaucetCollector and more than 100 of other software.

    Interested? You can find a lot of introducing videos about XEvil in YouTube.


    See you later 😉
    P.S. A Huge Discount -30% for XEvil full version until 15 Jan is AVAILABLE! 🙂

    XEvil Net

  45. reviewsandguides.com on January 17th, 2021 11:02 am

    What’s up Dear, are you in fact visiting this web page
    regularly, if so afterward you will without doubt obtain fastidious experience.

  46. johnson353.lemoniteur237.com/2020/12/korea-institute-of-sport-science/ on January 17th, 2021 12:58 pm

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It
    truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I am hoping to give one thing back and help others like you aided me.

  47. morgan918.fullfilmizletelim.com/-baccarat/ on January 17th, 2021 1:04 pm

    Aw, this was a really good post. Taking a few minutes
    and actual effort to produce a superb article… but
    what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

  48. turner334.veonpettoy.com/p/1 on January 17th, 2021 1:10 pm

    Greetings I am so delighted I found your weblog, I really found you by error, while I was searching on Google for something else, Nonetheless I am
    here now and would just like to say kudos for a
    marvelous post and a all round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to
    look over it all at the moment but I have
    saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back
    to read more, Please do keep up the superb work.

  49. harris642.phim4p.com/archives/1 on January 17th, 2021 2:02 pm

    Ahaa, its pleasant conversation concerning this paragraph here at this webpage,
    I have read all that, so now me also commenting at this place.

  50. instagramservice.com on January 17th, 2021 2:13 pm

    Hello there, You have done a fantastic job. I will certainly
    digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this website.

Leave a Reply

To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Click to hear an audio file of the anti-spam word

 RSS Feeds

Make Money Online

Add to Technorati Favorites