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Barack Obama: the second coming?

Who is Barack Obama really? What exactly is he going to change? What is one accomplishment that he has achieved in his political career? Where is he really going to take the country?

If you don't know the answers to these questions, don't feel bad...neither does anyone else.

But man...he sure makes ambiguity look good.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rev. Wright...Yeah, I'm Talking About Him Too

Alright, so every major news syndicate is covering the Rev. Wright / Barack Obama controversy; so I will not go into meticulous detail. However, for those of you who have been living under a rock for the past two weeks, here are two links for your catching up convenience:


Now...what do you think? Personally, I find it interesting that Obama is asking us to believe that he attended the church for twenty years, but somehow seemed to miss each and every time Rev. Wright got a bit out of hand. Furthermore, if Barack did in fact miss the fabulous "USKKKA" Sermon, and the gripping "GD America" message, and my favorite: the "White People Created HIV to Reduce the Black Population" soapbox; and he is in fact clueless to this man's (his Spiritual advisor) colorful opinions, then why, perchance, did he uninvite Rev. Wright from his invocation?

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Prostitution and Politics: The Oldest Professions

Eliot Spitzer's resignation comes as no surprise in the midst of the turmoil that has surrounded him in the last few days. I believe that it was the right thing to do, yet there are those who of course would disagree.

Let's be honest here; the illegality of Spitzer's actions aside, the "business" of prostitution is a morally wrong practice which negates the sanctity and honest expression of sex. It reduces the women who sell themselves to mere objects, strips them of their humanity, and dwindles their worth down to little more than a common commodity. The men who purchase these women are morally bankrupt gutter trash who deserves no place in the leadership of this country.

People will say, "Oh, what he does in his private life is his business. It has nothing to do with his ability as Governor." I'm sorry (that's a lie), but sentiments such as that are absolutely absurd. Government officials, whether they be Governors, Senators, Mayors, or the President (this one goes out to you Billy), are expected to uphold high moral standards and make sound moral judgments. How are we supposed to look up to someone who is "back rooming" with interns, friend's wives, and...oh yeah...hookers? If they cannot make simple moral judgments that affect their lives and families, why should they be trusted with the difficult decisions that affect an entire city or, even worse, the country?

The last thing that I want to discuss is Senator Spitzer's wife and children. What is he putting them through? His wife (for some unknown reason) actually stood next to him at the podium as he publicly admitted his actions. How does that work at home? " you know what I love? I love the way you look at me when I come home from work. I love the way that your hair glistens in morning after a long shower. I love to stare at our children and know that we created them...what a miracle they are. I love our family. I also love reckless and dangerous sex with prostitutes."

For those of you who have no idea what is going on, please check out the link below for the complete story:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Shady Dealings of Billy Clinton...Imagine That.

So it seems that former president, Bill Clinton, is keeping his mouth shut for the first time in his life. Could it be that there is a scandalous past issue that could be detrimental to his wife's campaign!!! No way!!! I am shocked!!!!

Take a look at the link below, and post your comments:

Thursday, March 6, 2008

John McCain: The Lesser of Three Evils

It’s official! Senator John McCain has officially wrapped up the GOP presidential nomination. Huckabee has pulled out, McCain has the delegates, and now it is time for the Republican Party to focus efforts and rally behind our man: but is he really our man?

Senator McCain has a long history of straying from the right and setting up camp with the left. The policies that came out of such relationships as: McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy, McCain-Lieberman, etc. are far from the platforms which on which a strong conservative candidate must stand. Yet, we, as conservatives, are expected to rally up with the rest of the Republican Party and throw our support behind Senator McCain. Has he really earned our support?

Personally, I understand that he is the best candidate out there given the other two choices. I like his position on the Bush tax cuts, I like his position on the war in Iraq, I like the stoppage of pork barrel earmarks; however, I still do not fully trust his credibility based on his past positions.

Let's not forget that the next president will be responsible for the nomination of 3-4 Supreme Court justices. Now, McCain did in fact pledge to nominate conservative justices, but he did so at CPAC in front of 6000+ conservatives; what do you think he's going to say?

Conservatives must hold Senator McCain accountable for each individual issue, not simply support him because he is the Republican candidate or the "most" conservative.

To his credit, he has started to make steps to gain conservative support, but what will it take to regain conservative trust? A lot can happen between now and November: will we see a lot of empty conservative promises or a legitimate change in philosophy?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama: What's in a Name?

So Bill Cunningham, the popular radio talk show host out of Cincinnati, Ohio, is under fire (again) for comments which he made in a speech at a campaign rally for John McCain on February 26, 2008.

However, it is not really his “comments” which are under attack; it is instead, the repetition of a single word: “Hussein.”

Is he referring to the previous tyrannical leader of Iraq? No. He is instead referring to the middle name of democratic presidential hopeful, Barack Obama. An excerpt from Cunningham’s speech states, “At some point in the near future the media, the stooges from the New York Times; CBS, the Clinton Broadcasting System; NBC, the Nobody But Clinton network; the All Bill Clinton channel, ABC; and the Clinton News Network at some point is going to peel the bark off Barack Hussein Obama.”

My response to this controversy is two-fold. First, do I believe that Cunningham was intentionally using Senator Obama’s middle name maliciously? Yes. Do I believe that Cunningham was insinuating a parallel between Saddam Hussein and Barack Obama? Absolutely. If Senator Obama’s middle name were Smith, would Cunningham have repeatedly used “Barack Smith Obama?” No.

On the other hand, his legal name is in fact Barack Hussein Obama, and people have a right to use it if they wish regardless of intention. We have John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hillary Rodham Clinton…why not Barack Hussein Obama?

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Who I am and Why I'm Here...

Hello, and welcome to my blog. This being the first official entry, I would like to take a moment to introduce myself, and explain the purpose of this blog.

My name is A. Garrett Williams, and I am one of those “right-wing fanatics” (referred to as such by the ever so wise liberal media) who believes in the integrity and tradition of America. I believe in the philosophy of Ronald Regan, I believe in the vision of our forefathers, and I believe in the ability of the American people to keep this country great.

I am also a pragmatist, and though the ideals on which America’s foundation was built are sound, I understand that there are those who wish to undermine these principles and thereby compromise the integrity of this great country (cough, cough…Hillary…cough, cough…Barack).

This blog is for members of both camps to share, discuss, and debate political issues.

Let me be clear: I am a conservative, but I am not pro-republican nor am I anti- democrat. I am for whoever is right. I am a supporter of those who adhere to a strong moral compass, a dedication to the right of freedom, and a commitment to the ideals of free enterprise. I am likewise an opponent to those who seek to blur moral lines, reduce freedom, and impose large government control over commerce. I will stand with the right, and rise up against the wrong (or left) regardless of party affiliation (on that note I want to applaud Senator Joe Lieberman on his recent endorsement of John McCain despite party opinion…not to say that Senator McCain has my complete endorsement, but that is a topic for another article).

So that is it in a nutshell. This is a place for intelligent, thought provoking dialogue and debate.

With that said…let the blogging begin!