Obamacan – “Obama Republican”

16 06 2008

Talk about an oxymoron.

We’ll come back to that. First, consider the following:

– Any Republican who votes for Obama is not a conservative.

– All conservatives should be Republican but not all Republicans will be conservative (RINO’s). They vote with Democrats much more than so-called conservative Democrats vote with Republicans.

Now, this new label, ‘Obamacan’ – “Obama Republican” – was coined by writer and actor Joseph C. Phillips, a regular on “The Cosby Show.” And now, a handful of other black Christians, led by T.D. Jakes, are giving heavy consideration to voting for Obama, for no reason other than he is black.

Black conservative talk show host Armstrong Williams has never voted for a Democrat for president. That could change this year with Barack Obama as the Democratic Party’s nominee.

“I don’t necessarily like his policies; I don’t like much that he advocates, but for the first time in my life, history thrusts me to really seriously think about it,” Williams said. “I can honestly say I have no idea who I’m going to pull that lever for in November. And to me, that’s incredible.”

J.C. Watts, a former Oklahoma congressman who once was part of the GOP House leadership, said he’s thinking of voting for Obama. Watts said he’s still a Republican, but he criticizes his party for neglecting the black community. Black Republicans, he said, have to concede that while they might not agree with Democrats on issues, at least that party reaches out to them.

“And Obama highlights that even more,” Watts said, adding that he expects Obama to take on issues such as poverty and urban policy. “Republicans often seem indifferent to those things.”

Williams and Watts had previously been considered conservative and Republican. Now, I’d regard them as just Republicans. Make that liberal Republicans. Which, one wonders, why are they still with the Republican Party at all? It makes political sense for the Democrat party to run conservatives as Democrats. This was their strategy to gain a large number of seats in the House and Senate in 2006. Pelosi and Reid can control their votes on key issues. But it doesn’t make sense for liberals to maintain any association with the Republican Party. Why? Because giving serious consideration to voting for a candidate strictly because of his skin color while tossing all your [alleged] conservative values to the wind in the name of “history” is liberalism at its core.

Liberalism is not the absolute, value-driven, belief system that conservatism is. It’s staples are tolerance, victimization, and progress, but only when liberals say so. Liberals live in one big gray mass. No absolutes whatsoever, with the exception of change – “change you can believe in.”

Watts’ statements about the GOP neglecting the black community are unfounded and fictitious. It was the GOP who was responsible for freeing blacks and providing them with the same rights as every other American. The GOP did not leave the black community. The black community left the GOP. They were deceived by the lies and deception of Democrats promising government programs in exchange for votes. Worse yet, Democrats continue to back stab the black community by keeping them enslaved with welfare, affirmative action, and an education system that just throws more money at the problem despite its miserable performance.

Republicans aren’t indifferent on poverty and urban policy. George W. Bush has invested millions in Faith-Based Initiatives that put money in the hands of groups that than can multiply the reach of each dollar and do far greater work than the government. That’s the way it should be. Churches and private organizations should be helping the poor, not the government. Besides, consideration for “poverty” to Democrats is $80,000 per year when it comes to universal healthcare and other amounts for whatever Democrats are discussing that day. One big gray area.

Williams, Watts and other blacks, especially those calling themselves Christians, might remind themselves that, when considering casting a vote for a potentially historical icon such as Barack Obama, issues have priorities and chief among those is life. Fortunately for them, Obama is not pro-life. Thus, for any black, Christian, Republican, Obama cannot be their choice, no matter how blissful the prospects of a black president may be. But for a black Republican only, a vote for Barack Obama simply makes you a Democrat, not an ‘Obamacan.’ You were never a true conservative anyway.




8 responses

16 06 2008
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16 06 2008
Mr. Incredible

What happened to “RINO”? It applies, no?

16 06 2008
Truth and Reason

Absolutely – “…but not all Republicans will be conservative.”

16 06 2008
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18 06 2008
Mr. Incredible

Hussein tells Muslims to clear the frame:


He doesn’t want anybody to be reminded that Islam is in his background.

19 06 2008
Mr. Incredible

Another Carter term?

23 06 2008
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