Can we survive an Obama presidency?
Re: Joseph Farah’s Commentary piece in the May 12 edition titled “McCain ‘most effective advocate’ for Democrat agenda” (page 30), I must protest the irresponsible attitude shown by Mr. Farah in saying that Republican presidential candidate John McCain is no different than the two Democrats. He fails to mention that Barack Obama, the likely nominee (and the liberal who calls female reporters “sweetie”), has vowed to enact the largest tax increase in history so he can fritter away almost a trillion dollars on social welfare spending. That may be of no importance to a syndicated columnist but to a retiree living on a fixed income, it's a (financial) death threat.
But the biggest flaw in his argument is the assumption that, if Mr. Obama is elected, this country will still exist four years from now. I don't assume that. Upon taking office he will undertake his surrender tour, in which he will go from rogue to rogue kissing their posteriors and trying to find out what we can give them to make them happy. And if you vote for Obama, you're kissing Israel goodbye.
In short, the Obama threat is existential, both for us and for Israel. You can bet he agrees with everything the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said. Our only hope is that a majority of those people who do act responsibly and vote will realize that before its too late. Edward C. Mengel Malvern, Pennsylvania