Wednesday, October 29, 2008

An Honest Question for Obama Supporters

I promise this question isn't bait so that I can flame you. I really want to know:

Why do you support Obama even though he supports partial-birth abortion?


Anonymous said...

:) Can't wait to see if you get any answers cuz I got my flame thrower ready. Just kidding!

heidi reed

Anonymous said...

I have some very selfish reasons. I desparately need health care relief. Tax breaks do nothing for us as we are below the income level required for taxation. I desparately need something done that will allow me to renegotiate my 30 year fixed mortgages before we have to walk away from both of them because we can no longer manage all our necessary expenses, utilities, automobile upkeep and insurance, groceries, and managing to put away some small amount in savings against emergency repairs to houses or vehicles not covered by insurance.
We have no buffer zone between us and bankruptcy and poverty. I don't believe McCain will provide that for us. I do believe Obama will.
-jimmy paravane

Jody said...

I've been where you are. Filed bankruptcy in Sept 2005. We were still headed down the wrong path until someone shared a Dave Ramsey book with us. I suspect you'll find that no matter who wins the election, your situation won't change for the better until you change it. Long, slow process, but we are getting there. No magic fixes offered cause we haven't found them. Doubt they exist.

M. Steve Heartsill said...

Jody...I appreciate your kind response...Dave Ramsey is a great resource for any and all of us! He certainly points us again and again to personal responsibility for where we are and where we've been...

Anonymous said...


Be nice!


Thanks for taking the time to answer the question. As promised, no flames. I really want to understand the motivation behind voting for Obama.

I do agree with Jody. The new president isn't going to fix your situation. I am not trying to be flippant; just real. It is a very rough row to hoe. I don't think our economy will recover in any short amount of time. As of today, I have lost 34.67% of my retirement account. McCain NOR Obama will fix this...

For me personally, since I know that they can't/won't help me, I'm going to vote for the other things that are important to me, like pro-life.

Jody & Steve,

You are right on with Dave Ramsey!

Jody said...

Now that I've donned my flame retardant suit I'll comment on the actual issue you asked about. Full disclosure, I voted for McCain and anti-incumbent for all House, Senate, and State Legislature races. In Texas that means I voted for more Democrats than Republicans. Gasp! If there were term limits or strong primary contenders that wouldn't be the case, but I digress.

Pure speculation and opinion follow...

If we waved a magic wand and Roe v. Wade were reversed, we'd have a 50 state disagreement that looks a lot like the gay marriage debate. Each state would hammer out its laws over several years while looking around at its neighbors to see what they were doing. Polictians would do what they do best: run for re-election. It is doubtful that any state would out and out ban abortion. Some would make it more difficult and some easier.

But at the end of the day, I suspect we'd find ourselves with most places looking a lot like they do now.