Perspectives: Why I cannot cast a vote for Obama

OPINION – I am a white, female, card-carrying member of the middle class. My demographic standing is not the reason for my discontent with our current president. I have had four years to reflect on what President Obama actually stands for and the type of leader that he has become. He does not need to campaign for re-election, as his record speaks volumes in representing what he has accomplished regardless of the rhetoric and the speeches.

The smooth-talking president that promised a more transparent and limited government has, in fact, given us the opposite. He alludes to the grave mistakes that he has made and calls them “bumps in the road,” asking us to give him just four more years of our patience and trust.

I, for one, cannot support this president and sustain him with my vote for another term.

I cannot support a president who does not possess a love for America and what it stands for.  I believe in his heart he has never truly supported America’s exceptionalism and idealism but has sought to undermine the very ideals that founded this nation.

I cannot support a President who believes that the Constitution, the document that gave birth to the greatest free nation in the world, is fundamentally flawed.

I cannot support a president who believes that the all-powerful government gives me my rights instead of just protecting my rights.

I cannot support a president who lacks the skills to pull us out of this recession as we are in dire need of a leader who possesses the ability to understand the free market.

I cannot support a president who does not respect the role of checks and balances as he signs a multitude of executive orders that assume tyrannical powers, without the consent of Congress and more like a king who usurps power.

I cannot support a president who engages war on Libya without Libya being a recognized national threat to the security of America and without Congressional approval.

I cannot support a president who believes in assassinations performed in secrecy, enforcing “kill lists” without due process and approving drone strikes to kill individuals that he deems a threat without proof.

I cannot support a president who takes from “the haves to give to the have-nots” and believes in the redistribution of wealth, the same concept that built communism.

I cannot support a president who takes credit and pats himself on the back for creating and saving jobs through bailing out bad companies, with our taxpayer dollars, that failed and should have suffered the natural consequences.

I cannot support a president who will support partial birth abortions, abortions, the term marriage being extended to include every type of partnership, and human cloning.

I cannot support a president whose role models are influenced by Marxism and anti-colonialism: the very antagonists to American values and ideals.

I cannot support a president who dismisses the realities of a Medicare/Medicaid and Social Security system going bankrupt in order to curry favor from government dependents; this, to the detriment of both those who have paid into those systems in good faith that their provision would come in due time, and those of our younger generations being required to pay into these systems on the same promises – promises which as a practical matter are currently impossible to fulfill.

I cannot support a president who has established a forced tax for mandated health care knowing that a majority of the people he governs did not want or support it.

I cannot support a president who favors gun control, who supports laws that limit free speech and laws that invoke unlawful detainment without due process.

I cannot support a president who knows that he has added more debt to our deficit than has any other president in history and will continue to do so.

I cannot support a president that has not repealed the laws that take away our freedoms, but voted to extend the Patriot Act, which robs us of our civil liberties while using our national security as the enduring threat to gain our consent.

Underneath the swagger and smile is a politician with a thin record. As a nation, we cannot afford another four years of President Obama’s mistakes. At the end of his fourth year in office, this president still excuses his ineffectiveness by calling out the prior administration to shoulder the responsibility for the state of the nation. And we are increasingly growing dependent on a government that has recklessly abused its power.

Our country is on the verge of collapse and we have already seen firsthand what this president is capable of after giving him four years in office. He simply lacks the capability to restore liberty to the American people. He lacks an understanding of the skills necessary to employ the free market system into self-sustenance, turning around a broken economy and allowing the system to self-correct by getting the government out of its way.

A vote for Obama would be giving gasoline to the arsonist who is about to burn your house down.

Kate Dalley is a news commentator and co-host of the Perspectives morning show on Fox News 1450 AM 93.1 FM. The opinions stated in this article are hers and not representative of St. George News.

Email: kated@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews

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40 Comments

  • Pat September 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Of course you work for FOX!

    • Bebo September 28, 2012 at 11:45 am

      Pat..is that all ya got? Can’t you counter with something a little better than that? Give her a few reasons why she should vote for Obama. I’m sure you have many.

      • Tyler September 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm

        Bebo, gime me a few reasons why i should vote for romney?! All i seem to get from him is attacking of the other party and NO answers as to how he is gonna help the country/economy whatsoever!

  • Ron September 28, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Wow! What a surprise!

  • chris white September 28, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    You just basically said you cannot support any president in the last 30 years and Romney. 🙂

  • Murat September 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    But Obama’s such a “smooth talker,” Kate. Doesn’t the effect his masculine voice has on your periaqueductal gray count for anything?

    • Dghws September 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      Murat, what a sexist comment! Go back to your cave…

      • Murat October 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

        Kate has made it clear that the qualities of a man’s voice are very important to her.

      • Murat's Alter Ego October 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

        Have you noticed how I never have any opinions with actual intellectual value? I try to make myself look smarter than I really am by slamming others, but am learning that it’s just a transparent attempt at quelling my own insecurities. Mother has been trying for years to teach me better, but as you can probably guess, it falls on deaf ears. If I wasn’t so obese, I would leave my house and engage in some useful hobby or community activity, but my limited mobility and intelligence leave me stranded here the basement.

        Ed. Note: This post is not by the original Murat.

        • Murat October 3, 2012 at 10:03 am

          I would not mind debating on an intellectual level, but Kate just churns out the most banal drivel. It’s be like trying to have a conversation with a squirrel in the backyard.

          • DoubleTap October 3, 2012 at 10:38 am

            Murat, don’t flatter yourself, I am pretty sure Kate would not want to debate with you. Stick to conversing with squirrels…they actually make you look somewhat intelligent.

          • Murat October 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm

            Kate has reached the pinnacle of her career as a small-time radio buffoon and I have no desire to debate her.

  • Steamer September 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Ms Dalley, I’m sure that in your own mind, (and that of Fox News), your reasons for not supporting the President are valid but you don’t offer any alternative when voting and you probably can’t, in good conscious, promote Mitt Romney as much of an improvement. I suggest proposing that people who agree with your views should ‘write-in’ the name of an acceptable presidential candidate from earlier in the GOP primary when they reach the voting booth, (Donald Trump, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, etc).

    Where is George W. Bush when you really need him?

  • Dara September 28, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    How about these reasons:
    1. Getting the Keystone Pipeline approved and committing our energy policy to use many of our resources, including coal and natural gas. Obama is on the “green energy” plan which favors his buddies like Warren Buffett who relies upon Ethanoyl business to keep his railroads busy..Solyndra and Abound Soiar to failed government “investments”.

    2. Hey how about changing our Corporate tax rates so that we are no longer ranked 87 out of 90 for 2012 Cato Institute: Corporate Tax Competitiveness Rankings for 2012,http://www.cato.org/pubs/tbb/tbb_65.pdf

    3. How about repealing Obama Care? Due to the Obamacare employers are crunching the numbers and making the decision to end their company plans due to Obamcare. Companies will shed the plans or the employess.Look at the numbers. http://washingtonexaminer.com/franchisors-warn-obamacare-will-halve-profits/article/2507920

    4. Romney is concerned and America should be concerned about unfunded pension and entitlement liabilities by simply looking at Greece. “the (Greek) government has been negotiating with its political allies and international lenders to hammer out a minimum of €11.6bn (£9.2bn) worth of cuts mainly drawn from pensions and wages.” http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/day-of-rage-in-greece-as-more-stringent-cuts-loom-8180808.htm On the other hand Obama wants to discuss it after the election
    5 Hey how about Romney getting rid of Bernanke-Here’s the Good news/bad news. Good news-China is no longer buying our bonds. Bad news-China (and pretty much nobody else) is no longer buying our bonds. We are borrowing the money-from ourselves. NOW THINK about all of the dollar nominated assets that you hold as a “nest egg”…..http://www.cnbc.com/id/49180320

    6. Hey how about Romney putting in place a new Departiment of Justice since Holder and the gang are so corrupt. Obama’s Department of Justice’s Unprecedented Failure to Prosecute Big Finance. Where is the outrage against Obama? During campaign he promised to bring people to justice..// http://www.scribd.com/doc/102204001/Justice-Inaction-Report

    7. How about Obama’s failure to address the Disability fund will be completely broke in 4 years (2016) due to abuse. Blind, autistic, whatever, you are out of luck. That means the percentage of those people truly disabled lose their checks just the same as the scammers. Unsustainable trends cannot be sustained. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/8786049-yet-another-record-americans-collecting-disability.

    I could go on…….

  • Omari September 28, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    If only, if only I could vote for Bill Clinton!!

    • Paul October 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      The point has been made and that is the Obama has not done any kind of job at all. As Eastwood stated if one does not do the job it is time to replace. Why would you want to keep an incompetent in place.

  • LmO! September 28, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    OhhhhhhhhhhEmmmmmmmmGeeeeeeeeee!

  • Karen September 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

    One can stop reading this article after the second “I cannot support” because it is so laughable, so Faux News and so very over the top. Here it is in case one missed it:

    ” I cannot support a president who does not possess a love for America and what it stands for.”

    Really, Ms. Dalley? Try getting out of your bubble and see the world!

    • Daniel October 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      What’s so wrong with wanting a President who loves the country he leads? Just because there are some extremist out in the world who don’t like our country and what we stand for doesn’t mean our President should do the same.

  • Dsull September 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    We’ve Traveled, and I read the news. All the social programs that President Obama is trying to impliment have worked so well over in europe. Greece is a prime example of social programs out of control.

  • Fred September 30, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Why would anyone vote for this “illegal” President is beyond me.

    He produced a birth certificate that law enforcement has proven to be a FRAUD
    Experts have proven he is using another persons SSA#. Isn’t this a felony?
    He SEALED all of his records. What is this jerk hiding?
    He give tons of $ to his Muslim Brothers in the Middle East.
    He signed the unconstitutional NDAA Bill.
    Fast and Furious. He and (hate whites AG ) Holder shipped guns to Mexico and a Federal Agent was killed
    Speaking of Holder remember he would not prosecute the Black Panthers (his brothers) for voter intimidation.

    Unconstitutional so called “Obamacare” that Barry Soetoro made up. That’s why this will not go into effect until 2013. When this goes into effect may people will be very made and if he gets in it will be too late to complain. (like he cares).

    Watch your paychecks if he gets in for another 4 years. Taxes Taxes and more Taxes.

    And our Congressmen and Senators have done nothing about this fraud. There is no more equal protection under the law anymore in America.

    His AG recently sued Gallop Polling as they did not like the results. Are we living in a dictatorship?

    His many unconstitutional executive orders.

  • Curtis September 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Relax Kate. Romney is going to take Utah by such a huge margin your lack of support for Obama is not going to make any difference whatsoever.

  • thomas Smith September 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    And you apparently “cannot” be anything but a card carrying robo-republicon.

    • Paul October 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm

      So i ask you which is worse a card carrying republican or a card carrying Communist like Obama? You can always move but in case you have not notice there is no other place for those of us who like our freedoms.

  • Steamer October 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Has anyone else noticed that Mitt Romney is not running FOR the office of President? He is only running AGAINST President Obama! The national polls indicate that there could be a HUGE landslide for the re-election of the President and that means that we’ll have to continue for the next four years, hearing from the likes of ‘Fred’ and the others who believe what they read on the Internet and what they hear on Fox news!

  • DoubleTap October 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Re-electing Obama is like giving someone on unemployment benefits a performance bonus….

    • Paul October 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Hiring Obama is like hiring a basketball coach for the local high school that wants to take last place.

  • ken October 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    @Fred Your rant is sorta laughable but I do feel sorry that reality is passing you by. Please get help and have a great day!

  • Fred October 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Dear Ken

    Check out my “rants” and they are so true. You are using the Barry Soetaro “Alinsky” method of trying to discredit someone by using ridicule but we are wise to this so it will not work anymore.

    Also Barry and his wife were disbarred in Chicago. Wonder why?

  • ken October 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    @Fred I’ll just use one example from your rant to prove my point. The DOJ sued Gallup Org because “The United States has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against The Gallup Organization, the Justice Department announced today. The lawsuit was filed by Michael Lindley, a former Gallup employee, who alleges that Gallup violated the False Claims Act by making false claims for payment under contracts with the U.S. Mint, the State Department and other federal agencies to provide polling services for various government programs.

    Who ruled the NDAA bill unconstitutional? Nobody but you Fred!

    State what unconstitutional executive orders have been ruled to be that way? You can’t because there is none.

    LMAO Fred please find out who Barry supposedly is then get back to me!! Too funny.

    I could go and on but Fred back to my statement get some help because reality is passing you by. I’m not voting for Obama but I’m also not a dolt that spread nothing but lies. Have a great day Fred.

  • Fred October 1, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Dear Ken,

    You must watch MSNBC or the so called “mainstream” media that continues to put forth arguments like you do.

    Barry has used executive orders to bypass Congress. To many to mention. But remember one thing Barry is an illegal President so everything he has done or laws passed are not legal including his appointments to the Supreme Court. WHY DID THIS GUY SEAL ALL OF HIS RECORDS. Why would someone do this? Hiding something.

    About the Gallop Poll and DOJ: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/06/is-doj-suit-against-gallup-retaliation-for-bad-obama-poll-numbers/

    Just wait until the death panels start and they ration health care that Barry wants. That’s why Cass Sunstein resigned so this would not be an election issue.

    And Barry has done so much to help his Muslim Brothers and hurt Israel. He was not vetted properly and the “media” covers for him. Keep watching MSNBC. I really think Barry Soetoro will lose large like Jimmy Peanuts did. Unless he gets ACORN to help him with phony votes. He is from Chicago land of the gangsters. Remember Barry’s friends: Bill Ayres, Bernandine Dornan, Farrakhan, “Reverend” Wright, Black Panthers, and other radicals including the invented people the Palestinians.

    Fast and Furious killed a Federal Border Agent and Barry and Holder do not get charged. During Watergate no one got killed.

    Have a great day watching MSNBC which is a wing of the White House where they get their script.

  • Steamer October 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Just fact-checking a bit on Fred’s question on the Obama’s legal status…(see below in quotes)

    From the Internet at: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Barack_Obama_disbarred#ixzz286vql1Fp
    ————
    “No, President Obama was not disbarred. This is another of those internet myths that are circulated by his political opponents. When it became apparent to him (and to his wife, also a lawyer) that he was no longer going to actively practice law, since he was going into politics, he allowed his law license to lapse. Michelle Obama did the same. Both are now on “inactive” status, but since they both left the legal profession in good standing, they could return to it any time they want to, and would only need to do what is required to update their qualifications and pay the fee for renewal.”
    ————-
    Not trying to pick on anyone here but if Fred is concerned about ridicule, maybe he should not make ridiculous statements. Leave that to the people who get paid to say stupid things; (Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and the folks at Fox news).

  • ken October 2, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    @Fred Take a minute and go read the actual lawsuit not what some right wing site wants to post! Once again you refuse to seek the truth from facts. I do feel sad that you can’t accept reality and you just make statements that have been proven false by facts!

  • Frerd October 2, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Ken

    James David Manning will explain things to you in this video. What do you think
    of Manning? He talks about Barry and his disbarment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZsygXWGaBg

  • Steamer October 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Frerd,

    I watched your video link and am astonished! The old saying, “ignorance is bliss” applies here. With some people, logic and common sense mean nothing! Good luck to you Frerd and I hope you find happiness in your version of reality. I’m going now to find something written by “Alinsky”, (I think you mean Saul Alinsky), to brush up on the method you introduced in one of your earlier rants.

  • ken October 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    @Steamer I would agree Fred just doesn’t understand reality, sadly their are a lot in his reality!

  • SuburbanT October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Good god it looks like a facebook thread here lol

  • Ron October 3, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Some of the most blatant nonsense I’ve ever seen in my life from folks who think the garbage they find on the Internet is divinely inspired.

  • Fred October 3, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    If this does not convince you, you have lost your mind:

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/02/obama-speech-jeremiah-wright-new-orleans

    We have a black racist President and that is why Eric (hates whites) Holder is still the AG.

    If after reading the above site you are still a Barry supporter you are lost. If you saw him robbing a bank you would probably say “he did it to give money to the poor”!

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