Since I've stated some of my positions in the past, maybe this won't come as too much of a shock. On the other hand, the idea that a Christian (and a preacher, no less) could support a Democrat is always shocking to some. First, I truly have to say that I am disappointed beyond what words can express at the candidates that we have to choose from. Having said that, I cannot imagine an America after another four years of the same Administration. And make no mistake--Senator McCain has supported President Bush 95% of the time in the past few years. A vote for McCain is a vote to continue in the economic woes that have come upon us.
As a labor union kind of guy, this Administration has constantly attacked my family budget. No raises for the past three years and none in the remainder of my career as an Air Traffic Controller. Insurance costs have gone up each year...aw, you know the song--second verse, same as the first.
I am so disappointed that the conservatives are so easily duped into believing the political rhetoric and never look to see that the actions just don't match up with the promises. There are no conservatives in Washington! (By the way, conservative is not interchangeable with republican any more than liberal is with democrat!)
Here is a press release from the President of the AFL-CIO on the selection of Sen. Biden:
AFL-CIO PRESS RELEASE: Statement by AFL-CIO President John Sweeney On Selection of Sen. Joe Biden
In asking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama has affirmed the judgment it takes to be President of the United States and an understanding of the team it will take to turn around America.
Sen. Biden is not only one of the most experienced foreign affairs experts in our country, he’s an eloquent and unwavering defender of working families and opponent of the Bush Administration’s war on workers. He’s a man of great faith and modest means who has lived his life in direct contrast to those who support Bush and his would-be successor, John McCain. He’s honest and outspoken and he’s never forgotten his working-class roots.
Joe Biden will be received and supported wholeheartedly by the working women and men of America and our unions. We are more enthusiastic than ever about electing Barack Obama and Joe Biden and getting on with the job of changing America to work for all.
Also a link to the previous NATCA President's Blog and a rerun of an post that he ran many months ago.
If reading all of this doesn't start the tongues wagging, pulling onto the church parking lot with my Obama bumper sticker surely will!
Ready. Aim. Fire!