America Has MUCH Bigger Problems Than Obama

By Doug Newman

From the Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction Department:

This is a very rough recounting of a conversation I had with a Romney supporter (RS) this past Saturday at the Colorado Republican State Assembly at the University of Denver.

Me: Romneycare was the forerunner to Obamacare. Since Obamacare is so horrible, why would you support a candidate who laid the groundwork for it?

RS: Romney gave the people of Massachusetts what they wanted.

Me: In 2008, Obama was who the American people wanted. Just because people want something, does that make it right?

For the next two minutes I tried to convey to her that Romney or Obama are nearly identical. In addition to state health care mandates, Romney had a D-minus rating from Gun Owners of America and supports the indefinite-detention-without-due-process provisions of the NDAA.


RS: No matter what happens, we all need to band together and kick Obama out of office!

Me: Would you vote for Larry Flynt if he ran as a Republican?

RS: Yes.

And she walked away.

You can’t make this stuff up.

How many people who think this way are cancelling my vote?

America has MUCH bigger problems than Obama.

Yes, we should be indignant about the GSA scandal. However, $830,000 is a zit on the whale’s butt that is Washington, DC.

By the time he left town, “Conservative” GW Bush outspent Kommunist Klinton by $1 trillion per year. And most of the time he had Republican House and Senate majorities.

$1 trillion would pay for 1.2 million of these GSA conferences.

And, yet, millions of people still think we can just replace Obama with just any Republican.

How many people who think this way are cancelling my vote?

America has MUCH bigger problems than Obama.

The other evening, I got a phone call from the Tea Party Patriots asking for a $75 donation “to take America back from Obama, yadda, yadda, yadda.” I told her I support Ron Paul for President.

We talked for a few minutes and I asked her to name five departments of the FEDGOV she would like to eliminate. She just kept rambling on and on.

Then I asked her to name just ONE department of the FEDGOV she would like to eliminate. She replied “I wouldn’t even know where to begin to answer that.”

I told her to have a nice weekend.

How many people who think this way are cancelling my vote?

One more time: America has MUCH bigger problems than Obama.


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About Food for the Thinkers

My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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2 Responses to America Has MUCH Bigger Problems Than Obama

  1. Fellow CO delegate for RP (State and CD4) says:

    This is what republicans don’t get about Paul supporters. We will NOT vote for Obama-Romney. What’s the difference? I say the wasted vote is a vote for Obama or Romney, as you get the same thing you’ve had for decades. Revolving door politics. Paul is the only one who I actually believe when he says he will cut the size of government, spending, defecit, war, and protect liberty. I’d like to ask which republican has EVER cut government? Hmmmm???? NONE! For a long while, anyway. Americans are tired of the BS. Ron Paul is a gift sitting in our lap and the lever pulling republicans don’t want him and will have Big Government Bought and Paid for Romney over a true constitutional conservative with true integrity? Please… What a crock.


  2. RiverRat says:

    Why have Marxist-lite when you can have the real deal? Obamney is Marxist any way you look at it and I would rather have Obama than Romney. Obama did one great thing for this country: he united the conservatives. If he gets reelcted we will have a known enemy. If Mittens gets elected those neo-cons that think they are conservative will go back to sleep thinking everything is good now and let the Government Sachs / JP Madoff financed Marxist with the R next to his name continue driving them into the ground. At least with Obama there is a better chance that people will continue the fight.

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