Liberty Just in Case

A Dialogue for the September 12th World

He is Definitely Transformational

Posted by redsatellite on October 20, 2008

Colin Powell has decided that he needs to vote for Barack Obama because he’s ‘Transformational’. Not because of his liberal ideology mind you….but because he’s ‘inclusive’ and has the ‘ability to inspire’.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell announced Sunday that he will be voting for Sen. Barack Obama, citing the Democrat’s “ability to inspire” and the “inclusive nature of his campaign.”

“I think he is a transformational figure, he is a new generation coming onto the world stage, onto the American stage, and for that reason I’ll be voting for Sen. Barack Obama,” Powell said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Oh really? Fidel Castro was inclusive….and he inspired. And in 1959, Castro was a certainly a ‘transformational’ figure. But I don’t see anyone rushing to emulate him- oh yah…ask Cuban Americans how he transformed THEIR lives.

When people choose certain words to define their intent….I always head to the dictionary….just to make sure…we’re all on the same page.

Transformational: of, relating to, characterized by, or concerned with transformation. Hmmm…okay that really didn’t help, so let’s go to…

Transformation: an act, process, or instance of transforming. Well…heck…I haven’t seen this much obfuscation since….well…since- Nancy Pelosi last opened her mouth. Okay one more time….

Transforming: a. to change in composition or structure b: to change the outward form or appearance of c: to change in character or condition


Now…we’re getting somewhere. Yep, by that last definition…I think it’s safe to say…Barack Obama is indeed ‘transformational’. He will definitely be a ‘change in composition’ and ‘change the outward form or appearance of’.

Definitely- changing from a Moderate White Republican to a Liberal Black Democrat. There you have it. According to Colin Powell, that’s why Obama gets his vote. With this ridiculous reasoning, I remind everyone why you should vote on core principles and values of an ideology and NOT….the person.

If you want to ‘spread the wealth around’, then I agree…you should vote for Barack Obama. That pretty much sums up…the liberal mindset. If you believe YOUR wealth and YOUR prosperity is YOURS and not to be enjoyed by anyone else other than YOU and the people you wish to share it with….then Barack Obama is not ‘The One’.

Being transformational is hardly a reason to vote for someone.

If you find ‘spreading the wealth’ to be a disturbing declaration….I suggest you read- three books. If you want to understand Conservatism….the guiding principles and belief- and what separates it from the current form of liberalism– please read them.

1. The Closing of the American Mind by Alan Bloom
2. The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
3. The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot by Russell Kirk

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