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By Chip McLean

July 21, 2008

I haven’t checked to see if their sales are up, but the makers of Dramamine should be experiencing record profits this campaign season. Why, you ask? Simple – the word “change” has been thrown around so much in recent months that it undoubtedly is causing many to buy massive quantities of the anti-nausea medicine.

Indeed, the word “change” has moved well beyond being a simple, hackneyed slogan and has now become the mantra of the day. One could even say that “change” has achieved a religious stature, with its adherents solemnly pronouncing the word, eyes glazing over as they achieve their version of nirvana. Their “savior,” one Barack Hussein Obama, has proclaimed that we need “change” – and he is the anointed one who shall deliver it unto us.

So what “change” would this messiah bring? To his followers, it matters not – as the only thing that matters to them is change itself, even if it is only talking about “change.”

For all his talk of “change,” the only things that seem to change where Obama is concerned are his positions on issues – which seem to be changing daily. Flip-flopping is of course a long-held tradition with poll-driven politicians. Change? Sounds like more of the same to me…

How would Barack Hussein Obama govern if elected to the presidency? With less than one term as a U.S. senator, and with most of that time having been spent running for president, it’s a little hard to say but there are certainly some good indicators. There is no question that Obama is very liberal (the most liberal U.S. senator, based on a National Journal vote ranking). With a voting record in line with folks like John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer et al, an Obama presidency would certainly mean more government “solutions” to our problems. We already have plenty of that now, so the only “change” would be more of the same – except in greater quantities.

What about defending our borders? Millions of illegal aliens are now in this country draining our resources, closing down hospitals that can no longer afford to provide them free treatment, demanding we learn Spanish rather than they learning English, depositing “anchor babies” on our soil who immediately become citizens and “entitled” to gobs of goodies at taxpayer expense. The Bush Administration has done nothing to impede the flow, and it is quite evident Obama – “the agent of change” – will do nothing either. Obama actually agrees with the illegals by the way, and thinks your children should learn Spanish. Sounds like more of the same, only pushed absurdly even further.

What about increasing oil supplies? We could start lifting these restrictions on drilling for our own oil and building refineries, and the price of oil would go down. It has the added benefit of decreasing our dependence on the Middle East. For years, our own government has kept us dependent on OPEC, rather than looking for ways to become self-reliant. Barack Obama is opposed to drilling offshore or in ANWR. Change? Sounds like more of the same to me…

What about out of control judges who legislate from the bench? Courts packed with liberal judges have been pushing liberal causes down our throats for some time now. What types of judges would Obama appoint? He has spoken glowing words of praise for Stephen G. Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David H. Souter. Not exactly my idea of strict constructionists who follow the intent of the constitution. With more of these types being added to federal courts that are already chock full of liberals, we’d be getting, yes – more of the same.

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The reality is that we could use some changes, but not the kind that Barack Hussein Obama would give us. We could use some folks in Washington who have some sort of understanding of our system of government – elected officials who know that our founders gave us a republic, not a democracy. We could use some leaders who understand that the federal government has grown entirely too large, with its tentacles sweeping into every aspect of our lives (along with picking our pockets). We need leaders who will secure our own borders first, rather than those of other nations. We need leaders who will put America and its people first. Most of all, we need leaders who believe in, and will get back to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.

Change? That would be real change!

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Chip McLean is the editor/publisher for Capitol Hill Coffee House. Chip is a former broadcaster.

His interest in politics began at the age of eight, when his parents took him to a Barry Goldwater rally during the 1964 presidential election. In addition to his work at CHCH, Chip's columns have appeared in a number of online conservative publications.

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So what “change” would this messiah bring? To his followers, it matters not – as the only thing that matters to them is change itself, even if it is only talking about “change.”