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Columbia Missourian

LETTER: Take time to question Obama

By J. F. Murray, Columbia
October 22, 2008 | 11:52 a.m. CDT

I want to appeal to the voters of Columbia and everyone else who may read this letter.

Are we about to elect a rock star or a president?  Do we think that being a polished performer is more important than consistent, unwavering service to our country?  Do we really know enough about this new phenomenon named Barack Obama to elect him to the highest post of our country?


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Obama has raised more than $600 million in his campaign, $150 million during the month of September alone.  According to, many of these donations are in un-rounded amounts of dollars and cents, which implies the likely possibility of uneven currency exchange rates from foreign sources. Obama has not identified any of these sources.  By contrast, John McCain has identified all of his sources.  What is Obama trying to hide?

Obama wants to raise taxes on the small business job-providers of our society, if they have achieved an income of more than $250,000 per yearMcCain wants to give added incentives to these businesses to encourage greater success and job growth.

If elected, Obama will have willing accomplices in the Democratic Congress who will quickly pass any liberal legislation that is proposed, including the repeal of our present tax laws, the re-imposition of oil drilling bans and the confirmation of questionable Supreme Court justices.

In addition to the above, there are the dubious associations of Obama with ACORN, Bill Ayers and the Rev. Wright.  These should give us further pause.

Please stop and think on Nov. 4.