Obama In The Red?

United States
September 1, 2008 8:20pm CST
Has anyone besides me noticed that in all of these ads on the internet, Obama's name is in the red? What struck me as sort of funny, though, is the prediction it makes for our country if he were to be elected. For those who don't know, being in the red means debt and from all the stuff Obama is promising, more debt is exactly what this nation will be in if he gets his way. Do people not understand that debt is not a good thing? In any circumstance. For all of you who are going to say you have to be in debt to establish credit, that's a lie. You can easily establish the best credit in the world by buying small things with a credit card and paying them off each month. That's a much better way to establish credit and a lot less painful. Anyway, I just think it's interesting that they have put Obama's name consistently in the red in all these internet ads I see.
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@ClarusVisum (2163)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Just so you know, McCain's tax plan would raise the national debt by $1.2 trillion more in ten years than Obama's would.
• United States
2 Sep 08
In the first place, I was making an observation of the interesting analogy between the color used to spell Obama's name and what being in the red means. However, Obama's socialistic ideas and the Democratic party's inclination for social programs and spending money we don't have for things we don't need, are a dangerous combination. The problem is that the Democratic Party's ideas on big government will never work. This country was set up to be a free enterprise country and for people to care for themselves not to be cared for by the government. The whole idea was to lessen the government's hold on the people. All of the social programs the Democrats have incorporated into our country have caused people to be dependent on the government instead of the government being dependent on its people. And, the only ones it helps are the ones in power. The Democrats keep promising to take care of everyone instead of encouraging people to take care of themselves. The sad thing is that too many people have been blinded by the "big brother" caretaker image. I can assure you that Obama doesn't run his finances the way he suggests we run the country's. Neither does Bill and Hillary or the Kennedys. If they did, they'd be broke by now. But if they can keep you and others like you dependent on the government, you will be too weak to stand up to them when this all collapses and it will because you can't run a company or any bank account or financial institution on debt. Eventually it will catch up. The only reason we are still afloat as a government is because of money from other countries. What happens when they call in our loans? People need to wake up and figure out that we cannot support all these people on welfare, etc. They need to get off their butts and go to work. And, this idea of paying people for every kid they have needs to stop as well. If they want to have children, they need to get a job and support that child. And, we need to cut illegals off altogether. This is not a socialistic country. Socialism doesn't work. Ask the former USSR.
• United States
2 Sep 08
"the Democratic party's inclination for...spending money we don't have for things we don't need" Whaaaat? What do you call the Iraq war? The Republican Bush administration spent over half a trillion we don't have on a war NO ONE needed, and the money's still flowing, $10 billion more that we don't have thrown in there every single month. Clinton ended his Presidency with a record surplus, and the country had its largest economic expansion in history under him--Bush will end his Presidency with a record DEFECIT. Tell me again which is the more wasteful party? Give me a break.
• United States
2 Sep 08
So is that how you vote reading into completely irrelavant things as a color, wow we really have our work cut out for us, dont we. And just to catch you up, the United States has been in debt for a much longer time than Obama has been around and it didn't come through subliminal messages.
• United States
2 Sep 08
I was making an observation. It is completely absurd that anyone would vote because of the color of letters anymore than I would vote based on the color of someone's skin. Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to be voting for Obama because he's black and not listening to all of the impossible promises he's making. I know the country has been in debt for a long time and a lot of the reason behind that debt is the willingness of people who are supposed to be representing the voters who've set up all of these socialistic programs that have loaded our nation down with unspeakable debt. Welfare was supposed to be a temporary thing but now it's become a way of life for many people because they have no incentive to get off of it or to get off their butts and earn a living. Now, we have millions of illegals on welfare and government assistance thanks to all of those bleeding heart Democrats who aren't impacted by the cost of it and it's costing all of us taxpayers billions a year to support people who have no right to the money in the first place. The reason I don't like Obama is for several reasons. I think he makes a lot of unrealistic promises he'll never be able to keep and the man can't even construct a coherent sentence when his teleprompter went down which very scary for a potential President. And, the fact that he wants to disarm our country is flat out stupid! The man doesn't have a clue and a lot of people are buying rhetoric that would be devastating for our country and, I for one, have every intention of doing all I can to sway people to vote for McCain. Fortunately, most everyone I talk to from work and elsewhere are already planning to vote for McCain. Thank God!
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
2 Sep 08
Interesting. In the US, red is the color of the Republican party and blue the one for the Democrats when they put on the map which way the people voted in the respective states, or how they think those people will vote. Anyhow, outside the US red is traditionally the color for the left (democrats), black or blue the color for the right wing (republican) parties. I know in Germany the parties proudly display their colors as in SPD (democrats) red, the CDU/CSU (essentially like republicans in the US) black, the FDP (federal democratic party) yellow, and the Greens green. And you are right, the only way Obama can finance all the stuff he promises is by either raising taxes (which he said he would cut) or by going further into debt. We have too much debt as it is. Maybe you are right, they probably didn't realize it but subconsciously they are sending the message of debt...
• United States
2 Sep 08
I just thought it was an interesting analogy. I also just learned something else from another post I just made about the fight for women to vote back in 1917 before women were allowed to vote. The post is called Night of Terror. It might interest you. It turns out that the women who fought so hard for our right to vote had to fight the Democrats who were against women voting. Evidently, it was the Democratic Party that tried to stop women from getting the vote more than the Republicans. And, I find it interesting that 90 years later, it just may be the Republican party that gives us the first woman as the Vice President and next in line for the office of the President. Interesting...
• United States
2 Sep 08
I didn't notice but now I will! Probably because red is the power color for guys - red ties, red cars, etc.
• United States
2 Sep 08
It's also the strongest color in the color spectrum and attracts men in droves.