I have had my eyes open for the last 7 1/2 years. I can also say that I am better off now than what I was then. My wife and I have both worked very hard to receive promotions and pay raises to improve our financial situation. Furthermore, we did not spend beyond our means and are very "conservative" with our finances. None of this was done by asking the government for any free handout's. It was all done on our own merit.
I can also debate topics other than race:
Taxes: BHO's proposed tax increases from 15% to 30% on capital gains is irresponsible. Most Americans have thier retirement funds where it will be directly affected by this proposal.
Gun Control: Look at BHO's voting record. He is no friend to gun owners or hunters anywhere. When it comes to appointments to the Supreme Court you can bet your behind that he will appoint anti-gun justices to the highest court.
Oil prices: The Democrats ran during the mid-term elections with a promise to lower gas prices, but they have doubled. The Democrats have done nothing. We just need to stop caving to the environmentalists and drill for oil here on our own soil.
Health care: Who is going to foot the bill for a government health care system? My taxes will go up and my quality of health care will go down. I just don't think I should have to pay for someone elses health care.
The war: If you haven't been paying attention, we are winning with the new plan and are making progress. My son is currently serving in the Persian Gulf and he agrees. Besides, most of the problems in the middle east can be traced back to Jimmy Carter. Carter pushed the Shah of Iran out of the country and allowed Khomeini to take over and take our citizens hostage. He then paid billions of dollars to have them released. This just proved to all of the radical's in the region that we were weak and opened the flood gates to terrorism.
Abortion: Maybe I shouldn't bring this up here, but this is a topic that's very important to me. I have 4 children and 2 granchildren. I remember the first time I felt each one of them kick in the womb and I knew that it was a child. No one can convince me otherwise. We can talk about women's rights, but we should also consider the rights of the child.
Lastly SoCo, my mother is polish and my wife and 2 daughters are blonde's. If you've ever laughed at a joke for either, that would make you a racist or a sexist, right? But not to worry, I'll just brush it off.