I'm not for either candidate. Neither one of them has the qualities of a real leader. Neither one of them is bound for righteousness (yet). Nevertheless, ever since Richard Nixon quit and a bunch of Democrats swung over to the Republican Party as neocons, the Republicans have become much less likely to carry on an intelligent debate and much more about just being loud and belligerent (the core Democrats were already loud, but not in a fist-throwing sense). It's worn very thin.

The things they draw attention to are so shallow. For instance, they care about American flag lapel pins rather than whether or not hundreds of thousands of innocents are being murdered as a direct result of American policy and practices who would otherwise still be alive and well.

Are they for a shallow patriotism, or are they for adhering to the law? They aren't speaking up for the law. What does the flag supposedly represent to them? It doesn't represent the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution, obviously. It represents the ambition of Empire: World domination.

The neocons are attacking Michelle Obama and lauding Cindy McCain, but Cindy McCain stole from her charity to feed her drug addiction.

Not only that, but where are the family values? Where are the so-called values voters? The Republicans went after Clinton on values. Well, John McCain left his first wife for what? Had she cheated on him? That's not what's been said about it at all. She was severely injured in an accident and had gained weight.

He married her with vows that precluded leaving her accept for cause acceptable to Jesus Christ. Biblically, McCain is in an adulterous relationship with Cindy. Think about it.

I'm not condemning John or Cindy. The LORD knows that I need to be forgiven too. I'm just showing the hypocrisy in the situation, just as Jesus exposed hypocrisy. Doing that is a good thing. It's how we'll grow if we will then strive not to be hypocritical.

Cindy said she was sorry. Has she brought forth fruit worthy of repentance? She's mighty rich while there are many homeless and hungry people in the world.

Where is John McCain telling his backers to stop attacking Michelle on such shallow grounds? He could. He could say it very clearly and firmly. A real leader would.

June 15, 2008
Right plays 'Kill the Witch' with Barack Obama's wife
The potential first ladies are facing merciless scrutiny
Sarah Baxter in Washington

If party labels were reversed it is possible that Cindy McCain, who is McCain's second wife, would be getting the harshest scrutiny. McCain, then a navy officer on a relatively poor stipend, wooed Cindy, a rodeo queen, after he returned from Vietnam to find that his wife at that time, Carol, a former beauty queen, had been disabled in a car accident.

The glamorous Cindy was an heiress whose wealth - estimated at $100m - helped to bankroll her husband's political career. She remains an active chairman of Hensley and Co, her late father's beer distribution company, and has released only the sketchiest tax returns under pressure.

It emerged last week that she has run up debts of between $100,000 and $250,000 on her credit card, a level of extravagance that could shock voters. During McCain's first run for president in 2000 it was revealed that she had been addicted to painkillers and had stolen from her own charity's medicine cabinet to feed her habit.

She could be almost as easily pilloried as Teresa Heinz Kerry, the billionaire wife of John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, who was criticised as a fortune-chaser.

Instead, it is Michelle Obama's combative style which continues to draw fire. As Maureen Dowd commented in last week's New York Times, Michelle Obama is the newest contestant in the "sulphurous national game of Kill the Witch".

Watch this video. Focus on what he's telling you. Then, ask yourself why would anyone for John McCain attack Barack Obama on account of his wife. The devil isn't being very clever in this, is he? There's a pox upon both houses.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.