Archive for October 2008
The fact that Barack Obama has run a national campaign for himself is often cited by his supporters as evidence that he has the executive experience and organizational skills needed to be president. Laughable as that is in itself, CBS now says the Obama campaign operation logistics are horrid. In addition to being scatter-brained, disorganized, poorly planned and inflexible, Obama’s campaign also sports a smelly airplane.
Is this the kind of unprofessionalism we can look forward to in an Obama presidency?
John McCain did take the gloves off in tonight’s debate like many were predicting, but he did land some solid jabs on Obama. Nonetheless, he could have made some stronger connections between Obama and the mortgage meltdown, particularly by mentioning Obama’s work for ACORN, which pushed for regulations that caused the crisis. McCain actually should have drawn these lines in the first debate when the meltdown was red hot. His recent stump scathing of Obama may be too little, too late. Also, he didn’t once bring up Obama’s radical friends tonight, though given the questions and atmosphere, that may have come across as too cheap. Regardless, McCain must remove the gloves completely in the final debate, and conventional wisdom would dictate he will if he is trailing.
Other than missing some opportunities to make bigger punches, McCain did well generally. But, so did Obama (at least in terms of style – his dangerous ideology and distortions are another matter). With some new polls showing a tightening race after the VP debate, tonight’s event may keep this close.
In other news, Obama election fraud shenanigans continue, with homeless people being rounded up in Ohio to register and vote the same day for – guess who – Obama.
The Obama kids choir was bad enough. Now we have The Obama Youth. This is starting to get scary. There’s something not right about a man who inspires militant marching, chanting and – the Obama gang sign?
It’s not a secret the MSM are actively and openly campaigning for Barack Obama. The latest sin of journalism in this regard is this piece from the Associated Press’ Washington bureau. The person who wrote this should be immediately fired as should anyone above him who approved it.
The opinion piece, masquerading as ‘analysis’, suggests that Sarah Palin’s questioning of Obama’s ties to radical figures are false and even racist. We’ve already been over the Obama’s method of injecting racism into the campaign – now the media is doing it for him.
Some of the most outrageously fallacious and biased paragraphs from the article:
“Her [Palin’s] reference to Obama’s relationship with William Ayers, a member of the Vietnam-era Weather Underground, was exaggerated at best if not outright false. No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago and Ayers hosted a political event for Obama early in his career.”
Huh? I’m not sure what Douglass Daniel’s (the author) definition of “pal” is, but if someone hosted a fund-raising event to get my political career off the ground, I’d consider them on pretty good terms. It’s incredible that Daniel issues the lie that Palin’s claims are false, then in the next sentence shows how her claims are not false.
“Whether intended or not by the McCain campaign, portraying Obama as “not like us” is another potential appeal to racism. It suggests that the Hawaiian-born Christian is, at heart, un-American.”
What the hell? Obama himself portrays himself as “not like us,” either when saying others will claim he doesn’t look like other presidents or when blasting average Americans for “clinging to guns and religion” (he’d rather the be clinging to him and the Democrat party).
Regardless, Palin’s comments have nothing to do with race, and only a guilty white conscience or race-baiter would see them as such. If anyone is racist, it is Obama, for sitting in his racist pastor’s church for 20 years, listening to his hate-filled sermons.
That the Associated Press would so openly defend Obama (and mischaracterize him to do it) is downright disgraceful. Accusing McCain of allowing racism into the campaign is a new low for the MSM and reveals how dirty they will become to get their guy in the White House.
The $700 billion corporate welfare package signed into law today is bad enough on its face. But the more that is learned, the worse it looks. This bill, and the fact that our nation’s leaders approved it , is a disgrace. A complete, utter disgrace. This country’s slide toward socialism got a huge shot in the arm from this bill.
Not only are we bailing out corrupt politicians who caused this mess to the tune of $700,000,000,000, we are now expected to pay off people’s mortgages! From cnet news:
“The Treasury Department is authorized to “guarantee” home mortgages, essentially becoming a kind of co-signer, to reduce the number of foreclosures. If the home owner stops paying his or her mortgage, taxpayers would be on the hook. The Treasury Department can also eliminate a “reasonable” amount of a home owner’s mortgage debt, under section 109 of the new law, which would likely delay the process of house prices falling.”
Unbelievable. Where is the accountability here? Whatever happened to taking responsibility for your decisions, including financial? We, the taxpayers, now have to pay off our neighbor’s mortgage if they decide not to.
The story also has a nice tally of what we’ve had to foot so far for all of the government bailouts and takeovers: $1.8 trillion+
There is no way we can survive as a nation by digging a deeper hole of debt and printing more and more money to pay for it all. Every single politician who voted for this bill should be voted out of office. That includes Barack Obama and John McCain. They have taken a short-sighted view of this problem, as have most in Congress. Rather than considering what this madcap spending does in the long-term, they’d rather be seen as doing something in the here and now.
Delaying the inevitable will not prevent it.
As if Barney Frank wasn’t already guilty in the corruption of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as well as in the subprime crisis, news now that he was, uh, “dating” a Fannie official in the 1990’s (Frank is the only openly gay Congressman).
Frank is one of the lowliest sleazeballs in public life and now more than ever should resign from the Congress.