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Why Obama Won, Part 2

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In my post-election post explaining why Obama won, I failed to mention one important element that led to his taking the White House: he bought it.

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December 4, 2008 at 9:09 pm

Obama’s “experience”

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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?

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October 8, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Debate Round 2 (and Ohio shenanigans)

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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.

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October 8, 2008 at 9:25 pm

The Obama Youth

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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?

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October 5, 2008 at 4:06 pm

AP defends Obama

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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.

Another gem:

“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.

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October 5, 2008 at 9:58 am

Obama’s hand in the meltdown

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A quick summary of Barack Obama’s complicity in the financial sector meltdown (as revealed so far):

1. He was the attorney for a far-left agitation group called ACORN when it lobbied the Clinton administration to change rules so that banks would be forced to make more home loans to low-income people.
2. His campaign finance chairman was one of the people who had a hand in repacking these toxic loans into investment vehicles that have decimated the financial sector in the US and abroad.
3. He has received more donations from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than all but one other Senator (Democrat Chris Dodd). These two organizations, besides their illegal activities, exacerbated the meltdown by guaranteeing bad loans and selling them as investment vehicles to Wall St. with that guarantee.
4. He has received advice and had on his staff two corrupt Fannie/Freddie officials.
5. His party resisted regulation of Fannie and Freddie – regulation advocated by George W. Bush and John McCain, among other Republicans.

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October 3, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Obama air-raiding comment

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A dust-up is brewing over Barack Obama saying US forces in Afghanistan have “air-raid[ed] villages” and “kill[ed] civilians.”  Sarah Palin says she believes the statement disqualifies Obama to be Commander-In-Chief.  Below is the video with those comments (until YouTube pulls it).

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October 3, 2008 at 9:46 pm