John McCain Owns the Issues!
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John McCain Owns the Issues!
The tinge of racism, that is. Ever since that A.P. reporter attributed “racial tinge” to Palin’s mentioning of Obama “palling around with terrorists”, the Left has been tripping over themselves to accuse McCain/Palin of injecting “vigillantism” “racism”, and “mob incitement” into the campaign. Frank Rich of NY Times and Dana Milbank of WaPo are particularly exercised. Paul Krugman predictably gets on board with his description of “the insane rage…visible in the right-wing media”. Also see Michell Malkin’s piece today for her take on this unhingement.The humorous illustration below is from NY Times today accompanying the Frank Rich column.
The financial meltdown is directly traceable to Democrats starting with Carter and continuing through the Clinton years and lately engineered and enhanced through the efforts in Congress of Chris Dodd and Barney Frank with their accomplices at Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines and Jim Johnson. 5 million illegal immigrants received mortgages without having to show valid SS#, proof of identity or financial means. The Democrats resisted every effort to clean up the sub-prime mortgage mess. John McCain and others warned of the danger posed by the blatant social engineering policies at Fannie Mae where the books were cooked to show success and progress when there was, in fact, little or none. The false showing of progress allowed Raines, CEO from 1999 to 2004, to walk away with $100 million in bonus before FM’s collapse. Incidentally a report out today notes Raines just bought a $5 million penthouse with his loot.
The reason the recent debate was so boring was because of the question filter named Tom Brokaw. That’s why there was not a question about Obama’s vote for infanticide, about Supreme Court justices, or about Sen. Obama’s radical associates.
Sen McCain is on fire today in Waukesha WI; he finally names names of those responsible for the financial debacle. A realtor in the audience asked, “will you assure us as President you will investigate, prosecute and name the names of the people actually responsible for the sub-prime meltdown….? McCain responds: “I will and it is already a matter of record that …..Obama said these sub prime loans were not a problem for him….He goes on to identify by name (Audio MP3) Chris Dodd, Barack Obama and Barney Frank! Barney Frank said in ‘03, “I must say…..I don’t see any financial crisis…you could always make things better….but I do think we should dispel the notion that something rotten is going on….”
All the talk of a probable Democrat landslide is B.S. Obama has been unable to close the deal and the Dems are scared silly. They expected Obie to be way ahead at this point and the race remains close with three plus weeks to election day. Democrat advisor James Carville typified this fear with his comment yesterday that “if Obama is ahead by five points on election day and still loses…..it will be very traumatic! Whoa, is he predicting riots? With McCain on fire and Palin her usual smart and engaging self the outlook is for the race to narrow in the coming days.
Contrary to expectations John McCain did not take of the gloves and deliver any sort of damaging blow to Obama. In fact he put the kid gloves on and allowed the debate to devolve into a back and forth of talking points that we’ve all heard time and again. I could not bear to stay for the Fox team analysis, I’m sure it’s all negative and rightly so. True the questions were controlled and Brokaw added his own spin to th mix of questions and rejoinders. Bottom line, I think given the constraints of the event McCain could not have effectively attacked Obama. That’s why I believe it’s up to Palin now or it’s all over.
I am still trying to readjust to life back East after two weeks on the Left Coast. I have concluded that the scenery in the Pacific Northwest is spectacularly beautiful while our Eastern landscapes are subtly beautiful. Contrast the two photos below; first West and then East:
It helps to look at the humorous side of things political. Just out in time for the New Year and a new administration, The Liberals Gone Wild Calendar:
The calendar is already in print; too late for this classic gaffe from Joe (“Smartest Man in the World” Biden:
Being interviewed by Katie Couric on the “CBS Evening News,” Biden said: “When the stock market crashed, Franklin D. Roosevelt got on the television and didn’t just talk about the, you know, the princes of greed. He said, ‘Look, here’s what happened.’”
Either Couric also did not know who was president in 1929, and that TV had not yet been invented, or she chose to ignore Biden’s ignorance. Contrast her treatment of Biden with her badgering of Sarah Palin in Ann Coulter’s account of the interview:
Here is Couric’s full response to Biden’s bizarre outburst about FDR (a) being president and (b) going on TV in 1929:
“Relating to the fears of the average American is one of Biden’s strong suits.”
But when our beauteous Sarah said that John McCain was a better leader on the economy than Barack Obama, Couric relentlessly badgered her for evidence. “Why do you say that?” Couric demanded. “Why are they waiting for John McCain and not Barack Obama? … Can you give us any more examples of his leading the charge for more oversight?”
The beauteous Sarah had cited McCain’s prescient warnings about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But Couric, the crackerjack journalist who didn’t know FDR wasn’t president in 1929, demanded more examples from Palin.
Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wasted no time in her acceptance speech last evening comparing her experience as governor and earlier as mayor to Barack Obama’s penning of two memoirs and his “community organizing” experiences on the street of Chicago. She stressed that being a mayor of a municipality or governor of a state entails real responsibility. Below I have printed some rough notes from Palin’s acceptance speech as she spoke.
In politics, there are some candidates who use change to promote their careers. And then there are those, like John McCain, who use their careers to promote change in politics…..John McCain is not looking for a fight but sure isn’t afraid of one either….Harry Reid;s statement “I can’t stand John McCain” is proof we chose the right man….Let’s take the maverick out of the senate and put him in the White House….There is only one man in this election who has ever really fought for you..in places where winning means survial and defeat means death and that man is John McCain….John McCain’s journey is that of an upright and honorable man only his is of one of those who came home…his compassion is of one who was once powerless, who has seen evil and has seen evil overcome…we’re gonna pull throught this….create the kind of America we need to see us through the next four years…John McCain has inspired with his deeds….join our cause and help elect a great man as the next President of the United States…thank you , and God Bless America.
Absolute pandemonium followed the Palin speech and it was some minutes before John McCain appeared on the stage saying: “Don’t you think we made the right choice for Vice President of the United States?”
Photo: Connecticut Lt. Governor Michael Fedele casts Connecticut’s votes for John McCain.
Now that Obambi has made his choice let us all hope John McCain makes the right choice and selects Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for his V.P. Sarah Palin is youthful (44), very smart, and hot. And, best of all, she’ll make Joe Biden look like the chump he really is.
h/t logo: Ethan Demme
The Patriot Room blog says:
“If McCain picks Palin, Here’s the campaign poster that dooms Obama”.
“….if Barack Obama’s policy had been implemented in Iraq, he couldn’t be in Iraq today….he was prepared to accept retreat and defeat..no question Senator Obama was prepared to lose in Iraq..” (Senator Joseph Lieberman, Fox News Sunday July 20)
On the occasion of Senator Obama’s visit to Iraq Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace featured a spirited exchange between Senator Bayh (D.Indiana) and our Senator Joe Lieberman. Excerpts follow:
LIEBERMAN: Look, the fact is that if Barack Obama’s policy on Iraq had been implemented, Barack Obama couldn’t go to Iraq today. It wouldn’t be safe. Barack Obama and John McCain saw the same difficulty in Iraq.
John McCain had the guts to argue against public opinion, to put his whole campaign on the line, because, as he says, he’d rather lose an election than lose in a war that he thinks is this important to the United States.
The reason I say Barack — if Barack Obama’s policy couldn’t — had been implemented — if Barack Obama’s policy in Iraq had been implemented, he couldn’t be in Iraq today is because he was prepared to accept retreat and defeat.
And that would mean today Al Qaida would be in charge of parts of Iraq. Iranian-backed extremists would be in charge of other parts of Iraq. There’d be civil war and maybe even genocide.
And the fact is that we are winning in Iraq today. And you know, you can’t choose, as Senator Obama seems to think, to lose in Iraq so you can win in Afghanistan.
The reality is if we lost in Iraq, which Obama was prepared to do, we would go to Afghanistan as losers. Instead, Al Qaida has its tail tucked between its legs as it’s exiting Iraq to go….
WALLACE: …. I want to move on to the whole issue of his (Obama’s) trip this week.
Senator Lieberman, the McCain camp seems divided about whether this is a legitimate fact-finding trip or a political stunt. After McCain and the Republican Party taunted Obama for not going to Iraq, has that, in fact, backfired on them by making this an even bigger story?
LIEBERMAN: No, I don’t think so. I think John McCain’s challenge to Barack Obama is very important. And frankly, it says a lot more than whether McCain was right about Iraq and Obama was wrong.
It says what kind of leaders these people will be as president. Obama reached — John McCain reached a decision about what to do in Iraq based on what he saw there, what he heard — what he heard from the generals and from the soldiers, and then he had the guts to fight big interests to see – - including public opinion, to see that that would happen.
Senator Obama was taking positions about Iraq to put us on a rigid time line to get all troops out by March 2008 — all combat troops. That’s what he said. That would have been accepting defeat there. And I think what it says about the two of them — this is the kind of president John McCain will be on the economy. We’re in crisis. We need a president who will listen, learn, decide what’s right for the country, not what’s right for their political campaign, and fight for the American people to make…
Source: Real Clear Politics