Posts Tagged ‘Campaign ’08’

Oh My, Powell Still a Republican, He Says….

October 20, 2008

In this video Colin Powell attempts to defend against the charges that Obama’s economic proposals amount to socialism. His lame assertions that taxes are needed for the nation’s infrastructure are not defenses against “spreading the wealth” beliefs. Hardly anyone questions the need for taxes to provide for necessary government functions. It is the social engineering via redistribution; the taking from one group and giving it to another that is de facto socialism. Is the progressive income tax scheme socialist; yes it is. Until we get a Fair Tax, or some other variety of flat tax, we will continue on our way to full blown socialism and our eventual decline to global has-been status. Oh yes; Powell said he is still a Republican; amazing!

h/t RadioViceOnline

Liberal Damage Near Impossible to Undo….

October 18, 2008

We reported Thursday at Habits Not Peculiar (The Liberal Supermajority) about the danger to our nation from an Obama victory in Novermber. This issue is further amplified in an essay at Claremont Review of Books by Charles R, Kesler entitled “The Audacity of Barack Obama”. This essay is published in its entirety at RealClearPolitics. PowerLine blog reports today (emphasis added):

As the history of the Reagan administration tends to show, each wave of liberalism has produced results that are extraordinarily difficult if not impossible to reverse. Now Obama stands posed to generate a fourth wave of liberalism that will do great damage to American prosperity and freedom. Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal editorial “A liberal supermajority” sketches out the most obvious elements that would roll up on the shore with the fourth wave of liberalism.

Fall 2008

Cover Image Claremont Review of Books: Fall 2008

Obama’s Subtle Hustle, Smooth as Mother’s Butter

October 13, 2008

“In the Name of Obama, Amen!

“I Will Follow Him”: Obama as My Personal Jesus is the title of an article in the Sept 18 issue of “The Sophian”, a student run newspaper at Smith College in Northampton MA. Asst. Features Editor Maggie Mertens, who penned the piece, opens with:

Obama is my homeboy. And I’m not saying that because he’s black – I’m saying that in reference to those Urban Outfitters t-shirts from a couple years ago that said, “Jesus is my homeboy.” Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus.

You can read the rest here.

More on the Obamamessiah:

Is Barack Obama the Messiah?

Obama: Messiah of the Braindead

ConservativePunk

One wonders, is there any rational thought remaining on the Left? Clutch has figured out just how malleable are the Obamamaniacs. The clever lyric from their song “Subtle Hustle” is excerpted below: Subtle Hustle – Clutch MP3 1:06

Back again with a quickness, pick it up, pick it up.
Master arithmeticness, light it up, light it up.
I got the heat in both feets, snake handler’s hands.
Come back with slickness and do it all again.

My subtle hustle, smooth as mother’s butter.
I let it ride on, I let it ride on.

Now I’m the media’s darling, pick it up, pick it up.
An international phenomenon, light it up, light it up.
I cause eclipses with a wave of the hand.
Let them hang in ellipses and do it all again.

My subtle hustle, smooth as mother’s butter.
I let it ride on, I let it ride on.

I got your number. I steal your thunder.
I got your mother’s maiden name tattooed on my arm.

I drive out daemons. Can I hear an Amen?
Now say my name.
Lay hands on screaming heathens. And do it all again.

My subtle hustle, smooth as mother’s butter.
I let it ride on, I let it ride on.

Obama Natural Born?: Questions Persist

October 12, 2008

This video adds powerful fuel to the smoldering fire i.e. questions, about Barack Obama’s birthplace and citizenship. I would not be surprised to see this video pulled from You Tube. A note of caution: Attorney Berg has been associated with some very controversial legal actions in the past including one concerning the 911 conspiracies.
h/t Blogmeister USA

Also see American Thinker

McCain is Battle Tested!

October 11, 2008

An encouraging banner; seen at Yale yesterday hanging from second floor window at Davenport college.

McCain Battle Tested

Camille Paglia: Sarah Palin = Muscular American Feminism

September 11, 2008

In her latest column at Salon the always provocative and entertaining Camille Paglia manages to trash John McCain, ridicule Barack Obama, and raise Sarah Palin to near iconic stature as the embodiment of future woman. She uses vignettes of strong women from her own family and from American history to bolster her thesis that Palin represents a new feminism, a pioneering and muscular American feminism. she writes…(emphasis added)

Palin has made the biggest step forward in feminism since Madonna channeled the dominatrix persona of high-glam Marlene Dietrich and rammed pro-sex, pro-beauty feminism down the throats of the prissy, victim-mongering, philistine feminist establishment…

Regarding a female candidate’s preparation for becoming CINC of the armed forces she says…

As a dissident feminist, I have been arguing since my arrival on the scene nearly 20 years ago that young American women aspiring to political power should be studying military history rather than taking women’s studies courses, with their rote agenda of never-ending grievances…

Paglia has particular disdain for the explosion of lies, innuendos, and slurs emanating from the left blogosphere following the McCain pick of Palin for his V.P….

Over the Labor Day weekend, with most of the big enchiladas of the major media on vacation, the vacuum was filled with a hallucinatory hurricane in the leftist blogosphere, which unleashed a grotesquely lurid series of allegations, fantasies, half-truths and outright lies about Palin. What a tacky low in American politics — which has already caused a backlash that could damage Obama’s campaign. When liberals come off as childish, raving loonies, the right wing gains. I am still waiting for substantive evidence that Sarah Palin is a dangerous extremist

On Palin’s supposed extremist views:

But what of Palin’s pro-life stand? Creationism taught in schools? Book banning? Gay conversions? The Iraq war as God’s plan? Zionism as a prelude to the apocalypse? We’ll see how these big issues shake out. Right now, I don’t believe much of what I read or hear about Palin in the media. To automatically assume that she is a religious fanatic who has embraced the most extreme ideas of her local church is exactly the kind of careless reasoning that has been unjustly applied to Barack Obama, whom the right wing is still trying to tar with the fulminating anti-American sermons of his longtime preacher, Jeremiah Wright.

Paglia reserves her harshest criticisms of the Democrats for their wishy washy views on abortion…

But the pro-life position, whether or not it is based on religious orthodoxy, is more ethically highly evolved than my own tenet of unconstrained access to abortion on demand. My argument (as in my first book, “Sexual Personae,”) has always been that nature has a master plan pushing every species toward procreation and that it is our right and even obligation as rational human beings to defy nature’s fascism. Nature herself is a mass murderer, making casual, cruel experiments and condemning 10,000 to die so that one more fit will live and thrive.

Hence I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful. Liberals for the most part have shrunk from facing the ethical consequences of their embrace of abortion, which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue.

Obama’s Memoirs Don’t Count As Experience: Sarah Palin

September 3, 2008

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.

Biden Pick Born of Fear: Palin Represents Opportunity

August 31, 2008

Reed Galen of “Mullings” has an interesting take today on the Palin-Biden picks. Here is his conclusion.

….Ultimately, campaigns are about Presidential candidates, not their running mates. But this year’s selection process illuminates how both men made their decisions. Barack Obama’s choice was one borne of fear: fear of being overshadowed by Hillary Clinton, fear of being painted as unready to be commander-in-chief and fear, ironically, of being too-different. Decisions made in that context are rarely good ones. Senator McCain’s choice of Governor Sarah Palin was borne of opportunity: the opportunity to change Washington, the opportunity to create a new political dynamic and the opportunity to make history….

John McCain: Do the Right Thing-Sarah Palin for V.P.

August 27, 2008

http://h1.ripway.com/johnbrush/sarah%20palin.jpg

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.

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h/t logo: Ethan Demme

Update, 8/28/08
The Patriot Room blog says:
“If McCain picks Palin, Here’s the campaign poster that dooms Obama”.


h/t Third Base Politics

Obama Was Prepared to Lose in Iraq….

July 21, 2008

“….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


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