Friday, October 31, 2008

Obama Raised as a Red Diaper Baby

Do they have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in Indonesia for lunch? Just asking. Obama, the Chosen One, is making fun of being accused of wanting to redistribute wealth (duh) by McCain so he is trying to make a little joke about sharing his pb&j and his toys in kindergarten. As a socialist leaning Democrat, he doesn't understand it is admirable to share what is yours, but not to have to give it to the government for the government to decide who is worthy of your possessions.

See, Obama is still a humorless, thin skinned politician from the south side of Chicago. Ah, ah, um.

There is an interesting article written by Andrew Walden at American Thinker about the fact that Obama is a "red diaper baby." I've only recently learned of this characterization of a child born and raised by members and sympathizers of the Communist Party, USA. His mother raised Obama on her own radical political views that preached hatred toward America and American values and "His grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham arranged Obama's mentorship by Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis."

The standard story from candidate Obama is that he has "Kansas values" since his white mother lived in Kansas. He just conveniently doesn't mention that it was far from the place from which she came. "Done bouncing around Kansas, California and Texas in the years after World War Two, Stanley and Madelyn in 1955 picked up and relocated 2,000 miles from Texas to Seattle. The next year they relocated to Mercer Island specifically so their daughter, Obama's future mother, Stanley Ann Dunham could attend Mercer Island high school. What was special about Mercer Island High School? The Chicago Tribune explains: In 1955, the chairman of the Mercer Island school board, john Stenhouse, testified before the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been an member of the Communist Party." After intense debate, Stenhouse decided not to resign from the school board according to an April 11, 1955 account in Time Magazine. While others demanded Stenhouses's resignation, the Dunhams gravitated towards his school."

Former classmate Chip Wall said, "We were critiquing America in those days in the same way we are today: The press is dumbed down, education is dumbed down, people don't know anything about geography or the rest of the world." He went on to teach at Mercer Island High and lives in retirement in Seattle now.

Obama spoke of his mother's hatred of Americans in his book, "Dreams From My Father". His step-father, Lolo Soetoro, adopted Obama as a young child. He became an Indonesian oil company manager. He wanted his wife to attend the social functions with him for the American oil company personnel. She refused. "Those are not my people." (p.47)

So, from her Obama received arrogance. Also racism. Obama himself explained her differing opinion of Americans, according to race. She referred to white Americans as dumbed down and "don't know anything about geography or the rest of the world." Obama said in the aforementioned book, "Every black man was Thurgood Marshall or Sidney Poitier; every black woman Fannie Lou Hammer or Lena Horne. To be black was to be the beneficiary of a great inheritance, a special destiny, glorious burdens that only we were strong enough to bear." (p.51)

"Dunham hadn't had a boyfriend in high school, according to Maxine Box, her best friend at the time. So Box and others were stunned when Dunham wrote them to say she'd married the University of Hawaii's first African student, a Kenyan named Barack Obama." That from the Seattle Times. The woman we are to believe had "Kansas values" married a man she described as a socialist Muslim from Kenya. Then went on to move to Indonesia and married another Muslim who adopted her son.

Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore.

Grandpa Dunham introduced young Barack Obama to Frank Marshall Davis upon arrival back to Honolulu from his years growing up in Indonesia. At age nine, Davis was to serve as father figure for much of Obama's youth. He had an "intimate role in his life from age 9 to 18." Gramps wanted him to be schooled in the CPUSA's idea of what it meant to be black.

Obama's grandfather, you may remember from Obama's story, refused to give his wife a ride to work after she complained of being hassled by a black panhandler at the bus stop. Rather than give his wife a ride, he was worried that grandma was a racist. Then he tells young Obama that grandma is a racist. Obama goes to Davis to sort it out. (pgs 87-91). Hence the reference of grandma as a "typical white person" in his speech on race in Philadelphia.

So, indoctrinated in Communist philosophy and raised by racist black leaders in Honolulu, Obama threw grandma under the bus in Philadelphia. Grandma was a professional woman, in her working days. She was the Bank of Hawaii's first female vice-president. "The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "In March, several Bank of Hawaii co-workers told The Advertiser they were stunned by Obama's words and had never heard Dunham make comments about anyone's ethnicity." Grandpa and Obama jumped to the race baiting conclusion rather than assume that grandma would complain about any harassing panhandler, of any race.

Grandma deserved way better than she got from those two men in her life.

"And so, in Obama's eyes, socialism is "black". And the definition of race is ideological rather than biological. And this marks the fundamental nature of the "red diaper baby" --ideology has triumphed and established its dominion over all the natural aspects of life, even love itself."

This is why character and judgement is so important of our elected officials. Turning a blind eye to every judgement Obama has made towards mentors, spiritual advisers, friends and his spouse is folly. He tells us who he is and we must believe him. Those who know him best, those who are his inner circle, are not anywhere to be seen or heard. He has thrown them all under the bus to advance his own career, except for his wife Michelle. Her hateful speech is recorded for all to hear. She was the one, after all, to bring Obama into the church of Jeremiah Wright. She was raised much the same as Obama, right there in Chicago. Her best friend from her childhood is Jesse Jackson's daughter.

Character and judgement matter.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Reviewing Obama's Vanity Infomercial

It seems as though some of the media coverage of the Obama thirty minute Messiah message, paid for with campaign dollars gotten thanks to the candidate breaking his word on public financing and illegal Internet donations, is less than favorable.

Why, it's as though some are finally intellectually honest enough to actually expect answers from the Chosen One, the One with such pretty, pretty speeches from the teleprompter and no substance. Better late than never.

And, the American voter of whom Barack Obama thinks is of such below average intelligence? Latest polls show McCain ahead of Obama in who the person polled would trust with the economy. Which failed policies are the ones being spoken of by the Chosen One? President Bush has increased government spending at record levels, for which Obama voted consistently. He's grown the government larger than ever. Again, something Obama supports. He's increased government paid for medical care with the huge prescription benefits. Also supported by Obama. It boils down to the war, doesn't it? Yeah.

Obama says the 'failed policies' are from the top down. He claims his policies will be from bottom up. This is a lie and will never work, but, please, don't use your own common sense and question him, ok? Take the day off from work or school and just go vote for him.

Christopher Beam at wrote that "Barack Obama's half-hour infomercial Wednesday night didn't teach us a lot we didn't already know - except that an Obama administration would likely feature immaculate stagecraft." How Clintonian.

He continues, "The spot opened with a shot of - I'm not making this up - amber waves of grain."

"Smart propaganda does not a smart administration make. If anything, it means we have to be more vigilant in calling it theater when we see it. But whatever the next four years may bring, we're in for some damn good camera angles."

Calvin Woodward of AP focused on the actual budget promises of an Obama administration. He called Obama "less than upfront" about the cost of his promised programs. He goes through health care, promised spending cuts, tax cuts for working families, free health care programs, and the cost of the Iraq war. It was very insightful. Better late than never.

From Julia Ioffe at The New Republic, writing about life on the road covering a political campaign : "Veterans point out that despite the length of this race, the reporters' relationships to the candidates and to each other aren't nearly as toxic as they had been in previous years. There's been little of the high school cliquishness that plagued the Kerry press corps, and the reporters don't seem to loathe McCain or Obama the way they loathed Gore--who refused to hold a press conference for upwards of 60 days -- in 2000."

It's an interesting piece about how reporters are out of touch with real life once life on the campaign trail begins. It speaks of how they eat, drink, and sleep in the same place night after night. Hmm. Maybe that explains why they are voting as a block and unaware how real folks in middle America live.

Maybe that's why only a couple are even bothering to actually do a bit of questioning of their candidate.

Obama Simply Tries to Buy Election

Campbell Brown, CNN's prime time political pontificate, calls out Barack Obama for going back on his pledge with Senator McCain about accepting public financing for his campaign. Perceptions matter. Obama is not an honorable man and continues to prove it.

His campaign is awash in illegal donations and his former community organizing branch, ACORN, is rounding up lots of ineligible voters to register. Tonight he will run a 30 minute commercial for himself, Hollywood style, trying to close the deal. Having been unable to do so and with the polls tightening to an uncomfortably close range for him, he is producing 'urgent' e-mails to supporters to go to swing states to get out the vote. Internal polls from both campaigns show McCain making healthy inroads, especially with the all important Independents. Even with all that money.

Campbell Brown is trying to establish herself as a 'fair and balanced' commentator on cable news. As Obama buys this election with the help of his broken pledge, Brown thought she'd raise the issue. She waited until 6 days out from the election, but never mind.

"He broke his promise and he explained it by arguing that the system is broken and that Republicans know how to work the system to their advantage. He argued he would need all that cash to fight the ruthless attacks of 527's, those independent groups like the Swift Boat Veterans. It's funny though, those attacks never really materialized."

"The courageous among Obama's own supporters concede this decision was really made for one reason, simply because it was to Obama's financial advantage."

Words matter.

Obama and Biden have given noticeably less to charity then McCain and Palin, it is reported. Good reports are on display here and here. Sarah Palin gives substantially more, especially given her lower income compared to the other three candidates, and that write up can be found here. (H/T to Wordsmith)

There's a whole lot of campaign contribution fraud going on at Obama headquarters, thanks mostly to the online donations. This article on Pajamas Media details the online contributions to Obama.

It is thought that the Obama campaign has made a decision to simply take all the money and then return what has to be returned on the back end. Is that the kind of change Obama is promising in politics?

His pals at ACORN seem to have enough money to pay for commercials accusing Republicans of suppressing the vote - using references to the year 1960, 1965, etc. That is a boldfaced lie, of course, as the suppression was from Southern Democrats in the South, for example when black leaders like MLK, Jr. were registered Republicans. But, the organization which is tax exempt on the basis of being a non-partisan group, is blatantly playing the same old victim card for the black folks. By the way, ACORN has publicly endorsed Obama for President. Time to take away their tax exempt status.

Obama continues to defend ACORN and its tactics. He calls any criticism just another 'distraction'.

Senator Obama is not worthy of our highest office. He is not a man of his word. He continues to act in the best interests of himself, not of the country.

Why would any voter, even the most blinded to his pretty words, think he will uphold any promise made on the campaign trail?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stand Up. Stand Up. Stand Up And Fight

"Stand up. Stand up. Stand up and fight. Now, let's go out there and win this election and get this country going again." That, the conclusion of John McCain's speech in Hershey, PA yesterday. It is John McCain at his rhetorical finest. The crowd cheers. It doesn't get any better. Those Pennsylvania voters didn't look undecided to me. "Start Me Up" played as hands were shook and they exited the venue. McCain rocked the place.

Country first.

"Because he's a man of his word, he is honorable and he can be trusted." That's the answer Rudy Guiliani gave to Greta van Sustern as she asked him why McCain didn't go back on the agreement to accept public financing for the campaign, as Obama did.

To use Obama's quote, "Words matter." Unless you are actually Obama and then they don't. Just ask him or his campaign. Every time he is actually questioned about a statement, someone from the campaign springs forward and asserts that Obama didn't 'really' mean that. Then it's just another 'distraction' according to the Obama campaign. Truth equals distraction. Got it.

Words matter.

Obama is so off-the-charts arrogant that he is asking all of you to skip work or school on election day and go vote for him. And, don't worry if you lose your job, Obama, if he wins, will just cut you a government check paid for by the people who show up for work. What is he running for anyway? Student council president? Longer recess for everyone!

Seriously, the man is not ready for the big office.

Judgement matters.

Go to Meghan McCain's blog and read her post. She is quite eloquent about the state of the race and her father.

Character matters.

Linda Ramone, widow of the legendary Johnny Ramone and founder of the punk rock genre, is traveling with Meghan McCain around Nevada to campaign. Did you realize Johnny Ramone was an enthusiastic Republican?

Thomas Sowell writes about the willing media covering up Obama's past. "In words, Obama is a uniter instead of a divider. In deeds, he's spent years promoting polarization. That is what a "community organizer" does, creating a sense of grievance, envy and resentment in order to mobilize political action to get more of the taxpayers' money or to force banks to lend to people they don't consider good risks, as the community organizing group ACORN did." "When Obama donated $20,000 to Jeremiah Wright, does anyone imagine that he was unaware that Wright was the epitome of grievance, envy and resentment hype? Or were Wright's sermons too subtle for Obama to pick up that message?"

"Does anyone in real life put more faith in what people say than in what they do? A few gullible people do - and they often get deceived and defrauded big-time." "Yet the media treat exposing a fraudulent election -year image as far worse than letting someone acquire the powers of the highest office in the land through sheer deception."

Actions speak louder than words.

The L.A. Times has a video of Barack Obama at a celebratory dinner with a group of Palestinians openly hostile to Israel. Back in April, Peter Wallsten wrote of Obama's association with Rashid Khalidi. Khalidi is a former Palestinian operative. The dinner was in honor of Khalidi.

From Gateway Pundit, the dinner turned into the predictable Jew bashing gathering. "During the dinner a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."

Obama praised Khalidi and fondly spoke of all the dinners shared at his home. The Times has the videotape. Oh yeah, Khalidi is also best pals with Bill Ayers.

You are known for the company you keep.

John McCain rocked the place today. At the rally in Hershey, PA he showed who he is. Over in Hanover, PA Obama showed what a no class human he is. He is still, in his last rally in Pennsylvania trying to claim McCain is Bush. Well, he says it's his last rally in Pennsylvania. We know he is not a man of his word.

Words matter. Character matters. Actions speak louder than words.

Stand up.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Blog Burst 2008

ANOTHER BLOG BURST TUESDAY! We SURE have learned an awful lot about someone's (lack of) CHARACTER
by Mustang

Presidential CharacterSome people argue that domestic issues are of far greater importance than any discussion of character. I could not disagree more. All elections are about character. If we cannot trust the honor, patriotism, and fidelity of our elected representatives, then the issues don’t matter because whatever a candidate of low character shall say about political issues cannot matter.

I believe we each must consider the character of the two men who want us to elect them as our next president. Some may argue “What more is there to know about either candidate?” after a campaign that has lasted far too long. Ordinarily, at this point in the campaign, I would say, “nothing more.” Except in this election, “We the People” have found the press (as guardians of American democracy) seriously deficient. Rather than remaining impartial, the media has fallen head-over-heels in love with one of the candidates; we must excuse them from the jury of the court of public opinion. This year, the American people have not witnessed a fair trial.

Samuel Adams once said, "The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men,” but this was long before the Obama Era. Political correctness and liberal bias have led us to outcries of racism for even asking questions not even remotely related to race.. The press castigated our friend “Joe the Plumber” for daring to ask about income redistribution. According to one radio report, the Secret Service visited a woman because she told an Obama Campaign worker that she would vote for Barack Obama, “over her dead body.” This kind of attention applied to citizens for merely expressing an opinion is patently un-American, but it is also reminiscent of the intimidation used to silence dissent in communist countries. Character matters all right, especially if suppression of the right of expression is what we can expect from an Obama presidency.

In order to assess the character of our presidential contenders, we must decide upon an appropriate exemplar. On the democratic side of the aisle, the obvious notables are Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. Jefferson may be too far back in time to serve as our role model. Roosevelt was a patent socialist. Truman left office as one of the most unpopular of all our presidents. Lyndon Johnson gave us too many scars. Mr. Carter was a buffoon and Bill Clinton . . . well, I wonder if we aren’t just a little too tired of hearing about him. Kennedy seems to qualify as the best Democratic Party exemplar, even if he was a womanizer; no one is perfect.

In the twentieth Century, notable Republican presidents have included Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, and Ronald Reagan. Of these, Roosevelt was impetuous, Eisenhower cautious, Nixon resigned in disgrace, and Reagan was the great communicator. I therefore propose Reagan as our Republican Party exemplar.In 1961, John Kennedy issued this mandate to the American people: “And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” John Kennedy became the darling of the American people; many around the world shared this view. We called his presidency Camelot. He was young, relatively inexperienced, but he excited the people about America’s future. He believed in the rights of man, a strong national defense, and the protection of liberty throughout the world. He believed that nuclear deterrence was insufficient to maintain peaceful coexistence. He believed the United States should be a beacon of hope, and he argued for increased world trade. He sought to achieve working partnerships with other world leaders to achieve dignity, justice, and liberty for all the people of the world. He sought to attain solidarity among the western (Atlantic) nations; he refuted communism as doomed to failure. He set forth an economic policy of unshackled enterprise, industrial leadership, and vibrant capitalism. He sought to lower interest rates in order to increase the flow of money, reduced government spending, and lower taxes. He also vowed to help small businesses through government loans and fair trade policy. Mr. Kennedy was a fiscal conservative.Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat. He said, “I didn’t leave my party; my party left me.” We assume he spoke about the party of John Kennedy, a platform designed to inspire the American people to greatness. This was also the platform of Ronald Reagan. He repudiated the policy of Jimmy Carter; looking forward, he said, “Democratic politicians are without programs or ideas to reverse economic decline and despair. They are divided, leaderless, unseeing, uncomprehending, they plod on with listless offerings of pale imitations of the same policies they have pursued so long, knowing full well their futility.”

Reagan brought the American people a new pride in their country and themselves, their achievements and future possibilities. He wanted the American people to have liberty and freedom of choice, low taxes as a catalyst for economic growth. He repudiated the so-called Great Society because it created low human productivity. He fought for an expansion of private property ownership, committed himself to improved economic opportunities for black Americans, rights and equality for every minority, and equal opportunities for women. He was committed to the rights of unborn children.

Modern Democrats have turned Kennedy’s ideal upside down; now the cry is “Ask what your country can do for you.” Today’s Democrat pursues the politics of dependency, the essential breaking point between civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., and Jesse Jackson. King wanted black Americans to realize the reality of equality, while Jackson’s policies pursue racism, separatism, and demands for greater gifts from the government. King wanted black Americans judged according to their character; Jackson views character as secondary concern because the means justifies the end. King fought for unity, Jackson has dedicated his entire life to reverse-segregation.

Modern Republicans have broken faith with the American people. They broke their Contract with America. Much of what has happened since mid-2005 is the result of this failure. As a Republican, I bemoan a Democratically controlled Congress, but I realize that men such as Duke Cunningham brought it to fruition. But, before anyone starts gloating, we should note that the United States Congress today has achieved the low point of popular opinion; it cannot possibly get worse. Or, can it?

It is time to ask ourselves where Barack Obama and John McCain stand with regard to our exemplars of presidential character. We should assume that “Country First” is a sentiment that every patriotic American deeply subscribes; that all of us want to see positive changes for the future. That said, let us dispense with bumper-sticker ideology, and investigate the actual character of each candidate. Let us consider the deeds of these men rather than their words.

Before announcing his candidacy for the highest office, Barack Obama associated himself with socialist organizations, a peculiar philosophy that supports state or collective ownership of all property and the means of production. Since we achieve personal and national wealth through property and the means of production, Mr. Obama apparently believes than an egalitarian society is only possible when the state controls property and wealth. By extension, the State will distribute wealth according to its own priorities, and the State will achieve this through any number of programs, including taxation. Socialist programs relieve individuals of responsibility, for themselves, and for their families.

We see this clearly in Mr. Obama’s platform:
Economic Policy· An immediate energy rebate to American families· An expenditure of $50 billion to jumpstart the economy· Federal assistance to states and localities in education, health care, and infrastructure· Implement the Congressional housing bill through state and local spending· Federal investment in infrastructure to replenish highways and bridges· Expenditures in education to replace and repair schools· Immediate steps to stem the loss of manufacturing jobs.· Increase employment and implementing shared prosperity.· National health care initiatives

We should perhaps note at this point that governments do not create wealth, people do. Governments may facilitate productivity through sound economic policy, but they cannot interfere in a market economy without significant disruption to capitalist investment and diminishing personal and corporate income and profits. Barack Obama’s socialist platform is anathema to Kennedy’s economic philosophy, and may be unparalleled since the days of Franklin Roosevelt. Simply stated, responsible government cannot spend more than anticipated revenues, and it is contrary to American values to redistribute income in a free-market environment.

John McCain is a moderate conservative approximating John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. He believes that the Constitution of the United States limits the role of the federal government, and he strives to work with the Congress within a constitutional framework to improve government efficiency and reduce waste. Like Kennedy and Reagan, McCain believes that lower taxes improve productivity, and that reduced spending is fiscally responsible and economically necessary. While there are some things the federal government must do, other projects constitutionally fall within the purview of the 50 states. National defense and homeland security is something the federal government must do, but the central government must form partnerships with the states on other important human-services programs.

Reflected in Mr. McCain’s platform:
Economic Policy· Implement immediate transparency to the budgeting process· Evaluate and reduce spending on wasteful and inefficient programs· Empower states to improve public services· Implement meaningful (and trustworthy) oversight of government programs· Make government more efficient and responsive to citizen’s needs· Prioritize spending to improve and safeguard America’s infrastructure· Modernize Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid Programs· Restore Social Security to a sound financial basis· Expand opportunities to promote personal and industrial prosperity

Of these two men, which has the greatest character? Which of these candidates maintains faith with our founding principles of Constitutional Federalism, a steady hand on the tiller of state, while allowing individuals to choose for themselves their best course? John McCain is not a perfect man, nor is he without justifiable criticism of his previous positions; but John McCain is an open book. His service to his country and his associations has been honorable, and trustworthy.

Barack Obama has not been honest and forthright with the American people. He has hidden his past associations or played them down. He has defamed religious teaching through adherence to black separatist theology and racism, consorted with known terrorists, and enjoys the backing of organizations harmful to the interests and the people of the United States. As an advocate of socialist/Marxist ideology, Barack Obama is frankly, in our judgment, un-American. He falls far short of exemplars such as John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.Character matters because our nation is facing crises on several critical fronts. If we intend to resolve these problems, we must have the steady hand of true statesmanship. We must have in our president wisdom, experience, honesty, fidelity, and valor. Our president must be a man whose character is consistent with our Nation’s legacy of liberty and equality.

Every presidential election brings forth professional pundits who tell us that this election is the most important of our entire lifetime. This time, they could be right. Our selection of the right man will assure our children, and theirs, of a nation dedicated to individual liberty, prosperity, and the pursuit of happiness. If we choose the wrong man, we may very well witness an end to the United States as created by our forefathers. We are living in perilous times — there is no room for error in our selection of the 44th President of the United States.

On Election Day, one of these candidates will receive a majority of popular votes. In December, the Electoral College will validate the popular vote and confirm the identity of our next president. But this election is more than a referendum on the ability of the American voter to discern between two well-educated men. This election is rather a test of America’s ability to distinguish and reward personal character and to recognize integrity and statesmanship between one man who possesses these qualities and the other who does not.

We urge Americans to vote for John McCain. There simply is no other choice that is good for the American people, or our great country.

How do you tell a Communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin" — Ronald Reagan

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Noriega's Web Ads Lie As Finish Nears

Have you seen the latest youtube ad from the Noriega campaign? Rick Noriega, down double digits in the polls and only endorsed by the Houston Chronicle in his bid to unseat incumbent Senator John Cornyn, has resorted to the lowest form of campaigning.

First, Melissa Noriega was quoted whining that the national Democrat senatorial re-election committee isn't sending money to Rick Noriega's efforts. Now there is the video claiming there is some kind of tie linking Senator Cornyn to convicted felon lobbyist Jack Abramoff. This is an outright lie.

Senator John Cornyn has never met Jack Abramoff. Abramoff had vested interests in gambling casinos on the Tigua reservation. As a matter of fact, when Senator Cornyn was Attorney General of Texas, he filed suit to shut down the Tigua casino. After much investigation by the press, it was determined that there were no meetings between Attorney General Cornyn and Abramoff or his group.

Noriega's ad claims Senator Cornyn "did the bidding of a convicted felon, Jack Abramoff" and that is a lie. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee looked into the matter extensively and found no such truth.

Rick Noriega owes Senator Cornyn a public apology and retraction.

When John Cornyn campaigned for Texas Attorney General, he called for an investigation into allegations of illegal gaming activity of the Tiguas. "There should be an investigation to see if there is illegal gambling being conducted at their casinos." That a quote of Cornyn from the Houston Chronicle in October, 1998.

Attorney General Cornyn, upon being sworn in, immediately started an investigation into Tiguas. "Attorney General John Cornyn is considering possible action against the Indian casinos." That a quote from the Austin American-Statesman in January, 1999.

From the El Paso Times, July 1999 : "Texas Attorney General John Cornyn, in his first statement on Tigua gaming, said Tuesday he will pres forward "within the next month or two months" with an investigation into the legality of Speaking Rock Casino."

September 27, 1999: Attorney General Cornyn files lawsuit against Tiguas. That from Texas OAG Press Release. "This lawsuit simply seeks to enforce Texas law," Cornyn said. The suit sought a permanent injunction against the tribe's illegal activities in the Speaking Rock Casino in El Paso.

Two years later - in late 2001, Ralph Reed allegedly tipped off Abramoff which helped to grease the skids for a lucrative Indian casino client in Texas. In February 2002, as Abramoff was chasing Tigua business, Reed sent Abramoff an e-mail, complete with attached AP story, about the court decision to shut down the Tigua casino. That from National Journal, July 17, 2004.

Yes, Democrats assume the voter is stupid. Noriega falls into the same as the rest of them. He tosses in the name of Jack Abramoff since he is nationally known as a corrupt lobbyist with ties to Republicans in Washington, D.C. Abramoff had ties to Democrats, too, of course, but it was his support of Republicans that was noticed while Republicans controlled Congress.

Let's tell Rick Noriega that Texas voters aren't stupid. Demand a public apology and retraction. Texans know that John Cornyn is an honest and decent man in politics. That is precisely why he is so far up in the polls.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Use Your Brain. Vote McCain

That new slogan was chanted yesterday as Sarah Palin was speaking to another large rally in Virginia. Tito Munoz was on stage with her. You may remember Tito as the man holding the reporters at a previous rally accountable for the despicable behavior into the life of Joe the plumber.

Use your brain. Vote McCain.

Sarah Palin is hung with a noose around her neck as Halloween decoration and the Hollywood police decide it's no big deal. A woman in west Texas gives an honest opinion of which candidate she'll support in the election and she is questioned - at her home- by Secret Service agents. She made no threats, mind you, they just didn't like her 'tone'. And, what would the 'tone' of a noose be, right?

Today in Pennsylvania, as Sarah Palin spoke, protesters tried to insert themselves. They were escorted out. Funny, I never see protesters at Obama rallies. I didn't see any disrupting the rally broadcast a bit earlier than the one for Palin and McCain. The far left has no intention of allowing any speech but theirs.

Today is Pennsylvania day for both campaigns. It's a cold and rainy day there. One outdoor event had to be cancelled for the McCain campaign. It is interesting that the state - declared by the media to be solidly for Obama by a large percentage - is really very tight in the polling done by the campaigns internally. That's why Obama is there today and why he is bringing in Bill Clinton to cross the state campaigning for him. Bill Clinton. That speaks volumes.

This election is not certain by any means. The polls are all over the board and they are not accurate. Over and over, if you delve into the specifics of who is polled, the respondents are heavily Democrat. And, this time around, people are far more reluctant to give an answer and are saying they are 'undecided'. Republicans and Independents have been underrepresented. The polls had John Kerry up by double digits this time four years ago. Something to remember.

This is still a center-right country. The redistribution of wealth ideas held dear by Barack Obama and his economic advisers do not sit well with American voters. In times of financial difficulties, the very last action needed is raising taxes on small businesses and even on the vilified big businesses. Never mind that the employers are the businessmen. The Obama team continues on with the whole idea of wealth created from the bottom up. They do think you are stupid, American voter. Rational voters know where the jobs are created and who writes the checks.

A PBS interview from 2001 has surfaced with Obama, in his own words and voice, explaining his thoughts on the redistribution of wealth. He states the Supreme Court should be involved. He sees it as as "political and economic justice in society." How Marxist of him.

"I think, tragedies of the civil rights movement was, um, because the civil rights movement became so court focused I think there was a tendency to lose track of the political and community organizing and activities on the ground that are able to put together the actual coalition of powers through which you bring about redistributive change."

Continuing on with a very disturbing tactic of the Obama campaign, that is why Joe the plumber had to be destroyed by the willing participants in the media. Joe the plumber brought Obama's thoughts to the forefront and American voters stepped back and paused for a bit of reflection. Obama, with a paper thin resume, the most liberal and least experienced politician to run for President is quite able at covering up his past. No student records, no reason why he attended Occidental College for two years before going off to the Ivy League schools back east. No medical records. No photos of him smoking a politically incorrect cigarette. No release of documents from his community organizing days and his Corporate Board sitting days, except for a few to be trickled out to show a little effort to those requesting information.

And, if you question the judgement and character of a man who consistently has sought the companionship of others who condemn America instead of praising America, well, you are a racist. You are stupid. Bill Burton, spokesman for Obama, said yesterday as the tape of the redistribution of wealth interview was being made public, that Obama didn't really mean that. That is what they always say.

It is always that the audience didn't really understand what Obama said. It is always that Obama didn't know anything about the actions of the hateful mentors and advisers of his past. Voters are asked to just trust his judgement. What judgement? I keep waiting for the superior judgement of Obama to show. Where is it hiding?

There is no good judgement there. Not for the best interests of America, anyway. The best interests of his personal rise in politics, maybe. That is the story of Obama's life. Him first. The story of McCain's life? Country first.

Use your brain. Vote McCain.

Columnists Question Obama's Claims

Charlie Rose, so arrogantly intellectual in his speaking, as though it is painful for him to do so as he speaks slowly, interviewed T. Boone Pickens recently and it was shown Sunday night. The Pickens Plan has almost reached a crusade level of obsession with Pickens, admitted himself, and the story was told. In typical Democrat fashion, Rose asked Pickens, since McCain, Palin and George W. Bush say we can drill our way out of our foreign dependence, will this work? Problem with the question? Those three have said no such statement. They all three have endorsed all possible means of acquiring energy. Rose knows that but has his agenda to push. Then we are shown Pickens' visit to the Democrat Convention last August. Rose, like others in the chorus, doesn't understand that for 'change' to be successful, all political voices must be brought to the table. A Republican at the Democrat Convention? Mon Dieu!

Rose's candidate, Barack Obama, doesn't quite understand this fact, either. Obama gives lip service to reaching across the aisle, but that's not really the truth. And, unlike John McCain or Sarah Palin, or George W. Bush, Barack Obama has never, never bucked his party's leadership.

Juan Williams, on Fox News Sunday today, said of journalists swooning for Obama especially during the primary season, "what you saw was that the executive editors and the top people at the networks were all rushing to Obama events, bringing their children, celebrating it, saying they were, there's this part of history." That from

"In 1990, Obama was already enough of a celebrity - the first black president of the prestigious Harvard Law Review - for the New York publishers Simon & Schuster to offer a "six-figure contract" for a proposed autobiography." Still in law school the contract was cancelled as Obama didn't have time to do the book. When his first book was published in 1995, he was a state senator in Illinois and running for U.S. senate. He was keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention. "Yet when he arrived in Washington, the $169,300 Senator's salary was not going to be his mainstay: two weeks before he was sworn in, Crown Books announced a $1.9 three-book contract with the senator-elect." As the second book was a bestseller, and a reprint making Obama richer, Obama left his longtime book agent for Robert Barnett, "a Washington lawyer also responsible for negotiating Tony Blair's contract with Random House a year ago today. It was a move that revealed a streak of ruthless calculation that may help land Obama in the White House." That from Financial Times. Celebrity? Recognition solely on the color of his skin at Harvard Law? Ruthless? Interesting. That from a London publication. Doesn't Europe worship the Chosen One?

Additional note: Barnett's wife? Rita Braver of CBS News. Such a tight little family in Washington, D.C. Everyone is all connected - even those claiming to be candidates of change. Hey, I thought Obama was the outsider. The Chosen One wouldn't use the political insiders for gain, would he? Change?

And from north of our border comes another article about the differences of McCain versus Obama.

From David Warren, a Canadian, at Real Clear Politics : "McCain has grown in my estimation, as circumstances have changed. He has in many ways earned his maverick reputation, together with a reputation for incorruptible patriotism. He's the guy to make politically risky and potentially unpopular decisions, in face of the recessionary slide; and crucially, he's the guy to make America's most loathsome an unpredictable enemies not want to test him. In his appointment of Sarah Palin, for all the sneers of the urbane and over-educated, he has suggested a way forward in which America retrieves her "core values," which include cutting through the blather of conventional "expertise," and distinguishing right from wrong. And she can articulate what McCain mumbles."

Not a McCain fan from the past Warren goes on to compare McCain as a "man of action and accomplishment, Obama a man of "charisma" and pretty words, whose only real accomplishment has been his remarkable self-advancement." "A man who, should he win the election and serve one term, will have been President of the United States longer than he has held any steady job." That includes the two years he has been campaigning for President.

"In my world, you don't humour a politician who presents "Change," "Unity," and especially, "Hope," as hypnotic mantras, with the power of enchantment over very large crowds. And you especially don't humour such a politician at a time when both country and world are unstable, and hard decisions will have to be made."

"Deeper than this: Obama has presented himself from the start as a messianic, "transformational" leader- and thus played deceitfully with ideas that belong to religion and not politics."

In South Carolina while speaking at an evangelical congregation service - separation of church and state anyone? - during the primary season, "He finished his brief remarks by saying ,"We're going to keep on praising together. I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth." That from And, this: "According to the religion-based Web site and its "god-o-Meter" tool that measures "God-talk" in the presidential campaigns, Obama invokes religion more than any of his Democratic competitors." Wasn't it a frequent criticism of Obama and other Democrats that President Bush invokes religion too much and wears his religion on his sleeve? Surely Democrats won't approve of Obama wearing it on his sleeve, will they? Oh.

Wow. So, all the flock has to do is elect Obama and the Kingdom is here on Earth? Like the waters parting and the skies clearing? And, don't forget the most important thing - the world will love us.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Shooting at McCain

On this day, 41 years ago, John McCain was shot down over Hanoi. Today, as I watched Meet the Press, Senator McCain was shot at by Tom Brokaw.

Tom Brokaw should have remained in retirement. Once respectfully listened to and watched, now Brokaw is just another Obama cheerleader. It's sad, really. The viewer expects such treatment when tuning into MSNBC - that's what those viewers demand and certainly there is no particular sign of intelligence over there - but Brokaw had a long and distinguished career. Sure, he's as liberal leaning as the rest of the old-timers but not so rabid as the up and coming anchors. His generation made an attempt to at least act as though other ideas and thoughts were worthy of discussion.

This morning? No. If it were not for edited sound bites and ridiculing Sarah Palin, there would have been no interview at all. There was no questioning of policy. There was no 'why do you deserve to be President?' questions. No. Just heavily edited soundbites from 2000, 2002 and asking about Sarah Palin's wardrobe. So, there's McCain's reward for holding the record for the most appearances on the show over the years - distortion and no respect.

Joe Biden goes on a local news show in Florida and the anchor woman has the backbone to actually pose serious questions and the reaction from that campaign? No more interviews for your station. These questions should have been asked months ago and by the national media but that's not worshipful of the Chosen One.

The Obama campaign is going all Clinton on us. Maybe because Hillary is a Chicago native? Joe the plumber is having his personal files rifled through by someone in the government offices in Ohio. Pelosi and crew are vowing to bring up the Fairness Doctrine and Obama supports it. Local tv anchors are chastised for doing their job and denied any further access.

Obama speed races to the center of political thought after securing the Democrat nomination. No questioning of that, though he has absolutely no record of being anywhere near a centrist. His transition team is headed up by John Podesta - of Clinton dirty tricks fame including the 527's he's headed up - and we are to believe Obama is fresh, a man ready to work with everyone. We're told he has the demeanor for the office. I would argue he is cold and distant. He chooses to vote 'present' instead of taking a stand whenever possible, so it will be interesting to see his decision making process, should he be the victor.

From Rich Lowry at National Review online: "Overall, John McCain's proposal cuts taxes more than Obama for typical families. But Obama sounds more zealous about middle-class tax cuts. On social issues, Obama says he opposes gay marriage. Never mind that he supports repealing the Defense of Marriage Act. He says he supports reducing the abortion rate. Never mind that he supports taxpayer funding of abortion." On and on. You'll remember, in scenario, Obama referred to an unexpected, unwanted pregnancy of a daughter of his as "punishment".

Carter and Clinton, the only two Democrats to win the Presidency in the past 10 presidential elections, were both Southern moderates. Carter was more liberal than he projected himself and he was totally inept. Clinton was more moderate as a tool to pass legislation, out of necessity not principle, but even he let the Democrat controlled Congress move him to the far left and that is why the Republicans came into power in 1994. Obama, unwilling ever to stand up to the leadership of his party, will surely do the same. The difference is that when Clinton took office, the economy was already bouncing back from a very mild downturn, though Clinton ran as the economy being the main issue. If Obama is put into office, the economy is completely different and the consequences will be devastating to small business and middle class workers. And consumers.

There are no fresh, new and exciting faces in the scores of Obama advisers. All recycled Clinton and Carter people. There is no indication that he will be any different than the run of the mill leftist. Barney Frank has already said taxes will be raised. On everyone. Already we are told the military budget will be cut 25%. And, by the way? Thanks for publicly briefing our enemies of that policy shift.

Obama is not a man who knows himself. He is still in the habit of trying to mold himself to whatever the environment demands. He has consistently gone with the most radical of associates, mentors and advisers. He is written up as the most liberal in the Senate, according to voting records, and Biden is third. Biden is his choice to beef up his non-existent foreign policy knowledge, yet Biden has time and time again been on the wrong side of history. Plus, Biden simply can't keep a thought to himself, which makes top level briefings dicey at best in today's world.

Doesn't it send a red flag of warning that Obama is never supported by regular people from his past? Former associates at the law firm? Former classmates? Neighbors - other than William Ayers and Tony Rezko? Anyone? Why is his past history stonewalled at every junction? His college transcripts, medical records, even his original birth certificate. What's he hiding? And, why?

To those voting with a clear head and willing to put the country first, over self interests:
"This is the lesson: never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." - Winston Churchill

A quote worth repeating.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Exploring Constitutional Rights

I was listening to a very smart woman on the radio as I ran errands this morning. She's a Civil Rights and Constitutional attorney. She is, as Joe Biden would say of this young black woman, "so articulate". I assume she is also clean, Joe. She spoke of being fiscally conservative and morally conservative. It was the fiscally conservative part that interested me today.

She's not an Obama supporter, so I hope Michelle Obama doesn't listen to her show. Michelle would call her up and lecture her on loyalty. All about race for the bi-racial candidate.

One caller to her radio show spoke of voting a straight ticket. She chided him, gently, saying it is impossible to believe that one party is worthy of every single vote from any party member. One Obama supporter called in and said he wants free health care. Another called and thanked her for being a breath of fresh air as far as constitutional integrity was concerned. She spoke of the rise of socialism in our country - not just the current financial crisis but of the rise of the far left in this country demanding 'change' which America has never benefited from historically.

She spoke of the constitutional guarantees to American citizens: There are only three. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. We are a country who values life. We are a free country and the single most important task for the Commander-in-Chief is to keep the homeland safe. The pursuit of happiness is just that. Not the certainty of happiness for all.

All the other 'rights' for Americans have come in the form of constitutional amendments: the right to vote for women, for blacks, the right to bear arms, freedom of speech, etc.

One issue she was passionate about is that there is no constitutional right to health care. Government issued health care doesn't work well - look at Medicaid and the problems those relying on it have - and a full scale universal kind of health care will not be anything but disaster for our economy either. Look at Great Britain. As the economy there continues to tighten, the Brits have even resorted to declaring after a certain age - decided by government workers - a citizen isn't entitled to a necessary transplant or other expensive treatment avenue. Think about that.

Why do Canadians come here for health care? How about Mexicans? Or the European elite who can afford the trip and private care? We have the best medical care in the world. No question. Our health care crisis is in the form of health insurance availability, not health care. A market driven solution is the best to increase availability, through transparency, through transferability, through the ability to go across state lines to get coverage.

Recently, only about seven months ago, the state of Hawaii implemented mandatory state coverage for all children. Sounds noble, right? Who doesn't think all children deserve health care availability? Problem was that since it was available through the state, parents opted out of coverage through employers and personal policies which required co-payments of premiums. So, now the state is no longer able to afford the universal state coverage.

What is the surprise here? There is none to a thinking person. Who would pay for a premium if it was guaranteed somewhere else to be free? Hawaii has a Republican woman governor. Surprise you?

The government doesn't create jobs. The government is a huge bureaucratic nightmare. It is not efficient and is incapable of operating outside of a one-size-fits-all mindset. The problems arise because no family fits that description for health care insurance needs or anything else for that matter.

We can thank FDR and LBJ for much of today's self centered expectations of American voters. Those in our country who live by the gimme gimme mindset. I want it so I'm entitled to have it. Right now. Hoover raised taxes bringing on the Great Depression. FDR extended himself additional presidential terms in his zeal to rule the country. Social programs galore, keeping the citizens dependent and loyal. LBJ decided the way to changing human behavior was through government mandates. The results of all this? The ninth ward of New Orleans. The south side of Chicago. Harlem. East L.A. Lots of examples out there.

Thanks to the leadership of politicians like Newt Gingrich, welfare was finally changed for the better. But only after 2 vetoes from President Clinton and hysterics from Hillary and her supporters. A balanced budget was required thanks to Newt Gingrich, too. Clinton likes to take the credit - he was President - but it was only because it was demanded by Congress and he eventually had to accept the legislation, after refusing vehemently for months and months.

How many candidates have made promises of more government giveaways only to not keep the promises once the reality of budgets became apparent? I would argue that it is not patriotic to pay more taxes - it is patriotic to take responsibility for yourself and your family. Less government, not more, creates more individual freedom.

Yes, a safety net is necessary for those unable to care for themselves. No one wants the physically disabled, the mentally disabled, those least able to care for themselves to suffer. Government has a moral responsibility to help those citizens. But, it is not a constitutional responsibility.

For more 'rights', the constitutional amendment process is available.

Friday, October 24, 2008

How Stupid Are You?

Yes, American voter, they do think you are stupid. Those in the media think you are stupid and will say and print anything this election cycle to get their candidate of choice into the White House and all the Democrat leadership in the House and Senate re-elected so that there is a no holds barred far left agenda on the rampage in Washington for at least four years, maybe for eight years.

Did that get your attention? No checks and balances whatsoever. For the past two years, Democrats have controlled the House and the Senate. So very little has been productively accomplished that now the poll numbers have seen all time lows for them - even lower than the very unpopular sitting president.

Barack Obama certainly thinks the American voter is very easily controlled by pretty speeches and nonsensical slogans to be chanted. It's all in the playbook of which his career was launched in politics. Michelle Obama is a racist black woman with a huge chip on her shoulder. She was raised in the church of Jeremiah Wright on the south side of Chicago and thinks America is mean. She is only now "really" proud of America because her husband is doing so well in this campaign. If you are a black voter, you better vote for her bi-racial husband or you are not a loyal person. Joe Biden thinks you are stupid. He 'guarantees' an international crisis that will test Barack Obama, the least experienced candidate to run for president in decades, and then says, don't worry, just trust them. Oprah thinks you are stupid and she has the book sales to prove it. All Oprah has to do is put a stamp of approval on something - whether it is a book or a Presidential candidate - and the sheep from the suburbs are all over it. They will eat up the 30 minute production she is producing for Barack paid for by those suburban dollars.


While the Democrats are doing their best to convince the American voter that the individual dream is gone and the time is now for redistribution of wealth and mandated public service, those who come forward to question the rise of socialism are slapped around by the candidate and his willing minions in the media. Don't question the message, kill the messenger. How progressive.

Sarah Palin emerges as a fresh face of the conservative right. She's chosen as a good balance for the McCain ticket - to ease the concerns of those nervous that McCain is a moderate who reaches across the aisle to produce results. If Sarah Palin was a woman Democrat, she would be a modern day hero. But, Sarah Palin is a Republican and that will not stand. She's way out of the mainstream, she didn't abort a disabled baby, she believes in family values even if it means standing by a pregnant 17 year old daughter as the world watches, she listens to all of her constituents, and most importantly, she asks questions.

The number of vicious lies about Palin is astounding, for the short time she has been on the national scene. Book banner? No. She asked questions about books some of her fellow Alaskan parents were concerned with, and even about the practice of banning books but she didn't actually do it. Her parents are teachers and she certainly knows banning books is not an exercise in academic freedom. But she asked questions, so she must be up to something.

Recently, after hordes of reporters were dispatched to the state of Alaska to dig in trash bins and snoop under every rock for the sole purpose of bringing Sarah Palin down, a reporter on CNN did a story on Todd Palin's membership in the Alaskan Independence Party. A member for seven years and not active in the movement, Rick Sanchez felt the need to do a breathless breaking news kind of hit piece that left even a reporter from the L.A. Times shaking his head. Sanchez, prima donna drama queen extraordinaire, put on his serious reporting voice and used the banner "The Palins and the Fringe" across the bottom of the screen as he bashed away.

The L.A. Times reporter, James Rainey, said absolutely no revelations were produced. He called the piece "reheated, overwrought and misleading" as Sanchez tried to connect dots that were not there. Sarah Palin has never been a member of the group. Todd Palin was a member for a few years but not active. In Alaska, this is not a 'fringe' group. The group encompasses those simply wanting to encourage state rights to those who really do want to leave to be on their own.

Oh, you mean like those in Vermont who wanted to do the same thing because they were deranged with Bush hatred?

Alaska had a governor from that party as recently as 1990.

Sanchez, though, was determined to even forge a link between people in the AIP to Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing. Unbelievable. "Are members of the Alaska Independence Party similar to the group that blew up the Murrah building?" Sanchez asked reporter David Neiwert.

Barack Obama wears suits that cost $1500 each. Do you care? I don't. He recently bought five more of them - three in gray, two in blue - in Chicago. Do you care if his campaign paid for them? I don't. Do you care that Sarah Palin and her family have been clothed by the monies of the RNC? I don't. We are told that the clothes will be given to charity when the campaign is over. Again. Don't care.

To read the frothing press, Sarah Palin's wardrobe, along with her hair products and makeup, are the most important issue of the day. How terribly evolved of them. Really? Wardrobe? Hillary was bashed for wearing pantsuits all the time. She doesn't have very attractive legs, what's the big deal? Her pantsuits were big name designer, as well as her shoes and bags. When did a Clinton ever pay for anything out of his/her own pocket?

Can you imagine the articles if Sarah Palin dressed as she does in Alaska, in far more casual attire? Do you remember the snotty articles out of Washington, D.C. when Laura Bush arrived and her suits made for her by a designer in Dallas just were not sophisticated enough? It's crazy but it's there. Remember the ink used to spread the kudos for Jackie Kennedy's designer duds but to lambast Nancy Reagan for her gowns? Hmm. What would be the difference, I ponder?

Here's a suggestion: Let's applaud Joe the plumber for asking a question of an uninvited guest in his neighborhood asking for his vote. Let's applaud Tito Munoz. Who? Tito is my new hero out there on the campaign trail. Tito Munoz yelled at a group of reporters in Virginia the other day, "Why the hell are you going after Joe the plumber?" "Joe the plumber has an idea. He has a future. He wants to be something else. Why is that wrong? Everything is possible in America. I made it. Joe the plumber could make it even better than me...I was born in Columbia, but I was made in the U.S.A."

See, Joe the plumber knows socialism when he hears it. He isn't stupid. He knows that while Obama lies that 95% of Americans will receive a tax break when he's in office, that 40% of Americans don't even pay federal income tax. Obama just wants to cut those folks a check. That's called welfare. That's not a tax cut. And, unlike Joe Biden, Joe the plumber doesn't associate patriotism with paying taxes.

From Jonah Goldberg's column online at National Review: "It's funny. When PBS's Gwen Ifill had a straightforward conflict of interest - her forthcoming book hinges on an Obama presidency - that should have prevented her from moderating the VP debate, she and her fellow journalists tittered at the critics. All that matters, Ifill and company insisted, are the answers, not the questioner. That's apparently the standard for people like Gwen the Journalist. But if Joe the Plumber gets revealing but embarrassing answers out of the media's preferred candidate, suddenly the questioner matters more than the answer. And he must be punished."

So, how stupid are you?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cornyn Leads Noriega With Wide Margin

According to the latest findings from the Rasmussen poll, released this morning, Senator John Cornyn is leading challenger Rick Noriega by a comfortable margin of 15 points. Rasmussen finds the results to be Cornyn 55%, Noriega 40%.

It is more and more evident that, across the state, the people are speaking in favor of Senator Cornyn's re-election. He handily won both televised debates with Noriega and reminded the viewers of reasons to vote for his re-election.

Senator Cornyn reminded the viewers of a political stunt perpetuated in the State House not so long ago, when the Democrats left the state and went to hotel rooms in Oklahoma in a temper tantrum. Yes, the Democrats in the Texas legislature left the chambers in Austin and fled to Oklahoma rather than work with Republicans and put forth legislation on the agenda. Rick Noriega was a willing participant in this temper tantrum. Adults, elected by the people of Texas, behaving as children on the dime of the taxpayer.

Texas deserves better than the type of judgement shown by Rick Noriega. Yesterday, the Houston Chronicle endorsed Rick Noriega. That is the only newspaper endorsement of Noriega throughout the state. It is clear evidence that the new leadership of the newspaper, which also endorsed Barack Obama for President, has moved the newspaper editorial board to the biased left. Obama is only the second Democrat endorsed by the Chronicle, going back to the days of Eisenhower, with LBJ being the other endorsed Democrat. LBJ is understandable - a native son of Texas and powerful Democrat in the leadership in Washington, D.C. when Democrats ruled for so long. There is new leadership at the newspaper now and the editorial leanings of the board have left the newspaper with declining subscriptions and advertisers.

It does not surprise me that the endorsement was for Noriega. I didn't think the newspaper would be honest in the Senatorial endorsement, especially with Noriega's wife now on the Houston City Council. The endorsement is very disappointing.

The people will speak with their votes. Rasmussen Markets data gives Cornyn an 89.7% chance of re-election. The same report shows Governor Rick Perry with a good to excellent chance of re-election and John McCain with a solid 10 point lead over Barack Obama.

Texas is still strongly in the red state column. Texas is served well by Senator Cornyn.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Media Double Standards to Elect Obama

"That's right", said the CNN interviewer to Gov. Sarah Palin. She was stating the fact that if she was the VP candidate that 'guaranteed' an international crisis within the first six months of their new administration, she'd have been skewered all over the media. But Joe Biden says it? CNN and others bring on Maddie Albright and she confirms his dangerous provocations to the international community. No double standard there.

If Joe Biden was brought on the Obama ticket to bolster up the non-existent resume of qualifications to be President of the United States of the candidate, as an 'expert' on foreign policy in the Senate, why do these gaffes keep coming? And, Joe Biden has been consistently proven to be on the wrong side of history throughout his political career. That continues to be overlooked by the slobbering press. "Quite frankly, I don't understand what all the fuss is about", Bill Richardson said on Fox News Channel. Well, Richardson speaks volumes there. They simply don't get it at all.

Four previous Secretaries of State endorse John McCain? Crickets are chirping, the press is so silent. Colin Powell endorses Obama on his free campaign stump speech for the first 30 minutes of Meet the Press? Oh, what a wonderful and thoughtful man Powell is to do such a thing with the help of NBC News. Did Brokaw question his motive or ask his opinion of endorsements of other Secretaries of State? No. And the treatment of Democrats endorsing John McCain on the principles of a strong national defense - such as Senator Joe Lieberman? He's all but drummed out of his party. No double standard there from the progressive party.

The Military Times produced results of a poll taken at the end of September showing a clear preference for Senator John McCain in all categories, except for the military members who self-identify as Black/African-American. This group was the only one to go for Obama and it was 79% Obama, 12% McCain, 5% undecided, 4% declined to answer. In previous elections, including the election in 2004, about 50% of Black/African -American respondents stated a preference for the Democrat candidate. Further proof that by saying the black population in American votes as a block for Democrats is truth. It's not a racist claim as some would have you believe. It's a racist attitude by blacks when voting.

More examples of The Military Times? For all respondents: 68% McCain, 23% Obama. White/Non-Hispanic: 76% McCain, 17% Obama. Hispanic or Latino: 63% McCain, 27% Obama. Other Race Specified: 58% McCain, 30% Obama.

I use those numbers since the Obama campaign has made this election all about the race of their candidate, the bi-racial Senator from Illinois via Hawaii, Indonesia, California, and New York. Remember at the beginning of this campaign when the Democrats were demanding an investigation of John McCain's birth certification authenticity and his eligibility as a child of a military officer born in Panama? Remember Obama, after laying low for a bit, came out and said it wasn't an issue to him? Did you think then that this was a strange move from a candidate that encourages the worst to come from his supporters against his opponent? Maybe since he knew eventually that his own birth certificate would be a campaign issue made a difference. Now, if only there was a journalist reporting on the lawsuits and the current investigation going on in Hawaii - where he just happens to be today and tomorrow to visit an ailing grandmother. But, then we wouldn't have the double standard.

Besides, 'news' organizations have all those reporters tied up in Alaska, busy digging through the trash cans of the Palin family.

Go to and read a very refreshing article written by a Democrat, Mormon and opinion column writer. He will shine a glimmer of hope for you that maybe somewhere out there some real journalists may be shamed into coming forward. Not in time to salvage this campaign and the allegiance of the media to the Chosen One, but maybe in the future. (h/t Maggie's Farm)

The author of the piece, Orson Scott Card, honestly points out to the failures of what today goes for journalism. He points to the current financial mess, for example, that traces directly back to the late 1990's and the Democrats on Capitol Hill, yet to hear the media it is all the fault of Republicans and John McCain's campaign suffers after rising just before the blowout. He goes into depth in his explanation.

"If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth - even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate."

"Barack Obama is just another politician, and not a very wise one. He has revealed his ignorance and naivete time after time - and you have swept it under the rug, treated it as nothing."

"Meanwhile, you have participated in the borking of Sarah Palin, reporting savage attacks on her for the pregnancy of her unmarried daughter - while you ignored the story of John Edwards's own adultery for many months."

"It's not too late. You know that if the situation were reversed, and the truth would damage McCain and help Obama, you would be moving heaven and earth to get the true story out there. If you want to redeem your honor, you will swallow hard and make a fist of all the stories you would print if it were McCain who had been getting money from Fannie Mae, McCain whose campaign had consulted with its discredited former CEO, McCain who had voted against tightening its lending practices."

"If you do not tell the truth about the Democrats - including Barack Obama - and do so with the same energy you would use if the miscreants were Republicans - then you are not journalists by any standard."

"You're just the public relations machine of the Democratic Party, and it's time you were all fired and real journalists brought in, so that we can actually have a news paper in our city."

And, where's the honesty in the media that continues to run stump speeches by Obama as he lies about the health care plans of John McCain? Obama lies that John McCain wants cuts in benefits and eligibility of Medicare. Flat out lies about McCain's policy. Fact ( which tries to be an unbiased as possible, though 100% success is not attainable with mere humans making judgement), calls the claim Not True.

Double standards.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog Burst '08

An Enigma Named Barack by L. A. Sunset

We The People, in order to preserve a more balanced reality, are committed to learning the truth and uncovering the obscurity of a presidential candidate; a man long cloaked in a mysterious veil, and one that we presume hides the truth and distorts the true man who is Barack Obama.

Our opposition to Mr. Obama is not a factor of race, ethnic identity, nor even his place of domicile (i.e., Chicago); it is rather about his past associations, his character, his judgment, and his vision for the future of the United States of America. We believe that these are valid questions and concerns, that the American press has failed to address them in an honest and forthright manner, and that the American people have the right to know the answers to several questions.

Despite rhetoric designed to mislead and misinform the American voter, such as that Barack Obama is a political centrist; that he sincerely wants to change politics inside the beltway; and/or there is hope for a new day under an Obama administration, the issue of his past associations, statements, and activities demand greater scrutiny. We have learned that Mr. Obama’s associations have deep roots within the modern socialist movement, black separatist theology, known ties to anti-Jewish/Pro-Muslim persons, and Chicago-styled machine-politics. We believe that when combined these radical elements present a clear and present danger to American social tradition and every citizen’s quest for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

The “A” list of Mr. Obama’s associates includes (but is not limited to):

William Ayers, an unrepentant terrorist, who by his own admission assures us that he did not participate in enough acts of terror to advance his cause properly, has achieve national attention.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, whose vile condemnations of “white America” entertained Mr. Obama for twenty years.

Rev. Louis Farrakhan (born: Louis Eugene Walcott) who, as the leader of the Nation of Islam is a racist, a black separatist, a homophobe, and an anti-Semite.

Barack Obama joined with Louis Farrakhan and Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi supporting Raila Odinga in his bid to become president of Kenya. Odinga’s political defeat resulted in Muslim violence, burning churches, murdering 1,000 anti-Odinga voters, and renewed demands for the imposition of Shari’ah Law.Abongo (Roy) Obama, the brother of Barack, is a former Christian now radical Muslim convert, supporter of Cousin Raila Odinga. Roy Obama wants to institute Shari’ah law, wants Barack Obama to convert back to Islam and, as an American president, adopt anti-Israeli policies.

Moussa Marzook is a member of Hamas and author of the Hamas Manifesto, first published in the Los Angeles Times and later reprinted and sold by Jeremiah Wright from the vestibule of Trinity United Church of Christ. Mr. Marzook was indicted by the United States government on issues relating to foreign terrorist activities inside the United States of America. Hamas endorsed Barack Obama for the American presidency in April 2008.

Tony Rezko gave financial backing to Barack Obama early in his to-date short-lived political career. Even though Mr. Obama plays down the association with Mr. Rezko, it is difficult to ignore that the facts prove differently. (See also: Allison Davis, below)

Nadhmi Auchi is linked to Barack Obama through Tony Rezko. He is an Iraqi born billionaire who the U. S. government claims operated as a bagman for Saddam Hussein. He is a London-based financier, one of the world’s richest men. In 2003, he was convicted of fraud involving the “Elf Affair,” Europe’s largest scandal since the end of World War II.

Allison Davis, former employer of Barack Obama, who later closed his law firm and became a partner of Tony Rezko. Davis assigned Mr. Obama to legal work on behalf of Mr. Rezko.

Rev. James T. Meeks, whom Barack Obama regularly sought for counseling, who served as an Obama delegate at the Democratic Convention and is a long-time political ally, who aided Obama as an influential black supporter, received funding from Tony Rezko. Meeks is known for anti-Jewish and homophobic rhetoric.

Rashid Khalidi, along with William Ayers and Barack Obama, is a former professor at Chicago University. He directs the Palestine Press Agency in Beirut, is an agent of the Arab American Action Network, and according to a top official of former-President George H. W. Bush and a former CIA intelligence officer, former Weather Underground leader William Ayers funneled money to Khalidi, who maintains ties with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Khalidi also received $70,000 from the Woods Fund, and held fund-raising events in his home on behalf of Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is a former director of The Woods Fund, a non-profit organization that, in addition to its interests in “giving a voice to less advantaged people,” helped funnel money to Rashid Khalidi for the Arab American Action Network, which presumably includes Palestinian interests within the United States. The Woods Fund also helps to finance “community organizing, and public policy.”

Created in 1995 to help raise funds to reform Chicago public schools, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge involved William Ayers as a leading founder, who in turn appointed Barack Obama to its board of directors. Mr. Obama served on the board forsix years. According to investigative journalist Stanley Kurtz, writing for the Wall Street Journal, reforming Chicago public schools is a bit misleading: it was a program designed to radicalize students more than it was to educate them. According to Ayers, “Teachers should be community organizers, dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression.”

Astute Bloggers has illustrated additional past associations; it is a well-researched expose providing a clear view of what lays just beneath the surface of Obama’s deception. We understand why Mr. Obama would want to play down these associations; we do not understand why the American news media would assist him in doing so. Nevertheless, Astute Bloggers lifts the veil on two well-known groups: The New Party, and the Chicago Democrat Socialists of America. Let's take a closer look.

The New Party is an obscure, lesser-known political group. It practices a political strategy called electoral fusion, which entails placing a political candidate on several lines of the same ballot. An example of how electoral fusion works is located at this page; look for the lead “Vote your values,” two-thirds of the way down on the right-hand side of the page. Once a candidate receives the support of Democratic kingmakers, and if the New Party feels the candidate will serve their socialist cause, they will add the candidate's name more than once in order to gain votes that are more popular.

From the above link:
The New Party is an umbrella organization for grassroots political groups working to break the stranglehold that corporate money and corporate media have over our political process.

Our current work and long-term strategy is to change states' election rules to allow fusion voting - a method of voting that allows minor parties to have their own ballot line with which they can either endorse their own candidates or endorse the candidates of other parties. Through fusion, minor parties don't have to always compete in the winner-take-all two party system and can avoid "spoiling" - throwing an election to the most conservative candidate by splitting the votes that might go to two more progressive candidates (ours and another party's).

Not surprisingly, “community organizing” is the bedrock of The New Party; socialist progressivism is their ideology. The Chicago chapter maintains a close relationship to the Associations of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

According to this 1996 publication, Barack Obama is clearly affiliated with The New Party
Illinois: Three NP-members won Democratic primaries last spring and face off against Republican opponents on Election Day: Danny Davis (U.S. House), Barack Obama (State Senate), and Patricia Martin (Cook County Judiciary).

Note: Readers familiar with Chicago politics will recognize the names of former Chicago mayor Danny Davis on that list also.
From this evidence, we begin to understand the role electoral fusion played in Mr. Obama’s rapid rise to political power.

Chicago Democrat Socialists of America pursues socio-political programs implied by the title of their organization, but even this organization is more than meets the eye. Cornel West, while serving as an Honorary Chair to Chicago DSA penned a remarkably revealing essay entitled Toward a Socialist Theory of Racism. Chicago DSA and Dr. West were particularly interested in Barack Obama because of his New Party affiliation, his success in running for State senator, and the strategies he employed, to wit: “Barack Obama, victor in the 13th State Senate District, encouraged NPers to join in his task forces on Voter Education and Voter Registration.”

Well, so what if Barack Obama peaks the interest of the Chicago DSA? It is important because no one backs a dark-horse candidate unless there is a chance he will win, and/or there is a reasonable expectation for a return of political capital. In an article entitled, The End of Liberalism socialist author Daniel Cantor wrote, “A massive Times-Mirror poll registered 53% of the public in favor of a ‘major third party,’ so there's no doubt that the soil is fertile. Among the hopeful contenders is the ‘New Party,’ one of a handful of newly forming independent, progressive parties in the country. New Party chapters have backed 93 candidates in nine states over the last eighteen months and won 62 elections.” An index of New Party political propaganda is available, here.

Daniel Cantor, of course, is the executive director of New York’s Working Families Party, another socialist group with chapters in Connecticut and Oregon. He urges socialists, “Vote Your Values.” This would appear to be good advice for everyone with values.

John Nichols writes for The Nation, a politically progressive publication. Nichols is a well-established writer, perhaps best known for ad nausium demands for the impeachment of George W. Bush for war crimes and other frivolous reasons; so much for his credibility.

Taken by themselves, none of these concerns will alter the course of human history. After all, as Americans, we encourage political and social discourse; we value the right of everyone to express an opinion, no matter how insane that opinion may be, and all of us have the right to associate with anyone we choose. Yet it is instructive to note that socialist radicals have completely infiltrated the Democratic Party, and we need no further proof than the inane rhetoric emanating from every Democrat in the House and Senate. The concern expressed in this essay is not that other ideas are unworthy of debate; it is rather that Barack Obama freely decided to associate with dangerously radical and disreputable influences and he now seeks to hide those associations.

Why would he do that? Barack Obama wants to become our next president; he knows that most Americans repudiate Marxist/socialist ideology; he is aware that if most voters begin to see the real Barack Obama, John McCain will win the election. But we believe that Barack Obama has been dishonest with American voters who are capable of thinking. We believe he has taken advantage of Americans voters who are incapable of thinking. We believe that if Mr. Obama stepped up to a microphone and told us what he really believes, he would be lucky to win the post of an Animal Control Specialist.

Honesty, truthfulness, clarity, judgment, motivation, patriotism, and common sense are all important attributes for the office of the President of the United States. We do not believe that Barack Obama has any of these qualities. And, if Mr. Barack Obama has been less than truthful about his associations, what makes anyone think we can trust his campaign promises, his vision for America? The fact is that every man is free to associate with whomever he pleases; but this does not protect any man from judgments about those associations. We believe that the sheer weight of Mr. Obama’s involvement with questionable individuals and organizations will lead a reasonable person to query both his judgment and motivation for nefarious associations.

We the People of the United States, who are also a loose confederation of bloggers, categorically reject Barack Obama for president. He is a radical socialist, he is a black separatist, a racist, he harbors pro-Muslim/Anti-Jewish sentiments and associates, he identifies with homophobes, convicted swindlers, known terrorists, creative financiers, and he has already signaled his willingness to sacrifice National Security for a dialogue with Muslim fanatics.

We cannot vote for this man. We urge you to join us in defeating Barack Obama. So say us one, so say us all.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Obama Truthiness in Unguarded Moments

Barack Obama leaves campaign trail to visit his ill grandmother in Hawaii on the same day the fourth lawsuit is filed over producing his true birth certificate - in Hawaii. Hmm. Coincidence? He threw his granny under the bus earlier in the campaign during the so-called race speech in Philadelphia as he called her a typical white woman, so who knows.

Maybe he went to visit the memorial at Pearl Harbor to shore up some knowledge on any potential attacks on our country, should he be sworn in as President and Commander-in-Chief. Joe Biden, gaffe machine extraordinaire, said at a Seattle fundraiser Sunday, "Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy." That was reported by ABC News.

Jennifer Rubin at Commentary said "This is material for an ad that's a lot more credible than Hillary Clinton's '3 a.m.' ad," observes Rubin. "That one came from his arguably frantic opponent-this one is from his running mate."

Where's the proof that Obama is brilliant, anyway? Where are his college transcripts? It was assumed by the press that John Kerry was so brilliant last election cycle but turned out his GPA was lower than George W. Bush's at Yale, so that had to go. Obama went to Occidential College for two years before going to the Ivy League. Why? Just asking.

And, JFK failed miserably when tested by the Soviets. It's interesting that Colin Powell is lamely trying to salvage his political legacy by falsely claiming the Republican party is narrowing. He is free to make any justifications he wishes to go to bat for Barry. But, by the very fact that a moderate Republican who works with both sides of the aisles while maintaining basic conservative philosophy is the party's nominee - instead of, say, Mike Huckabee, - shows the folly of Powell's logic. Powell was brought into the limelight of Washington politics during the Reagan administration. Reagan the sainted conservative. Then on to the moderate G.H.W. Bush. Then conservative G.W. Bush. It's not a sin to be in love with the swell social scene, of being an insider in our nation's capitol. Just be honest for a change.

Powell bashes Gov. Palin, whom he has never even met. She went on SNL Saturday and received the highest show ratings since 1994. Of Powell, it was noted by Elizabeth Bumiller of the NYT, "It was not only an embrace of a presidential candidate from the other party, but also an effort to reshape a legacy that he considers tainted by his service under President Bush."

And, don't forget Powell's complacency in trusting Richard Armitage as his Chief of Staff as Armitage - a known Washington cocktail party gossip - outed Valerie Plame and allowed Scooter Libby to take the fall for that indescetion. Stellar character there, from both of those men.

Do you really think Colin Powell would have been fawned over by Tom Brokaw for 30 minutes on Meet the Press if he was endorsing John McCain? This is a nasty campaign but no more so than previous campaigns. For the Obama swooners to berate the McCain campaign as nasty is laughable. Obama and his minions began the gutter fights. They willingly allowed the likes of Moveon to begin the onset of the nasty ads on television.

Obama is known now as not trustworthy when it comes to giving his word on something. He went back on his word last year to John McCain, as it was, in a bi-partisan group working on legislation. We know, of course, Obama doesn't work in a bi-partisan way. He only says he does. Obama went back on his word to do town hall meetings with John McCain. We now know why. He needs his teleprompter or else he stammers. Ah, ah, um. And, most telling of Obama's character, he went back on his signature committing himself to public matching funds. He realized he'd raise more on his own and despite vowing to talk to John McCain about it, he didn't and went back on his word.

Makes you wonder about other things we don't know. He is still having to defend his own birth certificate. It is only now coming out that he was adopted by his Indonesian step-father and yet he runs from any Muslim history of his own. It's there and it's also there that he is now a Christian. What's so bad that he doesn't openly pursue Muslim American support? Why is it considered taboo to say his full name outloud?

It's ok, though, for Obama supporters like CNN to do expose pieces on the ancestry of John McCain. Just today there was a story on the 'black McCain's', those whose ancestors were slaves of the McCain family in another century. They still use the name. Does this make John McCain a racist if Obama is not to be considered Muslim? Just asking. I should just be used to the double standard. Wonder if there was any mention of the adopted daughter of the McCain's - she a beautiful young woman of color. No, no. Today's theme was racist pasts. And, that term is only for Republicans. And, white people.

For those tsk-tsking guilt by association - does that include McCain's ancestors generations ago? Or only for Obama's radical associations?

And, poor Joe the plumber. The candidate of hope and change really doesn't like having to state his economic philosophy. The candidate who was claiming to be for the regular guy. The post-racial, post-partisan candidate is fibbing again. And, the politics of the south side of Chicago went into full gear immediately trashing this guy. The press was giddy and happy to comply.

Joe's a regular guy. No license? So? He still works as a plumber under the license of his boss. Common. Joe's a single dad to a 13 year old daughter. I hope he protects her facebook account, if she has one, better than the friends of Bridget McCain's were protected from reporters from the NYT.

Joe goes by his middle name? So? My father did, too. Joe the plumber asked a question of an opportunist politician, looking for photo ops in a working class neighborhood in Ohio, a swing state with those bitter Americans clinging to their guns and religion. Obama went to his neighborhood. Obama went and knocked on Joe's door. So, Joe asked him a question that matters to him, as he has a dream of buying the plumbing business from his boss. The Obama campaign calls it a fantasy.

Regular Americans call it a dream. The American Dream. Joe the plumber hasn't caught the breaks from affirmative action. He just wants to own his own business and be able to pay his taxes. Obama is a socialist. He finally admitted it. He wants to redistribute Joe's 'wealth'.