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