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.


Anonymous said...

Obama is going to be the next President of the United States and you hypocritical Repubs with your so-called "family values" better get used to it.

Jennifer said...

For the record, anonymous - nameless, faceless commenters - aren't worth the trouble it takes to delete their idiocy. If they have something to say, they shouldn't be spineless about it.

But anyway...

I put in for a vacation day November 4th the day after Obama won the primary. It's hardly a novel concept. Where do you think all the volunteers come from who make the day possible, from the polling places to the election officials? They are all hard working Americans who took time off of work to help the process happen.

In fact, I've done it for every election of the past 15 years. Seems an odd thing to ridicule.

Kris, in New England said...

Jennifer: polling places are open at 7:00am and stay open long after most people get out of work or school. There is plenty of opportunity to vote without taking a vacation day.

But that's not the point here. Obama is encouraging people to stay home and vote. Why? It's irresponsible of him - it's encouraging people to abdicate their responsibilities for a day to bow down at The One's feet. People who volunteer to work on election day have committed their day to the effort. Not the 5 minutes it takes to vote.

Yeah, the LA Times has the video but refuses to release it. Clear evidence of journalistic bias, not that I'm surprised.

People who vote for Obama will be surprised by his policies if he is elected. He's a socialist and he'll take from those who have and give it to those who don't - even if those who don't, don't care to have anything at all.

Hang onto your wallets folks - and Obama presidency will make for a 4-year long bumpy night.

Karen said...

Good for you. I'm hardly ridiculing people for taking a benefit that many don't have and doing community service. I do service regularly thru many avenues and don't feel the need to congratulate myself.

Karen said...

The polls show that no one knows what will happen, but internal polling of the campaigns are quite telling from what I've heard. It will be a very interesting night next week.

Anonymous said...

Great article, Karen. I would only add that anon's moronic comment, to wit: "with your so-called family values," reveals more about the left than anything I could ever write.

Semper Fi

Jennifer said...

Kris, he's not asking people to take the day off to vote. He's asking people to take the day off to help get out the vote. To volunteer. Big difference. I can send you his email, if you like.

And Karen, jeez. I'm not patting myself on the back. Just pointing out that election day volunteering done all the time by those of all walks of life, and is in fact the backbone that makes the day possible. Most every working person has the right to/benefit of taking a vacation day if they so choose.

Karen said...

Thanks, but don't need a tutorial on volunteering. Election day or not.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

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.

Love that!

Z said...

WHY did McCain forget that FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT and only resurrect it NOW, so late? He opened his official campaign that way at the RNC convention, then went weak and soft..but he's BAAAACK!! (Could it be Sarah having rid herself of the Bush handlers? Maybe McCain took heed?)

SOmething's changing, my friends (oops, I hate it when mcCain says that and now I DID!?), the polls are TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT.

wordsmith; great quote. Sowell is the MAN. thanks.. and he's so right. But the left can't see it.

Jennifer and karen, did you see the Obama request to take a day off from College (I thought it DID say "to vote", by the way, but I could be wrong)...he specifically said "ASK YOUR PROFESSORS.... for the day off"

THAT killed me. Ya, duh...ask your lefty prof who knows exactly who you're voting for. Oh, and make sure you get every homeless guy to walk in, register, and vote, too, THAT's democracy. Oh, and it's also democracy to fill in the elderly's absentee ballots with whom YOU want to win, not necessarily THEM (tongue in cheek here, of course)