Archive for August, 2008

Liberals have trouble with actual facts

August 31, 2008

Ann Althouse points out that liberal columnist Maureen Dowd got quite a number of simple facts wrong

If Quayle was a “fun, bantamweight cheerleader from the West,” then Obama must be too. Illinois — for the geographically challenged — is one notch west of Indiana. And Quayle was a second term Senator when he was picked for VP in 1988 And he’d been in Congress since 1976.

About that experience thing…

August 31, 2008

As I pointed out, it is extreme hypocrisy for democrats who support Barak H. Obama for President and Leader of the Free World, to claim that Gov. Sarah Palin lacks the experience to be Vice-President.

Red State has a good comparison of their experience.
Here are some highlights:

Previous Public Jobs
Gov Palin:

Mayor of Wasilla, AK (1996-2002); President of Alaska Conference of Mayors;

City Council member (1992-1996)

Barak Obama

State Senator (1997-2004);

Community Organizer

Executive Experience
Gov. Palin

Governor for 2 years;

Mayor for 10 years

Barak Obama


Foreign Relations experience
Gov. Palin

Governor of state that borders two foreign countries (Canada and Russia)

Barak Obama

Chaired Senate subcommittee on Europe but never called it into session;

once gave a speech to 200,000 screaming Germans

Gov. Palin

Change and Clean Government

Barak Obama

Hope and Change;

“Bringing Change from Outside Washington”

What they’ve done to live that theme:
Gov. Palin

Replaced entire Board of Agriculture and Conservation because of conflict of interest;

Resigned from position of Ethics Commissioner of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission in order to expose corruption among members of own party

Barak Obama

Selected 36-year incumbent Senator as running mate

There is much more, go read the whole thing.

On a lighter note, The Daily Show has an Obama bio video.

Palin goes where Obama Fears to Tread

August 30, 2008

To visit wounded US Troops.

Hypocrisy so thick you can cut it with a knife

August 29, 2008

Nobody should be surprised by this, hypocrisy is SOP for the far left extremists democrats.

They are shoveling it extra deep when Obama supporting democrats whine that Gov. Sarah Palin doesn’t have enough experience to be on the ticket as Vice-President.

The Atlantic reports that Obama spokesman Bill Burton is playing that card. To make it better, he deliberately leaves out that Sarah Palin is a Governor! The Obamabots don’t want to admit that Gov. Palin has actual executive experience. Something that Barry doesn’t have any of.

Ed Morrissey points out that Gov. Palin’s foreign policy experience trumps that of Barak H. Obama as well!

If the democrats are complaining that Gov. Sarah Palin doesn’t have enough experience to be Vice-President, they should look long and hard at the even less experienced man they just nominated for President.

McCain picks Palin as running mate

August 29, 2008

Back in mid-July, I said that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was choice I could support.

She is a hunter (lifetime NRA member), hockey mom, fisher, has admitted pot smoking, snowmobiles, owns a float plane, and is a former state basketball champion. Plus she was also a hometown beauty pageant winner.

[…] she is a libertarian leaning conservative, with impeccable credentials.

Works for me.

She also would be a good draw for Ron Paul, and other libertarian supporters (sorry Bob Barr). She also might bring in PUMAs and other Hillary supporters who feel disenfranchised by the democrat party.

McCain/Palin sounds like a winning ticket to me.

Given that Joe Biden has been give the role of “Junk Yard Attack Dog” in the Obama campaign, it will be interesting to see him try to rip into her.

Gov. Palin’s oldest son is in the US Army and is set to be deployed to Iraq in next month.
One of Senator McCain’s sons is a US Marine and is already serving in Iraq.

Update: Oh ya, so there is a woman on the ticket this election. She isn’t Hillary Rodham Clinton though. I fear for the lamps in HRC’s hotel room.

Even more stuff!

August 29, 2008

Q&D blog posts over at No Moss Here.

Reality verses Rhetoric

August 29, 2008

HT to Hot Air, who points out:

In fact, does anyone know where this notion of Barack Obama as a great post-partisan healer arose? In his brief stroll across the political stage, Obama has never taken a risk by standing up to the vested interests of his party or the Chicago political machine. He has done nothing to press the unions, lawyers, abortion lobby, or any of the other struts in the Democratic Party for moderation or reform.

What else did Biden get wrong

August 29, 2008

Add to the list his plan to break up Iraq.

My tweets on Obama’s speech

August 28, 2008

Obama’s speech is remarkably short on details. No change there.

Obama wants to cut taxes and increase spending. Isn’t that a third GW Bush term?

I’m betting that my billionaire senator will still pay a 12% federal tax rate under Obama.

Obama just mentioned Senator McCain and debating. Why has Obama run from multiple debate offers?

@lesliecarbone If he “invests” anything in his brother, it will be with your tax dollars.

Obama is going to “defend” America by slashing defense spending.

“President Obama” is Putin’s wet dream.

@lesliecarbone Obama doesn’t want to talk about the 60s, so don’t bring up Ayers or the Bay of Pigs or you will be called a racist.

Obama’s policies are old school Socialism. No Hope or Change there.

Obama gives a good speech, but he’s no Clinton and is not as good at unscripted responses as Senator McCain.

Does Obama actually know how many crimes are committed using an actual AK-47 in America?

Does anyone think a democrat congress will let Obama cut spending in their districts?

Obama plans to raise taxes on those who already pay most of the taxes. He’ll use that to buy votes from the other 95%.

Senator McCain’s ads tonight showed a lot of class.

Biden got it backwards

August 28, 2008

Rob points out that Biden was dead wrong in his speech last night.

I got to thinking about that line and I began to wonder: What, exactly, has Obama been right about and McCain been wrong about?

It’s sort of hard to compare the two Senators because one has been in the Senate for decades and the other hasn’t even been there for a full term yet, but there is one major issue we can compare the two on: Iraq. And in that comparison it’s actually McCain that comes out on top.

Think about it. Obama declared the war lost over a year ago. He opposed the surge saying that it not only wouldn’t work but that it would also make conditions in Iraq worse. In the primaries, when Obama was campaigning against fellow Democrats who had voted in favor the war (like Hillary Clinton and, ahem, Joe Biden) he made a big deal about opposing the war from day one and ending the war as soon as possible upon entering office.

He was wrong about all of that. The war in Iraq has not been lost. In fact, we’re now all but victorious in the conflict. The surge strategy didn’t make things worse in Iraq. Instead it was a rousing success. And had Obama gotten his way and we’d given up on Iraq back when he wanted to we wouldn’t be seeing the victory in the war we’re seeing now.

McCain, on the other hand (and for all his faults on other issues), has been largely right on the war. He supported the surge. He’s opposed Democrat defeatism. Even when things looked dark in Iraq he didn’t abandon his position on the war even though, at the time, it might have been politically convenient.

In short, on Iraq, Obama was dead wrong and McCain was right.