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On the election

November 9, 2008

The Republicans got their ass kicked, and they deserved it.
The Republican party spent the last eight years kicking their conservative base, and any Libertarians who were leaning toward them, in the teeth.
You can say a lot of things about GW Bush, calling him a fiscal Conservative isn’t one of them.

Given that, John McCain got 48% of the popular vote. Remember kids, Bill Clinton at his best, never got more than 48%.

One of the key reason the Republicans got that much is Gov. Sarah Palin.
She appealed to the Conservative base in a way that Senator McCain could not.

One of the best indicators of how popular Gov. Palin (the most popular governor in America) is with the conservative base, is how much effort the DNC/MSM spent on trying to discredit her.

Personally, I think Sen. Stevens should resign, and Gov. Palin should take his seat.

The 2012 race has already started for Republicans. Before we close the book on the 2008 election, let us remember that Barak Obama barely got over 50% of the vote. That is no mandate. The US electorate is still deeply divided. Despite this, the Reid, Obama & Pelosi triumvirate will try to ram an extreme far left political agenda down the throats of a divided American people. It is the duty of the Republican minority to oppose that agenda with every means possible. In other words, they should give Obama all the support the democrats gave President George W. Bush.

Meanwhile in Iraq…

October 17, 2008

Another sure sign of the massive success the Surge Senator John McCain supported (and Barak Hussein Obama voted against) is the fact that the US Marines are pulling out of the Anbar province (including the city of Fallujah) because the violence levels are so low.

Obama embraces the Big Lie

October 16, 2008

Senator McCain quoted verifiable facts and Barak H. Obama denied them, bold faced lying to the American people.

Ed Morrissey has details:

MCCAIN: Well, again, while you were on the board of the Woods Foundation, you and Mr. Ayers, together, you sent $230,000 to ACORN. So — and you launched your political campaign in Mr. Ayers’ living room.

OBAMA: That’s absolutely not true.

MCCAIN: And the facts are facts and records are records.

OBAMA: And that’s not the facts.

Unfortunately for Obama, those are the facts, both about Ayers and ACORN. Obama paid ACORN over $800,000 this summer for GOTV efforts, which Obama now denies, although he did finally admit that he represented ACORN as an attorney in a lending-practices case. Obama did launch his career at a party hosted by Ayers, which is such a matter of public record that I’m frankly surprised he bothered to deny it.

That is verifiable lie number one by Obama.

#2 was on the abortion issue.

Why is Barak Obama trying to hide his past? What is he afraid of the American people finding?

Update: Cold Fury has the facts on Obama’s abortion votes that he lied to the American people about.

Compare and Contrast Part 2

October 12, 2008

While Senator John McCain was calling for regulation on Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae, Barak Obama was cashing checks from Freddie & Fannie.

Which one do you trust to fix a problem when Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae at the root the problem?

Keep in mind that the Obama Campaign has had a long association with the corrupt heads of Freddie and Fannie.

It’s debate night

October 7, 2008

…and I’ll be twittering through out.

Keep in mind, the words of Bandit Six.

So every four years we elect a king. Since people like consistency, we tend to elect the same king as many times as we can get away with. (See previous paragraph.) And the king, especially in any sort of emergency, has a lot of power. They don’t always, or even most of the time, have enough to fix things right away. But they’ve got a lot of power.
Including the power to totally screw things up.

For the kids reading this, this is a very important point. When you choose your king, forget most of the reasons you think you should vote for the king. Mostly, the king can’t do much about the economy but ruin it. They can’t make you richer or smarter (although they can manage the reverse). If you want one suggestion, think about all the contingencies under which that king (or queen in this case) may hold your lives in his or her hands. And choose wisely.

Ok, Barak H. Obama just said we should be giving energy to Communist China.
That is just wacked beyond belief.

The debate still has another half hour to go, and I feel safe in predicting that MS-NBC & CNN will score the debate for Obama. Hell, they probably have already and just waiting for the debate to end for appearances sake.

I’m expecting an ugly bit of history to repeat itself

October 6, 2008

As that 36 year democrat resident of the Senate, Joe Biden said, “past is prologue.”
Set the wayback machine to November, 2000. The place, the state of Florida.
The Gore campaign and the DNC, while saying they wanted to “count every vote”, were sending squads of lawyers around the state to have thousands of absentee ballots sent by US Military personnel overseas thrown out on the slimmest of technicalities.

Get ready for more of that, because current polls are showing that military personnel overwhelmingly support Senator John McCain.

Debate night

September 26, 2008

I’m tweeting the debate

Ok, Obama did OK for a candidate with his lack of experience.
Just like his debates with HRC, Obama can’t close the deal.

Barak clearly missed his teleprompter and needs to work on his off the cuff public speaking.

Senator McCain was able to discuss specifics on multiple issues while Obama dealt with hand waving broad brush strokes.

Obama also got flustered much more than McCain. Not a good sign, especially with the history of McCain’s temper.

Obama stroked his base. Lot’s of red meat class warfare rhetoric. Not that much to appeal to the center.

I’d have to give the debate to McCain, but on points. No knockdowns, no knockouts.

Of course he would have to score a knockout in order for the DNC/MSM to give him credit.

The Clinton endorsements

September 23, 2008

First, we have Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton explaining why “Community Organizer” Barak Obama should not be President, so lets take the next step and vote McCain.

Second, we have former President Bill Clinton singing the praises of Senator McCain’s running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.

“I come from Arkansas, I get why she’s hot out there,” Clinton said. “Why she’s doing well.”

Speaking to reporters before his Clinton Global Initiative meeting, the former president described Palin’s appeal by adding, “People look at her, and they say, ‘All those kids. Something that happens in everybody’s family. I’m glad she loves her daughter and she’s not ashamed of her. Glad that girl’s going around with her boyfriend. Glad they’re going to get married.'”

Clinton said voters would think, “I like that little Down syndrome kid. One of them lives down the street. They’re wonderful children. They’re wonderful people. And I like the idea that this guy does those long-distance races. Stayed in the race for 500 miles with a broken arm. My kind of guy.” . . .

“I get this,” Clinton said. “My view is . . . why say, ever, anything bad about a person? Why don’t we like them and celebrate them and be happy for her elevation to the ticket? And just say that she was a good choice for him and we disagree with them?”

HT to That’s Just My Opinion on the Clinton Endorsement of the Republican ticket!

Yet another democrat for John McCain

September 21, 2008

By way of Mr. Reynolds is this story of this life long democrat and former union leader declaring his support for Republican Senator John McCain for President of the United States.

You just knew that when Joe O’Connell, former head of the local AFL-CIO, got on stage here with John McCain and Sarah Palin things were not going smoothly for the Obama campaign among union voters.

“I am a lifelong Democrat, an intelligent Democrat, who is supporting John McCain,” O’Connell said last week as a crowd of 7,000 waved “Another Democrat for John McCain” signs and roared its approval.

The list is growing.

It’s official – Obama is spinning like a top

September 18, 2008

By way of Hot Air is this study on spin in the campaign.

Skillicorn has been watching out for verbal “spin”. He has developed an algorithm that evaluates word usage within the text of a conversation or speech to determine when a person “presents themselves or their content in a way that does not necessarily reflect what they know to be true”…

Each of the candidates had made speeches containing very high and very low levels of spin, according to Skillicorn’s program, depending on the occasion. In general though, Obama’s speeches contain considerably higher spin than either McCain or Clinton. For example, for their speeches accepting their party’s nomination for president, Obama’s speech scored a spin value of 6.7 – where 0 is the average level of spin within all the political speeches analysed, and positive values represent higher spin. In contrast, McCain’s speech scored -7.58, while Hillary Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention scored 0.15. Skillicorn also found that Sarah Palin’s speeches contain slightly more spin than average…

Obama’s spin level skyrockets when facing problems in the press, such as when Jeremiah Wright, the reverend of his former church, made controversial comments to the press.

“When you see these crises come along, the spin goes up,” Skillicorn says. “Obama is very good at using stirring rhetoric to deal with the issues. And it seems to work if you look at what happens in the polls afterwards.”

Of course Obama has to spin and spin hard. If he told the truth, he wouldn’t get elected.