Archive for September 2008

Obama Already Setting Up His Gestapo (Updated 10/12/08)

September 27, 2008

Update (10/12/08): After reading this, see my blog titled “Obama’s Gestapo Strikes TV News Station?” ( Link ) for an update to this story, including the reason why my blog seems to describe the news story much more harshly than does the video that appears on the news station’s web site. (End Update)

Stories like this are just plain scary. They also make charges of Bush running a police state sound even more ridiculous than they are.

Barack Obama’s campaign has recruited sheriffs and prosecutors in Missouri to the “Barack Obama Truth Squad” to target “anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad” about him. ( Source -> )

Now let’s take a look at things that Obama would consider lies or misleading.

In last night’s presidential debate, McCain criticized Obama for publicly talking about launching military strikes into Pakistan. Obama’s response: “Nobody talked about attacking Pakistan.” Yet these comments made by Obama are documented and were well-publicized at the time they were made:

Obama said if elected in November 2008 he would be willing to attack inside Pakistan with or without approval from the Pakistani government, a move that would likely cause anxiety in the already troubled region.

“If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf won’t act, we will,” Obama said.

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McCain also hammered Obama for his statements that he would meet with rogue world leaders without precondition. Obama responded: “Look, I mean, Senator McCain keeps on using this example that suddenly the president would just meet with somebody without doing any preparation, without having low-level talks. Nobody’s been talking about that, and Senator McCain knows it.” Yet his own campaign site states:

Obama supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.

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McCain also charged last night that Obama has voted in the U.S. Senate to increase taxes on people who make as little as $42,000 a year. Obama’s response: “That’s not true, John. That’s not true.” But factcheck.org says:

So it’s true that a single taxpayer making $42,000 this year would see an income tax increase – of $15. That assumes the provision Obama voted for had been enacted and assumes further that the taxpayer did not qualify for more than the standard deduction.

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Another claim that McCain made was that Admiral Michael Mullen has suggested that Obama’s plan for Iraq is dangerous. Obama’s response: “That’s not the case. What he said was a precipitous withdrawal would be dangerous. He did not say that. That’s not true.” What did Admiral Mullen say?

In fact, ‘Fox News Sunday’ host Chris Wallace asked Mullen to put Obama’s plan aside and speak to the general consequences of removing all combat troops from Iraq within the next two years.

Mullen responded, “”I think the consequences could be very dangerous in that regard. I’m convinced at this point in time that…making reductions based on conditions on the ground are very important.”

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And what is Obama’s plan? From his own campaign site:

The removal of our troops will be responsible and phased, directed by military commanders on the ground and done in consultation with the Iraqi government. Military experts believe we can safely redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months. That would be the summer of 2010 – more than 7 years after the war began.

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So Obama’s plan is to have our troops withdrawn by 2010. Admiral Mullen says that withdrawing our troops within the next two years would be dangerous. Logically, Mullen thinks that Obama’s plan is dangerous.

It is clear from these examples that Obama deems these truths that reflect negatively on him as “lies” or “misleading.” And he has his “Barack Obama Truth Squad” out to silence (and perhaps prosecute?) anyone who “lies” or runs “misleading” ads about him. Thus, it would seem that he would actually have this squad target anyone who says something negative about him, even if it is the truth. Would an Obama presidency also follow this model? Goodbye First Amendment. You will be missed.

For a full transcript of last night’s presidential debate, click here. All excerpts within this article can be found on page four.

[Edited 09/28/08]

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I hate to say it, but Obama said it best…

September 25, 2008

“The American people deserve to hear directly from myself and Sen. McCain about how we intend to lead our country,” Obama said this morning via satellite to the Clinton Global Initiative. “The times are too serious to put our campaign on hold, or to ignore the full range of issues that the next president will face.”

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This statement is referring to McCain’s plan to miss the first presidential debate if legislation to bail out the failing financial institutions is not passed by then. I’m going to be furious if he doesn’t show up tomorrow night. He needs to get out there and remind America why Obama isn’t qualified to be president. Instead he seems to be content to give up the stage to Obama. I don’t know how a debate with only one participant works, but Obama plans to be there so I’m assuming it will be an opportunity for him to have the spotlight all to himself and exploit the absence of McCain.

Not only is McCain considering missing the debate, but he also says that he is suspending his campaign until this legislation is passed. Maybe it’s just me, but the idea of a Republican presidential candidate putting his campaign at the mercy of a Democratic Congress just doesn’t seem like a very bright one. Sure, the crisis on Wall Street is an important issue, but so is the fate of our country for the next four years in regards to every other issue. McCain needs to just focus on winning this election. I do agree with McCain’s “Country First” attitude, but he needs to realize that doing everything he can to keep Obama out of the White House is probably the biggest service he can provide for our country right now.

Al Gore’s Newest Strategy to Defeat Global Warming: Crime

September 24, 2008

Yes, that’s correct. Today Al Gore urged global warming zombies to get out there and commit crimes to prevent the construction of coal plants:

“If you’re a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration,” Gore said, according to Reuters.

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My goodness…what a lunatic.  Doesn’t it just irk you that Bush “stole” the election from Gore, our former next president of the United States?  I mean, this guy could have been our president!!!  Look at what we’re missing out on!  Instead of invading Iraq and fighting terrorism based on the unproven theory that Saddam had WMDs, we could be committing acts of domestic terrorism against each other and tearing our own country apart based on the unproven theory of global warming!  The world would have been such a better place.  But hindsight is always 20/20…which is why I’m glad Gore lost like the big sore loser he is.

Obama Screws Up With New “Still” Ad

September 15, 2008

In his new ad, Barack Obama criticizes John McCain for being “out of touch.”

Here’s a link to the ad on YouTube:

“Still” Ad

A couple of examples that the ad provides to portray a negative image of John McCain is that he still doesn’t know how to use a computer and that he can’t send an email. Wow…how could that be? From an 8-year old Forbes article:

His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. “She’s a whiz on the keyboard, and I’m so laborious,” McCain admits.

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Oops! Karl Rove pointed this out in an interview today with Fox News while asserting that both campaigns have gone too far in some of their ads. The Obama campaign responded with this:

“In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove -– the man who held the previous record -– said McCain’s ads have gone too far,” said Obama campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor.

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That’s honorable.  I guess it slipped his mind to apologize for indirectly insulting McCain’s war injuries.  And the ad is still on the Obama campaign site, so I guess they choose to stand by it.  McCain is apparently still the one running the “sleaziest” campaign, though.

Worth nothing is that contrary to this ad, the Forbes article also says that McCain is “regarded as the U.S. Senate’s savviest technologist.” Of course this was in 2000, but maybe he’s not as out of touch as Obama’s campaign would like us to think? Either way, I’d be much more comfortable with a president who has minimal computer experience than one who lacks any executive experience.

Whoopi Goldberg Needs a History Lesson

September 12, 2008

This morning on “The View,” Whoopi Goldberg showed her liberal bias by taking a conversation with John McCain regarding Supreme Court justices in a direction it should never have gone:

McCain answered a question about whether he would “work to overturn Roe v. Wade,” by saying that he and Palin would work to nominate judges who have a “clear record of strict interpretation” of the Constitution. He added that he believed Roe v. Wade was a “bad decision,” eliciting a slight boo from the audience.

Goldberg, who joined the show as moderator in 2007 replacing Rosie O’Donnell, then asked, “Did you say you wanted strict constitutionalists? Should I worry about being a slave? A return to slavery? Because there are things in the Constitution that (should have changed.)”

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Apparently she doesn’t understand that all amendments to the Constitution are established in a process involving the federal and/or state legislatures, not the courts. It is the job of Supreme Court justices to interpret the law as it exists, not make laws (or “legislate from the bench”). The job of making laws is the duty of legislators a.k.a. lawmakers. These duties are assigned by the Constitution and are supposed to be kept separate from each other. The ratification process of the thirteenth amendment that officially abolished slavery was done in the same way as all the others, following the process laid out by the Constitution.

The point here is that Whoopi never had any business bringing this issue up. It was not relevant to the conversation. The appointment of Supreme Court justices who strictly interpret the Constitution has nothing to do with whether or not a change should be made to the Constitution.  And strictly interpreting the Constitution can in no way imply that slavery would return because the abolition of slavery is part of the Constitution!  She simply brought up an extremely racially charged issue at an absolutely inappropriate time to smear McCain. And liberals say that conservatives are the ones who will be playing the race card in this election.

Obama Slips Again, Admits Palin’s Mayoral Experience More Relevant Than His Senate Experience

September 12, 2008

After very recently making efforts to not only ignore Palin’s gubernatorial experience but also to trivialize her mayoral experience, Obama has now trumped up the importance of small-town mayors in contrast to the now-downplayed role of senators:

Later, during Obama’s period on stage, Time editor Richard Stengel asked him if Democrats belittled small town mayors.

“We’ve had an awful lot of small town mayors at the Democratic Convention, I assure you,” Obama said. “I meet them all the time. The mayors have some of the toughest jobs in the country because that’s where the rubber hits the road. You know, we yak in the Senate. They actually have to fill potholes and trim trees and make sure the garbage is taken away.”

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It’s way too easy to make points against him when all I have to do is reiterate his own words.  I guess that’s what happens when you’re dealing with an amateur…you know…someone who lacks experience.

Kanye West Doesn’t Care About Camera People

September 12, 2008

As many may have already heard, Kanye West and his assistant were arrested at LAX for forcefully taking a photographer’s camera and smashing it on the floor. Here’s the video:

Unfortunately for you, Kanye, this asinine action can’t be solved by NBC immediately cutting away to Chris Tucker and later apologizing for your stupidity. Have fun in jail, moron.