Hat tip Conservatism Today. http://www.conservatismtoday.com/my_weblog/
ZOGBY SATURDAY: Republican John McCain has pulled back within the margin of error... The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday, one day, polling. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all...
This why you never count McCain out. He just has a knack for pulling off amazing comebacks when it looks like he's dead. New Hampshire primaries in 2000 and 2004 are prime examples. He never backs down and he runs as hard has he can toward the finish. If McCain wins this election it will be because of his work-ethic and determination.
I almost forgot quit looking at the polls the only poll that matters is the one on Election Day.
"Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve."
Hmmm. I wonder why?
"One senior adviser told The Times that the first few weeks of the transition, immediately after the election, were critical, “so there’s not a vast mood swing from exhilaration and euphoria to despair”.
So lets see if I have this right. Your saying your not going to be able to do what you told people you could do during the campaign. So basically your admitting your lying to the American people now in order to get elected. Way to be a new kind of politician there Obama.
"Not only will the next president take office with the country sliding into a potentially long recession — and mired in debt — but the challenges abroad are immense. There is an unfinished war in Iraq, a worsening situation in Afghanistan and an unstable and nuclear-armed Pakistan to contend with. Iran appears intent on acquiring the bomb and there remains the ever-present threat from al-Qaeda and Islamic extremists."
So your saying it won't be Obama's fault if his tax policy forces us into another depression. Or if his foreign policy is a disaster. Wow it must be nice to know that whatever happens the media won't blame you. Somehow I don't think McCain will get the same treatment.
"Mr Obama’s first legislative goals will be to follow through on his pledge to cut taxes for the middle class and raise them for the wealthiest Americans, and to push through a hugely expensive Bill to provide near-universal health insurance."
So your saying the first thing he is going to do is redistribute wealth and ruin the American health care system while increasing the debt. Brilliant! My only question is, can Obama really bankrupt and ruin the greatest country on earth in four years? I don't know but I'm not willing to take that chance, are you?
Apparently some Obama supporters can't seem to stay sober long enough to make phone calls for the candidate. It's o.k. I knew you guys had to be on some sort of drug to be supporting him. Luckily for all of us this kid left a message on voicemail. Here's a transcript of the call.
“This is Brad, I’m calling from Florida for the Obama… cam-pain,” the caller stutters between long pauses. “I’ve got this script they want me to read, you know, forget about it.
“Anyway, I just wanted to touch, I’m doing this on my dime, I don’t care if my phone bill is $200, you know, we gotta get this guy in. I can’t have my grandkids go to war, nah, you know, I mean, we can go all day with the issues, but, alright Ken, thanks for your support. I hope you had a good day at work because that’s probably where you’re at, just like everybody in this wo-, in this country. Alright my friend, take care now, thank you.”
I can't seem to figure out how to load the call. So you can go to http://www.palmettoscoop.com/2008/10/29/obama-drunk-dial/ if you want to here it.
And you want to hear it. The transcript can't do it Justice. Just don't forget to come back here after you listen to the voicemail.
Hit Tip Patriot Room: http://patriotroom.com/?p=3500
As of November 5, 2008, when President Obama is officially elected into office, our company will instill a few new policies which are in keeping with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:
1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales and bonuses into a common pool that will be divided equally between all of you. This will serve to give those of you who are underachieving a “fair shake.”
2. All low level workers will be pooling their wages, including overtime, into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst yourselves. This will help those who are “too busy for overtime” to reap the rewards from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.
3. All top management will now be referred to as “the government.” We will not participate in this “pooling” experience because the law doesn’t apply to us.
4. The “government” will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging it’s workers to continue to work hard “for the good of all.”
5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it’s “good to spread the wealth.” Those of you who have underachieved will finally get an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had success will feel more “patriotic.”
6. The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks. Don’t feel bad, though, because President Obama will give you free healthcare, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free food stamps, and he’ll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can’t pay your mortgage. If you appeal directly to our Democratic Congress, you might even get a free flat screen TV and a coupon for free haircuts (shouldn’t all Americans be entitled to nice looking hair?) !!!
If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies, you may want to rethink your vote on November 4th.
Of course it seems to me a couple of rules were missed I'll add them here
7. No one shall critize the government especially "The One." Those who decide to ignore this rule will have their background search and their flaws will be subject to public scrunity and humiliation. i.e. Joe the Plummer. This law is also known as The Fairness Doctrine.
8. All women must agree with the precepts of the National Organization of Women. If you do not agree with NOW you will refer to has a FIBO female in biology only.
Looking for two more. Put yours in the comments section.
I can sum it up in three words. Boring and untrue. The first is my opinion the second comes from the AP.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.
Obama's assertion that "I've offered spending cuts above and beyond" the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by "eliminating programs that don't work" masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are -- beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
A sampling of what voters heard in the ad, and what he didn't tell them:
THE SPIN: "That's why my health care plan includes improving information technology, requires coverage for preventive care and pre-existing conditions and lowers health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year."
THE FACTS: His plan does not lower premiums by $2,500, or any set amount. Obama hopes that by spending $50 billion over five years on electronic medical records and by improving access to proven disease management programs, among other steps, consumers will end up saving money. He uses an optimistic analysis to suggest cost reductions in national health care spending could amount to the equivalent of $2,500 for a family of four. Many economists are skeptical those savings can be achieved, but even if they are, it's not a certainty that every dollar would be passed on to consumers in the form of lower premiums.
THE SPIN: "I also believe every American has a right to affordable health care."
THE FACTS: That belief should not be confused with a guarantee of health coverage for all. He makes no such promise. Obama hinted as much in the ad when he said about the problem of the uninsured: "I want to start doing something about it." He would mandate coverage for children but not adults. His program is aimed at making insurance more affordable by offering the choice of government-subsidized coverage similar to that in a plan for federal employees and other steps, including requiring larger employers to share costs of insuring workers.
THE SPIN: "I've offered spending cuts above and beyond their cost."
THE FACTS: Independent analysts say both Obama and Republican John McCain would deepen the deficit. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates Obama's policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years -- and that analysis accepts the savings he claims from spending cuts. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, whose other findings have been quoted approvingly by the Obama campaign, says: "Both John McCain and Barack Obama have proposed tax plans that would substantially increase the national debt over the next 10 years." The analysis goes on to say: "Neither candidate's plan would significantly increase economic growth unless offset by spending cuts or tax increases that the campaigns have not specified."
THE SPIN: "Here's what I'll do. Cut taxes for every working family making less than $200,000 a year. Give businesses a tax credit for every new employee that they hire right here in the U.S. over the next two years and eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Help homeowners who are making a good faith effort to pay their mortgages, by freezing foreclosures for 90 days. And just like after 9-11, we'll provide low-cost loans to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their doors open. "
THE FACTS: His proposals -- the tax cuts, the low-cost loans, the $15 billion a year he promises for alternative energy, and more -- cost money, and the country could be facing a record $1 trillion deficit next year. Indeed, Obama recently acknowledged -- although not in his commercial -- that: "The next president will have to scale back his agenda and some of his proposals." http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/29/ap-fact-check-obama-ad-avoids-budget-realities/
I really thought Obama would at least say something that made me mad, but he didn't. Apparently Obama's plan was to make us so bored we'd miss all the facts he was just making up. Sorry Barack it didn't work.
Obama is caught on tape saying the constitution doesn't say what the government must do for you. That's the intent Obama our founding fathers didn't want to government involved in making decisions for us. Plus, "anything the government can give you the government can take away." I don't know who said that first, but whoever it was is a very smart person.
Hat tip Conservative Attack Dog: http://www.conservativeattackdog.com/
Scott Martin: Conservatism Today http://www.conservatismtoday.com/my_weblog/
Read this funny, and probably all too accurate "transcript" of the Obama/Khalidi tape that the LA Times continues to refuse to release. Chicagoans Against Obama
uhh….It is truly refreshing to be surrounded by such a large group of people in which…uh.. I can truly see eye-to-eye with…uh…and completely agree…
Reverend Farrakhan..ughh…great to see you tonight…you always look great in a yellow bow-tie…and..uhh…tonight is no exception….
Bill..Bernadine….I see you everyday…so I don’t need to say much…but…ughh…you know I love you….keep doing the work you do….it’s time to start a revolution
Reverend Wright…..ughh…you are the father that I never had….I’ve never missed a sermon…and…uhh….I never will…
Michelle, while I find your frown so beautiful….I hope to one day make you proud of this country..and uhh…happy…and finally see you smile….
The author makes a good point at the end:
IN LIGHT OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES NOT RELEASING THEIR COPY OF THE TAPE….CONSIDER THIS PROBABLE TRANSCRIPT TO BE ACCURATE, AND FEEL FREE TO DISTRIBUTE IT TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE AN HONEST ASSESSMENT OF SENATOR OBAMA, PRIOR TO CASTING THEIR VOTE
If any Obamabots object to my writing, please call the Los Angeles Times, and convince them to release the original copy to prove me wrong.
Since the Debate on October 15th has run a great campaign. Hitting Obama on the issue of taxes has been a winner without question. He has also been able to put some doubt into people's mind regarding Obama's judgement. Just today I heard him make a great speech about foreign policy in which he said that Obama hopes we forget about achieving victory in Iraq. He's climbing steadily in the polls and may pull this thing out after all. My question is what was going on before October 15th.
The McCain campaign made several mistakes right after the convention that allowed Obama to build this big lead. The biggest was definatly trying to control Sarah Palin. Palin is a great speaker and is used to answering questions honestly and not having a prepared response to every question. It was obvisous early on that the McCain campaign was telling Palin exactly what to say word for word. Of course that created the Katie Couric interview which I think we can all say was awful for both Palin and McCain. However they apparently have turned her loose, or she's broken loose, according to what story you believe. I saw her make a great speech about energy policy today. Here a clip from that speech.
Of course McCain has also been helped by comments Obama made about taxes. Joe the plumber may very well go down as the most influcial citizen of all time after asking Obama this question and getting Obama's response.
Spread the wealth is possibly the worst phase that can be used in a capitalistic system. It tells people don't bother working hard the government will just take from the rich people and give you money. So now there is no incentive to try and get ahead. Which means much fewer people will be working to create new industries and technologies. Therefore we will have fewer jobs and more people on government subsidies. This will eventually bankrupt the government.
Joe knows what he thinks of Obama's plan, he thinks it sounds like socialism.
McCain has hit Obama calling him socialistic since that comment. "At least in Europe, the Socialist leaders who so admire my opponent are upfront about their objectives," This has cut into Obama's numbers on the economy Obama has dropped from an eighteen point lead on that issue to just a ten point lead. There is still a week left for McCain to cut further into Obama's lead on this issue and I believe he will. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081018/ap_on_el_pr/mccain http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=6128334&page=1
Alot of people felt like it was a mistake by McCain and Palin to go after the associations that Obama has had in the past. However if they did not go after them would the story about Obama speaking at an event honoring a former PLO spokesman come out. I highly doubt it. McCain is asking for the tape to be released the L.A. times is refusing to release the tape saying it promised it's source they would never release the tape just report on what was on it. Ayers was also reportedly in attendence. http://www.conservatismtoday.com/my_weblog/2008/10/la-times-continues-to-hold-back-khalidi-tapes.html http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/10/29/mccain-presses-la-times-to-release-videotape/
McCain has issued two new ads, besides the Joe the plummer ad. I think both of them are brillant. This one shows what a McCain Presidency will look like and compares it to an Obama Presidency
This one is about the direction McCain wants to take the country.
I feel sure there is even more I could say about McCain's three week campaign with started on Oct 15th. However with just one week left in this three week campaign for the Presidency I think maybe the more important question is why didn't McCain start talking about these issues sooner?
The Dow rose 900 one day after polls showed McCain closing the gap on Obama. Now I'm not saying the two have anything to do with each other, yes I am. It's well known that McCain has the support of the business community in America. A poll of small business owners had McCain up 64-36 among that group. McCain also has a four to one advantage with CEO's. With 74% of these CEO's saying Obama would be a disaster for the country. www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/stories/2008/09/15/daily37.html http://www.richmond.com/business/25684
He has this support because these entreprenuers understand the Obama's plan of raising taxes and imposing strict enviromental regulations on them would cripple their ablity to expand and cause them to lose money. If companies lose money they cut cost, and how do you cut cost? By firing employees. So Obama's plans will cause businesses to cut jobs, if they don't leave the country all together.
Obama would take America back into the double digit unemployment and the foreign policy disaster that was the Carter Administration. We have one week left let's do everything we can for McCain
From Scott Martin http://www.conservatismtoday.com/my_weblog/
Talk about a less than reassuring refutation of his desire to further invite ocialist redistribution and race-based reparations to the United States. H/T to Ben Smith:
Well, look, I think that my main concern right now is just making a case for why we need to change the economic policies that have gotten us into such a mess over the last eight years. I want to collaborate with Democrats and Republicans in getting that done. And you know, there are a lot of Democrats who may be elected who’ve made a commitment to their constituents to be centrist, I don’t think they’re gonna want to have sudden lurches to the left.
I think what we need to do is to create a responsive enough government that we’re dealing with our heath care crisis, dealing with energy in a serious way, pushing through a more balanced tax program so that middle class families are benefitting and responsibly ending the war in Iraq. Those things are going to take up a huge amount of time, you know when we’re also trying to stabilize the financial market.
I don’t think we’re going to have time to engage in a bunch of crazy things that people, the McCain campaign specifically, has suggested we might.
His first response is that his Democrat colleagues aren't nearly as prone to lurching suddenly to the left as he would be. That's reassuring.
His second response doesn't say a damn thing about him not having a bunch of crazy, moonbat ideas. No, it's just that he won't have the time to engage in his crazy, moonbat, socialist impulses. He will only have time to do the crazy, moonbat, socialist ideas that he's already succeeded in making America comfortable with.
He will only have time to bring about socialized healthcare, punish the people who bring us our much needed oil and subsidize automobiles that run on hope, steal from the successful to subsidize the unsuccessful, and flee our responsibility in Iraq.
With a Democrat-controlled congress, all of that should take about 25 minutes. What is he gonna be doing with the rest of his time?
Is he saying he's going to be voted out in four years, and that's why he won't have enough time? Or that he's a slow mover, not very good at getting things done, and couldn't accomplish major reform in eight years?
The U.S. captured Abu Ghadiyain, Al Qaeda's senior coordinator operating in Syria. The U.S. believe Abu Ghadiyain was sending money, weapons and fighters into Iraq to be used against American troops. "Ninety percent of foreign fighters enter Iraq through Syria, according to U.S. intelligence estimates, bringing cash to Al Qaeda in Iraq's chief. They also are deadly — trained in bomb-making and willing to sacrifice themselves in suicide attacks."
U.S. military official in Washington confirmed Sunday that special forces had conducted a raid in Syria that targeted the network of Al Qaeda-linked foreign fighters moving through Syria into Iraq. "We are taking matters into our own hands," the official told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the political sensitivity of cross-border raids." http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,444199,00.html
I'm glad to see our military is still on the offensive against terrorist. However if McCain doesn't win the election then those days will come to an end. Obama will take us back to sitting on our hands and waiting to be attacked again.
A college graduate with a BA in History and a minor in politics from Coastal Carolina University. Has a student at Coastal Carolina I led the College Republicans for two years. I also volunteered for Mike Huckabee's Presidential campaign.