Saturday, November 22, 2008

From P.U.M.A. - Cult of Personality Officially Begins

Cult of Personality Officially Begins- Obama’s Face to be On DC Subway Cards…
Posted: 20 Nov 2008 04:28 PM CST

Insanity galore. Now taxpayer funds are being used to honor Barack Obama courtesy of the Washington Metro, a quasi governmental agency.

To pay homage to Barack Obama, fare cards bearing his image shall be created and sold. I guess it is important that those who ride the metro in DC know who the new boss is. It is that plain and simple.

At this rate, I wonder how many public projects shall bear Barack Obama’s name in the next few years…

Somewhere in North Korea, the Dear Leader is smiling…

Check this out:

Metro hasn’t yet formally announced the sale of a special edition SmarTrip card commemorating the impending inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama,
but this image was circulated at this morning’s regular Board of Directors meeting, along with details on their production schedule and cost.

Metro spokesperson Steven Taubenkibel confirmed that the commemorative SmarTrip cards should be available for sale in early January, while special paper Metro farecards marking the inauguration will be sold somewhat earlier, in late December.

There was some discussion at the board meeting about the cost and availability of the commemorative SmarTrip cards. Currently, Metro plans to sell them for $10 per card, with no value added to the card at the time of initial purchase, which would make them $5 more expensive than regular SmarTrip cards. They may also be hard to come by, as Metro will only have an initial order of 35,000 on hand to begin with, though Taubenkibel said the agency hopes to have more available as time permits. The short time period during which the cards have had to be ordered, produced, and eventually shipped to D.C. and processed was cited as the main reason for their higher price and small number.

“We’re going to have get them out really quickly in order for them to be sold,” Taubenkibel explained.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Do you read The Heritage Foundation?

I heard about this on Sean Hannity, then saw the updates posted on our Read My Lipstick Network main blog (I think, either there or another one of our blogs), so I went and signed up. Here's today's update:

Mixed Signals on Missile Defense

President-elect Barack Obama is sending mixed signals on America’s planned missile defense sites in Europe following Russia’s heated rhetoric last week. An Obama adviser said this weekend America’s next commander in chief hadn’t decided if he would continue work on the U.S. missile shield. Although Obama is still months away from taking office, now is not the time to reverse course.

This is nothing new from Obama. Throughout the presidential campaign, he shifted his views on missile defense. For instance, a video he recorded for the Priorities Action Fund flatly stated, “I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.” When asked about that statement by a TV reporter in August, Obama said he simply wanted to make sure missile defense actually worked:

I think it makes perfect sense to deploy a system that works. But we have to make sure that the technology works. And without having reviewed the technological capabilities of the system that’s being deployed in Poland, I’ve said that Congress should review it. But there is no doubt that after the Russian invasion of Georgia that NATO allies like Poland need to know that they are going to be protected if there is encroachment on their territory.

When he was pressed to say whether the investment is a good idea for the United States, Obama answered: “I think there’s no doubt we should make the investment. I think the capacity of Iran or North Korea to send a rouge missile is one that we have to take very, very seriously.”

The Bush administration this year signed agreements to put 10 interceptor missiles in Poland and a radar station in the Czech Republic. Now, in the wake of Russia’s threat to deploy short-range surface-to-surface missiles within reach of NATO allies, Obama is keeping quiet on his intentions for the missile shield in Europe. Following a call with Lech Kaczynski, the Polish president came away with the impression the U.S. would move forward with the plan . But later in the day, Obama foreign policy adviser Denis McDonough said, “His position is as it was throughout the campaign, that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable.”

Obama’s insistence on a “system that works” is understandable. But he should know the system being tested by the Missile Defense Agency does work. It’s hard to dispute the near-perfect results since 2005. Secondly, punting missile defense to Congress shows a lack of leadership and sets up the program for failure. Ardent liberal opponents would no doubt attempt to strip the agency of funding.

The threat to missile defense is one of the reasons The Heritage Foundation will release a documentary early next year that tells the story of the danger hostile nations and rogue dictators now pose to the world. A trailer of the film, “33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age,” is being released today. (Click here to watch.)

After inking the deal with Poland in August, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice summed up its importance: “Missile defense, of course, is aimed at no one. It is in our defense that we do this.” Obama would be wise to follow that logic and build on the success as president.


Obama will to move forward with his plan to raise taxes on couples earning more than $250,000, said Rahm Emanuel, incoming chief of staff.

Emanuel says the president-elect opposes inclusion of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement in the Democrats’ economic stimulus package.

Obama aides are plotting how they can use the campaign’s e-mail database of more than 10 million supporters to achieve legislative goals.

China will spend $586 billion by 2010 on national infrastructure and social welfare projects in hopes of bolstering its weakening economy.

The bailout for troubled insurer AIG keeps getting bigger. Taxpayers are now on the hook for $150 billion, up from the original $85 billion loan.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Me Me Me My My Me

I should have counted how many times Barry said "me" and "my" in his speech...

Don't you just love how, after spending eight years attacking everything President George W. Bush said and did that now we're all supposed to play nice, be non-partisan and the press is openly saying they're going to kiss butt?

My transition team...
My administration...
My plans...
My, me, my...

Did you get a load of the podium? The Office of the President Elect... listening to CNN Business and they said they'd never seen anything like it before...

This administration is going to be known as the ego-presidency.

Except because all the comedians and Hollywood types and media love him and bow down for "the one" we won't hear anything negative except on blogs. And chances are they're going to shut us all down for being subversive before it's all said and done.

Mark my words, the Obamatypes are going to start reporting our blogs and the Obama loving owner will shut us down. It's coming. We better find another way to communicate because real, real soon we're going to lose the Internet in this country.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Take Down the Bird Feeder

Email I rec'd:

The analogy is absolutely right on ... Maxine tells it like it is!

I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it is, as I filled it lovingly with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.

Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table... everywhere!

Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.

And others birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore.

So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.

Soon, the back yard was like it used to be.... quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now let's see.

Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, and free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.

Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor.

Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.

If you agree, pass it on; if not, continue cleaning up the poop!

Honest and Open Election Hotline

Read My Lipstick Network has requested we post this on all blogs:

Today, the McCain-Palin campaign launched the Honest and Open Election hotline to help citizens learn the location of their polling place, as well as report any instances of irregularities at the polls, including voter fraud, intimidation, violence and electioneering. The hotline can be accessed via phone at: 866-976-VOTE.

"With November 4th quickly approaching, our Honest and Open Election hotline will serve as an informative guide for all Americans participating in the electoral process," said McCain-Palin National Political Director Mike DuHaime. "The hotline will allow us to learn about and take steps toward remedying any voter irregularities at polling places across the country. While we are hopeful that Election Day will be free of any wrongdoing, allies of the Democrat Party, such as ACORN, have shown a willingness to commit fraud in both this election cycle and in 2004. Given the tightness of the polls, all examples of fraud must be addressed to preserve the integrity of the election."

In 2004, multiple forms of voter fraud occurred, including voter intimidation, fraudulent registrations, multiple ballots cast and votes bought for money. Already during the 2008 election cycle, a dead woman in Missouri cast an absentee ballot, individuals were arrested for voting twice in Florida and people in Ohio registered and voted on the same day.

Hollywoodification of Politics

I had one of those uh-duh moments this morning while making breakfast and listening to Fox News. I can't remember exactly what triggered it, or who was speaking, but someone said "Hollywood" and little light bulbs started pinging in my whittle ol' brain.

Obama's Hollywood friends and supporters are packaging him to be a star. Check out his swagger, Frank Sinatra. Check out the photos of him with the cigarette in his mouth, James Dean. Everything is scripted, right down to the clothes, the look, the mannerisms.

He is a movie star, not a presidential candidate.

People are swooning and following him just like they follow the American Idols, sports stars, movie stars, and others. They could give a flying flip what he says, they're voting for the package.

I know none of my thoughts are new and that if I did a search I'd find that this is old news, old well-worn thoughts I'm trampling on, but I've been so focused on supporting John McCain and Sarah Palin that I haven't put much thought into Barack Obama's "mystique".

Just like a Hollywood actor playing a role, we have no clue who he really is behind the words. Strip away the facade and look at the core and we find he's nothing but a salesman pitching false promises.

Who is behind all the rhetoric? What little I know tells me this country is in for big trouble if we end up with him as President.

I pray that America is not getting ready to toss the greatest Democracy away based on empty promises.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ACORN Commercial Paid for by YOU

ACORN is now spending $50,000 to air an ad attacking John McCain and the Republican Party. This from a group that is supposed to be "non-partisan". They are using OUR tax dollars to fund a political ad. How can they legally do this? Shouldn't all funding be pulled? Can you imagine what would happen if any agency receiving money from the government put out an ad attacking Democrats?

The commercial is clearly a rip and about as stupid an accusation as you can make. It might have flown 20 years ago, but only idiots believe the Republican Party is out there trying to suppress the black vote or the Hispanic vote. My gosh, the Party bends over backwards to try and attract black and Hispanics into the conservative fold.

The only votes that the Republican Party has tried to suppress are the illegal votes propagated by ACORN, Project Vote and similar groups that want to steal the election for Obama. It's not just Obama who's going to benefit from this one, it's the numerous House and Senate seats that are currently contested.

Get your friends and neighbors and go vote!!! Don't let the Democrats steal the election on Tuesday (if they haven't already). If the so-called "silent majority" gets out to vote on Tuesday we'll become a vocal majority and win.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Archie Bunker on Democrats

You'll need to turn up your speakers as the sound quality isn't the greatest...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama's Distractions

How many distractions are there in the world? Ask Obama.

He certainly thinks that anything he doesn't like to deal with is a distraction.

Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers. Distraction.

ACORN. Distraction.

Voter fraud. Distraction.

Tony Rezko. Distraction.

Birth Certificate questions. Distraction.

Blocked college records. Distraction.

Reverend Wright. Distraction.

Liberation Black Theology. Distraction.

Abortion. Killing babies who survive abortions. Distraction.

Father Michael Pfleger. Distraction.

Lack of experience. Distraction.

Everything else? Lies according to Barack, although he doesn't say it quite as plainly.

He changes his views, he says he didn't say what he said, he adds a comment six months later to change the meaning of something he said in the past.

Just how many distractions does it take before something sticks?

How many distractions does it take before America wakes up and asks how one person could be dealing with so many lies and distractions.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Voters, Fraud and Computers

I may be naive, but it seems to me that it should be fairly easy to figure out whether voters are legit or not. We have computers and they can do amazing feats when it comes to verifying information. A simple program should be able to run names and addresses against those in the telephone company's listing or the state's drivers licence listing or water bills or something!

I know there might be multiple voters in one household, so maybe bills or telephones aren't the best way to run a comparison.

It's not rocket science and it shouldn't be that costly if each voter registration office ran their own listings. Sure the program would have to be adapted to fit the unique parameters for each county or district, but that should be an easy task.

Brighter minds than mine have probably come up with other suggestions that are better than what I just suggested, and maybe brighter minds than mine can tell me why that idea might be off base.

Ohio is now going to allow all the fraudulent votes to be used. Obama is going to steal the election. We'll yell and scream about it and they'll note our names and when he takes over the country completely we'll find out what our punishment will be from the Obama regime.

Tax rebate, food stamp money possible in aid plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - After consulting with Barack Obama, Democratic leaders are likely to call Congress back to work after the election in hopes of passing legislation that would include extended jobless benefits, money for food stamps and possibly a tax rebate, officials said Saturday.

The bill's total cost could reach $150 billion, these officials said.

The officials stressed that no final decisions have been made. They spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they did not want to pre-empt a formal announcement. House Democrats have announced plans for an economic forum on Monday "to help Congress develop an economic recovery plan that focuses on creating jobs and strengthening our economy."

Obama fundraiser, convicted of fraud, spills beans

CHICAGO (AP) - Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko, the Chicago real estate developer who helped launch Barack Obama on his political career, is whispering secrets to federal prosecutors about corruption in Illinois and the political fallout could be explosive.

Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose administration faces multiple federal investigations over how it handed out jobs and money with advice from Rezko, is considered the most vulnerable.

Rezko also was friendly with Obama - offering him a job when he finished law school, funding his earliest political campaigns and purchasing a lot next to his house. But based on the known facts, charges so far and testimony at Rezko's trial, there's no indication there'll be an October surprise that could hurt the Democratic presidential nominee - even though Rezko says prosecutors are pressing him for dirt about Obama.

McCain Letter Demanded 2006 Action on Fannie and Freddie

Sen. John McCain's 2006 demand for regulatory action on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could have prevented current financial crisis, as HUMAN EVENTS learned from the letter shown in full text below.

McCain's letter -- signed by nineteen other senators -- said that it was "...vitally important that Congress take the necessary steps to ensure that [Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac]...operate in a safe and sound manner.[and]..More importantly, Congress must ensure that the American taxpayer is protected in the event that either...should fail."Sen. Obama did not sign the letter, nor did any other Democrat.

Rep. John Lewis Uses Race Card; McCain Responds

Rep. Lewis says McCain 'sowing seeds of hatred'
1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat and veteran of the civil rights movement, says the negative tone of the Republican presidential campaign reminds him of the hateful atmosphere that segregationist Gov. George Wallace fostered in Alabama in the 1960s.
Republican candidate John McCain on Saturday called Lewis' remarks "shocking and beyond the pale."
The Obama campaign said the Illinois senator doesn't believe McCain or his policy criticism is at all comparable to Wallace and his segregationist policies.

Here's what Senator John McCain had to say back to Lewis:

"Congressman John Lewis' comments represent a character attack against Governor Sarah Palin and me that is shocking and beyond the pale. The notion that legitimate criticism of Senator Obama's record and positions could be compared to Governor George Wallace, his segregationist policies and the violence he provoked is unacceptable and has no place in this campaign. I am saddened that John Lewis, a man I've always admired, would make such a brazen and baseless attack on my character and the character of the thousands of hardworking Americans who come to our events to cheer for the kind of reform that will put America on the right track.

"I call on Senator Obama to immediately and personally repudiate these outrageous and divisive comments that are so clearly designed to shut down debate 24 days before the election. Our country must return to the important debate about the path forward for America."

Madonna. Idiot.

Madonna bans Sarah Palin from her concert -- them's fighting words!
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
On stage, she's screaming "Sarah Palin can't come to my party! Sarah Palin can't come to my show!"

BEWARE if you want the video -- it's Madonna --- if she's speaking, she's swearing...

She assumes Sarah Palin would WANT to go to her concert? Ditz.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Where's Obama when ACORN needs him?

Barack Obama is probably suffering from a serious conflict right now. He's running for President so unfortunately he's unable to serve as ACORN's attorney presently. He's helped them out in the past and I'm sure he's struggling with his conscious because he knows where he should be as they battle to continue perpetuating crimes.

Seriously, he's probably not struggling in that area but I would think he's concerned that the law is thwarting their efforts to help him win the election by hook or crook. When their office in Las Vegas was raided it shone another light on his connections with the group that is known for their criminal activities and their part in our current financial crisis.

I could go into details but I think the articles I've posted below tell it much better than I ever could.

ACORN office raided in Las Vegas in voter-fraud probe

Nevada authorities have raided the Las Vegas office of the community-organizing group ACORN seeking evidence of voter fraud.

Investigators seized records and computers from ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. The office was unstaffed at the time.

Secretary of State Ross Miller said fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.

"Tony Romo is not registered to vote in the state of Nevada, and anybody trying to pose as Terrell Owens won't be able to cast a ballot on Nov. 4," Miller said, according to the Associated Press. He said others used false names...

The ACORN Obama knows
June 25th
My syndicated column today spotlights the whistleblower report on ACORN, which I’ve been blogging about (here) and which deserves more attention in the media and in Washington–especially in light of the radical activist group’s embrace of Barack Obama. The Consumer Rights League e-mailed to let me know that three GOP congressmen (Hensarling, Feeney, and Royce) have called on Barney Frank (D-Housing Boondoggle) to investigate ACORN’s taxpayer abuses. Snowball’s chance, I know, but conservatives ought to be turning up the heat and using every ounce of energy they have to, well, act like conservatives and push to de-fund the Left....

Inside Obama’s Acorn
By their fruits ye shall know them.
By Stanley Kurtz
What if Barack Obama’s most important radical connection has been hiding in plain sight all along? Obama has had an intimate and long-term association with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (Acorn), the largest radical group in America. If I told you Obama had close ties with or Code Pink, you’d know what I was talking about. Acorn is at least as radical as these better-known groups, arguably more so. Yet because Acorn works locally, in carefully selected urban areas, its national profile is lower. Acorn likes it that way. And so, I’d wager, does Barack Obama...

ACORN’s Nutty Regime for Cities
Sol Stern
The nation’s largest left-wing group is trying to make a revolution, one city at a time. And it is getting results. If you thought the New Left was dead in America, think again. Walk through just about any of the nation’s inner cities, and you’re likely to find an office of ACORN, bustling with young people working 12-hour days to “organize the poor” and bring about “social change.” The largest radical group in the country, ACORN has 120,000 dues-paying members, chapters in 700 poor neighborhoods in 50 cities, and 30 years’ experience. It boasts two radio stations, a housing corporation, a law office, and affiliate relationships with a host of trade-union locals. Not only big, it is effective, with some remarkable successes in getting municipalities and state legislatures to enact its radical policy goals into law.

Planting Seeds of Disaster
ACORN, Barack Obama, and the Democratic party.
By Stanley Kurtz
‘You’ve got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank. Your job pays you dog-food wages. Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated. You declared bankruptcy in 1989. Don’t despair: You can still buy a house.” So began an April 1995 article in the Chicago Sun-Times that went on to direct prospective home-buyers fitting this profile to a group of far-left “community organizers” called ACORN, for assistance. In retrospect, of course, encouraging customers like this to buy homes seems little short of madness.

ACORN, Obama, and the Mortgage Mess
By Mona Charen
The financial markets were teetering on the edge of an abyss last week. The secretary of the Treasury was literally on his knees begging the speaker of the House not to sabotage the bailout bill. The crash of falling banks made the earth tremble. The Republican presidential candidate suspended his campaign to deal with the crisis. And amid all this, the Democrats in Congress managed to find time to slip language into the bailout legislation that would provide a dandy little slush fund for ACORN.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Demtactics and Chicken-Little

Last night at a dinner meeting a group of us were talking politics, President Bush and the economy. All of us had high concerns regarding the future of our country.

One gentleman noted he had just gotten back from another business trip that took him around the world. He said it amazed him how it seemed everywhere he went that George W. Bush was blamed for everything bad that happened in the world.

He talked about the prevalence of his bad image and recounted a number of short stories to highlight how the President was vilified.

It struck me later as I thought back on the conversation how well the Democrats have done their job.

We all know that George W. Bush is not the person the press and the Left paint him to be. They have a hatred that has been stoked by those who steer the Democratic Party. The absolute disdain is so deep and personal it astounds me.

What the Democrats have done with their Demtactics is despicable. Not just to George W. Bush, but to the image of our country. They talk about repairing the image of the country in the world when they have been instrumental in causing the image.

The press is complicit.

I am beginning to believe there is a big, long-term plan in play and we who sit in our homes going about our daily lives are allowing it to happen.

If you think back through history when regime changes happened, when countries became communist or fell to dictators, the masses were ignorant. They got up in the morning, sent their kids off to school, went to work, cleaned house, went to church and lived their lives. In many cases they didn't vote or weren't involved in their country or community.

Today we have the television to act as an opiate. Many couldn't tell you who their elected officials were or what their local county commission did at the last meeting. They are more concerned about who wins on American Idol than they are about who could be the next President.

These past few weeks the Democrats have taken us ever closer toward being a socialist country. They pandered to the Republicans and they pandered to us, and they painted their pictures of the economy so we'd swallow it whole.

We are making some huge mistakes and the mistake is going to be compounded if we elect Barack Obama.

Last night one of those at dinner said they thought the Republicans were getting ready to be out of power for roughly ten years but then the country would see how horrible things were and we'd swing back to the Republicans. I commented that in ten years if the Democrats had the Presidency and Congress, there wouldn't be any Republicans and there wouldn't be a country as we know it now. Surprisingly, given the diversity of those at the table, everyone agreed. Scary that we see it coming and yet we seem to be so helpless to stop it.

I was going to stop there, but it struck me that maybe some might question why the Republicans might not see it or might not be reacting to stop it if my scenario is really happening. I think some are aware. I think some are simply power hungry. I think some are just like many of us, live for today, take care of today because the problems too big. I think that some aren't capable of seeing the problem because they're fine, decent people who can't believe there are cold, calculating people who'd toss them in the fire to further their own struggle for power. I think sometimes when you're in the middle of something you can't see the big picture.

I don't really know anything, I'm way too far down the totem pole to be able to do anything other than try and make sense of all the pieces.

I firmly believe we're in for bad times, and I'm not just talking about the financial picture. I think we have been steered like cattle to this moment and the slaughter house is right around the corner. I hope the American people will slow the stampede to the end down by voting for McCain-Palin but even if we do rise up out of our easy chairs to vote, I'm concerned ACORN and the stealing of votes will negate our impact on November 4th.

Well, now I'm thoroughly depressed and I'm sure if you've read this far that you might feel the same (either that or you think I'm off my rocker ;-)!

I'm going to go do something positive and stop thinking about the end of the world.

Chicken-Little (hopefully)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Want a taste of the future if Barack Obama wins?

Check out what's going on in Missouri.

Obama supporters threatening news outlets and trying to suppress free speech.

The Governor is asking the Feds to get involved.

In an Obama administration who would he be asking that wasn't controlled by Obama?


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media?

By Warner Todd Huston
September 28, 2008 - 03:53 ET

Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet with the name of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, a resident of New Hampshire and a soldier that lost his life in Iraq in 2006. Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin.

Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father of Ryan Jopek, the young soldier who tragically lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet with his son's name on it. Yet Obama continues to do so despite the wishes of the family. (click link to read the rest of the story)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Obamatactics NOT working...

As this financial fiasco is unfolding Obama is looking more and more like a selfish little child who doesn't understand how the adults work on the big issues.

His bully-boy friends are going on television trying to stand up for their leader but it is failing.

Americans want decisive action and they want someone who's willing to stand up for us and fight. We want a leader.

Obama looks like a politician. He looks scared when he's talking about this issue and I think it's because he knows he took the wrong tact on it. He couldn't get his ego out of the way long enough to realize he would have looked stronger to follow on this issue and get his butt to Washington without having to be summoned.

I heard one of his bully-boy supporters whining yesterday that John McCain really hadn't suspended his campaign because some commercials were still running and that mean old Sarah Palin was still campaigning. John McCain lied he said.

McCain pulled all of his ads that could be pulled and I understand there were two, yes two whole ads in the entire country, that couldn't be pulled.

All of a sudden Sarah Palin going to an event is something the Obama campaign wants to acknowledge? Now she matters when they think they need her to prove a point.

News flash, Sarah Palin isn't a Senator and she's not John McCain. John McCain suspended his campaign not her campaign. Yes, she's part of his campaign, but she had events and interviews scheduled and she is not an integral part (yet!) of what's going on in Washington.

Wouldn't that be something if Sarah Palin flew to Washington and sweet talked everyone into an agreement? I'd love to hear her talk about what should be done. I bet she'd have some common sense thoughts on this debacle.

McCain is back up in the polls because he has shown true leadership and has shown that the American people are truly more important than even his own personal campaigning. He's willing to put it all on the line for us and despite the image Obamatactites are trying to promote, the American people know he's being sincere and real.

Obamatactics -50
John McCain +100

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Joe Biden in Cincinnati on Afghanistan

Fox News aired Joe Biden's speech this morning in Cincinnati. I listened to part of it and would have listened to all of it, but I do have to work!

I'll see if I can find a transcript to share, but I imagine you'll go to sleep long before finishing it! It was way to long for anyone but a die-hard political wonk, probably because he's not the most entertaining speaker when he's "contained"!

While I listened he was talking about Afghanistan. He slammed John McCain and talked about how we should have been focusing on Afghanistan, etc., etc. Same old, same old, packaged in some new wrapping paper I haven't heard before.

In the past few days I've heard and read some rumblings from former CIA and others about an "October surprise" by terrorists. Probably because that possibility has been slithering around my mind, it seemed to me that Biden was setting the table for just such an action.

I'm NOT saying he was encouraging it by any means. What I mean is he was setting the table for Barack Obama to be able to say "I told you so" if it happened. Something along the lines of, "If we'd listened to Obama's in his great wisdom we would have been focusing on Afghanistan and the true culprits rather than wandering in the Iraq wilderness."

I certainly hope and pray we don't experience another attack. If we are attacked, God forbid, then I hope the American people have the intelligence to put someone like John McCain in office to handle the future. In this political war there's enough on both sides of the aisle which makes it easy in hind-sight to point a finger of blame.

I'd guess that if we'd focused on Afghanistan then Iraq would be where they were holed up. I also believe if it were possible to ferret out all the terrorists we'd be doing it full speed. We're doing pretty darn good considering how the President has been hampered by Democrats who simply don't want him to win at anything.

Backtracking to the original thoughts that led me to write a blog, I had to wonder as I listened to Joe Biden whether he had access to some intelligence that indicated an attack was a strong probability. Call me paranoid, call me crazy, but the thought did keep surfacing as I took my break and listened to Biden.

I'm curious to see if John McCain is going to come out with some similar talking points.

I haven't found a transcript of Biden's speech yet, but here's a few stories about the talk:

Biden Links Future Terrorism to McCain’s Failures
By Ari Melber 9/24/08 11:43 AM
Sen. Barack Obama has only one event today, a rally in Dunedin, Florida, and the rest of his schedule is cleared for debate prep. His campaign, however, is not taking a day off from general election combat. Today Sen. Joe Biden is thrashing Republicans in a Cincinnati national security address.
With the first debate on foreign policy set for Friday, Biden is framing his side’s security argument. Leaning into the buzz saw of terror politics, Biden says another terror attack in the U.S. will be exported from a region where “Bush/McCain” security policy failed:

Biden says McCain often wrong on national security
By DAN SEWELL – 58 minutes ago
CINCINNATI (AP) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden on Wednesday questioned John McCain's judgment to be commander in chief, arguing that the Republican presidential candidate would keep digging the United States into a hole of isolation and insecurity.
"Our country is less secure and more isolated than it has been at any time in recent history," Biden said in a speech to supporters. "This administration has dug America into a very deep hole around the world at a time our leadership is needed to meet the challenges of the 21st century."

Sunday, September 21, 2008

More on Obama ditching Biden for Hillary

JEM left a comment on my prior post and mentioned Obama's ego not being able to take having Hillary on the ticket. Great thought and probably right on the money. It struck me when thinking about it further that chances are Obama is scared to have her on the ticket, too. She would run circles around him and undermine him every chance she was given. He'd have an ulcer before he was officially sworn in! I've heard, and who knows how much of what we hear way down here on the outer rungs is accurate, that Obama's wife steams whenever she hears Hillary's name. Obama would be surrounded by strong women and his life would be miserable!!!

I find it funny on some level that so much of what Hillary said about Obama is TRUE! She put a lot of information out there and for whatever reason the Dems chose to follow Obama. It gives some credence to the theory that things are pre-ordained in the political arena by the movers and shakers behind the scene.

Our VP candidate has ten times the experience as their primary candidate!

It would shake things up if Obama got desperate enough to pull in Hillary and would say a lot about his strength (weakness) as a leader. I'd be all over him on his judgement! He had the opportunity to have Hillary on the ticket and he chose to ignore millions of votes for personal reasons and sensibilities, or maybe just because his wife was jealous of her pretty (gag) pant suits.

In the past many of our Presidents have chosen Vice Presidents they didn't like simply because it would help to get them elected. Either JEM is right and Obama has an ego that wouldn't allow him to give partial credit to someone else for his win or he is dumb. Or maybe both.

What do you think? Any possibility this is based on a glimmer of truth?

I rec'd the email below this morning. It's probably just one of those things that gets started with no basis in fact. A lot of times I've found that people speculate as if something were a fact just so they are able to say they knew it first if it ever happens. If it doesn't happen they can say their source was wrong (if anyone remembers they're the one who got it started).

I think there's a lot of Democrats who are hoping this one is at least partially true:

HEY YOU This is the whisper in the wind. This came from Faith in Iowa.

On or about October 5th, Biden will excuse himself from the ticket, citing health problems, and he will be replaced by Hillary. This is timed to
occur after the VP debate on 10/2.

There have been talks all weekend about how to proceed with this info.

Generally, the feeling is that we should all go ahead and get it out there to as many blog sites and personal email lists as is possible. I have already seen a few short blurbs about this - the 'health problem' cited in those articles was aneurysm.

Probably many of you have heard the same rumblings.

However, at this point, with this inside info from the DNC, it looks like this Obama strategy will be a go.

Therefore, it seems that the best strategy is to get out in front of this Obama maneuver, spell it out in detail, and thereby expose it for the grand manipulation that it is.

So, let's start mixing this one up and cut the Obamites off at the pass - send.
An aneurysm? That sounds rather dire to me and rather hard to predict or fake. I don't have time today to go out and read around about this and it does sound like another off-beat conspiracy theory type thing, which probably has some of you wondering why in the world I'm even putting it out here for discussion! This blog is about Obamatactics and it's a purported tactic no matter how wild!