October 27, 2008
A reader asks, "How can Obama take the oath of office to 'preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution' when he clearly does not believe in it and thinks it’s a flawed document, too focused on "negative liberties," instead of positive ones, and wishes to see the Supreme Court "break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution"?Please don't sue me, Jim Geraghty. You know it was worth repeating.
Nice to see that liberals in Philly are embracing the whole "tolerance" thing, especially when it comes to voting.
But those are just the little white lies these people allow themselves to be told, a self-induced cognitive dissonance that lets them avoid saying the unsayable: I cannot pull the lever for a black man.
Hey, some people just aren't ready yet, even the governor said so. Just like some people aren't ready yet for computers or setting the clock on the VCR.
Or, to hear Murtha tell it, some people - specifically some people in Western Pennsylvania - will never be ready. But the fact is, if you did a statewide head count of racists, you'd find just as many in eastern Pennsylvania as you would in the western part of the state.
That's why this ban on white people voting I'm proposing has got to be statewide. And I'm sorry to say, it's going to have to include all white people, even those who would vote for Obama, because you can't just let some white people vote. That would be unfair.
By this point, you either think I am joking or are calling me an elitist. I assure you I am neither. OK, maybe a little of both. But it wasn't always like this. I come from the Coal Belt, from that Alabamian hinterland between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, as per James Carville's famous formulation.
I am, in fact, just two generations out of the coal mines that blackened the lungs of my grandfather, leaving him disabled, despondent and, finally, dead at the ripe old age of 54.
So, understand that I am saying all this for the good of the country and, in fact, for the good of those hard-working white people that Hillary used to pander to.
I know those people, I come from them. They are not some shameful abstract demographic to be brushed under the rug of euphemism by Wolf Blitzer and his ilk.
I have broken kielbasa with those people. I went to school with their children. I have gone to Sunday Mass with a deer-hunter hangover with those people. They are bitter with good reason, and they are armed because they are scared. They mean well, but they are easily spooked.
Now, my first instinct is to believe this is an attempt at satire so ham handed that not even the Stewart/Colbert axis would touch it. But what if it isn't? Are liberals that crazy (I ask rhetorically)? And if true, why should it matter, since the Philly Phraud of Phast Eddie Rendell will stuff the ballot boxes so bad, no amount of "Bitter Clingers" will matter.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the fact that the man is essentially a cipher (thanks, MSM!), just who Barack Obama actually is depends on who's looking at him at any given moment:
"You never know what a president is like until he gets there," said David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, the largest grassroots Right-wing organisation.
"He talks a good game in terms of trying to be a centrist but his policy positions are not those of a centrist. He is very partisan and ideologically oriented."
In a 1996 survey during his run for the Illinois senate, Obama ticked every liberal box: strong support of abortion, strongly in favour of gun control, strongly opposed to capital punishment.
But Matt Bennett, a deputy assistant in Clinton's White House, says that Obama has matured. "He was once a community activist in Chicago so at certain stages in his life he would have been identifiable as a liberal Democrat.
"But like a lot of us, as he has aged, his idealism has been replaced to some part with a strong pragmatism. He is interested in what will make a difference to people's lives. I would define him as a moderate Democrat."
Uh-huh. So all that stuff about him being the most liberal member of the Senate was...what, exactly? And his "spread the wealth" comment in response to Joe the Plumber? No biggie, and you'd better not use that racist code word, the one that begins with an S, to describe him, either. Racist.
And then, there's this not-so-old chestnut:
No, he doesn't sound at all like a liberal idealist there. Why, I think I might have even mistaken him for Harry Truman while I was watching that clip. Yeah.
October 26, 2008
She said she has very little doubt that the public polling is part of a “concerted voter suppression effort” by the MSM. She said IBD/TIPP was the only outfit doing public polling that was “worth a bucket of warm piss”.
Treacher definitely called this right, the polls are nothing but operations meant to suppress GOP turnout, and we should have been ignoring them from the get-go. It's going to be very, very close, but we're not out of this fight yet.
October 25, 2008
"Al-Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election," said a commentary posted Monday on the extremist Web site al-Hesbah, which is closely linked to the terrorist group. It said the Arizona Republican would continue the "failing march of his predecessor," President Bush.Riiiiiiight. The "failing march" that includes no attacks on our soil in more than seven years, thousands of dead or jailed terrorists around the world, and what looks like success in Iraq over...Al-Qaeda.
Yes, Al-Qaeda sees the election of John McCain as "a vindication of its strategy of crippling America's economy through endless, costly foreign wars against Islamist insurgents."
And the terrorist group's endorsement wouldn't have anything to do with the idea that "we're going to have an international crisis to test the mettle" of Barack Obama." Or the fact that he's the guy who's been promising to pull out of Iraq since, forever. Or...
Of course, here's the main point: Americans hate Al-Qaeda. So why would they endorse McCain? "Some terrorism experts said the support for McCain could be mere bluster by a group that may have more to fear from a McCain presidency," the WaPo at least admits. Why would they try to influence a U.S. election?
Where did I find this article? Why, through the column of some douche writing for the Grauniad whose subhead says that "it seems terrorists would prefer McCain in the White House."
The fact that a columnist for a lefty UK paper could miss the terrorist group's intentions is just shocking.
October 24, 2008
This may be the one and only time that I agree with Joey Plugs. Get out there and do whatever you can to prevent this fraud of a lie wrapped in a sham from stealing the White House. We have to do this.
Thirteen of the 18 jurors and alternates wore clothing or buttons betraying their support for the Philadelphia Phillies.
The attorneys, judge and spectators laughed.
October 23, 2008
$150,000 for a new wardrobe? Indefensible excess.
$140,000 for massive, fascist Greek Pillars? Super fucking sweet.
October 22, 2008
These concepts of spreading the wealth and from each according to their abilities and to each according to their needs piss me right the hell off. It's not simply because I'm selfish and want to hold onto what I have, it's because I do not understand why I should subsidize some loser.
tl,dr to follow:
She basically accuses Palin of race-baiting at rallies, and goes on to claim that otherwise GOP white collar professionals will quietly vote for Obama, which I think one can safely take to mean she's voting for Obama(link goes to Hotair), along with a handful of professional snobs. Note not all professionals are this way, but yes, there are a number of vapid douchebags who are. We all know one.
Notice how she's freaking out about how "ugly" McCain and Palin's campaign is...uh, you mean in comparison to Obama's? Really? The same guy who had his lawyer send threatening letters to TV stations that played NRA ads? The campaign that has it's supporters and media allies throw the race card at anything and everything? The one that set up a "Truth Squad" in Missouri? The one with a creepy cult following with it's own Obamajugend? The same Obama with the violent and vandalizing followers that make the GOP divert millions in GOTV money to enhanced security? The massive voter fraud efforts by ACORN? And I'm probably not even scratching the surface.
Yeah, you're right Kathleen, it's McCain and Palin that are running the ugly campaign. What an idiot.
An aside, Tony Blankley rules. I also enjoy Weasel's take on the Parker/Buckley/Brooks/Noonan types.
October 21, 2008
I remain in the Treacher camp on the polls, I don't think they're accurate, and I think we're in the fight as long as we don't get bogged down in the media's propaganda campaign. I think if the McCain campaign is willing to put the time and resources into the state, he has a chance here.
Looks like things are going downhill fast for Tim Mahoney. Now his wife is filing for divorce.
She filed a petition Monday in Palm Beach County court seeking the dissolution of their 23-year marriage and possession of their Palm Beach Gardens home.
The petition also claims Tim Mahoney moved money from a joint account to one in his name. It seeks "a full accounting of all funds spent or dissipated by the husband within the last two years" - the period since Mahoney was elected to Congress on a "faith, family and personal responsibility" platform in the aftermath of the Mark Foley sex scandal.
Neither Mahoney nor his wife could be reached for comment.
ABC News first reported on Oct. 13 that Mahoney had an affair with former staffer Patricia Allen, whom he fired this year and later agreed to pay $121,903 to stop her from filing a lawsuit.
The next day, Mahoney and his wife made a two-minute appearance before reporters. The congressman didn't directly address the affair but acknowledged causing "pain," declared it a "private matter" and vowed to press on with his reelection bid.
Three days after that, Mahoney gave a series of interviews in which he acknowledged "multiple affairs" and said his behavior was wrong but did not violate any laws or his oath of office. Asked to define what "multiple" meant, Mahoney would only say "more than one."
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Barack Obama, campaigning in the key swing state of Florida, is seeking to capitalize on the excitement over the World Series-bound Tampa Bay Rays, telling a Tampa crowd he was “showing some love for the Rays,” several members of which joined him onstage.What a shocker. In related news, the sun is expected to rise in the east tomorrow morning.
Obama, a self-avowed Chicago White Sox fan, declared his allegiance earlier this month for the Rays’ National League opponent in baseball’s championship, the Philadelphia Phillies.
On Oct. 11, Obama told a crowd in the City of Brotherly Love — the biggest city on the key swing state of Pennsylvania: “My White Sox are gone, so I’ll go ahead and root for the Phillies now.”
October 20, 2008
"I think it's clear that the fundamentals are better than the psychology."
Go here to find out.
I hope a pack of rabid weasels hurtles through the stands and starts to chew on Belichick's head.
LIAR! LIAR! YOU CAN'T TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT ANYTHING EVER CAN YOU!
Why, looking at him, you'd think that he was someone who would blatantly lie about where he began his career and what he's done since then.
Oh. Wait. That was an Obama commercial that just came on that made me think that. Sorry.
Chicago's former schools chief has flunked the education foundation headed by Barack Obama and founded by 1960s terrorist Bill Ayers - saying it failed to monitor projects and funded school "reform" groups that campaigned against boosting academic standards.Hope. Change. The judgment to flush tens of millions of dollars down the toilet.
"There was a total lack of accountability. If you went back and asked, you'd be hard-pressed to find out how the money was spent," said Paul Vallas, the city's school superintendent when Obama chaired the Chicago Annenberg Foundation from 1995 to 1999.
Annenberg spent $49.5 million, mostly on grants to 211 public schools that partnered with community-based groups. But despite collecting millions, those schools performed no better than other public schools, a study found.
Here are the details from Erick Erickson at RedState (emphasis in the original):
If I were one of the Texas-22 citizen questioners attending this debate, I would ask a simple question of Congressman Lampson: does Lampson anticipate getting his wife's vote in the November election?
Turns out, according to sources we have in Texas, that Nick Lampson's wife is not even registered to vote in Texas 22.
She lives in Beaumont, TX - at an address well outside of the district - and this is where she is registered. She's in the 2nd District, and is represented by Republican Ted Poe. The address is on Collier Road in Beaumont.
Why does it matter? Well, you can find out why at the link.
You can donate to Pete Olson's campaign here.
**Cross-posted at Down the Ticket**
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