Friday, 29 August 2008
THE GULLIBILITY OF OBAMA LOVERS
This latest edition is from Agence France Presse. Watch Steve Gilbert
of www.sweetness-light.com take it
apart. How? With facts, that's how:
August 29th, 2008
From a very gullible Agence
A graphic on Barack Obama, Democrat candidate
for the US presidency. Obama told Americans their dreams can be one if they
unite in a stirring new crusade for change, in a riotous finale to the
historic Democratic National Convention.
And when we say incredible we mean it literally.
First, about what the graphic claims about his
The AFP left out that Mr. Obama attended the hippy
Occidental College. We also have never been given access to Mr. Obamas grade
transcripts, nor any of his writing such as his senior thesis.
The AFP graphic claims Obama worked as social
worker when he did not. And in fact, he was a community organizer for only
three years not for the six years that is implied here.
Mr. Obama wrote only one legal piece at Harvard,
which was only recently dug up. Which would tend to indicate his position as
President of the Law Review was strictly an affirmative action
Did Mr. Obama actually ever practice as a lawyer?
Do we even know if he ever passed a bar exam? There is no record of him ever
having had a case. And Mr. Obama was only a visiting lecturer at the University
All of the records of Mr. Obamas days in the
Illinois state house have disappeared. Why is that?
As for his platform:
He intends to intensify the fight against
terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Does the rest of his party know this?
And how can you do that when at the same time
withdrawing from Iraq? If the problem is that the terrorists have safe havens in
regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, wont making Iraq a safe haven be
And never mind that the savings from ending the
war on terror were supposed to fund all of his other promised
The US has been negotiating with Syria, North
Korea. As for Cuba, Mr. Obama has elsewhere promised to strengthen the sanctions
against Cuba, rather than relax them.
Mr. Obamas pledge to honor the Kyoto protocol
would be a disaster for our economy.
It is for all intents and purposes impossible to
lower taxes any further for the poor, since they have long since stopped being
taxed and are instead given money under the guise of the earned income credit
and other tax programs.
He is going to introduce a system of universal
health care by lowering taxes especially for small business.
He promises to restore the leadership of the US in
space, having hitherto promised to kill NASA to fund his other programs like
He promises to improve education for children of
poor families. All of the other programs to that end having worked so
He promises to combat poverty in the world by
taxing us more and giving the money to foreign countries, many of whom seek to
He promises to give illegal aliens
What a candidate.
Asking again for the umpteenth time: If a blogger has this information, don't
mainstream media? Do you think the network news shows and the New York
Times, for example, have fewer information gathering resources than Steve
So why don't you see it from mainstream media?
But listen to them squeal like stuck pigs if you call them
SARAH PALIN? SARAH PALIN!!!
What a gutsy move!!!
She is a former beauty queen, basketball player, TV sports anchor and
commercial fisherman. She is married with five children.
Politically she came to prominence by whistle-blowing on members of her own
Republican party for their ethical violations. She was a two time city
mayor before becoming the Governor of Alaska. Her approval ratings are
hovering in the 90% range. She is strongly conservative on many issues --
but also signed gay rights legislation into law and created a sub-cabinet post
regarding climate change.
But, y'know what? I'll show you the value of Sarah Palin to the McCain
ticket by pasting the analysis of someone who desperately wants Mr. McCain to
lose: Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, better known as "Kos" of www.dailykos.com:
Sarah Palin: She's a very
popular (80-90% approval rating), attractive, governor of Alaska. She has kind
of an older Tina Faye thing going on. In 1984, Palin competed in the Miss
Alaska beauty pageant after winning the Miss Wasilla contest earlier that
year. In the Wasilla pageant, she played the flute and also won Miss
Congeniality. Gov. Palin is known in her state as a Maverick, and has a
reputation for being very anti-corruption. You know the stuff John McCain
pretends to be. Sarah Palin is very popular having seemed come out of
nowhere to completely destroy her rival, Republican Governor Frank Murkowski
in their Primary!
The upside for us? She's a little inexperienced
for the job since she's only been governor of Alaska since 2006. Other than
that, theres not much. She's good on the Environment and good on Gay issues
(though her hand was forced) she is however firmly "pro-life" which doesn't
help McCain's case with woman at all.
The downside? Out of all of the VP choices for
McCain she is the one who could really help McCain the most in my view. This
woman is destined for higher office and McCain may be her ticket to the top.
Hopefully she's smart enough to realize McCain's campaign is already dead in
the water and will simply sit this one out. If so we will have dodged a bullet
but one way or another we will have to face off with this woman someday. She's
a rising star. Theres no getting around that.
Now you may think she's from Alaska which is
about as Red of a state as you can get and McCain doesn't need her help.
However, drafting her is about as safe as you can get simply because there is
no way a Democrat is going to replace her. On top of that she's the first
Woman ever elected as Governor of Alaska and she would be the first Woman ever
elected as Vice President. Which despite her views on abortion; her charm and
her potential to break glass ceilings could siphon off a good deal of female
Also, unlike McCain her Maverick reputation is
real. She signed Gay Marriage into law (though via Supreme Court Mandate) and
vetoed legislation that would have barred the state from granting benefits to
gay state employees and their partners. She also appointed a new sub-cabinet
to address Climate Change in her state. You know what; let me just put it this
way. If she were in virtually any other state she would be a Democrat. Shes
even more progressive than some of our Democratic Senators.
Now while those things would be of some concern
to Republicans the fact of the matter is they're virtually untouchable.
Drawing attention to her left leaning record would simply re-enforce her
Maverick Meme thus granting the media permission to re-proclaim McCain a
Maverick for picking such a Maverick as his VP. And the last thing we want is
to bring back that Maverick bullshit.
Bottom line is she's one to watch out for and
one of my picks for worst case scenario simply because she should probably be
on our side.
That description, more than anything else, tells you why John McCain made
Wow, and double wow.
I'll turn this one over to Mark Finkelstein at www.newsbusters.org. Please be sure
not to be drinking anything while you're reading it....it's not easy to clean
liquid off a keyboard:
Olbermann: Obama Nomination Like
Fall of Soviet Union, Apartheid
How does Keith Olbermann view pre-Obama
America? Apparently akin to the Soviet Union, and South Africa under
apartheid. Here was his statement from the top of tonight's DNC
CHRIS MATTHEWS: It is an iconic night
in history: we'll all remember this night as long as we live. This is the
night that the first Western government, the first Western political power, or
party, has nominated an African-American, someone of African heritage, to lead
the country. It's something that took a long time to happen, almost like an
old Polaroid film developing. But here it is. It happened officially
last night, and tonight it is crowned, this achievement. And it's
going to happen at a football field.
KEITH OLBERMANN: And it happens as suddenly
in some respects as the Soviet Union crumbled or apartheid was beaten in South
Africa. These seemingly invincible hurdles that could never be
overcome and within a short period in our historical timespan, suddenly
they're gone. And almost nobody saw it coming. Certainly no one at all saw it
coming more than four years ago.
View video here.
So that's how Olbermann sees America: until the
Dem party nominated the most liberal member of the Senate, we were in the same
class of outlaw regimes as the brutal totalitarians of the Soviet Union or the
racists of South Africa. Speak for yourself, Keith.
Note: beyond his invidious view of
America, Olbermann is simply wrong in asserting no one could have imagined an
African-American candidate more than four years ago. The GOP nomination was
virtually Colin Powell's for the taking in 2000.
No need to tell you what I think about this. I have a feeling you're
thinking the same thing.
THE OBAMA SPEECH
The stadium was packed. Stevie Wonder and other top acts were
performing. Their were fireworks. The crowd was rockin'.
And Barack Obama gave them exactly what they wanted, too. Over a half
hour of beautifully delivered rhetoric, great punch lines, youth,
energy.....and virtually nothing of any substance.
Yes, that must be exactly what they wanted. Because that is all
Barack Obama ever gives them and they came to hear him so they
must have wanted it.
Charles Babington of the Associated Press put it this way:
DENVER (AP) - Barack Obama, whose
campaign theme is "change we can believe in," promised Thursday to "spell out
exactly what that change would mean."
But instead of dwelling on specifics, he laced
the crowning speech of his long campaign with the type of rhetorical
flourishes that Republicans mock and the attacks on John McCain that
Democrats cheer. The country saw a candidate confident in his existing
campaign formula: tie McCain tightly to President Bush, and remind voters why
they are unhappy with the incumbent.
Of course, no candidate can outline every
initiative in a 35-minute speechespecially one that also must inspire voters,
acknowledge key friends, and toss in some autobiography for the
newly-interested. And Obama did touch on nitty-gritty subjects, such as the
capital gains tax and biofuel investments.
He said he would "find ways to safely harness
nuclear power," a somewhat more receptive phrase than he typically uses for
But most of his address echoed and amplified the
theme that dominated the four-day Democratic nominating convention here:
I have no doubt that this speech, and the loving adoration it will engender
from most media (not all, as you saw above), will cause another upward
bounce in the daily tracking polls. And it should. This
was his moment.
Next week is the Republican convention and, though I can't imagine that it
will feature a speech as well delivered as Obama's, the bounce will go the other
way. Then the real campaign starts.
DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: ROBERT WEXLER WITH DIFFERENT PLUMBING
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the congressperson from the 20th District in
(southern) Florida.....Broward County.
I call her Robert Wexler with different plumbing because, apart from being a
woman, she is very much the same as Mr. Wexler. A nasty, vicious loudmouth
with a supercharged attitude, who represents a district she cannot lose as
long as she stays as far left as it is possible to be.
This afternoon John McCain announced that Sarah Palin is his running
mate. Wasserman Schultz's reaction to Governor Palin?
"She's inexperienced, she's unethical and she's wrong on every women's
Sarah Palin has a huge reputation for fighting corruption - which, it so
happens, appears to have been rampant in Alaska, and very much among her fellow
Republicans. Her whistleblowing against unethical behavior is what
catapulted her to the Governor's mansion. By contrast, how often have
you heard about Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaking out against William
Ms. Palin can't be wrong on every women's issue (translation: abortion)
because, despite the ridiculous assumption on the part of the Wasserman
Schultz's of the country and their media cohorts, a great many women are every
bit as pro-choice as Ms. Palin is.
But my favorite line is that Sarah Palin is inexperienced. Do Ms.
Schultz and her fellow Democrats really want to get in to an "inexperienced"
riff during this election? How experienced is Barack Obama?
I'll make this plain and simple: Sarah Palin has as much foreign policy
experience as Barack Obama (none). And she has two years' more executive
experience than Barack Obama has. That makes her MORE experienced than Mr.
And, let's remember, Ms. Palin is running for Vice President, not
President. If she wins, the eminently experienced John McCain is
President. If Debbie Wasserman Schultz's preferred candidate wins, the
wholly inexperienced Barack Obama is President.
If I were a Republican, I would go to bed tonight praying that Debbie
Wasserman Schultz, Robert Wexler and every other angry leftist makes that
argument every day of the campaign.