Friday, 19 September 2008
MIKE GALLAGHER ON ELECTION UGLINESS
Mike Gallagher has written what I think is a very insightful column
about how ugly the 2008 presidential campaign is getting, and who is supplying
the lion's share of ugliness. Here it is -- see if you agree:
It's Gettin' Ugly Out There
The Democrats sure have been busy this week.
They have now dropped any pretense of civility or decency in this
remarkable 2008 election season. Evidently, the selection of Sarah Palin
as John McCains running mate has turned a number of Dems into rabid
Gone is the appearance of unity.
The act of campaigning with any sort of
honor or respect has vanished from the Democrat playbook.
This campaign went from politics to blood
sport a long time ago. Now, the Democratic Party voices are nasty, shrill
Consider what has taken place in just the
past few days:
Leftist hackers invaded Gov. Palins privacy
by criminally breaking into her personal email account; voyeuristic
websites posted the private correspondence all over the internet. During
an Obama campaign appearance, a bland governor from Kansas made the
not-so-bland assertion that the reason the current polls are so close is
because one of the candidates is half-black. While campaigning on one of
the TV networks, Democrat Vice-Presidential candidate Joe Biden actually
suggested that its high time that Americans stop being so unpatriotic by
not wanting to pay higher taxes. And finally, the Democrat candidate
himself urged his followers to start arguments and get in (the) faces of
Republicans and independents.
As my kids would say, these Democrats have
gone and jumped ugly.
Truthfully, ugly doesnt even begin to
describe what the Democrats are doing these days. When Gov. Kathleen
Sebelius injects the stale, tired old claim that racism might just keep
Obama out of the White House, dont think for a moment that isnt done
with the total blessing of the Obama campaign. If Sen. Obama was sailing
along with a 10 point lead in the polls, they wouldnt be reduced to such
babble. Theyd at least pretend this election is about issues, ideology
They just cant figure out how to tear down
the genuine Republican enthusiasm over the McCain/Palin ticket. Is the
excitement part of a GOP revolution? A renaissance, perhaps?
Too early to tell. But if John McCain wins,
you can bet the farm thats what everyone will be saying.
The Democrats are dumbfounded. And now,
theyre just being dumb.
When I first heard the audio clip from ABCs
Good Morning America featuring Sen. Biden claiming that its time to be
patriotic...time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get
America out of the rut by forcing Americans who make over 250 thousand a
year to pay higher taxes, I couldnt really believe my ears. I know Biden
can be a loose cannon -- just ask convenience store clerks with accents or
Black Americans who would be (rightfully) offended at being called clean
and articulate -- but not this nuts. Surely the Democratic VP candidate
wasnt stupid enough to claim that paying higher taxes is a form of
patriotism, was he?
Not only did he say it once, but he has
repeated the claim. He even angrily defended his comments at a union
gathering later the same day.
I can just picture the next Democrat
campaign billboard: Get Taxed Through The Nose, Wave A Flag!
And finally, there is Sen. Obama getting
pretty aggressive with his rhetoric. At a rally in Ohio, Obama told
thousands of cheering supporters: I need you to go out and talk to your
friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether
they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue
with them and get in their face.
I personally witnessed a number of the
Democrat anarchists in St. Paul, site of the GOP Convention. The police
there accurately described them as a bunch of dangerous criminals who were
capable of serious vandalism, violence and even death. They sure do know
the meaning of getting in ones face.
How nice of Sen. Obama to encourage them to
get in (the) faces of the loyal opposition. Real responsible.
If a looney Democrat beats an independent or
Republican to death over the backyard picket fence, I wonder if Obama will
Its definitely turning ugly. And the
Republican Party will be tested. Will we jump ugly and take the lefties
on by degenerating to their level?
I truly hope not.
Well win this election on the strength of
ideas and philosophy and moral clarity.
Well beat the failed Democrat policies of
the past by invoking the true working class spirit of good and decent
Americans who want to work hard, achieve success, and celebrate the
sanctity of this, the greatest country in the world.
As painful as it is to witness the
classlessness of Democrats, this is a process that has to happen. Millions
of Americans are watching with their mouths agape, positively stunned that
Barack Obamas party could stoop so low.
Instead of hiding in the shadows, Im
thankful that so many Democrats are willing to expose their true sense of
This can only be great news for the
Republican Party on November 4th.
Footnote: If you want to fill in any blanks on these actions by the
Democratic party, be sure to watch keith olbermann and rachel maddow on
MSNBC. Being the neutral sources of information they are, you certainly
can be sure all sides will be covered equally.
Just as sure as the sun comes up in the evening and the moon comes out in the
MY E-MAIL TO THE CONFERENCE OF PRESIDENTS OF MAJOR AMERICAN JEWISH ORGANIZATIONS
The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
disinvited Sarah Palin from an anti-Iran protest. Why? Because
Hillary Clinton decided she wouldn't show up at the protest if Governor Palin
was a participant.
In other words, Hillary Clinton considered political partisanship more
important than protesting Iran on behalf of Jewish organizations -- and the
organization running the protest considered political partisanship more
important than the protest too.
For this reason I just sent them the following e-mail:
This "organization" cancelled Sarah
Palin from an anti-Iran protest because Hillary Clinton
decided to pull out?
Because she played politics with
the protest by refusing to stand on the stage with Palin you
eliminate Palin from the protest?
Whores. You'll never get
another penny from me
And I mean every word of it. They can take THAT to the
JOSH HOWARD: IDIOT? RACIST? ANTI-USA? ALL OF THE ABOVE?
It is hard to classify josh howard, who plays basketball in the NBA for the
mark cuban-owned Dallas Mavericks. Is he an idiot? Is he a
racist? Is he anti-USA? Is he some combination of these
possibilities and/or are there others I've left out?
For my money he's all three.
Here is howard's latest idiocy/racism/anti-USA garbage. courtesy of the
Dallas Morning News. While every part of this story is repulsive, please
pay special attention to the paragraph I've put in bold print:
Josh Howard disrespects national anthem
12:19 PM CDT on Thursday,
September 18, 2008
Josh Howard's decision-making has again come into
question after he was filmed disrespecting the national anthem.
And the Mavericks are taking
steps to help Howard and their other players avoid controversy in the future.
In a video posted on YouTube, the swingman is
shown at Allen Iverson's charity flag football game in July. When the national
anthem is being sung, various participants are shown mugging for the camera.
When the camera gets to Howard, he says: " 'The Star-Spangled Banner' is going
on. I don't celebrate this [expletive]. I'm black."
Howard goes on to make a difficult-to-discern
comment that includes a reference to Democratic presidential candidate Barack
The video comes on the heels of his July arrest
for a late-night street race in North Carolina and last season's admission that
he is an occasional marijuana user. He also had a birthday bash for himself
after the Mavericks lost Game 4 of their playoff series against New Orleans,
even though coach Avery Johnson had asked the players to keep extracurricular
activities to a minimum during the playoffs.
Owner Mark Cuban said the Mavericks dealt with
Howard's flag football episode after it happened in July.
"That said, we will be going through some advanced
communication-skill sessions together this training camp," Cuban said Tuesday.
"I have explained to him that cellphone cameras are not your friend and that
what you think you said on camera is never what people will hear when it shows
up on YouTube or TV.
"There is only one universal response that works:
'Both teams played hard.' "
This is not the first time Howard has been cast in
an un-American light. He rejected an offer to join the U.S. Olympic team when he
said the initial training camp in 2006 conflicted with his summer camps.
Howard's agent, Mark Schwartz, did not return
The Mavericks received numerous off-season
trade offers for Howard, but almost all were from teams who presumed a low-ball
offer might prompt a deal. Team officials have said repeatedly they're not
interested in trading Howard.
"Josh really is a good guy with a great heart,"
Cuban said. "He just doesn't do a good job of showing that side of himself
publicly. We will work on that."
Normally, when reading something like this I would just shake my head in amazement and
disgust. It wouldn't make it into the blog. But in this case
we also have the team owner, mark cuban, who got fabulously rich in
software and web radio (congratulations to him for doing so) showing
his all-too-characteristic obnoxious, ridiculous side and explaining it away
as if howard's comments were the verbal equivalent of some 6 year old riding his tricycle on the
Then we also have the NBA owners who would happily fall all over each
other to get a talented basketball player, regardless of the baggage he would
bring to the team. howard, as you can see, has enough baggage to fill the
belly of an Airbus, all of its overhead compartments and most of its seats.
"The Star Spangled Banner is going on. I don't celebrate this shit,
That is an affront to every one of the millions upon millions of Black citizens
who are proud of their country. To say that being Black, in and of itself, is a
reason not to "celebrate this shit" is not only stone cold racist, it is low-life
beyond belief. Exactly what you would expect from a racist, an idiot and an
But mark cuban is happy to explain
it all away with a bunch of dodges and platitudes.
What does the "friendliness" of a cell phone have
to to with this? Were those howard's words or did the cell phone change
what he said? And does playing hard somehow offset his attitude
or his rich history of troublemaking? I'm sure fidel castro played very hard when he
was an aspiring baseball player over 60 years ago. He's still a murderous, oppressive
cuban, it should be noted, is the moneybags behind a wholly anti-USA
movie titled "Redacted", which stands as one of the biggest box office bombs of all
time. According to www.boxofficemojo.com, it racked up a
grand total of $772,223 in gross receipts worldwide. Of the 131 moviegoers
who rated "Redacted", 107, or 82%, gave it an "F".
With all due respect to Mr. cuban,
I'm betting he is using all of the same acumen he exhibited when putting out
"Redacted" to explain away the racist, idiotic, anti-USA josh howard.
And the other NBA owners, who would gladly take the pathetic howard off
cuban's hands if they could get a good deal to do it, are just as
bad. Maybe even worse.
SARA BERNHARD: SICK, PROFANE HATRED FOR SALE
I'm very happy to be Jewish and very proud of my Jewish
But if anything could possibly reverse this and make me
ashamed of both, it would be what you will see and hear by clicking below.
Watch it and know why I am ashamed to be of the
same religious heritage (apparently) as sandra bernhard is. I am ashamed
to be of the same species as sandra bernhardt is. And I am triply ashamed
that this sick filth is being produced at a Jewish venue with a laughing,
applauding crowed egging her on.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO, AS WELL AS THE COMMENTARY ABOUT IT BY
TIM GRAHAM OF NEWSBUSTERS.ORG. OR JUST CLICK ON THE VIDEO BELOW.
ADVISED THAT IT CONTAINS NONSTOP PROFANITY AND HATRED.
There you have it, folks. This is what is
being tossed out to attack the McCain/Palin ticket. Right in
D.C. No excuses for the beltway elites to pretend they don't
know it is happening.
FYI, the Washington Post reviewed this "performance". The
reviewer, alex baldinger, was slavishly favorable. He managed to
sing bernhard's praises to the skies without so much as mentioning what she says
about Sarah Palin.
alex baldinger, therefore, is an absolute
CHARLES RANGEL CALLS SARAH PALIN 'DISABLED'
charles rangel is the corrupt, dishonest disgrace who has no business
being in congress, let alone chairing the House Ways and Means Committee.
As bad as that is, he has truly outdone himself today. With a level of
tastelessness and cruelty unusual even for him, rangel has insultingly
referred to Sarah Palin, who just gave birth to a special needs child, as
Here is the truly sickening story from WCBS-TV's New York affiliate:
ASTONISHING: Rep. Rangel Calls Palin
Embattled Politician: It's Laughable That GOP
VP Nominee Bases Foreign Policy On Being Able To See Russia
Republicans Infuriated; Rep. King Blasts
(CBS) ― Already under fire for his tax troubles,
Manhattan Congressman Charles Rangel really put his foot in his mouth on
In a CBS 2 HD exclusive interview, Rep. Rangel called
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin "disabled."
question was simple: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her
The answer was astonishing.
"You got to be kind to
the disabled," Rangel said.
That's right. The chairman of the powerful
House Ways & Means Committee called Palin disabled -- even when CBS 2 HD
called him on it.
CBS 2 HD: "You got to be kind to the
CBS 2 HD: "She's disabled?"
Rangel: "There's no question about it politically. It's a
nightmare to think that a person's foreign policy is based on their
ability to look at Russia from where they live.
Rangel's comments are insulting as well as shocking.
comments are clearly disgraceful," Rep. Peter King, R-Long Island, said. "This
is just another liberal Democrat who can't accept an independent woman running
King, who is co-chair of the McCain-Palin campaign in
New York, watched Rangel's comments with CBS 2 HD. He was particularly upset
because Palin's 4-month-old son, Trig, is disabled. He has Down's syndrome.
"We should be sensitive to her or any woman who has a child or family
member who has any affliction at all," King said. "And so to use the word
disabled in the context of a female candidate for vice president who has a
child who is disabled really is wrong. Charlie owes her and the entire
disabled community and apology."
Advocates for the disabled are also
"It makes me feel as if he's trying to put her down, trying to
say she's not good for the presidency or the vice presidency," said Michael
Imperiale of Disabled In Action Of Metropolitan N.Y.
president ran this country. He was disabled. His name was Roosevelt."
A spokesman for the McCain-Palin campaign also piled on, saying that
this kind of rhetoric has no place in politics.
That sickening enough for you? Tasteless enough?
Let's forget that Ms. Palin's comment about there being places in Alaska
where you can see Russia across the Bering Strait was meant to convey the
proximity of the country, not her foreign policy expertise. Let's
also forget that she didn't say she could see Russia specifically from HER
property, which means rangel didn't even get his stupid insult right.
How do you fliply and heartlessly use the term 'disabled' that way, to
a woman who just gave birth to a Down syndrome child? Is rangel so far
off the deep end that it didn't occur to him how hurtful it would
be? Has he devolved into such a hopeless jerk that he just doesn't care? Or is it
that, like a number of others in his party, he has decided Republicans don't have
to be treated as human beings?
An apology is richly in order. But don't count on it from the tax cheat
who writes our tax laws. In a Democrat-majority congress, the rangels of
the world are a protected species and he knows it better than anyone.
The stench is overwhelming.
THE PALIN E-MAILS & THE NEW YORK TIMES
Well, now we apparently know who hacked Governor Sarah Palin's private e-mail
and caused it to go out over the internet.
Here are the particulars from The Tennessean:
State rep confirms that son is subject of Palin
State Rep. Mike Kernell confirmed
Thursday that his son, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville student, is at the
center of heated Internet discussion into the hacking of the personal e-mail of vice presidential
candidate Sarah Palin.
Kernell, a Memphis Democrat,
confirmed that it is his 20-year-old son, David, who is being widely named on
Internet blogs and chatrooms in connection with an unfolding story about Palin's
hacked e-mail accounts.
The FBI and the Secret Service started
a formal investigation on Wednesday into the hacking.
David Kernell is a student at the University of
Tennessee-Knoxville. Mike Kernell said he spoke to his son on Thursday, as he
does on a regular basis.
otherwise declined to comment, or discuss his sons
Please note that this story appeared in YESTERDAY'S issue of The
Tennessean. That means it was available for last night's network news and
But I just scoured my copy of today's New York Times to see if there is any
mention of this in the paper. There is not. Nothing. Not one
word. I didn't have a chance to see the network news last night, so I
don't know if it was covered. Did you watch a network news show? If
so, was it? I'm betting the answer is no.
This is how they do it. This is how
they manipulate people politically. The son of a Democratic state
representative committed this base, illegal act against the Governor of a
state who is running for the vice presidency. And if you rely on the Times
for your news, you don't know a thing about it.
But listen to them squeal like stuck pigs if you call them
BAIPA: MORE LIES FROM BARACK OBAMA
As readers of this blog certainly know, BAIPA is the Born Alive Infant Protection
Act. The act states that if a woman attempts to abort a child, but
the child survives the abortion and comes out alive, that child is afforded the
rights and protections of a human being.
Please note that this is NOT an abortion issue. BAIPA only
affects babies who are born and entirely out of the womb.
To be against BAIPA is to take the position that if
a woman does not want her born-and-out-of-the-womb child, she can opt to let it die.
If josef mengele had done this during WWII he'd have been tried for
infanticide at Nuremberg.
Well, Barack Obama voted against, and blocked
BAIPA in the Illinois state senate for years.
Once he left, the bill flew straight through to passage, with both
Republicans and Democrats voting in favor.
BAIPA, therefore, was not a partisan issue. It was a Barack Obama
issue. Obama wanted these children to be allowed to die.
But now a woman has come forth. Her name
is Gianna Jessen. Ms. Jessen personally survived a botched abortion and is telling her
Needless to say, Mr. Obama is not happy about the fact that this is finally
becoming known to the voting public (no thanks to most mainstream media which,
to their eternal shame, have largely hidden Obama's BAIPA record on his
The Obama reaction? Scream that it's all a lie -- which
it most certainly is not.
Ed Morrissey of www.hotair.com has the
particulars. Here they are:
Obama ad lies about Obamas infanticide
Barack Obama has decided to respond to Gianna Jessens powerful ad on his opposition to a bill that would have protected the lives of
infants born from botched abortions. In essence, he accuses John McCain of
lying, when the record speaks so clearly that Obamas campaign had to admit
they lied about his position on the Illinios version of the Born Alive
Infant Protection Act. This has produced a hysterical reaction from Team O
that pretty much has become a One-Note Charlie when responding to any
John McCains Attacks: the sleaziest ads ever,
truly vile. Now, votes taken out of context accusing Obama of letting
infants die? Its a despicable lie.
Even the bills Republican sponsor said its
untrue. Obamas always supported medical care to protect infants.
McCain? Hes running on a platform to ban
abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. Sleazy ads. Anti-choice. Thats
The record here is very, very clear. Obama
initially said that he opposed the bill in Illinois because it didnt have the
neutrality clause included in the federal version of the legislation. As
documentation proved, Obama voted against it even with the neutrality clause
added. The Obama campaign finally
acknowledged that Obama had lied about his position a month ago. Why? Because it would have
actually forced doctors to provide care for live
infants from abortions or in other words, it would have worked.
Obama attempts an end run around this by making
the issue about abortions. It isnt. Babies born
alive from abortions got left in laundry rooms to die, a practice exposed by
Jill Stanek, a nurse
at Christ Hospital in the Chicago area. A subsequent investigation showed
that as many as 20% of all late-term abortions resulted in live births and
that abortionists routinely allowed the infants to die by denying them normal
medical attention. That was the entire reason the issue came before the
Illinois legislature, but Obama reacted by denying the problem existed:
[T]he only plausible rationale, to my mind, for
this legislation would be if you had a suspicion that a doctor, the attending
physician, who has made the assessment that this is a nonviable fetus and
that, lets say for the purposes of the mothers health, is being that
that labor is being induced, that that physician (a) is going to make the
wrong assessment and (b) if the physician discovered, after the labor had been
induced, that, in fact, he made an error, and in fact this was not a nonviable
fetus but, in fact, a live child, that the physician, of his own accord or her
own accord, would not try to exercise the sort of medical procedures and
practices that would be involved in saving that child.
Now, if if you think that there are
possibilities that doctors would not do that, then maybe this bill makes
sense, but I I suspect and my impression is, is that the Medical Society
suspects that doctors feel that they would already be under that obligation,
that they would already be making these determinations, and that essentially
adding a an additional doctor who the has to be called in an emergency
situation to come in and make these assessments is really designed simply to
burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor
and perform an abortion.
Now, if thats the case and and I know some
of us feel very strongly one way or the other on that issue thats fine, but
I think its important to understand that this issue ultimately is about
abortion and not live births. Because if these children are being born alive,
I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to
make sure theyre looked after.
As I wrote at the time, this passage is really
remarkable for the willfully obtuse nature of Obamas arguments. By the time
this debate took place, Jill Stanek had already revealed that doctors werent
providing medical care to infants born alive during abortions, at Christ
Hospital, and a subsequent investigation proved that other abortion providers
also abandoned such infants to die. That was the entire reason for the
debate. Obama acts as if this is some curious academic
This bill did nothing to prevent abortions.
It would have acted to protect live infants resulting from unsuccessful
abortions real children who were being murdered through neglect in
Illinois. Barack Obama protected abortionists rather than the helpless
infants that were being killed. Thats the record, and Obama cannot run
away from it.
Update: Of course, I missed
one important point: the Jessen ad wasnt put out by McCain at all.
Obamas swinging at the wrong critic here. Why doesnt Obama call
Jessen a liar?
How could Barack Obama have prevented legislation
that does nothing other than protect newborn babies from being left
to die? HOW?
And how can mainstream media be so completely owned and operated by Obama
that they would withhold this information from voters? It staggers the
Please, please tell your friends and have them tell their friends. Give
them the gift of this knowledge, by letting them know the real story about
Barack Obama and BAIPA.
Is this the man you want to put in the White House?
OBAMA GAFFES - A RETROSPECTIVE
John Hawkins, writing for www.townhall.com, has reviewed the
increasingly voluminous list of gaffes from Barack Obama and put together
his "ten best" list (you decide if the word "best" fits here). Every one
of them is, of course, fully referenced.
Take a look and see if these are the ones you'd have picked and/or the order
you would have put them in:
Obama's Top Ten Campaign Gaffes
Friday, September 19, 2008
Obama's surrogates have been trying to convince the American people that his
judgment is so impeccable that his lack of experience is irrelevant. However,
it's hard to make that case when the candidate in question is the single biggest
gaffe machine to hit American politics since Howard Dean. You think Joe Biden
cranks out a lot of dumb quips? Well, Biden is a rank amateur compared to Obama.
As you read these brainless comments, keep in mind that the biggest challenge I
had in creating this list was limiting it to only 10 snafus.
In fact, there were so many of them that some of
Obama's most famous slip-ups, like "I don't want them punished with a
baby" and "Why can't I just eat my waffle?" didn't even make the list.
Well, let's get to it, shall we?
First up, here's the quotation that became the
genesis of the "Obama is an elitist snob" meme.
10) "Anybody gone into Whole Foods
lately and see what they charge for arugula? I mean, they're charging a lot of money for this
When the internet is afire with false rumors that
you're a Muslim, do you really want to bizarrely reference your "Muslim faith?"
9) "Let's not play games. I was
suggesting - you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my
I wonder if abortion is above Sarah Palin's pay
grade? I think not.
8) Rick Warren: ...Now, let's
deal with abortion; 40 million abortions since Roe v. Wade. As a pastor, I
have to deal with this all of the time, all of the pain and all of the
conflicts. I know this is a very complex issue. Forty million abortions, at
what point does a baby get human rights, in your view?"
Barack Obama: "Well, you know, I
think that whether you're looking at it from a theological perspective or a
scientific perspective, answering that question with specificity, you know, is
above my pay
This part of Obama's speech sounds like it was
written for him by one of King Canute's courtiers.
7) "...I am absolutely certain that
generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that
this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs
to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise
of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our
nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the
moment -- this was the time -- when we came together to remake this great
nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest
Whether this "joke" was about Sarah Palin or not,
it was a rather foolish line given that even his own supporters in the audience
took it as a sexist jab at her expense.
6) "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig. You can wrap an old fish in a piece of paper
called 'change,' it's still going to stink. After eight years, we've had
enough of the same old thing. It's time to bring about real change to
Washington and that's the choice you've got in this
As he tried to explain why he tossed his
grandmother under the bus in a previous speech, Obama actually managed to make
it worse by showing that he thinks of white people as a generic group, not as
5) "The point I was making was not that
Grandmother harbors any racial animosity. She doesn't. But she is a typical white
Dan Quayle, who was unfairly pilloried as a moron,
never said anything half as dumb as this.
4) "Over the last 15 months, we've
traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go."
In his counterproductive race speech, which was
mistakenly praised as genius by his supporters in the media, Obama managed to
cement his association to the racist, anti-American rantings of Jeremiah Wright
while simultaneously coming across as remarkably callous towards his own
3) "I can no more disown (Jeremiah Wright)
than I can disown the black community. I can no more disown him than I can my white grandmother - a woman
who helped raise me, a woman who sacrificed again and again for me, a woman
who loves me as much as she loves anything in this world, but a woman who once
confessed her fear of black men who passed by her on the street, and who on
more than one occasion has uttered racial or ethnic stereotypes that made me
It's no secret to people who pay attention that
Barack Obama is not a patriotic man and he managed to unwittingly hammer that
point home when he rather foolishly made a big deal about refusing to wear a
flag pin anymore.
2) "You know, the truth is that right
after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as
we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true
patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our
national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my
If you're from a small town and you're wondering
what Barack Obama thinks of you, this quote tells you everything you need to
know and then some.
1) "You got into these small towns in
Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been
gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them. And they fell through the
Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive
administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate
and they have not. And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to
guns or religion or antipathy to
people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade
sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."
This is a little like trying to pick the top ten baseball
players in major league history. You know that there are many more than
ten who can lay claim to being on the list and you just have to cull it down
somehow without doing full justice to the ones who are left out.
But Mr. Obama is ready for the presidency. Honest. Just ask
jeremiah wrigh...er, tony rezk...er, william ayer....er, the voting fraud
specialists at ACOR...er, y'know what? Maybe you just shouldn't ask