Friday, October 31, 2008

Day 22/Reason #4: The first unalienable right enunciated in the history of the nation

Life.

In Obama, we have the most pro-abortion candidate to ever run for president. For partial-birth abortion. For government funding of abortion. Against life-saving measures for children who survive abortions.

Radical.

McCain and Palin have been and are consistently pro-life.

I want to take a moment to speak to those who do not share my pro-life views. I believe -- as did the founders -- that abortion should be a matter for the individual states to decide. Most conservatives share this viewpoint. If Roe v. Wade were repealed, we would be back to where we started in this country. Each state could decide.

Undoubtedly, some states would keep abortion legal while others would restrict abortions, and perhaps outlaw it. In our great federalist system, we can quickly see what works in areas such as education, tax policy, etc. The same can and would be true for abortion.

I realize and respect that this is a difficult issue. Many of us have been personally affected by abortion.

While respecting those who disagree with me on this issue, as a pro-lifer, I am proud to support McCain-Palin.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Day 21/Reason #5: We did not call Obama "the Messiah"

Consider who did, though:



Chilling.

What more do you need to say than perhaps one of the craziest, most anti-American, anti-Semitic bigots in the world thinks you're the Messiah?

Four more things, that's what.

See you manana.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Day 20/Reason #6: Obama's for "Fairness" ...

the "Fairness Doctrine", that is. Funny how so many sheep in wolves clothing, especially in the political world, have such nice-sounding names ... "campaign-finance reform" ... "pro-choice" ... "comprehensive immigration reform". Woops, McCain was for two of those, but still ...

Make no mistake about it. If Obama is elected (and he will have increased Demo numbers in Congress, under almost any scenario) he and his leftist pals will move to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine. New Mexico Demo Sen. Bingaman caused a bit of a stir when he came out in favor of repealing it recently. Reid wants to repeal it. Pelosi wants to repeal it. Kerry wants to repeal it. If Demos can do it, they will. In a heartbeat.

So, what does it mean? If reinstated, the Fairness Doctrine would potentially mean the death of Talk Radio as we know it. The "Fairness Doctrine" would require talk radio stations to put on an opposing viewpoint each time some one complained. Litigation would explode and it would be too costly for most, if not all, stations to run talk programs. By the way, there are more than two viewpoints on a particular issue. The whole concept of "two opposing views" and regulating speech is deeply flawed.

After all, there's a reason there wasn't any Talk Radio before Pres. Reagan got rid of the "Fairness Doctrine" in 1987. Ah, but we have the major news networks to keep us informed. I feel better already.

Recall that Talk Radio was about the only thing that kept "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" from becoming the law of the land. We need Talk Radio and free speech to stand against elitists in both parties.

In particular, though, it's the Demos who don't care much for free speech. There's a reason their pathetic, boring Air America can't gain traction. People don't want to listen to it.

The multitude of conservative voices on the radio, on cable, and on the internet are vital to keeping America informed and free.

Think the last part of that sentence goes too far? Consider the tactics of Obama and Co. in attempting to shut down radio programs critical of Obama in Chicago, asking authorities to take ads off the air in Missouri, boycotting news stations that ask tough questions of Biden, calling Sean Hannity an anti-Semite?!!, etc..

I believe in free speech, as most conservatives do. Be very afraid of those who would attempt to use the power of the state to reduce debate.

The Obama crowd is about "getting in the faces" of opponents, per the counsel of the street agitators that trained the O. Make no mistake: If Obama wins and has enough allies in Congress -- as he likely would -- he will come after his critics on the right ... the Constitution be damned.

These are serious times. This is a key issue.

Tomorrow, we begin with the Top 5.

See you then.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Day 19/Reason #7: Who do our enemies want to win?

I've talked about this line of reasoning before. It's often instructive to see who is pulling for one side or another to sort out the good guys. Here, when we look outside the U.S., we see ...

Less than 10% of the French want McCain. Okay, I realize France is not an "enemy" per se, but the French are a pretty good political contra-indicator.

But let's look at Venezuela, where Bill Ayers' hero Hugo Chavez was just heard slamming Sarah Palin. Chavez called Gov. Palin a "pitiful beauty queen who did not know what she was saying."

When did Chavez get the MSM gig?

Really friends, that's about all you need to know. But still, there's more.

How about al Qaeda? I realize some crazies allegedly are pulling for McCain, but a) I don't believe them, since they saw how the OBL experiment blew up in 2004 in the Bush-Kerry race; and b) if they are truly crazy and are admitting they want a fight with us -- so that they can test the 72-virgin theory -- and McCain will facilitate said fight, then I say it sounds good to me.

Why would al Qaeda fear Obama, who has opposed the "air-raiding villages and killing civilians" American military and our efforts to fight terrorism every step of the way since 9/11? Oh, I forgot ... he flip-flopped and voted for FISA after he had secured the Demo nomination, in the spirit of "tacking to the middle" when it doesn't mean anything other than misleading people to get votes.

What about Hamas? Haven't they endorsed Obama?



And doesn't Obama have a pal named Khalidi (Reason 11A, I recall correctly)? I forget.

What about that "tiny" country Iran? Think they would rather dodge bullets from McCain or talk with Obama?

Coming down the home stretch now, we have six more ... doozies. Don't miss it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Day 18/Reason #8: Pelosi + Reid + Obama =

Disaster in D.C..

You know, I can hear the voices of a lot of conservatives talking about how "burning the house" down will teach us all a lesson. We'll teach those wascally Republicans, you see.

The problem is, we all will suffer the consequences.

With Pelosi in charge of the House with increased numbers, and Reid with nearly a filibuster-proof Senate (or, God-forbid, 59 other myrmidons to steamroll the Republicans), the only check on the runaway leftist train would be the White House. However, with Obama occupying it, the White House would actually be pulling the leftist/socialist train ... and fast.

Never before will we have had such a conglomeration of committed, incompetent leftists in charge of our government. So, hold on to your property, and find good cover and concealment because you, mainstream America, will be on your own.

It is naive to think we can undo such damage in 2 or 4 years. We may not have the opportunity to do so for a generation.

Politics involves making choices, which are always imperfect. However, the potential combination of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama, makes the ol' RINO look nearly perfect by comparison. That's saying something, I know, but ... that's the truth, nonetheless.

So, vote Republican. Hang on that lever. It will make you feel good, and it will do the country good.

By the way, with all due respect to Sean Hannity ... come up with 25 reasons and then we can talk.

See you tomorrow.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Day 17/Reason #9: What do you get if your investigated in more than a dozen states for voter registration fraud?

You get promoted to work on the Obama transition. Check out this video:



This is the One, the glorious transformational, trans-partisan candidate. He has represented ACORN, worked with them and their ilk as they squeezed and intimidated lenders to make loans to people who had no business to buy houses.

And, oh yeah, in case you haven't heard, banks have had some trouble lately.

But these shakedown artists are going to get promoted under an Obama Administration. I am sure that the Transcendent One's Justice Department will investigate ACORN thoroughly.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Day 16/Reason #10: "The Most Anti-Capitalist Candidate Ever Nominated by a Major Party ...

... is leading in the race to win the presidency?

So says Investors' Business Daily. According to IBD, this explains (at least in part) the recent panic in our stock market. The "socialist tsunami" is coming. Note that IBD called Obama's plan "socialist" even before Joe the Plumber did.

America will be less prosperous under an Obama Administration, if he gets much of what he wants. His "spreading the wealth" around has been tried, and it doesn't grow the pie. It eats the pie.

That's how you give a tax cut to 95% of Americans when there are approximately half that many taxpayers. You cut up the pie and hand it out.

Less pie equals less liberty for us all.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Day 15/Reason #11: Ayers retains the mind and ideas of a terrorist. Obama has retained the association with Ayers

Bill Ayers. We've heard a lot about this terrorist (but only in his thoughts now).

We know the highlights (although more dribbles out all the time, no thanks to the MSM). We know that Ayers is not just "some one in the neighborhood", as Obama falsely proclaimed during the Demo primary season. Obama and Ayers have remained friendly through the years, Obama started his political career with the help of Ayers, the two served on boards together, and they directed funds to projects designed to radicalize students together (as we discussed five days ago). Obama blurbed Ayers' book. No doubt they have similar, or at least compatible world views.

Consider this video:



Obama's mindless mantra on this subject is that Ayers engaged in terrorist acts when he was 8. But ... but ... Ayers is not sorry, and, in fact, he lauds his prior terrorist acts. He glories in stepping on the American flag while being photographed.

Ayers retains the mind and ideas of a terrorist. Obama has retained the association with Ayers.

This fact alone should disqualify Obama from the presidency.

Think about it. Do you know any terrorists? And if you did, would you socialize with them? Promote their books?

Wouldn't you report them to the FBI? I would. At least find out that he is not wanted any more, and then good riddance.

Okay, so Ayers didn't even make the Top 10 reasons to vote for McCain/against Obama.

And ... we didn't even mention Rashid Khalidi. (We'll make Khalidi 11A).

We could go on and on.

We will tomorrow.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Day 14/Reason #12: Like your guns? Liberty? When caught expressing a desire to take liberties away, Obama tacks to the middle (verbally, at least)

A classic illustration of the m.o. of B.O. is his treatment of the right to bear arms. When he was campaigning for the Demo nomination, Obama was in full liberal flower mode, expressing his consistent support of handgun regulation. He also expressed support for the unconstitutional handgun ban in Washington, D.C. Remember what the "bitter Americans" were clinging to, after all.

But then, two things happened: 1) B.O. got the Demo nomination; and 2) the Supremes found the D.C. handgun ban to be unconstitutional.

Then, B.O. said he was against the ban, or he at least didn't like it. You gotta give him credit for at least being for it before he was against it, though. It's a fine Demo tradition.

Here's the story of where McCain busted him on his flip-flop.

Here is what you get with Obama: He's a full flower leftist when unscripted and unconstrained by mainstream American opinion (i.e., when he's trying to get the votes of liberal Demos to secure his nomination). When he is pulled into the mainstream and/or asked to explain himself, as he was by Joe the Plumber, Obama tacks the middle, but only verbally.

He provides platitudinous bilge in support of "basic rights", the "American people", fundamental liberties", blah, blah, blah. The media and mushy, moderates melt, coo and ask no further questions.

If you like owning your guns and the rights that we as free Americans have taken for granted since our founding, this is another reason to vote for McCain and against Obama.

The NRA agrees.

See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Day 13/Reason #13: How long do you have to spend in the church of an anti-American racist to be unqualified for the presidency?

Jeremiah Wright. That he is reason #13 should tell you how very bad an Obama presidency would be. I fear for my country.

Lest you think that Obama had no idea re: Wright's views (i.e., the U.S. government infected blacks with AIDS, America deserved 9/11 because of its foreign policy, U.S. Marines are the equivalent of Roman oppressors, "G.D. America", U.S of KKK A, etc.), recall that Wright married the Obamas, baptized their kids, and prayed with Obama when he decided to run for the White House.

Check out this video:



If Obama were white, he would be doomed by spending 20 minutes, much less 20 years, in the church of an anti-American racist.

Again, on my list, this is #13. You could argue it should be higher, and I wouldn't quibble with you. But ... there is more as we climb the list.

See you tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Day 12/Reason #14: When off script, you get a glimpse of what the candidates think of our military, our country, our property



Any one who would make such a statement is not qualified to be president.

Jack Murtha, who slandered U.S. Marines as murderers, is not qualified. I don't care if he was in the U.S.M.C.. So was I. Murtha is just as unqualified for elected office as his pal Obama.

If you make an anti-American statement (and that's what Obama's in the above clip was, period), then you shouldn't be president. Motives are irrelevant. If the statement stands, your candidacy should not succeed. If you are troubled by the actions of American troops and/or the inevitable mistakes that ensue in battle, then you make such points in a way that respects our military.

We see this sort of brazen leftist thought by Obama when he is in his element -- i.e., campaigning for far-left voters in the N.H. primary or speaking off-the-cuff with Joe the Plumber.

Moments like these show you what is inside Obama. It is not pretty. For all of his warts, we don't ever have to worry about such a statement out of McCain. We know where he stands.

No wonder Biden says America's enemies will test Obama to see what he is made of -- and fast. His rhetoric sounds like theirs.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Day 11/Reason #15: "Health Care is a Right" vs. a Responsibility Approach

Incredibly, Obama blurted out his true intentions during the second debate on the subject of health care when he told Tom Brokaw that he believes health care is a "right". Almost no American leftists have been brazen enough to state their true views on this subject, but caught off-guard and feeling pretty good about himself, Obama let it go.

On the other hand, McCain advocates a tax-credit approach that would require people to take charge of their own health. There are many personal preferences and choices bound up in health-care decisions. The consequence of allowing the government to control health care would be disasterous.

Obama's approach, coupled with a solid Demo majority, would put us on the road to what Hillary tried to do back in 1992 -- government-run health care, or as Joe the Plumber would accurately describe it, "socialized medicine."

If he succeeds in this effort, Obama will have undermined American liberty and our economy in a fundamental way. Our quality of care would diminish, as would our options. Responsibility would diminish. America would diminish.

We must not let this happen.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Day 10/Reason #16: On Education --Radicalism and Ignorance vs. Choice

Perhaps you didn't expect to see this reason here, but I thought the last part of the last debate was instructive.

Obama will be the friend of teachers' unions and will help continue the slide toward national ignorance. Why? You'd have to ask him, but ... Have you seen/heard from some of these grand "newly registered" voters?

On education, Obama is lying (again). He will never oppose teachers' unions in a meaningful way. By contrast, McCain calls education the "civil right of the 21st century". It's a good line, but more importantly, it reveals an understanding of what is at stake when we continue to turn out high school students who can text but can't understand the difference between G. Gordon Liddy and Bill Ayers. Maybe they, too, can grow up to be late-night comics.

And incidentally, remember that Obama now admits only an affiliation with Bill Ayers on education policy. They worked together to get money to Chicago schools to do what? Check it out. Folks, Bill Ayers' education philosophy is to use the public schools to radicalize American students. So, we get politically active little leftists who can't spell. How delightful. I wonder who those pupils will vote for.

On the other hand, McCain shows a commitment to educational choice, which is a key issue to conservatives who see family involvement and accountability as the foundations of education.

An ignorant populace can and will fall for the scams of the smooth talkers of the world. Are we doing that now?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Day 9/Reason #17: McCain's Energy Policy vs. Obama's Energy Policy (pictured below)















Remember that this is the guy who thought we should "get tune-ups" and "inflate our tires" instead of drilling for oil.

McCain and Palin will drill. You watch, and when we get moving in that direction, prices will fall. It won't take years for that to happen. Plus, McCain is going to ANWR and will come around on drilling there, too. McCain supports a comprehensive, Pickens-like approach. Makes sense.

Obama claims he is for drilling. That's a joke. He claims he's okay with nuclear. Come on. Again, his extremist, environmentalist friends will never let him do these things, and he knows it.

Obama and his crew like it that we are paying through the nose for gasoline now. It makes us more like Europe, saps our national prosperity (it was one of the factors triggering the current economic mess) and it gives the Demos a chance to argue that the American economy needs to be remade in the image of Socialist Europe. Everywhere you look, liberal Demos like Obama are at the core of our economic problems.

Obama's energy policy reflect his small view of America. Inflate your tires. Ride your bike to work. Be a good citizen of the world. Recall his admonition in Oregon earlier this year:



He gets happy feet in front of his lefty friends, you see.

Obama's crowd would like us all driving electric Yugos and living in shacks a fraction the size of Joe the Plumber's.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Day 8/Reason #18: Immigration and the Sound of Crickets

I know a lot of folks were infuriated that certain subjects either didn't come up in the debates and/or the campaign itself.

Remember the Obama Ad touting his immigration position? You can hear it here.

Well, the O did run one comparing McCain to Rush Limbaugh on immigration. Funny. A lot of us fought ol' Johnny McC tooth and nail because of his immigration position, and he was accordingly chastened.

McCain now says he is committed to enforcement first, and then to reforming our immigration laws. At least with McCain, conservative Republicans who stopped the immigration nonsense last time have some sway. His running mate opposed him on this, too.

With Obama ... well, I know it's a familiar theme, but he would make McCain look like Limbaugh on immigration. Folks, if you don't think things can get a lot worse, just wait. How do you say "ACORN" in Spanish?

The MSM knows this, too. That's why we get the types of questions from the debate "moderators" that we do during debates on an issue that is a winner for Republicans. Remember the question on immigration?

Please note: I have finally figured out how to put pics back on this here blog (after my old program got deleted. You are forewarned. Tomorrow's reason will thus be accompanied by an illustration of my point. Stay tuned.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Day 7/Reason #19: The Future of an Antiquated Notion -- Restraining Government Spending

One thing that has long undercut the Bush Administration with conservatives -- and the country as a whole -- is its inexplicable and utter failure to restrain government spending in any way. For all of McCain's past heresy on tax cuts (he has repented of those sins, at least for now), McC has always been a champion of restraining spending and highlighting the "earmarkers" and "porkbarrelers". McCain doesn't have to name Obama for us to know that he is one of these; the One has learned the Chicago way well.

Those of you who think the most important thing our government should be doing is spending less of your money have a clear choice in this election. I mean, one of these guys is even named "Sen. Government." What a glorious fumble-in-the-end-zone-and-fall-on-it moment that was by McCain last night. By the way, I thought Johnny McC did fine in the debate. Thought he was going to whip Obama's demo when he was talking about Lewis's incindiary remarks. Was his best performance by far. But I digress ...

The only spending that Obama will cut is defense spending. For everything else, you can count on Obama and his Demo buddies in Congress to be heading out on a shopping spree. Since there will be no tax cuts with the Demos in charge, they also know that such a policy will increase the drumbeat of the need to raise taxes.

In a post-9/11 world, my view is that government spending is important -- particularly when you consider the related effect on other issues -- but it's only reason #19 to vote for McC/against Sen. Government.

Still, all those who clamored for an alternative to Bush should be excited about a McCain Administration.

And those who thought things couldn't get worse than the Bush Administration, please, please, give it a rest ... let me tell you a scary bedtime story about a big, bad, boogie man named Carter that will keep you up all night ... and watch your wallet. You may not have as much dough these days, but the Obama Administration has some things on its shopping list and wants to take you to the mall (don't worry, you'll save money on defense).

Okay, 18 more to go. Fear not. We'll hit it all by the end.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Day 6/Reason #20: Imperfect Candidate or Intolerable Government

Conservatives know, or should know, the limits of this world. We should be among the first to eschew perfect churches, organizations, and political campaigns, for in joining them, we ruin them.

McCain is certainly an imperfect candidate, and I have typed a lot of words in this space detailing my views in this regard. But really, at this point, what is the point of such arguments? The very real specter of an Obama presidency looms. The theoretical among us like to argue about what ought to be, but the rest of us have to live with what is and what will be.

McCain is an imperfect candidate, for sure. But his campaign will end, and then will begin the presidency of either McCain or Obama.

Obama's whole life story shows us that he would lead the nation farther to the left than any president in our history. His government would be a great encroachment on American liberty and livelihood, that is, if his national security policy doesn't get us all killed first. This intolerable government (what will be, not what may be imagined dancing on the heads of pins), this unmitigated disaster, is the alternative to the imperfect candidacy of John McCain.

So ... for those conservatives who want to bemoan what might have been or what ought to be in this election season, the rest of us are left here to deal with the here and now.

We must defeat Obama. And a conservative not voting for McCain in this election is, in effect, giving a vote to Obama. The Rev. Wright and Co. would like to congratulate and thank you.

Those who whine and look for perfect candidates when we have a candidate the likes of Obama on the other side are worse than ignorant. They are what Obama's Marxist friends used to call "useful idiots". So, don't pat yourself on the back for your "uncompromising conservatism" as the country we love is dismantled by an Obama presidency working alongside big Demo majorities in the House and Senate.

Of course, the Perfect Churchers and Campaign Critics are more virtous and smarter than all of us dolts who are going to vote for McCain. Plus, I mean, the McCain campaign is run so poorly, how could we vote for it, even though the other side was threatening to set the house on fire? What are we, color-commentators or Americans?!? The Left is playing for keeps, and we better realize it.

There may not be much to build back in 4 years, although I am sure that some of the Ominicient Ones Whose Views Should Be Those of Us All can clearly forecast the opportunity to rise again with great vigor under an Obama Presidency.

Theoretically, they might be right in the future. But in reality, Obama is very wrong for the country and leading in the polls right now.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Day 5/Reason #21:Styrofoam Columns, Fake Presidential Seals and Such

The comedy created by Obama's fake Greek temple at the DNC in Denver wasn't just funny; it was also instructive. Obama worshippers suddenly found their hero prancing naked down the street at the parade ... as some lowly citizens dared to call him on the audacity and placticity of his stage. They seemed stunned that we would notice the man behind the curtain.

That's what all this seems to be in the campaign season to Obama -- a stage. It's unreal. His campaign is a fraud of a performance, designed primarily to trick and create false illusions rather than inform. That he is running on the amorphous and unchallenged platform of "change" makes it all the more surreal. Indeed, Obama is practicing the oldest and dirtiest type of politics -- deceptive demagoguery disquised as statesmanship. Thus far, his appeal stems from the fact that he has done it well, or at least without much scrutiny from the media.

Think about the fraud of the One campaigning as the "first post-racial candidate", while he has been a parishioner in the church of one of the worst race-baiters in America for 20 years. There is talk of a RICO suit against the professional vote fraudfeasors at ACORN (which is "shockingly" an arm of the Obama campaign), but, in reality, the entire Obama campaign is a bait-and-switch of the worst type.

One of the illusions is the sense of inevitability that Obama has been pushing, not just recently (it's over, don't you know?) but for quite some time. Recall the fake presidential coins. Ask no questions, just fall and worship o ye who are unworthy. "Change, change, give me even your ... "

We've never seen such a mixture of fraud and boldness in American politics.

See you tomorrow as we get into the top 20.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Day 4/Reason #22: Hanoi Hilton vs. the Harvard Hawaiian

My personal view is that you can tell a lot about people by how they treat those who really can't do much for them in return. A good example of this is found in how people treat waiters, flight attendants, and the like. A corrollary here is that our private conduct is much more indicative of the type of person we are than our public conduct.

I read a story the other day about how Obama and his staff treat the press traveling with them like dirt. Mind you, these very same members of the press are true-blue lefties and in the tank for The One. He-Whose-Defication-Is-Not-Odiferous, however, no doubt knows that these lefties in the press will surely stay on the team regardless of how he behaves. He doesn't need to be nice to them, so he won't.

McCain, on the other hand, drives many of us on the right mad by trying to show decency to all. He even told angry supporters on Friday that Obama is a decent guy. McC has that famous temper, but it is generally reserved for politicians. They can take it. (It would be nice to see hm lay into Demos more, but hey). By all accounts, though, McCain shows decency to most every one he encounters, whether they be big or "little people".

Ah, but to Obama, we're all little. My conclusion is that the vast gaps in life experience of the two -- Hanoi Hilton vs. Hawaii-Harvard-"Community Organizer"-pre-Messiah education -- explains this difference.

McCain's life experience has taught him his own personal limits and fallibility. Meanwhile, Obama has been cheered every step of the way as some gift from on-high to all of us lucky beneficiaries. To me, the greatest experience argument against Obama is that life has not tested him in any real way. Rather, life appears to have propped him up, and perhaps given him an inflated view of himself as a result.

As a result of Obama's life experience (or the lack of any real test of leadership), we are left to wonder if Obama has ever been to a place where he only had to rely upon his character and faith for survival. We know McCain has been there.

We should be greatly afraid of a politician who thinks he is better than all of us peons. Arrogance in the small things will show up in the larger things. In stealing our liberty, Obama will know best.

Four down, 21 to go. See you tomorrow.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Day 3/Reason #23: Obama Flunked Math ... actually more serious and fundamental subjects than that

You might have forgotten the twister that hit Kansas in May 2007. It was pretty bad. Obama, ever the student of U.S. history that he is, understood the magnitude of the disaster and pegged it as the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, with a death toll at 10,000.

In reality, though, the worst natural disaster in our history is the Great Storm (not Ike) of 1900 that hit down the road from here in Galveston. The death toll was estimated at 6,000 to 10,000.
The death toll in the 2007 Kansas twister was 12. Here's the story. Okay, so the One (as in "I can count to one, but not much farther") was 9,988 off. What's the big deal?

After all, Obama was attacking America's military effort in Iraq and Pres. Bush, and that's a most sacred task to the Left. What apparently happened was that Obama was so giddy to attack America's military (remember it was politically expedient at that time) that he got "happy feet" and got drunk, fast and really loose with the facts. To me, it was a telling moment.

Obama's purported opening to attack America's military effort in Iraq was that the war had depleted the Kansas National Guard (and thus impacting the ability to respond to the aftermath of the twister).

Consider the argument made by Obama's flaks afterward that the Anointed was tired and made a misstatement as a result. That's crazy. If he did misspeak, why didn't Obama correct himself during his remarks? Messiahs don't err, I guess. Actually, they were probably trying to slip the comment in the punch bowl and hit the road before any one noticed.

To the Obamaites, though, they don't believe there shouldn't be any real fuss. After all, his larger point, they argue, was correct -- the Iraq War and Bush are so evil, we need to make the case as dramatically as we can.

But the Kansas Mega-Gaffe showed me then that Obama is a vapid mouthpiece for forces much larger than he. He's the Left's Chauncy Gardner, so who's behind him? I wondered that back in 2007.

Now, some of those creepy characters backstage are coming forward. Just a reason to consider, but we have 22 more.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Day 2/Reason #24: Obama sure is secretive, but could he get a secret clearance?

I've had a secret clearance, and John McCain has likely gone top secret. But query: Could Barack Obama get a secret clearance?

If Obama were to apply for one, he would be asked about: illegal drug use (check); questionable friends and associates (check); people known in college (check?); medical records ... Wait a minute. Where are Obama's medical records, any way? And his education records? What the h .. Is there a journalist in the house?

McCain should confront Obama and challenge him to release these documents. If the issue is relevant to getting a security clearance and Obama wants access to the red button, then hand the info over. Heck, Obama's goons spent weeks in Palin's trash cans.

Obama's drug use alone might disqualify him, but the associations surely would. The point: How can you be elected president if you can't get a secret clearance? I mean, even Slick Willie probably could have gotten one (with an asterisk, because he did not inhale). But seriously, Obama makes previous Demos look, dare I say it? Conservative ...

FYI, click here to see the security clearance questionnaire.

Maybe the moderator at the next debate (Bob Schieffer) can ask questions from the security clearance application of both candidates? Maybe not.

Again, this issue alone is reason enough to vote for McCain/against "the Big O", but I will give you 23 more.

See you tomorrow.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Day 1/Reason #25: McCain knows how to use a football. Obama? Would probably look worse than Kerry if he started lobbing one around the tarmac

John McCain gave his North Vietnamese captors the names of the Green Bay Packers offensive line to escape torture at the hands of America's enemies.

On the other hand, Obama's friends gave the names of the Dallas Cowboys to escape a free and fair election by Americans.

McCain: Fought to defend American liberty. Obama and his cronies: Fighting to steal said liberties. Liberties not stolen will be taxed.

Actually, this is reason enough to vote for McCain, but ... we'll see you tomorrow any way. Spread the word. We've got 24 more days of fun.

Get your friends, liberals, and all in between in here.

Out

P.S. About that stock market, if we lose 700 points a day, this thing can't last more than two weeks? Not helping? Look at it this way: There goes the capital gains tax that Obama was going to jam down our throats.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Welcome NY Times Readers? Yes, indeed.

The NY Times digs this site. Not really, but this blog was linked by Angry Left Epicenter's Times Topics page, along with Ace of Spades, the Heritage Foundation, and Digby, for what it's worth.

Seems the Times editors want to know what discerning DC readers want to know: How could there possibly be 25 reasons to vote for McCain? Or put another way, can there be any reason at all, much less 25, to vote against the Big O? It's inevitable, don't you know?

Also saw a number of hits coming in here from a site called "Rezkorama". These internets are great, and these are going to be an exciting few weeks.

DC's Campaign with 25 Days to Go: 25 Reasons to Vote for McCain and against Obama

Greetings, all. These are important times. I agree with Rush that it looks like conservatives are "going to have to drag McCain" over the finish line. However, today it looks like he has picked it up a bit, in that McC actually named Barney Frank and Chris Dodd for their complicity in the mortgage-financial meltdown.

Four years ago, I broke down John Kerry's anti-American book, "The New Soldier", in the month leading up the election. I did so because I thought then (and now) that the sentiments expressed by Kerry in the book laid the groundwork for why he could not be allowed to become Commander-in-Chief. In my view, his worldview disqualified him from being president. I made the judgment that Kerry's failure to reverse course on his prior anti-Americanism during the Viet Nam War meant that he should not be allowed to lead America. For me, it's pretty straightforward. If you give us good reason to doubt your love for the nation, then it's nonsensical that you should be allowed to lead the nation.

What we saw in Kerry, we see all over again (and then some) in Obama. Actually, the people that Obama is comfortable associating with make Kerry look mild by comparison. Obama is masking a radical agenda with soothing and well-delivered rhetoric.

I am concerned for my country. You know, I've been proud of it all my life.

So ... I will "come out of retirement" for the next 25 days to do the following: I will provide a short post each day to remind you of one reason to vote for McCain and/or against Obama (if that makes some of you feel better).

Posts will be short. If I can't write them in 5 minutes or less and you can't read them in 1 minute or less, well, feel free to slap your computer screen.

It is on.

See you in the morning.

"He's just a guy who lives in my neighborhood"

"He's just a guy who lives in my neighborhood" could be the phrase that defines a candidate's downfall in '08, as "I was for it, before I was against it" defined '04.

Until very recently, McCain's campain has shown a reluctance to take on the Elephant in the Room (Obama's troubling associations). Ayers, Wright, Resko, Phleger, ACORN, etc. These multiple associations cry out for an explanation. Obama is giving none, or at least none that make sense.

Obama's favorite line is that "I was 8 years old" when Ayers committed his acts of terrorism. But this misses the point. No one would hold Obama responsible for Ayers terrorism, but the fact is that Obama has had a working political relationship with Ayers well into the 1990s. Meanwhile, Ayers has continued to double down and say that his acts of terrorism were virtuous. That Obama would continue to associate with a person with these views is inexplicable. That he claims he would not know of Ayers prior terrorism is unbelievable.

"He's just a guy in the neighborhood" is both untrue and revealing at the same time. The statement shows that Obama knows it's a problem for him that he associated and worked with a terrorist like Ayers. Now, perhaps ... perhaps, probably not, but perhaps ... one might overlook Obama's association with Ayers as an aberration, but Obama has a number of these troubling assocations, and they all occurred long after he after he turned 8.

Obama's racist pastor spews anti-American hatred and claims we deserved 9/11. This sounds a lot like Ayers. Then there's Rezko, the crook. Then there's the crazy Father Pfleger. Then there's ACORN (which is being investigated all over the country for apparently trying to steal the election for Obama). Recall, too, that ACORN received money from the Obama-Ayers association. The associates, it appears, are associates, as well.

And remember who knows Obama best of all -- his soulmate. Michelle Obama said that Obama's selection as the Democrat nominee made her "for the first time in her adult life, proud of her country."

Obama's multiple troubling associations show that he is comfortable in the company of people who at best, don't love America, and at worst, don't like America at all and want to fundamentally undermine the nation and change it to suit their radical worldviews.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Fantastic Political TV tonight

Wow, it was a fun night. The energy (Palin) is back in the campaign. I thought she did very well, as most folks did. Sure, she missed some opportunities, but I have come to believe that McCain and Co. are intentionally holding their fire on the obvious Fannie connections and the hay to be made.

Overall, the impression made by Palin was extremely strong. Of course she is not a policy wonk type. It would be nice to have a Newt-like character up there busting Demos on every point, but then again, that would be the whole debate. But really, I think many (both inside and outside the MSM, Washington elite) miss that many voters are not attracted to the wonkish approach. I thought Biden didn't do too bad. He made a lot of stuff up ... and he rewrote the Constitution (executive is now discussed in Article I, instead of the legislature).

In truth, I think Palin strikes a deep chord with people, and in a very good way. She has that Reaganesque quality of having strong beliefs but still being very warm and likeable. Don't underestimate the power of this, you ideologues out there. People implicitly know she is trustworthy.

But hey ... the VP debate may not have even been the best political TV on tonight. Did you see Dick Morris savage Kermit the Colmes after the debate? I am looking for the video but can't find it. Morris called Colmes an idiot and asked if he could only read his Demo talking points and threatened to leave the set if Colmes didn't shut up. Colmes was speechless. I thought he was going to start calling for Miss Piggy.

But then, there was this beatdown. O'Reilly called B-Frank a "liar", a "coward" and questioned his manhood. Does it get any better than that? Oh, yeah. He told him to "Stop the crap!" It was inspiring.

You know, O'Reilly has not been at the top of my list of favorites. His schtick and ego can wear thin. But I tell you ... tonight, he did us all proud and he did the nation a service in nailing Frank.

Let's hope that foreshadows what we will start to see over the next few weeks.

It was a good night. (It will be better when I find the clip of Morris slappling Kermit around.)

BTW, told you it would be. Stay strong.

Update: Here is the clip of Dick Morris' old-school education (with paddle) of Kermit.



Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Bailing out Palin

As for the bailout ... I would still vote no, absent a serious move to make the bill more free-market oriented, i.e., loans to troubled financial institutions instead of government ownership of assets or an insurance plan.

I see the Senate has added tax breaks to their proposal to sweeten the deal. Expect the measure to make it through the Senate. Courage is in short supply there, rather, acting on the voters' wishes is in short supply because only one-third of them face the music every two years. But don't spending bills have to originate in the House? Never mind ... I forgot that's the irrelevant and arcane application of the Constitution.

In the House, the voters structurally have more say. All you need to know about the bailout is that basically every House member that is in a tight re-election race voted "No". Wait, there's one more thing -- Obama's for it ... now, he is. What he is for is getting political credit, and he thinks something will pass this week.

Obama is to respected, if only for the fact that he campaigns like the first black president -- who incidentally this week blamed Demos for refusing tighter regulations on Fannie and Freddie that led to the current mess. Interesting. Clinton appears to be increasing his "campaigning" in this race, now that O-Vapid has opened up a little lead. The Clintons will leave nothing to chance.

McCain, meanwhile, is for "bi-partisanship." Please. That begs the question about what we are committed to work on together. I haven't yet been persuaded that the Paulson Plan and its variations are going to prevent the sky from caving in, or even that it is a worthy endeavor in the first place. Aren't we about a week after D-Day, any way? In my world, people who are asking for $700B and a large stake in the American mortgage industry have the burden of proof, and it's a high one.

Here's what I suggest for McCain and Co.: Let the Senate and the House Demos pass what they are willing to pass. Pelosi has enough Demos to do the trick, so let her go for it. Chastise the hell out of her for not leading and getting her Demos in line. McCain should oppose the plan, on the principle that this bailout pretty much stands as an antithesis for all he has claimed to stake his political career on ... except for Blessed Bipartisanship.

Let the Demos take credit for this plan, thus, we'll have a coalition of Demos and Bush. The Candidate of Change sides with Bush and McCain sides with us. Now, there's a story. There's the election. Can you imagine the next two presidential debates as McCain hammers Obama for voting for the Bush bailout ... and then Obama tries to break out that 90%-with-Bush nonsense (McCain only sided with Bush when it wasn't a big deal)? McCain says, "There you go again. I oppose Pres. Bush on principle and on weighty matters, and you side with him for political purposes. The American people rightfully and deeply distrust this bailout, and we will reap the consequences for many years. You have shown you are not ready to be president."

But alas, it appears McCain has sided with Blessed Bi-Partisanship. Put your hand over your heart when you read that, understand? You ideological miscreants who put country ahead of getting along, you.

Speaking of the election and letting things happen ... Let Sarah be herself tomorrow night, and she'll likely wipe the floor with Biden. You know and I know that Sarah doesn't wake up in the a.m. filling her lungs with the fresh air of Blessed Bipartisanship and extolling the virtues of Democrats. She would field-dress 'em, if she could.

I pause for a moment for a quick word for the Washington-NY conservative intelligentsia set which is now expressing doubts about the Palin pick, arguing that she is "out of her league", "unprepared", "should withdraw", etc.

You want to know what the "Smart Set's" problem with Palin is? You ready? They don't think she's ready because she's a conservative Christian. They are uneasy with Palin's faith, which should make us uneasy with a lot of them. Funny, how these same people can put faith in the government bailout plan and chastise fellow conservatives for being skeptical of Paulson and Co., but are at the same time skeptical of people who place their faith in God.

Bottom line: McCain's Nervous Nellies who have been reining Sarah in need to let that girl run. Bail her out. Bail her out of this "bipartisan" straight jacket so she can speak freely call Obama-Biden on the carpet. If they free her, she'll run all over Joe like a herd of caribou, and she will filet Obama like a freshly-caught Alaskan salmon, all while the nation watches. And there will be a huge audience, too.

In all this talk of experience, many have lost sight of the fact that Palin's got something that Obama and Biden lack -- character. Thus, if she is free to speak her mind, this puts Biden in a perilous position.