Sunday, November 02, 2008

Over the Rainbow

Yeah, yeah, the polls are tightening and McCain is tough in the trenches, a good closer. Palin has fired-up the base. All true, but reason demands recognition of and preparation for, a BIG-BAD-loss. Not just the Presidential slot but in local races across the nation. Hell!! According to the giddy talking heads and the MSM, November 4th could be a Blood Bath!! Egad!!..the end of the Conservative Revolution, the dismemberment of the Republican Party and, WORSE!!...the birth of LEFTYLAND.

(McCain Mutiny)
Colin Powell's hatchet job of McCain AND Sarah Palin was a low point for McCain, his supporters and the Republican Brand. Although Powell's Military Service is well regarded and his appointment as the First African American Secy of State was impressive, he has never been regarded by Conservatives as one of them.

That said, enlisting NBC, Tom Brokaw and using the millions of Sunday morning viewers of Meet the Press to dump his friend of 30 years for a neophyte Liberal Senator with absolutely no Military or Foreign policy experience, had to be a profoundly personal mission for the General.

Powell as a black American realizes the positive impact a black President would make on the Black Community. President Obama would be a transformational elixer for the psyche of Black Americans. For youth..."study hard and YOU can be President." For older blacks, like Powell who lived through the Civil Rights Movement...equality at long last and the fullfillment of "the Dream."

Other Republicans who've mutinied do not have the same fear that Left Wing skippers will sink the ship. Sooo, non-Conservative Republican defectors are positioning themselves for a four year tack of the Ship of State. The Republican Party is Obama victory will not unify the Republican Party, but rather, the ideological divisions will become more acute. This election will be "transformative" for the Republican Party; either that, or we're headed for the wasteland for a generation .

(Three headed monster)
Have you noticed? The elevation of Barack Obama to a Presidential candidate has all black people walking tall. (It's a good thing) Almost 100% are voting for Obama. Ofcourse for them, it's a hypnotic historic election but make no mistake, their support for the Community Organizer is skin deep. Sadly, for Obama's opponents, a Center Right Country is poised to install a Liberal Left Wing government led by a malleable President Obama, no-bump Biden, and increased majorities in both Houses of Congress.

Q. Will Liberals succeed in transforming the electorate into government dependents, create a Welfare State?

A. It's not likely that the Left will deliver anything useful or satisfactory to independent minded Americans. The gimme folks? Another story.

(Better off in 2012?)
The Sunday papers were filled with dire predictions from the Right about the catastrophic results of Obama's tendency to appease rather than fight our enemies; and, the improbability that President Obama will take a uniquely American position contrary to the Europeans et al.

The "One" will govern by consensus, designed to please all and most importantly, get him re-elected in 2012.

Cynic that I am, Obama can't please all the people all the time. Governing by consensus for four years creates unhappy adversaries. Besides, a term of irksome equivocation and the inability to make decisions for the betterment of the Country absent consideration of HIS own political advantage, promises to be fertile grounds for Republicans.

Q. Can Obama triangulate like the master, Clinton? Will the extreme left wing leaders of the Democratic Party let him?

A Reaganesque happy warrior, Sarah Palin is a bright spot for the Republican Party. A staunch Conservative that lives her ideology; she delivers the tough love message with a smile and great legs...she connects with Joe the plumbers everywhere. Sarah is an unapologetic true believer...god, guns, a champion for the common man and WOMAN.

Liberals, feminists especially, loathe her and the Media mocks her small town ways. Elitist criticism bodes well for Sarah.

She's the Real Thing...R-winner in 2008.

[Tuesday, Nov. 4th 2008. Vote early and often.]

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Conventional Wisdom


It's All in the Game

(Raising McCain)
#1 beat expectations with an acceptance speech that oozed with devotion to Country and demonstrated the character and life experience of John McCain.

Q. Why do you want to be President?
A. Country First. That's the message.

(Game Winner)
The tintillating rollout of Sarah Palin for his running mate, completely stunned old & young pols alike..a Hail Mary Pass that worked...a game changer. After Palin's Reaganesque delivery electrified all Wednesday night, 40 million people tuned-in Thursday night to watch McCain's speech.

McCain's bold selection of the gun-toting Mama from Wasilla gloriously beat expectations. It dazzled and stunned the punditree, Network News anchors, Cable TV's talking heads...a pack of reporters scampered off to Wasilla Alaska to get the story.

Picking a small town "Annie getchyer-gun" has ignited every constituency that Big O can't seem to sign-up for his left wing "Change" agenda that re-defines Americanism.

(End Game)
The First decision by R-Presidential Candidate was brilliant....The teaming of two reform minded, traditional Americans has excited voters of every stripe; and, miraculously swiped the spotlight from the One. Obama talks a good game, but can he make it so? McCain and Palin both have proven records that they can and do deliver on their promises.

McCain's strategic judgement far surpasses Obama's safe bet of a Washington insider, no-bump Biden. So far after both Conventions, polls are tied; Big BUT...moving toward R-team. There's something happening in the Heartland, the Rust Belt, the Bread Basket, the old West...from sea to shining's all good for the USA.

[McCain/Palin] YES WE CAN!!!

(That's the ticket)
McCain et al did a masterful job stepping on Obama's acceptance speech by instigating speculation about when and who he'll pick for a running mate. All the breathless talk this morning was about the #2 on the McCain ticket, little on the "ONE. "

A few hours ago McCain ended the speculation with a brilliant and gutsy choice...a woman extrodinaire...Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska will take the stage in Ohio today with R-man McCain.

Read all about her!! She won't dissappoint any Republican faction, but the Democrats are quick to hammer her on anything they can find...prepare to defend the little lady. I'm kidding, Sarah the barricuda, is armed and dangerous.

Go Girl!!


(Sermon on the Mount)

Am I blue? Hell no..but Obama's depiction of America stepped on reality and history..not everyone is living in the gutter or in depressing Liberal America?

What about all the people that have a job, don't have a sub-prime mortgage, are not on the brink of foreclusure or bankruptcy, have health insurance and are happier and richer than people anywhere else in the world....Obama and his ilk want successful Americans to pay for underachievers by taxing everything we's class warfare disguised as pseudo-compassion for the poor...He and his ilk see this country from the vantage point of a government dependent, psychologically victimized minority.

The "One" is after Big Oil and any business that makes a profit...there's no gratitude for employing thousands of people, providing services that enrich our lives or for the forward looking scientific creativity that keeps the USA competive in the Global Jungle.

This is no time to hamstring our Businesses, Investors and's time to set us free to innovate a better's time to let the positive American spirit soar to new heights...but no, Obama and his ilk plan to break the American spirit with regulation and government interference in every aspect of our lives.

Obama's speech wreaks with the smell of dispair and defeat...WHERE'S THE HOPE? An Obama administration would be disasterous to the economic growth and cherished sovereignty of the United States...he and his ilk will make us citizens of the world, slaves to international standards of morality and justice...puppets of the World? Americans lost.

(The BO choral)
The Clintons managed to monopolize the first three days of the faux-unified venue in Colorado. With oratory that thrust pseudo-compliments into their successor-in-chief, Barack Obama, both Clintons appeared magnanimous.

Bill, after hitting on every government give-a-way that comforts middle class democrats and sharing the love with thousands of his adoring fans, the comiserator-in-chief, promised that Barack Obama would reach for clinton's stars and deliver the same things. Downer if he's not as experienced with a partisan Congress?....hmmm, Bill put Barry on the spot.

Should the "One" forsake his soaring, inspirational oratory for a workman's like dissertation? OR, should the "ONE" throw his fates to the wind and channel MLK & JFK? Then...Keep the dream alive!! Yes We Can!! over the fences. Head for the New(er) Frontier!

Dump substance...pile-on style? Could it be? That's the best BOs got?

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hmmm..where to begin...

(The Main Event)
After a long primary battle Barack Obama barely beat Hillary went down to the wire. In typical Clintonesque fashion, Hillary had to be hooked off the stage by antsy delegates, nervous Party leaders and Media types gasping for space in the tank for the first black candidate for President.

And what a candidate he is!!! The Democrats have got themselves another tax and spend elite Liberal that wants to tax businesses for making too much profit. (The Republicans defeated the Windfall Profits Tax on Oil Companies today).

Barack wants to spend billions bailing out sub prime foreclosures; billions on health care; billions on government programs for underachievers. He'll pay for all these goodies by taxing businesses and citizens to the max. He'll force businesses to out-source jobs and we'll all have less money in our pockets...the Democrats even want to regulate speculation? They're control freaks.

But hey, this Liberal appeals to the African American community because of the color of his skin. It's historic!! 90% are chanting "Yes we can!!" Yes, he's got more than one minority in the bag; the snooty, highly educated, limo libs and the young know-nothing college students have got Obamamania too.

But what of the rest of the Democratic Party? Hillary's 18 million....older democratic women, white men, Reagan Democrats, blue collar workers without a college degree, Hispanics? Many of them say they'll vote for McCain or stay home. If Barack can't sway those folks to vote for him and McCain gets even a small percentage of them...Hillary will be singing, "I told you so." The lady has a point.

(Bad Buds)
Jermiah Wright, Michael Pfleger, William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, plus tried and convicted scam artist, Tony Rezko, have been long time friends of Barack Obama. One by one Obama's been forced to "distance" himself from all of them. Failing miserably (IMO) to give a believable explanation for WHY he's the only person in Chicago who wasn't aware of Pastor Wright's positions on whitey or our Government's conspiracy to wipe out black people by infecting them with AIDS.

Was he deaf and blind for the 20 years he attended Trinity United Church? Instead he gave a high-brow lecture on race relations in America, threw his white grandmother under the bus for making fearful remarks against young black stalkers but persisted in the denial....he had ever heard those infamous remarks from his mentor Pastor Wright. "God Damn America!!"

His other cronies leave even more doubts about Obama's choice of friends, and worse, his true feelings about America. Pundits are backing him up by claiming political expediency by a young unknown on the Chicago streets. Maybe, but for 20 years? His wife's remarks about being proud of America for the first time combined with his guns and god rap on white middle class men fuels the worst suspicions.

Will white Americans be tarred with inbred racism under a black President? Will we have to pay reparations of a sort for past slights of the black man? Will affirmative action be the preferred course in an Obama administration? Is that what all the Zombies mean by "change"?

The more I know about Barack Obama the less I like him. He's a neophyte on Foreign Policy and uncomfortable with all things Military. His rhetoric defines him as an appeaser, someone too eager to negotiate with terrorists and the states that sponsor them. He knows little about the daily progress in Iraq, hasn't been there in two years, isn't interested in talking to General Petraeus and yet he claims that Iraq is already lost, an unredeemable quagmire. It's not.

McCain who had been critical of the war and Rumsfeld proposed a Surge Strategy on Jan. 5, 2007 based on conversations with commanders on the ground in Iraq. It was a politically risky approach but he believed it would lead to victory; and we all know McCain never gives up. Obama presented the "Iraq De-Escalation Act" Jan. 30, 2007 based solely on the advice of a skeptical Gen. of the "light foot print" Generals whose strategy had failed for four years. Barack wanted to quit.

Bush ordered the Surge. US forces partnered with Iraqi troops helping them "hold" areas that they'd jointly "cleared." The extra brigade of US Marines led to the Anbar Awakening which spread through Central Iraq. Sectarian violence stopped; Al Qaeda was defeated; Sadr City was cleared of illegal Militias; US casualties were the lowest of the War last month; political progress is afoot; Maliki's government passed almost all of the "benchmarks." Iraq is close, very close to being a secure Democracy.

If Obama's ACT was adopted, the popular and politically safe route would have led to an unnecessary American defeat in Iraq and empowered Al Qaeda; but ofcourse, Barack Obama would not have won the Primary if he had put the success of American forces ahead of his own.

(A Dream realized)
Obama won an historic primary, but he may not be able to convince "can do" Americans that he's the right man for the job. McCain, Cap and Trade aside, is one of us, a man whose love of America is clear and his #1 priority is to keep all of us safe. After all is said and done..isn't that why the majority of Americans elect their President?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pennsylvania Primary

(She's Alive!!)
Yup, Hillary defied "conventional wisdom" again, i.e., Cable pundits, the MSM and most opinion journalists (including the NYT) that declared her continued efforts futile and demanded she give up for the good of Party unity, were proven WRONG AGAIN by the voters of Pennsylvania.

(In a Nut-Shell)
Obama won the city Philadelphia and a few of it's surrounding towns...the rest of the State went heavily for Clinton, giving her a win of 10% points or about 200,000 votes. Blacks and young newly registered first time voters went for Obama; white blue collar men, older women, seniors and most voters earning under $50 thousand per annum backed Hillary with impressive numbers. Barack Obama did NOT close the deal in PA.

Onward!! Obama gave his congrats to Clinton in Indiana. Hillary found her voice in Philly: "Because of you, the tide is turning."

(The Steelers)
Clinton's operatives immediately laid out a Plan B, *Big State Strategy.* In other words, convince the SuperDelegates that since Hillary has shown the ability to win in all the Big Blue States that Democrats need to win enough Electoral College votes to beat John McCain in November, they should ignore the rules and Obama's delegate lead and select Hillary Clinton as the Nominee. Afterall, the caucus States that Barack won, mostly will go Republican anyway and really don't fully represent ALL Democrats in those States or the Country. Furthermore, there's Florida and Michigan where Hillary DID win the popular vote even if those votes don't count. Sound reasonable?

(End Game)
That's the argument and it's a logical one; however, there's one glaring problem for the Democrats. Obama supporters, mainly the reliable black Base and the snooty Liberal intelligentsia will be furious with Hillary and the Democratic Party for stealing the nomination from their Great Black Hope. Most likely, R-man McCain will benefit from the millions of disheartened, disgruntled, disenfranchised Obamamaniacs who WON'T VOTE at all on Election Day 2008.

Once again, the Democratic Party will defeat themselves in a year that all the stars are aligned in their favor.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

21st Democratic Debate in Philadelphia

The moderators, ABC's Charlie Gibson and George Stephanopolus, both must've decided to get even for the hits on reporters for giving Obama a free ride. All Obama-gates were front and center...the smooth talker was on the defensive for 50 minutes; and Hillary was all too pleased to stick it to him with relish.

Obama side stepped the crux of the insulting put-down..he explained, people ARE frustrated and since he's a man of faith(Rev.Wright?) why would he belittle the faith of small town Americans? He mumbled something about sportsman go hunting because their grandfathers and fathers did and it's a tradition they can count on. Unlike the government, I might add.

Hillary chanelled her Scranton creds and insinuated that Obama was insensitive to the cultural issues that are important to folks everywhere except in the elitist big cities like SanFranciso...her campaign has rightfully suggested that this is why democrats like Kerry, Gore and others were not electable; the theme that will surely be used by the Republican "attack machine" in the General Election. Hmmmm, superdelegates take note?

Rev.Wright: Obama repeated his objections to the anti-American tirade but insisted that the Unity Church did a lot of good works for the people of Chicago. On anti-semite Farrakhan, he tried to comfort Jewish voters by affirming his support for Israel and promising to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons by using every diplomatic power of the Presidency to convince Ahmadinejad the change his ways. Tsk, tsk..naughty boy.

William Ayers, the radical Weather Man who wished he'd bombed more buildings and killed more people; the man that held a fundraiser in his home for Barack? Phui, said Obama, that was 40 years ago, I was eight..Lahdeedah.

Hillary reminded us she would have left the Pastor and not valued his advice for 20 years. Farrakhan is an avowed anti-semite, Israel is our ally and she'd go further than Barack...she'd put the whole Middle East under an umbrella of protection..if Iran became nuclear and attacked Israel...all the Middle East would be covered by US massive military retaliation. This from the woman who'll start withdrawal from Iraq on day one...why don't we finish off Iran in Iraq, bomb the camps and show them we mean business without starting an all out war or waiting till they threaten the World with a Nuclear Bomb? I digress.

On the William Ayers association, Hillary said it was a fair question because a presidential candidate had to be vetted like she'd been for 20 years. Obama fired back with a reminder that Bill Clinton pardoned the FALN terrorists which was much worse than being friends with a reformed terrorist. Thanks for the memories.

(Read their Lips)
Both of the Democrats made a tax pledge not to raise taxes on the middle class..for Hillary that's people who make under $250,000, same for Obama...they both lied.

How can they spend billions on government entitlements like Universal Health Care, College Loans, massive bailouts and other stuff that Liberals love and PROMISE not raise taxes?

Both plan to raise Capital Gains..Hillary 20%, Obama's on record for, it's proven that revenue is higher if Capital Gains is there will be less money to spend on government programs. Where are they going to get money?

More pander..both said they'll CUT taxes for the middle class but neither will renew the Bush Tax Cuts. Hello marriage penalty and goodby increased child credits. Obama said he'd lower payroll taxes. Doesn't that go into Social Security which is about to go bankrupt? Democrats' tax fiascos never add up...every tax payer will be paying through the nose if either one of them wins the WH.

That IS the only thing about these two you can count on. Woezze US.

(Defining Obama)
Obama and his spellbound groupies noted that last night's debate focused on "insignificant" gaffes and foibles and little on the policies that would save us from 8 years of Bush and 4 more of the same with McCain.

However, when an inexperienced, practically unknown phenom is running for President, the first thing required by a skilled politician, like Hillary or the Media, is to define that person for the electorate. Obama's associations have a disturbing pattern...too many of them hate America and one that we know of, actually targeted the Pentagon, Police Stations and the White House with bombs; but because that was 40 years ago, that shouldn't reflect on him? His 20 year friendship with an anti-American racist Pastor, who's still spewing hate-whitey from the pulpet, doesn't reflect on Barack Obama?

It makes me wonder if we want a President who welcomes these characters into his inner circle. He values relationships with extremists who express deep rooted, distorted views of American people, our Government and our history....he forgives and forgets and sees good in these generally offensive psychos; either that or he's willfully blind to unrepentent dissidents? How will his associations affect the "change" he envisions for America? By his friends, you will know him?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


What did you think about the speech? Discussion here.

Today Barack Obama gave a lofty lecture on the state of race relations in America; stemming from the day of the founders, recounting their failure to address the "original sin of slavery," through the decades of discrimination and civil rights crusades, to the tirades of hate America sermons from his spiritual advisor, Pastor Jerimiah Wright.

(Sunday School)
Does anyone see the irony of this condemnation of racism in America? Barack Obama is the Democratic front runner for the Presidency, for gods sake!! Granted, he was forced to answer criticism about his 20 year friendship with a black separatist preacher who blamed America for the attack on 9/ll (the chickens came home to rooste); and, charged that our Government infected the urban black community with HIV. Is any of that about racism? NO..those rants could be likened to Left-Wing anti-American conspiracy theories.

(Black&White History)
Obama implied that all of us have heard offensive remarks from the pulpit; WRONG. If my priest ever cursed America he'd be gone. It's become evident that black Americans dance to different drummer...they don't respect the founding fathers of this nation the way whites do. Coincidentally, David McCollough's JOHN ADAMS aired this weekend. Tom Hanks produced the seven part series and it was carefully produced to instruct today's history deprived younger citizens about the wonder of our fight for independence, the men who formed our Country and wrote the glorious Constitution.

All Obama had to say about "we the people" is that they allowed slavery for profit to continue and that's the reason blacks have less fond regard for American history. Will President Barack Obama spend much of his term fixing the perceived wrongs done to the black man since the beginning of America? Is that what he means by the "urgency of now" "CHANGE?"

(Here come de Judge)
Did this speech put the pastor gaff behind him? No..Obama used his "famous judgement" to make his self-defense grander; to address how black and white America feel about each other. Maybe it was courageous to focus on the taboo issue of race that couldn't help to further his ambition for high office; nor, assuage the doubts of white working men in Pennsylvania or the rest of the Country who really don't want to talk about race throughout this long Primary nor into the campaign for President's tiresome.

(The woman's touch)
Smartly Hillary Clinton has nothing to add on the topic...she's serving the voters easy to digest comfort foods to put on their kitchen tables; end the war in Iraq, fight terrorism, save the economy for the middle class, improve public school education, universal health care, all the old stand-bys...home made recipes, good for the American soul.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

March 4th...Primary Colors

Last night the Republican Party nomination was settled early. John McCain handily captured all four States, Vermont, Road Island, Ohio and Texas, resulting in Mike Huckabee's concession and heart felt endorsement of R-winner.

(Color Blind)
The rousing upset in the Democratic Primary astonished the pundits and media critics who up until this weekend were shamefully (as noted by SNL) in the tank for the SuperNova, Barack Obama. Once again, Hillary Clinton shocked the politeratti entranced by Obamamania with a stiff dose of reality. She fought hard against the spinning Media rip-tide to win three out of the four contests, Road Island, Ohio and Texas. Hooray! Go Girl!!

The prognosis for Clinton's demise was grim. Obama seemed to be coasting to another good day when Clinton conjured the "kitchen-sink" strategy and laid negative snipes on Barack which affected the Primary voters in all three States.

The Canadian memo surfaced which cast doubt on his promise to cancel NAFTA; the "3AM Ad" which questioned his abilities as CIC; combine that with the merky Muslim picture, anti-white Pastor, anti-American wife and Farrakhan-anti-Jewish smears, Clinton won white voters of every demographic. Namely, High School grads, blue collar/union workers, rich college educated white men, older women, Latinos; and most of the last minute undecideds went for Clinton in all three States. The negative hits on Obama clearly took him down a peg...expect more of the same as the race approaches Pennsylvania.

(Primarily anti-Democratic)
Neither candidate can win enough delegates in the complicated proportional system of primaries and caucuses to reach the number required to be the Democratic Nominee; therefore, it's inevitable that SuperDelegates will have to over-ride the decision of either Obama or Clinton supporters triggering a back-lash from the loser.

To add to the mess, today the DNC is meeting with the Governors of Florida and Michigan to figure out a way to seat their delegates at the convention that would satisfy both candidates. If a solution is not found, teams of lawyers for Obama, Clinton and the DNC are ready to put on a show that will rival the 2000 Florida debacle.

After all is said and done, the SuperDelegates will either go with their own prejudices, State constituents, or the National momentum; but in doing so, risk the continued participation of black mimorities in the Democratic Party or the rath of whites and the Clintonian establishment. No matter what, the Democratic Party will split...there's just no way around it.

In a year that should have been a horror for the Republican Party this seemingly endless infighting between the myriad of special interests in the Democratic Party and the Establishment is making John McCain more and more likely to be the next President of the United States.

Doesn't get any better than this...can't make it up.:-)<

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The 20th Debate...and the winner is?

What a horrifying experience!! Bleeding heart Liberal excuses for losers; big government solutions and bailouts for millions of irresponsible gimme folks. Neither Democrat sees America as the land of plenty but full of needy people unable to survive without Hillary or Barack's rescue packages. What Country do they live in?

Conservatives of every stripe, Republicans, Democrats and Independents, capable, independent Americans had to be thinking...this is why a Liberal never wins the Presidency. They always assume voters will gladly pay for the mistakes and poor choices of their fellow citizens by digging deep into their pockets for expensive Government Programs, i.e. huge tax increases? Alas, Liberals always get it so wrong.

(CICs run amok)
Half way through the questions and answers, you could hear voting machines ringing for John McCain. The Democrats outlined his campaign for him, LESS IS BEST. Less spending, less taxes, less government regulation of business, trade and the people. A strong, experienced CIC who'll win the Iraq war NOW so we don't have to go back to save the Iraqis and fight Al Qaeda all over again. When Obama was asked by Tim Russert; "What if we withdraw as you suggest and Al Qaeda returns and makes Iraq a haven to plot against the USA? Would you send the troops back? Trapped, he had to say: Yes, as President, I would have to protect the American people. Soooo, isn't it a mistake to quit NOW? Isn't he and Hillary WRONG!!

In 2001 Obama gave a speech condemning the Iraq invasion but when he was elected to the Senate and given a chairmanship on the oversight Committee for Afghanistan, he didn't call ONE hearing to determine if NATO and the US were doing everything possible to succeed. Is that the good judgement he claims will make him a better CIC than Hillary or McCain? He was barely settled in the Senate when he started to run for President. Was he ready to be a Senator? Certainly NOT ready to be President and CIC.

Hillary voted for the Iraq Resolution but last night said she regretted her vote. She sounded very much like John Kerry who voted for it before he voted against it? Is SHE ready to stick to her guns from day ONE? Neither Democratic candidate is qualified to be CIC in time of War or when terrorists are threatening to kill us all. John McCain IS.

(Poor Diagnosis)
Both Democrats spent 20 minutes debating Universal Health was scary. Hillary's is mandated with enforcement provisions, even young healthy folks must get it. It's Hillary Care deja vu..and we know how that worked out in 1993? Obama's is voluntary but with government subsidies for those who can't afford the bargain basement prices. Their proposed Health Care programs alone will cost the tax payers an estimated 3 trillion dollars. America can not afford Universal Health will never materialize but Liberals keep banging the drum in vain.

(No place like Home)
Obama's bailout plan (Stop Fraud Act) for sub-prime losers threatens lenders with fines and prison and lets bankruptcy judges tear up the contracts and write new ones. Anything that increases the risk of loan losses increases interest rates. If mortgages are rewritten by judicial fiat, nullifying a contract between two private entities, mortgage loans become scarce and available only to those with high income and perfect credit. This means that redlining, will be business as usual; i.e., low income folks won't be able to buy homes.

Hillary's help is more heavy handed, a 90 day moratorium on subprime foreclosures thus giving select beneficiaries three months of rent free living. She also wants to dictate an automatic freeze for interest rates on subprime mortages keeping rates below market introductory rates for at least 5 years. Not only is that UNconstitutional but it's a terrible solution that will do more harm than good to the housing market.

Senators should stay out of the PRIVATE economy. Let the private sector..lenders and borrowers..take the hit for their own greedy speculations. Let lenders loan money only to those who can pay and let borrowers learn how to read a contract before they sign it, and understand that an ADJUSTABLE rate mortgage will ADJUST and a FIXED mortgage rate will NOT.

(The Audacity of Hope)
John McCain is achieving what Hillary has failed to do, taking Barack Obama to task on his utter lack of experience and scant qualifications to be President and CIC. With unexpected help from Conservative talk radio denizens, that hit Obamamania on anti-white and Muslim religious connections, weakness on National Security and support from anti-semite, Louis Farrakhan, McCain while cleverly distancing himself from RW low blows to the hysterical Barack phenominon, is gaining popularity with conservative to centrist Americans who recoil at the thought of Left Wing Progressives interfering in every aspect of their private lives, taxing them into poverty and effectively doing it to them from the White House.

Polls show McCain beating either Hillary or Obama nationally. Even the most skeptical about R-chances have got see the possibility of John McCain, the most experienced, authentic, Republican Maverick becoming the next President of the United States.

(Firing Line)
William F. Buckley died today while writing his last column at his desk in his home in Connecticut. When I was growing up in Brooklyn, New York and becoming aware politically, my father and I would watch the conservative icon on the PBS show Firing Line.

At that time Liberals were dominant; Conservatives were an oddity and not considered as intellectual as Harvard educated Liberals. On the show, Buckley, a word-meister extraordinaire, would take on a know it all Liberal and teach him a few things about the English language if not Conservatism. He introduced me to a new kind of politics and forced me to use a dictionary.

Buckley wrote 56 books and thousands of columns; he founded the National Review and loved to sail..he never wasted a day of his life..he lived a consequential life worth remembering.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

New York Times Smears McCain

Just as McCain locked up the Republican Nomination in Wisconsin and Washington, the New York Times revived a tired old Drudge story from December and placed the stinker on the FIRST PAGE. All day juicy allegations of legislative favors for sex occupied Cable TV and the Blogosphere non-stop.

The Times published an anonymous smear by two "former associates" of dubious origin who think, the Senator when he was chairman of the Commerce Committee, was seeing too much of a cutie lobbyist, Vicki Iseman. His close advisers felt that the relationship might conjure the appearance of impropriety; soooo, in order to save McCain from himself, John Weaver, McCain's former campaign strategist, sat Ms.Iseman down and asked her to back off.

At a press conference today at 9 AM, McCain and his wife Cindy denied it all and injected the appropriate sound bites into the Media feeding frenzy. His lawyer Bob Bennet, his current top strategists, Conservative talk show hosts; particularly Rush and Sean Hannity and alumni from the busride in 2000, now TV personalities, defended their man McCain. Afterall, the swooners were with him almost every minute, if a pretty blonde lobbyist was hanging around flaunting her favors, wouldn't one of the reporters have noticed it?

Thanks to another article that came out today by the New Republic, the attack has morphed into an analysis of the journalistic ethics of the New York Times. The New Republic discusses the turmoil within the NYT over releasing the story. Even though this story is generally discounted, if any of it is proven true or if McCain's denials are false, it taints the reputation of the ear mark hawk beyond repair. "The Sheriff" who prides himself on rejecting the powerful influence of lobbyists on the governing body will be tagged as a hypocrite and his hopes to Win the WH for the GOP will be destroyed.

(On the other hand)
His battle with the NYT has forced every Conservative radio talker to defend McCain against the liberal paper of record; "the enemy of my enemy is my friend?" Being smeared by the NYT is a badge of honor among Conservatives.

Now that the "media darling" has been victimized by the Liberal rag, every Conservative who's been savaging McCain up to now is circling the wagons, yelling over the air waves to anyone who'll listen::"WE told you so."

(Time's on R-side)
Rallying the base for McCain seemed like mission impossible; but the NYT has done what no moderate voice could do...United the RW to rescue McCain and rally them to fight loud and hard against a "common enemy."

(Oldies but goodies)
Well it's always a good day for the GOP when all the air is sucked out of the 24/7 news cycle by a fairy tale about a 72 year old Republican having an affair with a younger woman. Sheeesh...You can't make this stuff up?:)<

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crossing the Potomic

McCain's Triple Play
For a nano-second in Virginia the rural districts reported first and Huckabee seemed to be moving ahead; then the rest of the state began reporting the voting results, and it became clear that McCain had carried VA by a 10pt margin. Exit polls showed every demographic voted for him except the out-in-the-sticks evangelicals who stuck by the Huckster. 51/41

In Maryland McCain took an early lead and stayed out front finishing the contest with a big advantage over Huckabee. 56/28

Washington DC, although light on Republicans gave McCain a decisive victory over the Huck. 67/17

Fox news was drooling to report a loss for McCain among Conservatives, but their exit polling was more disappointing for them than Romney's departure from the race.

McCain won among most Conservatives..remember this is the east coast and Conservatives are not as extreme as in other parts of the Country. Moderate Republicans and Independents were McCaniacs. He scored big on character, the economy, National Security and his ability to be Commander in Chief. 70+% of all voters, chose him as the best Republican to defeat either Obama or Clinton in November. So far, 821 Delegates

Rush to Pivot
Rush Limbaugh has changed his tune, probably to prevent the exodus of listeners from his "anybody but McCain" talk show. Today he posited that he's helping McCain with his sand bagging tirades. If he endorsed McCain, the moderates and Independents, who are McCain's strong suit in the general, wouldn't go to McCain but choose Obama because they hate Limbaugh so much.

That ofcourse presumes that McCain supporters listen to the blowhard or have even heard of him. Oh well, who would expect Rush to be modest? He is however, practical and self-serving; far be it for him to lose listeners because he stands by hard core Conservative principles or those of his ditto head flockees. Afterall, it's all about giving a huge audience what they want, and right now, that's beating the Democrats in November, not knocking-off the only Republican in an excellent position to do so.

Dems:Obama Trounced Clinton

By the #s
Virginia: Obama 64%...Clinton 36%
DC: Obama 75%...Clinton 24%
Md.: Obama 61%...Clinton 36%

It was expected that Obama would do well in all three Primaries, but he didn't just edge out Hillary Clinton, he cut into her reliable base of support; namely, older men and women and people earning less than $50 thousand a year. This 8 State winning streak made him the clear front runner and drove Hillary Clinton to Texas before the final results were announced.

Obama gave a stirring victory speech among an audience of thousands...he used the occasion to fire the first salvo against the Republican frontrunner, John McCain...he said: McCain was more of the same failed Bush policies.

McCain also jumped ahead to the general election and addressed both Democrats: "They will paint a picture of the world in which America's mistakes are a greater threat to our security than the malevolent intentions of an enemy that despises us and our ideals."

Don't Count her Out
The Clinton campaign is hoping for wins in Ohio and Texas on March 4th and then Pennsylvania; but already signs are worrisome for Hillary. Obama's well organized team is revving up for a battle royale. Hillary has challenged Barack to a debate a week, he's accepted two. We can expect Clinton to pile-on the wonkish details she's famous for; and/or play the victim, shed a few tears and hope for sympathy from women already sorry that she's been beaten so badly by the new kid on the block.

Through the Looking Glass
The Clintons' strangle hold over the Democratic Party is losing it's grip. Obama's message of hope and unity has made Democrats wonder how it's come to this...a choice between a powerful unscroupulous couple whose unseemly behavior they've been forced to accept and defend; and a clean cut idealist that holds up a mirror and says: Take a good look...YOU and your Party can do better than this..YOU deserve honesty and integrity from the people you choose to govern you.

Besides the choice of Primary winner, the Democratic Party has several serious issues to deal with regarding this Primary; i.e., seating Florida and Michigan delegates at the Convention and the specter of super delegates in a smoke filled room nullifying the wishes of the electorate to satisfy Party big shots, bought and paid for by the Clinton Machine.

This dilemma must be worked out to the satisfaction of Democratic voters or there could be hell to pay...the Democratic Party may never be the same. Win or Lose, thank Barack Obama for the face-lift and a breath of fresh air.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Super Tuesday:After the Math

John McCain racked up a decisive number of delegates (Total:720) and Hillary Clinton exceeded expectations with a slimmer victory over Barack Obama; however, their status as standard bearers is contested by factions of their respective Parties.

R-Base-icks Skunked
If any other Republican did as well as John McCain there'd be a celebration that would rival the world champion Giant's parade in New York City. McCain swept the winner take all states in the North East. He creamed Mitt Romney in California and eked out a nail biter in the bell weather State of Missouri.

Polls gone wrong
California delivered a knock out blow to McCain hating conservatives in southern CA and an eye opener about pollsters like John Zogby who seem to ignore the actual voters and inject their own prejudice into the product. Zogby/Reuters Poll showed Romney ahead by 15 pts on Tuesday; McCain won CA by 8%. Zogby also posited that Obama would beat Hillary by 13%; she won the State easily. Beware of polls.

Tug of War
McCain showed his gutsy nature by throwing his supporters to Mike Huckabee in order to deny the faux Conservative Mitt Romney an early momentum building win in West Virginia. Furthermore, McCain benefited from Huckabee inflicting significant losses on Romney in the Southern evangelical/social Conservative dominated States which totally devasted the RW base's rally for the so-called "True Conservative" candidate in hopes of stopping McCain's march to the Nomination.

McCain is being advised by some pols to pander to the base in order to get them on board. However, when McCain's ego is bolstered by a TKO, he's more likely to gloat than to kiss up to critics who have battered him mercilessly. After all, he did thumb his nose at his captors in Viet Nam when they offered him comfort if he would just cooperate; he resisted torture far worse than the mean spirited attacks thrown at him by fading-fat-cat-blabber-mouths that are losing their grip...petty attacks, which did afterall prove inconsequential.

That's not to say that McCain will tell the "base-icks" to take a powder, he is speaking at CPAC Thursday and may try to calm their concerns by promising strict constructionist Judges for the Supreme Court and perhaps a VP pick that will meet their standards...some one like the Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist.

But I doubt that he'll try to placate every Conservative demand and risk alienating the broad constituency that is his strength in a general election...namely, White Men..including millions of disgruntled moderate Republicans who've been marginalized by the dominate RW base for years, Reagan Democrats who'd never vote for another Clinton and right to center leaning Independents who welcome his contrariness, his strong stance on National Security and his positions on Foreign Policy and the Military.

Dems:War of Ages

Gender, Race, Generational Divide
The diversity of the two major Democratic candidates seemed like an advantage this year, but it has turned out to foster an unsettling divide between the myriad of special interests and the well grounded Clintonian establishment power-brokers.

The Media and the masses are enthralled by the inspirational movement of Barack Obama; especially blacks who've understandably embraced the first truely credible candidate of their own for the Presidency. He's energized new voters, particularly the younger set of usually self-absorbed neophytes. He's an idealist that promises hope and unity; now is the time..yes we can.

With the endorsements from the Kennedy family, the Media spent days "passing the torch" from the denizens of Camelot to the one term senator from Chicago. In reality Obama has neither the experience or the bio-power to warrant a comparison to JFK or Bobby. All the hyperbolic praise and longing to return to past glories raised the expectations for Obama's performance far beyond what was possible. The Kennedy influence did him no good in Massachusettes or California where Hillary Clinton triumphed.

No you can't
Unfortunately for Obama he's up against the unscrupulous Clinton Machine that will stop at nothing, including destroying the reliablity of the black base voting block for them and other Democrats, to annoint Hillary Clinton as the most powerful woman in the World; thereby granting Bill Clinton a back seat in the White House and a stellar addition to his tawdry Legacy.

So far they're tied..The poetic momentum is with the Obama movement thanks to his speaking skills and uplifting gatherings of thousands of curious fans; but most practical predictions side with the hard core, experienced politician, Hillary Clinton.

The next few weeks of caucuses look good for Obama, then comes Ohio and Texas. Hillary has had to dip into her own fortune, a cool 5 mil, to keep on keeping on. Hillary who does better in debates than Barack has challenged him to one debate a week for the duration of the campaign. If he accepts, debates have not show-cased his experience or ability to be CIC or President.

(My Take)
As a Republican and an optimist, I'd like nothing better than to see Barack Obama defeat Hillary Clinton in Primary; but alas, I'm not an idealistic youngster but an elder cynic, part of the Right Wing Conspiracy that has learned the hard way not to underestimate the Clintons under pressure.

The vast majority of UNDECIDEDS, although ignored by pollsters, are in the drivers seat; lurking, biding their time, taking it all in, dispassionately evaluating both candidates until they close the curtain and pull the lever for who they think is the strongest person to WIN.

Absent wishful thinking, a pragmatist like myself would guess that in the end, Hillary Clinton will convince them all..that the choice of older feminists, underpaid women and men, gimme folks without health care, Latinos looking for amnesty and welfare freebees, combined with knowledgeable politicos will vote for her not the hopeful dreamer, Barack Obama.

It'll be Mama not Obama representing the Democratic Party against grand-dad John McCain in a nail-biting race to finish in '08.

Hmmmm..OR NOT. :)<

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Florida:Sweet Victory for McCain

Senator McCain's win in the Sunshine State makes him the undisputed front-runner for the Republican nomination.

(Thank who?)
He beat Romney among voters who considered the Economy and National Security their most important issues. Romney's CEO argument failed.

He beat Romney with Hispanics...not just Cubans, but the Puerto Rican constituency in Central Florida. Here Mel Martinez helped significantly with robo-calls in Spanish.

The Military, veterans, and their families voted for one of their own. Seniors and older folks embraced him as well.

Republicans of every stripe voted overwhelmingly for McCain...Gov.Crist's endorsement helped among every demographic...Gov.Crist is the most popular governor in the Country with a 95% approval rating in the State.

Hard Core Conservative ideologues were the only group who chose Romney. I assume, more out their distrust for McCain than their "trust" for the flip-flopping Romney, atleast I hope so.

Rudy Giuliani, after a gracious concession speech, announced he'll drop out of the race and endorse John McCain at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley California tomorrow night. Rudy seemed like a weight had been lifted from his shoulders.

Rudy, being a shrewd campaigner, realizes that McCain will beat him in NY; soooo he might as well be a part his victory or suffer a career damaging loss in his home state. Rudy can be a valuable McCain surrogate throughout the North East and he has a strong fund raising organization in California. McCain is ahead of Romney in CA by 13 pts and is well on his way to winning the Primaries in the other States...the polling was done before his Florida win.

(The emperor has no clothes)
Rush Limbaugh has been bad mouthing John McCain to the ditto heads on his hot air radio show. He had the nerve to demand that his cult following reject McCain or face the destruction of the Republican Party. What a narrow minded blubber butt!!

The block headed conservatives who buy into his rants are but a discredited minority who have been decisively defeated by a majority of loyal, positive thinking Republicans who welcome a diverse majority of party members and keep the faith that with their numbers can defeat Hillary Clinton and enhance the popularity of the Republican Party.

Why should any Republican drink the koolaide and comit political suicide for a shock jock who's never served anything but his own self-interest?

(Well done!!)
Congratulations John McCain. Here's looking forward to Super Tuesday and a hard fought battle for the WH in 2008. I can think of no one more capable of leading R-Party to victory in the fight of R-lives.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


(Middle Ground)
Although John McCain won in SC, the establishment Conservatives resist declaring him the front runner. If he wins in Florida, if he's the last man standing, if he carries Republicans in a winner take all Primary, if there's no excuses left, the Right Wing will have no choice but to back him as the standard-bearer of a new pragmatic centrist Republican Party.

(Rocky Road)
It's true that the mantra in every Presidential election is "It's time for change;" but this time the electorate IS different. This time the outcry for change applies more to the Republican Party than to Democrats who are, afterall, happy with their candidates.

President Bush is hated by Democrats in Congress and tentatively supported by Republicans. He's battered relentlessly by a cadre of campaign surrogates, Left Wing interest groups, Media elites and extremist web sites like MoveOn, Daily Kos and a symphony of amateur blogging wannabees.

Congress has the lowest approval ratings in history but sadly, Democrats are likely to increase they're majority in the 2008 election cycle, which makes it imperative that Republicans keep the Presidency or risk becoming a very unhappy minority Party whipped into subservience by a power-mad dominatrix, Hillary and her enabling counter-part, Bill Clinton.

(The Finish Line)
If anyone doubts that the Clintons puposely injected race into the campaign to define Obama exclusively as the "black" candidate thus limiting his appeal to white and Latino voters, consider the results of the Nevada caucuses. Hillary won by a slim margin by taking women, Latinos and whites; blacks voted for Obama. He did win the delegate count by one and his campaign is asking for an investigation of voter supression "indirectly" by the Clinton campaign.

In SC Obama is expected to win. Clinton has implied his success is because of black support which proves he's not viable in the general electorate. If Hillary wins or loses in SC she's ahead of the game. If she's shows a broader appeal to win in November; if she loses, the Clintons told us the young fellow is a fine black candidate, however he can not repeat his victory in SC in States that do not have a predominant black demographic.

The Clintons diminished an Obama victory in SC...they played a reverse expectations game and Won. Obama will not be able to defeat the Clinton War Room in the Primary. Hillary Clinton will be their Nominee.

(A Dream Deferred)
Bill Clinton has been critisized for his attacks on Senator Obama by leaders in the Democratic Party; namely, Ted Kennedy, Rahm Emanuel and Howard Dean. The Clintons have always been good for themselves and bad for the Democratic Party. During his two terms, Bill Clinton's triangulation and support of unpopular policies caused losses for Democrats that essentially gave Congress to the Republican Party.

This year, Clinton's race baiting tactic may cause a permanent rift with the Black base. When Hillary runs in the general, this repugnant strategy against Barack Obama may likely cost her the reliable black vote and possibly any Independents and moderate Republicans who were supporting Obama, a unifying candidate who promises to fix this dysfunctional government and bring civil discourse back to politics in DC.

(Against all Odds)
Considering the damage that will be done to the Democrat Party this election cycle by the Clintons; plus the unpopularity of Hillary with a large segment of the electorate; then weigh the universal appeal of McCain by white men of every political stripe, it seems to me a victory in '08 is possible for the Republican Party with John McCain.

Although Conservatives would not be voting whole heartedly FOR John McCain, they are unified and energized AGAINST Hillary Clinton for President. In that case, the GOP could beat the odds and keep the Clintons out of the WH; which IS afterall, R-dream come true.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Deriding the Dream

Those of us who recoiled at the depths of the dirty Clinton tactics of the 90s, are feeling the same sweaty sickness as she and her minions insideously infect the candidacy of Barack Obama with a lethal racial endemic and get away with it.

(Battle Cry)
When Hillary came in third in Iowa we knew a D-day was coming; but with only 5 days separating the contests, the best she could muster was the last minute weapy moment that drove older feminists to polls to eke out a slim victory for her in NH. However, Sister Clinton's inevitabilty was damaged beyond repair...something drastic had to be done to recapture her hold on HER claim to the Presidency.

(King of the Hill)
The Clintons decided to sacrifice some black votes in SC in order to cast doubt among whites about electing a black man to lead us all. Hillary channelled Lyndon Johnson and intentionally diminished the civil rights movement of Martin Luther King. Her innuendo went like this: MLK gave inspiring speeches (like Obama) he marched, was jailed, and demanded that the government ACT to free his people; but without the legislative power of a white President (like HER), MLK's dream would have never become a reality. It was Lyndon Johnson who strong armed the Congress to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964..not MLK.

She made it sound like Johnson single handidly won the Civil War. The truth is, Johnson had to twist arms to convince some Democrats that they were on the wrong side of a moral imperative whose time had come. They either gave up violent oppression of a whole race of people or the Democratic Party would be defeated for decades to come. It was Republicans who supported black equality and gradually dominated the South.

(Losing Hope)
Her point was that Obama can make all the high minded speeches he wants, but it would take HER and HER alone to make his dream come true. This insinuation was followed by outrage among the black population and black leaders alike. She clarified, she danced on the head of a pin but repeated the same story on Meet the Press and at several campaign stops. Surrogates were in full damage control mode and blamed Obama for stirring up racial animosity. Obama was aghast. He so artfully and wisely avoided the divisive issue of race and now he was expected to comment on what Hillary Clinton had so cleverly slipped into the campaign dialogue.

Obama over estimated her. Hillary Clinton will stoop so low to gain power that a hopeful young man like Barack Obama could never imagine the depths she'll go to win. Hillary Clinton IS his worst nightmare and what that nightmare IS, depends on HER dingy meaning of IS.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

NH Primary:Two Combacks/no frontrunner

Although John McCain and Hillary Clinton won the first Primary in the nation; neither one can claim to be the clear front-runner of their Party.

(Republicans..Grin and bear it)
McCain was expected to win in NH. Enthusiasm was high as more Independents voted for him than they did for Obama. Surprisingly Mac also picked up registered Republicans in a sign that could repeat itself in other States.

Despite the backing of the establishment for Mitt Romney, he placed second and picked up another "silver" as he likes to say in his concession speeches. McCain is on to Michigan where he's favored to win in the state where Mitt's father was Governor for 8 years. If Romney loses here he should seriously consider throwing in the towel but his personnal fortune would enable him and his ego to go on indefinitely. He's failed to connect with voters, I suspect because he's the original "change on a dime" guy and simply can't be trusted to be truthful about anything at this point.

(What the Huck?)
Huckabee, the winner in Iowa, came in a distant third in NH. That's better than anticipated by just about every one. People like him more when they get to know him. He's a regular guy; one of them; a religious popularist. However, Huckabee isn't given a snowball's chance in hell to become R-Nominee, I think it's the hick factor.

If McCain is the nominee it won't be because Republicans of every stripe rally around an inspirational leader; or even that they're pleased with his nomination; it will be because he's the best selection in a field of misfits...John McCain will be R-Nominee by default. Sad, but true.

Democrats..In the Cards

(Aces high)
The big story of the NH Primary was Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Before Obama's momentus win in Iowa and her third place finish, Hillary was expected to win in NH. Instead Obama's win catapulted him into a Media frenzy that eagerly prepared to write the obituary for the Clintons' iron grip on the Democratic Party. A dysfuntional status quo government would be transformed by an inclusive generational movement led by an inspiring black man that could be President.

Barack Obama lost. All pollsters, including each campaigns' inside polling, and the TV 24/7 coverage got it terribly wrong. What happened?

(Queen of Hearts)
Hillary's teary moment, combined with the glee the macho media took in piling on the little woman was a significant factor in getting out the women voters to rescue Hillary from the big bad bullies. Hillary's breakdown was all about her. She wasn't crying for the poor children without health care or the homeowners facing foreclosure due to the sub-prime mortgage crisis; she was feeling sorry for herself, period.

(Hold 'em)
That snipit was aired over and over again just before the vote and after polling had wrapped things up. If that entire moment was shown instead of the first few seconds of it, people would have seen Mrs.Clinton recover like a bat out of hell and land lethal blows on her nemesis.

From the brief glistening of the eye and softening of the voice, she skillfully rapped her opponent for lack of substance compared to hers. It was a self-promoting sound bite that she knew would reach it's target audience...older women, who had experienced the frustration of glass ceilings of the past. Older women came out en mass to vote for the reliable old feminist, Hillary.

(Plays the Race Card)
Another theory that reared it's ugly head has racist over tones. Seems NH voters lied to pollsters about voting for Obama and then when they drew the curtain and couldn't be seen, thousands couldn't bring themselves to vote for a black man. That one I don't buy.

Bill Clinton was looking ahead to SC and floated that poisonous idea into the political atmosphere in order to generate doubt among the 50% of blacks in SC that white people would never elect a black President; therefore, a vote for Obama is a waste. Vote for my wife Hillary, and I, Bill Clinton, the first black President, will take care of y'all like we've done before.

(Fold 'em)
This tactic is not beneath Bill and Hillary or the Left-wing establishment of Democrat Party. They'll be taking the gloves off now that they've tasted a bitter loss in Iowa and their possible extinction in NH. Let's hope that Democratic voters see through the dirty tricks and support the man that can truly free the Democrats from the Clinton Machine of the past and inspire all Americans to hope for change of the status quo in the not too distant future. "Yes we can!"

Monday, January 07, 2008


ABC & Fox Debates
As we approach Tuesday's first in nation Primary in New Hampshire, ABC aired relevant debates between the Presidential hopefuls from both Parties. To their credit, ABC significantly changed the tiresome biased showcases presented as fair and balanced debates. Fox, although inviting only Republican candidates, fashioned a format more helpful to the voting process as well.

ABC's Charlie Gibson and Fox's Chris Wallace asked pertinent questions to the field of candidates sitting before them and more importantly, allowed sufficient time for each candidate to answer in depth, confront each other and contrast the slim differences between them; differences that voters are eager to know before they cast a vote that could transform the nature of the race and ultimately the formulation of Party Politics.

Hillary v. Obama
After the firestorm in Iowa that devastated Hillary's inevitability and enhanced Obama's electability, all eyes and ears were on Hillary's ensuing survival tactics. As it turns out she attempted to belittle the voters for emotionally backing, what she considers, a naive movement to HOPE for government change from a light-weight man who lacks the experience to fight the establishment in DC and transform their hopes into reality.

All her shrill criticism showed is that SHE is part of the crippled partisan government that has failed miserably to make the Government work for the People; and that she is devoid of the comity necessary to achieve that dream. Hillary Clinton, who panders relentlessly to special interests on the Left, has no deep rooted core values that she won't change for her advantage. It is apparent that she, more than any other candidate, must defend the status quo from which she derives her 35 years of experience and resist the hopeful generational change movement because it would render her powerless.

Gibson asked the Democrats a question that other moderators dutifully omitted.."Why don't any of you recognize the progress in Iraq?" AND, if an American city suffers a nuclear attack, what would you as President do about it? Bill Richardson, whose knowledge of the current facts on those fronts seems seriously outdated and uninformed, stuttered when he said that Musharraf should be forced to resign by the USA. Edwards would urge that the people stay calm and don't over-react if bombed. You could hear a universal sigh of disbelief.

The rest of them rejected that the reports of progress NOW alters not one iota their initial objections to invading Iraq in the first place or Bush's strategic mistakes as CIC. Gibson noted Hillary's remark to Gen.Petraeus declaring the common consensus of Democrats when he reported to Congress: "it would require a wilful suspension of disbelief." To this point, it is still not clear what Hillary Clinton would do if CIC.

Obama's response was that the definition of victory is too vague and credited the Democratic take over of the majorities in Congress for the Iraqi tribal change of heart against Al Qaeda. Democrats still seem clueless on the dangers confronting the United States from radical Islamic terrorism. However, they spoke muscularly about combating Nuclear terrorism vis a vis Pakistan and the capture of Osama binLaden, albeit, without relating any credible details on how that would be accomplished or what they'd do if a US city was attacked.

Republicans on the Spot
Instead of focusing on questions usually asked to R-candidates that provoke predictable answers required by the Party platform, Gibson induced the candidates to comment in full on the details of their Illegal Immigration solutions, Islamic terrorism, Health Care and (a new consideration) the distinctions between them and Barack Obama's policy agenda.

What astonished me most was how most of our candidates got twisted in knots trying to infuse compassion into their proposed answers to the massive problem of dealing with Illegal Immigration. They were apologetic for wanting to enforce the Law.

To my surprise, Ron Paul's explanation of why Illegal Immigration is strongly opposed by the American people and a detriment to common welfare of the United States was the most convincing and UNapologetic. He linked it to the economic well being of our Country; i.e., the expansion of the welfare state to illegals limits opportunities for American citizens by requiring hospitals to provide free medical care to millions; Public Schools to provide education and bi-lingual instruction; employers hire illegals as a source of cheap labor; and in Sanctuary Cities, police are ordered by local officials not to enforce the Federal Immigration Laws.

All of this burdens the taxpayer; endangers the solvency of hospitals and schools, keeps wages for the American worker below standards, and enables non-citizen law breakers to run free. Therefore, unfettered illegal immigration deminishes the quality of life for citizens of the United States.

FOX..blinded by the Right

Chris Wallace did a good job prodding the candidates to confront each other by asking questions of concern to Republican voters on Illegal Immigration, Iraq, Islamic terrorism, energy independence, taxes and the economy. They were also asked; "How would each of them alter their tactics to campaign against Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton." Polls in NH have Obama 10pts ahead of Hillary Clinton and it's the judgement of most polital gurus that she will NOT be the Democratic Nominee.

They all performed well and McCain, the current front-runner in NH, defended his record on tax cuts and Romney's accusation that he sponsored Amnesty for illegal immigrants. Mitt Romney was confident and well prepared as he fought to appear the most Conservative among McCain, Huckabee and Thompson. Romney doesn't get it...NH independents and Republicans are less Conservative on social issues than Romney pretends to be..Huckabee did get a small bounce out of his win in Iowa and as NH sees more of him he'll finish third in NH..a good showing in a state with few evangelicals.

(Romney:I approve this message)
What really disillusioned me about the Fox event was the Frank Luntz's focus group of "supposed" undecideds. The group unanimously made a decision after the debate to vote for Mitt Romney. UNBELIEVABLE that they didn't know before the debate that they were leaning towards Romney or that Luntz and Fox didn't plan this as a boost for Romney.

The focus group all disliked Huckabee's open religiousity. None of them liked McCain...even though his record of reform and fighting against the establishment aligns him with the Obama wave of "change." The post debate commentary raved about Romney and hardly mentioned McCain's probable win in NH and his ability to attract Independents, moderate Republicans and cross-over votes; essentially the same voters that might consider Obama.

(Wings don't fly)
FOX was not fair and balanced or in my opinion in line with the current fervor of the people in Iowa, NH or of the whole Nation. Sadly, it appears that the Right Wing and the Left Wing will cling to the status quo and the fleeting power that comes with it; regardless of the futility of flying against the over-powering Winds of Change.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

OBAMAbee..He's the One

Barack Obama did it!! Yes, he won the Iowa caucus but more importantly he knocked Hillary Clinton off her high horse. She came in a measly third losing to John Edwards as well.

It doesn't get any better than this for Republicans who for months dreaded the gruesome twosome's return to the WH. The people of Iowa rejected her air of entitlement and her whole "ready from day one" routine.

Iowans came out in historic numbers to throw mama under the train. Younger men and women and first time voters showed up to support the man that promised to turn the page and unite Americans. He praised America and gave a hopeful, positive speech that gave me goosebumps. Reminded me of JFK, and yes, Ronald Reagan..."the shining city on the hill".

Don't get me wrong, I'm not hypnotized by the junior Senator from Illinois, but I'll always be grateful to Barack Obama for beating Hillary Clinton and giving her, what had to be, the worst night of her life. was sweet.

Mike Huckabee, McCain, the race in New Hampshire....I'll think about it tomorrow.

Discussion here.