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In Love with Gustav

Posted by Ryan on August 31, 2008

Reason #314 why I will not be voting for a Democrat any time soon:  former DNC Chairman, Don Fowler was giddy with the notion that the deadly Category 4 Hurricane Gustav (as of this writing anyway– it could go up to Cat 5 by landfall) is timed so well with the Republican National Convention that it just “demonstrates that God’s on [their] side.”  Comic Book Guy himself, Michael Moore has echoed these statements too, saying that this is proof there is a God.  But we except as much from him, plus Moore’s not a political leader.

Both links have videos which made me angry given that it is a certainty that lives will be lost, people are already displaced, and suffering will ensue despite whatever political ramifications the Dems think this will all have.

If you’re going to bring up God, here’s a letter which in my opinion has its heart in the right place.  Yet, why do these Dems become so unabashed about invoking God when a deadly hurricane destined to take some lives and destroy homes coincides in what they think is great political theater?  They must have quite a warped view of God (but that’s reason #26 why I won’t be voting for a Democrat any time soon).  The balloons not dropping on cue when Kerry finished his 2004 acceptance speech was great political theater, but cheering a deadly monster storm is just sick.  I’m waiting for the McCain campaign to tactfully pounce on this one.

Map from NOAA.

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Day 3–The Truly Historic Moment in Denver

Posted by Ryan on August 27, 2008

There was a major historical moment tonight at the Democrat National Convention…

You guessed it!  At 6:49pm EDT the Democrat Party nominated a Presidential candidate with less experience than anyone in living memory! (see below)  He’s never really done anything of note, had to make a serious executive decision with true consequences, has no major legislation with his name on it, and apparently only “has a speech he gave in 2002.”

What’s worse is that he has to forever share this moment in history with the person who finally put him over the edge to secure the nomination: She Who Must Not be Named, herself!  This is shaping up to be the biggest Clintonian convention since 1996, beating out 2000 when Algore was consciously trying to avoid BJ’s political stench. 

Of course it’s historic that he’s the first half-African American to get the nomination of a major political party.  As a nation, we really should be proud of this moment.  However, after that quiet moment of reflection, we should move on and make sure he never reaches his goal — not because he’s half-black, but because he’s a dangerously inexperienced empty suit.

AP photo.

Some examples on the issue of experience:

JFK served in the House for three terms (1947-1953), the Senate for one full term and was reelected before beating Nixon for the White House in 1960.  JFK was 43 years old and already had 11 years as an elected national political figure over Barack Obama.

Bill Clinton was elected to non-consecutive terms as Governor of Arkansas, serving twelve of the fourteen years from 1979-1993 before defeating Bush 41 to be elected President in 1992.  BJ was 46 years old and already had 9 years as an elected administrator of a state over the experience of Barack Obama as a significant public figure who’s had to make consequential decisions.

The Dems made a real poor choice with Obama, given their track record of nominating young, experienced people.

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McCain Up 5 in Latest Zogby Poll

Posted by Ryan on August 20, 2008

Up 46%-41% over The One, John McCain finally has the lead in a national poll!  What’s special about this poll is not simply that McCain is up, but unlike many of the polls which have this race tied, the new Reuters-Zogby poll is of 1,089 “likely voters”, rather than the weaker “registered voters” or the worst “adults” in its sampling.  McCain’s even up 5 points when you add in Barr and Nader!

However, with a +/- 3 point margin of error, it’s still pretty much a tie in the worst case scenario, and like Obama, McCain has still not cracked 50%, but this outlier and its trends are a good sign going into the DNC early next week.

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John Kerry… For Vice President?

Posted by Ryan on August 15, 2008

The Veepstakes game is not a precise science, but some today are seriously thinking that John F’in Kerry, Lurch himself, could be on Obama’s short list for his “foreign policy credentials:”  like Kerry’s famous “global test” debacle of 2004, or his Vietnam War service, complete with lying about our troop’s behavior to Congress once he got home?   

I’m sure the Obama team wants Kerry’s baggage as much as they want She Who Must Not Be Named’s presence (with video!) overshadowing them at the DNC. 

AP photo.

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Is Colin Powell a Turncoat?

Posted by Ryan on August 13, 2008

Some inside info from Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard indicates that not only will Colin Powell eventually endorse Obama, but may even speak at the Convention!  Powell denies all of this to ABC and “Roll Call”, but in today’s crazy political environment where you have Republicans for Obama (maybe they’re still awash in his saintly glow, though it’s more likely they are a well-funded front group) and McCain entertaining Lieberman on his ticket, I don’t know what to believe!

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Obama’s FISA Flip-Flop

Posted by Ryan on July 9, 2008

It’s been really entertaining lately watching Barack Obama pretend that he’s a moderate and hasn’t changed any of his positions despite all the YouTube and print-media evidence to the contrary.  Today’s FISA reauthorization/clarification bill is a great example:

Here’s an Obama spokesman’s remarks from a talking-points memo from October 2007 on the issue of the FISA bill which included retro-active immunity for the telecommunications companies who hooked-up America after 9/11:

“To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies.”

That seems pretty clear and direct.  To reiterate, here is Obama’s Senate office in December of last year on the same point:

Senator Obama unequivocally opposes giving retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies…. Granting such immunity undermines the constitutional protections Americans trust the Congress to protect. Senator Obama supports a filibuster of this bill, and strongly urges others to do the same.

Pretty heavy stuff… however, today Obama voted for the bill which contained that very provision which give retro-active immunity to those telecom companies.  McCain nailed him on the flip-flop, which Obama subsequently denied was a flip-flop. 

As it turns out (just to stir things up), She Who Must Not Be Named voted against the bill!  The Lefties are going nuts and Rush Limbaugh has even quietly initiated his “Operation Chaos, Phase II” in order to give SWMNBN a chance at the convention and place some plants at the DNC in an attempt to take advantage of the disorder on the Left, which is increasingly feeling alienated from Obama.  Obama’s vote was the right vote, but maybe too “Right” for the kooks out there who thought he was different.

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