Axis of Right

Three Native Rhode Islanders Commenting From the Right on Politics and Anything Else

Posts Tagged ‘Dubya’

Obama: Gaffing His Way to the White House

Posted by Ryan on May 27, 2008

The blogosphere is buzzing with news and facts about Barack Obama’s own statements that would have destroyed any Republican or She Who Must Not Be Named. 

Malkin’s got great coverage of the most recent one:  that Barry’s uncle was one of the first on the scene to liberate Auschwitz.  I knew Obama had communist tendencies, but if his uncle really was in that first wave into Auschwitz, Poland, back in World War II, he would have been a Soviet!  Perhaps Obama was ducking sniper fire while giving that statement. 

Quayle couldn’t spell potato and was crucified, Dubya’s misunderestimated the OBGYN’s love for their patients became a constant gaffe theme, but Obama’s the second coming.  Similar little gaffes would have destroyed other candidates or permanently altered how we think about them. 

I think this will be one of those growing stories from behind the scenes that everyone will be talking about, which will finally get the MSM to report it in a few weeks or months. 

Advertisements

Posted in Blogroll, Election 2008, Media Bias, Politics, Russia | Tagged: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Global Warming’s Fried President Bush

Posted by Ryan on April 16, 2008

The Global Warming alarmists have finally worn down the GOP passed the weak-kneed crowd, and into the Bush-crowd (which is increasingly looking like only Dubya himself).  Only the open-minded, conservative-wing remains as the firewall against an economic cataclysm based on ever-changing scientific data. 

It goes to show how all Libs need to do is find an issue where they can make Republicans look “mean” and the GOP will fold as fast as they can in order to avoid this label without fighting back.  

I believe a lot of this has to do with a second-term Presidential “legacy” hunt: Bush has decided that getting on the record about climate change and global warming will somehow help him in the annals of history.  He’s not going to get anything through Congress, only suggest some horrible economic policies based on bad science because it’s politically correct nowadays.  

I voted for Dubya in 2004: he was great on Iraq, the War on Terror, taxes, life, judges, etc. (plus look at his opponent!  Did you know John Kerry was in Vietnam?  He was, really!).  This second term has been a nightmare:  amnesty, the Iraq malaise until Petraeus, Harriet Myers, out-of-control spending, getting the knee-pads out for China, etc., now catering to the global warming crowd right when scientists are starting to take another look at it!  Ugh. 

Alas, McCain wouldn’t be any better, and those other two clowns would be much worse.  Going “green” is one thing (a fad mostly — however, once something’s a fad, it’ll eventually go out of style), but the potential for government interference without end, attacking the roots of our capitalist system based on maleable science is scary!  Who does Bush think we are, Europe?

Posted in Culture, Election 2008, Media Bias, Politics, The Iraq Front, War on Terror | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

McCain Wins Republican Nomination

Posted by Ryan on March 5, 2008

Last night it became clear that Mike Huckabee was going to lose the nomination race outright and finally did what many have done before him and dropped out.  McCain reached above the 1191 delegates needed to secure the nomination and even officially received an endorsement from President Bush today (for good or bad I suppose).

Last night, I have to say that I genuinely liked McCain’s Dallas speech.  He spoke about his campaign strategy, which is to make this campaign be about ideas and contrasts, not personalities or gutter politics.  Since I believe that this is the strategy that he should use, I was happy to hear he thinks so too.  While he can’t walk on water or raise the dead like Obama can while giving a speech, I noticed that I wasn’t fearing the poor articulation of every sentence — which I had grown accustomed to since the summer of 1999 when Dubya began his campaign.  He’s not George W. Bush, but he’s also not Bob Dole either; he’s more feisty and isn’t afraid to call the libs out.

Listening to the speech, I also felt for the first time that McCain could pull this off and be our next President; he seemed to rise a bit taller last night if you get my figurative meaning.  

We know that She Who Must Not Be Named is not going away quietly even though it is unlikely that she can win the nomination cleanly through the will of the people.  SWMNBN and Obama are neck and neck with mo- on her side.  McCain even used the term “uncivil brawl” to describe today’s politics (shades of Rush, perhaps?). 

I’m not a McCainiac and I did voice my protest against him with my vote for Mitt Romney on February 5, yet McCain is now the party’s nominee and the task of pushing back the tide of socialism and liberalism is much more important than squabbling over a few differences.  If I get 80% of what I want compared to 0%, I’ll fight for that 80% every time.

Posted in Election 2008, Politics | Tagged: , , , , , | 2 Comments »