As this campaign grinds down to its final days, Barack Obama continues to lose footing in the polls and has had to resort to the old way of running a campaign. He continuously accuses McCain of Republican attack tactics and yet he is doing the same from his side. Such political ads as wondering why McCain can’t remember how many houses he has and accusing him of being out of touch because he can’t work a computer and needs help to send emails (couldn’t be those old war injuries or anything?) just make us all weary of the game. And they serve as reminders that the only thing Obama plans to change is our way of life as Americans, not Washington. Now Obama has devolved all the way to continuously accusing McCain and Palin of being liars. Pretty harsh word and one that you better be able to back up. His camp released this yesterday:
“Since naming Gov. Palin as their vice presidential nominee, the McCain campaign has distorted, distracted and outright lied to the American people about her record in a desperate attempt to hide the fact that a McCain/Palin administration would be nothing more than a continuation of the failed Bush policies of the last eight years.”
First of all, we have to believe that George Bush has been a complete failure. He has screwed up and at times left me, as a conservative, cold, but we have not been attacked again and that has taken some doing. Without security in this nation issues like education and the economy mean nothing. Without freedom, I’d rather die and George Bush has maintained that fairly well. I disdain the Patriot Act, but keep in mind the Democrats have been for it too. Obama’s change for this country means a march towards Marxism. As a matter of fact, what scares me most about Obama is that some of his ideas don’t just mirror Marxism, they almost create a new dynamic. A new kind of Marxism. A new kind of Facism. A kind of government that a new generation can readily embrace because they don’t have the bad track record to look back on. His new way could lead to that great white hope. For those of us who know better, we realize what that “new” way will lead to and it is destruction.
For me, this campaign has really lead me to search to my core values. I was so torn because McCain has pissed me off alot in the past. But our country has boxed itself in with a two party system. I had decided to vote independent because I wanted to vote for something instead of against. As this campaign rolled on long enough to reveal the true nature of Obama, I found myself really considering McCain again because I know Obama is not just a mistake for America, but a destroyer of America. I really truly fear an Obama presidency. Not in the snarky Hollywood way (like Matt Damon with his comments about Gov. Palin) but because of the ideas he puts forward and the possibility of those ideas going forward unchecked. You see, we have a Congress that is on his side and may grow so Democratic that Republicans couldn’t even philibuster. And there will probably be a need for two more Supreme Court justices. Under this Congress and Obama we would see all three branches of government lean left. And left is death for America. The Constitution would be even more forgotten and we would become something else. Thankfully, McCain picked Gov. Palin because it has made my decision easier. I have hope again. That is something Obama has promised, but will never deliver.
I had a real hard time staying awake through this one. Many long nights caught up with me and John McCain is not a real fiery orator. The speech was relatively good, but there were a couple of things that McCain said that need addressing. John McCain said, “We’re going to help workers who’ve lost a job that won’t come back, find a new one that won’t go away. We will prepare them for the jobs of today. We will use our community colleges to help train people for new opportunities in their communities. For workers in industries that have been hard hit, we’ll help make up part of the difference in wages between their old job and a temporary, lower paid one while they receive retraining that will help them find secure new employment at a decent wage.” What does this mean? He had so many great things to say about getting government out of our lives and then he throws this in there. Is this a new government program? Who is paying for it? How about sending everybody to college for new skills? What gives people in hard hit industries more rights to an education? And what is he talking about “making up the difference” in pay? Sounds like unemployment and welfare to me. You see John, this is why I have been so tentative about voting for you. Can I trust you to put country first or are you just taking us to the same Socialist place as the Democrats? Perhaps you should have used the theme: Constitution First. And I need this comment explained further as well: “As President I will work to establish good relations with Russia so we need not fear a return of the Cold War.” How is he going to establish “good” relations? We haven’t had those with Russia in a long time. He does realize they have allied themselves with Iran, right? And finally there was this: “Again and again, I’ve worked with members of both parties to fix problems that need to be fixed. That’s how I will govern as President. I will reach out my hand to anyone to help me get this country moving again. I have that record and the scars to prove it. Senator Obama does not.” This always worries me because it usually means we give in to the liberals.
The rest of the speech’s content was great. I hope he will live up to things he said he would do. We do have a lot of work ahead of us. McCain said, “We need to change the way government does almost everything: from the way we protect our security to the way we compete in the world economy; from the way we respond to disasters to the way we fuel our transportation network; from the way we train our workers to the way we educate our children. All these functions of government were designed before the rise of the global economy, the information technology revolution and the end of the Cold War. We have to catch up to history, and we have to change the way we do business in Washington.” Washington is broken and putting Obama in there running the place will destroy it. He has my vote since he made one of the best decisions he has made in a long time – picking Sarah Palin.
I was going crazy being away from my computer this weekend because I had gone away to my cousin’s wedding. Running from one flight to the next I noticed that CNN was reporting who John McCain chose as his VP running mate. I let out a whoop when I saw that he chose the person I had blogged right here just a few days ago that he should choose. I was shocked that he really did it and pulled it off, but I was not surprised. I laughed as I listened to the CNN reporters running around frantically trying to figure out who Sarah Palin was. And I laughed even more as for the hour that I was able to watch, there was a little blip about Obama’s “big” speech. What perfect timing. Whoever coached McCain on this one should get an award or something. Perfect timing with the perfect pick. Obama’s speech hoopla went down in smoke in less than 12 hours. And then Palin came out and knocked the socks off of everybody. The final nail in Obama’s speech’s coffin is Gustav. Talk about a news cycle that isn’t working for him. He’s finished.
And poor Joe Biden has to stand next to this striking woman who is just as intelligent as she is beautiful. And she is tough as nails. She’s going to pull Hillary’s supporters in and McCain’s conservative base will shore up as well. And for conservatives like me, who have been dead set against McCain, my mind has been changed and barring anything significant, I will be pulling the lever for the McCain/Palin ticket. And no, I won’t be praying that McCain gets laid up and needs to turn the reins over to her. I think she’ll help keep him honest though for us conservatives.
And forget about the experience angle. She still has more experience than Obama because she has executive experience running a city and a state. And she pushes through significant bills and laws and gets things done. Whereas, Obama votes present and hasn’t introduced any significant legislation. So even though Obama complimented the pick as historic as well, he and Biden were really crying inside because they know it is over for them.
This is the moment. A great opportunity has presented itself to McCain and I can only hope he decides to shock the heck out of everyone. There is one sure fire way to put the final nail in Obama’s campaign and get Hillary’s supporters: Choose a woman as his running mate. And there are two great women out there. The first is Carly Fiorina who had been CEO at Hewlett Packard and presently works as an advisor to John McCain and is a Fox News Contributor. She sounds great, looks great and is a tough talker. She would thrash foot-in-mouth-Biden anyday. And my personal choice would be Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. She is a great conservative so would win the base. She is pushing through more drilling in her state, got more natural gas pumping, eats moose burgers, rides snowmobiles and is a card carrying NRA member. I might just consider voting for McCain if he went down this road. And that is saying alot for Constitution-lovin’ me.
Today I heard Barack Obama’s new attack ad against John McCain. I could have sworn Obama was going to be different and not do this attack thing. It’s the same every year with both parties accusing the other of being mean. Give me a break! Anyway, the ad was based on an answer McCain gave to the Politico when asked how many homes he owned. He had to think for a minute and then didn’t have an answer and promised to check into it. Of course I find this strange, but when considering that his wife is the multi-millionaire heiress it may not be so strange. After all, how many homes have his name on them? The answer McCain came back with was four houses in three states, but Newsweek and Obama’s ad claim that the number is seven.
The campaign ad opens up discussing the bad economy and the housing crisis – what would one expect from the always negative Democrats? Then the ad throws in the above information so that McCain appears not only senile, but out of touch with most of America and seems to judge him for being rich like it is a negative thing. At campaign stops, Obama’s campaign has also been running contests dubbed “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: McCain Edition?” Excuse me!? Is this really coming from the Democrats? You mean the Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, John Edwards and Barack Obama Democrats? I always find it hilarious how the Liberal Democrats play this class war. In case nobody noticed, all these freakin’ politicians in Washington are rich. And you want to see out of touch? Check out how they vote against the wishes of the American people. There is a fundamental truth in America that flys in the face of the old adage our parents told us when they said we could be president someday. That truth is that only the rich can be president. We have yet to see a viable candidate get to the top without millions. And they must raise millions to win. Why is there so much focus on how much money each campaign makes? Because money is what wins. Barack’s campaign going down this “house” road is ludricous. He himself owns a 1.6 million dollar home and pulled in over $4 million last year.
John McCain’s spokesman Brian Rogers asked, “Does a guy who made more than $4 million last year, just got back from vacation on a private beach in Hawaii and bought his own million dollar mansion with the help of a convicted felon really want to get into a debate about houses? Does a guy who worries about the price of arugula and thinks regular people ‘cling’ to guns and religion in the face of economic hardship really want to have a debate about who’s in touch with regular Americans?”
I personally think that throwing fists about who is richer and more out of touch is as inane as arguing which illicit drug is worse. Actually arguing which of these candidates is the best is as inane as the class fight.
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Of course I didn’t watch this – I was watching Michael Phelps kick ass. Far more interesting. I also try not to tune in to MSNBC so that blood doesn’t shoot out of my eyes. I did however catch part of the story being discussed on Meet The Press this morning. Why would Rick Warren be hosting a political interview? And I believe it took place in Saddleback’s sancturay – highly inappropriate. Anyway, Rick Warren asked John McCain what he felt was his greatest moral failing and McCain said it was the failure of his first marriage. Then McCain was asked what he thought America’s greatest moral failure was. Now this is a complete give-me answer. So easy, especially if you are trying to reach your conservative base. Does McCain give the easy answer “Abortion”? Oh no, he decides to give this answer: “Throughout our existence, perhaps we have not devoted ourselves to causes greater than our self-interest, although we have been the best at it of anybody in the world. I think after 9/11, my friends, instead of telling people to go shopping or take trips, we should have told Americans to join the PeaceCorps, AmericCorp, the military, expand our volunteers, expand what you’re doing and expand your great missions that you are doing [at Saddleback Church]…especially in Rawanda. A little pandering here, the first words of your very successful book is, “This is not about you.” And you know what that really also means, serve a cause greater than your self-interest.”
What?! Has he been getting lessons from Obama? And I know he said he was pandering, but goodness, HE WAS KISSING @$$, I MEAN PANDERING. What in the world was this sideshow? I’m glad I missed the darn thing. Especially since Obama would not have his teleprompter, so I’m sure his answers were, “My greatest moral failing is ah…ah…umm…you know…hell, I’m perfect, I’m the Messiah, you should all be worshipping me in this sanctuary.” Hand me the remote, I need some more Olympic relief.
Unless you have spent the last couple of days in a remote location like the middle of the Sahara or, say, Mars, you have either seen or heard Paris Hilton’s campaign ad. Now at first the idea seems preposterous, but after getting past the little digs at John McCain’s age, I started to be won over. When faced with the following names on the ballot: Obama, McCain and Hilton, Hilton is a shoe-in.
First of all, the girl can read a teleprompter. McCain stumbles around leading many to believe he is senile when he reads off the teleprompter. Secondly, she has been well vetted. We already know her faults so there can be no October surprise. We know she is a convicted felon who has done time, we know about the sex tape and we know she has no experience in the world of work as long as you don’t consider “The Simple Life” series work. We also know she has no talent as revealed in her music recordings and acting. Thirdly, she has some great policy ideas as stated in her campaign ad. Her energy ideas run circles around Obama’s particularly since we can’t seem to figure out what Obama’s policy is since it changes on an hourly basis. Fourthly, most men consider Paris Hilton to be hot and she refers to herself this way in the ad. Talk about having an advantage when talking to world leaders. I bet she could get even the toughest dictator to agree to anything.
But the thing that really won me over is the simple fact that Hilton is a dunder head who has never, and will never, work a day in her life. If she runs the country the way she ran this ad – sipping something cool by the pool – then nothing will get done in Washington. Bills will sit unsigned. And with the policies that McCain and Obama are pushing forward, having a President who really does absolutely nothing over the next four years would be a positive.
So I endorse Paris Hilton for President!