The cheapest thrill ever to run up The Liberal Media's collective leg was when Their Chøsen Øne™ came on TV and promisedlied that "I can no more disown (the pastor of my church Jeremiah 'God D*** America!' Wright) than I can disown the black community."
Why is the Los Angeles Times sitting on a videotape of the 2003 farewell bash in Chicago at which Barack Obama lavished praise on the guest of honor, Rashid Khalidi — former mouthpiece for master terrorist Yasser Arafat?
At the time Khalidi, a PLO adviser turned University of Chicago professor, was headed east to Columbia. There he would take over the University's Middle East-studies program (which he has since maintained as a bubbling cauldron of anti-Semitism) and assume the professorship endowed in honor of Edward Sayyid, another notorious terror apologist.
The party featured encomiums by many of Khalidi's allies, colleagues, and friends, including Barack Obama, then an Illinois state senator, and Bill Ayers, the terrorist turned education professor. It was sponsored by the Arab American Action Network (AAAN), which had been founded by Khalidi and his wife, Mona, formerly a top English translator for Arafat's press agency.
Is there just a teeny-weenie chance that this was an evening of Israel-bashing Obama would find very difficult to explain? Could it be that the Times, a pillar of the Obamedia, is covering for its guy?
Gateway Pundit reports that the Times has the videotape but is suppressing it.
Back in April, the Times published a gentle story about the fete. Reporter Peter Wallsten avoided, for example, any mention of the inconvenient fact that the revelers included Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Ayers's wife and fellow Weatherman terrorist. These self-professed revolutionary Leftists are friendly with both Obama and Khalidi — indeed, researcher Stanley Kurtz has noted that Ayers and Khalidi were "best friends." (And — small world! — it turns out that the Obamas are extremely close to the Khalidis, who have reportedly babysat the Obama children.)
Nor did the Times report the party was thrown by AAAN. Wallsten does tell us that the AAAN received grants from the Leftist Woods Fund when Obama was on its board — but, besides understating the amount (it was $75,000, not $40,000), the Times mentions neither that Ayers was also on the Woods board at the time nor that AAAN is rabidly anti-Israel. (Though the organization regards Israel as illegitimate and has sought to justify Palestinian terrorism, Wallsten describes the AAAN as "a social service group.")
Perhaps even more inconveniently, the Times also let slip that it had obtained a videotape of the party.
When the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate back in January of 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was at an all-time high of 12,400 and gas prices hovered around $2.15 per gallon. The Republican-led Congress of the previous 4-years had left a strong economy in the hands of Socialist Democrats.
Fast-forward two years, under Democrat-controlled Congress. Just last week the Dow Jones hit a 5-year low of 10,485 and gas prices loomed near $4 dollars a gallon.
These harmful economic events all took place during a Democrat controlled Congress in Washington, led by Harry Reid and Nancy Pilosi [and the do-nothing (besides running to get even more personal power) Barack Hussein Obama].
This is an infomercial we've been forced to watch over and over the last two years every time we filled up our cars or applied for any loans.
No infomercial ever made could be more disturbing than this Phoniest Show on Earth which The Liberal Media and Their Chøsen Øne™ have painstakingly scripted and been continuously airing throughout the 35,000-plus half hours between February 10, 2007 and today.
In 1932, Herbert Hoover pushed through a tax increase in the heart of the depression on "rich" taxpayers, in the "Economic Recovery Act" of that year. At that time the median household income was $1,000 annually. Like Obama's economics plan, Hoover's tax increase applied to only the top brackets making more than $4,000 per year, or roughly 4x the median income. This would be equivalent today to an Obama's tax increase affecting only households making $200,000 and above, or 4x the national median.
What happened then is now something that all economists agree upon. The increase was a disaster that served to deepen the depression into a new phase of despair. The few companies that were making money laid off even more workers. Unemployment rose. Incomes fell. The economic disaster was deepened and prolonged.
Somebody should have told Obama before he aired an ill-fated infomercial/commercial that proposes throwing oil on fire. You do not raise aggregate taxes during a recession, and then call it a tax decrease for 95% of Americans. Obama's proposed tax decrease to lower income Americans does nobody any good when they are laid off from work.
Or we finally change that same old channel and select for us and our country a new and far better and more reasonable and hopeful one, with programs that make sense and work for every American and always show experienced and tested people doing exactly the jobs we hire and expect them to do, completing only the tasks we want and entrust them to complete, and believing at all times that, yes, We their Number One Bosses can and will most unfailingly demonstrate the best innate ability and personal resourcefulness and enough of a work ethic and self-respect and love of freedom for doing and completing all the other jobs and tasks everyplace else in our God's Blessed America — the Beautiful Land of the Freest and Home of the Bravest People Ever — of, by, and for ourselves.
We don't need a stinking Øbamericial to inform any of us true lovers of liberty at all about any portion of that.
I pledge to you that under my [current] plan, no one making less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year will see any form of tax increase. Not income tax, not capital gains taxes, not any kind of tax.
Change his current plan so, yes, they can see a tax increase?
Sen. Barack Obama did not exactly pledge not to raise taxes on Americans who make less than $250,000 a year.... He said his "plan" wouldn't....
If circumstances change and his "plan" changes, well, all bets are off. But even if Obama sticks to his plan, he'll have an enormously hard time keeping that pledge [which he's already suggesting]. That's because he has another plan. This one calls for hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending.
Obama's own campaign estimates that he proposes $130 billion in new spending. The National Taxpayers Union has done the math and come up with $345 billion. Either way, Obama's proposed tax increases on people making more than $250,000 a year won't pay for his new spending. He will have to either cut massive amounts of federal spending, raise taxes or borrow billions — or all three.
Changing that plan from what it now is, using his lawyer-speak, is therefore not part on his so-called pledge. Bill Qlinton explains:
It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is. If the — if he — if "is" means is and never has been, that is not — that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement.
Change from "there is no form of tax increase under my plan" to "okay, there was none under my old plan, but there is one under my new plan," is in total keeping with his lawyerly-worded alleged "pledge."
Change also what the meaning of the number 95 is:
Household income at 95th percent limit = $177,000 (2007)
Change taxes for every working family with an income below $177,001 and above $250,000 (to lower and higher rates, respectively), and change no taxes for every working family with an income between those two amounts, and still change the amount of spending in our federal budget to one that is hundreds of billions of dollars higher than it is now? Probably depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is, also.
Change what the meaning of the term "tax cut" is while he is at it:
"When Obama says that he will cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans, he is talking about his proposal for a $500 refundable income tax credit for all but the top 5 percent of income earners. For the bottom 40 percent of income earners, this will be just another check from the federal government rather than a reduction in tax liability. It is another sharp increase in government spending rather than any sort of tax cut.... What Obama is proposing here is really quite similar to George McGovern's 1972 plan to send everyone a $1,000 check, which voters rightly saw as a crass vote-buying scheme rather than serious policy. - AEI"
Giving people who already pay no taxes money is not a tax cut, its a handout and Obama's tax cut promise is little more than a gimmick and an expensive one at that if he gets elected.
Change "tax cut" into, using his lawyer-speak, a term of art so it primarily means "handout." American Spectator's Philip Klein elucidates:
Under Obama's logic [sic], higher food stamp allowances and expanded state funding of the arts could be dubbed "food tax credit" and "arts tax credit" respectively, and also qualify [as a "tax cut"].
If Barack Obama can effectively claim that his plan cuts taxes on 95 percent of Americans, then the term "tax cut" has no meaning.
Obama will inflict massive tax increases on Americans, and McCain will not.
Every solution he offers to any problem is Raise Taxes and Empower the Federal Government. Any power given to the Federal Government is done so at the expense of its' Citizens.
Change is not putting another artful-dodginglawyer in the White House for four or eight"ten" years. That's Change we can be deceived by.
Change is electing a decorated Navy captain, wounded Prisoner of War, and pro freedom and pro free markets two-term congressman and four-term senator who has repeatedly been tested and understands, from long and painful experience, America's wartime enemies and how to deal with them and, most importantly, strike a deterring fear into all their hearts.
President John McCain is the change we most definitely need for our Nation's victory from the economic to the war fronts — the change we can most definitely believe will help all of us and our country be better off four years from now.
His "Everybody In (or Else!)" total-Big Government paid for run "health" "care" "system" is just more of the same old tired worn-out All Government, All the Time™ nanny-state Socialism, with everybody's lives literally in its incompetently bureaucrapic hands.
n June 30, 2003, while a minor member of a state legislature, junior one-term-only Senator Government stood before his state's AFL-CIO and attested,
I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent — 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that's what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that's what I'd like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.
Take back House and Senate: check. Take back White House too: checkmate the American people.
That is, Enforced Government-Only "Health" "Care" — Pay or Die:
Obama has publicly stated:
"I would fine parents if for some reason they refused [to sign over all their kids' medical 'care' to his Big Government]. I am happy to be very clear on how we would enforce the mandate."...
What Obama is saying is that... people who don't purchase health insurance [through his Big Government-only 'system' dictatorship] but require medical care will be confronted with a choice: pay back premiums, or forgo medical care.
Forgo medical care = Die, you anti-Socialist peasants!
Namely, Rezko-bail poster Abdalla Mustafa$1,000, lobbyist Anthony Abboud$500, kitchen designer Steven Abruzzo$1,000, unindicted co-conspirator Joseph Aramanda$500, convicted tax cheat and Rezko conspirator Ali Ata$5,000, Nebraskan pharmacist and cattle-poisoning victim James Barta$2,000, Rezko projects investor and Illinois Housing Authority appointee Velma Butler$1,000, Witness Protection Program future client Joseph Cacciatore$1,000, Rezko-recommended Illinois Teachers Retirement System board appointee Jack Carriglio$1,000, Rezko Concessions director Al Chaib$5,000, Rezko Concessions spokesman Guy Chipparoni$2,000, Rezko projects investor Vincent Di Benedetto$10,000, physician Mandan Farahati$2,000, Rezko lawyer David Gustman's wife Lisa Gustman$1,000, Rezko-extorted Illinois Housing Development Authority director Kelly King Dibble$250, Rezko projects investor Vincent Di Benedetto's fellow Innovative Group member Kathy Lannen$2,500, Rezko Enterprises investor Michel Malek$10,000, Subway Restaurants developer Philip Mesi$2,000, Victimhood Inc.™ $10-million-suer Suheil Nammari$2,000, Resko-recommended Illinois Finance Authority appointee and American Task Force on Palestine secretary treasurer Talat Othman$1,000, "Suicide" Watch® client Martello Pollock$1,000, Rezko partner in crime Paul Ray$3,000, Rezko sugar daddy Semir Sirazi$2,000, "Arts Enterprises Inc";)'s Jacqueline Smith$1,000, Rezko attorney and part-time Obamas next-door neighbor Michael Sreenan$2,000, Rezko Enterprise Racket manager Deloris Wade (d. Jan. 23, 2004)$1,000, Rezko's teacher-pension schemer Michael Winter$3,000, and homemaker (and relative of Rezko partner U.S. Equities chairman Robert Wislow?) Susan Wislow$2,000.
Nice bunch there that's also headed to the White House if junior one-term-only Senator Government checkmates the American people next week.
Unless we checkmate him and his Rezko cronies by sending a true national hero and champion for smaller government to the White House, John McCain:
McCain's plan aims to make people less dependent on their employers for health insurance, using deregulation and tax breaks so people could buy their own insurance....
The current system grew because government decided not to tax employees' health benefits. McCain would remove that exemption, but offer a tax rebate — $2,500 for individuals and $5,000 for families. The tax credit to individuals would offset the extra income tax on all but the most expensive insurance plans, McCain says.
People who don't have health insurance would get the tax credit if they buy insurance themselves....
To make insurance more affordable, McCain would allow anyone to buy insurance from a company in any state — something that's illegal now....
Obama[ndates]'s plan requires large employers... to provide health insurance or pay an extra payroll tax. Revenue from that tax would help pay for a national plan from which the uninsured could buy coverage.
Insurance companies wouldn't be allowed to deny coverage to anyone based on a pre-existing condition under Obama[ndates]'s plan. [In other words, insurance companies would be forced to go out of business. Yeah, good "plan."]...
[T]he Obama[ndates] plan includes a requirement that parents insure children — the campaign hasn't said how it would enforce that. [Here's a hint: Your kids get Big Government "insurance" or your kids get denied medical care dead. Your "choice."]
Most experts agree McCain's plan is less expensive [because it's not Total Big Gobamament Everybody-In-Or-Else™]....
Less government involvement and more government regulation both routinely get greater than 50 percent support [in polls, because:]
We the People always reject such Obamandates. We always choose our having a Real Choice™.
Clearly the only one offering us that real choice this election is John McCain.
The Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth .... because the civil rights movement became so court focused ... (it lost track of) powers through which you bring about (income-)redistributive change.
I'm not optimistic about bringing about major (income-)redistributive change through the courts .... a process that essentially is dictatorial administrative.
Contemporary communism is not only a party of a certain type, or a bureaucracy which has sprung from monopolistic ownership and excessive state interference in the economy. More than anything else, the essential aspect of contemporary communism is the new class of owners and exploiters....
This is a class whose power over men is the most complete known to history. For this reason it is a class with very limited views, views which are shaky because they are based on falsehoods. Closely knit, isolated, and in complete authority, the new class must unrealistically evaluate its own role and that of the people around it....
When the new class leaves the historical scene — and this must happen — there will be less sorrow over its passing than there was for any other class before it. Smothering everything except what suited its ego, it has condemned itself to failure and shameful ruin.
Vets for Freedom has launched 500K ad buy in Ohio and Colorado as part of the multi million dollar Truth about the Surge Campaign.
Senator Obama has argued that the mission in Afghanistan has suffered as a result of the Surge in Iraq. Senator Obama should explain how the failure in Iraq that likely would have resulted from the implementation of his policy against the Surge would have benefited the national interest. 'Skipped' highlights the Senator's failure to acknowledge the success of the surge and asks him to acknowledge the hard work of our men and women in uniform.
istinguished Terrorist Bill Ayers is Barack Hu$$ein Obama's former boss:
Even if Obama did not know about Ayers' [distinguised terrorism] past as he now asserts, a response that is actually more than difficult to believe, he did know and did fund through the Annenberg Challenge, Ayers' extremely radical educational projects. All one has to do is read the many articles and critiques of Ayers written by Sol Stern for The City Journal and The Wall Street Journal, to see what Ayers' "educational" work is all about.
In this Chicago, where there are no enemies on the left, Mr. Ayers's second career flourished [the first being Distinguished Terrorist™]. It didn't hurt that his father, Thomas Ayers, was the CEO of the Commonwealth Edison company, a friend of both Daleys and a major power broker in the city.
Mr. Ayers was hired by the Chicago public schools to train teachers, and played a leading role in the $160 million Annenberg Challenge grant that distributed funds to a host of so-called school-reform projects, including some social-justice themed schools and schools organized by ACORN. Barack Obama became the first chairman of the board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge organization in 1995.
If John McCain had been the board chairman hired by Distinguished Terrorist Bill Ayers, no doubt the Obamainstream media would downplay and dismiss that connection and describe their relationship as "tenuous," "casual," or "just neighborly."
And the bridge connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn would be covered with "For Sale" "Sold" signs.
McCain Backer Attacked, Mutilated in Pittsburgh...
According to Pittsburgh cops, around 9:30 PM last night, a female was robbed after she went to the ATM. The victim says during the robbery, the assailant saw the McCain/Palin sticker on her car and became "enraged." He struck her and knocked her down, and allegedly carved a "B" on her cheek.
The assailant is still at large. Police tell us all they have is a description — a man, 6'4", with dark skin and dark clothes.
A McCain spokesman confirmed to TMZ the victim volunteered in McCain's Pennsylvania office.
How many women will become the next brutalized victims of Obama's violent slashers?
“He tore up a McCain campaign sign (unprovoked) and then took the stick from the sign and HIT me across the side of my head and face when I reached for our sign. All I said to him was, ‘You can’t do that.’ But, I guess he felt that he could because that’s when he grabbed another sign (that was stacked in a bag) and ripped that one, too! Then he broke the stick. I repeated, ‘You can’t do that.’ I reached for the torn sign and he started beating me with the stick about my head and face as I tried to stop the blows with my right hand.”
Go ahead and riot when, or even before, your godless socialist big-government high-taxes narcissistic all-talk-no-do treacherous terrorist-befriending dangerous vile racist bigot fascist lying corrupt Chicago-gangland felon-loving election-stealing crooked Soros-beholden shady despotic constitution-hating extremist inciter of blood-spilling violence loses the election.
The next person you hurt or kill will be the last one any of you hurt or kill.
We'll hunt all of you down. We'll pour in from every state of the Union.
We'll pour into your cities. Into your headquarters. Your institutions. Your meeting places. We'll pour into your neighborhoods and into your communities. There'll be no place any of you can even hope to regroup, change plans, recover, or ever hide.
We will be armed, angry, and awake to the real and present dangers you and your fascist thug party always pose to each and every one of us and our families.
We will grab it, hold it down, and kill it forever.
When we're done there won't be a one of you standing.
You and your violent political party will become only a bad memory.
But before even one more person is again threatened by you or your irresponsible allies in the Obamedia, know that we will hold your whole party and all of its leaders entirely and personally responsible for each and every death or injury any of you cause.
Lose peaceably, or die.
It's your choice.
Whichever you pick is fine with us.
“Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism and from it extracted the meaning of Socialism. It also took from the cowardly middle-class parties their nationalism. Throwing both into the cauldron of our way of life there emerged, as clear as a crystal, the synthesis — GermanAmerican National Socialism.”
nd when our tanking economy forced them to choose between their Promise #1 (large government spending increases) and their Promise #2 (middle class tax cuts), BiIsIs Qlinton via TV, on the first President's Day that included him, came into the living rooms of middle class Americans — "those of you who gave the most in the 1980's" — and told them,
I had hoped to invest in your future by creating jobs, expanding education, reforming health care and reducing the debt without asking more of you. And I've worked harder than I've ever worked in my life to meet that goal.
But I can't — because the deficit has increased so much beyond my earlier estimates and beyond even the worst official Government estimates from last year. We just have to face the fact that to make the changes our country needs, more Americans must contribute today so that all Americans can do better tomorrow.
And thus he threw Promise #2 forever under the bus.
Thanks to their irresponsibility and abuse of power and malfeasance, government spending already promises to increase $850,000,000,000.
Thanks to their selfish greed and vote buying and lobbyist payoffs, government spending merely to make the interest payments on our national debt promises to be $300,000,000,000 a year.
Topping all this higher debt and spending is another Demofibberat's campaign promise to give us a middle class tax cut. A promise that junior one-term-only Sen. Obiggest.Government.Ever. won't be able to keep no matter how much wealth he taxes steals from those willing to generate it so he can "spread it around" to those willing to be seductively bribed so by him for their votes.
We already fell for one "middle class tax cut" campaign promise made by a big-government liberal Demotax&spenderat liarbirm who, just weeks after being sworn in, chose to break that promise when faced with even a relatively small economic crisis.
Faced with this extremely worse crisis, are we really still so gullible as to foolishly buy that same loaf of moldy bread twice?
/26/1993: Mere weeks after our country swears in a new president, al-Qaeda tries to destroy the World Trade Center in New York. President Qlinton treats it as a crime. Al-Qaeda keeps directly attacking us.
9/11/2001: Mere months after our country swears in a new president, al-Qaeda destroys the World Trade Center in New York and tries to destroy the Capitol and the Pentagon in Washington. President Bush treats it as an act of war. Al-Qaeda stops directly attacking us.
SEATTLE, WA — Joe Biden says he's certain that if Barack Obama is elected president, there will be an international crisis to test his strength within the first 6 months of his presidency.
"Markmywords. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant [sic] 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America," he told a fundraising crowd in the Pacific Northwest on Sunday. "Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."
But, bin Biden, can you guarantee that it's going to happen?
"He's gonna have to make some really tough — I don't know what the decision's gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it's gonna happen."
Thanks for giving us The Official bin-Biden Guarantee™ on that.
Al-Qaeda terrorists never give up on completing any previously failed "martyrdom operation." Witness their World Trade Center 1993 failure and 2001 success.
So, based on The Official bin-Biden Guarantee™, they'll similarly turn their Capitol and Pentagon 2001 failure into their 2009 success.
No doubt we'll see Obama bin Biden supporters afterwards holding up signs that also say, "I [Heart] DC... even more without the Capitol & Pentagon." Another decision to look forward to (if you hate those buildings and everyone inside them, that is).
The Delaware Sen[ile]ator made similar remarks at a San Francisco fundraiser the day before. "We're going to face a major international challenge. Because they[ al-Qaeda, a.k.a. Our Enemy]'re going to want to test him, just like they did young John Kennedy. They[ al-Qaeda, a.k.a. Our Enemy]'re going to want to test him[Repeated for emphasis!]. And they're going to find out this guy's got steel in his spine," Biden said.
He told the crowd to continue to stand by Obama and know they made the right choice even when the going gets tough.
Because making sure that our children, as well as the rest of our families, will be left wide open to a guaranteed horrific terrorist attack that kills them is The Right Choice®.
When they die, that's just tough (for you). Vote Obama bin Biden!
The Democratic VP nominee has talked about the difficult environment the next president, no matter who he is, will step into — calling it the toughest since the Great Depression — but never before suggested that Obama in particular would be tested because of who he is.
That is, Jr. 1-term-only Sen. Obabe-in-the-woods is miserably inexperienced and untested (the exact opposite of the extraordinarily experienced and very much tested Arizona senator and United States Navy captain, John McCain).
Therefore, Jr. 1-term-only Sen. Obabe must and will take this test. A test that, unfortunately for you, you'll have to pay for — with your and your loved ones' lives, whatever else its outcome. Vote Obama bin Biden!
The RNC and the McCain campaign both jumped on the remarks — with the McCain campaign claiming Biden guaranteed an international crisis in the event of an Obama election. South Carolina Senator and top McCain adviser Lindsey Graham already used the remark against the Obama campaign while introducing the Arizona Senator this morning.
In response, Biden spokesman David Wade says "Sen. Biden was making it clear
That "we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis." That "it will not be six months before" this planned major crisis happens. That, yes, bin Biden can "guarantee you it's gonna happen." That, even so, the "right choice" is Vote Obama bin Biden!
...that history has shown Presidents face challenges starting on day one,
That's not what bin Biden said. That's why I included his exact quotes before that miserably failing attempt of yours to spin bin Biden's Rock Solid Guarantee™ into yet another of those weaselly wishy washy flip flopping evasions for which the Obama bin Biden al-Qampaign has become widely known and loathed.
...and with our nation fighting two wars and 21st century threats abroad,
That means terrorists. Al-Qaeda terrorists who must and will test Jr. 1-term-only Sen. O'AllTalkNoDo.
Start taking snap shots of the Capitol and Pentagon now, because, yes, bin Biden can guarantee neither will be around "not six months" after last Sunday if &mdash mark his words — we the people terrorists' targets Vote Obama bin Biden!
...we know that we need steady leadership in tumultuous times, not the erratic lurching and stubborn [liberal, surrender-at-all-costs] ideology of John McCainBarack Hussein Obama."
There. Repaired it for you. That repair even comes with The Official Liberal Utopia Guarantee™.
Listen to the audio of Biden's full Seattle remarks here — the comments in question are about 10 minutes in.
Please listen — before you vote.
For all our sakes.
* Sum of month, day, and year is also 2021:
2 + 26 + 1993 = 2021.
9 + 11 + 2001 = 2021.
4 + 08 + 2009 = 2021 (i.e., last such sum-date in 2009 conforming to bin-Biden's "will not be six months before" timeline).
You don't have to do anything to enjoy a tax cut. You have to pore over paperwork, read decipher bureaucratic instructions, and fill out one or more government forms to "enjoy" a tax rebate or tax credit.
p is down. Left is right. Cloudy days are actually sunny.
Both those government sponsored failures are the root cause of this housing-based economic crisis, which John McCain warned us about years ago and tried to toughly regulate. But his opponent and other top Democulprits were receiving unprecedented campaign donations from these tax-funded boondoggles and had to fight Senator McCain's efforts if they wanted to stay on that take.
ven after the crisis hit us in August, junior one-term Democorrupt Senator Bigbuck Obamae was still not convinced that there was any clear need for the tough, new regulations Senator McCain had been proposing during Sen. Oshirka's watch in Congress.
Sen. Oblahblah was holding on to the hope of raking in more of the same record-breaking Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac donations that had been flowing into his campaign coffers since the day he entered the Senate.
The Washingtøn Pøstank, although so in the tank for B. Hussein Øfrauda that it's desperately trying to play down its own report that the Hussein-Ø campaign called FranklinFannie Raines "seeking his advice on mortgage and housing policy matters," still had to conclude in its own fact check that
By Raines's own account, he took a couple of calls from someone on the Obama campaign, and they had some general discussions about economic issues.
While you're waiting for the Pøstank to provide "more details on these calls" (and for Oliver and Wilbur Pig to make their first take-off and landing tests during the next Kitty Hell record blizzard), you could pass just the tiniest part of that time reading the following details already provided by this same alleged "news"paper:
Obama also has ties to the firms. James A. Johnson, the former head of his vice presidential vetting panel, was a chief executive of Fannie Mae, as was Franklin D. Raines, who said this week that he has been consulting with the campaign on housing issues. Maria Echaveste, a top Clinton White House official whose husband, Christopher Edley Jr., is a close Obama friend and adviser, has lobbied for Freddie Mac, and former commerce secretary William M. Daley, a top Obama backer, was an in-house lobbyist.
Former Fannie Mae C.E.O. James Johnson, who was advising the candidate on selecting a vice president, had resigned from the campaign after the Wall Street Journal reported on his own V.I.P. loans [from Countrywide Banking & Home Loans].
FOR ALL THE talk about energy, taxes and health care, the first economic policy challenge to face the next president could be coping with a crisis at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — and the related job of reforming them to make sure they never put the global financial system at risk again. Republican John McCain, longaskepticofthetwogovernment-sponsoredenterprises, has said that, if the government must bail them out, it should fire their current boards and managers en route to full privatization. Untilnow, Democrat Barack Obama has been more circumspect, agreeing with Mr. McCain that taxpayers should come before shareholders and managers but offering few concrete ideas about the ultimate dispensation of the companies. But this week he's given an encouraging hint of fresh thinking about the problem.
This is not an easy one for the Illinois senator because of thecompanies'closetiestohisparty. To be sure, both Republican and Democratic politicos have held well-paid positions in the two firms or have partaken of the tens of millions that they spend on lobbying. But a few Republicans, such as Mr. McCain and Sen. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.), who has been chairman and ranking Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, have taken them on over the years, warning about their use of an implicit government guarantee to pursue private profits. Meanwhile, Democrats were not only politically but intellectually committed to the companies, seeing them as innovative public-private institutions that have been a boon to homeownership. In the current crisis, their biggest backers have been Democrats such as Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd (Conn.) and House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (Mass.). Two members of Mr. Obama's political circle, James A. Johnson and FranklinD.Raines, are former chief executives of Fannie Mae.
Now, however, Mr. Obama may be inching away from the conventional wisdom. On Monday [August 25, 2008], he hinted for the first time that he thinks [sic] the GSEs' current model is unsustainable.
Now Sen. Øbraindeada sees a problem. John McCain saw the current crisis coming all along and amply warned Jr. 1-termer Sen. Oblivious and his Demograft Party's "leaders" in Congress about the unsustainable Fannie model. John McCain also offered them real solutions for avoiding this very Democulprit-induced calamity, which their corruptly blind selves vehemently rejected, of course.
As a voting co-owner of this great nation, I want my next employee in the White House to be someone who, like John McCain, has already shown he has the experience and knowledge to foresee and propose practicable, concrete steps to avert economic crises long before they even have the chance to blow up in all our faces. Not someone who, like B. Hussein-Ø the Fannie Raines consultee, has to wait until one actually does blow up in our faces before he can even begin to be seen "inching away" enough from his stubbornly self-imposed, self-serving "wisdom" blind spot to finally resort "for the first time" to any kind of fresh "thinking."
“If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.”
All death threats are taken seriously. But what did our Secret Service find after investigating Jr. 1-term-only Sen. OdumbO's claim that someone threatened him at his opponent's rally?
othing. No "kill him!" threats. No witness or recording nor even a confession confirming that anyone ever shouted, mumbled, or even sign languaged any such thing there.
Conclusion: Jr. 1-term-only Sen. Ofib-uh's claim is a false accusation.
Also: The alleged reporter who wrote concocted the "threat" story is so remarkably in the tank for Jr. 1-term-only Sen. OblameO that the Jacques Cousteau Institute has awarded the Scranton Crimes-Buffoon a research grant to adapt the Mariana Trench-rated underwater deep diving wetsuit worn 24/7 by its "reporters," for human use also.
Further: The Scranton Crimes-Buffoon has decided to take down all its "Obamessiah for President Supreme Being" yard signs planted in cement on its property, as well as its 50-foot "We Worship You, OblessedOne" banner wrapped across the front of its building.
Lastly: The Associated (with Odunce,uh) Press, pMSNBC, and other Oblowmanstream Media organizations campaign staff which picked up, salivated over, then widely publicized their Oboss's false accusation have promised to issue a correction... after the election... but only if they feel like it or when Jr. 1-term-only Sen. OdumbO starts telling the truth (i.e., never).
o, that's bad. Because Iran's two preconditions are: "Iran will only hold talks if 'the U.S. moves out of the Middle East and the U.S. government gives up its widespread support for the Zionist regime.'"
No, it's good, because then Jr. <1-term Sen. Ogullible could say that what he actually meant to say was that he actually meant that only the U.S. should be the one that's willing to talk "with no preconditions," not the other guy — so he wasn't actually talking about any of Iran's preconditions at all.
Oh. Well, that's good.
No, that's bad, because it actually shows just how gullible and weak Jr. <1-term Sen. Ogullible is when he says that he's actually willing to sit down and talk with any such ruthless dictatorship as Iran "with no preconditions."
You're right. It's bad. Why should Iran be the only one allowed to set any preconditions for those talks, but not us?
No, that's good, because Iran has set only two preconditions.
A campaign year that's given election fraudsters, lying politicians, George $oros, and terrorists both foreign and domestic hope for more of the same change only they need.
he candidates we have now are Profiles in Contrast — among the most novel of such in the history of presidential elections — or A Tale of Two Citizens' Experience, from the best of them to the worst of them:
John Sidney McCain has been a U.S. Navy captain and a two-term congressman and is a fourth-term U.S. senator.
Barack Hussein Obama hasn't yet finished being even a first-term U.S. senator.
The presidents we have elected, without exception, each had plenty of federal or statewide government experience when he first successfully ran for our nation's highest office:
George Walker Bush was a governor.
William Jefferson Clinton was too.
George Herbert Walker Bush had been a two-term congressman, a U.S. ambassador, and a CIA director and was the vice president.
Ronald Wilson Reagan had been a governor.
James Earl Carter had been too.
Richard Milhous Nixon had been a two-term congressman, a U.S. senator, and a vice president.
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the president.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy had been a three-term congressman and was a second-term U.S. senator.
Dwight David Eisenhower was the supreme commander of NATO.
Harry S. Truman was the president.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a governor.
Herbert Clark Hoover was the U.S. secretary of commerce.
John Calvin Coolidge was the president.
Warren Gamaliel Harding had been a lieutenant governor and was in his sixth and final year as a first-term U.S. senator.
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was a governor.
William Howard Taft was the U.S. secretary of war.
Theodore Roosevelt was the president.
William McKinley was a recent governor.
Benjamin Harrison had been a U.S. Army general and a one-term U.S. senator.
Stephen Grover Cleveland was a governor.
James Abram Garfield was a nine-term congressman.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes had been a two-term congressman and was a governor.
Ulysses S. Grant was the general of the U.S. Army.
Abraham Lincoln had been a one-term congressman and was an instrumental founder of the U.S. Republican Party.
James Buchanan had been a five-term congressman, a two-term U.S. Senator, and a U.S. secretary of state and was a U.S. ambassador.
Franklin Pierce had been a two-term congressman, a one-term U.S. senator, a U.S. attorney, and a wartime brigadier general.
Zachary Taylor was a U.S. Army general and war hero.
James Knox Polk had been a seven-term congressman, a U.S. House speaker, and a governor.
William Henry Harrison had been a territorial secretary, delegate, and governor, a U.S. Army brigadier general and war hero, a one-term congressman, and a U.S. senator and ambassador.
Martin Van Buren had been a one-term U.S. senator, a governor, and a U.S. secretary of state and was the vice president.
Andrew Jackson had been a congressman and U.S. senator, a state supreme court judge, a U.S. Army general and war hero, and a territorial governor.
John Quincy Adams had been a U.S. ambassador and a one-term U.S. senator and was the U.S. secretary of state.
James Monroe had been a continental congressman, a one-term U.S. senator, a U.S. ambassador, a governor, and a U.S. secretary of war and was the U.S. secretary of state.
James Madison had been a continental congressman and a four-term congressman and was the "father of the Constitution," an author of the Federalist Papers, the author of the Bill of Rights, and the U.S. secretary of state.
Thomas Jefferson had been a continental congressman, a governor, a U.S. ambassador, a confederation delegate, and a U.S. secretary of state and was the author of the Declaration of Independence, the vice president, and the author of the U.S. Senate's manual.
John Adams had been a continental congressman, an author of a state constitution, a U.S. secretary of war and ordinance, and a U.S. ambassador and was the vice president.
George Washington had been a British colonel and the commander-in-chief of a state army, a continental congressman, and the commander-in-chief of the Continental and U.S. Army and was the president of the states' convention that wrote the very federal constitution that created our nation's highest office.
Barack Hussein Obama's problem isn't that his external appearance doesn't resemble any these exceedingly experienced federal or statewide officeholders' before or after they were in his same shoes.
Barack Hussein Obama's problem is that his alleged experience doesn't come anywhere close to even wistfully resembling any of theirs while they were in his shoes.
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Moreover, given what so-called experience Barack Hussein Obama does have, along with his extremist liberal "thoughts" emotions and "ideas," any tale of the worst of his problems in this year's election would have an extremely wide profile, far surpassing that of even the thickest novel.
Examples of Barack Hussein Obama's worst problems include:
Obama loves government-only health 'care' His "Everybody In (or Else!)" total-Big Government paid for run "health" "care" "system" is just more of the same old tired worn-out All Government, All the Time™ nanny-state Socialism, with everybody's lives literally in its incompetently bureaucrapic hands.
Obama loved Fannie and Freddie And his love of their donated money made him blind to their corrupt faults, even as it became too late to avert this unprecedented economic crisis which they created and which John McCain had warned him and other Democrooks about years ago.
'Can't do business with people who don't have any money.' While we're waiting on Freshman Junior Senator zer-O'bagman for Fredd/Fannie MacMae's parachuting fat cat CEOs (aka his campaign's meltdown's "advisors"/donors) to stop his waiting on someone else to come up with enough fluffy text regarding Teh Crisis™ to fill more than a couple of scroll-throughs on his empty pointy skull's surgically attached teleprompter....
Demoqrat Congress hates Americans What other explanation is there? Ninny Peliesi promised two years ago she had a "plan" to lower gasoline prices For The Children®. Since then, gasoline has gone up over another buck a gallon. Good Plan™.
America Held Hostage - Day 11 No doubt our Demoqrat masters find sadistic pleasure in torturing us with high gas prices, as they do nothing but sit back and wait for more of our oil wells to dry up.
Rebates, credits are not tax 'cuts' You would see that fact reported in the New York Slimes except its gossip columnists (aka "reporters") are too busy stalking and exploiting the minor-age classmates of a candidate's daughter on the Internet, trolling for dirt. (No, not the Demagogic candidate's daughter.)
Horrible Speech Public officials serve us, not the other way around. But listening to B.Ø.'s acceptance speech accusations and blame, it's clear now that's not a principle he knows or ever even thought he knew.
If Obamarx picks Hillosery for V.P.... The curse that befalls every sitting senator who's elected president — i.e., of dying in his first term — would be all but guaranteed to drop him, too, if he wins this November.