Looks like Milk Carton Martha’s refusal to get out and campaign and shake hands with anyone other than Washington lobbyists is helping to turn the tide. The Boston Herald reports a new poll showing Scott Brown in the lead:
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Momentum continues to build for a Scott Brown victory, as evidenced by this endorsement by the Worcester Telegram and Gazette:
So, here it is, less than three weeks since the election, and already Barack Obama is scaring me. Big time.
Apparently, it really is true that those who fail to learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. For President-Elect Obama seems to have learned all the wrong lessons from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s much-vaunted New Deal. Now, I know liberal Democrats will go to their graves denying this, but here’s the truth about FDR: His policies didn’t end the Great Depression. To the contrary: They extended it far beyond when it likely would have ended.
But what about all the jobs he created, liberals say. What about all the roads and bridges that were built? The answer is: What about them? The very fact that the Depression went on for more than a decade proves that simply having the government manufacture make-work jobs doesn’t create long-term wealth or prosperity. So disastrous, in fact, were FDR’s policies that in the late 1930s — some six, seven and eight years after FDR’s election — unemployment was actually higher than when he took office. Great job, Franklin! But hey, at least we have nothing to fear but fear itself, right?
So there it is. Once and for all, let’s accept the truth: FDR’s policies did not end the Great Depression. World War II ended the Depression, as 12 million Americans went into the armed forces and millions more were put to work building airplanes, ships and other materials for the war.
Which brings us back to President-Elect Obama. Here we are in the 21st century, with a 21st century workforce, and what’s Obama’s answer to this recession? Let’s just reinstitute the same failed policies that made the real Great Depression of the 1930s even worse! What’s even more frightening is that Obama doesn’t seem to realize a very simple, basic fact: namely, that the America of 2008-9 bears little resemblance to America of the 1930s.
Back then, America’s industry was heavily based in manufacturing, with millions of Americans already employed in labor/trade positions. Not so today — yet Obama’s answer to the economic crisis is to build roads and bridges just like FDR did.
Really? Are we honestly supposed to believe that a Fortune 500 tax accountant with an MBA who’s been laid off is going to happily swing a pick axe over his shoulder and whistle, “Hi ho! Hi ho! It’s off to fix roads I go!”? How about a senior vice president for commercial lending? Or a biomed technician? Come on, people! This is not 1930s rural America. And even if it were, implementing the same policies that made things worse the first time around hardly strikes me as enlightened economic policy.
So unless Barack Obama’s economic stimulus plan culminates by launching World War III, don’t count on these “New New Deal” policies to fix our economy anytime soon…
Okay, let me get this straight. Obama listened to Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s vitriolic rants against America for 20 years, but had no idea he was a radical. Then he worked with Bill Ayers to indoctrinate children with leftist political views, but had no idea Ayers was a terrorist who had bombed the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol. Then he socialized frequently with Yasser Arafat’s apologist mouthpiece, but had no idea he advocated radical terrorist beliefs.
Now, Obama admits that he’s seen his “long-lost” Kenyan aunt several times in recent years — including inviting her to his 2004 Senate swearing in ceremony — but he (all together now) … had no idea that she was here illegally, or that she was living in taxpayer-funded housing.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next president of the United States of America:
She’s heeeerrrre. Be afraid, moonbats. Be very afraid.
Go McCain/Palin and Jeff Beatty!
Here’s just one more example of why Sarah Palin, with her 16 years of experience as a city councilor, mayor and governor, is far more qualified to be on a presidential ticket than Barack Obama.
Call me old fashioned, but I think someone who wants to be president of the United States ought to know how many states there are. But then, maybe Barack got confused and was thinking of the original 57 varieties of Heinz soups that continue to finance his good friend John Kerry’s ultra-rich lifestyle.
Funny how the media was all over Dan Quayle for misspelling potato — never mind that it was actually the classroom teacher who misspelled the word on a card and gave it to Quayle to read — yet you don’t see the above footage all over the evening news. But then, that’s just further proof of the media’s double standard when it comes to Democrats and Republicans.
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has an affair with a campaign staffer, lies about it repeatedly and then buys the woman’s silence and the mainstream media…says nothing. But the daughter of a Republican vice presidential candidate gets pregnant and the New York Times runs five front-page stories.
By his own admission, Barack Obama spent much of the 1980s on drugs and the mainstream media? Not a word. But Sarah Palin’s husband gets arrested – once — before their marriage — for DUI in 1986 and that’s all over the news.
But then, judging from Ivy League graduate Barack Obama’s limited knowledge of these United States, perhaps the mainstream media has decided it needs to grade on a curve.
Once again, John McCain has proven why after two decades in Washington, he can still claim the titles of “maverick” and “reformer.” In selecting Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, McCain has, in one fell swoop, demonstrated his legendary abilities to defy convention, think outside the box and make decisions for the right reasons.
Barack Obama may talk about “change,” but his selection of Senator-for-Life Joe Biden was an anti-climactic act of desperation; an attempt to get someone — anyone — with national security experience on the Democratic ticket.
In contrast, McCain’s choice of Palin is a bold, brilliant and unexpected move that has injected some much-need energy and enthusiasm into the GOP ticket.
Think about it:
* Obama talks change and picks… a guy who’s been a Washington insider since the Nixon administration.
* McCain talks reform and picks…a reformer! An elected chief executive who’s taken on Big Oil in the state where we need to begin drilling in order to get America on the path to energy independence.
* Obama desperately needs to make peace with millions of female Hillary Clinton supporters, so he picks…a charter member of the old boys’ network and DC establishment.
* McCain wants to sway those same disaffected women voters, so he picks…a woman!
And not just any woman. A woman who has run a city (albeit small) and has served as chief executive officer of America’s largest state. A woman married to a union fisherman. A mother of five children, including an infant with special needs and a son on his way to serve in Iraq. A self-proclaimed “hockey mom” who serves as commander of the Alaska National Guard. A woman who likes to hunt when she’s not fighting to cut taxes and putting an end to pork-barrel spending.
Let’s see — that’s women, hunters, pro-lifers, soldiers, hockey (and soccer) moms, fiscal conservatives, anti-tax groups, unions…Is there any target demographic that Sarah Palin doesn’t bring to the ticket??
No doubt there will be those who’ll decry McCain’s selection of Gov. Palin as a cheap ploy to appeal to women voters. There’ll also be those who’ll say Palin doesn’t have enough experience, or will simply sneer, “Sarah Who?”
They would do well to remember, however, that after running a city and a state, Gov. Palin has far more executive experience than the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee — a man who, just a few years ago, had everyone saying, “Barack Who?”
Kumu Gupta, vice chair of the Quincy RCC, sent along this recap from last night’s McCain Campaign House Party conference call:
I just got off the phone from a nation wide conference call with the McCain Campaign, which was supposed to be the first of its kind McCain Nation Event Day across the country.
The call started off with Cindy McCain thanking all the volunteers for helping her husband be the next President of the United States. She emphasized the fact that Senator McCain brings responsible leadership to the position and that she as a mother, particularly supported him since her son is serving in Iraq. She closed her speech with a thank you from her and the family’s seven children for supporting Senator McCain in his run for the White House. Then there was short talk by a McCain Senior Advisor on why Senator McCain is the right candidate for the job. This was followed by Q&A by the callers. I was lucky, that my question was 2nd in the queue, but that’s probably because I called 15 minutes before the 7:40 pm designated time. The question I asked was:
“What is the main strategy for the campaign to combat the mass following that Senator Obama seems to be generating ?“ The answer was, “Change supported with experience, which Obama seems to be weak on” and the counter ad on television by the McCain campaign about Obama’s celebrity. There were a couple of questions from different states on Senator McCain’s pro-life stance.
About 45 minutes into the call, a surprise guest speaker was introduced – the guest being Rudy Giuliani. Rudy started out his speech by saying that he is 100% behind McCain now and was even when he was still in the running. He urged the listeners to support McCain be the next president, based on experience and maturity in handling complex world issues – sighting example of McCain versus Obama’s response to the recent crisis in Georgia in the Eastern block. There were a couple of questions for Rudy Guiliani and most revolved around oil and economy. But the one that generated some “jovial banter” was the one on “who would you like to answer the phone at 3 am in the White House” to which Rudy Giuliani responded that –“ I agree with Hillary Clinton’s response, that it certainly shouldn’t be Barack Obama.”
The conference call ended with the McCain advisor thanking all for hosting house parties in support of Senator McCain and urged that everyone buckle down and work hard in helping elect John McCain over the remaining 82 days to election. Both he and Rudy Guiliani encouraged people to host another house party event, coming up on Sept 4th when John McCain accepts the nomination at the Republican Convention in Minnesota and listen to his acceptance speech. All in all, I had a great time and it was exciting to be surprised by Rudy Guiliani’s presence on the call, since I enjoyed listening to him the past few times I met him.
I am considering hosting the Sept 4th event in the community room of my building, since it has a large screen TV – will keep you posted.
Today’s Human Events features a commentary by U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Beatty that serves as a wake-up call to the rest of the nation as to what they can expect if Barack Obama is elected president and Beatty’s opponent, John Kerry, is re-elected.
How does Beatty know what life under a Kerry-supported President Obama will be like? Easy: For the past 18 months, we here in Massachusetts have been test driving an Obama administration under its regional brand name: Deval Patrick.
Remember all those starry-eyed promises about how Deval was a different kind of politician? He was no backroom political dealmaker. He was a self-made man from the South Side of Chicago who, along with his high-powered wife, was going to help the common man and rescue us from property tax hell. Together We Can!
Then came the $27,000 drapes, the $72,000 social secretary for said high-powered wife, the Cadillac, the 80 percent increase in his office budget … and now $16 billion in proposed new spending. That’s more than the total cost of the disastrous Big Dig. (No word, of course, on when, if or how Cadillac Deval plans to make good on his property tax promise, or where he plans to find $16 billion in new revenue — details, schmetails.)
Now, here comes Barack Obama. He’s a different kind of politician. He’s no backroom political dealmaker. He’s a self-made man from the South Side of Chicago who, along with his high-powered wife, is going to help the common man. Yes We Can!
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…
As Jeff Beatty notes in his commentary, an Obama presidency would be little more than a bad remake of Deval Patrick: The Motion Picture. On November 4, let’s hope the nation gives both Obama and Kerry two thumbs down.
Once again, Democrats have begun sounding the call to abolish the Electoral College, and anyone with half a brain knows the real motivation behind this latest attempt to tamper with our Founding Fathers’ handiwork.
The Boston Herald reports that this time, the leaden trial balloon is being floated by Mike Dukakis –which should be an indication in and of itself as to the merits of this idea. According to Dukakis — the genius who thought it would be a good idea to give violent, convicted criminals weekend furloughs — the Electoral College should be abolished because currently “only winning the swing states matters” and thus other states get ignored.
What Dukakis doesn’t say is that if the Electoral College were abolished, the Democrats wouldn’t even need the so-called swing states. Instead, the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party could theoretically carry an election by focusing on those few areas of the map where they are strongest — populous liberal enclaves like New York City, Massachusetts, Detroit (and those areas are doing so well, aren’t they?) — and ignore all those pesky, troublesome, conservative voters. You know — those of us who didn’t attend Ivy League colleges on Great-Grandpapa’s trust fund; those of us who so clearly need Liberal Big Brother to tell us how to live our lives.
Rubbish. The call to abolish the Electoral College is nothing more than another liberal end run around our system of government. Much like they’ve done with our courts, if the Democrats can’t win fair and square under our existing system, they’ll simply attempt to change the system to one where a few “correct-thinking” liberals will get to make decisions on taxes, health care and education for all of us. How scary is that?
Ironically, this renewed call for an end to the Electoral College may be a good sign for John McCain. For if Barack Obama’s starry-eyed groupies were really so confident that their messiah was going to win in November, I doubt they’d be dragging prehistoric liberals like Dukakis out of mothballs to try and game the system.