Barack Obama, The One, The One Truth, The Intimidation, The Thug

We’ll put in context the latest Rezko news tomorrow. Sometime this week we’ll give some advice to Governor Sarah Palin regarding this week’s debate. This Sunday however, we will have a not so metaphysical discussion about the truth.

Yesterday, regarding this past Friday’s debate (which was pretty much of a bust as to numbers of viewers) we began to document just a very tiny few of Obama’s mistruths, distortions, and lies. Yesterday’s Obama Bin Lyin’, Again was a sort of follow up to our earlier Obama Bin Lyin’ in which we documented Obama’s attempts to hide even the most basic information about himself (more on this tomorrow).

We did not, in yesterday’s discussion, refer to “the bracelet incident” at the debate. We concentrated on Obama’s continuing lies about what he has said about ‘Pahkissthann” and other important issues of war and peace.

We did not write about it, but we thought Obama’s “bracelet” answer was canned and prepared by his Chicago thugs because they knew John McCain has a compelling story about a soldier and a bracelet McCain relates at campaign events and therefore the Chicago thugs had to provide Obama with something/anything to try to steal McCain’s thunder.

But it turns out “the bracelet incident” is yet another slimy Obama revealing “truth” and today we want to discuss “truth” and throw in a little Missouri.

Here is the ABC News account of “the bracelet incident”:

During Friday night’s presidential debate, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., mentioned the moment when the mother of a fallen soldier gave him a hero bracelet bearing her son’s name, Matthew Stanley. [snip]

Sen. Obama responded saying, “I’ve got a bracelet, too, from Sergeant – from the mother of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek, given to me in Green Bay. [snip]

In February 2008, Ryan’s mother Tracy and his sister Jessica traveled to Green Bay and waited in the cold for 45 minutes to give Obama her son’s bracelet. A campaign staffer arranged it so they could meet him.

“I didn’t get to say what I wanted to say. I just cried,” Tracy Jopek told the newspaper. “It wasn’t for anything but for him to know this is real, something he needed to know. . . I do believe (the war) needs to end, but I believe it needs to be done very carefully and very thoughtfully.” [snip]

But a month later, Ryan’s father Brian — who is no longer married to Tracy — told Wisconsin Public Radio that his ex-wife had misgivings about Obama wearing the bracelet and mentioning their son on the campaign trail. It seems as though just as Tracy Jopek supports Obama and wants to end the war, Brian Jopek has a different take on what should happen in Iraq and may be more inclined to support McCain.

After pointing out that he and Tracy are not married anymore, Brian says that “from what I understood from email exchanges with Tracy….she wanted to put a name, she wanted Sen. Obama to know Ryan’s name…She wasn’t looking to turn it into a big media event…She just wanted it to be something between Barack Obama and herself.” [snip]

She had told me that in an email that she had asked, actually asked Mr. Obama to not wear the bracelet anymore at any of his public appearances.”

Conservatives are now criticizing Obama for exploiting a fallen soldier whose mother has asked him to stop wearing the bracelet or mentioning her son’s name. I’m not sure what the reality is behind this story — I have a call into the Obama campaign and Tracy Jopek to find out more about this story, and will let you know what they say.

[Radio interview HERE]

Tracey Jopek wanted Obama to know Ryan Jopek’s name. Obama could not remember the name at the debate until he looked at the bracelet. The Jopek’s, at the very least one of the Jopeks, don’t want Obama to use Ryan Jopek’s memory for campaign purposes – Obama doesn’t care and continues to exploit Ryan Jopek for political advantage.

Put aside for a moment Obama not remembering Ryan Jopek’s name. Put aside for a moment Big Media protecting Obama on “the bracelet incident”. Put aside Obama clearly ignoring the wishes of the father of Ryan Jopek. What is the truth about this story? Is the mother of Ryan Jopek, not only the father, also clearly asking Obama to cease and desist exploiting her son? Jake Tapper of ABC News wrote I’m not sure what the reality is behind this story.

To us it seems fairly clear that at least one parent of Ryan Jopek does not want Obama to exploit Ryan Jopek’s death. What if a veteran’s group then, decided to do an advertisement attacking Barack Obama’s lack of character for exploiting Ryan Jopek’s death. What then?

Well, in Missouri, you would be in trouble. The Chicago thugs have gone MO.


In the Orwellian world of Big Blogs and Big Media, Obama’s Truth must become THE truth. Obama is “The One” according to Oprah and Big Blog boobs. Now, we have The One Truth, the only truth, the Obama Truth.

St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch are the MO enforcers of The One Truth. They threaten to bring libel charges against those who dare take The One in vain.

Poor Big Pink. In Missouri we would be carted off to the Obama Detention Center.

Maybe, sitting in our Pink garb in our dank grey cell at the Obama Detention Center – as we await re-education to become one with The One’s Truth – we would appeal to Governor Blunt of Missouri. The Governor would doubtless help us, if he does not go “re-education” himself.

Gov. Blunt Statement on Obama Campaign’s Abusive Use of Missouri Law Enforcement

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts – not a free society.”

Governor Blunt should have left out the “conservative” portion of his otherwise fine statement. Dear Governor Blunt, we are Democrats, mostly real Pinko, yet true Blue, yellow-dog type, progressive, believe in democracy Democrats. But we are not Obama Dimocrats. We are not conservatives politically or otherwise but we too are targets of the Chicago Thug Intimidation Machine.

Governor Blunt, understand that Obama wants to intimidate. The old FDR truth of we have nothing to fear but fear itself is turned on its head by Obama and his Chicago thugs. For Obama the purpose is fear, intimidation, the chilling effect.

Obama thugs threatened riots in Denver if The One was not chosen. Obama thugs intimidate critics and non-supporters by branding them “racists”. African-American Hillary Clinton supporters were threatened for daring to challenge the annointment of The One. (When Obama is called “The One” that too is somehow a slur, a dog-whistle to Book of Revelations’ fundamentalists.) No criticism of Obama, Governor Blunt, is to be tolerated. The Cult of The One will not allow it and intimidation is the key. Do not abandon us Pinkos Governor Blunt.

Obama has threatened radio stations and television broadcasters with lawsuits already. Obama has urged his apostles to engage in “get in their face” politics. Obama has organized tens of thousands of his followers to threaten broadcasters for airing advertisments he does not like.

Obama will intimidate in order to silence.

Can libel charges, or the threat of libel charges, be used to chill free speech? You bet they can. Barack Obama’s latest tactics are all-too-reminiscent of Britain’s libel tourism phenomenon, and of related efforts to use British libel law to censor political speech. [snip]

Can it happen here? Thanks to the Obama campaign, it already is happening. And don’t think American libel law, so much less plaintiff-friendly than British libel law, gives us a free pass. At the counterterrorism blog, Jeffrey Breinholt explains how even American libel laws can be used to intimidate and silence speech. As I point out in “Not Without a Fight,” what really protects free speech here in the United States is the value we place upon it, and the shame we would feel handling criticism by way of law suits. When it comes to silencing critics, on the other hand, the Obama campaign appears to have no shame. That augers poorly for the culture of free exchange. As Tocqueville reminds us, habits of the heart, even more than the law itself, stand as our most important protections against tyranny. If Obama continues to break one free-speech taboo after another, the law will surely follow.

So continued media silence on Obama’s intimidation tactics threatens not only the fairness of this election, but press freedom itself. Yet to defend the freedom of the right as if it were their own is something our left-leaning press has forgotten how to do.

The purpose for Obama is intimidation. Today, Obama intimidates those who oppose him. Eventually Obama will turn on his supporters and friends too.

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

Obama cannot be trusted with our civil liberties. Obama just can’t be trusted. And that’s the truth.

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Obama Bin Lyin’, Again

Obama learned what a Big Mac Attack really means.

Obama tried his usual tricks, some borrowed from Tim Russert, but McCain called Obama out. The old Tim Russert trick is to “misquote” someone and use that “misquote” to force a concession. Obama tried that Russert trick last night but McCain remembered how Hillary Clinton had the trick played on her and McCain fought back.

[Debate transcript HERE.]

Russert “misquoted” Bill Clinton to Hillary Clinton. Obama Bin Lyin’ about Henry Kissinger – and Kissinger did not like it.

McCain points out — accurately — that Henry Kissinger has suggested diplomacy at the Secretary of State level, not presidential summitry with Iran. [snip]

UPDATE: Kissinger agrees: “Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality.”

The Obama lies about Kissinger were part of a bargain package deal on lies. Now Obama denies he took weeks to prepare a document whose central premise was an attack on Pakistan. Obama also has totally twisted his own foolish words about “preconditions”. Obama bin lyin’.

We wrote about the Obama “preconditions” flop repeatedly. We mocked Obama repeatedly and even posted a song about Obama’s “precondition” blunder. Remember? Here is the question that was asked:

In 1982, Anwar Sadat traveled to Israel, a trip that resulted in a peace agreement that has lasted ever since. In the spirit of that type of bold leadership, would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else, with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea, in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries?

At the time, John Edwards said

“Yes, and I think actually Senator Clinton’s right though. Before that meeting takes place, we need to do the work, the diplomacy, to make sure that that meeting’s not going to be used for propaganda purposes, will not be used to just beat down the United States of America in the world community.”

Joe Biden at the time called Obama “naive”.

Afterward, other candidates echoed Clinton’s criticism. Sen. Joseph Biden, who has emerged as the clear-eyed antiwar realist in the Democratic race, told National Review Online that the idea of a president meeting with Ahmadinejad, Chavez, and others was “naïve.” “World leaders should not meet with other world leaders unless they know what the agenda is, so you don’t end up being used,” Biden said. “When I went to meet with Milosevic before the war, the condition I met with him was that no press would be available, I’d only meet him in his office late at night, and I wouldn’t dignify being seen with him.”

Obama Bin Lyin’ – we wrote about “preconditions” repeatedly at the time and we documented Obama’s lies and then calling those who called him on his lies (particularly Chris Dodd) “liars”.

As to the Obama attack on Pakistan, we covered that Obama flop and flip repeatedly too. Remember?

The Obama campaign worked for weeks on a foreign policy speech. The Obama campaign publicized the speech as a major event because they were trying to get away from the previous Obama blunder regarding meetings, without preconditions, with rogue world leaders. The Obama campaign proudly and prominently placed their big foreign policy speech on the Obama website.

Obama’s speech went off like a bomb. An O bomb a.

Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times not only published the speech, she also published the accompanying “Fact Sheet” distributed by the Obama campaign. The Fact Sheet and speech transcript were labeled repeatedly as “Paid for by Obama for America”. This is a central fact in the whole Obama created controversy. Obama’s remarks in that bomb of a speech (which appeared to call for an invasion or at least attack inside Pakistan) were not off-the-cuff remarks. Obama’s speech was worked on and massaged for weeks before he delivered it. The Obama campaign not only provided transcripts of the carefully crafted speech but it also distributed a “Fact Sheet” to supplement the speech. In the transcript of the speech, the Fact Sheet about the speech and the actually delivery of the speech the ugly paragraph about Pakistan was included.

Last night Obama jutted his jaw when challenged and tried to get the moderator to game the system for him. Obama lectured his students on the economy without any real understanding of what is happening to ordinary Americans who don’t have a Rezko to help them out.

Obama supporters tried the old “if it’s a tie it’s an Obama win”, but even they did not have sufficient energy to sell that twisted logic.

Hillary Hater Roger Simon wrote The Mac is back.

And McCain not only found a central theme but hit on it repeatedly. Obama is inexperienced, naive, and just doesn’t understand things, McCain said.

Sure, McCain is a pretty old guy for a presidential candidate, but he showed the old guy did not mind mixing it up. He stood behind a lectern for 90 minutes without a break — you try that when you are 72 — and he not only gave as good as he got, he seemed to relish it more.

At least twice after sharp attacks by McCain, Obama seemed to look to moderator Jim Lehrer for help, saying to Lehrer, “Let’s move on.” [snip]

But it didn’t seem to matter much. McCain just pounded away on his central argument: Obama just didn’t “understand” how to deal with Pakistan; how dangerous it is to meet with foreign leaders without preconditions; how serious the Russian invasion of Georgia was; the price of failure in Iraq.

“He doesn’t understand, he doesn’t get it,” McCain said of Obama, also saying, “There is a little bit of naiveté here.”[snip]

“I don’t need any on-the-job training,” McCain said. “I am ready to go at it right now.”

He certainly seemed like it Friday night.

Obama is not qualified to be president. Last night John McCain reminded American voters Obama is not qualified.

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Something For Nothing

Update: Tonight’s debate at 9:00 p.m. (EST) will be webcast at the following websites:

http://c-span.com/Watch/C-SPAN_wm.aspx

http://www.cnn.com/video/live/live.html?stream=stream1

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-campaign-coverage

http://www.weta.org/video/webcasts

http://www.npr.org/stations/index.php?ps=st1

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From us a vote of NO CONFIDENCE.

There is long history of Republican deregulation mania, Republicans protecting CEOs of companies who lavished themselves with salaries and warrants and options. Republicans have long been economic hypocrites providing socialist protections and socialism with a compassionate face – for the wealthy. For the poor and the middle class the Republicans preached shark capitalism – with a smile.

Dimocrats, we can no longer bear to call them Democrats, preached fairness economics but luxuriated in various schemes which amount to a culture of corruption. Lift the rock, find the snakes.

No rock covered more snakes than the Chicago rock. The Rezko assisted mortgage, the freezing tenants, Jim Johnson, Michelle’s miraculous salary increases, are more than echoes of the Dodd and Conrad special favors from Countrywide Financial.

Special favors are Obama’s specialty. What other candidate has ever received delegates from a primary he was not even a candidate in? What other candidate has ever received delegates won by another candidate in a primary he was not even a candidate in. Special favors.

The American taxpayer is going to learn what Obama’s freezing constituents learned:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

We know something must be done, and rapidly, about the current economic crisis. But we are voting NO CONFIDENCE in the various schemes and players. The Republicans have been historically wrong in their views about how to organize a modern society. But the Dimocratic corruption informs us that the American people are going to get shafted in whatever happens.

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Back in March 2008, Hillary was lambasted by Obama and his Big Media masters. Hillary was once again seeing well ahead, and preparing for what needed to be done.

Of the three presidential candidates, Clinton’s fix is the most aggressive — the biggest bailout, if you will. That makes it the most offensive to those who believe the solution to artificially inflated housing prices is, yes, a period of declining housing prices. Instead, she says the government should get ready to start buying mortgages: “… I believe the Federal Housing Administration should also stand ready to be a temporary buyer — to purchase, restructure, and resell underwater mortgages.”

She also proposes a freeze on foreclosures and a $30-billion fund so that cities and states can start buying foreclosed and “distressed” properties for possible resale or rent (Imagine the bungling, the fraud, and the favoritism, if the city of Los Angeles — which can’t even keep track of foreclosed houses — gets a pile of federal money to start buying them).

The headline-grabber was the suggestion that the president assemble a group of economic geniuses — an “emergency working group on foreclosure.” She suggested, evidently with a straight face, that the group would be led by “nonpartisan” economic leaders like former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin. [snip]

Clinton manages to acknowledge that reckless borrowers bear some responsibility for the housing mess, but can’t bring herself to call it what it is: the inevitable unwinding of a bubble of unsustainably high prices and disastrous lending against those prices.

Back in March Hillary was sounding a warning and making strong proposals. Big Media and oaf Obama did their usual frat-house guffaws and ridicule.

Before the Ohio and Texas primaries on March 4 Obama offered his “cure”.

Economists question whether Obama’s $10-billion “foreclosure prevention fund” would cover the thousands of Americans who already have lost homes and the thousands more who are in danger.

“It’s a drop in the bucket,” Bivens said. Clinton echoed that skepticism Wednesday, saying that Obama’s plan was a “half-hearted attempt. You can’t have a real plan to stop foreclosures if all you’re helping is the banks.”

Obama was above his pay grade once again. Hillary Clinton was on the job, looking ahead. During the primaries the Democratic Party had a choice in selecting a leader.

Hillary offered solutions, Obama offered feel-good counseling.

He would create a huge program to counsel homeowners facing foreclosure, pay transaction costs for people forced to sell homes, and “partner with state governments, community organizations and loan providers” to modify mortgages. [snip]

Much of the $10 billion would probably go to agencies, government employees and other middlemen, not homeowners.

Obama doesn’t fall into the trap of proposing sweeping modification of already-issued mortgages, which would be hard to implement and send the message that contracts are basically optional.

Hillary Clinton does, and she raises the possibility of forcing it on Wall Street. She has asked lenders to voluntarily stop foreclosing on homes for three months and freeze adjustable-rate mortgages for five years. But if the banks balk, “Hillary will propose legislation to tackle the problems in the housing market head-on,” says her Web site.

Obama incense burners will say “so what, the primaries are over”. Once again, Hillary Clinton answers for us:

“What this crisis is at bottom is a total loss of trust,” Senator Hillary Clinton told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on the MSNBC Morning Joe show Tuesday. “People don’t believe what they are being told, Americans have no reason to believe either their government or the Wall Street banks, banks don’t believe each other, they don’t know how to value the assets that they hold or that they’ve sold, so we need to take a deep breath here. And I think that’ s what secretary Paulson was trying to do.”

“But there has to be some checks and balances. We can’t just turn over $700 billion. We need to have an ability to rewrite these mortgages, we need to begin to rein in the excesses on Wall Street and in the marketplace, and we need to do it in a way that will get our economy up and moving again.”

Words matter. Trust matters. We trust Hillary. We don’t trust Obama. McCain? We don’t trust McCain either but it is possible that the maverick will start kicking against Republican policies and philosophies that have failed. McCain should take a page from Hillary:

Citing the success of FDR’s administration in the 1930s as a model, she said America once again requires solutions that can create a framework that addresses both conservative and progressive concerns.

“We established back in the 1930s under incredibly severe economic conditions the framework for regulation that frankly made our market the envy of the world because we had regulation, but we didn’t in any way constrain the marketplace, so we had unprecedented growth for all of those decades.”

“Well, we’re in a new global economy now and we haven’t kept up with what is needed for a regulatory framework to try to make sure we rein in the excesses and the abuses.”

“Human nature being what it is, people are going to test the limits,” of any system, she indicated, which is what we have seen. “Let’s get together, recognize that we need new frameworks that keep people from abusing either the public trust or the private trust.”

There will be a debate tonight on foreign policy. However, most likely the debate will be dominated by the economic crisis.

For Americans the economic crisis is small change. For most Americans what grates is the moral bankruptcy of Obama and the Dimocrats and the philosophical bankruptcy of the Republicans.

There is a plucky blond lady called Hillary Clinton talking sense and showing us the way out of the mess we are in. FDR showed us the way out of the mess we were in and Hillary is reading from the FDR playbook. But tonight Hillary will not be in Mississippi to show the way.

Tonight Obama and McCain will debate.

McCain needs to address the issue of trust and why he can be trusted.

Obama? Obama wants our votes. But we are not giving something for nothing.

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November 5, 2008

This should have been a year for huge Democratic Party victories. But instead of huge solid victories in national, state, and local elections Democrats are suffering because albatross Obama is at the top of the Democratic ticket.

Democrats are not basking in solid victories but instead suffering an election which swings back and forth single digit by single digit. For Democrats this huge election year is as solid as a hanging chad.

An historic economic crisis whose immediate price tag is a trillion dollars, a hated president in the White House, multiple wars, empowered dictatorships abroad, natural disasters testing government efficiency and budgets, barely help to move the American voter to the Democratic Party.

What happened?

The Democratic Party leadership decided to ignore the Democratic grassroots to select Barack Obama. Ignoring the party base is never a good idea. The Democratic Party leadership first tried to get Hillary Clinton out of the race immediately after the first vote in Iowa. As some facts emerged about Obama and Hillary Clinton won the big Democratic states the Democratic Party leadership instead of pausing in its selection of Obama decided instead to game the system for Obama, including the awarding of Michigan delegates even though Obama was not even on that ballot.

As the primary season developed it became clear that for the Democratic Party leadership this year was about seizing control of the party for the eggheads and not so much about actually winning the election.

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What should Hillary Clinton primary voters and supporters do? What should Hillary Clinton do?

We must remember that Hillary Clinton supporters can only control our own actions. We cannot control Hillary Clinton’s actions. We can make recommendations and make our positions clear but Hillary Clinton will do what Hillary Clinton feels and thinks is right for her.

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Below is what we think needs to happen, what we suggest Hillary Clinton do, and what we need to get done.

I. Only help Hillary Clinton Democrats in the 2008 elections.

II. Post election, Hillary Clinton should create a grassroots organization.

III. Hillary Clinton should NOT run for Senate Majority Leader.

IV. Fight to elect a new Democratic Party chairperson that represents the Democratic grassroots not the eggheads and kooks.

V. Elect new leadership at all levels in the Senate, House and DNC.

VI. Keep pro-Hillary grassroots organizations and websites intact.

VII. Create new replacement organizations.

VIII. Be prepared for a protracted struggle.


We believe Barack Obama will lose the NOvember election. There will be more Democrats elected to the Senate and House of Representatives this NOvember but not nearly as many as we would have gained if Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party nominee. A great many Party leaders will be in shock. Many party leaders will not believe that it was possible to lose this election.

A big question will be what lessons the eggheads, DailyKooks and Democratic Party leaders take from the November 4, 2008 loss. Will the nutroots retreat and acknowledge they authored the civil war within the Democratic Party as well as the NOvember defeat?

Will the nutroots do what George McGovern did when he acknowledged his role in a massive electoral defeat and work to reform the process? Or will the nutroots and Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi resist and persist in their infamy?

On November 5, 2008 we doubt that the DailyKooks, the eggheads, and the Brazile’s will learn the right lesson. The right lesson is that the FDR coalition is a winning coalition and the Obama Situation Comedy coalition is a loser. The Kooks and eggheads will probably blame Hillary, Bill, racisim, anything, for the loss. These people will not let go of their stranglehold on the Democratic Party due to their own self-interest.

I. Only help Hillary Clinton Democrats in the 2008 elections. Hillary supporters should only help elect Democrats who supported Hillary during the primaries (before June 3, 2008). Those elected, or want to be elected, Democrats who supported Obama should not be helped in any way.

II. Post election, Hillary Clinton should create a grassroots organization. This grassroots organization should employ strong Hillary supporters, not the faint of heart. The proposed grassroots organization should look at the best activism models of Howard Dean’s DFA (Dean For America, which morphed into Democracy For America) and Dennis Kucinich’s PDA (Progressive Democrats of America). This organization should not appease in any way the nutroots. Working with, and defending Move-On, DailyKooks, and other nutroot websites only got Hillary Clinton backstabbed.

We note that recently Hillary Clinton created, via HillPac, a grassroots program called Hillary Sent Me. This program should, under competent and strong leadership, be reconstituted after the election into the grassroots organization we propose.

The Hillary Sent Me program is designed to get out the vote for Democrats this election season. Hillary Sent Me will be inaugurated on September 27 in New Hampshire.There are some things we do like (NOT the potential help to B.O. component) about the Hillary Sent Me program.

What we like about Hillary Sent Me is that Obama can be ignored and instead Hillary supporters can invest their time and money in helping other Hillary supporters. In the Meet Our Candidates page the featured candidates are Ed Towns, Dina Titus, and Chris Carney. All three of these candidates endorsed Hillary during the primaries.

Hillary supporters helping Hillary supporters, Rep. Ed Towns just won a tough primary, fueled in part by his decision to back Senator Clinton over Senator Obama in the Presidential campaign.

Dina Titus, also supported Hillary during the primaries, The Gleaner reports that the 2006 Democratic gubernatorial nominee and State Senator from Las Vegas Dina Titus today endorsed Hillary Clinton for President.

Chris Carney also supported Hillary during the primaries. U.S. Rep. Chris Carney ended months of mulling it over and announced Thursday he’s backing New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for president.

III. Hillary Clinton should NOT run for Senate Majority Leader. The Democrats in the Senate do not deserve Hillary or any assistance Hillary might provide to them. Hillary should lead by example not as part of a backstabbing Senate Democrats bureaucracy. Hillary Clinton is now more powerful than ever and does not need the Senate Democrats. The contrary is true, the Senate Democrats need her.

While we understand that there are some grassroots activists calling for Hillary to be elected as Senate Majority Leader we suggest they reconsider this proposal. Hillary will be the de facto Senate leader after NOvember.

In the formal role of Senate Majority Leader Hillary would only tie herself to, be forced to help, and be forced to listen to those Senators (Kerry, Kennedy, Dodd, Obama) who backstabbed her.

Further, if the Democratic Party does not listen to reason and remains under the control of the nutroots and the Braziles of the Party, it will take another election loss in 2010 to bring the Democratic Party to its senses. Hillary Clinton as majority leader would be in the ridiculous position of helping Barack Obama get reelected!

If the Democrats do not learn their lesson in NOvember 2004, they will need to lose again in 2010. Hillary Clinton as Majority Leader would only place herself in position to be blamed for further Democratic losses in 2010.

In 2010 Hillary can help those that helped Hillary and to blazes with the rest. Christopher Dodd, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Barbara Boxer of California, Ken Salazar of Colorado, Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, Barack Obama of Illinois, Evan Bayh of Indiana, Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, Harry Reid of Nevada, Chuck Schumer of New York, Byron Dorgan North Dakota, Ron Wyden of Oregon, Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Patty Murray of Washington, Russ Feingold of Wisconsin, – let Hillary Clinton decide whom to help and whom to let sink. Hillary should not tie herself bureaucratically to all Senate Democrats.

IV. Fight to elect a new Democratic Party chairperson that represents the Democratic grassroots not the eggheads and kooks. Immediately after the election we all need to fight to get rid of Howard Dean and the Braziles (and their influence) as well as the Obama incense burners in the Democratic National Committee. Once Obama loses we need to make the case that the Democratic Party must return to the FDR winning coalition. The bigger the Obama loss the easier reorganization of the Democratic Party can be done (it might require a further loss in 2010 for some at the DNC to wise up).

However there are many Democratic State Party chairs who will want the money flowing to their states from DNC coffers to continue. This money program is one way Howard Dean secured his position at the DNC. If these party chairs do not acknowledge the disaster which is the Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi “leadership” a further defeat in 2010 might be necessary.

V. Elect new leadership at all levels in the Senate, House and DNC. We must elect new leadership at all levels in the Senate, House and DNC. Again, this job will be easier depending on the size of the Democratic defeat in NOvember. Clearly Nancy Pelosi must resign as must Jim Clyburn. A Democratic Congress which passes FISA, something the Republican Congress did not do, does not deserve to exist. We need new strong leadership in both houses of Congress and the DNC. Let Hillary Clinton allies take leadership positions in the House, Senate, and DNC.

VI. Keep pro-Hillary grassroots organizations and websites intact. Many pro-Hillary grassroots organizations and websites have become experts on where the great party of FDR has gone wrong. This leadership is a new, necessary fresh infusion of blood which must be respected. Old line Washington hands who supported Hillary are important but the pro-Hillary grassroots deserve a great deal of credit and respect too.

VII. Create new replacement organizations. We heartily applauded when the new organization WomenCount defended Governor Palin against sexist attacks. WomenCount passed an important test when it stood by principle. We need to create more of these organizations to replace the tired “mainline” organizations (particularly “women’s organizations). The new organizations should also retain their fighting spirit and not fall into the moribund states older organizations have sadly fallen into.

Organizations such as NARAL should either be completely destroyed or their “leadership”, which supported Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton, must be removed.

Hillary Clinton was instrumental in creating many organizations dedicated to protecting the constitution, watchdog Big Media, and advance core Democratic values. Over the years many of these organizations have lost their way and did not speak up when Hillary was under attack. These organizations too must either be replaced or reorganized and restocked with fighting Hillary Clinton Democrats.

VIII. Be prepared for a protracted struggle. Hillary Clinton will have to “triangulate” for the good of all Americans in order to get things done. Hillary will work with her allies in the Senate and the House and the Democratic Party as well as her good friend President McCain.

If the Dimocrats do not learn their lesson this NOvember, they will have to suffer another defeat in the midterm elections of 2010.

If the Dimocrats do not learn to respect the Democratic grassroots, including the white working class as well as Latinos and African-Americans, they will continue to lose. The Dimocratic “leadership” must learn they cannot select our Democratic Party nominee.

If the Dimocrats do not learn to respect the FDR coalition, the winning coalition, they will lose this NOvember and in the midterms of 2010. If the Dimocrats do not learn their lessons and release the stranglehold of the nutroots and eggheads they will continue to lose election after election.

We, and Hillary Clinton must lead a reform movement within the Democratic Party. It will be a protracted struggle which officially begins on November 5, 2008.

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NObama

As we wrote yesterday:

This Wednesday we will post our long awaited opus regarding What Hillary Supporters Should Do after the election in NOvember. Some of what we suggest will be denounced. Some of what we suggest will be applauded. What matters is that the strategy will be set and the time of longer term action will arrive.

The time for other types of action HAS ALREADY ARRIVED.

It’s time to contact our email lists, make phone calls to friends, call all the fellow Democrats we have known for years, call Democrats we have worked with during the primaries, contact everyone we know and tell them: NObama. NOvember.

Some Hillary supporters feel dispirited or otherwise disempowered wondering if contacting our email lists and those we know is enough for a successful NObama strategy. The answer is an emphatic yes. We are playing to our strengths.

Obama supporters have spent months mocking Hillary supporters and others who say NObama, NOvember. Obama supporters display their charming ways by calling NObama Hillary supporters “dead enders”. Obama supporters display their charms to us by disparaging us and saying we are few in number. Let them live with this delusion. Meanwhile we will contact fellow Democrats and ensure a delightful NOvember.

The strategy is deadly simply: play to our strengths by having NObama Hillary supporters contact Hillary supporters in the states Hillary won – which are the must win states in NOvember.

There is a big universe of NObama Hillary supporters and an even bigger universe of Hillary supporters who must be contacted to make sure they vote NObama in NOvember.

Barack Obama’s support from backers of Hillary Rodham Clinton is stuck smack where it was in June, a poll showed Tuesday, a stunning lack of progress that is weakening him with members of the Democratic Party in the close presidential race. [snip]

Those supporting McCain have also edged up from 21 percent to 28 percent, with the number of undecided staying constant, the survey showed. [snip]

“It’s just a gut feeling, my gut tells me he’s not it,” Leslye Burgess, 53, a federal Treasury Department manager and Democrat from Fairfax, Va., said of Obama. The Clinton supporter added, “I’ll have to fight with myself between now and November” about how she’ll vote.

Our job is to contact and communicate with the many “Leslye Burgess” voters and let them know they are not alone is thinking Obama is not qualified nor experienced enough to be president.

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Many Democratic Hillary supporters in the primaries and Republican women who would have possibly voted for Hillary Clinton in the general election have helped close the typical gender gap in the upcoming general election:

Since picking Sarah Palin as his running mate, John McCain has obliterated what had been a 34-percentage-point deficit in a poll of likely women voters on the question of which candidate has a “better understanding of women and what is important” to them. [snip]

About one in four women who supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primaries now said McCain and Palin have a better grasp of women’s needs than Obama and his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden.

We will play to our strengths: contact Hillary supporters in the big swing states Hillary won and tell them they are not alone and they too should vote NObama NOvember.

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Happy Election Day

This Wednesday we will post our long awaited opus regarding What Hillary Supporters Should Do after the election in NOvember. Some of what we suggest will be denounced. Some of what we suggest will be applauded. What matters is that the strategy will be set and the time of longer term action will arrive.

The time for other types of action HAS ALREADY ARRIVED.

It’s time to contact our email lists, make phone calls to friends, call all the fellow Democrats we have known for years, call Democrats we have worked with during the primaries, contact everyone we know and tell them: NObama. NOvember.

Here’s why – it’s Election Day already.

In fact, six weeks out from Election Day, some voters in Kentucky, South Carolina and Virginia already are done.

Nationwide, about a third of the electorate is expected to vote early this year, thanks to expanded early-voting provisions and fewer restrictions on absentee voting, researchers project. In all, more than 30 states allow any registered voter to cast an early ballot, some in person and others by mail.

Across the nation, election officials are reporting high demand for absentee ballots. Ballots already are available in a few states, and they will be ready in about 20 more this week. By the first week of October, absentee voting will have started in all but a handful of states. In most states, all registered voters will be eligible to vote absentee, and a growing number will take advantage.

By the middle of last week, South Carolina had collected 84 ballots from voters who are living overseas or in the military, said Chris Whitmire, spokesman for the state Election Commission. In Louisville, polling stations opened Thursday, with voting restricted to those who will be unable to show up on Election Day. In Virginia, Fairfax County started accepting absentee ballots Friday. [snip]

Oregon is 100 percent vote by mail, and Washington state is getting close. Early voting in Colorado, Nevada, Tennessee and Arizona could top 40 percent or even 50 percent of total votes cast.

The time for action is now. Start contacting as many people as you know. When shopping, tell the grocer NObama. When traveling tell the bus driver, taxi driver, gas station attendant – NObama, NOvember. At the Opera, at the movie house, at the tailor, at the cobbler, at the ranch house, at the community center, at the house of worship, at the coven, at the office, at the playground, to the renter, to the buyer – NObama, NOvember.

Some arguments (we will add more) against Obama can be found at the right hand column on this website.

The McCain campaign released another advertisement today with reasons for NObama, NOvember.

ANNCR: Barack Obama.
Born of the corrupt Chicago political machine.

BARACK OBAMA: In terms of my toughness, look first of all, I come from Chicago.

ANNCR: His economic adviser, William Daley. Lobbyist. Mayor’s brother.
His money man, Tony Rezko. Client. Patron. Convicted Felon.
His “political godfather.” Emil Jones. Under ethical cloud.
His governor, Rod Blagojevich. A legacy of federal and state investigations.
With friends like that, Obama is not ready to lead.

Let’s all get to work starting today: NObama, NOvember.

Here’s more information regarding early voting

Voters by the thousands will begin casting ballots for president this week in an early voting process that’s expected to set records this year. Residents of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia are among the first in the nation eligible to vote in person, as well as by mail. During the next few weeks, at least 34 states and the District of Columbia will allow early in-person voting for Nov. 4 elections. [snip]

It’s all part of the most extensive early voting process in history. The campaigns of Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama are already focused on getting voters to the polls, even as their general election contest is taking shape — and before any of the debates. [snip]

In Georgia, where voting begins today, Secretary of State Karen Handel has urged voters to cast ballots early and expects about 1 million to do so — 25% of the electorate. “We don’t want voters to have to wait in line on Election Day,” she says.

A couple of counties in Virginia and Kentucky allowed voting late last week. On Friday, 244 people voted in Fairfax County, Va. A day earlier, 96 people kicked off the process in Louisville, despite widespread power outages caused by Hurricane Ike.

Our cousins across the Atlantic discussed the implications of early voting last week:

The expansion of early voting is posing a dilemma for the campaign teams, with decisions having to be made about whether to time adverts and rallies to coincide with the opening of early ballots or whether to delay drives until closer to November 4.

With 30% or more of the electorate predicted to vote early, the Barack Obama and John McCain campaigns are already in overdrive to try to mobilise supporters.[snip]

“People tend to vote on Fridays and Mondays, so you have to time events for that. You have to get the ads out at the right time. For campaigns, it is raising the costs,” he said.

The concertina effect on the campaign is already forcing radical changes in campaign strategy, with signs that Obama is having to abandon his ambitious plan for fight all 50 states and instead concentrate ads and energy in the battlefield states.

The early opening of the ballots in Virginia, a battlefield state that Obama hopes to take from the Republicans, partly explains why the Republican candidate John McCain and his running-mate Sarah Palin held a rally in the state on Wednesday and why a Victory 2008 bus tour, packed with congressmen and McCain’s brother Joe, set off today on a voter registration drive.

Early balloting after Virginia opens in Idaho on September 22, Missouri on September 23 and Iowa, another state that Obama hopes to take from the Republicans, on September 25.

In battlefield states that have so often decided the outcome of recent elections, early balloting opens in Ohio on September 30 and Florida on October 20.

For many of us November 4, 2008 will be the first election day in a long time in which we will not be getting up before sunrise after weeks of exhausting work to get the vote out. Some of us will head to the beach on election day. Others will enjoy a long brunch or a very long lunch followed by a wine soaked dinner.

For us November 4, 2008 will be a day of rest. The time to work is now. Follow the calendar for when voting starts in the various states and communicate with your contacts in the respective states.

Concentrate communications on the swing states. If you have contacts in states like North Dakota, by all means get in touch with them, but be aware that Obama has officially abandoned all hope to win such states. Concentrate on the swing states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, and yes disenfranchised Florida and Michigan.

Readers of this website have strong ties to the big states Hillary won and we should exercise our special abilities and strengths in those states. When Obama abandoned Georgia, he sent his acolytes to North Carolina. Although North Carolina appears to be an Obama pipe dream, let’s contact friends in North Carolina with the NObama message.

When Obama abandoned North Dakota, and closed down his 11 offices (before absentee voting starts this Thursday), Obama sent the incense burners to annoy voters in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Let’s get the message out to our friends and compatriots in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Let’s contact everyone we know.

We have work to do.

Election Day is here.

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Kernell Of Truth

Obama and his Chicago thugs are quite simply that: thugs.

The head thug: Barack Obama. Co-thug: Michelle Obama.

Obama reiterated his marching orders to his army of thugs yesterday:

In Elko, Obama tried to anticipate his critics and called on the crowd of about 1,500 to sharpen their elbows, too.

“I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face,” he said.

The army of thugs understands. Obama’s army of thugs have harrassed pro-Hillary websites. Obama’s army of thugs threatened riots if Obama did not get the nomination. Obama’s army of thugs threaten riots if Obama does not get elected.

Obama’s army of thugs take their orders from Obama the thug.

Democratic Rep. Mike Kernell of Tennessee unveiled the hacker who broke into Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s e-mail—his 20-year-old son, David Kernell. [snip]

Internet chat rooms posted e-mails from David Kernell—who had not been publicly identified as the hacker at that point—in which he said that the intrusion started off as a “prank” but then he tried to get some dirt on Palin.

“I really wanted to get something incriminating which I was sure there would be,” the e-mails said. “I read though the e-mails ALL OF THEM before I posted, and what I concluded was anticlimactic, there was nothing there, nothing incriminating, nothing that would derail her campaign as I had hoped, all I saw was personal stuff, some clerical stuff from when she was governor and pictures of her family.” [snip]

Barack Obama spokesman Bill Burton called the hacking “outrageous.” Republican National Committee spokesman Danny Diaz said, “The fact that a Democratic activist—and possibly an Obama supporter—could go to these lengths is deeply disturbing and criminal,” according to The New York Post.

It started long ago with Obama press secretary Ben LaBolt and his roommate Phil de Vellis. Obama’s thugs have been hard at work for a long time.

Thuggery, race-baiting? Obama’s thugs are on the job:

In fact, the play wears its politically VERY correct heart on its sleeve with its indictment of America as “A Man’s World, It’s a White Man’s World, It’s a F–ked Up White Man’s Racist World” and can only be suggested to be racist in its content if one is hell-bent on protecting White Folk for Sandra’s blistering indictment.When Sandra warns Sarah Palin not to come into Manhattan lest she get gang-raped by some of Sandra’s big black brothers, she’s being provocative, combative, humorous, and yes, let’s allow, disgusting.

It was disgusting when Republican Jesse Helm advised President Clinton not to go to North Carolina for fear of assasination. It is also disgusting when such language is used against a woman simply for political advantage.

Michelle Obama slimed Hillary Clinton by saying “if you can’t run your own house, you can’t run the White House”. Michelle Obama delights in smearing and sliming opponents (tactics she learned after years serving the Chicago machine) and afterwards feigning innocence.

Now Michelle Obama is up to her old dirty tricks and insults while denying they are tricks and insults:

Michelle Obama asked voters Thursday to make their choice on the issues, not because, “I like that guy” or, “she’s cute.”

Might she be talking about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin?

“I’m talking about me,” she said with a smile.

Barack Obama’s wife, however, is not on the ticket in the presidential election. Palin is.

Michelle Obama is part of a concerted effort involving her husband, his running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to neutralize the appeal that Palin has brought to John McCain’s ticket for some female voters. They are doing so unmistakably but gingerly, so as to not appear sexist or invite another lipstick-on-a-pig tempest.

But, perhaps, not gingerly enough.

Michelle Obama’s remarks came at a women’s roundtable on the economy. She told the audience of 600 that her husband is the only candidate focused on equal pay, health care, affordable college, teacher recruitment and other issues of concern to women. She said that’s what the election should be about.

People shouldn’t make a decision this time based on, ‘I like that guy’ or ‘she’s cute,'” she said.

The line won a big round of applause. Before it subsided, she interjected: “And I’m talking about me.”

Wink, Wink, from Michelle. Wink, Wink “pig on a lipstick”. Oink, Oink.

Barack and Michelle are trying to bamboozle women voters. Women voters know Obama can’t be trusted. But Barack and Michelle continue to try to bamboozle:

Barack Obama told supporters in a memo this week that “women voters could decide this election“—words that have amounted to marching orders. Biden has been talking about what Obama would do to help women achieve pay equity with men, a subject Obama is highlighting in TV and radio ads.

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are hypocrites regarding pay equity for women. Obama cannot be trusted:

The most recent statistics are for the half-year from Oct. 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008, excluding interns and focusing on full-time personnel. For someone who worked only until, say, last Feb. 29, extrapolating up to six months’ service simplifies this analysis. Doubling these half-year figures illustrates how a year’s worth of Senate employees’ paychecks should look.

Based on these calculations, Obama’s 28 male staffers divided among themselves total payroll expenditures of $1,523,120. Thus, Obama’s average male employee earned $54,397.

Obama’s 30 female employees split $1,354,580 among themselves, or $45,152, on average.

Why this disparity? One reason may be the under-representation of women in Obama’s highest-compensated ranks. Among Obama’s five best-paid advisors, only one was a woman. Among his top 20, seven were women.

Again, on average, Obama’s female staffers earn just 83 cents for every dollar his male staffers make. This figure certainly exceeds the 77-cent threshold that Obama’s campaign website condemns. However, 83 cents do not equal $1. In spite of this 17-cent gap between Obama’s rhetoric and reality, he chose to chide GOP presidential contender John McCain on this issue.

Meanwhile on the financial markets economic front, Barack Obama is as useless as ever. Obama votes “present” on the U.S. economy.

“Given the gravity of this situation, and based on conversations I have had with both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke, I have asked my economic team to refrain from presenting a more detailed blue-print of how an immediate plan might be structured until the Treasury and the Federal Reserve have had an opportunity to present their proposal.”

Obama is missing in action. McCain has an economic plan. Hillary Clinton has an economic plan.

Senator Clinton offered a series of bold, specific proposals, including creating a new version of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) to restore confidence in the market, curbing the most damaging and manipulative trading practices, providing relief to homeowners facing foreclosure, and reasserting competent federal oversight.

Obama will presumably now steal Hillary Clinton’s economic plan and stick his name on it.

Obama’s actions and inactions reveal the essential Obama fact, the Obama revealed kernel of truth: Obama can’t be trusted. Obama’s thugs can’t be trusted.

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John McCain vs. Barack Obama On The Financial Crisis

Update: Hillary Clinton knows what to do. Hillary has a plan. Senator Clinton offered a series of bold, specific proposals, including creating a new version of the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC) to restore confidence in the market, curbing the most damaging and manipulative trading practices, providing relief to homeowners facing foreclosure, and reasserting competent federal oversight.

Also, now that Joe Biden has equated paying higher taxes with patriotism, what should Americans make of Barack Obama saying on the Bill O’Reilly show: Look, I don’t like paying taxes. What, you think I like writing a check?
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McCain is ahead is electoral votes according to Real Clear Politics (216 to 212 with 110 tossups). McCain is ahead in electoral votes according to a pro-Obama electoral vote website (a winning 274 for McCain, 243 for Obama). Big Media however tries to create the impression that Obama is winning.

According to Big Media John McCain is running a negative campaign and Obama is running a high minded campaign. However, several studies say quite the opposite. 77% of the Obama campaigns’ ads were deemed “negative,” compared to 56% for McCain.

According to Big Media McCain/Palin are stumbling and bumbling on economic issues. According to Big Media Obama/Biden are doing well on economic issues. But today it was Joe Biden who stumbled when he equated paying higher taxes with patriotism. “It’s time to be patriotic … time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut.” We’ll give Joe Biden the benefit of the doubt and presume he does not mean that destitute or poor Americans are therefore less patriotic than wealthy tax-payers.

McCain is calling for heads to roll. Chopping off heads usually gets the attention of bureaucrats and hired policy makers.

Republican presidential candidate John McCain, in remarks prepared for delivery Thursday, said he thought Christopher Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, should be dismissed.

“The chairman of the SEC serves at the appointment of the president and has betrayed the public’s trust,” he was planning to say in Iowa, according to a text released in advance of the speech by his campaign. “If I were President today, I would fire him.”

In a speech in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sen. McCain said the SEC allowed abusive short-selling, or bearish bets on a company’s stock, to turn “our markets into a casino.”

McCain also called for for creation of a new agency modeled after the Resolution Trust Corp. that handled the fallout from the savings and loan crisis. He said the new agency would be called the Mortgage and Financial Institutions Trust.

McCain also pointed out some unpleasant facts about Obama:

Senator Obama talks a tough game on the financial markets but the facts tell a different story. He took more money from Fannie and Freddie than any Senator but the Democratic chairman of the committee that regulates them. He put Fannie Mae’s CEO who helped create this disaster in charge of finding his Vice President. Fannie’s former General Counsel is a senior advisor to his campaign. Whose side do you think he is on? When I pushed legislation to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Senator Obama was silent. He didn’t lift a hand to avert this crisis. While the leaders of Fannie and Freddie were lining the pockets of his campaign, they were sowing the seeds of the financial crisis we see today and enriching themselves with millions of dollars in payments. That’s not change, that’s what’s broken in Washington. [snip]

Senator Obama has never made the kind tough reform we need today. His idea of reform is what his party leaders in Congress order him to do. We tried for bipartisan ethics reform and he walked away from it because his bosses didn’t want real change. I know how to make the change that Senator Obama and this Congress is afraid of. I’ve fought both parties to shake up up Washington and I’m going to do it as President.

Those same Congressional leaders who give Senator Obama his marching orders are now saying that this mess isn’t their fault and they aren’t going to take any action on this crisis until after the election. Senator Obama’s own advisers are saying that crisis will benefit him politically. My friends, that is the kind of me-first, country-second politics that are broken in Washington. My opponent sees an economic crisis as a political opportunity instead of a time to lead. Senator Obama isn’t change, he’s part of the problem with Washington.

When AIG was bailed out, I didn’t like it, but I understood it needed to be done to protect hard working Americans with insurance policies and annuities. Senator Obama didn’t take a position. On the biggest issue of the day, he didn’t know what to think. He may not realize it, but you don’t get to vote present as President of the United States.

While Senator Obama and Congressional leaders don’t know what to think about the current crisis, we know what their plans are for the economy. Today Senator Obama’s running mate said that raising taxes is patriotic. Raising taxes in a tough economy isn’t patriotic. It’s not a badge of honor. It’s just dumb policy. The billions in tax increases that Senator Obama is proposing would kill even more jobs during tough economic times. I’m not going to let that happen.

Earlier this week McCain spoke at a Michigan GM plant.

I’m here to send a message to Washington and to Wall Street. We’re not going to leave the workers here in Michigan hung out to dry while we give billions in taxpayers dollars to Wall Street. We’re going to take care of the workers. The workers. They’re the ones that deserve our help.

It’s time to get our auto industry back on its feet. And it’s time for a new generation of cars and for loans to build the facilities to make them. These workers here are the best in the world. They’re the best and most productive and most innovative and the finest and.are the backbone and foundation of our economy. And anybody that tells you they aren’t hasn’t had the opportunity to know them and their product like I have.

One of our great presidents, Franklin Roosevelt, expressed this optimism even at the
height of the great depression. He said and I quote, “Plenty is at our doorstop but a generous use of it languishes in the very sight of the supply.”

My friends, that’s true again today. I reject the gloom and doom that says our nation is in decline. America’s best days are ahead of us. We’re going to fight the special interests and corruption in Washington.

I have a record of doing that. I’ve taken on my own party, I’ve taken on the Democrats, the Republicans and the corrupt special interests in Washington. I’ve done it. I’ve done it against a guy named Abramoff. I did it when we reached across the aisle and did campaign finance reform and take the big checks out of Washington. I’ve done it time after time. I’ve taken on the big conglomerates in the defense industry when I took on a scandal in Boeing that ended up with people in federal prison. I know how to reform Washington.

We’re gonna fight, we’re gonna fight the greed and irresponsibility on Wall Street and we’re gonna create prosperity for our people and now’s the time to grow the economy and my plan does that.

Sen. Obama’s does not. He has said in recent days that he may delay his economic plan because of the adverse impact of his tax increase. Even Sen. Obama admits that the agenda he’s been pushing would hurt our economy not help it. That’s exactly the wrong approach I’m going to create jobs and get our economy back on its feet.. I’m going to lead our nation…it’s not your problem, fault. I’ll tell you whose fault it is. Corruption in Washington and corruption on Wall Street and as president I’m gonna clean it up and I’m going to fix it.and return you back to the strength of our economy that you have earned and deserve.

Obama is now trashing McCain because according to Obama the SEC chairman cannot be fired. The Supreme Court disagrees with Obama. Obama appears to be on the side of the incompetent SEC Chairman Christopher Cox. Putting legal cases aside, does Obama really believe that if a President demands the resignation of an SEC Chairman that chairman would not eventually be forced to resign?

And the Dimocrats, where are they?

The U.S. Congress is unlikely to pass new legislation to overhaul financial regulations this year because “no one knows what to do,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today.

“We are in new territory, this is a different game,” Reid said at a briefing in Washington. Neither Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke nor Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson “know what to do but they are trying to come up with ideas,” Reid said.

Hillary supporters tired of the unqualified, inexperienced, race-baiting, gay-bashing, woman-hating, Obama – know what to do.

American voters also know what to do: NObama, NOvember.

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The Coming Barack Obama Dimocrat Defeat

Update: Lynn Forester de Rothschild on CNN video.

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For months we have advocated an alliance between high dollar Democratic donors and Democratic grassroots activists.

High dollar Democratic donors and grassroots activists have endured catcalls from Obama supporters and Big Blog Dimocrats as “revenge voters”. Many have alienated the Dimocratic leadership and some risk friendships and positions to advocate a NObama NOvember position. Many high dollar Democratic donors are either donating to Obama but not exerting themselves to raise money and other high dollar donors are simply going on vacation.

Today Lynn Forester de Rothschild climbed on the barricades.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter and member of the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Committee, will endorse John McCain for president on Wednesday, her spokesman tells CNN. [snip]

Forester will “campaign and help him through the election,” the spokesman said of her plans to help the Republican presidential nominee.

Forester was a major donor for Clinton earning her the title as a Hillraiser for helping to raise at least $100,000 for the New York Democratic senator’s failed presidential bid.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild is a profile in courage.

Barack Obama still has plenty of high dollar donors. Hollywood, land of the non-bitter and the non-clingy, worships the Golden Calf:

Barack Obama partied with Hollywood celebrities Tuesday night and with the help of Oscar-winning singer and actress Barbra Streisand raised an eye-popping $9 million for his presidential campaign and the Democratic Party.

The night was split into two glitzy events, a reception and dinner costing $28,500 each at the Greystone Mansion, followed by entertainment by Streisand at the nearby Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. About 250-300 people were expected at the dinner and about 800 at the entertainment, which cost $2,500 a ticket.

Dinner guests seen by reporters, or noted by waiters, included Will Ferrell, Jodie Foster, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Lee Curtis and DreamWorks founders Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

While both campaigns raise money from high dollar donors, last night was most unfortunate in timing for Obama. Hollywood glitz was difficult to brush off from his shoulders as financial woes beset Americans and smash Wall Street. An impish McCain took delight in highlighting Obama hypocrisy.

Speaking at a campaign event in the working-class Democratic stronghold of Youngstown, Ohio, the Republican presidential nominee said Obama “talks a tough game on the financial crisis, but the facts tell a different story.

“…He put Fannie Mae’s [former] CEO, who helped create this problem in charge, of finding his vice president. That’s not change — that’s what’s broken in Washington,” said McCain.

“Talk about siding with the people, siding with the people just before he flew off to Hollywood for a fundraiser with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” he said. “Let me tell you my friends, theres no place I’d rather be than here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

McCain dined with two Ohio housewives last night and has also released a new advertisement to discuss the financial crisis.

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McCain dining with housewives is reminiscent of when Obama was in Berlin and McCain went to German Villiage in Ohio. Dimocrats will laugh at the company McCain keeps but voters of Ohio see the contempt Obama and the Dimocrats have for non-coastal states. Such is the growing desperation that Dimocrats are reduced to mocking the names of Governor Palin’s children. The DailyKooks love to poke fun at children. Imagine if we started a discussion of Barack Obama’s children and their names. Can anyone say Hussein?

As the public opinion polls fluctuate and the Obama resistance grows the Obama campaign is confronting the question What If Barack Loses? To stop that discussion and once again benefit the Obama campaign resorts to a tactic that hurts African-Americans as well as White Americans – race-baiting.

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius publicly considered the possibility that Sen. Barack Obama’s race might be a factor in this year’s presidential election during an appearance here Tuesday.

“Have any of you noticed that Barack Obama is part African-American?” Sebelius asked in response to a question about why the election is so close. “That may be a factor. All the code language, all that doesn’t show up in the polls. And that may be a factor for some people.”

The Governor of Kansas, like the scarecrow from Oz, has company on the mud road. A Philadelphia columnist joins in the race-baiting:

Thousands of hostile messages flooded my e-mail after my Sept. 2 column that the Daily News called “We Need Obama, Not 4 More Years of George Bush.”

Drudge cleverly headlined it: “Philadelphia columnist warns if McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race war.”

I stand by the column – but after all of that backlash, I realize I was dead wrong. We don’t have to wait until after the election for a race war. We’re in one now.

In the Audacity of Defeat, the argument is made for investing in pharmaceutical companies which manufacture anti-depressants, when Obama loses.

A month ago, as any honest Democrat will tell you, this scenario was nearly inconceivable. The Republicans had nominated an elderly and inarticulate candidate in McCain, who was marred not only by his association with George Bush, but distrusted by the critical conservative base as well. He was expected to choose an equally dull running mate—maybe Gov. Tim Pawlenty (who?), the robotic Mitt Romney, or even Sen. Joe Lieberman, the onetime Democrat who’s distrusted by both parties—and though Obama had tapped longtime Sen. Joe Biden, whose bouts with sometimes indelicate verbosity were well-known, that was of little concern. Obama’s campaign was a fund-raising juggernaut and the candidate promised to campaign in nearly every state, especially “red” ones, not only demonstrate to he’d be a president of “all the people” but also help Congressional Democrats expand their majorities. It was payback time for the “stolen” elections of 2000 and 2004 and the revenge promised to be rich indeed. [snip]

In mid-September the GOP resurrection is a simple reality, and though I dislike the cliché “a month in politics is a lifetime,” no one has any idea of how Americans will vote on Election Day. But the fear expressed by a “major Democratic fundraiser” in Politico last week—“I’m so depressed. It’s happening again. It’s a nightmare.”—isn’t isolated and won’t subside unless Obama, to quote a Matt Drudge headline, “gets his groove back.”

What will happen when Obama loses? More speculation:

I have no clue if or when that could happen, but I do have an opinion of what will follow in this country if McCain pulls off what so recently seemed the miraculous feat of becoming the country’s 44th president. Voter fraud, conspiracy, “sleazevertisements” (the preferred term of many left-wing bloggers), disenfranchised voters, the return of redneck chic; those will be the immediate cries of Democrats who thought the election was in the bag. Once again, scores of celebrities will claim they’re moving abroad (and inevitably won’t). And then the depression will kick in hard.

New York magazine columnist Kurt Andersen, one of the few Beltway-Boston pundits who bashed Hillary Clinton a year ago, when her nomination appeared inevitable, was unstinting in his speculation of the fallout should Obama lose. He emailed me: “Even without post-November 4th rumors of rigged voting machines and the like, an Obama loss will be a deeply, traumatically depressing event for Democrats and other Obama enthusiasts. (Whereas if McCain loses, who will be seriously bummed outside of the McCain household?) There will be so many facets of potential unhappiness. That an eloquent, inspiring, intelligent, subtle black candidate lost—and if it’s close, it’ll be true that racism beat him… That the rest of the world will be reaffirmed in their belief that America is the land of nincompoops (or worse). That a war with Iran looks a lot likelier… That Sarah Palin won it for the Republicans, and gives a bad name to feminism and (terrifyingly) has a one-in-six (Russian roulette!) chance of becoming president before 2013.”

Tom Bevan, co-founder of Real Clear Politics, was succinct: “Two words: Hari Kari. The base of the [Democratic] party is so vested in its nominee…that to lose in November would be one of the most demoralizing in the modern era.”

Today, John Kerry is mostly a pariah in Democratic circles, seen as an effete and cautious campaigner who couldn’t even beat the laughable George Bush. Yet people, and the media, forget how shocked his supporters were four Novembers ago, so certain that Bush’s Supreme Court “selection” in 2000 would be overturned.

An article in The New York Times shortly after the election described the utter devastation felt by New York City residents, who gave Kerry 75 percent of their votes. Dr. Joseph Zito, a retired psychiatrist, told the reporter, “I’m saddened by what I feel is the obtuseness and shortsightedness of a good part of the country—the heartland… New Yorkers are more sophisticated and at a level of consciousness where we realized we have to think of globalization, of one mankind, that what’s going to injure masses of people is not good for us.” A friend of Zito’s, a native of Wisconsin, added, “New Yorkers are savvy. We have street smarts. Whereas people in the Midwest are more influenced by what their friends say.”

How bad will it be?

A Beverly Hills psychologist, Cathy Quinn, told a Los Angeles Times reporter—also days after the Kerry defeat—that she’d seen an increase in the number of patients, who were suffering from “despair.” Quinn predicted to the Times’ Melissa Healy that the “postelection” blues would worsen the emotional health of people already plagued by feelings of loss, anxiety and depression.

It’ll be far more acrimonious this time around if the GOP wins. Already mainstream commentators (on the liberal side) are preparing for the bitterness and reprisals with premature eulogies of Obama’s campaign.[snip]

Dan Henninger, deputy editorial page editor of The Wall Street Journal, told me: “If McCain-Palin wins, and especially if they carry Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Democratic party is going to look like Godfather II—with Bill and Hillary Clinton jointly playing Michael Corleone. The blogospheric left will go to the mattresses, against everyone—the Clintons, the ‘Right,’ and the media.”

Some Obama supporters know Obama is to blame for the mess he finds himself in. William Galston, who helped elect Bill Clinton writes a sharp analysis of Obama’s problems. TO: SEN. BARACK OBAMA, FROM: WILLIAM GALSTON, SUBJ: ADJUST OR LOSE, DATE: SEPTEMBER 16, 2008

I’ll get right to the point: You are in danger of squandering an election most of us thought was unlosable. The reason is simple: on the electorate’s most important concern – the economy — you have no clear message, and John McCain has filled the void with his own.

This is more than my opinion. The Democracy Corps survey released yesterday proves the case beyond a reasonable doubt. Backed by a wealth of persuasive detail, here is the nub of their conclusion:

In the absence of a coherent change message from Obama, many voters are accepting McCain’s definition, particularly since they want to change Washington and clean up government. As a result, Obama has lost his double-digit advantage over McCain on the right kind of change.

What Galston means:

First, you are not offering a coherent account of what has gone wrong with the economy – why it is no longer working for average families. [snip]

Second: you are not offering a focused, parsimonious list of remedies for the economic ills you cite. [snip]

Third: you are not drawing crisp, punchy contrasts between your plans and McCain’s. [snip]

Fourth: your stump speech is too long and discursive. [snip] Right now, regrettably, few Americans believe that you feel real passion about their economic plight and are willing to wage a tough fight on their behalf. [snip]

Fifth: there’s no coordination between an economic message and the rest of your campaign. [snip]

Attacking McCain for employing lobbyists is a waste of precious time and resources; it plays on his turf and accepts his definition of the problem.

More and more Americans know the problem is Obama.

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

What happens when Obama and the Dimocrats lose? Today we wrote about what some think will happen. We’ll address what happens when Obama loses and what Hillary supporters should do in soon to come, thrill packed episode.

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Barack Obama’s Dimocrats

There are many reasons why we say:

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

Barack Obama moved what used to be the Democratic National Committee (hereinafter, the Dimocratic National Committee) to the home of corruption, Chicago. Obama shut down any competition to money for his own campaign, including 527s. Obama wanted all the money. Obama made promises to all his “friends” while tossing former “friend” after former “friend” under the proverbial bus.

In exchange, the Dimocrats had to drag Obama across the primary finish line and select Obama at their convention by (1) demanding Hillary Clinton stop campaigning and ignore voters; (2) disenfranchise the voters of Michigan and Florida as well as say that many states were irrelevant to the democratic process; (3) exploit sexism and misogyny either by silence or complicity in order to trash Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton; (4) exploit racism and homophobia.

Now the Dimocrats are getting what they deserve from Barack Obama, the man who cannot be trusted by either friend or foe:

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a personal appeal to Barack Obama: Help me grow the Democrats’ Senate majority by sharing some of the $77 million you’ve got in the bank.

Obama’s campaign said no.

Although Democratic insiders say a better deal could still come, the Obama campaign so far has agreed only to let Senate Democrats use Obama’s name — as well as those of his wife and running mate — in mail and online fundraising pitches. The campaign has planned no joint fundraising events with House or Senate Democrats, and insiders say none is likely to be held before Election Day.

Obama says he can’t spare the cash. What happened to the promise of all that cash Reaganesquely “trickling down”?

In rejecting a direct request from his Senate leader, Obama has put a fine point on the financial pressures he’s feeling as the presidential race turns toward the fall.

Obama raised a record-setting $66 million in August, leaving his campaign with about $77 million in cash now. [snip]

Reid and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Charles Schumer had hoped at one point to get as much as $10 million from the Obama campaign. With 23 GOP seats up for grabs this year — versus only a dozen Democratic seats — Senate Democrats see a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pad their majority with as many as four to seven new seats.

But to do that, they’ll need money, and lots of it. While the DSCC still has a huge financial advantage over its GOP counterpart, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the geographic overlap between competitive Senate seats and the tight presidential race means the McCain campaign and the RNC will be dumping tens of millions of dollars into battleground states with competitive Senate races. This will likely help down-ballot GOP candidates and incumbents. [snip]

One Democratic source familiar with the intraparty dispute over money said that fundraising e-mails and direct-mail pitches “are helpful, but we really don’t care about that. We need more help than that.” [snip]

Democrats on Capitol Hill have grumbled for months that it has been hard to orchestrate campaign events and appearances with the Obama campaign. One Democratic strategist said the campaign frequently turns down requests to have Obama appear with a Democratic incumbent or challenger, and that the events that do happen come only after some “very heavy lifting.”

Obama only cares about himself not the Dimocrats he has flim-flammed. Obama will be busy tonight laughing once again at “bitter” and “clingy” small town Americans while raising yet more money.

Meanwhile, blogging Dimocrats, continue to defend the inexperienced, unqualified, and not to be trusted Obama. These Big Blog Dimocrats are busy insulting Sarah Palin and stomping their heels at Hillary supporters who refuse to reward sexism and misogyny.

One Big Blogger in particular, a woman lawyer, is particularly angry. This Big Blog Dimocrat writes:

It’s revenge voting and cutting off your nose to spite your face. When their candidate didn’t win, they put punishing the nominee ahead of the danger posed by their opponents.

I don’t think there are enough of them to make a difference. Most people have more sense.

Of course that Big Blog Dimocrat had earlier written that the selection of Joe Biden as a running mate would be a “deal-breaker“. In other words, if Obama chose Joe Biden to run with, this particular Big Blog Dimocrat would NOT support the ticket. The Big Blog Dimocrat wrote that Joe Biden’s history was simply unacceptable. That was then.

Now the Big Blog Dimocrat has decided to eat her own bitter words, support the Dimocratic ticket, AND insult those who think Obama/Biden is a deal breaker as “revenge voters”. Sad. These Dimocrats can’t be trusted either. Words matter. Saying something is a “deal-breaker” matters. Refusing to understand that Obama is not to be trusted and a total “deal breaker” for Hillary supporters is dim. That is why that Big Blogger is a Dimocrat.

Another Dimocrat spoke yesterday with Joe Biden approving her remarks:

At Democratic vice-presidential nominee Joe Biden’s rally Monday evening in Flat Rock, Michigan, Barbara Theaker, a local supporter, called Biden’s Republican counterpart Sarah Palin “a bucket of fluff“.

“Barack Obama has made an intelligent choice for the vice-presidency,” Theaker said in her introduction of Biden. “So very different this is from that bucket of fluff that the Republican candidate has chosen for the same position.”

When Theaker finished her remarks, Biden told her, “You are good! My Lord!”

This is not the first time a Biden supporter has used the introduction to hit out at Palin.

Last Tuesday in St. Louis, Missouri Rep. Russ Carnahan said of the Alaska governor, “There’s no way you can dress up that record, even with a lot of lipstick.”

There are a lot of Dimocrats who have authored the defeat coming this NOvember.

Hillary Clinton is not a Dimocrat. Hillary Clinton is a Democrat.

Hillary Clinton said in an interview this morning that it was possible to be enthusiastic about Sarah Palin’s historic candidacy without supporting the Republican ticket.

“People are missing the boat here,” Clinton said on ABC’s Good Morning America. “I don’t think that it’s inconsistent for a lot people to say, ‘Well hey, that’s exciting, what an exciting pick,’ and still say, ‘But that’s not the ticket for me and my family.’

She added that voters should not consider the race in terms of who they’re for but rather which candidate is for them.

Hillary Clinton understands that Sarah Palin is an exciting candidate. The Dimocrats and Big Blogs want to destroy another woman running for office with sexist insults but Hillary Clinton remains a class act.

The American people and American voters are learning that Obama is not to be trusted. Increasingly, Americans are moving to John McCain. In spite of McCain’s positions on the issues, because Obama cannot be trusted, and because Obama does not have the necessary experience to be President of the United States, Americans are abandoning Obama and the Dimocrats.

In addition, the insulting Obama attempts to make McCain appear “out of touch” are increasingly viewed as a smear about McCain’s age. At least today, many Americans will find themselves agreeing with John McCain on the economy.

John McCain this morning called for a commission modeled on the government’s in-depth investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack to probe what prompted the financial crisis now gripping Wall St and sending shockwaves through the market.

Appearing on CBS’s “The Early Show,” McCain faulted the “greed, excess, [and] corruption” of financial executives.

“We need to set up a 9/11 Commission in order to get to the bottom of this and get it fixed and act to clean up this corruption,” he said.

Dimocrats will continue to insult Governor Sarah Palin and Senator John McCain. Dimocrat Big Blogs will continue to insult Hillary supporters who refuse to reward sexism and misogyny.

Dimocrats will continue to say Hillary supporters are bitter and clingy.

Dimocrats will be disappointed in NOvember when they suffer an historic loss.

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