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In his own radical words

Lest there be any remaining doubt as to what really goes on in the mind of Barack Obama, we now have audio from a Chicago Public Radio interview with the Comrade himself back in 2001. This man is actually quite scary… and as you’ll hear, the idea of wealth redistribution is much more than just a “distraction” for him. It’s a core belief that drives everything he does. In fact, the only distraction from his standpoint seems to be the Constitution itself.

Here’s the audio:

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Stay with me folks because we have a little more audio to go through if you can stomach it. Listen to this next clip as Barack describes what he sees as a “fundamental flaw” in the thinking of our Founding Fathers as they framed our Constitution. And keep in mind as you hear him speak that we are very likely to have this man in the Oval Office soon with a Democratic congress at his disposal. And the ability to appoint Supreme Court Justices.

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With all his talk of change, Obama’s ideas are not new at all… they are at least 150 years old and incidentally, did not originate in America. Consider the following quote:

The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.

Sound familiar? It’s the opening line to the first chapter of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto. For decades we have had a major political party that has built an entire platform around these “class struggles”… separating Americans into classes and then pitting one class against the other. Soon this party may very well have a rubber stamp to get whatever they want… unimpeded.

Change is indeed coming, folks…

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Say it ain’t socialism, Joe

Just when we were convinced that the entire media was in the tank for Barack Obama, a truly magical moment occurs. Reporter Barbara West at Orlando TV station WFTV interviewed VP candidate Joe Biden this past Thursday. As most of us know, interviews with local small-time media outlets are usually a cakewalk for Democratic candidates. Five minutes of softball questions from a gushing anchor-babe (or anchor-dude) is usually par for the course.

Not this time.  A tenacious West went straight for the jugular… and in a couple of instances even managed to remove the condescending smile from Biden’s face.  Before proceeding further let’s watch the YouTube clip:

Pwned! The Karl Marx question in particular was absolute perfection, folks. A true work of art.  It was the zinger I’ve always wanted to hear posed to a Democrat candidate  — and never thought I’d hear in this lifetime.  

West not only references Marxism here, but she actually recites the very quote from the founder himself that was to become the cornerstone of socialist philosophy — “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” In the process she makes it blatantly obvious to anyone with ears that this is also the cornerstone of the Democratic platform. That was pure gutsy brilliance.

Biden’s annoyed response said it all: “Are you joking?… Is that a real question?” In other words: “Why the hell are you ASKING me a real question? Is this not local TV news?  Do you not know your place?  Who are YOU, little Ms. small-time anchorette, to be asking ME the one question that not even the BIG media dares to ask?  Amateur.”

Of course, we can expect the MSM and lib pundits to start digging into West’s background in coming days if they haven’t done so already. They don’t take kindly to folks who threaten to hurt the Chosen One’s chances.  Sarah Palin and Joe Wurzelbacher will be the first to tell you…

But make no mistake, this was an Atlas Shrugged kind of moment. I could almost picture John Galt lurking somewhere in the shadows at WFTV. Barbara West deserves a raise and promotion for that one. At the very least I see an anchor job at Fox News network in her future. As with Joe the Plumber, the veil was lifted… if only for an instant. Wonderful to behold.



Debatable truths

A quick synopsis on last night’s debate: As we had hoped, McCain came out swinging. And for the first time in any of the three presidential debates, millions of Americans finally got to see the Boy Wonder squirm a little… not to mention lie through his teeth. At this point it won’t mean much as far as the outcome of this election, but satisfying to see nonetheless.

McCain came down particularly hard on Obama over his ACORN and Ayers ties. This resulted in nothing less than some bonafide fibs being uttered on national TV by the cornered Democratic candidate .

First, Obama’s response to McCain’s ACORN allegations:

The only involvement I’ve had with ACORN is, I represented them alongside the U.S. Justice Department in making Illinois implement a motor voter law that helped people get registered at DMVs.

“Only involvement”? Not quite. As Factcheck.org reminds us:

He did, but that wasn’t his only involvement. He also worked closely with ACORN’s Chicago office when he ran a Project Vote registration drive after law school, and Obama did some leadership training for Chicago ACORN. The Woods Fund, where Obama served as a board member, gave grants to ACORN’s Chicago branch; both organizations are concerned with disadvantaged populations in that city. And during the primaries of this election, Obama’s campaign paid upwards of $800,000 to the ACORN-affiliated Campaign Services Inc. for get-out-the-vote efforts (not voter registration). Those services were initially misrepresented on the campaign’s Federal Election Commission reports, an error that some find suspicious and others say is par for the course. ACORN’s Chicago office and CSI have not been under investigation.

Well ok there was that.

Regarding terrorist Bill Ayers (oh, yes he is) here’s part of the exchange that took place between the candidates:

MCCAIN: Well, again, while you were on the board of the Woods Foundation, you and Mr. Ayers, together, you sent $230,000 to ACORN. So — and you launched your political campaign in Mr. Ayers’ living room.

OBAMA: That’s absolutely not true.

Well… it kinda is, Senator Barry. At least according to the NY Times:

It was later in 1995 that Mr. Ayers and Ms. Dohrn hosted the gathering, in their town house three blocks from Mr. Obama’s home, at which State Senator Alice J. Palmer, who planned to run for Congress, introduced Mr. Obama to a few Democratic friends as her chosen successor.

Ed Morrisey sums it all up:

Unfortunately for Obama, those are the facts, both about Ayers and ACORN. Obama paid ACORN over $800,000 this summer for GOTV efforts, which Obama now denies, although he did finally admit that he represented ACORN as an attorney in a lending-practices case. Obama did launch his career at a party hosted by Ayers, which is such a matter of public record that I’m frankly surprised he bothered to deny it.

We’re not surprised. Not that any of this will prevent the Golden One from sailing on to victory next month. But at least he was finally put on the spot last night over some of his unsavory ties. See how easy that was, Johnny?

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-- Cartoon by Eric Allie 


To sleep, perchance to debate

Last night’s debate, in a word, was boring. Maybe it was Tom Brokaw’s questions. Maybe it was because we had heard a lot of the answers before. Whatever it was, this was a three espresso night.

Obama’s opening statement set what was to be his tone for the evening (for full effect cue up the official Democrat/MSM theme song while reading this):

I think everybody knows now we are in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. And a lot of you I think are worried about your jobs, your pensions, your retirement accounts, your ability to send your child or your grandchild to college.

Yes the whine certainly flowed from Barry’s direction throughout the debate. Nothing new under the sun here. No change. No hope. Just typical Democrat fear and loathing.

As for who won, it depends upon which pundit you listen to. Many in the mainstream media are calling it a draw… but are claiming that this actually makes Obama the victor since a tie means he keeps his lead in the polls. Uh, right. Whatever you say MSM.

In general Obama was percieved as prevailing on the economy (meaning he sounded more impressive while saying absolutely nothing) and McCain not surprisingly came in stronger on foreign policy.

However, Barry does get credit for the most asinine, clueless statement of the night:

Well, we may not always have national security issues at stake, but we have moral issues at stake.

If we could have intervened effectively in the Holocaust, who among us would say that we had a moral obligation not to go in?

Ahem…   Senator Obama, if memory serves me we did intervene in the Holocaust… very effectively I might add. It was called FREAKIN’ WORLD WAR II.

That boneheaded statement alone should disqualify him from EVER taking the mantle of Commander in Chief.

Other than that little gem it was a rather dry, uneventful debate.  If anything emerged more clearly than ever it was that Barack Obama wants to remind YOU that your life is in the crapper and HE wants to be your Roto-Rooter man. It bewilders me as to why half of America falls for that but they apparently do.

In any event, the recent economic news has clearly given a boost to the Chosen One’s campaign so the only thing left for us conservatives to do is get out and vote. And keep the Kool-Aid out of the reach of our undecided friends.

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-- Cartoon by Ed Gamble


Barry loves me, this I know

A lot of folks are comparing the following pro-Obama video which has been circulating around YOUTube to the Hitler Youth propaganda from WWII. It reminds me more of a children’s Sunday school class — with a different Savior of course. Either way it’s damn creepy.



Resume game

In a somewhat awkward reversal, John McCain has decided to move forward with the debates tonight.

McCain’s campaign made the announcement late Friday morning, two days after the Republican candidate said he was suspending his campaign to deal with the financial rescue plan being debated in Washington.

The campaign will resume “all activities and the senator will travel to the debate this afternoon,” the McCain campaign said in a statement released around 11:30 a.m. ET. “Following the debate, he will return to Washington to ensure that all voices and interests are represented in the final agreement, especially those of taxpayers and homeowners.”

This is one chess move I’m sure McCain wishes he had to do over.   With pressure mounting on Congress to bail out the financial industry, he saw an opportunity to take charge and look presidential. But it was a risky maneuver and it blew up in his face. The success of his gamble depended entirely on his opponent’s willingness to comply. Lesson learned: never put the ball in Obama’s court. Johnny came out looking bad here.

But political miscalculations aside, let’s get one thing clear: In spite of all the toungue wagging on the left over the past couple of days… John McCain is not and never has been afraid to debate Senator ummm… errrr… ahhhh… uhhh…. Barack Obama. Good God have we already forgotten how green Barry looked when he squared off with Hillary?   McCain has faced much scarier enemies than Obama during his lifetime. The man spent five years in the Hanoi Hilton — he ain’t afraid of this little Chicago boy.

Give ’em hell John.

Full article below:

McCain to Attend Debate at University of Mississippi



Defective merchandise

Credit Joel Samuelson for this gem of a cartoon (and let’s hope Barry lost his receipt).