Do As We Say, Not As We Do

Politics is just high school, but with bigger egos.

Those Democrats, you’ve just got to hand it to ’em. Being two-faced is a hard job. Just ask any catty bad-girl cheerleader. Not only does it take constant attention to remembering all the lies you’ve told, but keeping up with what you said to whom. Just like the mean-girl back-stabber next door, but with a government expense account, government provided health care and military air transport at your beck and call.

Rewind a bit and remember how upset the very same Democrats with Republicans over “the nuclear option.”

In 2005, the Senators were piling shame on Republicans for using Reconciliation, also known as the Nuclear Option. Note that Republicans DID NOT use Reconciliation. The video follows some history on Reconciliation and the Nuclear Option.

Maggie does an excellent job of explaining it all. Watch the video here (sorry it won’t embed.) And be sure to notice that first guy in the video along with Joe Biden’s telling quip,

“I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don’t make the kind of naked power grab you are doing.”

Comedy gold.

Today, during the summit-snoozer, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shone like the new boy who just moved in down the block. Sen. John McCain, on the other hand, didn’t have such a good day.

True to form, while the nation was distracted by fluff and bother, the CIA was weakened. Which weakens us all.

And just as the bell rings, we see Newt is just the same big flirt he’s always been. Make up your mind already.

Drive-By Spankings

Peeking in on the neighbors gives us a wealth of material. Let the spankings begin.

Zombie spanks Nancy: “When anyone tries to point out that the Left continuously compared Bush to Hitler and brought swastikas to rallies for six straight years during the Bush era, Obama supporters mock such claims, demand proof, and then try to ignore any individual examples proffered.”

Jimmie spanks Harry: “We really have gone to a strange place in progressive politics when the people who fill the “evil” spot in the left’s moral code are average Americans participating in our democracy the way Americans have done for centuries…”

Ace spanks the NYT and Obama: “…the NYT can’t apparently operate the “Search” function on its own archives.” and “Because, of course, death is always cheaper.”

Stacy spanks some old guy he used to work with: “Doing evil is ultimately a much more demanding job than doing good, George, and the reward of doing evil is not such as anyone should covet.”

Michelle spanks the two-faced White House: “What constitutes “spirited?” How do they define “vigorous?” When does forceful dissent become intolerable disruption? Herewith, the Obama Etiquette Czar’s Official Rules for Patriotic Protest. Keep this guide with you at all times to avoid being flagged by the Democrat politeness monitors.”

Fausta spanks Chavez with a nine-iron: “Since golf is not about Chávez, it has to cease existing…”

Joy spanks Meghan: “Did she not notice how the legacy media turned on a dime and started slamming her dad the second he got the GOP nomination for the Presidency? I do not think she is making any lasting friends on either side of the divide, here. Nor even advancing the discussion, if “advancing the discussion” means something other than throwing around stereotypes about what Neanderthals all conservatives are whose names are not “McCain”…”

Donald spanks Obama’s playbook: “Fake? You want fake? The Democrats got it.”

Lance spanks Obama’s lack of a cluebat: “I think his teleprompter is starting to turn on him.”

Hee.

Independence Day T-minus 2

The long weekend beckons. Considering how under the weather I’ve been for so many weeks, I think I’ll just sleep alot. One friend said my malaise might be caused by the air quality here in ATL. For me, the ozone alerts parallel the idiocy exhibited in our nation’s capital, which also suffers from poor air quality. Could the tsunami of stupidity we’ve witnessed since January 20 be the result of oxygen deprivation? Surely it can’t get any worst than it already is….

Check out the Democratic Bullies…(sorry no link, message via Facebook)

As many of you know, Gwinnett Place Mall (Simon Properties) forced us to cancel the Atlanta Independence Day Tea Party, based on “reciprocal property easement agreements” – even thought it was held on private property NOT owned by the Mall/Simon. We have since found out the covenants and restrictions expired in 2004, and there were no current restrictions that would have allowed them to make us cancel. We were bluffed and bullied.

Check out Democratic pettiness….

We all know the seething hatred liberals still harbor for Reagan, twenty years after he left the White House and five years after his death. This, despite the fact that he rebuilt our nation’s military, gave Americans reason to feel good about their country’s future again and helped to help free millions of Eastern Europeans from communist oppression, all after the misery of the Carter years.

Can they be so partisan and petty to want to rewrite history after an airport had already been renamed in our 40th president’s honor?

I know, I know. Rhetorical question.

Check out Obama’s policies in action

It turns out that Hav-a-Tampa cigars, a Florida-based unit of Altadis USA, is going out of business. Demand for cigars has declined amid the economic downturn, but aggressive regulations and taxes drove the final decision to close the business

Check out these RINOs practicing self-correcting career suicide….

Blaming Sarah Palin for John McCain’s problems? How weak can you get? Continuing to talk about a lost election from months ago? What could possibly be gained by this? Oh wait, doing so will endear the consultant to the other Republican candidates, say Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee and the rest of the 2012 Republican hopefuls. Or are one of these guys paying the anonymous leaker to give Vanity Fair Palin-hating fodder. It’s a win-win-win! Destroy Sarah Palin for her 2012 rivals. Thin the field and put up those who have no chance of winning thus ensuring an Obama victory. Best of all, Vanity Fair can sell magazines using the image of the woman they hate.

Check out “10 years of gains lost” and “How Obama blew it”

Check out the Beltway Libs dancing in the streets over numbers, which they don’t understand…

Check out Obama’s new leeetle friend

Check out pimps and bomb-daddies

Off to contemplate….ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm Ribs or chicken? Ribs or chicken? Need to eat meat while it’s still affordable and I’m still employed. Ohmmmmmmm

Bet She Keeps A Dog in Her Purse

Tuesday is Useful Idiot Day here at Obi’s Sister. While there is a long list to choose from this week, i.e. Georgia’s AWOL Senators who support that “worthless pro-abortion Big Government crapweasel Arlen Specter”, Napolitano, Geithner, that Hilton creep, most any administrator at Safford MS, Feinstein, BigMouth-in-Chief, unhappy/shrill liberals in need of a good shampoo….I’m running out of breath… Today’s winner is Clueless McCain, the Younger.

Neither the Left, nor most of the media would ever elevate a serious and intelligent member of the GOP. And they are available. The media loves nothing better than to embarrass the GOP. And in Meghan McCain, I suspect they’ve found the perfect dupe. She’s so self-involved she isn’t even in on the joke.

During the dreadful and never-ending campaign for 2008, her handlers kept her relatively contained. Then she started showing up on talk shows prompting many not-know-it-alls to wonder if she was the face of the New GOP. Then she twittered. And twittered. And twittered. Ack, good grief, even Oprah twitters so we all know how hip Twitter is now. But when she started complaining about people who followed her on Twitter (that nasty Karl Rove, he’s so creepy), that was the last straw. Honey, if you want to be in the public eye, you have to take the bitter with the sweet. Otherwise, you’re just another rich, spoiled blond with a dog in her purse trying to figure out how to crank a tractor on a reality show. Get over yourself.

Update: Melissa had Meghan on her mind tonight, too.

Predictions and Polls

A few random thoughts this morning…

The Anchoress:

Okay, here’s one prediction I’ll make: If McCain/Palin wins, the press and the Dems will stroke out and Obama will play The Ultimate Chutzpah Card and say that at least 14 states (the big ACORN states) must be challenged because “the rolls were suspect and the integrity of the election was compromised” – by his very own supporters. Then he’ll proceed to tear the nation apart, in an effort to wrest the White House from the GOP. If Obama wins, the Dems and the press will declare that this was the “cleanest” and most “widely observed” election in our nation’s history; they will declare the people have spoken, call it a mandate and tell John McCain that if he dares to challenge things, he’ll be a most dishonorable man willing to tear his nation apart to serve his own ambition. John McCain will ultimately not challenge such a loss, because – like Nixon in 1960 – he’ll put his country first, and decide America may not survive such a fight.

Read the whole thing for the 24 hour throw-down.

Cap’n Ed at HotAir thinks McCain will squeak it out. My prediction for the Mark Steyn contest is one electoral vote off from Ed’s prediction, so I hope we’re both right!

(Not a prediction, but a must read. Atlas has video of Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) saying “Obama didn’t have the political courage to make a statement and walk out.” [of Reverend Wright’s racist church] at a campaign spot for the spineless wonder in Boca!)

A handy primer – print it out and read it while you’re in line waiting to vote.

Ignore the bogus media and slanted polls today of all days. Remember it’s YOUR vote and YOUR business.

WordPress has added this handy poll thingy to my admin panel, so today I’m going to try it out!

Just Say NObama

Two days to go.

The Carnival of Insanties – The Messianic Edition.

How about a steaming, heaping helping of vote fraud? Doug Ross has the visual aids. Voter fraud hits home yesterday. Obi’s Mom (and mine) called yesterday afternoon to chat about the election. She mentioned her neighbor’s husband had gotten a call from Alabama from someone verifying voter registrations. They were inquiring about his mother, who has been dead for some years, but somehow has managed to vote for the last 8 years. Magical, isn’t it?

Michelle Malkin notes the supreme hypocrisy of Democrats. Whomever leaked about Obama’s illegal alien aunt will be drawn and quartered, but hey, what else did you dig up on Joe the Plumber?

Welcome to the gulag. Obama promises to freeze the proletariat to death. But wouldn’t that shrink his tax base? The Anchoress:

Why anyone is voting for this guy, I have no idea. They said “Kansas voted against their own interests” in 2004. Well…unless your interest is high unemployment, high taxes, high energy prices in the cold, cold winter and dwindling opportunity, I don’t see how you vote for this guy…

Gates of Vienna has a chilling look to the future. (by VH, on Obama’s early years in Indonesia)

What helps Islamic imperialism is the dhimmitude of the Free West. If Islam is a raging fire that turns all that is passes by to dead black dust (and it does), the West is providing the wind, the extra oxygen, instead of extinguishing it. As everybody knows in Indonesia, the American Socialist President candidate Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama Jr.) is a Kenyan-born Indonesian Muslim — at least he still had an Indonesian passport in 1981 when he went to Pakistan. He was not just an everyday Muslim in Jakarta, but one with a “fundamentalist” Socialist/Islamic upbringing.

[…] So-called “moderate” Indonesians would never send their child to such mengaji classes; therefore his parents were not of the “moderate” sort, but were devoted Muslims. Indonesians are waiting for him to come out the closet, and believe his “Christianity” is nothing but kitman.

After the election he will admit to being a devoted Muslim, many say in comments.

Read the whole thing. Gee, all you need now is a burqua. At least it will keep you warm.

Is America finally seeing the light? There’s hope!

RedState’s server continues to go down. I’m hoping it is from the millions of Americans seeking the truth for themselves, and not more Democratic dirty tricks.

And Obama wants to talk to these people, with no pre-conditions?

The Anchoress again:

At this point, I pretty much want to see O lose just to punish the press. They’ve manufactured his candidacy (”you go sit down, Hillary, even though you’re tied and you’ve won all the big states”) and now they’re trying to manufacture his “win.” Should they succeed, we’ll be seeing the press become a monster unlike any seen in our history.

UPDATE: Speaking of the press, just ignore them. Three things the Obamamedia will do to depress Republican turnout and help Obama. Read it all.

Why Don’t Democrats Have to Take a Citizenship Test?

Because if they did, they might learn something.

Isn’t it amazing that the majority of immigrants, especially those that survived of corrupt regimes, are voting Republican?

The majority among the Russian community in the United States are going to vote for Republican John McCain at the U.S. presidential election- according to the Russian Interfax New Agency.

It is no accident that America has a large Russian population. After decades of oppression, when The Wall fell and the Communist Bloc slowly crumbled, many Russians saw their opportunity for escape. Did they go to France or Sweden or some South American tin-pot Dictatorship? No, they came to America.

Ahhh, those utopias bring back such happy memories. In fact, the campaign rhetoric coming out of the Democratic camp probably induces the same level of nausea they felt on finding out the new neighbor is KGB. Remember the old movie, The Red Danube, where “comrades” would rather commit suicide than be returned to their “motherland”, Soviet Russia? After living and breathing freedom, the worker’s paradise had lost its appeal.

It reminds me of Gerard Vanderleun’s Conversations with Paul (read the whole thing!)

“Because in Russia, freedom can go away. Here never. If I vote for best.”

I dearly hope Paul is right.

Fausta discusses Obama as a young Castro.

No Power of Hell, No Scheme of Man, Can Ever Pluck Me from His Hand

After a few days of beautiful leaves and equally beautiful music, my heart is at ease. For the moment, at least. The old saying “Music soothes the savage beast” even applies to the torture a soul feels when faced with such uncertainty that nightmares crowd out any restful sleep. You wake exhausted, with the heavy feeling like you’ve battled demons all night long

Driving between concert venues, for every 20 McCain yard signs, we saw one Obama sign. Lots of houses flying Old Glory. Everyone I spoke with shared my concerns about the election, but they had all either already voted for McCain or planned to. Regardless, they continue to pray for the nation and it’s future.

Roger Kimbell at PJM feels that all is not lost.

What I find depressing about this–as, indeed, about the whole Obama juggernaut–is the extent to which it represents a return of bad ideas that have already been tried time and again, have failed and made people poorer and less stalwart, and yet seem poised to make a sorry comeback once again.

[…] Still, I do not despair.

In this last week, remember that desperation breeds strange behavior. Ignore the media – they are in the tank for The One. They believe that the American public is SO stupid that they can say whatever their handlers demand without redress. The polls, too. Their samples are skewed and questions are flawed. The pool of lemmings grows deep and wide. Listen to your favorite music, watch old movies. Crank up the Mozart, Vivaldi, Led Zepplin, Brad Paisley, bagpipes, whatever. Watch the classics. Remember how great it is to be an American.

Liberty can be a messy business. I don’t mind the mess and I certainly don’t want an Obama adminstration to clean it up for me.

As a sidebar, at this morning’s concert, I met Dr. Emir Caner, the new President of Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA. I’ve written previously about his brother, Ergun. During his words to the group during lunch, he was comfortable and light on his feet, weaving his ideas for the college’s future in with jokes about his faculty that participated that morning. His vision reminds me of that line of “In Christ Alone,” the closing piece of the concert.

“No Power of Hell, No Scheme of Man, Can Ever Pluck Me from His Hand”

This election is in His hands. I have cast my vote and cast my fears of the future to the foot of the Cross.

Rainy Friday Linkapalooza

If you don’t read anything else today, read this.

Campaign worker attacked. Or was she? “Well, this story is bad if it’s true and it’s even worse if it’s a hoax.”

UPDATE: Well, there you go. She admits to making up the story. Sad. So sad. If she wanted some attention, this was the WRONG way to go about it. End Update.

The Fred speaks.

Words of wisdom from the candidate who says the race isn’t about race, unless he’s the one playing the race card.

Many have said that the Senate race in Georgia will tip the Congress to a super-majority if the incumbent Chambliss loses.

Now imagine, for a second, what might happen if the Democrats’ filibuster-proof U.S. Senate hinges on Jim Martin winning a December run-off. I suspect that money would begin pouring in from across the nation and you’d see high-profile surrogates such as Max Cleland, Virginia Senator Jim Webb and other moderate-to-conservative Democrats hitting the campaign trail in Georgia.

Andre was right. Here comes the out-of-state funding.

Grabby Democrats want to nationalize what is left of your retirement. Welcome to the gulag – where you get to work until you die.

Bill Ayers is just swell, according to some Georgia profs.

Biden’s Freudian slip – John McCain as John McLane. NSFW(!) but way cool. And yeah, Joe, you wouldn’t stand a chance!

You wanna a piece of me?

Oh yeah! You wanna a piece of me?

P.S. Don’t forget to support Operation Love from Home!

The Crone Wars

Surely the Media We Once Knew is on its death bed, incoherent and delirious with a fatal wound to the head.

Fausta takes the NYT to task for its latest hatchet job; this time the victim is Cindy McCain. Too good to excerpt, you’ll just have to read the whole thing.

The attack itself is bad enough. But remember, family members of conservatives, even babes in arms, are considered legitimate TARGETS by the liberal, zombified media. Therefore, in their twisted logic, IT IS OKAY to drag them through the muck. Even if it is imagined, made-up and conjured muck. But it is the SOURCE that is so laughable, so inane, that the entire NYT Board of Directors should fire themselves and the staff. Turn out the lights and lock the doors. Ship all that useless newsprint to the recycler. The Old Grey Skank is dead; long live the mouthpiece of Obama.

FACEBOOK. Yep, FaceBook.

Oh, Puuuuuuuuhhhhhhllllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

I.Cannot.Stop.Laughing.

My, how far they have fallen. Is there a serious journalist among them? Bueller? Bueller?

But take just a minute and think about it – how could anyone even begin to compare to the Mrs. Messiah – sitting at the Right Hand of the Throne, so cute in that frock? After all, she’s already been bustified in eager anticipation of the coming coronation. So smart! So beautiful! So accomplished! No one would dare speak against her, because they fear being keel-hauled like poor Joe. (Pssst…hey media types, maybe you should think of upgrading your skills. 5 minutes worth of Google searches would have proven your stack o’ smears were …uh…oh what’s that word… untrue!) Where has she been anyway? Measuring for drapes? Picking out furniture? Hiring all her old pals and Chicago cronies as White House staff?

Cindy McCain is a beautiful woman, and can only hope I look as great as she does at that age. But she is not brittle, aged and decrepit to such a point that every day a struggle to survive. Knock-out, YES, whithered crone, NO. So a big Bulldawg YEAH BABY to Fausta for the comparison of Cindy McCain to a well known crone. Annnnnnd while I believe the Old Crone from Monty Python’s The Holy Grail is a mighty crone, and much deserved of Crone-ly devotion, and the bearer of incredible Crone-ly creepy moles, really bad hair and really bad breath and a true keeper of the Crone tradition in not bathing for many, many years….still, there is another.

Expecting Pelosi? Ha, maybe that will be the subject of a future post. Crone Throwdown – The Pertually Surprised Crone vs. ….. ? You decide.

If The One wins, we can just call his wife The First Grouch.

Lie, Big Lie, Big Fat Lie, Lies, Lies and More Lies

Never before has a man with so little experience or personal integrity gotten so close to the highest job in America.

These polls are useless. Only pick truant middle-schoolers at the mall, wearing Hope/Change shirts, 14 bracelets, goth eyeliner, carrying daddy’s credit maxed out credit card. Oh, and one middle-aged white man. There. The perfect election issue respondent pool.

So, like Ok, let’s see…. first let’s tell a whopper, because the media will gobble it up and not fact check one iota of it. Trying to smear Cindy McCain (because, after all, no one dare malign Her High Holiness) over cell coverage near the McCain home, James Grimaldi of the Washington Post gets egg on his face. It wasn’t Cindy, stupid, it was the Secret Service. They wanted better cellular coverage (moron) near the people they are assigned to protect (moron) because that is their JOB (moron). And by the way, they’d like to talk to you….

Well,you know what they always say… if you WANT to be President, you should act Presidential. That includes mucking about in foreign affairs. Look Ma, no hands! [Emphasis admin]

While Iraqi and American negotiators and decision makers are doing what they can to finalize the agreement and reach a compromise on disputed issues, we find that everyone outside the negotiations is trying to put the stick in the wheel. But those are mostly parties that don’t want any good for Iraq and consider America a malicious intruder at best and a blood enemy at worst. What I find surprising is that someone from America is trying to obstruct the treaty. Believe it or not, there’s actually a guy who has no executive authority whatsoever — except in opinion polls — who is trying to bypass the actual top diplomats of the United States and undermine their negotiation efforts with a friendly state, at a time of war.

I was hoping that presidential candidates would not put their electoral objectives above those of their nation. Alas, blinding greed and selfishness seem to prevail sometimes.

I don’t dare suggest that Obama wanted to obstruct the treaty because it threatens Iran and other despots in the Middle East; I’m sure his purpose is different. The thing is that his purpose is also different from that of the U.S. or of Iraq — two friendly states looking forward to building long-lasting cooperation based on shared interests and mutual respect. We want victory in the war; Obama wants victory in elections — this is the problem. I’m not sure how or if people here think the treaty might affect the presidential race, but in Iraq and the Middle East people think that signing the treaty before elections would be regarded as a victory for Republicans that could propel McCain to the White House. Again Iran and many in the Middle East don’t want McCain to be in the White House. I guess that’s one thing they have in common with Obama.

Again, can anyone spell Logan? Logan? Bueller? Bueller?

Presumptive victors pick out Oval Office drapes, plan parties…but the thought still nags. Is there just one more lie I could have told to close the deal? What if….the unthinkable happens? What lie should I have ready?

Right now, a typesetter is laying down the words Dewey Wins!

A “Regular Citizen” speaks up and the left-leaning media head spins 360. MustDestroyPlumberJoeMustDestroyPlumberJoeMustDestroyPlumberJoe

Those words are what matters. It does not matter whether Obama said them to Joe the Plumber or Booby McBoobadoob. Don’t allow yourself to become distracted by the media swarm/feed. Stay focused on Obama’s words. THOSE are what matters.

Distract us, he does, said he did…SHARE – THE – WEALTH.

Just think “Looters”… “Moochers”…

The unhinged media now considers Joe W. fair game and are aiming with both barrels. Especially since they don’t have ANY TIME at all to check out Obama’s ties to ACORN, or Rev. Wright, or William Ayers, or Li’l Cuz Odinga, or Chicago thuggery. Wasilla tanning beds and pregnant teens are soooooo much more important.

Debate Twofer.

In presidential debates (and campaigns), candidates usually try to put their policies and records in the best possible light. The spin usually focuses on the positive aspects of these points to the point of hedging the entire truth, but flat-out lies are pretty rare. Last night, Barack Obama treated us to two of them, and not surprisingly, on the two most controversial points of his record. end box

Hiding behind more smirky smirks, he lied about the lies he thought he knew but had told so many times he can’t remember which lie cancels out which other lie.

box 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.

The next big lie came during the debate on abortion. McCain pointed out Obama’s radical positions on the issue, including his repeated opposition to the Illinois version of the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. Obama responded with a series of lies…

Even his campaigners lie. And steal, too.

The Anchoress believes we are at the cusp of a new era and a decline of our civilization is at hand. For once, I hope she is wrong.

Hypocrisy For Me, But Not For Thee

Be sure to check out this week’s Carnival of the Insanities!

(H/T Instapundit) Indeed, the hypocrisy is staggering.

So we’ve had nearly 8 years of lefty assassination fantasies about George W. Bush, and Bill Ayers’ bombing campaign is explained away as a consequence of him having just felt so strongly about social justice, but a few people yell things at McCain rallies and suddenly it’s a sign that anger is out of control in American politics?

[…] The Angry Left has gotten away with all sorts of beyond-the-pale behavior throughout the Bush Administration. The double standards involved — particularly on the part of the press — are what are feeding this anger…. So while asking for McCain supporters to chill a bit, can we also ask the press to start doing its job rather than openly shilling for a Democratic victory? Self-control is for everybody, if it’s for anybody. . . .

Encouraged by their Leader, lefto Democrats are told to “get in their faces,” but one or two little peeps out of a Republican rally and the press is foaming at the mouth, screaming that the Republic is in meltdown?!? And how are we to know, EXACTLY, if those raised voices are indeed peeved and inscensed conservatives or just another shrill batch of Obama-plants? We certainly cannot depend on our media for an honest accounting of the event, or any event for that matter!

Imagine that. A mojo so fragile it can be stolen by rimless glasses and a skirt.

Obama must be failing fast if his minions are ordered to blast the airwaves 24/7 with “Obama Landslide! McCain is sinking! “Obama Landslide! McCain is sinking! “Obama Landslide! McCain is sinking!” like Orcs beating out the evil rhythm of Mordor.

The crowds know they are neither “ignorant” or “racist.” They know that you can tell a lot about a man by looking at his friends. They also know that the things they dislike in Barack Obama are the very things they disliked about the caucasian Al Gore and John Kerry: the philosophy of government solutions over marketplace, the elitist disdain for their own values, and the sense that too much power consolidated in one party and enabled by the complicit press is simply bad for the country.

The press tried to steamroller the American public into voting their man both in 2000, and again in 2004, but they were hobbled by Democrat candidates who were stiff and unlikeable. They finally have a candidate who is likable and they can’t believe that these stubborn people on the right are not falling in line and falling in love – as though the right might actually – gasp – have been voting its principles all this time.

But they’re determined to win, and so yes, they’re sacrificing their credibility to do so, because they know that if they get the November Trifecta, credibility won’t matter any more

The scardycat libs believe there is safety in numbers. But I believe it was MLK who said “a lie can’t stand forever.” My hope and prayer now is that the many, many truths hidden by the Democratic party and the MSM about Barack Obama will come to light before November 4. Even if it is by lowly, backward, unsophisticated, bitter, backwoods word of mouth.

UPDATE: Projective projecting. Heh.

Homework for Tonight

One of the people that that “fellow in my neighborhood” tried to kill.

Legacy.

Hope for CNN, but don’t hold your breath.

Love, thy name is Teleprompter.

No wonder Obama is so scared.

Quote of the Day.

Your Lyin’ Eyes

Finally, the McCain camp is calling Obama out on his ties to the homegrown terrorist Bill Ayers. FINALLY. From McCain’s speech:

This is the agenda I have set before my fellow citizens. And the same standards of clarity and candor must now be applied to my opponent. Even at this late hour in the campaign, there are essential things we don’t know about Senator Obama or the record that he brings to this campaign.

We have all heard what he has said, but it is less clear what he has done or what he will do. What Senator Obama says today and what he has done in the past are often two different things. He has often changed his positions in this campaign, and the best way to determine where he would really take this country is to examine where he has tried to take it in the past.

My opponent has invited serious questioning by announcing a few weeks ago that he would quote — “take off the gloves.” Since then, whenever I have questioned his policies or his record, he has called me a liar.

Rather than answer his critics, Senator Obama will try to distract you from noticing that he never answers the serious and legitimate questions he has been asked. But let me reply in the plainest terms I know. I don’t need lessons about telling the truth to American people. And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn’t seek advice from a Chicago politician.

My opponent’s touchiness every time he is questioned about his record should make us only more concerned. For a guy who’s already authored two memoirs, he’s not exactly an open book. It’s as if somehow the usual rules don’t apply, and where other candidates have to explain themselves and their records, Senator Obama seems to think he is above all that. Whatever the question, whatever the issue, there’s always a back story with Senator Obama. All people want to know is: What has this man ever actually accomplished in government? What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama? But ask such questions and all you get in response is another barrage of angry insults.

Our current economic crisis is a good case in point. What was his actual record in the years before the great economic crisis of our lifetimes?

This crisis started in our housing market in the form of subprime loans that were pushed on people who could not afford them. Bad mortgages were being backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and it was only a matter of time before a contagion of unsustainable debt began to spread. This corruption was encouraged by Democrats in Congress, and abetted by Senator Obama.

Senator Obama has accused me of opposing regulation to avert this crisis. I guess he believes if a lie is big enough and repeated often enough it will be believed. But the truth is I was the one who called at the time for tighter restrictions on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that could have helped prevent this crisis from happening in the first place.

Senator Obama was silent on the regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and his Democratic allies in Congress opposed every effort to rein them in. As recently as September of last year he said that subprime loans had been, quote, “a good idea.” Well, Senator Obama, that “good idea” has now plunged this country into the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Ka-zing! Funny, if McCain had read this blog MONTHS ago, he’d see that along with a bushel of other bloggers, I was asking the same darn questions! Remember the hissy fit Obama pitched when the American Issues Project brought up his relationship with Bill Ayers? I can’t WAIT to see what will happen this time.

Fausta has more – even David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategy guy, is flipping by the hour on the Ayers issue. He knew him, he didn’t know, he shared the stage, he didn’t share the stage, he loves me, he loves me not….

Cap’n Ed at Hotair notes

Of course, voters have to make up their own mind as to whether associating with domestic terrorists is just a “distraction” or an indictment on the judgment of the candidate. However, both Axelrod and Gibbs make it clear that judgment is applicable here. The Obamas had a long association lasting several years with Ayers and Dohrn, serving on two boards together and working for Ayers for several years at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Does Axelrod now want to argue that Obama never learned about Ayers’ radical politics and track record as a Weather Underground terrorist? How clueless would Obama have to be to miss that?

[…] Ayers was hardly quiet about his life and his aspirations. He wrote a book about it in 2001. Chicago Magazine did a lengthy profile of him at the time, complete with pictures of Ayers standing on an American flag thrown on the ground in an alley. Nevertheless, Obama continued to work with Ayers at the Woods Fund and work together on public events. Either Obama liked what Ayers did, or he’s the most clueless politician to have ever reached the US Senate, and neither commends itself as a recommendation for a presidential candidate.

The nose on your face, sport. Distraction? Or outright lie? Obama would have to be living under some rock with no tv/radio reception, no newspapers back then to not have heard about Bill Ayers. Erick also points out

At the height of this exposure, major media outlets were quoting Bill Ayers and pointing out his radical past.

What else happened in 1996 when the media was reminiscing about the Democratic Convention of 1968, and interviewing key players like Bill Ayers?

Bill Ayers held a fundraiser for Barack Obama.

And we’re really supposed to believe Obama did not know, by 1996, given all the major media coverage of the 1996 Democratic Convention going back to Chicago despite the 1968 riots — including local and national media interviews with Bill Ayers on the subject — that Obama did not know?

You’ve got to be kidding me.

Heh. Over the weekend, Sarah Palin called Obama out as well. His minions hissed at her, calling her a racist for even bringing it up. Telling the truth, at least the truth they don’t want America to hear, starts the name-calling. It takes a Washington-outsider, a regular American to call it like it is. As commenter Cindy said about Super Sarah –

…she is romping and stomping through America now and reminding us that there is someone out there that has a backbone and is willing to USE IT!

Right about now, Obama is probably crying to his whiny wife, about how unfair America is. He can’t just skip to the front of the line, without working his way up like the rest of us. Why put in the effort, when cheating works so well?

UPDATE: Pigs fly!

You’ll want to double-check the logo at the bottom left corner during this report. It really is CNN and Anderson Cooper fact-checking Barack Obama’s claims to have barely known William Ayers — and calling it dishonest.

Woooohoooo! Now all we need is a Rezko tell-all!

Pass the Smelling Salts – UPDATED

It has been a bad week, so far. The markets are still in turmoil, the press still continues its vapid adoration of a presidential candidate on one hand while smearing another with the other (not enough words in that sentence fragment to attach the volumes of links to), last night I passed 10 (TEN) gas stations before I found one with any gas at all, my parents are getting jumpy about the economy, an Alabama coach dispenses nasty fashion advice and …. sshheeee’s back.

For the best explanation of HOW we got to this point, see BigLizards. Wow, I feel smarter already.

One can always trust Democrats to find a way, in any crisis, to throw gasoline at the bull.

President Bush (and the upcoming President John S. McCain) must remain stalwart and demand an up or down vote on a clean version of the Paulson-Bernanke rescue plan… no add-in spending, no wage and price controls or upgrading the nation’s infrastructure, and specifically, no damned earmarks.

Anything less than this standard of rectitude and disinterested statesmanship would be an economic betrayal of America… and must lead to electoral ruin for any party which puts immediate self-gratification ahead of national economic survival.

I’m sure there is a bust of Nero in every Democrat’s living room.

Like The Anchoress, at first I wondered at McCain’s real motives at postponing Friday’s debate. I, too, had come to view everything through the murky glass politick. At this point, it appears he is walking the walk of the campaign motto “Country First.” As Jennifer Rubin says, “This is what he does.” With so much on the line, he stops everything and goes back to DC, voluntarily, to work on a solution to the financial mess that literally has the potential to wreck America. Obama, on the other hand, had to be called by The President and (ahem) “invited” to return to DC for the same. Kinda like an invitation to the principal’s office, I’d wager. I guess you think that way when you don’t know how to be a Senator, you just know how to run for office. One leads, one follows. You decide.

It also puts an interesting light on his offer to Barack Obama to return with him to Washington. Having been told of Paulson’s request, McCain decided to return — but then offered to have Obama return with him in order to make it an election-neutral decision. McCain even offered to suspend the campaign. Obama refused, and McCain went back by himself. Bush then summoned Obama back to keep Democrats from backing away from a bill they have supported over the last few days. If McCain can succeed in getting changes in the bill with the points he has been making from the campaign trail, he can put his own stamp on this bill and have yet another example of his work as a crisis manager and bipartisan reformer.

This is a case of life imitating art, if one can describe campaign ads as such. Hillary Clinton’s campaign put out an ad stating that Obama wasn’t ready to answer a 3 AM call during a crisis. This call may not have literally come at 3 AM, but clearly Obama wasn’t ready to lead. McCain, on the other hand, understood the nature of the call and responded appropriately.

Good grief, even Bubba says it was a good move.

Wondering who SHE is? When McCain offered to postpone the debate, guess who stepped up and offered to debate Obama in his place? Egad, you’re right. That first snarky, out of the blue, let’s all have a good laugh guess was spot on. Cynthia McKinney. Yep. Really. Seriously. I’m not makin’ this up. At least she fixed her hair.

UPDATE: Newsbusters (P.J. Gladnick) found a 1999 article in the NYT archives with the NAMES of those pushing Fannie Mae to the brink. Guess. Just guess.

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