Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pat Buchanan on an Obama Presidency

I will briefly interrupt my WWOD series to pass on a similar article by Pat Buchanan titled, "Obama's 1st 100 Days."

Obama's 1st 100 days
Patrick J. Buchanan

Undeniably, a powerful tide is running for the Democratic Party, with one week left to Election Day.

Bush's approval rating is 27 percent, just above Richard Nixon's Watergate nadir and almost down to Carter-Truman lows. After each of those presidents reached their floors – in 1952, 1974, 1980 – the opposition party captured the White House.

Moreover, 80 percent to 90 percent of Americans think the nation is on the wrong course, and since mid-September, when McCain was still slightly ahead, the Dow has lost 4,000 points – $5 trillion to $6 trillion in value.

Leading now by 8 points in an average of national polls, Barack Obama has other advantages.

Not a single blue state is regarded as imperiled or even a toss-up, while Obama leads in six crucial red states: Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Missouri and Colorado. Should McCain lose one of the six, he would have to win Pennsylvania to compensate for the lost electoral votes. But the latest Pennsylvania polls show Barack with a double-digit lead.

Lately moving into the toss-up category are Nevada, North Dakota, Montana and Indiana. All voted twice for George W. Bush.

Not only is Obama ahead in the state and national polls, he has more money, is running far more ads, has a superior organization on the ground, attracts larger crowds, and has greater enthusiasm and more media in camp. And new voter registrations heavily favor the Democrats.

Though Congress is regarded by Americans with a disdain bordering on disgust – five of six Americans think it has done a poor job – Democratic majorities are certain to grow. Indeed, with Democrats favored by 10 points over Republicans, Nancy Pelosi's majority could grow by 25 seats, and Harry Reid could find himself with a filibuster-proof majority of 60 senators.

Democrats already have 49, plus two independents: Socialist Bernie Sanders and Independent Joe Lieberman. Their challengers are now ahead in New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, New Mexico, Minnesota, Oregon and Colorado, with a chance of picking up Georgia, Alaska, Kentucky and Mississippi.

We may be looking at a reverse of 1980, when Reagan won a 10-point victory over Jimmy Carter, and Republicans took the Senate and, working with Boll Weevil Democrats, effective control of the House.

With his tax cuts, defense buildup and rollback policy against the "Evil Empire," Reagan gave us some of the best years of our lives, culminating in America's epochal victory in the Cold War.

What does the triumvirate of Obama-Pelosi-Reid offer?

Rep. Barney Frank is calling for new tax hikes on the most successful and a 25 percent across-the-board slash in national defense. Sen. John Kerry is talking up new and massive federal spending, a la FDR's New Deal. Specifically, we can almost surely expect:

* Swift amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens and a drive to make them citizens and register them, as in the Bill Clinton years. This will mean that Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona will soon move out of reach for GOP presidential candidates, as has California.

* Border security will go on the backburner, and America will have a virtual open border with a Mexico of 110 million.

* Taxes will be raised on the top 5 percent of wage-earners, who now carry 60 percent of the U.S. income tax burden, and tens of millions of checks will be sent out to the 40 percent of wage-earners who pay no federal income tax. Like the man said, redistribute the wealth, spread it around.

* Social Security taxes will be raised on the most successful among us, and capital gains taxes will be raised from 15 percent to 20 percent. The Bush tax cuts will be repealed, and death taxes reimposed.

* Two or three more liberal activists of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg-John Paul Stevens stripe will be named to the Supreme Court. U.S. district and appellate courts will be stacked with "progressives."

* Special protections for homosexuals will be written into all civil rights laws, and gays and lesbians in the military will be invited to come out of the closet. "Don't ask, don't tell" will be dead.

* The homosexual marriages that state judges have forced California, Massachusetts and Connecticut to recognize, an Obama Congress or Obama court will require all 50 states to recognize.

* A "Freedom of Choice Act" nullifying all state restrictions on abortions will be enacted. America will become the most pro-abortion nation on earth.

* Affirmative action – hiring and promotions based on race, sex and sexual orientation until specified quotas are reached – will be rigorously enforced throughout the U.S. government and private sector.

* Universal health insurance will be enacted, covering legal and illegal immigrants, providing another powerful magnet for the world to come to America, if necessary by breaching her borders.

* A federal bailout of states and municipalities to keep state and local governments spending up could come in December or early next year.

* The first trillion-dollar deficit will be run in the first year of an Obama presidency. It will be the first of many.

Welcome to Obamaland!

--Submitted by B. Bryant

Saturday, October 25, 2008

WWOD: What Would Obama Do? (Part 2)

In a previous post, I started a thread to explore what Barack Obama would do if elected President. In the last post, we surveyed the radical direction that Obama would take regarding homosexual issues. Today, we turn our thoughts toward the unborn.


Barack Obama is the Democrats' most radical candidate ever on the issue of abortion, which is saying quite a lot. (You don't get to be the most liberal Senator by doing nothing).

In a July 17, 2007 speech to Planned Parenthood, Barack Obama affirmed his extremist views on abortion. Central to that is the proposed Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). This legislation, initially set forward by liberal Democrats in 1989, would codify Roe v. Wade as a federal statute and remove any restrictions upon abortion that states have enacted.

According to an article in The Catholic Key, FOCA would automatically overturn:

-State abortion reporting requirements in all 50 states
-Forty-four states’ laws concerning parental involvement
-Forty states’ laws on restricting later-term abortions
-Forty-six states’ conscience protection laws for individual health care providers
-Twenty-seven states’ conscience protection laws for institutions
-Thirty-eight states’ bans on partial-birth abortions
-Thirty-three states’ laws on requiring counseling before an abortion
-Sixteen states’ laws concerning ultrasounds before an abortion

In its original form, former Illinois Senator Carol Mosely Braun rejected FOCA because it provided conscience protection for health care professionals and did not require states to fund abortions.

Returning to Obama, he has promised to make FOCA a centerpiece of his administration. Before Planned Parenthood, he said:

"[T]he first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do...."

Obama had more to say:

"So, you know where I stand. But this is more than just about standing our ground. It must be about more than protecting the gains of the past. We're at a crossroads right now in America -- and we have to move this country forward. This election is not just about playing defense, it's also about playing offense. It's not just about defending what is, it's about creating what might be in this country. And that's what we've got to work together on."

These are eloquent words and they could be inspiring if uttered for a righteous cause. The truly sad thing is that Obama said these words to the world's foremost destroyer of unborn life and he gave them with conviction and the intention to remove all restrictions on Planned Parenthood's murderous...and profitable...activity.

He closed his speech in a manner so to leave no doubt as to his identification with the goals and purposes of Planned Parenthood:

"On this fundamental issue, I will not yield and Planned Parenthood will not yield."

The systematic extermination of millions of unborn children through abortion is one of the blackest marks on the history of this great nation. That this terrible crime is committed for profit makes it even more heinous.

May God protect us from the murder lobbies such as Planned Parenthood. May God shield us from politicians such as Barack Obama who facilitate those who would take innocent life and profit from it.

If Obama and the Democrats have their way, unrestricted abortion will be the law of the land. Parental notification laws will evaporate. The infanticide of partial birth abortion will have federal sanction. States will have no legislative recourse but will be forced to fund abortions to those who cannot afford them. The future is bleak in the case of a Democrat victory...especially for the unborn.

If the issues of life cannot motivate a person to vote against this man, I'm not sure what will.

--Submitted by B. Bryant

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Biden is on Fire !! (Scarlet Fever?)

Biden’s on Fire !!

First – he ranks on Joe the Plumber during one of his rare rallies, “How many plumbers do you know that make two hundred and fifty grand?” Poor Joe the Plumber, had the audacity to question the Marxist ways of BHO – and BHO gave him a frank reply, “we want to spread your success around.” Obama came to Joe’s house and stood on his front lawn and answered the question. Joe is not a contrivance of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. He is a voter that Obama solicited randomly. And now Joe the Plumber has replaced Sarah Palin as public enemy #1 among the left.

Maybe Mr. Biden can visit Katie’s Coffee Shop where he claimed, during the V.P. Debate, is the place that he catches up with the common man. Unfortunately for Mr. Biden, Katie’s has been closed for twenty years.

Now Biden says something completely out of control. It makes you wonder if that brain hemorrhage is healed or if he is having a stroke. No one is quite sure what to make of it – and it is certainly unclear how rambling Joe thought it would help his presidential candidate.

Here is Joe B’s statement.


“Mark my words," Biden told donors at a Seattle fund-raiser Sunday night.

"It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.

"Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.

"And he's going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it's not going to be apparent initially; it's not going to be apparent that we're right."


It is not going to be apparent that we’re right???

This reads like a prophecy of some kind. The man is a walking time bomb. A scary dude that will be the backup quarterback to the most inexperienced presidential candidate of all time (not to mention an anti-American Marxist).

Here we go…time to vote, time to donate, time to pray.

Hang in there John and Sarah !!!

Submitted by D. B. Jackson

Saturday, October 18, 2008

WWOD: What Would Obama Do? (Part 1)

Those of us with a traditional American perspective are having to face the stark reality that an Obama presidency is certainly possible, if not virtually inevitable given the present condition of the polls. Because of this, I want to explore what an Obama presidency would actually look like.

If Obama is swept into office, it is likely that he will be joined by a large Democrat majority in both houses of Congress and maybe even a super majority in the Senate (60-plus senators). This would be a filibuster-proof majority and ensure that the Democrats can pass whatever they want.

What would be the result of this sea-change in American poliltics? Far worse than many people know. Obama and the Democrats have actually been quite up-front with their agenda for anyone who wants to investigate it.

Due to length (and ample documentation) I will deal with what an Obama administration would do in a series of posts covering a variety of issues. Today we will begin with how Obama would deal with the gay rights issue.

Gay Rights:
There will be massive changes. Obama has clearly stated his intention to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act that shields states from having to recognize gay marriages conducted in other states. In a letter released to the gay community, Obama wrote:

I support the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) – a position I have held since before arriving in the U.S. Senate. While some say we should repeal only part of the law, I believe we should get rid of that statute altogether. Federal law should not discriminate in any way against gay and lesbian couples, which is precisely what DOMA does.

With the repeal of DOMA, liberal judges will inevitably apply the "full faith and credit" clause of the constitution, intended for contract law, to the social arena thus legalizing gay marriage all across the nation. Liberals have always used the courts to impose agendas that the populace would never vote for. This would make gay marriage the law of the land.

Along with the nationalization of gay marriage will come equality in adoption, which Obama also supports. By federal laws that will be passed by an Obama congress, states will have no option but to allow homosexual couples to adopt children. In addition to affecting the next generation of children, these changes will normalize homosexual marriage and have us working in PTA with gay parents and their adopted children (adopted because God is not as open-minded as liberals and does not allow homosexuals to reproduce).

Obama wants to change the military policy of "don't ask, don't tell," thus completing the social experimenting in our military that began in the Clinton administration. If the Clinton administration is any proof, Obama could extend the social experimentation with the military into the area of transgender and cross-dressing. As a veteran and retired naval reservist, this is a discouraging thought.

Obama wants to enable the foreign homosexual partners of American gays to become citizens. He wrote in the letter mentioned above:

I have worked to improve the Uniting American Families Act so we can afford same-sex couples the same rights and obligations as married couples in our immigration system.

There will be sweeping legislation that will penalize any employer for failure to fully support the LGBTG (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) agenda. Obama wrote:

In Illinois, I co-sponsored a fully inclusive bill that prohibited discrimination on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender identity, extending protection to the workplace, housing, and places of public accommodation. In the U.S. Senate, I have co-sponsored bills that would equalize tax treatment for same-sex couples and provide benefits to domestic partners of federal employees. And as president, I will place the weight of my administration behind the enactment of the Matthew Shepard Act to outlaw hate crimes and a fully inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act to outlaw workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

These changes will radicalize the workplace and force insurance companies to fund bizarre and unnatural procedures such as sex-change operations. Employers will be forced to accommodate transgenders in their desire to cross-dress and use restrooms not associated with their natural gender. This could perhaps develop to where employers must create separate "transgender" facilities.

Hate crimes laws will place anyone who criticizes the gay agenda on shaky ground. If unimpeded, it will result in the prosecution of pastors who preach on biblical passages that condemn homosexuality as sinful. There are examples here and here.

For those who think that this post is alarmist and hate-mongering, I would ask you to review past legislation such as the Endangered Species Act of 1973 and the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970 which created OSHA. Both laws, signed by Richard Nixon, may have seemed relatively harmless when passed but both have been expanded by the courts to disastrous proportions.

Is there any question that the courts will not do the same with pro-gay legislation?

In my next post, I will deal with what Obama and the Democrats desire to do with abortion laws.

--Submitted by B. Bryant

Friday, October 17, 2008

Academia for Ayers (LINK)

Tom Bevan of RealClearPolitics informs us that 3200 American academics have signed a petition defending Bill Ayers. Below is a sentence from that petition:

We reject the recent and ongoing derogations of his character in the media and blogosphere, and by politicians, and stand beside Ayers, an advocate for education devoted to human enlightenment and liberation.

It seems oxymoronic to me to speak of the "character" of a unrepentant bomber of this own nation but I guess this just reaffirms to us that academia is where the old hippies of the sixties fled. I shutter to think that such people are training our next generation.

Bevan's final sentence says all you need to know:

The ivory tower of academia is one of the only places in America where a radical Marxist who's never expressed any regret for bombing his own country (indeed, he expressed just the opposite as little as 7 years ago) is revered as being "devoted to human enlightenment and liberation."

--Submitted by B. Bryant

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Sad Dose of Reality [LINK]

Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily has written an article that I sadly feel the need to pass on. Farah wrote the book, "None of the Above," in protest of the candidates of both parties. Farah is a conservative but felt from the beginning that John McCain was not the conservative candidate that America needed to counter the leftism of the Democrat party. I must admit, I have more sympathy for Farah's argument now even though I thought his book was of ill timing.

John McCain is an American patriot and war hero. His commitment to America is beyond question, far more than I can say for his opponent. However, his past policies and recent positions raise a lot of questions and support the thesis of Farah's book. This is not even to mention McCain's virtual endorsement of Obama as "a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."

Clearly, we need John McCain to be President at this time in America. Not because we need John McCain but because the alternative is clearly unacceptable. We do not need a neo-Marxist who has consorted with terrorists and has questionable loyalties to the America we love. We do not need a man who desires to nationalize health care and increase government spending while raising taxes during an economic downturn...a sure recipe for worsening economic times.

I could go into so much more but I will leave it to Farah. His article is worth the read.

More McCain Pain
Joseph Farah

Since I wrote my book "None of the Above," I have been predicting with some degree of certainty that John McCain would win the presidential election.

There were several reasons I was so sure about this forecast:

* It was inconceivable to me that the American people had reached such an advanced degree of moral and intellectual decay that they would affirmatively choose Barack Obama, a candidate who has absolutely no experience qualifying him for the office;

* It was inconceivable to me that the American people were depraved enough to elect someone who holds such a thinly veiled radical socialist worldview;

* It was inconceivable to me that the American people would hand the most powerful leadership position in the world to a man of no achievement and suspect ties;

* It was inconceivable to me that the American people were so bereft of discernment that they would elect a demagogue who fundamentally doesn't like America very much;

* And, it was inconceivable to me that someone as experienced as McCain could possibly offer the kind of lackluster campaign that would permit Obama to win.

After the second presidential debate this week, I must revise my predictions.

McCain is now zero for two in the debate department.

Let's face it. He stunk.

He needed to make up some ground and he lost, instead.

He made Obama look good by comparison – and that is not easy.

He is floundering worse than even I could have imagined – and I abhor McCain!

The man is clueless. He has no vision. He has no ideas. He has no style – no pizzazz, no message, no theme. And, on top of all that, he refuses to take apart Obama!

It's amazing to me.

So, while I still think somehow Obama will figure out a way to lose this election – even while outspending McCain three to one – color me slightly more unsure.

In the debate, McCain's "Hail Mary" pass was a proposal to spend $300 billion of the bailout buying out the individual mortgages of Americans who are nearing foreclosure and in danger of losing their homes.

While I suppose it is preferable to see as much of this bailout boondoggle help poor people rather than rich people, the obvious effects of such a plan will be devastating on the housing market.

There's a long-established economic principle that has apparently escaped McCain's attention: You get more of what you subsidize. If you subsidize sloth, you get sloth. If you subsidize teenage pregnancy, you get teenage pregnancy. If you subsidize divorce, you get divorce.

In this case, we will be subsidizing foreclosure. Guess what we will get?

That's right.

Americans will quickly realize going into foreclosure is not the worst thing that could happen to them. In fact, it might be the best thing! It will make them eligible for a brand-new government program that will reduce their principal and their monthly payments and keep them in their house.

You think lots of Americans are facing foreclosure now? Just wait until this program kicks in.

If I ever had a doubt I made the right decision with my "None of the Above" campaign, that doubt would be long gone.

John McCain is a disaster as a candidate. And he would be a bigger disaster as president. But don't worry, he doesn't have a clue as to how to win it. But then, again, where does that leave us?

To paraphrase the ancient Chinese curse: For the next four years, we're going to be living in interesting times.

--Submitted by B. Bryant

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Buchanan on McCain's Chance of Winning

In an article this week, Pat Buchanan weighed in on McCain's chances of pulling this election out despite his fall in the polls and the bad economy. Of particular note is Buchanan's comparison of McCain's campaign tactics with that of Gerald Ford, Bob Dole and George H. W. Bush as opposed to successful Republican candidates like Nixon, Reagan, and George W. Bush.

Interesting reading.

Can McCain Still Win?
By Patrick Buchanan

Two weeks after the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn., John McCain and Sarah Palin were striding forward toward victory.

They had erased the eight-point lead Barack Obama had opened up in Denver and watched as one blue state after another moved into the toss-up category.

That is ancient history now.

Since mid-September, the stock market has cratered, losing half of the $8 trillion that has vanished since October 2007. All five of America's great investment banks -- Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill-Lynch, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley -- have either ceased to be independent or ceased to be.

The nation's largest savings and loan, Washington Mutual, and largest insurance company, AIG, have gone belly up, with the federal bailout of the latter costing $100 billion and counting. Perhaps $3 trillion of the $8 trillion in stock value that is gone disappeared after passage of the $700 billion federal bailout of Wall Street.

No bottom is in sight to the worst market crash since 1929. Recession is now certain. George W. Bush has fallen to 26 percent approval, a level unseen since Richard Nixon was driven from office in the Watergate summer of '74. Four in five think the nation is on the wrong course.

Yet, Obama has only a six-point lead in an averaging of national polls. While he has moved ahead in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia, one senses America is not so much rallying to him as running away from a Republican brand that is now on the same shelf with Chinese baby formula.

Obama still has not closed the sale. He has overtaken McCain not because of any brilliant campaign he has conducted but because of the dreadful news pouring out of Wall Street. McCain and Palin are being dragged down by Dow Jones, not Barack Obama.

As of today, the country is not so much voting for Barack and the Democrats as it is preparing to vote against the Republicans.

Consider: The Congress, whose Democratic ranks the nation is getting ready to enlarge -- the Congress led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid -- has an approval rating half that of Bush.

Indeed, looking back on the Year of Barack, 2008, it is clear he has never closed the sale, either with the people or his own party.

After he came off the blocks with a startling triumph in Iowa and ran up a dozen straight primary and caucus victories in February, arrived the spring when Hillary, though Obama's media auxiliary was ordering her to get out, defeated him in Texas, crushed him in Ohio and Pennsylvania, and humiliated him in West Virginia and Kentucky.

Each time the voters take a long second look at Barack, their positive first impressions seem to dissipate. Barack is a weak closer.

Herein lies McCain's hope. The country wants change, but it has not concluded it wants Obama. But if John McCain cannot raise grave doubts about his agenda, his associates, his record, his character, his fitness to be president, Obama is going to win by default.

Obama has succeeded in the debates by playing defense. By his cool demeanor and persona, he has diminished apprehensions about an Obama presidency. There is no evidence of surging enthusiasm.

The Obama media are well aware of Obama's Achilles' heel, his great vulnerability, the doubts about him that still exist in the public mind. That is why they are near hysterical about Palin's ripping of Obama for "palling around" with "domestic terrorists" like William Ayres, the 1960s and 1970s Weatherman radical who conspired to bomb the Capitol and Pentagon and was quoted the morning of 9-11 as saying he wished he had set off more bombs.

The mainstream media call this irrelevant, as it was so long ago.

Yet, can one imagine how the media would have reacted had they learned that a GOP presidential nominee was introduced to politics and worked in harness with a KKK bomber of black churches in the 1960s, who was quoted the morning of Oklahoma City as saying he wished he had planted more bombs?

As McCain is an establishment man on illegal aliens, NAFTA and Wall Street bailouts, uneasy with social issues like affirmative action and abortion, he lacks the full panoply of weapons that successful Republicans like Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Bush II used to win two terms. He seems to confine himself to the limited arsenal Gerald Ford, Bush 1 and Bob Dole employed when they went down to defeat.

This election is not over. Yet, even if McCain gets a bit of luck, a dead cat bounce on Wall Street, he must persuade the nation Obama is an unacceptable occupant of the White House if he is to win.

Palin appears ready to take the heat to make that case. But McCain seems ambivalent to the point of being bipolar on whether he wants to take responsibility for peeling the hide off Barack Obama.

Perhaps it comes down to what McCain really thinks about an Obama presidency, and how he wants to be remembered by history.

--Submitted by B. Bryant

Monday, October 6, 2008

Obama Youth

This appeared on the Drudge Report. It is a junior fraternity that is pledging to Obama and seemingly deriving their purpose from him. The cult of personality around this guy is scary. If Republicans did this, the media would report it as the second coming of Adolf Hitler.

--Submitted by B. Bryant