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

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