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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Laundry List We Should All Commit To Memory

Senator Obama has an incredible amount of supporters, and those people have raised an astonishing amount of money for him. The media is doing it's level best (or is it worst?) to cover up for his mistakes, gaffes, errors, and radical ideas; likewise, we firmly believe the media-contrived polls that keep giving him an edge are not as "real" as they would like us to believe. In short, this man goes beyond radical. He is a callow, naive, verdant, and unpracticed. Today Hugh Hewitt gives us a list that we should commit to memory and take with us when it comes to debating Obama supporters. It will be the only way to ensure this radical rookie does not take the White House. As he says, print this out:

Here's the core of Obama:

He's hard left.

He wants the marginal rate on total federal taxes, including his social security tax hike, to immediately rise at least 57% on the highest earners. Obama wants to raise taxes even in a weak economy, though this is a recipe not just for recession but worse. Obama also wants to raise taxes on dividend income and to return the death tax to its highs of eight years ago.

Obama has proposed more than a trillion dollars in new spending.

Obama wants to cut and run from Iraq, with withdrawals of crucial forces beginning immediately upon his entry into office. Obama has never met one on one with General Petraeus and has not been to Iraq in more than 900 days. He is indifferent to the incredible progress made by our troops and the Iraqi Defense Forces and the Iraqi government in the last 18 months.

He supports the decision extending habeas rights to Gitmo detainees and he thinks the most liberal member of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is a great model for future Supreme Court appointments.

Obama supports gay marriage, and opposes the California constitutional amendment to restore marriage to the definition overturned by a 4-3 vote of the California Supreme Court in May. He supports abortion on demand, including partial birth abortion.

Obama has the slightest grasp on history, and routinely makes the sort of errors about basic facts that shock knowledgeable observers, like arguing the Kennedy-Khrushchev summit in Vienna was an example of the benefits of one-on-one diplomacy.

Obama is not a strong friend of Israel. He spent 20 years in a church that was openly hostile to Israel, and he reversed himself on Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel after one day of criticism by Palestinians.

Obama is running a dirty campaign, and the serial assaults on John McCain's service, most visibly by Wesley Clark but by many others closely associated with Obama, is repulsive. These are not hits by independent 527s but by close associates and advisers of Obama.

Michelle Obama's campaign rhetoric has been very divisive, is full of anger and resentment about "moving the bar," and not being proud of the country, and has led to her high negatives with the public.

Obama's close friends, mentors and associates are deeply troubling: the radical pastor Jeremiah Wright, the unrepentant terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, the convicted swindler Tony Rezko, and now a long line of "public housing developers" who took the money and failed to deliver on promises of safe and secure housing for Obama's poorest constituents.

Obama's judgment on key appointees is suspect, and he has had to fire the head of his vice presidential search team because of ties to the subprime mess and dump numerous "foreign policy advisers" for their hostility to Israel.

Obama, like the other leaders of the Triple D Democrats --the Don't Drill Democrats-- doesn't care about the price of gas, and refuses every initiative to increase supply and thus bring that price down.

Obama has broken his word on his commitment to public financing of the campaign and to meet John McCain in frequent debates. Obama can't be trusted to keep even high-profile promises he made even only weeks ago.

Away from a teleprompter Obama stumbles and stutters and lapses into a closed circle of cliches that betrays almost no reading or curiosity about the world around him, and a massive ignorance of the war in which we find ourselves. Even when he works from a prompter he says nothing at great length with wonder phrasing but zero substance.

His crowds are enormous and his coffers overflowing, the products of a highly energized and vitriolic left that expects --believes it will be owed, in fact-- the spoils of the election. If Obama wins, the sharpest lurch left in American history is ahead of us.

Barack Obama is not only the most radical nominee of a major American political party in history, he is also the least prepared and the least informed. He has spent less than four years inside of the United States Senate, and much of those years have been spent away from his job and away from the capital he wants to lead. But he is protected and his campaign nurtured by a MSM that swooned for him long ago. The prolonged and serious scrutiny of his background and his proposals will not be forthcoming in any consistent way between now and November.

So what exactly does this all mean? First off, Mr. Hewitt is quite correct. We will receive no honesty or transparency on Senator Obama. They will do anything and everything to cover for him. The media cannot be trusted to do its job. So this now falls to us in the alternative media. And before anyone scoffs at the notion, recall if you will, who took the fight to the Senate last year and crushed the amnesty bill being pushed by our elected officials. They pulled out every stop to ram that through the Congress. But we did not waver. We stood firm, and with the nation backing us up, we stopped it. We can stop Senator Obama the same way -- by informing the public of what we are in store for if Senator Obama makes it to the White House.

Second, our targets should be the youth of the nation. (I should know as I fall in the age range that they are, and I have seen these starry-eyed know-nothings praising Senator Obama like he is the second coming.) They need to be educated about him, and told what sort of disaster Senator Obama will foment within this nation if he succeeds. His economic ideas alone, if executed in a weakened economy, will plunge this nation into a depression; the likes of which will be remembered only by the grandparents and great-grandparents that are still alive from the last Depression. And to pull ourselves out of that one, we needed a world war to ramp up our industrial base. The youth, especially those between the ages of 18 and 25 -- college-age kids -- know little of life. They have not yet had to deal with the complexities that lie ahead. To them, Senator Obama can do no wrong, and with the wave of his magic fingers, he will do away with all the ills of the world. This is simply not so.

Third, we need to target adults that are swayed by this charlatan. They have seen the complexities of life, but for some odd reason, they believe in a man who has said that the government can take care of all of us. Please. The government cannot handle national health care, and for an example of this we need look no further than the VA. Our veterans cannot receive the care they need, and that health care system is run by the government. And, I should add, there are not 300 million veterans on the rolls. Who will pay for these programs? We, the taxpayers, will. We will pay through the nose in ways we have yet to fathom. Mark my words, if something is not covered by a current tax, a new tax will be invented.

We are not a couple of "Chicken Little's" running around warning the world the sky is falling when it is not. The sky will fall if this man gets in office, and it is up to us to help Senator McCain every step of the way. Senator McCain may not like the help he receives from us, and he can distance himself from us all he wants, but we are going nowhere. Whether he admits it or not, he does need our help. This "rise above the fray" line he keeps putting out there is not helping him. It is inviting further visceral and vitriolic attacks from Senator Obama's supporters -- ones which the candidate refuses to directly confront. He still has not thrown General Clark under the bus where he rightly belongs for slandering Senator McCain. This campaign is just beginning, and already we are forced to dig in for the long slog.

It will not be easy. It will not be pretty. But it must be done if we are going to preserve the republic.



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