#1 Is Three Weeks Enough Time? Yes, of course it is.
10-11-2008, 03:29 PM
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The inversion of the traditional role of the press --to discover and explore-- been inverted into an enabling protection racket.
But the country is wired, and even though it is angry, it is hungry for information and answers and not indifferent to the identity of the man who would lead them for the next four years.
Three weeks is an eternity, but while the beginning has been made, there is a long way to go. Straight talk has never been so necessary and so overdue.
Three weeks ago John McCain was ahead, and a furious attack on Sarah Palin was underway.
And Americans were several trillion dollars richer.
Our stocks will recover if the American economy, powered by democratic capitalism's relentless innovation and productivity, is allowed to work its magic again.
That is the record of our often disparaged but inevitably triumphant attachment to economic liberty.
The task for John McCain between now and the time the last vote is cast on November 4 is to speak this truth and articulate this record and thus help repair the damaged confidence of a nation while making the case that the combination of a President Obama, a Speaker Pelosi and a Senate Majority Leader Reid poses a real peril to the ability of the American economy to recover.
Part of that challenge will be to hammer away at the record of Senator Obama when it comes to choosing his friends, colleagues and mentors. If Obama is elected, he will be tasked with bringing not just his luggage to the White House, but more than 3,000 appointees to the executive branch. Senator McCain must focus the American electorate on the record of Senator Obama in this regard, a record that includes some names that need to be familiar to the voters: William Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, Rashid Khalidi, Tony Rezko and Jeremiah Wright, and one organization, ACORN, with which Senator Obama has been deeply associated with for the past two decades.
The Manhattan-Beltway media elite has obsessed on every absurd internet rumor and slander directed at Sarah Palin, but has refused to pull at the many threads in the Obama tapestry of experiences. Never have so few obvious questions been posed by the the last-gasp media gate-keepers.
The MSM has failed to be fair, but Senator McCain doesn't have to accept their rules or their absurd practices. For ninety minutes next week he must explain again and again that the roots of the financial crisis are in the practices pushed by ACORN and its accomplices on the Hill. Again and again he must raise the subject of the 3,000 colleagues of Obama that will arrive with him to take control of the vast federal machinery.
Senator McCain is best defined by his relentlessness when engaged. The message is a simple one: We ought not to trust our government and thus our country to this complex web of radicals and grifters, of social engineers and elites. McCain trusts America to do the right thing, but he must at least announce to them clearly and with great candor that the fork in the road on November 4 is unlike any the voters have approached before, and he must do so in the face of a terrific wind of bad news and as yet unfocused anger.
Senator McCain must deliver a message to those who don't think much about politics and who trust the government to do its best within the margins of the mainstream political debate.
10-11-2008, 03:35 PM
On Barack Obama's message board, some of the regulars are getting bothered by the acorn scandals.
This ACORN stuff is really really bad. As a voter, I really need to know that Obama wasn't funding an organization that willingly engaged in voter fraud.
This could be a game changer for me.Dorothy, please explain to me why the voter registration done by ACORN is nearly all democrat voters.
Barack is heavily invested in ACORN. Funding, he worked for them, he trained them, he was their lawyer.
The old saying here is if you lie down with dogs you get fleas.and what I am finding is troubling, to say the least. I want change now, but not at any cost, and certainly not as a result of any wrong doings or dishonest practices. That's exactly what we're fighting against now and have been for the past eight years. Isn't it?
While Barrak states he has never been involved with ACORN, I've found that he was their lawyer and he litigated on their behalf in a suit against Citigroup. I believe this was to pressure Citi into funding loans for those who couldn't afford housing, or something along those lines. Isn't that why we're in such an economic mess?
The media is running new stories every single day about thousands of ballots being fraudulent, and people are emerging stating they were paid to submit them??
For me, it's not just ACORN, either.
Ties with ACORN, "campaigning" for Kenyan leader Odinga, William Ayers, not to mention some really creepy videos of kids chanting and singing about him, and topping it off with Louis Farrakhan calling him the messiah; these are really causing me to reconsider my vote for an Obama presidency. It's just too radical.
I really wish he'd explain these things to the American people so we can continue to be confident that he is the right man for the job.
10-11-2008, 03:47 PM
Is Three Weeks Enough Time? Yes, of course it is.At Coretta Scott King's funeral in early 2006, Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert Kennedy, leaned over to him and whispered, "The torch is being passed to you." "A chill went up my spine," Obama told an aide. (Newsweek)
10-11-2008, 06:20 PM-
In actual dollars, President Obama’s $4.4 trillion in deficit spending in just three years is 37 percent higher than the previous record of $3.2 trillion (held by President George W. Bush) in deficit spending for an entire presidency. It’s no small feat to demolish an 8-year record in just 3 years.
Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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