Ron Paul says that the Paulson plan is unconstitutional. So does Michele Malkin. Newt Gingrich hinted at constitutional problems but said outright that the plan was un-Republican. I heard a southern House Republican tell Larry Kudlow that the plan was unconstitutional and unprecedented.
Conceptually there is a major difference between progressive taxation and spreading the wealth socialism. Progressive taxation assumes that the richer should pay more of the government’s expenses than the poor. It does not mean that it is the role of the government to redistribute the wealth to reduce the wealth differential between rich and poor.
“Remember I said it standing here. if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.”–Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on our enemies’ likely reaction to an Obama presidency.
As we head down the home stretch to elect a President I have a few suggestions for the old PlOWhorse who has about as much spark as Mr. Ed trying to catch Secretariat at the Belmont. For some reason, John McCain has not invigorated many of his supporters and I think it is time for me to show my ability as a campaign manager since I DID lead three of my young steeds to the presidency when I was in community college. Impressive, I know.
Joe Biden tell supporters that electing Obama means a major and potentially bloody international crisis. I could not agree more. I do NOT agree with Biden that Obama is worth putting Americans in harms way. But than I do not think he is “The One” not do I think he is brilliant. I thing he is a sleazy ambitious empty suit who has no business being my commander in chief. Here is Biden:
“I don’t know. I’m not blaming everything on the exit polls, but the exit polls were terrible.”–John Zogby, on exit polls declaring John Kerry the winner of Ohio in the 2004 presidential election. Kerry “narrowly” lost Ohio–by a hundred thousand votes.
At the risk of stating the obvious, wasn’t it Colin Powell who actually signed off on the Iraq War — the very same war that Obama used his opposition to, as his gimmick to launch his presidential campaign? Is Powell really the one who Obama wants — or needs — to reassure those in doubt? To say: “See, I’m qualified! Collin Powell says that I am.”?
Recent reports have surfaced about a baby doll that utters various gibberish including “Islam is the light.” People, you do not want this thing in your house. Remember what happened the last time there was a serial killer doll on the market:
Like the Clinton administration — during which era I would come up with a joke and within a few weeks or months the joke would become reality — the Islamic world has proved rather adept at imitating my jokes, unaware of the self-parody that it is. A month ago I posted the following blog:
This year, let’s do something about it. Let’s resolve to shame our presidential and vice-presidential candidates into pledging no Halloween-themed rhetoric. How will we do that? Simple: With sunshine, the best disinfectant. Every time a candidate uses Halloween-based language we will say, no mas. Never again.
Disappointed to see Gen. Powell endorse Sen. Obama. This confirms a few things about Powell that we already knew, and tells us a couple things we did not. First, Republican suspicions about his domestic policies have been correct. Not that he kept them hidden. But his 1996 flirtation with a run against Bill Clinton made some of us willing to pretend they were not there.
Do you believe that Colin Powell would have endorsed a WHITE DEMOCRATIC Candidate for president? Me neither. Do you believe Colin Powell would not have run for president had he been WHITE? Me neither. Do you believe that Barack Obama would have offered Powell or any other black man who fails to endorse him a seat at the table if he is elected? Me neither.
The really disturbing thing about the incident involving “Joe the Plumber” is the speed with which the media — which is in efect to say Obama’s staff — sprang into action to dig up all sorts of dirt on the poor man. Within days of his asking a simple question, we knew more about Joe the Plumber’s private life than we do about Obama’s — and he’s been on the campaign trail for two years.
It should be the other way around. Aristocratic Republicans should belittle simple decent folks like Sarah and Joe and Socialist Democrats should praise them. But the opposite is true and not only in America. Who can forget a grocer’s daughter called Margaret Thatcher? Just last month a contest of this kind took place in Israel in the primary contest between Sarah Livni and Shaul Mofaz and it is happening here now.
What do liberals fear the most? Having their true agenda revealed prior to an election. That is precisely why the Obama campaign and its media echo chamber have attempted to destroy Joe Wurzelbacher, aka “Joe the Plumber.”
Are social conservatives failing the most elementary test of ethics: to not discriminate? They seem to hand out boatloads of free passes to McCain and his political partner, while withholding the high marks due to Obama and kin.For decades, social conservatives have extolled the value of marriage. However, we do not hear them cheering for Barack and Michelle, who are clearly honoring their marital vows, and they have precious little to say about John McCain’s extra-martial affair or the fact that he has been divorced. (They need not be concerned about engaging in gossip or rumor mongering; McCain openly acknowledges both the divorce and the affair.)