The Party is Over

Pat Buchanan has a column you should read today. You’ve got to read the entire article, but:

“Seizing on the crisis, the left says we are witnessing the failure of market economics, a failure of conservatism.

This is nonsense. What we are witnessing is the collapse of Gordon Gecko (“Greed Is Good!”) capitalism. What we are witnessing is what happens to a prodigal nation that ignores history, and forgets and abandons the philosophy and principles that made it great.

A true conservative cherishes prudence and believes in fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and a self-reliant republic. He believes in saving for retirement

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Barack Obama: I am delaying my immediate plan.”

One of the problems with our government is that it is reactionary. But if you are running for a reactionary office, you cannot be this deliberate in a crisis. This is fodder for McCain’s judgement argument.

“Given the gravity of this situation, and based on conversations I have had with both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke, I have asked my economic team to refrain from presenting a more detailed blue-print of how an immediate plan might be structured until the Treasury and the Federal Reserve have had an opportunity to present their proposal.” – Obama

In the 527

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“More of the Same” for Democrats

I am suprised that the party of CHANGE! are reverting to their old ways this close to an important election.  Then Abdul posts this:

“Reportedly they met with County Chairman Ed Treacy prior to the Council meeting.  According to my sources, Treacy encouraged them to do what they could to slow down the budget process until November in an effort to embarrass Mayor Greg Ballard and the Republicans.”

Hocking the reform and change message for the last 19 months must not have trickled down to the Marion County Democrats. I was expecting a reversal of the failed policies of the past from all

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Obama’s Socialism Problem

Here is the series from Investor’s Business Daily that every Democrat and Republican should read:

Barack Obama has styled himself a centrist, but does his record support that claim?

In this series, we examine Senator Obama’s past, his voting record and the people who’ve served as his advisers and mentors over the years. We’ll show how the facts of Obama’s actions and associations reveal a far more left-leaning tilt to his background — and to his politics.

 


Part Thirteen

Michelle’s Boot Camps For Radicals

Election ‘08: Democrats’ reintroduction of militant Michelle Obama in Denver was supposed to show her softer side.

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Community Organizer? It means elitest!?

Let’s start with Joe Klein explaining to dumb Republicans what a community organizer is (We’ll explain humor to Joe later)…

“So here is what Giuliani and Palin didn’t know: Obama was working for a group of churches that were concerned about their parishioners, many of whom had been laid off when the steel mills closed on the south side of Chicago. They hired Obama to help those stunned people recover and get the services they needed—job training, help with housing and so forth—from the local government. It was, dare I say it, the Lord’s work—the sort of mission Jesus

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McCain, Ratings, Hume, and Riley… News

Here are the facts that McCain got wrong last night.

Brit Hume is retiring… There goes the last reason to Fox News… Damn.

McCain gets more ratings than Obama… After two years of Obama-mania, could we be tiring of him? Or are we just not as exposed to McCain in the media?

And the Colts donate $1 million to Riley. You’d think with the scandalous money-making deal Peterson gae them, they’d be able to donate more than just a milli. Thanks Taxpayers!

Is That McCain’s Giant Seventh House?

While watching McCain’s speech last night, I couldn’t believe they put McCain in front of a mansion with a GREEN lawn… Gawker best describes my thoughts:

“While watching the McCain speech last night, we suddenly noticed the big video screen background (which only looked cool when it was neat rippling water behind Rudy Giuliani) suddenly shifted to what looked like a greenscreen. Oh wow what a stupid and terrible f-up, we thought. Because everyone remembers what happened last time! It turns out the f-up was so, so much bigger and more hilarious: it was not a greeenscreen. It was

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Excerpts: Remarks by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin

Vice Presidential Nominee to Address the 2008 Republican National Convention

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – This evening Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee, will address the 2008 Republican National Convention. Excerpts from the governor’s remarks:

On her experience as a public servant:

“I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom, and signed up for the PTA because I wanted to make my kids’ public education better. When I ran for city council, I didn’t need focus groups and voter profiles because I knew those voters,

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Obama Nation

I am currently listening to the book Obama Nation. (It isn’t worth the time it takes to read it, I can listen faster.) The author (Jerome Corsi of swift boat fame) is a certifiable loon, and the Obama team does an ok job of discussing the source. Obama Nation gives you some perspective on his history, but if a biographer/historian can’t get basic facts right, how can you trust the bigger facts? It’s worth a read before November (then send it straight to Half-Price Books), but not without this document from the Obama camp: http://obama.3cdn.net/a74586f9067028c40a_5km6vrqwa.pdf

In today’s media, you can’t find

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An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore

(H/T from my pal Marc… Thoughts? CYA post? Clarification? Comment Below.)

An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Dear God,

The other night, the Rev. James Dobson’s ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be cancelled.

I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson’s prayers — except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is

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The Disease of Un-Americanism in the Opposition Party

For the last eight years, the opposition party, the Democrats, have rooted for the failure of America. They have rooted for the War in in Iraq to fail. Now that the shift in administration policy has resulted in less deaths in Iraq, the Democrats are silent on the subject. Economic numbers have been twisted to seem worse than the reality. Some liberal pundits flat out lie about the state of our economy. There is no doubt that the average American is struggling, and cash is less available. But I sensed a serious deflation in the liberal community when the Labor

The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies

In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all

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Freedom on the Fourth Rally. Why?

Andy Horning and Dave Bond were on the show this morning. They explained why there will be a rally tomorrow at 10 AM at the Governor’s Mansion. They explained why people are so upset with our government, and what we can do to change it. You can listen below, or read this from Andy’s blog:

It may rain. This is Indiana, after all. But don’t doubt that I’ll be driving all the way from Freedom, Indiana to be at the Governor’s Mansion on North Meridian just north of 46th Street at 10am. I’m bringing

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Rush signs big, and shows value of Radio.

Clear Channel learns it’s lesson from Stern, and signs Rush Limbaugh through 2016 to the tune of $400 million dollars. Why?

When Howard Stern signed his half a billion dollar deal with Sirius 4 years ago, the radio industry said they would be fine. Then he left, leaving his affiliates (around 40) scrambling to replace him. He was a ratings and revenue giant. David Lee Roth failed in the East. A jock named Rover failed in the Midwest. Adam Carolla has held on in the West, but has not seen even a small taste of Stern’s power. The stations who ran him were decimated.

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McCain will Ax Earmarks, Not Spending

John McCain’s largest plank in his reform platform is the elimination of earmarks. As any politician does, he says one thing and then does another. I read an article recently that combs through the numbers of McCain’s proposals. The column is from the New Republic and can be read here.

But here is the part you need to know:

“McCain is promising to cut taxes by $300 billion per year on top of the Bush tax cuts, which he would make permanent. In addition to this, he promises to balance the budget in his first term. When asked how

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Democratic Convention Recap!

1 PM Update:

Ran into Dr. Woody Meyers. He is a delegate. His only future Political plans were to come into the convention and vote as a delegate.

Spoke to Congressman Joe Donelly. He had no public comment on Tony Zirkle… 🙂 Hear that interview Monday.

We are in the Marriott. The room here is much smaller then the large hall the GOP had for their convention. Lunchtime is nearing an end, and folks are streaming into the hall. The crowd is a lot smaller then I figured it would be. It is also much youger then the GOP. Average age of attendee

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More Democratic Lunacy…

From the Failed Policies of the Past File:

Mike O’Connor may step down later this summer as Marion County Democratic Chairman. His replacement? Ed Treacy!

Obama laid out his economic plan for the Wall Street Journal:

“Sen. Obama cited new economic forces to explain what appears like a return to an older-style big-government Democratic platform skeptical of market forces. “Globalization and technology and automation all weaken the position of workers,” he said, and a strong government hand is needed to assure that wealth is distributed more equitably.”

This sounds familiar… Hmmm… Where have I heard this before?

“Many of you are well enough off

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Obama’s Adviser List Shows Little CHANGE!

The main theme of the Obama campaign is CHANGE!. America can cast off the “failed policies of the past” and finally prosper thanks to the savior of the American economy, military, and eventually, the entire planet.

Let’s ponder the phrase “failed policies of the past.” Democrats have had a heavy hand at those failed policies. They’ve been in control of one or both branches of Congress consistently the last 20 years. They had 8 years in the White House with Clinton.

But I bet by CHANGE!, Obama means he is going to bring in an entirely new crew to Washington. He will

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