"Not even David Frum" ... Oh, not the 'not even' meme!
Tell you what. You list the other TEN THINGS THAT DAVID FRUM IS RIGHT ON first, and then we will consider whether this should be listed as #11.
Or are you a concern troll who disagrees with every breath Frum takes until its conveniently lining up with your pre-disposition?Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 7.10.2008 @ 15:25
"The McCain campaign is perplexed, bothered, and bewildered of late."
Baloney. The lamestream media is apoplectic that BHO is being questioned, and are in full CYA mode, but I don't think McCain camp expected otherwise.
Nor should McCain waltz into the White House just because Obama is an Alinskyite leftist who hung with extremists his whole life. It's About the Judgment of the man who is running TODAY. Obama lacks it. And he lacks honesty in his covering up for it. Most importantly, it exposes Obama as a lot more leftist-liberal than he pretends to be EVEN NOW.
That's the key point. Unless and until McCain-Palin connect the dots from then to today, it wont matter much. BUT ...
The McCain-Palin campaign in last few days is on all cylinders. This is not just about Wright and Ayer exposing Obama's judgement, this is about his Chicago friends, his Fannie Mae friends, and Obama's pattern of putting himself first and not country first.
McCain was great in Albequerque, and Palin is drawing 5 figure crowds everywhere she goes.
They are connecting the dots. From leftist activities in the past to broken promises and dishonest rhetoric today. Its painting the picture of who Obama really is.
McCain exposed Obama's tax lies yesterday: "Again on taxes, we see a difference between what Senator Obama says today, what he said yesterday and what he has actually done. Over the course of this campaign, he has had many different plans to raise your taxes. During the Democratic primary, he promised to double taxes on every American with a dividend or an investment. He promised to raise payroll taxes. He promised higher taxes on electricity. Now, Senator Obama claims he will give 95 percent of Americans tax relief. He actually promised the same thing when he was running for Senate in Illinois, but once elected he never introduced legislation to do so. Instead, he voted for the Democratic budget resolution that promised to raise taxes on people making just 42,000 dollars a year. At the time, he even said his vote was intended to get "our nation's priorities back on track." If he's such a defender of the middle class, why did he vote to raise their taxes? Whatever ha ppened to the tax relief he promised them when he was a candidate for the Senate? And why should middle class Americans trust him to keep promises he has already broken? "
You know, this attack becomes a lot more effective when you realize that Obama spent his whole political career hanging out with people far to the left of tax hiker Walter Mondale.
http://travismonitor.blogspot.com/2008/10/john-mccain-on-obama-and-economy.htmlComment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 7.10.2008 @ 15:19
"The focus on the economy certainly has helped the Democrats (and that is not going away)."
The Democrats have already done damage to the economy in their running of the Congress. They will do even worse when given all the power... the country's leaders will shift sharply to the left.
Barack Obama in the past year has proposed increasing the payroll tax on workers, raising capital gains tax from 15% to 25%, and increasing the death tax. He voted almost 100 times for higher taxes in just four years in Congress, and his running mate Senator Biden openly advocated raising middle-class taxes to pay for increased Government spending.
Now Obama proposes increasing Government welfare payments for those who dont pay taxes (via a 'refundable tax credit'), hiking income tax rates on those who already pay close to 40% of collected income taxes, yet calls this socialistic redistribution of wealth a 'middle-class tax cut'. What a farce.
Candidate Obama wraps the tax plans of Mondale in the rhetoric of a Reagan. It adds up to the dishonesty of Clinton and economic program of Hoover. Despite the stiff competition, Obama will be our next Worst President Ever.
http://no-bama.blogspot.com/2008/10/eidtorial-obama-mixes-mondale-clinton.htmlComment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 5.10.2008 @ 20:49
"Has anybody defending Palin watched her recent interviews? "
They were spliced by CBS. Watching SNL would be a more entertaining attempt to make fun of Gov Palin.
If I were in the campaign shoes, I would only give live interviews and/or insist on my own tape from the interviews. Dont let the liberal MSM edit and splice these things!
Palin showed in the debate that she could hold her own.
... "Hofstader’s paranoid style is alive and well amongst your insularity." good description of the BDS sufferers.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 2.10.2008 @ 23:36
Kathleen Parker has no point at all.
Biden is a gaffe-a-matic. Why not call on him to withdraw?
You know why? it wont happen and is an absurd proposal.
Honestly, this criticism could be made about OBAMA:
" OBAMA filibusters. He repeats words, filling space with deadwood. Cut the verbiage and there’s not much content there. Here’s but one example...."
(take a look at whole statements, like on financial crisis, as an example.)Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 26.09.2008 @ 14:46
Why would Obama say, “Hey, spending seventy-two hours in a hotel room preparing to talk to you on a stage is FAR more important than participating in solving national financial crisis.” Do you guys really believe that putting these two men on a stage is more important than putting them to work?"
No it's not, which is why in the end this was NOT a campaign ploy. McCain has campaign upsides and downsides from doing this, but he looked in the mirror and said "What am I running for?" He's running to call the shots when a crisis occurs.
So all McCain is doing is what a leader does: He's marching towards the sound of gunfire.
We could and should reschedule the debate. Now if McCain doesnt want to appear and Obama does, McCain can and should send Palin.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 25.09.2008 @ 12:08
"Since BObama is a fairly center-left candidate with a slate of center and center-left policy proposals, I wouldn’t worry much if I were a Republican."
FALSE! Barack Obama was rated by National Journal as the most LIBERAL senator in the US Senate in 2007. He's to the left of Ted Kennedy. He's extreme on gungrabbing, abortion, taxes (for raising cap gains until recently), marriage, Israel, you name it ... and has a history of working with far-left groups and individuals. His current campaign is just the potemkin promises that he can put out there because he doesnt have enough of a record to contradict his soon-to-be-broken promises. But the record he had as state senator, even with his 130 cowardly present votes is an extreme far-left record.
Take the test:Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 17.09.2008 @ 16:47
"I have to admit I was one of those idiots that actually believed that the Republicans would honor the Contract with America. I saw how the pay as you go restrictions produced a surplus"
Hey Moby, that was a New Gingrich accomplishment. The Contract with America promises were mostly kept on the House side and the most important conservative reform in decades, welfare reform, came out of it.
One of the things conservatives (especially fake conservatives) dont do enough is PRAISE our good leaders for their successes and victory. Thank you Newt Gingrich for welfare reform!
This is important because if we want to have such a success again it cannot come from negativity and cynicism.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 17.09.2008 @ 16:39
COUNTRY FIRST! COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY!
This election is not about the fate of the GOP, its about something infinitely more important, the fate of the country.
I think this whole 'meme' of party reform getting put on hold if McCain wins but doing great if not ... is a bunch of guff. It's false. Beyond false. When you go state by state, you can see that where the state party has lost, it does NOT reform itself, its just sits there, a shrunken useless dead animal.
The fact is that whether McCain wins or loses, we need to move forward with developing and advocating strong ideas for freedom, individual responsibility and choice, and pro-growth pro-capitalist pro-traditional-values conservatism. Those ideas will need a home, and the Republican party is that home wrt electoral politics now and in the future.
There is so much to disagree with based on history ... "The GOP will still have the filibuster in the senate. A truly egregious choice could be sidetracked." ... wont happen. Uh, that didnt happen under Clinton and wont happen under Obama.
Mr Moran, the rationalizations about how we need reform in the GOP. Excuse me, but the Democrats need reform far far far more ... so why not do THEM a favor, defeat the Democrats, get them to clean up THEIR leftwing nutcase problems, then fix the GOP at a future date when winning the war on GWOT isnt on the line, and we are not faced with the most left-wing horribly bad-judgment inexperienced foldable empty suit Obama on the other side.
We survived Carter, yes, but we should never have to go through a worse example of it again.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 17.09.2008 @ 16:35
Values are “dangerous?” Are Obama’s values (he is a nominal Christian, a family man, seems fairly honest for a politician, and cares about his community) going to attack us?"
Strawman alert! Hitler loved puppies too. It's not Obama's family or that he 'cares' (which is a catch-all for anyone from a marxist to paleocon and as noted Obama's), those are not relevent to Obama's values as expressed through a political agenda. Obama's "Change" slogan goes back to Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. It's a culture change (shades of Pat B.'s 'culture war' but on the other side).
Consider these value propositions of concern:
1. He thinks when life begins to deserve moral recognition is above his paygrade and is extremist in favor of abortion on demand and taxpayer funding of abortions.
2. He has said he would work to undo the Defense of Marriage Act and will appoint judicial activists who will do the same from the bench.
3. While he claims to be for RKBA, he's supported gun control laws that would gut them.
There is much more, in the lifting of socialist-style 'community service' as the highest form of patriotism;
the support for the Fairness Doctrine and the end of the Union secret ballot to eliminate obstacles to the leftist agenda.
Obama's socialist, secularist and elitist ("clinging to God and guns") values will, if enacted, makes USA the dissipated culture-of-death civilization-in-decline that we see in Old Europes most pallid precinct.
A Danger? Yup.Comment Posted By Freedoms Truth On 17.09.2008 @ 18:01