Monday, October 6, 2008

Obama's Answers: Debate Study Guide

For tonight's Presidential Debate, I've created a study guide to help you navigate the political waters. Think of it as a way to enhance your viewing experience.

1. Keep a running tab of how many times Barack Obama gives Government as the answer to a problem. Give yourself a pat on the back if you can remember what the question was after he gives the answer. Obama's never met a problem government can't solve. As for me, I've yet to see them ever solve anything.

2. Listen for Obama's keyword "Program" it's code for Higher Taxes. IE; I plan to develop educational programs to help inner city youth. Translation: I will raise taxes in the name of education then states and localities will eat up the extra revenue in administration costs.

3. A Couple things to remember when Obama brings up Universal Health Care, by calling it health care for all Americans, remember that means he actually wants the Government in charge of health care. They've done such a great job at the DMV! Walter Reed is a government operated hospital...Does anyone really want more hospitals like this? Second point, remember that 'health care for the poor or elderly' is also code for higher taxes. Obama loves Canadian health care, where taxes take over 60% of earnings.

4. Remember Obama catchphrases such as 'Fairness' or 'Being Neighborly' are both short for redistribution of wealth a basic principle of socialism. Taking from the Rich and giving to the Poor isn't just a bad idea, it really irritates the Rich. And by Rich I mean you, if you are paying taxes Obama thinks you are wealthy enough to pay more, he has promised to reverse the Bush Tax Cuts thus raising your taxes.

5. Listen carefully when Obama mentions the 95% of working Americans line, as that is misleading if not false. He plans to raise income taxes on 75% of small business, as well as all other businesses. Who do you think they'll pass those costs along to in the end?

6. Anytime Obama says the word "Revenue" he means taxes, which means your money. He often speaks of revenue like the government is a business. It's not. When you 'increase the revenue' of the federal government, you raise taxes. You don't sell more product.

7. Watch Obama eyes on matters of Foreign Policy and Character do not be alarmed if they jut down and to the left. Psychologists agree looking down left is a body language that indicates deception. Barack can't discuss either honestly or the American people would have him thrown off the ticket.

8. Donate a dollar to a worthy cause every time Obama blames John McCain for what he sees as 'failed Bush policies' , we will also accept "the failed policies of the last 8 years' or ' 8 years of failed Bush policies'. You could make it a 'drinking game' however I think I'll donate my dollars to an organization buying ads to support McCain/Palin.

9. Be the smartest person in the room when Obama brings up the Keating Five in a lame attempt to attack McCain. Say "After John McCain was exonerated by the senate investigators, didn't he testify against Charles Keating in the civil trial?" Everyone will be so impressed.

10. Watch Obama squirm around any reference by John McCain to the current ecomonomic meltdown. See if Obama can explain away his connections to Fannie, Freddie and of course ACORN. I'm wondering if he'll defend the democrats or just ignore the question. Bonus if he stutters, stammers and says "Now Look" at the same time.

And finally, Pay very close attention to the death of the American Dream, Obama often refers to America's Promise, which is much different. The American Dream is about working hard enough to provide a good life for you and your family. Obama's American Promise takes the personal responsibility out of the equation, in his mind America owes it to the 'poor' to take care of them. While it sounds good in a sound bite, it goes against everything on which our great nation was founded.

Convicts for Obama!

While the second debate isn't until tomorrow night, some of your fellow Americans have already cast their vote with many states offering early voting. So much for weighing the issues... The media wants you to believe this election is over, I have news for you this election is far from over, in fact I believe it's much closer than the media would like us to know. Obama's own campaign tactics point to a similar conclusion.

Take Ohio for example, where voting laws make less sense than Jimmy Carter in the afternoon. Today ended a one week free for all where someone can register and vote on the same day. Obama's people have jumped on this loop hole, but driving around and picking up homeless people, offering a ride anywhere they want to go then registering them to vote for Obama. It sounds like I'm using hyperbole, but it actually happened exactly that way. Then the Obama supporters were so proud of their efforts they gave video taped interviews discussing it. One of the homeless men got a ride to the Bus Station to go 'home' to another state, that's actually not even illegal in Upside down Ohio either because you can live out of state for four years and still vote there! Whatever the law, why would Obama's supporters feel like they needed to ransack homeless shelters for votes, unless he needs them. I doubt they care about his tax plan, as they don't pay taxes.

Here in Virginia, felons are being encouraged to vote. One of the local radio stations that is openly supporting Obama through programming, encouraged listeners to come out and bring felons from out of state because Virginia allows them to vote. The announcer also suggested if you knew someone in prison on a misdemeanor, you should swing by and drop them off a ballot. Ex-Convicts are now a sought after voting block for Obama? Or just does he need the votes? ACORN is trying to make sure he's got them.

The best explanation of the evils of ACORN is on, a short video called "The Lowdown on ACORN". It manages to lay out the story of ACORN's tangled web of voter fraud, the housing crisis, the current economic crisis and the democrats, including Sen. Obama in just a few minutes. ACORN has a history of suspect voter registration cards, the most infamous in Ohio where over 85% were invalid with voters named "Jive Turkey" it's hard to imagine why they didn't think anyone would notice. ACORN is working in all the Swing states. When you find out that one ACORN branch produced only 6 valid voters in 100,000 applications it starts to make you look at the announcement from ACORN that they have registered over 1 million new voters a little differently.

I got a phone call from a livid Independent this afternoon, she'd heard the radio announcement I referred to earlier. She assumed (rightfully so) that it was an overt attempt to stuff the ballot boxes for Obama. She then vented her frustrations about Obama seeking out the votes of felons and the homeless. As we talked it occurred to me; If he is their candidate, is he your candidate? She said in a word: No. I mean when was the last time Obama's supporters showed up at your house and offered you a ride anywhere you wanted to go? Did anyone fill out the forms for you? Or is it something you do because you want to exercise your right as an American? Voting is a verb, requiring action.

As Evidence mounts that Obama's campaign supported by ACORN and others are pulling votes literally off the streets, it got me thinking. If Obama's message is so powerful and moving why are these questionable activities necessary? I mean isn't he 'transcending' anymore? Why does the One need all this help? Isn't he the candidate that all of America loves? Hardly. Obama and his supporters aren't tied to silly things like ethical standards, in their minds I'm sure the end result of an Obama presidency justifies the unscrupulous means. Whatever their reasoning, make no mistake about it, the Obama campaign knows this race isn't over in fact, it's just getting good.

Editor's Note: All the links to other websites are live now. I've gotten a few complaints about 'dead' links, those have been fixed on all prior blogs as well as the reference blocks to the right.