Notice to All Employees Concerning the Obama Administration

As of November 5, 2008, when President Obama is officially elected into office, our company will install a few new policies which are in keeping with his new, inspiring issues of change and fairness:

1. All salespeople will be pooling their sales and bonuses into a common pool that will be divided equally between all of you.  This will serve to give those of you who are underachieving a fair shake.

2. All low level workers will be pooling their wages, including overtime, into a common pool, dividing it equally amongst yourselves.  This will help those who are too busy for overtime to reap the rewards from those who have more spare time and can work extra hours.

3. All top management will now be referred to as the government.  We will not participate in this pooling experience because the law doesn’t apply to us.

4. The government will give eloquent speeches to all employees every week, encouraging it’s workers to continue to work hard for the good of all.

5. The employees will be thrilled with these new policies because it’s good to spread the wealth.  Those of you who have underachieved will finally get an opportunity; those of you who have worked hard and had success will feel more patriotic.

6.  The last few people who were hired should clean out their desks.  Don’t feel bad, though, because President Obama will give you free healthcare, free handouts, free oil for heating your home, free food stamps, and he’ll let you stay in your home for as long as you want even if you can’t pay your mortgage.  If you appeal directly to our democratic congress, you might even get a free flat screen TV and a coupon for free haircuts. (Shouldn’t all Americans be entitled to nice looking hair?)

7. If for any reason you are not happy with the new policies, you may want to rethink your vote on November 4th.

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Aerosmith’s Joe Perry: A McCainiac?

You Know It.

CLOSING THE DEAL: A Roadmap for Campaign 2008’s Homestretch

Must Read: H/T Hot Air

By Guy Benson (www.guybensonshow.com) and Mary Katharine Ham (www.weeklystandard.com), Editor and Contributor, Ed Morrissey

THE CONTEXT

If recent polls are to believed, freshman Senator Barack Obama has a better than average chance of becoming America’s 44th President, the Commander-in-Chief of the planet’s most powerful military, and the proverbial leader of the free world. It’s worth mentioning that just four years ago as President Bush and Senator John Kerry were vying for the White House, Obama was still a part-time State Senator representing a liberal district in Chicago. Before that he was an attorney and, famously, a community organizer. In 2008, Obama has positioned himself as a post-partisan, thoughtful moderate with the superior judgment required to lead the country. These are lofty promises from a man with precious little executive experience, and a Senate career that lasted exactly 143 legislative days before he launched yet another campaign for higher office. No one can deny his ambition. In fact, if Obama wins on November 4th—and serves one full term in the Oval Office—the Presidency of the United States would be the longest consecutively held full-time job he has ever held without seeking another.

Barack Obama promises “change,” which is an appealing concept to an American public weary of a beleaguered administration and worried about the future. They are faced with a candidate who promises them everything: Tax cuts for 95% of Americans, universal healthcare, peace, saving the planet, and—according to his wife—the “healing” of Americans’ souls. As the saying goes, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Questions abound: Is this man prepared to be president? Does he hold mainstream values and policy preferences? Who has influenced his thinking, and where does he want to take the country? Has he been honest with the people from whom he seeks votes?

FILE: ABORTION

Barack Obama is out of the political mainstream on abortion. Don’t take our word for it, just listen to Sen. Obama’s own statements. In his final debate with John McCain, Obama asserted that “nobody is pro-abortion.” If you don’t have the time to read Princeton University professor Robert P. George’s detailed argument that Obama may actually fit that description, consider the candidate’s own record. In the clips below, you will hear Obama say three things.

First, he tells an audience that if his own daughters experienced an unexpected teen pregnancy, he wouldn’t want them “punished with a baby.”

Second, he pledges to a Planned Parenthood gathering that the very first thing he’d do as president is sign the Freedom Of Choice Act, which—according to the bill’s own supporters — would abolish bans on partial-birth abortion and parental notification laws nationwide while implementing tax-payer funded abortions. All three positions are wildly unpopular with the vast majority of Americans, yet they are Obama’s top priorities—just ask him:

Finally, Obama argues against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act as an Illinois Senator in 2002. Despite Obama’s protestations otherwise, he voted three separate times against this legislation, which was designed to require life-saving care for infants who survive botched abortions. This is a matter of record. Not only did an identical bill pass Congress without a single dissenting vote, the explanation Obama has offered for years to defend these votes has been exposed as a lie. Furthermore, Hot Air has a long list of supporting posts on this very subject:

Listen to Obama complain that providing care to these accidentally-born infants would place an undue burden on the woman and her abortionist:

Americans of good faith are divided on this issue. Many are pro-life, and many are pro-choice. Obama’s extreme record should horrify the former group, and should even give significant pause to the latter. Ask yourself, are babies “punishment”? Would you vote for the Freedom of Choice Act and against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act…three times?

FILE: TAXES

As a skilled rhetorical magician, Obama presents himself as a tax-cutter. Even though he’s voted dozens of times to raise taxes, he assures Americans that 95% of us will have our taxes slashed under his plan. The Wall Street Journal isn’t buying it. Once again, though, the best way to assess someone’s positions is to listen to his own language. Note the two telling exchanges that follow:

First, Obama tells newly-minted national celebrity “Joe the Plumber” that his tax hikes on the so-called rich are designed to “spread the wealth around,” which Obama explains is “good for everybody.” Does that sound like a genuine tax-cutter to you?

Second, Obama is challenged by ABC News anchor Charlie Gibson at a primary debate in Pennsylvania. Gibson asks Obama why he insists on raising capital gains taxes (which affect millions of American investors) even after history has proven that raising said taxes actually decreases government revenues from the taxes, and cutting capital gains taxes actually brings more revenue into federal coffers. Obama has no answer, other than to blow off all the evidence, and say that raising taxes is the fair thing to do—practical consequences be damned.

Someone so obsessed with the concept of “fairness” is unlikely to be a friend to taxpayers. Obama’s record over his brief legislative career confirms his tax-and-spend impulses.

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November 4: The Dude Will Be “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound”

Hank Williams Jr. is stumping for John McCain today.

Will it make any difference? No. But if McCain loses, this song will keep me company on that terrible, terrible day.

For Your Vice Presidential Debating Pleasure

1988, Bentsen v Quayle: This one really hurts to watch….But the outcome, um, not all that bad…

2004, Edwards v Cheney: Hey, that moderator looks familiar to me. Hmmm?

1976, Dole v Mondale: Huh?

1996, Gore v Kemp: I have a strong distaste for Al Gore. Harry Reid too. And Nancy Pelosi.

Feeling Sorry For President Bush

If there is one place in the World I wouldn’t want to be sitting, it’s between Nancy Pelosi and Harry “This War Is Lost” Reid.  I hope Bush showers twice after this meeting.

The Best America Has to Offer? God, I Hope Not.

The Best America Has to Offer? God, I Hope Not.

Example: How we got into this mess

The Democratic/Bush Bailout?

Obama on the Economy: Present

As Obama clamors for more time to decide what he thinks about the ‘financial crisis’, John McCain Continues the Obama Smackdown on the Economy. Check it out:

Present!

Who is Jim Johnson?
Smack! Bam! Pop!

From Yesterday:
Who is Franklin Raines?
Bang! Smack! Womp!

The Death of Fiscal Conservatism

Is Obama Being Deceptive About McCain’s Record?

McCain: Fannie, Freddie Coddling Created Wall Street Mess

Finally:

Does he have the power?

Deny, Deny, Deny

Raines: On the Outside Now, Watching Fannie Falter

Obama Inching Away

The ‘Elderly White Woman’ Time Accuses McCain of Using in ‘Race Card’ Ad

Very Different Economic Times in Red vs. Blue States

Obama’s Top Ten Gaffes…

Idiots in both the Evil party and the Stupid party are to blame.

McCain in 2006: (H/T Ace)

For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–known as Government-sponsored entities or GSEs–and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market. OFHEO’s report this week does nothing to ease these concerns. In fact, the report does quite the contrary. OFHEO’s report solidifies my view that the GSEs need to be reformed without delay.

I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.

Don and Carol Fowler: Making South Carolina Proud

Apparently, a little jealous of all the national attention her husband Don was getting, South Carolina Democratic Chairman Carol Fowler decided to double-down on Thursday, saying, John McCain had chosen a running mate “whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

The Loving Couple...

The Loving Couple...

In case you didn’t want to hit the Don Fowler link above, here is the video, in which, he shares to another Dem colleague, how funny Hurricane Gustav was.

The Dude wrote about this when it happened: Democrats: That Hurricane Gustav is freakin’ Hilarious!

Political Punch

Politico

Gateway Pundit

RightPundits

Obama Calling in the Cavalry?

For months now, Barack Obama has been backtracking on his Primary Promises to Americans. The “post-partisan”, can’t we all just get along community organizer with a heart of gold, has been replaced by the petty old-style politician, clamoring for attention and demeaning and demonizing his political opponents.

So much for “A new kind of politics”

Obama Campaign Calls in the Calvary

That’s because, after a year of telling donors not to contribute to 527 groups, of encouraging strategists not to form them and of suggesting that outside messaging efforts would not be welcome in Obama’s Democratic Party, Obama’s strategists have changed their approach….

The upshot: Obama’s campaign will no longer object to independent efforts that hammer John McCain, just as, in their mind, the McCain campaign has not objected to those efforts targeted at Obama. “I assume with their 527s stirring, some [Democratic] ones will as well,” another senior campaign official said…

The money is there. The top two 527s — the Service Employees International Union and America Votes — are liberal in orientation.

WP: Top Obama Flip Flops

Flip Flop Collection

Democrats Drill for Dirt

Obama flip-flops on almost everything…

Obama Surge Flip Flop

Standing up to the Truth-Squad

Biden: If “Republicans” care so much about kids with birth defects, why not support stem-cell research?

The Hunt for Sarah October

Obama’s Wasilla Airborne

Olbermann vs O’Reilly: Who Won?

H/T Political Demotivation

For your entertainment: A LIST OF SOME OF OBAMA’S (BROKEN?) PROMISES:

  • He pledged to use public financing if the Republican candidate did the same
  • Ending the Cuban Embargo
  • Illegal Immigration
  • The War in Iraq
  • The FISA Bill
  • Marijuana decriminalization
  • NAFTA
  • Pastor Jeremiah Wright [“I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community.]
  • A divided Jerusalem
  • The Iranian Threat
  • Missile defense
  • School vouchers
  • Drilling
  • And, so on…

The National Organization for Liberal Women

Kirstin Powers made an excellent point today in the New York Post. Her argument, which, I admit, is rather obvious, is still very important. It’s also important because of who it comes from — a liberal woman.

She argues that the National Organization for Women has lost most of its credibility because they have, once again, proven that “NOW” is only concerned with the rights of liberal women….Conservatives? Not so much…

And, I Quote:

“On that stage last night, Sarah Palin represented everything the feminist movement claims to strive for: a successful working woman with a happy family life and a husband who helps raise the children. Yet, rather than hailing her accomplishment, the feminist establishment has sat by silently as she’s savaged for being a working mother.”

She’s not done:

“Turns out old feminism is really just a bunch of good ‘ole girls telling you what to think.

Ladies, don’t you worry your pretty little heads about deciding what you believe; the audaciously named National Organization for Women is here to speak on your behalf.

NOW put out a press release saying that Sarah Palin doesn’t speak for women’s rights. That’s NOW’s job.”

When you’re right, you’re right…

More on the Convention:

Is Sarah Palin the new Norma Rae?

Code Pink Party-Crashers: Friends of Obama?

A Knockout

Palin’s September?

Cry Baby Reid

Shrill?

Grasping at Straws?

Hey, Obama: Fight the Smears

Awwww….

Are Community Organizers Offended?

Obama-Like Numbers

Palin Power

Even CNN (Which has been even worse than MSNBC on this issue) is reporting Reid’s comments as sexist: