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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The 800 pound gorilla

In this race for first the nomination, and then the main show is race. There is no need to try and deny it, and Geraldine Ferarro is spot on when she says:

Ferraro told the Daily Breeze of Torrance, Calif.: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."


It is arguable that Hussein is qualified to be a Senator. There is no doubt that he is not qualified to be President, has no experience in managing anything and no enough real world life experiences in anything except politics. He is a huge ego on legs and has never had to face any problems outside of politics much less been awakened by the telephone at 3AM. Yet there he is, looking over his shoulder at Hillary, supported by minions who show every evidence of being religious fanatics and a MSM that, at best has asked him no harder question than what’s for dinner.

So why is he here? Ferarro said. Because he is black. Take away his black vote and split them say, 60-40 for him and Hillary and he is gone.

Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Ferraro should be removed from her position with the Clinton campaign because of her comments.


I agree. Ms Ferarro is much too honest and has shown too much class to be associated with either Hillary or Hussein.

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Here’s some more from Wayne.

He’s so impassioned that I want to be sure it's read by as many as possible. To comment, click on the link.

Funny thing these days, everybody who walks and talks like a Republican just happens to be an independent or libertarian instead. Like you say, that means you don't have to defend the collosal Republican failure of the past 7 years. Not like you ever voted for Bush or any other Republican, or supported any of their ideologies, right? I don't blame you I guess, I'd be trying to change my identity too if I'd been cheerleading the worst president of all time.


Speaking of funny, you need to go back and read my first post and you will discover that I declared myself a social liberal a long time ago, and no conservative or libertarian would be for National Health Care, pro choice, gay marriage and drug law reform.

I say that you are not a liberal. You are a member of the far Left. I would guess that you are for speech codes in colleges, believe that Che was a great revolutionary and a host of other items that no true liberal would countenance. Correct me if I’m wrong.

Most likely what confuses you is that I am pro defense and believe that we are fighting three wars. One is a worldwide war, WWIV is an apt description, encompassing various terrorist groups and their actions, plus the various actions of fellow travelers, and the rush by the Left, especially our so-called “elite” universities to destroy our separation of church and state by allowing Shari law to be enforced. See the segregated swimming pool at Harvard for the latest example.
Afghanistan and Iraq are mere battles, as will be the forthcoming attack by Iran.

I have voted Repub since 1980, except for 1992 when I decided to send a message to the Repubs and voted for Perot. Yes. I voted for Jimmy Carter and helped elect Clinton, may God forgive me. Carter’s foreign policy you may remember ran the Shah of Iran off and started the chain of events that continue to this very day. I did so because I believe that the country must first and foremost survive.

I am hopeful that someday the Demos will have a candidate that considers the health of the country as important as the health of the polar bear.

Hey, I'm not the one who criticized Clinton & Gore by making empty promises. That was George W, so if you don't mind I'd like to stay on that subject just a tad. I don't care if you blame Congressional Republicans or not unless you can set your Wayback Machine back to 2000 and do that as the Republican Presidential nominee. And make sure the 'liberal' press runs you comments night and day. Congressional Republicans got a pass then and you're wrong to say it's unfair now for Congressional Democrats escape criticism.


I again note that is the Left that has destroyed this country's energy independence. From NIMBY to “No Nukes” you have created a society that thinks that astrology is real science and believing that global warming is caused by man rather than the sun. This rank ignorance as a society has brought forth a candidate that promises change and hope without defining either. For proof of my assertions regarding the lack of education of this society you need go no further.

I don't have a fix for gas prices and there might not be one because of peak oil. But assertions that they can be fixed are so much a part of rhetoric used by Bush and his party, they own the problem. And with his ideology-first mentality, Bush has until quite recently ignored all remedies except increasing oil supplies. Neglecting alternatives like improving efficiencies and developing other fuel sources has made things much worse.

But you might find comfort in knowing I am doing everything I can to support improvement in this and most of our other problems: I'm making sure we get a Democratic president elected this year, and increase Democratic majorities in the House and Senate as much as possible.


Now we have the truth. You don’t have a fix for the problem so you demand change for change’s sake and would elect a Demo based on nothing but change.
There are, of course, many things that can be done to fix the problem, but they seem to escape you.

BTW, one of your excuses for the president you don't have to make excuses for was, gas prices are higher because we're fighting 2 wars. That's true to say of the war in Iraq, which Junior and President Cheney lied us into. Invading Iraq was a collosal blunder or worse, so I don't see how it's not their fault gas prices have resultingly gone up.

But this is not how Laurence Lindsey – President Bush’s senior economic advisor - saw it in 2002. From the Washington Times, 9/19/02:

As for the impact of a war with Iraq, “It depends how the war goes.” But he quickly adds that that “Under every plausible scenario, the negative effect will be quite small relative to the economic benefits that would come from a successful prosecution of the war.”

“The key issue is oil, and a regime change in Iraq would facilitate an increase in world oil,” which would drive down oil prices, giving the U.S. economy an added boost.

How's that workin' out for ya at the gas pumps these days? But what the heck, President Cheney and the rest of the neocons got their adventure in Iraq.


The above comments again show your lack of information. The invasion of Iraq was a good thing. The actions of the Left and the resulting assistance they have rendered the radical Muslim terrorists has been a bad thing, up to and including the cowardly surrender statements by the Demos Senate Majority Leader. A once proud party that defeated the Nazis and their allies has been reduced to cowering in the corner, sucking their thumbs while dispatching their House Leader to beg for peace from the likes of Syria.

So instead of complaining that neither side is doing a damn thing to fix the gas prices, caused by a lack of alternate sources and political toughness you dream of a leader who will not even use his middle name, much less lead the country in defending its culture and physical safety.

One of my more Leftist buds left

this regarding my post re gasoline prices:

AWBONE OF AN ASS
So you think Congressional Democrats, who have had majority control for one year, should share the blame with Junior for high gas prices? Bush was critical of Al Gore in the 2000 campaign for being part of “the administration that’s been in charge” while the “price of gasoline has gone steadily upward.” He didn't mention Congressional Republicans, who had held the majority for six years at the time
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Uh yes. As the party of environmental wackos who managed to stop drilling in Anwarm, yes. Yes I do. They also have prevented any new oil refinieries being built for 30 years or so.

In January 2000, at the New Hampshire Republican Primary debate, Mr. Bush said, "What I think the president ought to do is he ought to get on the phone with the OPEC cartel and say we expect you to open your spigots...And the president of the United States must jawbone OPEC members to lower the price..."
And in June 2000 he said, "I would work with our friends in OPEC to convince them to open up the spigot, to increase the supply," Mr. Bush, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, told reporters here today. "Use the capital that my administration will earn, with the Kuwaitis or the Saudis, and convince them to open up the spigot."


You may note that the Repubs didn't escape my disgust.

The average US price of regular gasoline was $1.46 a gallon when Bush 43 assumed the presidency.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/wrgp/mogas_home_page.html

Gas Buddy puts today's price at $3.229.

http://www.gasbuddy.com/

And in many parts of America, especially rural areas far from distribution pipelines, consumers are facing the imminent prospect of the $4 gallon.

Meanwhile in Washington, White House press secretary Dana Perino admitted on March 5 this year that the President is "disappointed that they decided not to increase production." President Bush himself whined of OPEC's intransigence that "I think it's a mistake to have your biggest customer's economy to slow down." Powerless now as throughout his presidency, Bush feebly concluded "Until we change our habits, there's going to be more dependency on oil."

Which just goes to show the American people what happens when they place their trust in the jawbone of an ass.

http://www.perrspectives.com/images/bush_jawbone_saudis.JPG


Also since 1/01 we have been attacked and are in the process of fighting two wars.

But, so what?

The fact of the matter is that the Demos won't say a word. They want the economy to be in bad shape and for us to be loosing in Iraq. That they think will let them gain control of the White House and Congress.

So quit complaing and tell me what the Demos are doing to fix the problem. I mean besides demand change and hope......You obviously are a Hussein supporter.

Follow the money.

CHICAGO — An e-mail message made public on Monday in the fraud trial of Antoin Rezko, a businessman and political contributor, brought attention to Senator Barack Obama’s role in discussions involving a state health planning board that Mr. Rezko is accused of improperly influencing.
Mr. Rezko is accused of using his influence in state government to stack the board with associates, including some who made political contributions to Mr. Obama and other top Illinois politicians, and of seeking a bribe on a hospital project.

Mr. Pickering said he and Mr. Wilhelm had “worked closely” over six months with several state legislators to extend the life of the health facilities board. He then listed Democratic and Republican leaders in the state House and Senate, including Mr. Obama.


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In case you don't know, Hussein and Rezko are neighbors and some strange things happened during the purchase by Hussein of his new home. And stranger is how hospitals play such an important part in Hussein's life.

Michelle Obama later earned a paltry $320,000 a year as a "Community Affairs" director for the University of Chicago Hospitals, and currently lives in a $1.6 million home in Chicago. While a hospital director, she was also named to the corporate board of TreeHouse Foods, a Wal-Mart supplier.


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Gas has hit $3.19.9

for regular at my local stations. That's an all time high for this area. Reports are that demand is down, yet the price is going up. When this happens the natives have a tendency to become restless and think thoughts about price fixing and speculating.

Which, of course, has been going on for years. It is called OPEC for price fixing and the commodities market for speculation. But it is just now become painful enough for most people to become concerned. Whether that will translate into mobs with pitchforks and flaming torches is highly doubtful, but the Repubs should be concerned. They happen to control the White House and thus will receive most of the blame.

That's sad because the Demos have also done nothing, having been too busy surrendering to the terrorists in Iraq, investigating HGH and steroid use in MLB, why Bush fired people the Constitution says he can fire and blocking the renewal of the FISA law to try and solve the problem.

Which may be a blessing, seeing as how their solutions to anything typically requires a tax increase.

Supposedly we have a hole in the ground in LA that we have been pouring crude oil in the event we have an emergency. I would say that is NOW. Perhaps Bush and the Demos have forgot about it. Or perhaps Exxon snuck over last summer with a siphoning hose and filled all their tankers.