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Monthly Archives: April 2008

John McCain, if you’re listening, there’s something important that I want to share with you.  I’ve figured out how to beat the Democrats in the presidential election this year.

 I thought you would want to know about it.  Just give me a moment of your time, and I’ll share a plan that will sink either Hillary or Obama, whichever turns out to be the nominee.

This winning strategy can be distilled to one word: Expose.

Expose the Democrats for the elitist snobs that they are.  This shouldn’t be difficult to do.  All you need to do is shine a light on the truth.

Hillary has revealed her stripes many times.  From “Hillarycare” to “Universal Health Care,” she has shown herself to be an eager conductor of the Big Government Orchestra many times.  She tried to appropriate $1 million for a “Woodstock” museum to commemorate what you so aptly described as a great pharmaceutical event.  She thinks that higher taxes are a good thing because they will even things out between Americans.  (read: “redistribute wealth.”)  Hillary’s military-hating past is no secret, either.  Her scornful attitude toward the Secret Service and the military people who have served her over the years is well documented.  It’s an old story with Hillary, but it’s a useful one: She thinks she can run the lives of Americans better than we can run them ourselves, because she thinks we’re too stupid to get out of our own way, too simple-minded to be trusted to live without her supervision..

Where Obama is concerned, the same strategy may have been more difficult to employ…until his “Bitter” speech a couple of weeks ago.  Obama’s contempt for ordinary Americans was well disguised by his handlers and his prepared speeches until he was allowed to open his mouth and speak candidly to a sympathetic audience in San Francisco about what he thinks motivates American conservatism.  What a gift that speech was.  Now, Senator McCain, you have his own words to throw back in his face – and I recommend that you do so, with gusto!  If you should find yourself facing off with Obama in a debate, address him directly.  Repeat his words back to him, demand an explanation, and don’t accept any lame excuses.  Obama has received a lot of praise for his speechifying, but the truth is that without prepared remarks, he hems and haws more than any adult should.  His long and frequent pauses aren’t timed for dramatic effect; he’s just stalling.  If you force Obama to defend himself on the issue with persistence, he will stumble and stammer and hand you the election.  Beat the drum loudly and you’ll beat the bum soundly.

And there you have it.  To borrow a Reaganism, it isn’t an easy strategy, but it is a simple one.  And it’ll work on either Democrat candidate.  Expose them.

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If you’re a Republican running for President of the United States, you’re probably feeling pretty good right now.

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are having a knock-down, drag-out fight for the Democrat nomination.  They’re lying about each other, calling each other names, and misrepresenting one another’s records and policies.

If you think back to this past fall and winter, you’ll recall that the Republicans were having it out too.  Some were more or less honorable, others duked it out.  One in particular engaged in some nasty negative campaigning.

But the Republicans got it out of their collective system in early March, and John McCain has benefitted from the break in hard campaigning.  He’s raising money and defining himself to America while Hill and ‘Bama are spending money and defining each other.

How much longer can this go on?  If Hillary wins Pennsylvania, look for Republican paradise to last into May.

And it’ll still be a good time to be John McCain for at least a little while longer.

Bitter, hateful, poor, xenophobic, religious, homophobic Republicans

I’ve been watching and listening as people comment here and elsewhere about Barack Obama’s condescending comments on Middle America.  It’s been revealing.

I think that some of the folks who have posted comments here are showing that they’re as out of touch as Obama.

The problem with Obama’s comments is not that the truth hurts – it’s that his underlying assumptions are generally untrue. Obama, like most big-city liberals, assmes that the root cause of conservatism is bitterness and failure.

I’m here to tell you that people with strongly held conservative convictions usually aren’t just ignorant reactionaries.

Strange as it may seem to you, most of them actually worry about illegal immigration and standards of public conduct and morality because they see how critical these issues are to our society as a whole, and to members of our society individually. And they practice their religion(s) because they actually love and revere God, not because it’s a bad habit that’s hard to break, or because they’re hoping that the hereafter will be better than their crummy present lives.

Don’t buy into the Hollywood propoganda about middle America. Most conservative Americans are happy, fulfilled, and content in their own way.

From Barack Obama:

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them…And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

There it is.  That’s the democrats’ view of middle America.  Obama made these remarks while speaking to wealthy donors in (appropriately enough) San Francisco.  Hillary Clinton, naturally, took the Clintonian approach to the situation: she distorted.  Hillary told supporters at a rally in Pennsylvania that Obama was talking about them, that he hates all small town people.  But that doesn’t square with what the Obominator said.

Take another look at his San Francisco remarks and you’ll see that Obama is slamming conservatives, giving the Hollywood Psychology version of what motivates American conservatism: people love guns and God and hate their fellow man because they’re frustrated and bitter about their own futile and miserable lives.

These remarks reflect Hillary’s view of the world, too.  But she’s dishonest and calculated enough to try to use the Obomination’s heartfelt words against him.

The real beneficiary of this episode will be John McCain.  He now has proof positive that the pervasive liberal contempt for ordinary American people is present in his likely opponent.  John McCain, you’re a retired fighter pilot.  You know what to do with an easy target.

Two nights ago the North Dakota democrats had their state convention in Grand Forks, and received a very special treat.  Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton attended, and each gave a speech.

Obama was preceded by local loudmouth Ed “Screamin’ Eddie” Schultz, who in the course of his comments, called John McCain a “warmonger.”

Now Ed Schultz has always been a thoughtless, obnoxious, loudmouth, but this is too much to tolerate.  Few people in America know as much about war – firsthand – as John McCain.  Few people are as thoughtful and restrained in their criticisms of opponents as McCain.  When that crosseyed jackass Bill Cunningham spouted off at length about Barack Hussein Obama while warming up the crowd for a McCain rally in Cincinnati, McCain denounced his inflammatory language.  Obama has been asked to take the same step, and has refused to do so.

Barack Obama is a man whose honor is dwarfed by his pride and his ambition.

Barack Obama takes an important call