Obama canvassing suggests socialism is the hope he offers

As I noted in another post tonight, I am doing keyword searches for Obama information. Someone so new to the national stage can be a good thing, sure; it is a fool who thinks he could not JUST AS EASILY be a disaster on many fronts. This is not American Idol he's auditioning for in stump speeches all over the country.

Eerily, I quickly stumbled across the following highly obscure post using these words: Obama, reliable, George Soros. (Soros is amazingly wealthy, a renowned liberal and clearly a supporter of Obama, and the Dems in general.) These are not right wing conspiracy terms.

In light of this campaigner's stupid arrogance, and the zealous lawbreaking of ACORN, etc., I am a bit concerned that Obama is far from being a black American candidate, but a leftist autocrat candidate. His bluster nearly matches this campaigner's, told of in this fresh blog of a fifty-something conservative.

Vans-15: USSA
This young man was canvassing our neighborhood about 3:30 PM when he knocked on our door, and when my wife and son answered, he proceeded to ask them to support Senator Obama's candidacy. When my wife told him that we are registered Republicans and that we intend to vote for Senator McCain, the young man retorted that "we're headed for socialism" and refused to obey my wife's instructions to leave immediately. After my wife called for me and I repeated her order to leave, the young man continued to hover on our front walk and stated that "we're headed for socialism" twice more in a triumphant tone of voice before finally moving on....

This incident gets under my skin for a couple of reasons. First, the kid wouldn't shove off when we told him to do so, as if defying us would convince us to change our minds and support his candidate: Liberals have a problem with private property, after all.

The door-knocker who was so enthusiastic for Obama yesterday was guilty of being young - ignorant, inexperienced, more energy than sense. But the candidate he represents has given him a rather evil hope, that we can be transformed into the United Socialist States of America, and I will resist that hope with all the strength I can muster.
This is troubling, and sad. And frightening. The U.S. liberals' ideals are far more holding to "knowing" they are "correct". The worst traits in their political draw include baiting the least fortunate (as evidenced by the Clinton-era passing of the subprime mortgages for those who could barely afford them in good times, and only temporarily afford them at all), and their policy of big government and high taxes is far more fascist-leaning than the conservative (not Bush, the jackass, but real conservatives), smaller government and free markets political history.

Still, I cannot let worst-case scenarios affect me. I will be looking for more such similar posts, but others as well, not so troubling.

One never knows: we could be headed for another revolution, and it could be a socialist one. I know I am ripe for revolution, while fascism is not exactly the direction I want to go. I understand Naziism, the Holocaust, I've met victims. I am outraged by Darfur. I recall the USSR, unlike the kids who are so sure Obama's the "One". It all smells a bit like a friendly sort of fascism, which would be so fitting in this "cheerleader" culture we seem to embrace.

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Keywording: Obama's dirty secrets or right wing assaults?

Fairly convinced at the moment that Obama will take the White House, I set myself to doing keyword searches to try to understand where things are going after January 2009. This conclusion comes to my regret as I have supported McCain for a broad group of reasons that have nothing to do with the BS this campaign has dumped in his lap, as far back into 1999.

Obama is overconfident, embraces inaction coated by colorful rhetoric (like Bill Clinton), and waits to drop his cards last. I don't like that, but I am perhaps going to have to live with it. So I figure I'd better try to figure out the deeper influences on this professional politician with hardly any real leadership experience who cannot even clearly express his reasons for attending a church for 20 years.

Thankfully, he has smarts, but that is only the wild card; I hope he has the humility and philosophical vibe to be more Kennedy than Clinton, more Eisenhower than GW Bush, more Reagan than Carter.

We'll see how this goes.

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Campbell Brown: use of middle name 'race-baiting'; dumb-baiting is OK

Commentary: Race-baiting wrong, but so is over-reaction - CNN.com
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Look everybody, we all know we are in uncharted territory here. Never before has there been an African-American presidential nominee. So without question, race is going to be a part of the conversation.

Race-baiting doesn't have to be and yet it is happening in this campaign. Twice this week, surrogates for Republican candidate Sen. John McCain have made a point of calling Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama, Barack "Hussein" Obama.

The implication here is clear. It's foreign sounding. It's Muslim sounding. It's un-American sounding. It's dangerous-sounding. What it is, is race-baiting. And that is what is dangerous.
Incredibly, Brown said this in a "No bias, no bull" commentary during her show, "Election Center". It ought to be called "Election Left", not center. Yet she says the "implication" is "clear"? What a screwy, classless PR job she's doing for the Obama campaign! To someone who lacks her - either closed-minded or intentionally ironic - bias, this was a glorious bait-and-switch effort to cast a bad light on McCain by knee-jerk political correctness and hypocrisy of the finest sort.

First, how is it that Hussein is foreign, yet Barack Obama does not sound that way? Wha? What Brown could not say, somehow, is that Obama's middle name is Saddam's last name, and that is the real reason the use of it sets off Obama fans. It is as if fate itself is going to force this man into the White House, despite a lack of leadership, military work, or even ever having run something aside from his campaigns.

What liberals are frightened of - I can only guess as I do not consider myself very liberal about much of anything - is that using "Hussein" will turn some simpletons otherwise sold on the two-year-old national politician Obama. This is a bit ironic - tragic, even - since Obama cannot seem to be first to comment on anything, including his own friendships and policies.

Why not just come out with it, Campbell Brown: Stop adding to the fakery managed so well by the Obama campaign and say, of the middle name, "it sounds like an enemy's name" instead of putting up the sensational term "race-baiting". Air your real worry rather than adding to the misinformation. Stop, for goodness sake, stop taking shots at McCain for these folks who are doing what? using Obama's given name against him? That is absurd for all but the most simple-minded. Absurd!

If people can hurt Obama's chances with his own middle name, he is way too insecure to be worthy of the Oval Office. You are servicing liberals by joining in that crazy talk, and ought to be brought out into the light as a propoganda voice of theirs, plain and simple. Of, get the act straight and stop playing to their tune.

This reminds me that Brown was only a burgeoning national face as an NBC desk anchor a few years ago. She replaced the coldly dumped Paula Zahn (disappeared without a trace months earlier), who was not so good, either, in my opinion. Zahn was dropped without a peep, so I guess I am not alone in feeling that way. It appears that CNN is convinced the 8 pm hour must have a woman who better suits an entertainment reporter, doing news that is far too deep for their thinking.

To her credit, Brown did have a clue about something that Larry King, the king of call-it-in hosting, couldn't grasp (see prior post). Thanks for this goes in part to her grandfather:
But let's also be careful here and use our heads. Some Obama supporters on the left are up in arms over something McCain said at the debate Tuesday night -- when he referred to Obama as, "that one."

McCain: It was an energy bill on the floor of the senate, loaded down with goodies. Billions for the oil companies. And it was sponsored by Bush and Cheney. You know who voted for it? Might never know. That one.

Some people have interpreted that comment as having racial undertones. Give me a break.
With that, there's some hope for her. Consistency? Not a chance. Good writing? Umm, no. But some slim glimmer of hope that she just might pull out a decent piece of journalism now and then.

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McCain referred to a black man as "that one"! That PIG!


Second: CNN is no longer just reporting the news, they are trying to get others to report on non-stories via Larry King. This is verbatim from the site article about the interview. What non-story depths have they fallen? This is bad even for King. (This is just the beginning for today, since Campbell Brown, an expert on not only babbling at GOP spokesmen, but also race-baiting, states that using Barack Obama's middle name - Hussein - is pure and simple "race baiting". See next post.)

Michelle Obama not offended by 'that one' comment - CNN.com
The wife of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama told CNN's Larry King on Wednesday that she is not offended by a much-publicized comment made toward her husband in Tuesday night's debate.

In the presidential matchup at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, GOP nominee John McCain criticized his Democratic rival for supporting the 2007 Bush-Cheney energy bill.

"It was an energy bill on the floor of the Senate, loaded down with goodies, billions for oil companies, and it was sponsored by Bush and Cheney. ... You know who voted for it? You might never know. That one," he said, gesturing toward Obama. "You know who voted against it? Me."
Coming up on CNN:
Tonight on Larry King! "Lint! Does its color matter in this election?" We ask the "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" hosts, and special guest, Donald Trump. Tune in for an exciting and highly relevant hour of discussion.

Barney Rubble didn't do it (again); Frank champions the rejection of responsibility (again)

Barney Frank barks back on blame - BostonHerald.com
U.S. Rep. Barney Frank claims some conservatives are trying to thwart new Wall Street regulation by blaming poor blacks for today’s crisis.

“This is an effort, I believe, to appeal to a kind of anger in people,” Frank, a Newton Democrat who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, told a Boston anti-foreclosure forum yesterday.

Frank charged that some Republicans attribute the mortgage mess to minority-lending laws like the Community Reinvestment Act - and, by extension, to poor blacks.

“The bizarre notion that the CRA . . . somehow is the cause of the whole problem, (some conservatives) don’t mind that,” the lawmaker said. “In the wake of the affordable-housing goals of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (and) the CRA, they get to take shots at poor people. And let’s be honest, the fact that some poor people are black doesn’t hurt, either, from their standpoint.”

And from the other side of things:

[Lobbyist Grover] Norquist denied in a phone interview that he or others are targetting blacks, saying he personally pins the crisis on “two fat white guys” - Frank and Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.)

The lobbyist charged that Frank and Dodd heavily supported the CRA, which Norquist said “coerced banks to make loans they didn’t want to make. Low-income African-Americans are the victims of what these chubby white guys (Frank and Dodd) did for them.”

I guess the Herald does not regard Frank's idiotic claims as decoys being thrown up so the Dems can disavow any knowledge or blame for the housing market and financial market crisis. Or maybe they're just leaving the commentary to the people in the story. (But how journalistic! Keep that up!) That takes real character. The kind of character that becomes a pedophile priest, a crooked cop on the make against poor grandmothers, a mayor who charges his personal affairs to the office. In other words, Frank is an ass whose time has passed, but the good voters of Newton and parts thereof will likely never vote him out.

It is a shame that liars and blamers are the current champions in our democracy. I guess party rule is going to have to be replaced by mob rule? Thank goodness there are no poor gay people or Frank would be all over that, too. Goodness forbid, are there any Democrat gay black handicapped poor people?!! Then he'll really distract us from the actual point of the story by accusing the GOP of taking shots!

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