Filed under: Economy, Election 2008, Liberalism, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Democrat Demagogues, Democrat Spending, Dirty Tricks
Excellent video. It goes fast, so don’t hesitate to go back to catch things. It’s important.
UPDATE: YouTube has taken down this video — surprise, surprise — due to a copyright claim over the music used in the background. In other words, Democrats or the Obama campaign saw the video on Drudge, called Warner Music Group CEO, Edgar Bronfman Jr. , who just happens to be a MAJOR Democrat contributor, and told them to complain.
Hopefully the producer will cut out the music and re-release it. We will re-post it if we are able to find it.
In the meantime, please watch the second, also very important video. Be sure to watch all the way to the end for a word from former president Bill Clinton on who is responsible for the current financial crisis.
UP-UPDATE: The video has been re-released, with the offending music replaced with a less-effective classical soundtrack. The sound-bite from corrupt Chris Dodd was covered over by the music. But it is the headlines and visuals that are the most important part anyway. Watch both.
Filed under: Developing Nations, Foreign Policy, Liberalism, News, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics, Terrorism | Tags: Congressional Democrats, Democrat Demagogues, Dirty Tricks, Foreign Policy, Nancy Pelosi
President Alvaro Uribe of Columbia came to Washington this week to plead for a free trade pact. He didn’t come asking for very much — only that Congress keep its word on an agreement that will drop tariffs on American goods sold in Columbia. Columbia is perhaps the most valuable ally that America has ever had in Latin America.
President Uribe is looking for a chance to help his country develop as a democracy and prosper in a difficult region. The main result of the free trade agreement would be an increase in investments in his country, and an opportunity for America to sell more to Columbia. The more Columbia is allowed to develop and increase legal investment, the more it will help them to defeat terrorist groups and illegal drugs.
Last July, Columbia put its’ own men in harm’s way in a daring rescue of three Americans held hostage by FARC Marxist terrorists. For that, somebody should get a medal, let alone a trade agreement.
Instead, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who killed the free trade deal last April, refused to meet Uribe, and did not even acknowledge a White House invitation to an event in his honor. Later, her staff complained that Uribe did not call her.
Pelosi has offered a variety of excuses, but the motive seems to be paying attention to the demands of Big Labor at election time. Harry Reid, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson, supposed Latin experts, seemed unaware of the message that their treatment of Uribe sent to the region.
But Governor Sarah Palin, who is supposed to be a foreign policy lightweight, asked to meet with Uribe on Tuesday in New York. Way to go, Sarah. At least someone knows how to behave when an important leader comes to our country. And she puts our country’s interests ahead of politics, as well.
Filed under: Election 2008, History, Liberalism, Military, News, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Debunking Liberal Lies, Democrat Demagogues, Dirty Tricks, Election 2008, John McCain, Liberal lies, Obama, Politics, War on Terror
Oh dear. The Democrat Disinformation Department had another meeting, and apparently sent out a memo. A specific word has been injected into the campaign chatter.
Jim Geraghty at the Campaign Spot at National Review Online spotted an interesting pattern:
Barack Obama, appearing on Larry King Live : “Where Senator McCain I think is confused is the difference between tactics and strategy.”
Joe Biden, the same day on a campaign conference call” “As a consequence of their profound confusion [Bush and McCain] make profound mistakes.”
The liberal blog The Carpetbagger Report uses the word “confused” in almost every post about McCain.
Think Progress does exactly the same.
AmericaBlog uses the words “McCain and confused” together 108 times.
Obama surrogate John Kerry, on a conference call on June 11; “McCain confuses who Iran is training, he confuses what the makeup of al Qaeda is, he confuses the history going back to 68 of what has happened to Sunni and Shia”, Kerry said.
On the same call, Obama adviser Susan Rice cited a “pattern of confusing the basic facts and reality that pertain to Iraq.”
If you remember, Wesley Clark embarrassed everyone by sneering at John McCain’s military service. W.Va. Senator John D. Rockefeller IV said that McCain was a fighter pilot who fired missiles and didn’t care where they landed or who they hit. Obama surrogate Rand Beers said that since McCain was in prison camp he didn’t really know anything about the Vietnam War, Ed Schultz called McCain a “warmonger”. Tom Harkin claimed that McCain’s coming from a military culture was dangerous, and that McCain had a hard time thinking beyond that. After public response, they had to drop that avenue of attack.
This all seems to belong to the “throw it up against the wall and see what sticks” method of campaigning. Try anything, and if it doesn’t work drop it down the memory hole.
The “confused” theme seems a particularly tacky approach. Obama has neither the character nor the experience to be attacking his opponent on that basis.
John McCain’s own story of what it was like to be a POW in North Vietnam, published in U.S. News in 1973 is available here in 9 parts, and is well worth reading in this election year.
John McCain has never claimed that his military service alone qualified him to run for the presidency. It does, however, give great credence to his character. But as John Hawkins of Right Wing News said:”If the willingness to fight for your country, put your life on the line and suffer the brutality that John McCain suffered as a POW doesn’t make the cut as far as qualifications go, how far below that does a “community organizer” show up on the list of non-qualifications?”