Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Election 2010, Freedom, News, Politics | Tags: Barney Frank, Debunking Liberal Lies, Democrat Dirty Tricks, Financial Crisis, Sean Bielat
Barney Frank, that most dishonest Democrat, may, the good Lord willing, lose his job this November. His district voted for Scott Brown in that special election, and it’s looking increasingly likely that they will give Barney the boot as well.
Barney’s challenger is the supremely qualified, and far more honorable Sean Bielat. Sean is a Major in the US Marine Corps Reserves, a successful businessman, and a Harvard graduate, just to scratch the surface. Because Barney Frank is one of the supreme architects of the financial meltdown, having lead Democrats in blocking Republicans’ attempts to reform Fannie and Freddie, I watched the Bielat/Frank debates with great interest, and my primary observation was that while Sean was calm, cool and collected, striking blow after blow, Barney Frank was a nervous wreck, fidgeting, constantly interrupting, and desperately looking at the moderator as if pleading for mercy from the devastating onslaught of Sean Bielat’s barrage of unbeatable facts.
So now Barney is scared. How scared? This scared:
Upon exiting the most recent debate with Barney Frank, located at WGBH studios in Boston, MA, Republican Congressional candidate, Sean Bielat, gets heckled by a Barney Frank “supporter” while talking to the media. While watching this video, we realized that we recognized this “supporter”. We received confirmation from two eyewitnesses that the mysterious cameraman was none other than Barney Frank’s pot-growing boyfriend, James Ready.
I can’t think of a race that better exemplifies what this election is all about — defeating corrupt, ruling-class socialists and replacing them with principled, honest, good men and women. You can help Bielat defeat one of America’s most loathsome politicians here. Go Sean!
(h/t Doug Powers @ Michelle Malkin)
Filed under: Capitalism, Economy, Law, Taxes | Tags: Andrew Klavan, Dodd Bill, Financial Crisis
Andrew Klavan tackles the financial crisis, and explains the connections. He also explains, with brief humor, why the Dodd Financial Reform bill is such a disaster. Under the guise of “protecting consumers” they encourage risk on Wall Street, offer taxpayer bailouts, and don’t reform any of the things that need reforming.
The Financial Crisis was caused by government, not Wall Street. It was not caused by deregulation, but by bad regulation. Fannie and Freddie, the Government Sponsored Enterprises, are in desperately bad shape.
Freddie Mac just posted another staggering quarterly loss — $8 billion in just the first quarter. That’s after taxpayers have supplied $60 billion in bailouts. The Republican alternative to the Dodd bill aims to wind down and break up Fannie and Freddie on a 15 year timeline, and to limit taxpayer exposure in the meantime. The Democrats want to kick that problem down the road, and they are still encouraging home loans to buyers who cannot meet prudent banking standards.
Economist Alan Reynolds points out Obama’s tendency to cram bills through by picking a business to demonize. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield was the victim in the Health Care Bill when they were accused of raising premiums “by anywhere from 35-39 percent” except no one could find anyone who paid 39% more. For the Dodd Bill, the demon is Goldman Sachs, with a suspiciously timed civil suit as a flimsy excuse. And of course the bill is favored by Goldman, which tells you how straightforward this is.
So there’s a lot of reading if you want to bone up on the Dodd Bill, but Andrew Klavan has it pretty much exactly right.
Filed under: Economy, Election 2008, Politics | Tags: Democrat lies, Economy, Fannie Mae, Financial Crisis, John McCain, Taxes
Two great new ads about the real Barack Obama from NeverFindOut.Org. Pretty devastating if you ask me. Just wish the McCain campaign were running more like them.
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Filed under: Conservatism, Economy, Election 2008, History, Liberalism, Media Bias, News, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Debunking Liberal Lies, Democrat lies, Democrats, Fannie Mae, Financial Crisis, Freddie Mac, John McCain, Obama
It’s about TIME!
After weeks of Democrats disingenuously blaming the housing crisis on Republican policy and their supposed deregulation, John McCain is hitting back with a new ad proving that it was Republicans who have been pushing to regulate Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac and corrupt Democrats who blocked the reforms.
If you’re like me, and you don’t live in a battleground state, chances are you haven’t seen these ads. And considering the media isn’t about to cover this election fairly, ads like these are one of the few places most Americans can get a glimpse of the other side of the story.
It’s a powerful ad — especially since it stars Bill Clinton. It could be even more hard-hitting, but its a good start. It’s a 60 second ad, which makes it more expensive to air. If you agree, email the McCain Campaign, and tell them you want more ads like this. (And if you can, contribute so they can afford it.)
A good ad giving a taste of how a McCain/Palin ticket would address economic problems with solid conservative principles:
And another new ad, directly taking on Obama’s policy proposals and his dishonest portrayal of them:
And lastly, a few ads that have been out for a while that I either didn’t see, or that bear repeating: