Filed under: Conservatism, Election 2008, Liberalism, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Al Gore, John Kerry, John McCain, Obama, Polls, President Bush
Many Republicans are fretting over recent polling (RCP average Obama +5.9) in the presidential election, fearing, as some pundit on CNN declared, “the election is over”. Liberals, on the other hand, are quite cocky.
But let’s hold on for just a second and put things in persepective. A quick google search indicates things may not be as dire as Republicans fear and liberals, and the media (redundant, I know) would have us believe. Let’s take a little trip back in the time machine:
Newsweek Sept 30-Oct 2, 2004: Kerry 49 Bush 46
AP/Ipsos October 4-6, 2004: Kerry 50 Bush 46
Reuters/Zogby October 6-8, 2004: Kerry 46 Bush 45
Gallup Sept 30-Oct 2, 2000: Gore: 47 Bush 39
And there is more reason for optimism. As HotAir reports, the McCain campaign is saying it’s going to take the gloves off and start calling attention to Obama’s nefarious associations with criminals and radicals since the MSM won’t.
If they also start pointing the finger at Obama and Democrats for the financial crisis, and drawing attention to the big bucks and advisers Obama got from Fannie Mae, then things might actually turn around.
Filed under: Conservatism, Economy, Election 2008, Liberalism, Media Bias, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Bailout, Debunking Liberal Lies, Democrat lies, Democrats, Fannie Mae, Financial Crisis, Freddie Mac, Obama, President Bush
Another video explaining Democrats complicity in the financial crisis. Notice the alternative media are the only ones covering this most important story. The most important story this election season and the “mainstream” media, desperate to drag Obama across the finish line at all costs, won’t cover it. Isn’t that the very definition of a lie of omission?
Please forward these videos and stories to the people you know — especially Democrats and independents — and ask them to forward them as well. Post them on your blog or myspace. Encourage others to circulate them. America seems poised to elect the very people who did this to our financial system so they can do it to our healthcare system and who knows what else.
Filed under: Foreign Policy, Iraq, Military | Tags: Harry Reid, Joe Biden, John McCain, Nancy Pelosi, President Bush, Sarah Palin, Support the Troops!
While we are all watching the conventions, while the media is busing beating up on 17 year old girls, America’s finest men and women are wrapping up victory in Iraq…
On Monday, while Democrats waited to see if Hurricane Gustav would be another Katrina and the GOP juggled its convention schedule, U.S. commanders formally returned responsibility for security in Iraq’s Anbar province to the Iraqi Army and police.
Maybe you missed it. The New York Times Web page had three stories on Bristol Palin. The Washington Post’s online magazine, Slate, is running a “Name Bristol Palin’s Baby” contest. And Us Weekly has “Babies, Lies and Scandal” on its cover.
Victory in Iraq can’t compete in an environment where Bristol’s boyfriend is more thoroughly investigated than Obama’s lifelong association with Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers. [read more]
General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, said declining violence in Baghdad raised the possibility that American combat troops could leave the capital by next summer.
Asked in an interview with the Financial Times whether it was feasible that US combat forces could leave Baghdad by July, he said: “Conditions permitting, yeah.” [read more]
Despite Barack Obama and the Democrats most vigorous efforts to ensure the war and the surge became, in Harry Reid’s and Nancy Pelosi’s words, “a failure” and “lost”, America’s men and women in uniform are returning and will be increasingly returning in victory and with the great honor they so deserve.
And yes, that credit must be shared by John McCain and President George W. Bush. And not one iota of credit will ever go to Barack Obama and the Democrats who would have had us pull out long ago, leaving Iraq and indeed the region embroiled in war and genocide.
And yet they want you to believe they have the “judgment” to lead us in the next unknown crisis.
The success they opposed in Iraq proves they absolutely do not.
Filed under: Foreign Policy, News, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: President Bush, South Korea
An enormous crowd, estimated at 15,000 South Koreans came out to welcome and praise George Bush in Seoul last Tuesday. And unlike another recent political rally, it didn’t take free beer, food and rock bands to get them there. It wasn’t the work of a political campaign or the government, this was 15,000 citizens who wanted to show their support for President Bush and the United States, even though they knew President Bush would be unable to stop at the rally.
I know this happened last week, but I still want to document it, since the “mainstream” media did their best to obfuscate and hide it, as they did with the huge pro-Bush rallies where hundreds of thousands came to cheer and welcome President Bush in Georgia, Slovakia, and other parts of eastern Europe, and across Africa. And it took quite a while to hunt down the photographs and links — to be honest, I had to capture several of them from Asian video reports because frankly, the Western media had very few pictures of the pro-Bush rallies…. Fancy that!
Contrary to the highly misleading and universally negative reports you may have read from the NYT, AP, Reuters and others, with headlines such as “Bush visit divides South Korea” and “Anti-Bush” Protesters Battle Police in Seoul”, which was later changed to, “In South Korea, Mixed Reaction to Bush” — the purpose of the protests was not to protest President Bush, or the Iraq war — the so-called “anti-Bush” protest was actually only a couple of hundred people and they were a continuation of larger, on-going demonstrations against importing US beef and in support of North Korea. But of course mad cow disease, Korean McDonald’s and communists don’t fit the desired narrative.
So, we are left to sift through the bull. Here’s what the media didn’t want you to see: [click images for larger versions]
Our military personnel in South Korea gave Bush a raucous welcome as well
Meanwhile, in North Korea…
The communists are pumping out propaganda that, aside from language, is virtually indistinguishable (warning: R-rated language) from the rants of the Air America/Daily Kos left — complete with chimpanzee comparisons! But hey, at least they have universal heath care provided by the government and their Dear Leader!
Filed under: Conservatism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Election 2008, Energy, Environment, Liberalism, News, Politics | Tags: Democrat Dirty Tricks, Democrat lies, Gas Prices, Jimmy Carter, Nancy Pelosi, Obama, President Bush, Republicans
April 18, 1977 • President Jimmy Carter made energy policy the centerpiece of his administration. He declared that achieving energy independence was the “Moral equivalent of war”. Later that year he signed the law creating the United States Department of Energy to manage America’s energy crisis.
1978 • The Iranian revolution caused a shortfall in oil exports and prices doubled over the next couple of years. Carter, wearing a sweater on national television, urged Americans to turn down their thermostats.
July 15, 1979 • “Beginning this moment, this nation will never use more foreign oil than we did in 1977 — never”, Carter declared. He put solar panels on the White House and proposed a $142 billion energy plan which would achieve energy independence by 1990. This plan included a solar bank to achieve the goal of 20% of our energy coming from solar power by the year 2000, created a $20 billion Synfuels program. And he even began to cut back on Richard Nixon’s price controls on oil.
January, 1981 • Ronald Reagan, on the day be became president ended the remaining federal regulations on domestic oil supplies and prices, allowing oil prices for the first time since 1971 to fall and rise with world market levels. He removed Carter’s solar panels and in December 1985, he dismantled the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corp. What happened when all the governmental attempts to manage the energy supply ended? Oil prices dropped from their peak at the time of $37 per barrel in 1981 to $14 per barrel in 1986.
1991 • President George H.W. Bush ‘s strategy was “reducing our dependence on foreign oil.” This included a U.S. Advanced Battery Consortium in cooperation with the Big Three automakers to develop a lightweight battery system for electric vehicles, with a fuel efficient prototype car by 2004.
1992 • President Bill Clinton proposed a BTU tax on fossil fuels, creating a tax on natural gas, coal and nuclear power and a two times higher tax on crude oil, which would have cost the average family between $300 – $400 a year, and a plan to produce a prototype car that was 3X more fuel efficient by 2004.
2001 • George W. Bush introduced a comprehensive energy plan that allowed more drilling for oil and gas, new refineries, building nuclear power plants, revamping the U.S. electricity grid, and asked for $10 billion in tax breaks to encourage energy efficiency and alternative energy. Perhaps you remember the outrage of the Democrats in Congress about Cheney’s Energy Committee because the Vice President met with oil company executives to talk about energy. Congress rejected the energy plan.
2002 • Rejected.
2003 • Rejected.
August 10, 2005 • The Onion does an article: “Bush Vows to Eliminate U.S. Dependence on Oil By 4920″
July 31, 2008 • Barack Obama advises Americans that they can improve their gas mileage by keeping their tires properly inflated: “We could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups.” PowerLine’s John Hinderaker ran the numbers and suggested it would take about 11,308 years of proper inflation to equal all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling.
August 1, 2008 • Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, claiming that “I’m trying to save the planet”, again blocked, not only a vote on offshore drilling, but any debate on offshore drilling. She knows that if the issue is brought to the floor, it would pass, for many Democrats have started to shift their views. She quickly gavelled the session to an end and shut the chamber down as the Democrats departed for a five week vacation. Republicans turned the lights back on, and proceeded to attack the Democrats for leaving town without doing anything about lowering gas prices.
Republicans got the sound system working, and invited tourists in to watch the debate. They had flip charts and ordered in pizza. The talk-in was spontaneous. Mike Pence, R-Ind, said that as the House’s regular session neared it’s end, he and Tom Price, R-Ga, were talking about staging more than 100 5-minute speeches, when Price said if the House adjourned, “We should Just stay.” So they did.
The gallery closed on schedule at 4:30, and Representative Price finally called an end to the demonstration and led the group in an a capella rendition of “God Bless America”.
In Chapter 2, I will explain the Democrats’ position. In the meantime, consider just who it is that has blocked increasing our domestic energy supply for over 30 years. Just as they continue to do to this very day:
Filed under: Conservatism, Domestic Policy, Economy, Election 2008, Energy, Environment, News, News the Media Doesn't Want You to Hear, Politics | Tags: Democrat lies, Drilling, Gas Prices, Liberal lies, oil, President Bush
Contrary to Barack Obama’s and Democrats’ mantra that “we can’t drill our way out” of high gas prices, one day after President Bush announced that he was rescinding the executive order that prohibited drilling off America’s coasts, the price of oil experienced its biggest decline in 17 years, at one point plummeting more than $10 off the day’s high to settle $6.44 lower.
And that’s with the full knowledge that no drilling can begin until congress also lifts restrictions. Imagine how much the price will decline when that happens, let alone when oil starts flowing.
Nancy Pelosi accidentally conceded last week that Republicans have been right all along when she demanded the president open the strategic oil reserves to reduce the price of oil. An unwitting admission that increasing supply lowers cost.
Democrats: wrong on oil, wrong on energy, wrong on the economy. Pay close enough attention and you’ll soon discover that Democrats are wrong on almost everything.
Filed under: Conservatism, History, News, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: FOX News, In Memoriam, President Bush, Tony Snow, White House
We were very saddened to hear that Tony Snow lost his long battle with cancer early this morning.
Tony Snow, the former White House press secretary and conservative pundit who bedeviled the press corps and charmed millions as a FOX News television and radio host, died Saturday after a long bout with cancer. He was 53.
A syndicated columnist, editor, TV anchor, radio show host and musician, Snow worked in nearly every medium in a career that spanned more than 30 years. [read more]
I loved watching Tony spar with the press — especially after the incompetent boob McClellan. It was a joy to see him bat them around like a cat with a ball of yarn, always one step ahead. It was reassuring to see that he was sometimes as exasperated with their biased inanities as the rest of us.
During a tenure marked by friendly jousting with journalists, Snow often danced around the press corps, occasionally correcting their grammar and speech even as he responded to their questions.
“Tony did his job with more flair than almost any press secretary before him,” said William McGurn, Bush’s former chief speechwriter. “He loved the give-and-take. But that was possible only because Tony was a man of substance who had real beliefs and principles that he was more than able to defend.”
Above all, it was always clear that Tony Snow was a very good and decent man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and three children.
Nancy Pelosi releases classy statement. Good for her.
Filed under: Conservatism, Election 2008, Foreign Policy, History, Liberalism, News, Politics, Terrorism, The Constitution | Tags: BDS, DailyKos, Democrat lies, Liberal lies, MoveOn.Org, Nutroots, President Bush
Democrats have finally capitulated, after years of lies and demagoguery, to President Bush’s and Republican’s view of FISA laws and presidential authority to conduct warrantless wiretaps in the interests of national security. The 69-28 vote wasn’t even close. Obama’s promised filibuster didn’t materialize. Indeed, he voted for it.
But why did it pass so overwhelmingly when Democrats have been so hysterical over it? How is it possible that president Bush could win when his approval ratings are so low, you ask?
Because Democrats were pandering to their deranged base, they put the nation through all this division and animus for political expediency, and because in the end, President Bush was right, Republicans were right, Democrats were wrong, and they knew it all along.
To which all I can say is: NEENER NEENER NEENER!!!!!