John McCain Was Right About Bailout Vote

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Barry “Himmler” Obama mocked John McCain for claiming that the administration’s $700 billion bailout plan lacked the votes to pass.  At the White House meeting last Thursday, Obama was insulting and abusive to everyone in the room.  The man who didn’t know that the inauguration is in January and not November appeared not to know that he wasn’t President.

Turns out McCain was right.  Even after making progress in Washington last week and over the weekend, the bailout package still lacked a majority in the House.  

Forty percent of Democrats voted against the bill, along with two-thirds of Republicans.  Republicans who voted against the bill cited constituent opposition and Nancy Pelosi’s post-agreement bitch-session from her pulpit in the House Chamber. 

Kudos to the GOP Representatives who had the courage to vote against the bill.

McCain Honorable; Obama Not

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John McCain took an enormous risk today by suspending his campaign for President in order to do his job as a Senator, party leader, and statesman.  He returned to Washington to help prevent an economic depression brought about by Obama’s financial advisors, among others.

Barack Obama ratcheted up the heat on McCain and Bush, blaming them for what his friends have done to America.

McCain is noble and honorable; Obama is a putz.

Obama said today this is the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, yet it doesn’t rise to a level requiring him to actually do his job. 

Anyone who votes for Obama after all this deserves the cesspool of a country that the commie from South Chicago hopes to deliver.  But what about the rest of us?  Where do we go to get our liberty back?

Thief Jim Johnson Still Obama’s Economic Advisor

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On the night that the President of the United States described America’s current economic condition in terms reminiscent of the Great Depression comes word from Ben Smith at Politico that one of the chief architects of the next depression, Countrywide and Fannie Mae thief James Johnson, is advising Barack Obama on how to proceed on this crisis.

Smith quotes former Senator Tom Daschle:

Jim Johnson and I have scheduled another informal breakfast discussion and update on the campaign early next month.

Taking the advice of a disgraced national criminal like Johnson, and doing so with no shame or attempt at concealment, demonstrates the maddening hubris of Barack Obama.  It’s one of the many factors that make the man truly hate-able.  More hate-able than Bill Clinton ever was.

There’s no doubt as to why Obama must work with Johnson:  Johnson, Franklin Raines, and their minions at Fannie Mae and Countrywide have given money to Obama at historic rates.  Few politicians of any party have received so much cash in so short a time from so small a cadre as Obama’s received from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac personnel:  $42,000 a year since Obama’s entered the Senate.  By contrast, the second-place bribe-taker, Hillary Clinton, has received $10,000 a year. 

Countdown to Post-Linehan Era

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Last week, Rams owner Chip Rosenbloom all but promised Rams fans that head coach Scott Linehan would be fire along with others responsible for assembling and running the worst football in the NFL.

You might think that Linehan and the Rams would have opened a can of backs-against-the-wall whoopass on the 0-2 Seahawks today. 

They didn’t.  Apparently, they fumbled the whoopass can in the locker room before the game, drenching themselves with the toxic substance.

For 3 of the 4 quarters of today’s game against Seahawks, Jim Haslett’s defense looked like they had a  lot Seahawk skill players on their fantasy teams.  At the end of the first quarter, Seattle led the Rams 17-0 in points and 146 to 6 in total offense. 

Both the St. Louis and the Fox broadcasters were dumbfounded by the incompetence and weakness of the Rams’ defense.  A streaker on crutches could have broken some of the attempted tackles Ty Hill and other Rams defenders threw on the Seahawks’ running backs.

Expect changes Monday. Head coach Scott Linehan and defensive coordinator Jim Haslett will get pink slips along with front office disaster Jay Zigmunt.  Zigmunt pushed out popular and successful GM Charlie Armey wanting complete control of player personnel.  Apparently he sought to destroy the team that Armey built into a two-time NFC champion earlier in the decade.

Adam Schefter on disagrees that the Rams would make a mid-season change.  But Schefter says in the same post that Haslett would be a contender to replace Linehan.  Fat chance.  Haslett is half the reason Linehan is on the rocks, the other half being shared by a porous offensive line and a quarterback who falls to pieces in the red zone.

Shefter mentions Rams’ wide receivers coach Henry Ellard as a possible replacement for Linehan.  That move would make sense.  I’d also look for Chip Rosenbloom to lure former Rams’s coach Dick Vermeil to take over for Zigmunt and to name a permanent head coach and defensive coordinator.  Consider the possibility that Bill Cowher might entertain a short stint as defensive coordinator.j

At this point, there’s no reason not to fire Linehan.  The players did nothing to save his job today.   At 0-3 with Buffalo, Washington, and Dallas the next up, 0-6 is almost assured.  Linehan won’t be back next year.  A coaching change now at least gives fans a reason not to sell their tickets to the visiting team.


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From the

Mercury News:

Barack Obama made the calamity on Wall Street the central theme of his case against John McCain on Saturday, invoking the crisis to pound his rival on Social Security, health care and government reform.

Let me get this straight:  The highest-paid Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac politician on the planet wants to blame the financial crisis on the only politician whom Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were unable to bribe

Obama needs a swift kick to the groin.

I won’t let this rest:  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paid Barack Obama 4 times as much as any other member of Congress.  Obama is their bitch. 

Obama did $42,116.33 a year worth of bidding for the people who brought on the financial crisis.  Don’t let him forget it. 

Jay Tea, lifelong Democrat, has turned away from Obama.  Every open-minded Democrat should find out why.  Congratulation, Jay, and kudos for your candor and spine.

Why Vote Republican

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I’ll be 45 years old in a few days.  With my wife asleep on the couch and the kids scattered around town and home doing their own things, I wandered out onto the deck an hour ago to take a quick inventory of my life.

It’s easy, as one gets older, to feel sorry for himself.  Well, maybe it’s not feeling sorry for oneself as much as regretting some of the decisions we’ve made.  That lasted about five seconds. 

I looked up through a couple of holes in the clouds that have covered St. Louis since yesterday and saw the brightest damn stars set against blue-black midnight sky.  That self-pity and self-recrimination faded in a second a second.  Instead of missed opportunities and bad decisions, in that star I saw eternal hope; in the heavens behind it, boundless opportunity.

The greatest discoveries and finest inventions of my lifetime are not behind me–they’re somewhere before me.  The greatest moments in American history didn’t happen in a history book I read in grade school, but are gestating inside the minds and hearts of my sons and daughter.  That star is our future, and the field on which it shines a stage. 

Now, a lot of wondrous things have happened in my life.  We “broke the surly bonds of earth” to explore space, the moon, and Mars.  We put computers in every home connected by a global internetwork.  We have cell phones that put us in communication with anyone, anywhere, anytime. And that’s just a few technological achievements.

In my lifetime, we’ve wiped out diseases and gained the upper hand on many others.  We’ve knocked back evil communism to a containable few square miles here and there.  We’ve deposed despots, as Americans have for centuries, and we’ve managed to do it without become despots ourselves.

Still, we’ve only scratched the surface of our potential.

For most of my life, these accomplishments and the ones that came before them and made them possible, relied on only about 30 percent of the American population.  Women and blacks comprised 61percent of the US population most of life, and most of my life we ignored their potential contributions.  Add in Hispanics and immigrants from other countries, and the population allowed to contribute to our greatness was even smaller.

Some look at the fact of our past stupidity and say it proves us weak.  I look at our accomplishments despite such shortcomings and say it proves us great.  In this century, we can accomplish 60 percent more than we did in the last without working any harder.  If we can put a man on the moon and cure polio with white men, imagine what we can do with the whole population. 

But we might not accomplish much more. 

There are some in our society who think America is a drain on the world, an insult to God and nature, a blight on world history.  These people look into the midnight sky and see the stars as weapons aimed on our heads for our misdeeds.  Where I see hope, they see guilt.  Where I see opportunity, they see curses.  Where I see joy, they see avarice. 

These people support Barack Obama.

The hope Obama speaks of isn’t hope at all.  It’s bondage.  It’s bondage to the failed ideologies that we put down in the Cold War.  It’s the failed and feeble idea that most people are incapable of making good decisions and doing the right thing.  It’s a corollary belief that the few with intelligence and good judgment are corrupt and use their smarts to take advantage of the rest.

I utterly refute this notion.

If the world is divided into feeble-minded saints and intelligent crooks, then who among us is fit to protect the one from the other?  If cognitive agility must manifest itself as cheating and stealing, then the do-gooders are either too stupid to achieve their noble ends or phonies feigning virtue to fool the masses. 

In other words, if Barack Obama is right, then Barack Obama must be wrong or stupid. 

I’ve had this problem with liberalism since I was about 10 years old.  They always want to protect us from some possible danger, and they always want us to cede a bit of our freedom to them.  They want us to believe that only they can protect us from the nameless forces that wish us harm.  And if we’ll give them our power, they’ll use it for good.

So we gave them the New Deal and the Great Society and Medicare, Medicaid, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the minimum wage, food stamps, and countless other financial freedoms, yet they tell us that poverty and disease are worse now than ever before.  How could that be? 

We gave them Détente and surrendered Vietnam, but the Soviet Union just marched on to Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.  How could that be?  The liberals promised that if we stopped shooting the commies, they’d retreat.

The liberals were wrong.

But we had a president who said, “enough!”  He stood at the Brandenburg Gate and  demanded that it be opened.  And it was.  He stood before Congress and demanded it give back to the people some of the power the people had ceded in good faith.  And Congress obeyed.  He stood before the American people and said, “I believe in you,” and his faith was vindicated a thousand times over in the next 15 years.

We seem to have lost some of the magic that president gave us.  We seem, once again, to be questioning the virtue and wonder of this shining city on a hill.  Many of us seem very willing–almost eager–to surrender ourselves to some despot who promises to use OUR power, OUR rights, OUR strengths on our behalf. 

Don’t be that lazy or cowardly.  Only a coward would cede his God-given rights to some scrawny wimp egghead to use, supposedly, on our behalf.  We are Americans.  We take care of ourselves and of the world around us.  We don’t need government to protect us from the unnamed, unseen enemies who might harm us.  We need government only to protect us from the enemies WITH names and faces.  We’ll take care of the rest ourselves.


P.S.  If I plagiarized Ronald Reagan in this post, I apologize.  I think Ronnie would forgive me.

I Guess I’m a Racist

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Time magazine’s Karen Tumulty says that criticizing Franklin Raines–the heart and soul of our current economic near-meltdown–is racism because . . . Raines is black.

Therefore, criticizing any black is racism.

I’ve criticized and accused Franklin Raines brutally in the past two weeks, so I must be a regular David Dukes. 

Perhaps Karen Tumulty needs to change her meds.

Readers may not believe this, but I didn’t realize Raines was black until after I’d posted the second of my blog posts linking to Obama to Raines and Johnson and others responsible for the housing bubble and meltdown.  Not that I’d have done anything differently.  But until Obama’s candidacy, we were living something like a post-racial period.  It was wackos like Tumulty who reinvigorated race in American politics–not Obama’s candidacy and not the right.  It was the people who make a fortune fomenting racial hatred.  And they should be driven out on rail.