The Acorn Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports Rich Chrismer, the St. Charles County elections director, says his office last week turned over to the FBI 15 voter registration cards with nonexistent addresses that had been submitted by the Barack Obama presidential campaign in Missouri. Chrismer said the bad addresses were noted by one of his employees who was checking on voter registrations. He said the FBI | Read More »
Iran Says Again: We Want Barack’s Policies
Ed Morrissey points out that the last thing that U.S. allies want is for America’s next President to change the common policy towards Iran and its nuclear program. Today Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations laid out quite clearly why that is what Iran wants, and why that is precisely what Barack Obama will do:
Iran Looks Forward to an Obama Win
Ed Morrissey points out that the last thing that U.S. allies want is for America’s next President to change the common policy towards Iran and its nuclear program. Today Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations laid out quite clearly why that is precisely what Barack Obama will do:
Obama Wants “Major Redistributive Change”
Conservative blogs are abuzz over an interview Barack Obama did in 2001 on the subject of Earl Warren’s Supreme Court and the public school financing system. It provides further ammunition for those who argue that Barack Obama is outside the mainstream on issues of wealth distribution. A partial transcript: MODERATOR: Good morning and welcome to Odyssey on WBEZ Chicago 91.5 FM and we’re joined by | Read More »
Get Ready for the New New Deal
I’ve written elsewhere about the plans of Congressional Democrats to ignite a torrent of new spending if Barack Obama wins the White House. The list of Congressional Democrats eager to christen a ‘New New Deal’ is stunning (and apparently now includes Obama himself). If Obama does win the White House, we might see a sort of coming out party for the New New Deal agenda | Read More »
On Brooks and Others
NRO points to an account of a discussion with David Brooks about a potential Barack Obama victory: During a chat with local press prior to a question-and-answer session with students at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts yesterday, Brooks went on to say that this election will be the end of a national Republican power arc that has been largely in place since the election of | Read More »
Obama’s Inaugural Address is Already Written
It’s important to be prepared, right? I mean, inauguration is just 87 days away. Why wait for the voters to render a verdict? Mr. Obama’s advisers are sifting résumés, compiling policy options and discussing where to hold his first news conference as president-elect. Democrats say Mr. Obama hopes to name key members of his White House, economic and security teams soon after the election. His | Read More »
“I Am Bill” (Ayers)
Iowahawk pens a simple ode to all the Bill Ayers laboring away at their dreams. A taste: I AM BILL. I love the Cubs. There’s nothing I enjoy more than sitting in the grandstands of Wrigley Field sipping a cold one, dreaming of the day when my beloved Chicago People’s Cubbies bring home the Castro trophy at the World Series of Socialist Peace and Beisbol. | Read More »
Ted Kennedy Works for His Legacy
While we continue to pray for Ted Kennedy and his loved ones, his prognosis is apparently not a hopeful one. Nevertheless, the last liberal lion is working on a legacy he can pass on to the next great liberal hope: socialized medicine.
Obama’s Just $4.3Trillion Short
Alan Reynolds points out that Barack Obama’s math just doesn’t add up: The new president, whoever he is, will start out facing a budget deficit of at least $1 trillion, possibly much more. Sen. Obama has nonetheless promised to devote another $1.32 trillion over the next 10 years to several new or expanded refundable tax credits and a special exemption for seniors, according to the | Read More »
HuffPo: What’s Wrong With Socialism, Anyway?
Barack Obama may not welcome defenses like this one, but they represent the views of many of his acolytes, nonetheless. It’s no secret that the liberal elites who’ll hold the levers of power in an Obama administration really are eager to give socialism its first real test in America. And while this essay comes from someone at Hufington Post, it would just as easily come | Read More »
Americans Who Don’t Love America
Over at Politico, a young reader tosses out a missive of instructive clarity, which a reporter instructively disowns, on the touchy subject of anti-Americanism. Clarity on this subject is always refreshing, standing as it does in contrast with the resolute imprecision and prevarication of the reporting on it. For instance, Mr. William Ayers is said to be an ‘anti-Vietnam War radical,’ which is like saying | Read More »
Economist: Obama’s Socialism Will Wreck the Economy
Economist Adam Lerrick asks whether the tax code is at a tipping point, and if Barack Obama will shove it over the edge: What happens when the voter in the exact middle of the earnings spectrum receives more in benefits from Washington than he pays in taxes? Economists Allan Meltzer and Scott Richard posed this question 27 years ago. We may soon enough know the | Read More »
Poll Confirms: Murtha in Trouble
Hot off the presses: Democratic Rep. John Murtha leads retired Army Lt. Col. William Russell by a little more than 4 percentage points, within the Susquehanna Poll’s 4.9-point margin of error. The poll of 400 likely voters was conducted for the Tribune-Review on Tuesday, amid uproar over Murtha’s statement that some of his constituents are racist… About 54 percent of voters among those polled say | Read More »
Liberals Against Free Speech
When Sarah Palin spoke in Grand Junction, Colorado the other day, a group of protesters tried to block her motorcade. Here’s a pretty pathetic video they put up, hoping to catch an example of the police abusing them. That effort is utterly wasted, as the police handle themselves appropriately and with class throughout — including at the end, when the nearest police officer says ‘thank | Read More »
Can Someone Get Biden a Map?
Joe Biden appeared did an interview with local Grand Junction, Colorado’s Channel 11, to talk about his swing through the state. In the interview, he mentioned that he would be traveling “very close to Grand Junction,” although he wasn’t sure exactly how close (starting at the 2:52 mark): The closest Biden will come on his 4 city tour (according to the Washington Post) is about | Read More »
Obama Still Pushing Class Warfare
What is it with Barack Obama and pie? A liberal blogger reports on his rally in Miami yesterday: He told us, “After eight years of Bush-McCain economics, the pie is shrinking. And what’s left of the pie has been eaten by millionaires and billionaires. Everybody here wants some pie. We want to grow the pie. And then we want a slice of the pie!” We | Read More »
Democrats Prepare for the new New Deal
Senior Congressional Democrats are doing their best not to reveal just how much they plan to expand government until after the election. Nevertheless, if you poke around, you see it’s more than a few back-benchers who are talking about reviving the New Deal. Rahm Emanuel, DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen, Chairmen Barney Frank, Rush Holt and Paul Kanjorski, and plenty of others are calling for | Read More »
I Agree With Barack Obama!
Barack in Florida today: Why then is Obama proposing tax increases that would hurt businesses and families?
Krugman: Obama’s Tax Increase Starts at $182K
Paul Krugman defends Barack Obama, and winds up asserting that his plan would raise taxes on families earning as little as $182,400 annually: What about the claim, based on Joe the Plumber’s complaint, that ordinary working Americans would face higher taxes under Mr. Obama? Well, Mr. Obama proposes raising rates on only the top two income tax brackets — and the second-highest bracket for a | Read More »