10 questions for an Obama voter
We’ve been asking economics students who support Obama a few questions. Here they are, with a representative sample of the answers: Did you support NAFTA and CAFTA? “Yes.” Do you support the Columbia Free Trade Agreement? “Sure.” Do you support the South Korea Free Trade Agreement? “Yeah.” Do you support increasing tariffs on Chinese goods? “No.” Do you support farm subsidies? “No.” Do you support | Read More »
Tonight’s fortune cookie predicts victory
“Fight for it. You will come out on the top.”
New Hampshire GOTV: A great story
The Republican base is angry but they are in no mood to punish their party now. They’re determined to defend the America they love. A few days ago, while going door-to-door for McCain-Palin in New Hampshire, I met a man who was worried about the future of our country. He was worried about Barack Obama’s plans to raise taxes, and he was none too pleased | Read More »
Trivia blast from the past
Do you know the answer? No Googling allowed. In that case, “personality” will definitively have triumphed over “issues,” and the transformation of the Presidency of the United States into the presidency of the student council will be complete.
OBAMA THANKS TRINITY CHURCH PASTOR!
Promoted from diaries. How… interesting. – Moe Lane Yesterday speaking at a rally in Cleveland, Barack Obama thanked Rev. Otis Moss III, the incumbent pastor at Trinity United Church of Christ and successor to Jeremiah Wright! Fast-forward to 5:37 – “And also, a great friend and one of the wisest men I know. Please give a big round of applause to Reverend Otis Moss!” This | Read More »
Obama quotes Chairman Mao?
I don’t know Rob Boyce, but kudos to him for spotting the possible true source of Obama’s “righteous wind” refrain. Boyce cites Google Books: The Ill Wind of Opportunism is Falling, the Righteous Wind of Socialism Is on the Rise” Get out the vote, RedStaters. If we don’t turn some more states Red, we’ll be reading from Little Red Books.
New Hampshire GOTV: What a weekend!
Lots of door-knocking and phone-calling in New Hampshire this weekend to get out the vote. There are McCain-Palin signs everywhere, even southern NH. The sign people have done a terrific job. The Obama folks decided to give New Hampshire a try, after all–they must know they are in trouble. We saw them working one of the same neighborhoods as us and waved a friendly hello. | Read More »
Millions of Joes can save America
From Politicsweb.co.za, a South African political blog: The American idea is in danger. The vision of limited government and unlimited opportunity that the United States cherished long after other nations succumbed to the false temptations of socialism is hours away from execution. It is being killed by a vain radicalism that lost the political and ideological battles of the Cold War but has returned in | Read More »
Is the LA Times covering for Daley?
Most people have overlooked the fact that Sen Barack Obama wasn’t the only guest at Rashid Khalidi’s farewell. The guest list included Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, who would surely be embarrassed by the release of the tape of the event currently being held by the L.A. Times. The fact that the L.A. newspaper is owned by the Tribune Company of Chicago is of more than | Read More »
New Hampshire GOTV: The beast, unleashed
The New Hampshire GOTV is up and running! And it is awesome. I have never seen more enthusiasm in a political campaign than I’m seeing in New England right now. At call centers, you can’t get a spare seat or a free telephone. Students are piling into vans from all over the region. The Democrats? They’re busing their people to Ohio. Either they’re supremely overconfident | Read More »
Socialists endorse Obama (2000)
Wow. Barack Obama’s endorsement in 2000 from the Democratic Socialists of America: Barak Obama is serving only his second term in the Illinois State Senate so he might be fairly charged with ambition, but the same might have be said of Bobby Rush when he ran against Congressman Charles Hayes. Obama also has put in time at the grass roots, working for five years as | Read More »
The Chicago mafia descends
The new White House Chief of Staff is Chicago congressman Rahm Emanuel. President-elect Barack Obama has it all figured out already. Axelrod’s angling for a White House job, and there will be plenty of other Chicago friends coming along. There’s just the minor formality of an election now, which they’re doing their best to buy or steal… We can still stop them, folks. We’ve got | Read More »
GREAT NEWS! Economist endorses Obama
The Economist has endorsed Barack Obama for president. Given Mr Obama’s inexperience, the lack of clarity about some of his beliefs and the prospect of a stridently Democratic Congress, voting for him is a risk. Yet it is one America should take, given the steep road ahead. Yes, folks, that is an actual endorsement. Talk about damning with faint praise! There’s more: So Mr Obama’s | Read More »
Walk This Way!
Via the Boston Herald (emphasis added): “I’ve been a hardcore Republican my whole life,” he told the Herald. “My mother and father drilled into me from the very start that if you work hard and be positive, you’ll get what you’re working for. I guess I’m living proof of that.” Of criticism about McCain’s age, Perry said: “My mother’s in her 80s and she does | Read More »
Cuban-Americans getting funny emails
Via a local merchant, who will talk politics when no one else is in the store, comes the story that e-mails are circulating in the Cuban-American community claiming that Sen. Barack Obama’s father was Cuban. The e-mails are apparently being circulated (in Spanish) by Obama supporters to encourage Cuban-Americans to vote for him. (I have yet to find independent information to confirm this.) The story–which | Read More »
New Hampshire Update: McCain on the Move
Forget the media polls. We’re winning independents in New Hampshire. McCain HQ in Boston was packed with volunteers tonight–barely a seat or a phone went free. The attack on Obama’s socialism is working among residents of the “Live Free or Die” state. We are going to win the Granite State. Get out there and make it happen. And all you folks in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, | Read More »
Another Ivy League idiot
“What’s he done?” Jeffrey Sachs, who has had months to think of an answer to the question, waffles on MSNBC (no less). He tries to argue that Obama “has brought the country together.” Say what? Half–more than half, I dare say–of the country is about to vote against him. Got anything else, professor? Evidently not. And neither does Obama.
This is a goal-line stand, people. We have to stop them from scoring, force a fumble and carry the ball 99 yards for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the game. WE MUST DO IT. And we can, if the latest Rasmussen poll is anything to go by: The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the | Read More »
Another clueless Harvard professor
An article in the Harvard Crimson reports that astronomy professor John P. Huchra has switched sides from McCain to Obama over the Sarah Palin pick. His defense? Huchra criticized in particular Palin’s view on scientific questions, including teaching creationism in public schools, which he described as “not consistent with a modern view of the world.” Amazing. Another Harvard intellectual–a scientist, no less–who has apparently swallowed | Read More »