Guess we’re not getting the draft back after all.

    Sweetness & Light has the details: short version is that the “Office of the President-Elect”… Ye gods and little fishes. …was originally talking about how we were going to have mandatory service requirements for teenagers and college students and so forth. Apparently, somebody pointed out the minor detail that throwing kids in jail or fining their parents because they didn’t want to work in a | Read More »

    No, no, NO. This is not how you torpedo a nominee.

    When I read [Thursday] morning that President-elect Obama was contemplating picking Robert Kennedy Jr for EPA head, I was pleased. I was very pleased. After all, it’s so rare that you encounter such a case of sheer political idiocy so soon after an election. I mean, really: Kennedy the eco-freak? Kennedy the Air America guy? Kennedy the 2004-election-was-stolen conspiracy loon (and wouldn’t that have been | Read More »

    Indianapolis Campaign workers honored by being the first stiffed by Obama. [Updated]

    A little story, but still amusing. Via Glenn Reynolds: Obama campaign workers angry over unpaid wages Indianapolis – Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control | Read More »

    Barack Obama’s Past Will Haunt Him In The White House

    I will make now a prediction about one thing we will see in the event of an Obama Presidency, and stick by it: Obama will never be free of his past.

    Life Imitates … Life

    Go ahead, drink it in. What happens in Vegas, well, sometimes doesn’t stay in Vegas. This is a genuine photo of an Obama campaign office in Las Vegas. I couldn’t have planned this shot better myself, and I’m a guy who knows his way around photoshopping for fun and vengeance. Especially funny is how tragically true it is. You can’t see in my crop, but | Read More »

    Big Brother Obama

    As every single person on this earth knows, this week Barack Obama presented what he referred to as his “closing argument” and which is more aptly referred to as an indoctrination infomercial. Only unlike other infomercials, this was prime time, international, and mandatory. Every channel shall display the Obama, every TV shall bow, every world series recess. Obama’s eerie half hour, part American Idol contestant | Read More »

    Obama: White People Don’t Like to Pay Taxes Because they Know the Taxes Will Go to Inner City Kids

    Via Gateway Pundit this video of some of Obama’s previously undeclared views on race relations has apparently surfaced: You know, I spent a summer in the Los Angeles area once; I must have just missed all the mortar explosions from the “one group” trying to keep black people down just like the one group was trying to keep the other group down in Bosnia. I | Read More »

    Obamises, Obamises: Are His Tax And Spending Plans Real, or Not?

    The media and the Obama campaign have repeatedly told us that the economy is the only issue in this campaign, and that Barack Obama’s proposals, rather than his record, are the only way to judge him on the economy. If they mean it, they will demand that he clarify where he stands on the promises at the core of his tax and spending platforms.

    Obama on Ayers: Hey, Everybody Was Doing It

    Here is what Barack Obama said last night about Bill Ayers and Obama’s role in handing over millions of dollars to “education” programs designed by Ayers, long an advocate of using education for purposes of left-wing indoctrination: Bill Ayers is a professor of education in Chicago. Forty years ago, when I was 8 years old, he engaged in despicable acts with a radical domestic group. | Read More »

    The Real Dirt on Barack Obama

    A man with Barack Obama’s record has no business being President of the United States. Can Obama be trusted to administer the vast (and, in recent weeks, rapidly expanding) federal power to distribute jobs, favors and resources with restraint and honesty and respect for the taxpayer? Or will he deliver money, jobs and power into the hands of left-wing radicals, panhandling “community organizers” and sleazy | Read More »

    Barack Obama and The Integrity Gap (Part II of III)

    In Part I of this series on the “Integrity Gap” between the two national tickets, I looked at Governor Sarah Palin’s record of integrity in public office – her battles against corruption and wasteful spending, even by the powers controlling her own party in her home state of Alaska – even when she was putting her career at risk. As I explained, integrity is not | Read More »

    Obama and the Integrity Gap: Rootless Ambition

    II. Barack Obama: The Greasy Pole Note on sources: You can follow the links here, as I’ve linked to sources for nearly all the factual assertions, and mark additional sources with an asterisk *. Where appropriate I’ve indicated sources whose credibility I was uncertain of, but have generally tried to avoid citing much in the way of rumor. Fairly late in the game in assembling | Read More »

    Obama and the Integrity Gap: The Extremists

    B. The Extremists To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway | Read More »

    Obama and the Integrity Gap: ACORN

    C. ACORN The left-wing group Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a national umbrella group of, well, community organizers, sits at the intersection of Obama’s ties to extremists and his ties to machine politics. ACORN is indisputably Sixties-style “New Left” in its orientation, pursuing what Sol Stern describes as an agenda of “undisguised authoritarian socialism.” The group has both money and foot soldiers, | Read More »

    Obama and the Integrity Gap: The Machine

    D. The Machine Chicago politics, of course, have been famously corrupt and totally dominated by the Democratic machine since beyond living memory. (In Illinois at the state level, corruption is endemic and bipartisan: “four of the last nine governors have been indicted on charges of corruption, and three were convicted”). This is the city where top aides to Mayor Daley were convicted in May 2006 | Read More »