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“We’re Screwed ’08” and why I am seriously considering not voting for McCain (or anyone).

The “We’re Screwed ’08” is Michelle Malkin’s view on this election.

I kinda like the tagline from the first Alien vs. Predator film: “Whoever wins… We lose.”

A commenter on The right-wing liberal posted the following on an optimistically written post about Tuesday’s debate:

Thank God you have a somewhat calm and collected take on this. If I read many more “we’re doomed, doomed I say!!” blog posts by conservatives I’m going to start slapping people (with a baseball bat).

Well, threat of a baseball bat or not, we are doomed.

We have both Presidential candidates supporting a $700,000,000,000 bailout of banks that were ineptly ran. Those banks chose to give loans to people that had no ability to repay them. That $700,000,000,000 adds an additional $2,292.31 of debt to every American. Anyone have $2,292.31 that they are willing to pony up to give to banks that were ran by idiots (those idiots were making a mint too with their golden parachutes) and had bad business practices?

Now, we have the Republican candidate stating he’s going to spend $300,000,000,000 to bail people out of variable-rate mortgages that those people chose to agree to. McCain’s plan would give the Treasury Department the power to lower the principal and fix the interest rate on people’s mortgages. These people agreed to variable-rate mortgages when you have some of the lowest fixed interest rates over the last couple years since 1972. That $300,000,000,000 would add another $982.42 to every American’s debt. Pay through the nose please.

Hell, he essentially stole the idea from Biden who mentioned it during the Veep debate. Obama/Biden want to give United States Bankruptcy Courts the power to lower the principal and interest rates on mortgages.

And McCain had the gall to state he was considering appointing a campaign advisor and buddy (Meg Whitman) as Secretary of Treasury. That worked real well for Bush and Michael Brown over at FEMA.

Ham Sandwich is looking more and more promising as a candidate as this goes along.

I have a feeling that it’s only going to get worse from here on out.

Besides the whole bailout thing, we have the genius Mav[erick] stating that after the Russians pulled out of Afghanistan the Taliban came back in.

Uh, the Russians pulled out of Afghanistan in 1989.

The Taliban didn’t exist until September 1994 and didn’t take control of the country until 1996.

Isn’t McCain supposed to be an expert on foreign policy?

You had Obama stating the following on foreign policy: invade Pakistan, embargo Iran, pullout out of Iraq, and occupy Darfur.

Did McCain press Obama on any of that? No, of course not. In fact, you had McCain stating intervention in Lebanon was a bad thing while bombing, invading, and occupying Yugoslavia (especially Serbia) needed to be done.

Let me get this straight: Muslim terrorists in Lebanon holding CIA officers hostage = not a threat. Dictator in Yugoslavia (Serbia) with no means to effect the United States = threat.

I would just like to thank all the geniuses that voted for McCain over Fred Thompson or Mitt Romney in the early primaries.

You guys got us in this mess and frankly, you can get us out because I’m finished with it.

A snoozefest, definitely.

I asked the following question about the debate in the title of my live blog post: A debate for the ages or a snoozefest?

Well, we got our answer.

As Matt “threat to democracy” Drudge notes: “B O R I N G”

Michelle Malkin: “Zzzzzzzz”

I think I will just copy and paste the stuff from this live blog for the next live blog. No one will notice the difference probably.

A debate for the ages or a snoozefest?: The second Presidential debate; live hate-blogging starting at 8:45 p.m.

This is the top post until after the debate. Scroll down for the newer stuff.

The cool thing about this software is that you, my precious readers (all three of you), don’t have to bother refreshing the page every minute just to read my inane ramblings.

Other live blogs:

Presidential debate drinking game.

I wished I had come up with this. From Michelle Malkin’s blog:

A reader proposes the first drinking game suggestion:

Michelle, how about a college-style drinking game tonight – where everyone takes a drink whenever Obama says “Bush” – in his laughably ridiculous ongoing effort to link McCain to Bush.

If you’re looking to get inebriated quickly, start drinking every time Obama says “Uh.”

Or every time McCain touts bipartisanship.

And no, I didn’t watch the Presidential debate. I had no desire to get in a yelling contest with the television that late in the night.

Who knows? Maybe I’ll do a live hate-blog next time.

Is Obama’s campaign “off track”?

Subject of e-mail sent to his supporters (no, I’m not a supporter): “Get the conversation back on track”.

Obama’s campaign, of course, blames that big, evil John McCain.

I guess McCain has been going around stealing Obama’s milk money or something.

Now, I ask you: Whose campaign is “off track”?

What campaign has their blogger buddies going around stating that the opponent’s Vice Presidential pick faked her pregnancy to cover up for her daughter?

What campaign has their buddies in the media attacking the VP pick using those oh-so-greatly-fact-checked claims by the same bloggers?

What campaign is mocking his opponent because his opponent has difficulty using a computer due to torture suffered while serving his country in the United States Navy?

Why, hot damn, that would be Barack Obama’s campaign!

Is this election over?

No, far from it.

In fact, there’s probably a dozen or so October/November surprises left, but Obama’s campaign can’t stay on message and that’s a problem for them.

The pointy-haired boss of Virginia [Tim Kaine] redraws state boundaries.

Our esteemed Governor seems to think that the Commonwealth of Virginia borders Delaware:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV-mB3Wjuqs

Did we take over the People’s Republic of Maryland when I wasn’t looking?

H/t: Black Velvet Bruce Li, Virginia Virtucon, Hot Air

A Festivus miracle! Obama picks Joe Biden as veep!

This is a great decision — if his plans were to help the Republicans this year.

If Obama isn’t the personification of narcissism, then Biden definitely is.

Case in point, from The WaPo:

One of the most overlooked episodes during the 1987 collapse of Biden’s [Presidential] campaign was a snippet of footage captured by C-Span in which the Delaware senator, in response to a question about where he went to law school and what sort of grades he received, delivered this classic line: “I think I have a much higher IQ than you do.”

While any human being — especially a candidate for president who is constantly being poked and prodded — can be forgiven a momentary flash of temper, Biden’s detractors point to that incident as evidence that the senator thinks he is the bee’s knees and doesn’t care who knows it.

Biden, by his own admission, has the capacity to fall in love with his own voice and wander off on tangents about his life that have nothing to do with the topic at hand.

During the 2006 confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, the Post’s Dana Milbank wrote this of Biden’s performance:

“Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., in his first 12 minutes of questioning the nominee, managed to get off only one question. Instead, during his 30-minute round of questioning, Biden spoke about his own Irish American roots, his “Grandfather Finnegan,” his son’s application to Princeton (he attended the University of Pennsylvania instead, Biden said), a speech the senator gave on the Princeton campus, the fact that Biden is “not a Princeton fan,” and his views on the eyeglasses of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).”

A double secret suicide watch for the Virginia Democratic net nut roots?

MSNBC is saying that the pointy-haired boss of Virginia (Tim Kaine) has been told he will not be Obama’s veep choice.

Of course, depending on which blog you read on the Democratic side, (e.g., Not Larry Sabato) they might be cheering this announcement.

Maybe one of Tim Kaine’s grandparents is Jewish and we all know how the Democrats feel about that.

H/t: Matt “threat to democracy” Drudge

Virginia Democratic net nut roots on suicide watch.

Fox News:

Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has put the brakes on ads that were running in seven states carried by the GOP in the 2004 presidential election, FOX News has learned.

Of the seven states — including Alaska, Georgia, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota — Florida and Virginia are considered key battlegrounds this year. Obama’s decision to stop advertising in those states is raising eyebrows.

[…]

When Obama’s campaign took over the Democratic Party earlier this year, it embraced Howard Dean’s 50-state strategy, which is aimed at courting Democrats nationwide. The strategy has generated controversy, though, because many Democrats say it wastes money in states where they have no chance of winning.

H/t: Ace of Spades HQ

Obama: You know what’s great? ChiCom infrastructure.

From National Review Online:

Obama, yesterday: “Everybody’s watching what’s going on in Beijing right now with the Olympics, Think about the amount of money that China has spent on infrastructure. Their ports, their train systems, their airports are vastly the superior to us now, which means if you are a corporation deciding where to do business, you’re starting to think, ‘Beijing looks like a pretty good option.'”

Ed and Hugh object, with the latter noting Obama “ignores how those structures were assembled, the source and conditions of the labor, the lack of pollution controls in Beijing and throughout China, the many complaints that Chinese infrastructure outside the Olympics zone remains shoddy, the recent record of Chinese manufacturing scandals, including the heparin fiasco which killed many Americans, and of course the catastrophe brought about by Chinese building standards in the region rocked by the recent earthquake.”

But beyond that, let’s look at Obama’s examples of Chinese excellence…

Go read the whole thing as they say.