Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:38 PM CDT
A message from Radarsite: Is there some subtle distinction between the 'persuadables' and the 'undecideds'? If so, I guess I am not politically astute enough to discern it. However I will say this: if two days before this fateful election you are truly undecided, I find this utterly incomprehensible. Where in the world have you been? What more would it take to move you? If at this late date you are still undecided this means you have remained untouched by the enormous accumulative weight of all of those infamous Obama scandals. All of Reverend Wright's 'Goddam Americas', all of the sinister implications of Obama's Ayers/Weathermen associations, Obama's outrageously cynical manipulations of our troop withdrawal timetables in Iraq, the Rezko scandals, the 'New Party' scandals, his radical African connections, and on and on and on -- none of this had any effect on you whatsover. You still remain undecided. To me this is incredulous.
However, the purpose of this essay -- this final essay -- is not to admonish you, but to appeal to you. And yet if none of the above outrages have moved you from your adamant indecision, what can I possibly bring up here that would do the trick? There is I believe one last argument, one final outrage that just might do it. And it is this:
It is inarguable that our American troops are fighting and dying on the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan and even occasionally Pakistan. They are fighting our sworn enemies, enemies who go by multiple names but who are essentially the same people driven by the same bloodthirsty ideology -- Al Qaeda, the Taliban. etc. Whether or not you may have approved of these original military decisions is a moot point: our troops are there and the battles rage on. And our enemies have clearly defined themselves and their goals. They are not undecided, they are not persuadable.
Now I don't know about you but if I found out that our enemy's goals were endorsed and promoted by one of our presidential candidates, if I discovered that our enemy's most respected leaders were calling for the destruction of the opposition party, the Republicans, it would most certainly give me pause. In fact I would find it highly embarrassing to say the least. How could I possibly support a candidate who was enthusiastically supported by our enemies, a candidate whose stated foreign policies would work to their advantage? These facts alone would obliterate my indecision.
This then is my final plea. Please read the following two articles and decide for yourselves how you could in good conscience vote for Barack Hussein Obama. - rg
Qaeda wants Republicans, Bush "humiliated": Web video
Obama on Iraq: Two Disturbing Alternatives
1. The Terrorists On The Importance Of Iraq:
2. Barack Hussein Obama on Iraq War:
"Surge strategy has made a difference in Iraq but failed."
Original Radarsite article published 2/27/08
Voted by Fox News at GOP Hub
Posted: 01 Nov 2008 12:31 PM CDT
Did Obama make a huge mistake by insulting Americans who want to hold on to the hard-earned money they have earned? According to Obama, if you don’t want to pay higher taxes, perhaps it’s because you are “selfish?”
ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper took aim yesterday at Obama’s “attack” on those who want to keep their hard-earned tax dollars as "selfish."
Obama said in Sarasota, Fla., Thursday in defense of his so-called “spread the wealth” tax policies:
John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.
John McCormack of Weekly Standard’s Blog pointed out that if Obama “loves rich people”, which he claimed to do while talking to the folks in Sarasota, then “opposition to Obama’s tax increases is based on greed rather than a good faith disagreement about what is best for the economy and our country.”
McCormack recalled that this isn’t the first time that the Obama campaign has “questioned the motives of those who oppose tax hikes.” Joe Biden said that it is “patriotic” for rich people to pay higher taxes.
Jennifer Rubin at Commentary thinks Obama’s “virtue out of selfishness” comment is insulting to voters who want to use their own money “to build businesses, raise children, and give to charity. . .” Rubin believes that Obama has displayed an “appalling lack of understanding” about the basics of wealth-building.
The government is going to give people goodies and then they’ll have more money to spend? Wow. Who knew it could be so easy? No working, earning, saving, building businesses, hiring more people, investing and the like. Money just comes from thin air, from the government.
Rubin suggests that McCain would do well to just run Obama and Biden sound bites of Obama’s ever changing dividing line between “the taxed and the saved.” Is it $250,000, $200,000, $150,000 or $120,000?
The Dakota Voice wrote “Like a good Soviet, er, Marxist, er, socialist, er, Democrat, Barack Obama is trying to put a positive spin on his Marxist plans to spread your wealth around to those who haven't earned it.”
I'd like to know when Barack Obama made a virtue out of envy and theft. . . .ABC reported that the Obamas are charity cheapskates . . . So is his running mate Joe Biden. The Hill reported.
DV was quoting a March 2008 article by ABC’s Jake Tapper which found that the “Obamas Gave Less Than 1% of Their 2000-2004 Income to Charity.”
The Hill reported that Gov. Sarah Palin, who makes far less than Sen. Joe Biden, gave more money to charity in the last two years than Biden gave in the “last eight combined.”!!!
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Posted: 01 Nov 2008 10:28 AM CDT
Recent stories have come out showing that Barack Obama's 56 year-old aunt, Zeituni Onyango, was living in Boston in public housing. In Obama's memoir he referred to her simply as "Aunti Zeituni".
The Associated Press released news yesterday that Zeituni Onyango is in the United States illegally after having been ordered to leave the U.S. four years ago after a U.S. immigration judge denied her asylum.
Onyango's case—coming to light just days before the presidential election—led to an unusual nationwide directive within Immigrations and Customs Enforcement requiring any deportations prior to Tuesday's election to be approved at least at the level of ICE regional directors, the U.S. law enforcement official told the AP.
In a statement given to the AP by the Obama campaign they deny Obama's having known his aunt's illegal immigrant status, saying "Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed."
The campaign said he has seen her a few times since that meeting, beginning with a return trip to Kenya with his wife, Michelle, four years after the first trip. Onyango visited the family in Chicago on a tourist visa at Obama's invitation about nine years ago, the campaign said, stopping to visit friends on the East coast before returning to Kenya.
To top it off, Obama's Aunti Zeituni, who is not eligible for public housing being an illegal alien, somehow does and Federal Election Commission documents filed by the Obama campaign show that she has donated $260 to Obama's campaign in small donations over a period of time.
There is quite a bit wrong with this picture, first the move by the Bush administration to protect Onyango from having her butt arrested and deported right now.
Sseond, being able to obtain public housing after having been ordered to leave America.
Third, being able to donate to Obama's campaign showing that there are no protections set up by the Obama campaign to stop illegal aliens from donating to his campaign, thereby receiving illegal donations.
Fourth, Obama knew this women enough to not only mention her in his book, but for to have been present at his swearing-in to the U.S. Senate in 2004, yet he is trying to claim he had no idea she was in this country illegally?
Fifth, even if we believe he did not know his aunt's illegal status, he never offered to "spread his wealth" enough to help her from having to live in public housing?
There is so much wrong with this on so many levels.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 10:53 PM CDT
Crossposted from Stop the ACLU
Its a shocker for sure, but Drudge says Zogby puts McCain one point ahead.
ZOGBY SATURDAY: McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday poll. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all...
Who knows if it means anything, since Gallup gives a gain to Obama with an eight point lead, but it is nice to see for a change. I'm afraid to announce it, cuz I'm sure it is somehow racist.
Lisa Schiffren wonders...What if it's really close?
Related: Rush's Gut talks
10 Reasons McCain Might Win
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 01:19 PM CDT
Just days before the presidential election and we see there are a large number of what is considered "persuadables", which are people that either have not decided or lean one way or another but can still be "persuaded" toward one of the two presidential candidates.
With the sand in the 2008 campaign hourglass about depleted, Campbell is part of a stubborn wedge of people who, somehow, are still making up their minds about who should be president. One in seven, or 14 percent, can't decide or back a candidate but might switch, according to an Associated Press-Yahoo! News poll of likely voters released Friday.
Those who have already made up their minds for either John McCain or Barack Obama are not the target audience in the last days before the election. The target audience are the 14 percent that can still be persuaded to get out to vote for one candidate or another.
This is the reason it is still very important to get all the information out there, pound it home, hammer the points we find to be key to helping those undecided voters decide.
Two pieces in Washington Post today bring that to bear, speaking to those that have not decided yet with their arguments of why they believe those "persuadables" should vote for John McCain on Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
The first titled "In Final Stretch, McCain to Pour Money Into TV Ads," shows that McCain is going to make a final 72 hour push targeting those folks and the second is Charles Krauthammer's piece called "McCain for President, Part II."
Sen. John McCain and the Republican National Committee will unleash a barrage of spending on television advertising that will allow him to keep pace with Sen. Barack Obama's ad blitz during the campaign's final days, but the expenditures will impact McCain's get-out-the-vote efforts, according to Republican strategists.
Charles Krauthammer's piece deals with economics and kitchen-table items.
The only people really listening to the candidates speeches and arguments right now, paying attention to help them decide instead of simply looking for one or the other to make a major gaffe, are those that have not yet determined who they will vote for in a manner where their minds cannot be changed.
Those are the target right now.
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