Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How Obama Got Elected

On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama's limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple... the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.

On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not.

Click here to watch video

Zogby Poll
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
And yet.....
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Another 'Awe Inspiring' blog - a great read!

I left the country…

November 9th, 2008

J. D. Pendry

I left the country. Do you like that tired old political cliché? I did not leave the party, the party left me. Well, I am just kidding because I only left the country to visit my Grandbabies that are a short 14 hour plane ride past Atlanta. America is my country. Unlike the Hollywood nitwits who all threaten to abandon America whenever someone other than the most unqualified and liberal candidate in the nation’s history is elected president, I will only abandon America for whatever follows this mortal life. Before, however, it was the Democrats and now it is the Republicans who have left me.

I congratulate my country for another peaceful change of leadership. It is the signature of the freest nation on earth – the freest for now. I congratulate President-elect Barack Hussein Obama. Unlike the unhinged left, there will be no personal disparagement of the President from here. It is however, open season on his wrong-headed ideas, policies and approaches to governing. The treatment of President Bush from the Democrats in Congress, liberals in general and the news media in particular has been disgraceful, period. The Office of the President of the United States and the person holding the offices deserves treatment with dignity. We do not have to like them, trust them or believe what they say, but we can challenge all of that in a dignified manner.

Middle names, just like Delano, Fitzgerald, and Baines, are not off limits and are not disparaging. History will not forget to record it. FDR, JFK, LBJ and now BHO. I did not hang that moniker on the President elect, so if you have a problem hearing his middle name or uttering it yourself above a whisper ask yourself why you do and then take it up with him or the Obama family. Three out of those four are new dealers. We have never fully recovered from the FDR’s new deal or LBJ’s great society war on poverty. On top of those lingering attempts at socialism, we are now about to be asked to sign up for a global poverty tax among other things, which is a wealth redistribution plan that will send your money to the United Nations. You know how well they manage such things simply by reviewing the Oil for Food program.

America has fallen prey to history’s slickest con. A con perpetuated by political correctness run amuck and news media and their pollsters that were and still are no more than instruments of political propaganda. A very dangerous con that put a President in the Whitehouse who is a literal mystery to most of the people who voted for him. 57 million Americans did not fall for the con. They did not believe soaring political promises of something for nothing - a tax refund when you did not pay taxes, nationalized health care billed as free, college tuition and as one mushy-headed young woman put it, fill up my gas tank and pay my mortgage. After all of those new deals crush our economy; the Democrats will want your 401K so they can protect it for you. They want to take the money you earned, had sense enough to save, invest and build on and give it to the Social Security administration to manage for you. Do not worry, the politicians have done such a grand job of bankrupting Social Security I am sure your health care and retirement plan will be safe. Democrats, take note. It will never be George Bushes’ fault again. You can lay all of America’s woes at the feet of Senator Harry Reid, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President elect Barack Hussein Obama.

Every American who wishes to remain free needs to inscribe this in large letters where they can read it multiple times each day. “Every time I let the government make a choice for me, I give up a little more of my freedom. I become more dependent and reliant on government to manage my life. I am right where the Socialists want me to be – perpetually dependent on them.”

I do not want to hear any more excuses from party Republicans about why the election was lost. Especially, I will not accept that the loss was the fault of Sarah Palin who was the only conservative in the race. Without her, Senator McCain would have endured a true landslide loss and not the mythical one that the media is now trying to sell. Republicans, once representative of conservatives in this nation, lost at a game they do not play well - Washington politics. They veered away from principled conservative ideals and instead played for political power, pork and media blessings. If we as principled conservatives cannot get Congress back and make our representatives toe the line, then you might as well clean out your 401K, take the penalty on it, put it in a coffee can and bury in the back yard. At least then, you will have a can full of money even though it will likely be worthless because of rampant inflation.

Do you believe uncompromisingly in the right to life? In your bill of rights? Especially your first amendment right to free speech? Do you believe in your right to bear arms? Do you believe in the freedom of Religion? Do you believe that Americans should only be taxed to the extent necessary for government to provide the basic services of government required by the Constitution? Do you believe that judges should be empathetic toward the Constitution rather than toward the situation of the “little guy” as our President-elect phrases it? Do you believe in redistribution of wealth through unfair taxation or do you believe wealth sharing is a personal choice? Do you believe in a strong national defense? If you believe in those things, then you need to find a candidate for Congress who does for 2010.

Keep your heads up troops. It is time to strap it on, leave the perimeter, and take the political fight to the socialists who have laid siege to our Capitol.

Copyright © J D Pendry 2008 All Rights Reserved.

I told you it was a great read! Thanks for the link Robb.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

'Post-election thoughts' by Michelle

Aloha! I came across this blog the other day and as I was reading it I couldn't help but think, "my thoughts exactly". So I asked Michelle (the originator) if I could post it on my blog and she so graciously said yes. So here you go, for your reading pleasure...

"I've got to say that I'm not exactly thrilled with the results of the election, but I'm not losing any sleep over it either. Some things you just have to just deal with the best that you can because, after all, there is nothing you can do to change it. The election is one such thing.

I try not to get too much into politics. For me, it's more of a headache than anything else. I might think that because I'm the ONLY one in my office who voted for McCain. It could also be that I just prefer to let bygones be bygones and not complicate the relationships I have with other people. In saying all that, I AM known as the "conservative" around the office for whatever reason.

So what. I'm conservative, especially compared to my coworkers. Is that something I consider a flaw or a weakness? Certainly not. Again, I take the "to each their own" approach in this type of situation. The only time I get fired up is if my family is directly affected by something someone else says or does. If you keep my family out of it, I won't bug you about the things you choose to do in your free time. Fair enough?

I sat there watching the TV last night knowing full-well that Obama would win. To be quite frank, I think it's more of a race issue than it is a moral issue. Now don't get me wrong, I think it's great that Americans have finally come around to embracing the idea that everyone (regardless of race) should have the opportunity to become president. I do not, however, think that the motiviation to prove that anyone can be president should qualify someone to actually take the office. Call me cynical, but I have a real feeling that people voted based on color and liberalism. Maybe that's all people require from a person. Me, well, I tend to expect more.

Now I guess I should say that McCain wasn't exactly all that I hoped for in a Republican candidate. Sure, he's an American hero and should be given respect for his service, but I guess I still sorta feel like I got jipped. Honestly, I think I voted for him out of principle. I voted for him because I believe that babies have a right to life and God should be number one. I voted for him because I LOVE Sarah Palin and her no-nonsense attitude. I voted for him because it was the right thing to do.

Did anyone else notice that Barak Obama did not give thanks to God, not once, during his speech?!? To me, that's frightening. For him thank all these people and even give credit to the voters for winning the election and to not even acknowledge God until the last sentence where he spews out the old addage "God bless America", is completely appalling. Our forefathers founded this nation on the principles of God. How dare Obama get on that stage and (intentionally or not) leave out the one that gave him his very life and breath? To me it's completely selfish and self-serving. Ok, I'll get off that soapbox.

Long story short, it is what it is. I keep reminding myself that I am a child of God, therefore I do not live by man's economy nor should I fear that a Godless president will ruin my world. God is still in control and He still holds the world in His hand. Despite what so many people think, it wasn't the votes that got Obama into office...it was because God allowed it to happen, for whatever reason. I'm sure there is a lesson to be learned, character to be developed and faith that needs to grow roots. So, it is my prayer that these plans that God has will show it's fruit in my life. I hope that throughout this presidency I will grow as a person and fulfill the destiny that God has called me to.

Remember: What's right isn't always popular. What's popular isn't always right! Stand up for what is right no matter how many people are against you!!"

Thanks Michelle!