Prescient quote of the last ten years (quoted in the article)

”From the perspective of many people, including me, this is another thrift industry growing up around us,” said Peter Wallison a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. ”If they fail, the government will have to step up and bail them out the way it stepped up and bailed out the thrift industry.”

It is a bitter irony to me that this relaxation of regulations during the Clinton administration of two organizations who contribute the majority of their money to Democrats may work to prevent McCain from winning this election.

http://www.nytimes.com/1999/09/30/business/fannie-mae-eases-credit-to-aid-mortgage-lending.html

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http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/majority_of_voters_say_only_mccain_biden_prepared_to_be_president

Is/Isn’t
McCain 63% / 26%
Biden 50% / 34%
Obama 44% / 45%
Palin 33% / 52%

This seems like a bigger problem for the Democrats than Republicans, but we shall see. Obama complaining about Palin’s inexperience is akin to Bill complaining about Hillary’s (hypothetical) infidelity.

 

Hyprocrisy

September 10, 2008

I have been no fan of Sally Quinn since the day I became aware of her. That day was over twenty-seven years ago when she falsely accused Zbigniew Brzeinski of unzipping his fly in her presence. Yes, I have a very long and unforgiving memory.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,912611,00.html

You would think the Brzeinski story would be a hard thing to get wrong, and you would think that having gotten something like this wrong, the reporter would be gone. Alas, that’s not how the media used to work. The injustice that is Sally Quinn’s continued career is explained very well in this next link Prelude; it has something to do with lust and liberal hypocrisy (kind of like Elliott Spitzer, only worse). It’s a long account, but it’s important for reasons that extend far beyond dear Sally Quinn.

The article helps explain why the media are not going to be able to undue Sarah Palin because the public is on to their (admitted in this case) selective outrage and reporting.

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=13849

http://www.foxnews.com/video2/video08.html?maven_referralObject=3064954&maven_referralP

Obama :: Homer

September 9, 2008

A friend writes:

Obama is only good with a prepared speech and an operable teleprompter. That’s why he didn’t want to do Town Hall meetings with McCain. If you read Drudge, you’ve doubtlessly seen the clip of Obama talking about putting lipstick on a pig, and how people are taking it as a slight against Palin. Watching the video, I don’t think he actually meant it as such, which actually make the line even MORE stupid. It’s one thing to take a swipe, it’s another to open yourself up to the criticism that you took a swipe because you don’t possess the extemporaneous oratorical skills to avoid making a major faux pax.

Anyways, after the past few days of Obama ripping on Palin when he should be ignoring her, I was reminded of a great line from the best Simpsons episode of all-time (Last Exit to Springfield). After Mr. Burns finally caves on an employee dental plan on the condition that Homer resigns as Union president, Homer agrees, then proceeds to do a Three Stooges dance on the floor because he never wanted the job in the first place. As Mr. Burns watches, perplexed, he remarks, “Smithers, I’m beginning to think that Homer Simpson is not the brilliant tactician I thought he was.”

Not that I ever thought B.O. was a brilliant tactician, but I didn’t think he was THIS inept.

My reply:

I just looked at it for the first time, and I agree he didn’t mean it that way, but my observation is that while he didn’t mean it that way, the crowd thought he did and only then did they start applauding.

. . .then you might want to send it to George Obama. While the fact that Palin may have had something to do with firing an on-the-job drinking, 7-year-old tasering loser, you probably haven’t heard about Barack’s brother, George.

Well, now you can either help him or delete this email. It’s your choice. Obviously, this is up to us, because as Michelle Obama has explained to us, piano lessons cost a lot!

http://townhall.com/columnists/DineshDSouza/2008/09/08/help_obamas_half-brother_move_out_of_his_hut

 

 

“In the new poll, taken Friday through Sunday, McCain leads Obama by 54%-44% among those seen as most likely to vote. The survey of 1,022 adults, including 959 registered voters, has a margin of error of +/— 3
points for both samples.”

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/election2008/2008-09-07-poll_N.htm

 

All kidding aside. . .

September 6, 2008

. . .this has got to be one of the defining differences between Democrats and Republicans.

“While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’€™s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.”

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/supreme_court_ratings/supreme_court_update

In my naivete I thought Liberals disagreed with my interpretation of the Constitution. It turns out they don’t really care what is written in it at all. Therefore, legal argument becomes a rhetorical game without limit, because since it doesn’t matter what the document says in the first place, the logic one uses to present one’s case is irrelevant.

I had often jokingly (bitterly, mind you) stated that what Liberals would like is an Oligarchy, but it turns out, as far as the Supreme Court goes, that’s precisely what they want.

Quite a revelation.

September 3, 2008

A friend writes:

Nice speech and delivery by Palin…looks like it’s GAME ON.

I reply:

I’ve been generally favorable of McCain’s choice. I think she did a fairly effective job of calling Obama an empty suit as well as pointing out Russia’s designs on the Georgian pipeline, which is one of those geopolitical subtleties that seems lost on Obama and Biden.

Hillary won the election when her opponent tried to bully her at a debate. Wolfson just credited her with a nice job of knifing Obama with a smile on her face. He also said Biden better bring his A game to the debate on October 2. I think she’s going to wipe up the floor with him.

He’s only good when it’s a one-way conversation, like in a confirmation hearing.