Category Archives: Election 2008-President

Dr. Ben Carson’s Presidential Campaign Announcement

Carson America, Inc. I have decided not to attend the Fox News GOP Presidential Debate tomorrow night in Detroit. Even though I will not be in my hometown of Detroit on Thursday, I remain deeply committed to my home nation, America. I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results. However, this grassroots movement on behalf of “We the People” will continue. Along with millions of patriots who have supported my campaign for President, I remain committed to saving America for future generations. We must not depart from our goals to restore what God and our Founders intended for this exceptional nation. I appreciate the support, financial and otherwise, from all corners of America. Gratefully, my campaign decisions are not constrained by finances; rather by what is in the best interest of the American people. Read more

Officials Found Guilty In Obama Ballot Petition Fraud

Foxnews report A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts. Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. was found guilty of felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud and forgery, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe was found guilty of felony forgery counts and falsely making a petition, after being accused of faking petitions that enabled Obama, then an Illinois Senator, to get on the presidential primary ballot for his first run for the White House. Morgan was accused of being the mastermind behind the plot. According to testimony from two Read more

CARPER Won’t Read Text of Health Bill

Delaware's very own senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper admits that he has no intention of reading the actual legislative text of the upcoming Health Care Bill. Carper calls legislative language gibberish and states that he can't comprehend this type of language. Carper also "questioned whether anybody could read the actual legislative text and credibly claim to have understood it." Gosh, obviously there is no one in the U.S. who can understand what the bills in Congress mean when they are passed.   After all, if a guy like Carper who has been a politician since the 70's can't understand bills in legislative language, how can little folks like us have a chance??? Sen. John Cornyn points out why the actual bill itself needs to be read and not just some synopsis prepared by Senate staff. According to Cornyn " The descriptive language the committee is working with is not good enough because Read more

Obama Grabs More Power And A Lebanese Man

The White House is appointing itself "The Interrogation Czar" in yet another move that makes me wonder if Congress is ever going to step in and do some of the stuff we elected them to do: President Barack Obama has approved creation of a new, special terrorism-era interrogation unit to be supervised by the White House, a top aide said Monday, further distancing his administration from President George W. Bush's detainee policies. The administration has also decided that all U.S. interrogators will follow the rules for detainees laid out by the Army Field Manual, according to senior administration officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision. That decision aims to end years of fierce debate over how rough U.S. personnel can get with terror suspects in custody. President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a new interrogation Read more

Just Proves they aren’t all corrupt

In the final days of the Coleman Franken Barkley campaign someone brought up a supposed scandal about a donor for Coleman funneling 75K through Coleman's wife's insurance company. Eight months later it has been declared a blatant lie and a smear by the investigative panel. Unfortunately, some of the public is so jaundiced that they will automatically believe this type of smear. Evil people can sometimes get rid of good ones by claiming the good ones are evil right before the decision. Yes, I said it. You are evil if you are making up a lie to steal someone's job and giving them no time to rebut it. This was not some closing argument. It was intended to smear Coleman and even his wife's business reputation was not beyond their conscience. Remember that when you hear something attacking someone's character in a campaign. A pattern of sleaze shows lack of character. If someone Read more

Ralph Nader On The GM Bankruptcy

Former Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader chimes in on the GM bankruptcy: Today's bankruptcy declaration in federal court by General Motors is an avoidable, crude weapon of mass devastation for workers, dealers, auto suppliers, small businesses and their depleted communities. For GM's voiceless owners -- the common shareholders -- it is a wipeout. The proximate cause of the bankruptcy was supposed to be the inability of GM and the government's auto task force to reach an accommodation with GM's bondholders. But late last week, the bondholder problem was moving toward rapid resolution, and was clearly resolvable. Why then are GM and its multibillion government financier proceeding with bankruptcy? The bankruptcy and the GM restructuring plan are the product of a secretive, unaccountable, Wall Street-minded government task force that assumed power because of a Congressional abdication Read more

Markell taking an interesting approach

Jack Markell is behaving like an incumbent poised for reelection. Look at his Monday Schedule. He is going to heart of Lee Country and stumping for local candidates. Whether this is a smart approach or hubris will be determined tomorrow. Election Day is just around the corner. Jack will be downstate tomorrow with local candidates, talking about the challenges we face as a state, and the need to vote for the Democratic ticket on Tuesday. I hope you can get out and meet Jack and your local candidate tomorrow! 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM Delmar: Jack and Barb Hudson at Delmar Pizza, 38650 Sussex Hwy. 12:35 PM to 1:10 PM Seaford: Jack and Doc Semper at Peebles, 624 N. Dual Hwy. 3:00 PM to 5:10 PM Milford: Jack and Rep. Bob Walls at Superfresh, 609 N. DuPont Blvd. If you can't make it to see Jack with your local candidate, you'll have one more chance at the Milton Theatre, where Read more

Reality Check – President

If anyone was ever unclear, let's settle this right now. I am not a Kool-Aid drinker. I prefer to know the reality of any situation, not what I wish it is or want it to be. Reality Check - if the election were tomorrow, McCain loses. Tonight was his best showing of the three debates and possibly the least of Obama's debates; but objectively speaking, Obama again came across as much more in command of his points, beliefs, and most of all, delivery. In possibly his worst showing, this REPUBLICAN thinks Obama still beat McCain in his best showing. Sorry friends (if any of you will still call this realist a friend - some of you have already stopped), but McCain only hurt himself in the debate series. The way this campaign has gone in the last few weeks, of the new TV ads, I am expecting only negative ads the rest of the way, as well. Sad thing is, I will no longer be shocked if some of Read more

Former President Bill Clinton says it like it is

You have to admire his rational and honest answers – “Voting is a complicated process,” the former president said. “We give our allegiances to candidates and parties and issues for all kinds of reasons. We vote for some people because we like them even though we disagree with them. We vote for some people because we identify with them on race or gender.” “It’s not an entirely rational process and it is different for everybody.” Watch video of Clinton Interview

McCain Leads in EC for First time since Obama clinched

No candidate has a majority, but Senator McCain has more solid Electorial Votes (200) than Senator Obama (193) at this time. If you take the lastest polls, the Senator is ahead in states with exactly 270 electorial votes. Some of the states on both sides are in the margin so no candidate has the majority. If you go by leads outside of the margin of error, by my count Senator Obama leads 249 to 247. CO, NV, WA, VA, and NM. PA is also in the margin of error (2 points) in the lastest Rasmussen poll, but the average has it around a 4 point race. It PA continues to trend to McCain that may make it very interesting.

OBAMA: ‘LIPSTICK ON A PIG, STILL A PIG’

He doesn’t even need Biden for gaffes, he’s fallen apart fast – Story here My analysis: The piling on Palin thing is either a juvenile response to finally getting hit (which I warned his protectors for months that they needed to see him get bruised) or it seems to be defiance of the obvious that this tactic does not work on the Governor (again his ego gets in the way).  One man seems content on letting a woman help him across the finish line, the other sees no need and could likely fall short.

Sliming Palin

The following from Newsweek by Brooks Jackson, Jess Henig, Emi Kolawole, Joe Miller and Lori Robertson | factcheck.org False Internet claims and rumors fly about McCain's running mate. "We've been flooded for the past few days with queries about dubious Internet postings and mass e-mail messages making claims about McCain's running mate, Gov. Palin. We find that many are completely false, or misleading. Palin did not cut funding for special needs education in Alaska by 62 percent. She didn't cut it at all. In fact, she tripled per-pupil funding over just three years. She did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a "What if?" question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin's first term. She was never a member of the Alaskan Read more

What happens?

What happens if Obama doesn’t win?  Who did the leaders of his World tour meet with?  Some guy? Yes, he’s a Senator, but does that mean that all 100 US. Senators now can engage heads of state outside of the traditional White House protocol?  Historically, plenty of folks as part of a Congressional delegation have visited other countries, but not as individuals engaging other heads of state.  We have a Secretary of State in place to engage them if the President can’t or does not want to engage. If he loses, we have eroded the Presidency.  He should have waited until he was elected to do a world tour.  The sad thing is, nobody on either side cared enough to stop him. Can you imagine if we entertained Segolene Royal, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Gennady Zyuganov etc at the White House this year.  Who are these people?  Exactly my point.

Palin wiped out Democrat Bounce–Most Popular Pol in America; any local effect

According to CBS and Rasmussen, the reaction to the Palin speech seen by over 40 million Americans has been overwhelming.  Even though a majority of the Rasmussen sample was from before the speech, the reaction was so strong that the post speech reaction alone brought the team about even.  It was an 8 point bounce so far in CBS and 7 points in Rasmussen.  Most importantly, Palin is not only approved of by 58% of Americans, but 59% of independents.  The next question is how will Senator McCain's speech play.  I liked it, but it wasn't what I was hoping to hear.  I wanted the Senator to lay out a vision of change which detailed how he would address the problems facing us.  I wanted people to get the feeling that Reagan brought when he said they speak of change, but we are the change.  I think it was sufficient.  It was real.  It showed his passion for America.  Senators Bob Dole Read more

Backlash! 10 to 1 Americans think Press Unfair to Palin

 The Presidential tracking polls were closing even before last night as the non-Democrat voters started rallying behind Palin.  Unaffiliated (Independent voters) see her equally or more qualified than Senator Obama. This quote from the Rasmussen Reports is stunning because it is based upon results before the speech. Governor, this looks like an Isaiah 54:17 moment. Last night’s polling shows that, by a ten-to-one margin, voters believe reporters are trying to hurt Palin’s campaign rather than help. Republicans and unaffiliated voters strongly believe that a double standard is being applied to Palin because she is a woman. Democrats disagree. Perhaps most stunning is that, among unaffiliated voters, just 42% believe Obama has better experience than Palin to be President. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say Palin has the edge on experience. Again, most of the interviews for this survey Read more

Palin Awesome–The Spirit of Reagan is Back

Republicans have been asking where is the next Reagan for a year. The answer seems to be she was in Alaska. It is amazing how much like Reagan she is. The same strengths and weaknesses in many ways. Reagan’s family was criticized. He too was a sportscaster. He was a passionate spokesperson for traditional virtues as is she. They are both incorruptible and any scandal their enemies trump up are actions rooted in achieving good. They both did tax shifting but overall cut them. Both are reformers challenging a corrupt establishment. Both came out of middle America and were shaped by the frontier states. Both can communicate with the people like few in his/her generation. They are both colorful, outdoors folks. They are both adored by fellow Republicans. Both upset powerful incumbent governors. Both were drafted for national office after two years as Governor. Both adored their spouses. Both Read more

VP Vetting–Oh Biden Doesn’t Count –It’s a Man’s World

If we want to talk about earmarks according to the Washington Post Hunter Biden' firm received 3.4 million in earmarks from Senator Obama.  Senators Obama and Biden have the earmark thing down.  It is even a family affair. There is nothing illegal or immoral about this.  It just stands in contrast to McCain who did no earmarks and fights for a better way. I also think it makes a joke out of stories critical of Palin for doing her job as mayor and getting aid for her town to build legitimate projects ($500,000 for a youth shelter, $1.9 million for a transportation hub, $900,000 for sewer repairs, and $15 million for a rail project).  How about the lawsuit on Hunter? This is likely sour grapes, but it does go to the campaign because the allegation is that the position was created for one reason, his father was running for President. "Hunter Biden was made president with an annual salary Read more

The other side of the story of the Alaskan Trooper

If you had the power to stop an out of control law enforcement officer who even tased a 10 year old who was defenseless and unarmed, would you? The left wing wonders why McCain had no problem with Palin, you would think she would be their hero. I wish she really did do more than wonder why this guy is still employeed and say don't protect him because of a family connection. I can't wait to see how the left will justify this and blame Palin.Read the entire link for an interesting prospective.  Palin stands accused of firing Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan allegedly as retaliation for Monegan’s foot dragging in firing Palin’s former brother-in-law, Alaska State Trooper Mike Wooten, who had been involved in a nasty divorce and child custody battle with Palin’s sister. But the allegation does not hold up to the facts. Let’s start with the fact that the investigation of Wooten, Read more

If I were Writing the Bush Speech

We all know the failures of the Administration.  What we have forgotten are the successes.  The GOP is getting pounded because the Administration hardly ever seems to report to the people what they are doing.  President Bush has a responsibility to the people to tell what he has done so the people make an informed decision.  Yes, we need a change. The question is what do we need to change.  We need the facts.  If  I were writing President Bush's speech, I would defend his accomplishments and set the record straight. Outline of Successes The Global AID initiative is already making a difference and saved millions of lives. No Child Left Behind is imperfect, but it is undeniable that this is the first time a national initiative actually brought improvement to education and a national focus on how to teach our children better. The Medicaid drug benefit actually cost less than projected Read more

Palin Loved on First Impression

The polling has started. Governor Sarah Palin has made a gangbuster first impression. People like her better than Senator Biden (53% fav to 48% fav) and she has an approval rating as high as Senator Obama. She gives McCain a boost among Independents, makes Republicans say they are more likely to support him, and brings him even among white women. That is not bad for a day's work. 1/3 of America already knew who she was and those who did felt overwhelmingly positive. She has only added to her stature. She is relatively unknown and we can see the attempts to demean and redefine her. They only play into her hands, it lowers the bar of expectation. She is viewed very positively by Alaskans who rank her as more honest than most politicians overwhelmingly. Her political enemies will surface and bring up the none scandal of the trooper non-firing. She is loved by the people, but hated by the Read more

What Choosing Sarah Palin Really Means

The reform wing of the Republican Party has triumphed.  Reformer John McCain turned his back on the Washington Republican establishment and turned toward the working people of America.  I will not go over the accomplishments of Governor Palin, just read my other posts and comments.  I am focusing on what this choice means to the party.  The combination of McCain Palin is a profound one.  It brings together the national security wing with the social wing.  It takes the party away from the big spending heresy which infected it. It is a fiscal conservatism not only of tax cuts, but of spending restraint. It puts two bold and courageous people at the head of the party.  It signifies that the party is under new management.  When she was being vetted, Palin made an interesting statement which is being taken out of context now.  She said that she would not leave her job as Governor Read more

Democrats go crazy–Attack Palin

In a moment dripping with irony and political insanity, the Obama Campaign attacked Sarah Palin for having "Zero foreign policy experience". I guess trade missions don't count. Are they forgetting who they are running against?  John McCain has been a part of every major issue for years.  I guess they decided to run the bottom of the tickets against each other and ignore the top.  Even there, I think she comes out ahead by having executive and real world experience. It is hard to believe they would open a can of worms like that. It is a moment of political insanity. The AP already took off on that and is comparing her experience at number 2 to his at number 1. She has real executive experience. He doesn't. She matches up to Teddy Roosevelt when he was chosen. He doesn't. She has balanced government budgets. He is not even on a budget committee. I would add that her career has been battling Read more

McCain on Palin

 ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain today announced that he has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate and to serve as his vice president. Governor Palin is a tough executive who has demonstrated during her time in office that she is ready to be president. She has brought Republicans and Democrats together within her Administration and has a record of delivering on the change and reform that we need in Washington. Governor Palin has challenged the influence of the big oil companies while fighting for the development of new energy resources. She leads a state that matters to every one of us -- Alaska has significant energy resources and she has been a leader in the fight to make America energy independent. In Alaska, Governor Palin challenged a corrupt system and passed a landmark ethics reform bill. She has actually used her veto and cut budgetary spending. Read more

Could it be Sarah Palin?

Word is out that Senator McCain is making a bold choice of Governor Sarah Palin. Today may indeed be the day the election was won. This is proof that God loves Republicans too. Way to go McCain. For More information on the next Vice President of the United States.  http://stoptaxing.wordpress.com/2007/08/30/why-sarah-palin-could-be-the-most-important-person-you-dont-know/ http://stoptaxing.wordpress.com/2008/06/12/i-also-heart-sarah-palin/ Should I gloat and point out that our VP has more executive experience than their entire ticket?  Making History is no longer the exclusive province of the Democrats this election.  It is not a choice of new versus old.  It is a choice about what kind of change you want.  The reform wing of the GOP has risen into ascendancy.  Sarah Palin was the only governor that I can find to ask that the pork sent to her state from the Federal government be cut Read more

Could it Be McCain is Just Well Liked

Senator John McCain is viewed positively by 55 to 58% of voters in every poll.  He polled better than GWB vs. Al Gore in 1999 and 2000 by 4 or 5 points.  So why is it a surprise that the Presidential race is close?  I read questions like why isn't Senator Obama 15 points ahead.  Simple, he is running against one of the most highly regarded politicians in America.  He was liked by everyone except a majority of Republican voters who tolerate him and the extreme left who hate anyone to the right of Barbara Boxer. Republicans swallowed hard and decided to win.  The national security wing was enthusiastic, but he has built bridges to the rest of the party.  Now Democrats are wondering why they are not ahead.  Is it something we did, they wonder.  The truth is polls showed McCain doing about the same vs. Clinton.  He runs 10 to 12 points ahead of the generic Republican. The media Read more