Off the charts Palin Derangement Syndrome

See Explosive e-mail revelation: Palin, staff were excited when McCain named her to the ticket « Hot Air.  The Left is going predictably nuts over the release of Sarah Palin’s emails.

A few questions: Why didn’t they expend this energy researching the Community Organizer they elected President — especially his known ties to domestic terrorists?  Maybe we wouldn’t such a moral and economic failure leading the country.

Would they marshal their resources in the same way to pour through the emails of Liberal politicians — say, hypothetically, Anthony Weiner?  Are they mad at Weiner because he got caught, or because he’s a super-creep who has no marketable skills outside of being a Congressman? (Meditate on that: This guy governs you but isn’t fit for any other employment.)

Do they realize how much power they give Palin by doing this?  (Oops!  I’ve said too much!)

“The Other McCain” on unions

Be sure to read all of Palin causes unprecedented event:Labor unions condemn ‘lying’ by The Other McCain (great blog — accurate conservative content and good humor).  Some choice bits:

What is most interesting about anti-Palin fanatics is how uninteresting they are. Insanity is interesting; stupidity is not. And never have such dull people gone so hopelessly mad.
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The U.S. auto industry is now in receivership because of union control. It’s obviously not because American workers cannot make cars — Toyota, Nissan, Honda, KIA and many other foreign automakers have U.S. plants. But those plants are all located in “right-to-work” states, where unions can’t force workers to join.

Join a labor union and you’re paying dues to those who will eventually put you out of a job.

The only industry where the anti-competitive effect of unionism seems to have no such job-killing effect is . . . government.

Media bias

Here’s a must read update on the controversial Zogby poll that demonstrated the overwhelming bias and influence of the mainstream media.

The survey has been validated by a second survey, again demonstrating that people who were better informed voted for McCain, watched Fox over the more liberal outlets, etc.  Of course that doesn’t prove that Fox informed them better, as perhaps better informed people watch Fox.

But it demonstrated that Obama viewers were more ignorant in several key ways, and it was clearly tied to what the mainstream media reported:

  • Ignorance of basic facts such as which party currently controls Congress
  • Believing lies about Republicans
  • Unaware of the truth about Obama / Biden

Can you imagine what the election results would have been if the candidates had consistently been introduced this way?

  • Joe Biden, who dropped out of the 1988 Presidential campaign because he was caught plagiarizing . . .
  • Barack Obama, who has less experience than Governor Sarah Palin . . .
  • John McCain, who is well known for real reform and has a record of working with Democrats . . .
  • Sarah Palin, the most popular Governor in America . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who has accomplished real reform and successfully fought corruption in her own party . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who knows more about energy issues than all the other candidates . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who has more executive experience than Barack Obama . . .
  • Governor Sarah Palin, who successfully governs a larger and more complicated state than Bill Clinton did . . .
  • Barack Obama, who was the lone vote against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in Illinois . . .

Worst. Election. Ever.

Now where did I put my Flintstones Chewable Prozac?

Seriously, my real joy is in the Lord and not in shifting temporal things.

But there was some good news: The Democrats didn’t get their 60 seats in the Senate.  That would have been a disaster.

Also, the pro-traditional marriage initiatives passed in California and Florida.  We need an Amendment for the U.S. Constitution, though.  Does anyone think that a few new liberal judges on the Supreme Court won’t invent a “right” to oxymoronic gay marriage?  State judges have done so. 

And the Supreme Court once imagined that the Constitution contained the unlimited right to crush and dismember the unborn, and look where we are now: Almost 50 million dead.  If they can create that fiction, they can make up anything.  Liberal judges are an imaginative bunch.

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More good news: Number of riots instigated by McCain supporters = zero.

Obama back pedals in his first two minutes, and is already angling for a 2nd term!

The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term… There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can’t solve every problem.

Uh, wait a minute, didn’t you promise the opposite of that the last two years?  Everyone who is surprised, raise your hand.  That’s what I thought.

Great election recap by Randy Alcorn on the importance of what we do next.

Followers of Christ, regardless of who they advocated and voted for, should now pray wholeheartedly for our new president and his administration, as Scripture instructs us in First Timothy 2:1-4: I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.

It isn’t too early for 2012, is it?  Brooke shared this.  I’m good with it.

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Random thoughts: Racism, media bias and Obama’s lies

Real Christians don’t mock the Bible.

It is only about race to the liberals! The endless chatter from them about racism is sickening.  The journalists who perpetuated the “Obama can only lose because of racism” should find a new line of work. 

People voting for McCain are doing so based on issues, facts and logic, not skin color.  Here’s how we can know this: When Hillary was running we heard all sorts of things about the glass ceiling and misogyny.  The conventional wisdom that conservatives are anti-women got annihilated when Palin was selected.  Did anyone notice – with or without the 18-to-1 media bias from the “Big 3″ - that conservatives did cartwheels over her, donated big $$, bought yard signs, etc.? 

It wasn’t that conservatives were anti-women, they were just pro-conservative ideas.  We appreciated her ideas, not her chromosomes.  Oh, and the fact that she has more experience than Obama.

If McCain would have picked a conservative black person we would have been just as excited.

So enough with the racism on the part of the liberals!  We have made major strides in this country and they and Obama are just taking us backwards. 

The media bias on the “bankrupt the coal companies” is just the poison icing on the cake for them.  That shows once again that Obama deceived people when he claimed to be pro-coal, and the media did their best to hide it.

This just in: Palin exonerated by Alaskan Board.  Too bad the media will gloss over this now that they have trashed her for months.

Perhaps the most sickening lie of the Obama campaign is to take the most pro-abortion candidate ever and try to spin him as being pro-life.  Worse yet, they abused Matthew 25 to do so!  That passages talks about helping the “least of these,” while Obama wants to take away any restrictions to crush and dismember the least of these.

Final thoughts from this post:

When Obama’s lies, mistakes, omissions, 15-plus flip-flops and character-damning choice of associates and mentors (yes, he did say Wright had been a mentor, before he said he wasn’t), and Joe Biden’s stupid mistakes, gaffes, false-lunchbucket-Joe mantle, drunken embarrassments and repeat stupidity of multiple plagiarisms get as much media and public-citizen attention as anything Sarah Palin or John McCain has said or done wrong, then maybe, just maybe, you can count us out of McCain’s and Palin’s camp.

Vote!

Either go vote or don’t complain the next four years.  If you are a Christian, you should definitely vote.

Proverbs 3:27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.

Vote McCain / Palin.  It is a good thing to do.  Obama’s policies are awful across the board — wildly pro-abortion, bad for the economy, anti-free speech, bad for defense, bad energy policies, and on and on.  Have you noticed that our enemies are in favor of Obama?  Hmmmmmmm . . . 

If you want something funny, check out McCain on Saturday Night Live.  He did a great job.

Something to offend everyone: Watch this video of Obama bumbling over his support of Louis Farrakhan.

Then again, Michelle and Barack have some pretty persuasive points in the video below: Be ashamed of your country.  You have a hole in your soul.  You are ignorant if you don’t vote for him.  Your prejudices make you “feel justified in your ignorance.  That’s America.”

Uh, not my America! 

Reminder: Pro-Obama = anti-black.  Even if your vote is all about race, you are much better off with McCain.

If you are on the fence, ask yourself if you think you’ve been well informed by our media on the candidates.  Consider the 18 to 1 bias against Palin by CBS, NBC and ABC.  That should tip you to McCain / Palin. 

Here’s a voters guide.  These are all huge issues.  Click for a larger image.  (HT: Talk Wisdom

18 to 1

I am sickened by the over the top bias against Sarah Palin.  I mean, we expect the media to be biased – even very biased – but for the “big 3″ to be showing 18 negative stories to 1 positive story on her is just unfathomable.

Why have so many Americans turned against Palin, who made such a strong impression on the public when John McCain introduced her as his running mate at the Republican convention in September?  Most likely, it’s because the few good reports they’ve heard about the Alaska governor have been overwhelmed by a blizzard of bad reports. ABC, NBC and CBS news shows are covering Palin intensively, and they are running 18 negative stories for every positive one.

Network coverage of Palin has moved beyond criticism to outright ridicule.  Strikingly, all three networks have repeatedly aired clips of Palin being parodied by a comedy show, NBC’s Saturday Night Live, leading to concerns that many Americans are confusing the real Palin with SNL’s figure of fun.  When have comic impressions of a political figure ever qualified as hard news?

When is the last time you heard a story about the “glass ceiling” that was endlessly reported when Hillary was running?  I guess that isn’t a big deal if the allegedly anti-women conservatives select one.  Oh, wait a minute, that should be an even bigger news item!

They distort and replay alleged Palin gaffes repeatedly, but give Biden a pass and ignore Obama’s stammering whenever he doesn’t have a teleprompter.

Friendly reminder: Whatever you say about Palins’ alleged lack of experience goes double for Obama.  At least double. 

Anyone who complains about Palin’s lack of experience but not Obama’s has a serious problem with rational thought and/or intellectual integrity.

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Welcome to all the guests from ER’s blog.  Please read all you can.  Glad you wandered over to my “cult of one,” as he likes to call it.  Seems kinda petty and childish if you ask me, but I’m glad that he realizes his theology is radically different from mine (you know, mine being the Bible-believing kind and his being the make-up-your-own-Jesus kind).  That’s progress! 

And while I know many people share my view that the original writings of the Bible were the inspired words of God, that they have been accurately transmitted to us and that faith in the real Jesus is the only way to salvation, I would still believe it even if no one else did.  I’m not worried about being popular with the world.

Oh, and be sure to read the update on We told you so.  I really should stop reading posts that link to mine.  Not a good use of time.  All the little EONs (Enemies Of Neil) are such an obsessive lot.  Kinda creepy, but always amusing with their disdain for logic.   

But I am encouraged that the EONs keep reading.  Who knows, maybe someday they’ll see the light.  So please keep the links coming, but don’t be offended if I don’t read your posts.

Cheers!

Is the Bible historically accurate?  Yep.  Loads of evidence.  (Also added to the blog roll.  Hat tip: Velvet)

Commie tool Bill Ayers ambushed by reporter – and calls the police!  Seems kinda out of character for a unapologetic terrorist.

Spiked! (Stories the press is sitting on until after the election) - A partial list.  When Sean Hannity said that 2008 was the year the media died, I originally thought it was hyperbole.  I’m encouraged that in 2004 Bush still won, despite all the lies and the bias against him.  Hopefully McCain will pull it out as well.

They spike stories that would hurt Obama and ignore the ones that would be good for McCain / Palin – such as the record crowds she draws and the reaction to her.  And how about the fact that the supposedly anti-women conservatives are going nuts over Palin, and that she’d be the first female VP?  This is big news, people, and it is virtually ignored.  Why the 18-to-1 negative coverage on Palin?  As much as I want to see this election season end, I wish she had more time to campaign. 

Aside from the things they don’t cover, they repeat phrases like this without analysis:

Obama says his plan to tax Americans making more than $250,000 would cut taxes for 95 percent of Americans.

Of course, since nearly 50% of people pay no income taxes at all, how can he cut them?  Increasing welfare is not a tax cut.  It is . . . increasing welfare!

Obama’s campaign solicited and hid countless foreign contributions.  Where is the media?

Radical lefties working hard to bury anything that critiques the Messiah – even on Digg

Obama favors gun control.  And lies about it.

The intolerance of “same-sex marriage.”

Barack Obama: Pro-partial birth abortion, among other things

This has been one of my most popular pieces picked up in search engines, so I thought I’d refresh it.

Have you voted?  I voted yesterday, for McCain / Palin.   This election matters a lot.  Yes, God is in control, and He can make good come out of bad, but we should never avoid doing all the good that we can.  And voting for McCain is a far superior moral position than voting for Obama. 

It is not over!  If just 6-8% of the people claiming to support Obama are in the category of “I’m not racist, but I don’t like to be called racist” (i.e., the “Bradley effect”), then McCain can win.  And that assumes no ground is made up otherwise and that the young people actually turn out to vote for Obama.

P.S. The voting was crowded, so the volunteers asked me to tell all the Obama supporters that their voting day was getting moved to Nov. 11.  Just kidding!  Probably!

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Also see The scariest part about Obama

McCain is significantly better than Obama in every key area:

  • Pro-life – McCain has a track record of supporting good judges, while Obama is one of the the most extreme pro-abortion advocates I’ve heard of (and that is not an exaggeration – just keep reading).  Consider his bizarre standards for judges: Instead of picking people who can interpret the law honestly, he wants this: “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”
  • McCain has much better fiscal policies.  Obama wants to take your money to give to his pet projects, but donates a pittance himself.  Giving other people’s money at the point of a gun is not charity.  “Spreading the wealth around” is socialism, and it doesn’t work.
  • We’ll be far, far safer with McCain.  Obama is relatively clueless about foreign affairs, would have us surrender in Iraq and set the Middle East progress back 50 years, and is so naive as to think we could or should eliminate nuclear weapons.
  • His energy policies will keep the cost of fuel up for decades.  McCain knows we need to drill now and get nuclear plants started asap.  This will provide jobs, reduce greenhouse emissions and reduce energy costs for us all.
  • Obama is anti-free speech.  Watch how they try to annihilate anyone who dares to even question him, such as Joe the Plumber.  He and the Democrats will want to impose the deceptively named Fairness Doctrine, so they can try to silence conservative radio while leaving the grossly biased mainstream media untouched.
  • McCain pays his female staffers more, on the average, than his male staffers; Obama, however, pays women $0.83 for every dollar earned by men.”
  • Obama is not about change at all.  He is about the same old liberal politics.  McCain is the poster boy for real change – whether you agree with the change or not – and for reaching across the aisle. 
  • Obama lies when saying he’ll reduce taxes for 95% of the people.  Nearly half don’t pay taxes, so it is impossible to lower theirs.  He is just talking about more welfare.
  • He will be pro-gay marriage.  Just wait.

Barack Obama, hero and “savior” of the left, isn’t just pro-abortion, he’s pro-partial birth abortion.   80% of the population disagrees with this stance, so be sure to tell others.  Just Google “obama partial birth abortion letter” or something similar if you want more sources. He is against informed consent and parental notification.  In his world, your junior high daughter needs your permission to take an aspirin but not to have an abortion.

He reveals his deceptiveness and/or ignorance with his latest ads trying to say that McCain will make abortion illegal. But overturning Roe doesn’t make abortion illegal. It returns the power to the states – to the people - and lets them decide. California, Massachusetts, NY, etc. can keep killing the unborn all they like.

He also defended the rights of hospitals in Illinois to let children die outside the womb by repeatedly opposing the Born Alive Infant Protection Act against infanticide and he is against parental notification laws.

He lies over and over on his views.  He is as radically pro-abortion as one can be.  Read this thorough analysisby Randy Alcorn to see what I mean.

In his July 17, 2007 speech to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund he said,

“We know that a woman’s right to make a decision about how many children she wants to have and when— without government interference—is one of the most fundamental freedoms we have in this country. . . . I have worked on this issue for decades now. I put Roe at the center of my lesson plan on reproductive freedom when I taught constitutional law. . . So, you know where I stand. . . The first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That’s the first thing that I’d do.”

If you don’t know about the Freedom of Choice Act, it was written by the most radical proabortion activists because they saw informed consent and parental consent laws being passed at the state level. They wanted something powerful that would dismantle anything that could serve to reduce abortions through requiring that people be told the truth before an abortion or before their sixteen year old, who can’t be given an aspirin without their permission, can have an abortion.

Here’s a piece on the audacity of being an abortion survivor.  Remember, Obama doesn’t just see the right of unrestricted abortions in the Constitution, he sees the right to a corpse. If the abortion fails, then that shouldn’t be a barrier to a dead human.

Obama is lying about others lying- will the MSM check the facts and let voters know his real stand on abortion, partial birth abortion (aka infanticide) and his opposition to the Born Alive Infants Protection Act?

Obama wants change . . . except when it comes to abortion as birth control, inside the womb or outside it.

Obama wants you . . .

  • to pay for abortion!
  • to sanction the killing of infants born alive!
  • to believe that pregnancy is a “punishment”!
  • to accept partial birth abortion!
  • to forget his close association with radical abortion groups like NARAL and PP!
  • to endorse liberal activist Supreme Court Judges that support abortion in the 9th month!
  • to embrace a culture of death!

Listen to his own words, plus his silly comment about the question of when life begins being above his pay grade:

He couldn’t be more clear about his plans:

See The Infanticide Shibboleth for more.  Simply put, Obama is super-duper pro-abortion, and pro-infanticide as well.

He doesn’t even hide his hostility towards preborn human beings.  Consider this quote (emphasis added):

“Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” he said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

News flash: Sex has consequences – emotional, physical and spiritual.  Destroying – and I do mean destroying – the evidence doesn’t take the consequences away.   

Despite being portrayed as a moderate, he is also against traditional marriage, including the Defense of Marriage Act

He has bad theology, thinking that other religions will get you to Heaven (of course, our current President is guilty of saying this nonsense as well). 

More hypocrisy: He wants to take lots of your money for his pet liberal causes, but donates a pittance himself.  Once again, folks, charity is when you give your own money, not when you force others at gunpoint to support your causes.

I can’t believe he threw his grandmother under the bus.  If anyone uttered “typical black person,” their political career would be over.  Yet he gets a pass for saying, “typical white person.”

Updates: Click here for a long list of reasons why he would make a bad President.

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Tragic persecution of Christians continues in India by Hindus (aren’t they supposed to be peaceful?).  They are not letting much news out so updates are spotty. 

Real Christians should pray for them and continue to support organizatons such as Voice of the Martyrs.

Pluralistic Christians (those who teach that all paths lead to God, which is the opposite of what the Bible teaches) should send reverse missionaries to these countries.  After all, if their views are true then the loving thing would be to tell everyone to avoid hardship and just worship the local god(s), right? 

An inspiring true story of Haralan Popov, a Bulgarian Christian minister severely persecuted by the Communists for 13 years. 

Quote of the week:

The best health care, the best economy, the best social justice system means nothing to the millions of Americans that never made it out of the womb or never will.

Rebecca Taylor

 Hat tip: Pro-Life Blogs

So Obama wants to give $4,000 per year to college students.  Guess how much college tuition will increase when he does that?  I’d bet on $4,000 per year.  Colleges will be fatter and less efficient, we’ll pay higher taxes and/or the debt will increase, and kids will have the same costs and debt.  Write it down.

I taught Junior Achievement classes for various grades for 12 years.  I was always impressed at how quickly Junior High kids could not only pick up on concepts like supply and demand, but even the elasticity of supply and demand (i.e., demand for needs such as insulin will not be as influenced by price as wants like entertainment).

Too bad Obama doesn’t even get the basic part right.  Just spreadin’ the wealth around, right Comrade?

Sarah Palin, the real deal.  Regardless of the outcome of the election, I love how she has put a face on families with special needs children and why it is better to let them live than to destroy them in the womb.

“As the media fumes over nonexistent hate at Palin speeches, it ignores leftists who go berserk on city streets.  Will the media run with a story of [a white male] Obama supporter who went berserk at the sight of McCain signs and repeatedly struck a woman volunteer on the head with a stick?”

More media bias: Even Dan Rather admits the media would have jumped all over Palin if she had said what Biden did about a crisis being generated if her running mate were to be elected. 

Also, have you noticed how Biden hasn’t had press conferences for a long time?  Think they’re hiding him?  Why no outrage from the press over that?

You gotta watch this . . .

especially if you are planning to vote for Obama.  Don’t miss the 5:00 mark.  I wish all Democrats would watch this.  Just 10 minutes to balance out the countless hours of unrestrained media bias. 

Thanks to Kris for the link!

Charles Gibson is mistaken about Palin’s “exact words”

From Ann Coulter’s site (Note: She has a running list of debunked rumors in her right sidebar – hat tip: Haemet):

ABC’S CHARLIE GIBSON LIES ABOUT PALIN’S “EXACT WORDS” -GIBSON: You said recently, in your old church, “Our national leaders are sending U.S. soldiers on a task that is from God.” Are we fighting a holy war?

 

PALIN: You know, I don’t know if that was my exact quote.

GIBSON: Exact words

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Here are Palin’s actual “exact words” — as quoted by NPR, no less:

Pray our military men and women who are striving to do what is right also for this country — that our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God. That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is a plan and that plan is God’s plan.”

Now sit back and watch how many liberals deliberately deny the truth, just like they did with the funding for pregnant teens and countless other topics. 

Just one question for the media and those following them: Are you doing the same degree of research for Obama and Biden that you are for Palin and McCain?  Didn’t think so.

The Bridge to Nowhere

More details and commentary on the Alaskan “Bridge to Nowhere” hereThis is much more than just how Palin weighed in.  Note the date of the vote and how the views of McCain, Obama and Biden.

October 20, 2005.

Scene: The United States Senate.

Players: Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, Arizona Senator John McCain, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, Delaware Senator Joe Biden, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn.

Subject: Coburn’s amendment to remove the $223 million Alaskan “Bridge to Nowhere” from a Senate Appropriations bill and use it instead to repair the heavily damaged Interstate 10 bridge over Louisiana’s Lake Pontchartrain ruined by Hurricane Katrina.

Results: Intimidated by the power of Appropriations Chairman Stevens, who angrily threatens to resign if he doesn’t get his way, the Senate votes 82-15 to deny the funds to Louisiana and the Katrina victims who need the bridge.

Senator John McCain, a longtime opponent of Stevens and the Bridge to Nowhere, is not in the Senate the day Coburn brings up his amendment, but is well on record as opposing the Alaska bridge. His relationship with Stevens over the issue of earmarks has been explosive. Senators Obama and Biden vote for this Stevens earmark — against giving the Bridge to Nowhere money to the Katrina victims who need their bridge rebuilt.

Meanwhile…

Scene: Alaska. 2002-2006.

Players: Stevens ally, former Senate colleague of 22 years and current — and powerful — Republican Governor Frank Murkowski. Sarah Palin, a young Alaska mother, former mayor of a small Alaska town, ex-chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Subject: The ethics of powerful members of the Alaskan Republican Establishment.

Results: Angered by what she calls the “lack of ethics” of a fellow Commission member, the state Republican Party chairman, Palin resigns and files formal complaints against the GOP chair and Alaska’s GOP Attorney General. Both men are forced to resign, the party chairman paying a record $12,000 fine. Furious at the atmosphere of corruption, Palin turns her sights on the powerful Governor Murkowski, challenging him in a primary. She wins, and goes on to beat another Alaska insider, a Democratic former governor, to capture the governorship.

Now.

What we have here are two vivid examples of how to deal with corrupted power.

Example # 1: The Obama/Biden way. Beat your chest in public about the need for change, but when you think nobody’s watching — stick with the good old boy network. So what if you screw a few Katrina victims out of $223 million for desperately needed hurricane-induced bridge repairs for a Bridge to Nowhere? You don’t want to upset the old boy network, do you? Particularly when you are really part of it.

Example #2: The Palin way. Raise holy hell about the misbehavior of your fellow party members no matter how powerful they are. Go public. Tell the truth. File a complaint. Rattle every cage in sight. Challenge the powerful Governor head-on so you can put a stop to this kind of thing. You don’t give a flying fig about the old boy network, don’t want to be part of it and think it’s about time somebody stood up and said so. You just go do it.

Example number two is what’s known generally as reform. Change. It’s the kind of thing Obama supporter and VP vetter Caroline Kennedy’s father called a “profile in courage.” Living this value takes guts. There will be consequences for you if you fail. Which is why people appreciate you when they know you have taken the risk — and succeeded.


All of which means the selection of the vividly and quite seriously reform-minded Governor of Alaska to run on McCain’s “maverick” ticket has the very real potential of carrying the day for the GOP in Pennsylvania as a whole if she proves to be the base energizer in November that she seemed to be in August. Already the region’s main newspaper, the Harrisburg Patriot-News, which endorsed Casey in 2006, has hailed the Palin choice as “bold.” Said the paper’s lead editorial this past Sunday: “That outsider vs. insider counterpoint has the potential to coopt the line in Sen. Barack Obama’s speech Thursday accepting his party’s nomination when he said, ‘The change we need doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes to Washington.’”

As word gets out that Obama and Biden were not only afraid to challenge Senate power Stevens over his Bridge to Nowhere, but quietly voted to deny the funds to the Katrina-struck Louisianans, the contrast between who is serious about real change and who is not will be particularly vivid in a state where voters have become very demanding of the need for the real thing. Not to mention the rest of the nation.

More . . .

Yikes! This is a major problem with Obama and his supporters

Anyone who understands the role of the Supreme Court should know that either side should have 100% believing that the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution.  According to a recent poll:

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.

That’s pretty scary, considering that appointing judges is one of the most important thing that Presidents do.  Much of the remaining things they promise aren’t even under their direct control. 

Hat tip: Stop the ACLU

False teacher on Palin

The “Reverend” Chuck Currie wrote this post about Sarah Palin, which contains the lie that she “slashed” spending for teen moms when the truth was that she approved a three-fold increase.  She merely reduced the original request, which was more like a four-fold increase.  (Chuck is the false teacher who believes the opposite of Jesus on countless issues, including the teaching repeated one hundred times in the New Testament that Jesus is the only way to salvation).

Anyone in business who would call such an increase a “slash” would be rightly laughed out of the room.  Unlike the fantasy world of liberal theologians and politicians, funds are always limited and tough decisions have to be made. 

Let’s say Chuck’s church committees all ask for 400% increases in their budget, but Chuck can only afford 300%.  Then you could say he slashed giving across the board, right?

My guess is that he knew about the distortions it contained but wrote it anyway.  Even so, he refused to be corrected when someone pointed out the obvious math errors in the comments section and again after someone showed how even the recipient of the funds denied the allegations!  He stubbornly refuses to acknowledge the facts.

Here’s what Chuck said:

Sarah Palin is a hypocrite.

The Governor says that she is pro-life but that apparently only extends to fetuses in the womb.  Once babies are born and young mothers are in need the last person who they should turn to help from is Sarah Palin.

As I have written about separately, pro-lifers do much after kids are born but are under no obligation to do so.  You can protest spouse and child abuse without being obligated to marry all the women and raise all the kids to adulthood.  Still, pro-lifers do much to help with their own money and time.

What is sad but not surpising is Chuck’s concession that he doesn’t care about those in the womb.  If someone tries to crush and dismember a toddler, is Sarah Palin oppsed to that?  Yes, she opposes killing the innocent regardless of their location.  But the good reverend offers no protections to the unborn.

The New Times reports on how she cut funding recently for programs meant to help babies and young mothers:

“Our house is full, help us build a new home,” proclaims the Web site for Covenant House Alaska, a program that helps younger people, including teenage mothers. The Alaska legislature decided to allocate $5 million in building funds, but Gov. Sarah Palin cut that to $3.9 million with a line-item veto in June….

…the lost $1.1 million may delay a $22 million project to expand an emergency shelter, which is open 24 hours a day and provides food, counseling, medical care and a place to sleep for troubled youths ages 13 to 20 years old. Some teenagers later move on to transitional housing, including Passage House, which serves young mothers with babies.

The group is also banking on money from the state to help leverage private donations.

Since he is so concerned about these teens, I wonder how much of his own money Chuck donated?

John McCain and Sarah Palin want to take away a women’s right to make her own health care decisions. 

Complete the sentence, Chuck: She wants to take away a “woman’s right to make her own health care decisions” that involve destroying her unborn child.

Palin has been clear that she is opposed to sex education for teenagers. 

Another distortion on Chuck’s part, but we’ll save that for another time.

The bottom line is this:  Palin is pro-life until the child is born and then she is willing to throw that life away. 

No, here’s the real bottom line: Chuck is lying and he knows it.  He is pro-abortion and proud of it, yet calls himself a Christian pastor.  He is willing to let that life be literally destroyed and thrown away.  And he is so wrapped up in his politics that he is willing to lie to get Obama elected.

Fact: Palin approved a dramatic increase in this funding, and Chuck denies that even when corrected.  He said this in the comments section:

Palin cut funds for kids when she had a chance to make a difference. Supporting teen mothers and other young girls out of the streets is one of the most important things we can do but Palin doesn’t seem to agree.

Pathetic.

I think Obama would be a horrible President but I don’t spread lies about him.  For example, I think he misspoke recently when noting his “Muslim faith.”  I don’t think he’s a closet Muslim (I don’t think he’s a Christian, either, but that’s another topic).  But I don’t run around pushing a story that is questionable.

But keep the lies coming, “Reverend.”  More attention for Palin is great for the Republicans, especially when your accusations are so transparently false.

BTW, here’s a recent list of the lies and the truth about Palin.  Yes, the lies are spreading rapidly but I think people are onto the MSM (at least 51% appeared to be so in a poll last week) and the Obama campaign.  I think they’ll start to filter out the new lies more quickly.

Woo-hoo! Palin is McCain’s VP pick

Lots o’ links about Palin at this post and those that follow it.

Update 8: The ridiculous “cover up” rumors of Palin’s Down Syndrome baby belonging to her daughter have been thoroughly debunked.  Nice, big, black eye for the Kos kids.  Her daughter is pregnant, and is taking responsbility for it along with the father.  Hypocrisy rating: Zero.  If she pushed her child to have an abortion, that would be hypocrisy.

Kudos to Obama for asking, in apparent sincerity, to leave the kids out of the attacks, and for not encouraging abortion to avoid the “punishment” of the baby.

Also, on the age thing, Biden has had health issues and is 66 himself.  Also, the Dems had no interest in him as President.  So why does he make such a dandy replacement if Obama is incapacitated or dies?

Update 7: Sarah vs. Hillary = no contest

Consider: Hillary has spent her whole life in the quest for power. She is a political animal through and through, willing to do what ever it takes to obtain the highest office in the world. —- 
Speaking of the real world, Sarah Palin is a life long member. No power hungry politico, she. Gov. Palin, by all accounts, is a woman who embodies the best of the female species. Experienced in real life, she is the epitome of what America stands for. She exhibits the traits that have made America great. And she does it effortlessly, because that’s who she is.  A mother of five, a wife, a conservative, a person who has lived life and succeeded at everything she has set out to do. That’s what America is.
 
Unlike Hillary, Gov. Palin has never had the need to ‘reinvent’ herself. Unlike Obama, her message comes from the heart instead of the teleprompter. Unlike McCain, she is not a career politician. She has a life, and politics is a part of it. Kinda like the citizen legislators our founding fathers favored.
Tammy Bruce on Sarah – another supporter
Update 6: Fabulous summary of Palin vs. Obama.  Obama looks even worse compared to McCain.

Update 5: The biggest thing going on with the lefty nutroots is their claim that Palin didn’t really deliver her Down Syndrome child, but that her daughter did.  This leads to amazing comment threads filled with profanity, awful grammar and escalating paranoia about her “hypocrisy” and such.

As irritating as people like that are, I view it is a major positive that the Daily Kos-type sites are focusing on something like that.  I mean, that’s the best they’ve got?  Yeah, the whole state of Alaska is involved in the cover-up.  Shhhhhhh.  They even got a blogger to plant the “fake” story of her pregnancy back in April about a March encounter, because they anticipated all this.  Actually, the blogger’s insights are fascinating because they occured so long ago.  They highlight what a truly amazing and down to earth person Palin is.  I think the more people learn about her the more they’ll like her. 

Of course I had to check out the “Hottest Governor in the US” and quickly turned to see her pregnant (she has since had her baby) with bags and daughter in tote. Then it struck me as odd. Why is the Governor of Alaska in the airport and preparing to get onto my commercial flight?

Sarah’s got a gun – “You’re hitting it pretty close to dead center.”

Sarah on energy policies – can’t wait to see her debate Biden on this topic. 

Update 4: The mainstream media was able to find some people critical of McCain’s choice of Palin.  The people quoted – and I am not making this up – were Democratic politicians. 

MSNBC couldn’t find any of the three (heh) people in Alaska to say anything bad about her.  Seriously, I was surprised that they were so gracious in reporting about her.

Even if Palin just gets a fraction of ticked off Hillary supporters and causes a few of them to stay home that will be a big win.  She has obviously and immediately energized many true conservatives who had planned to sit out.   The hard core pro-abortion types were going to vote for Obama no matter what.  I am continuously amused at the sexist comments made by liberals while the conseratives are focusing on her actual viewpoints.  It is always nice when the truth comes out.

So the only question is whether Palin hurts McCain with the undecided folks. I don’t think it does, but it will be interesting to see what the polls show. Like McCain and unlike Obama/Biden, she has done real, live reforming, and that should appeal to the middle ground folks. 

Nice summary of Obama’s experience vs. Palin’s - and remember, this is the #1 on the Dem ticket vs. the #2 on the Republican ticket. 

Update 3: It is interesting that the main folks commenting on her looks are the Democrats.  All the conservative bloggers I’ve read are excited about her views and her experience.  Who’s sexist again?  Oh yeah, anyone who votes against a woman, right? 

So in this election you get to vote between being a racist or a sexist.  Actually, as usual, I couldn’t care less about the skin color or gender.  I care about their positions and leadership abilities.  I dislike Obama because he is awful from virtually every angle – no executive experience (less than Palin), no foreign policy experience (less than Palin!) and terrible ideas on Iraq, truly monstrous pro-abortion views (to the left of NARAL!), pro-oxymoronic same-sex marriage, bad economic ideas, no loyalty (he threw his grandmother and his preacher under the bus), and so much more. 

Update 2: Early conservative sentiments are interesting.  The media tried to act like some are disappointed because of the “experience” issue.  A Time editorial online tried to make it sound her her experience is an issue (“a heartbeat away from the presidency”).  But that is simply laughable when you realize Obama would be the President from day one and that he has even less experience. 

And once they dig into the details the media should realize that she has more foreign relations experience than Obama and she is in charge of the Alaska National Guard. 

Every blog I’ve read has been elated – mainly like, My shift from protest vote to “Can I have a yard sign?”   The fact that she is an authentic conservative seems to be getting people jazzed up.  Dobson did a quick turnabout on McCain already.

And McCain’s donations page is said to be running slowly. 

I didn’t sense anyone thinking, “Oh no, Obama picked Biden, now he’ll be tougher to beat.”  But the pro-aborts seem mighty spun up over Palin.

McCain on the issues

Update: Be sure to watch her speech.  Great stuff.

Initial reports are that Obama’s camp is attacking her lack of experience.  Sure.  Go strap the polygraphs and see the truth.  This is the worst possible pick for them.

Obama – the “change” guy – in his first big decision as a candidate, picks Biden, a Washington insider.  Not Hillary or any other woman.  Not a person with executive experience.  McCain picks a woman who is roughly Obama’s age.

Who’s really for change?

Obama, who has no executive experience, and who has spent most of his short time in the Senate running for President, is making a mistake in criticizing the VP pick for not having enough experience.

And true conservatives will love Palin.  Check out her views and her voting record.  Truly pro-life, including keeping her child with Down Syndrome when many would have aborted.  She has done real, live government reform.  She told the Federal Gov’t to skip the “bridge to nowhere.”  She sold the governor’s jet that a Republican had purchased. 

The only downside is that she and her husband are in unions, and I’m not a big union fan.  But on the flip side, that could be good politics.  Biden and Obama can claim to be pro-union, while she can say how her family belongs to one. 

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The original: Read about it here.  That sound you heard was the momentum leaking out of Obama’s convention bump.

I’ve noted this on other blogs but I don’t think I mentioned it here.  She was my #1 preference and I was just praying yesterday that this would happen. 

Republican John McCain picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate on Friday, a senior campaign official said, in a surprise choice that could help him appeal to women voters.

Palin is a conservative first-term governor of Alaska with strong anti-abortion views and a record of fiscal conservatism. She is an avid sportswoman who would bring youth and vitality to the ticket. McCain turns 72 on Friday.

Palin is not well-known nationally, and that could cut into McCain’s argument that Obama is too inexperienced to handle the White House. But she could help him appeal to disaffected supporters of Democrat Hillary Clinton, who lost a bruising primary to Obama.

In his acceptance speech on Thursday, Obama directly attacked McCain and linked him to what he called the failed Republican economic policies of President George W. Bush.

Palin, former mayor of the town of Wasilla, built a reputation as a reformer in a state that recently has been hit with corruption scandals. Elected in 2006, she is Alaska’s first woman governor.

Palin and her husband, Todd, have five children, ranging in age from 18 years to 4 months.

She is very strongly pro-life, has executive experience, knows the energy issues well, and seems to be very energetic.

I can’t wait to see how the Hillary backers react.  Did they really want a woman, or did they want a pro-abortion woman? 

Time will tell if this was a good pick politically, but I couldn’t be happier.  I think she was the best choice – way better than Huckabee, who many evangelicals seemed to lean towards.

Now who’s for change?  Barack picks a male Senate lifer.  McCain picks a woman.   A woman who has more executive experience than Obama, in case anyone cares about that sort of thing.

I hope McCain wins a term or two followed by a couple terms of President Palin.