Friday, November 7, 2008

Joe the "Plumber" Was Right

President-elect Obama has chosen as his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, a devoted Jew, and one of his best friends. Yes, Obama is devoted to the destruction of Israel, just like world political expert Joe "the non-plumber, welfare recipient, i.e. wealth spreader, tax delinquent, no idea of owning a business, chosen one of the McCain campaign" Wertzelbach stated so eloquently.

This appointment proves that Obama is a closet Muslim. Only a devoted Muslim fundamentalist, intent on turning the United States over to Iran and destroying Israel, would have a devout Jewish man as one of his closest friends and confidants. This plot as described by Fixed News, Worldnet Daily, and countless fundamentalist Christians is becoming more clear as each day goes by. Only Allah knows what the President-elect will reveal to us next!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Newsweek Delves Into Palin's Buying Spree

This is a quote from a new Newsweek story on Sarah Palin's buying habits:

NEWSWEEK has also learned that Palin's shopping spree at high-end department stores was more extensive than previously reported. While publicly supporting Palin, McCain's top advisers privately fumed at what they regarded as her outrageous profligacy. One senior aide said that Nicolle Wallace had told Palin to buy three suits for the convention and hire a stylist. But instead, the vice presidential nominee began buying for herself and her family—clothes and accessories from top stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. According to two knowledgeable sources, a vast majority of the clothes were bought by a wealthy donor, who was shocked when he got the bill. Palin also used low-level staffers to buy some of the clothes on their credit cards. The McCain campaign found out last week when the aides sought reimbursement. One aide estimated that she spent "tens of thousands" more than the reported $150,000, and that $20,000 to $40,000 went to buy clothes for her husband. Some articles of clothing have apparently been lost. An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as "Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast," and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

It will be interesting to learn more of the details of this scandal. I'm sure that Palin will look worse as the days go by. Newsweek also reported that Palin wanted to speak last night at McCain's concession gathering, but McCain's campaign strategist vetoed it. Also included in the article is a report that she once greeted two McCain campaign strategists wearing nothing but a towel. She advised them to talk to her husband, while they waited. I wonder if Alaskans will want to re-elect her should she run in 2010. Then again, they appear to have re-elected a convicted criminal.

Update: FOX News (shudder) is now reporting that aides say that Palin did not know that Africa is a continent and thought that South Africa was a region of the country of Africa. She refused coaching before the Katy Couric interview, then pitched tantrums when the resulting press was bad. We dodged a bullet, when McCain was defeated. It appears that she isn't even qualified to be governor of Alaska. I almost feel sorry for her. She had it pretty good, hidden away up in Alaska stealing the electorate blind. Now the world AND Alaska know her for what she really is, an ignorant, essentially corrupt, politician. Hopefully, the fundamentalist Christian element will let her go and this is the last we will hear from her. Furthermore, I hope this is my last post related to her.

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It's Finally Over

After two long years of looking toward the day when we would choose someone to replace the awful Bush regime in Washington, we have finally reached the finish line. Fortunately, we have a man who will try to end the mess in Iraq, fight the real war in Afghanistan, and begin to try to restore our standing in the world. I believe that the simple act of choosing Obama went a long way toward the latter.

I know that at this moment there are millions who are bemoaning the election of the first African-American president and who are already planning for the worst. The right-wing pundits are rubbing their hands together in anticipation of the trash talk and false accusations that lie ahead. (There are also millions of dollars for them to put in their bank accounts as a result.) The right wing evangelists are already writing their sermons for this Sunday, accusing Obama of being a wolf in sheep's clothing, who will ramp up the baby killing at federal expense and make Islam the national religion. What better way to keep yourself in the good graces of your congregation and get the big raises? The lies of the campaign will not end, they will simply become the norm.

Both the acceptance and concession speeches last night were statesmanlike. McCain appears to know how to lose gracefully. We will find out if he does, indeed, reach across the aisle to help fix what is wrong with the country. I, personally, believe that he will. I feel that he may well return to being the old McCain. At the same time, we will also find out if Obama tries to be every one's president. I was chagrined that McCain's supporters could not put their hatred aside long enough to at least act civilized for a moment, booing every time Obama's name was mentioned. At least Obama's supporters in Chicago, showed grace and good will, when McCain's name was mentioned. There may have been some boos, but they were not evident.

It was sad to see most of the states of the old Confederacy be the nucleus of McCain's support. That fact shows much of what this election was all about. The Republican party's base is now primarily in the South, such a complete turnabout from 1860. What would Lincoln say about that? Besides those long time Republicans, the party is now in the home of extremist racists, and right wing fundamentalist Christians. The only issues they seemed to be concerned about were abortion and Obama's color. The sad thing is that there are so many of them.

The Republican party is in shambles at the moment. There is a vacuum waiting to be filled, and we can hope that the extremists in the party will become marginalized as a result of this election, when the party is so out of touch with so many. I keep hearing Sarah Palin's name bantered about as the next leader, and I can't help but wonder what Republicans are thinking. Surely, they aren't serious. You can't take the albatross who helped bring you to your knees and make it the beacon of the future. I suppose if you are the fundamentalist Christian element which has only one or two issues, you might follow her blindly. However, when so many leaders and former leaders left to vote for Obama and stated that one of their major reasons was McCain's selection of Palin, one has to wonder where the party will go from here.

The Democrats should not take this election too lightly. Many voters stepped across the aisle to vote for Obama. Many young people, who were voting for the first time, chose to vote Democratic. This is not the time for the Democrats to step too far to the left. They must turn toward the center, just as the Republicans must reverse their race to the far right. Young people and others who are taken with Obama will be easily disillusioned, if he is unable to follow through on his policies.

Despite what the right wing says, Obama is not that liberal. He has some pretty strong opinions on family, hard work, and hand outs. He worked hard and his grandparents worked hard to get him where he is today, and he doesn't think others should be any different. He has stated that over and over. Turn off the TV, raise your kids right. Be involved in their lives. Work hard for what you want. Those are some of his values. I hope he is given the chance to put his ideas and policies in place. If that is the case, the country will have to be better off, four years from now than it is today.

Monday, November 3, 2008

What Will Comedian Rush Limbaugh Say Now?

When Barrack Obama visited his ailing grandmother in Hawaii recently, Rush Simplebaugh opined that there was no sick grandma. Instead, Limpbaugh tried to re-ignite an already dead issue. Obama, he said, was visiting Hawaii because of his "fake" birth certificate.

I wonder what Lemmingbaug will say now. I suppose there was never a grandmother and he will say that the casket will be empty. After all, will we ever see a picture of Ms. Dunham in repose? Of course not, she never existed. Those pictures of Obama and his grandparents are fakes. He was really born in Kenya and somehow, came to the United States as part of a Muslim sleeper cell, where he waits to take over the country tomorrow and deliver it to Iran in January. Pray people, pray!

It must be a really difficult and bittersweet time for Mr. Obama. How difficult it must be to have to spend the last day of a campaign trying to win the presidency and having to mourn for one who has been such an integral part of what you are today. I was glad to hear that McCain had stepped out of the mud long enough to send his and his wife's condolences. There is a small bit of decency left, although there was no acknowledgement, when Obama went to visit his grandmother two weeks ago.

Rest in peace, Ms Dunham. Thank you for raising your grandson right.