Archive for April, 2008
Posted by PrestoPundit on 04/27/2008
Obama sits down for a little chat with Chris Wallace on Fox News. Ed Morrissey:
The most hilarious point came when Obama tried to claim credit for
bipartisanship on the John Roberts confirmation vote — not because he
supported Roberts. He voted against Roberts. However, Obama wanted credit for defending the few Democrats who did
support Roberts on Daily Kos, and taking the venom of Kos’ readership
for his defense. That’s bipartisanship — standing up to the Kos Kiddies?
If the guy cared one way the other about truth, you’d call him a liar. But he really doesn’t care one way or the other. He’s a man of the hard left and he doesn’t want you to be offended by it, and he has no problem saying anything to make you feel ok about him. So call him what he is. A b*llsh*tt*r.
UPDATE: More from Powerline, including this: “Obama either has a skewed sense of what it means to be post-partisan or
an audacious sense of his ability to snow the American public. I’m
guessing he has both.”
Posted by PrestoPundit on 04/26/2008
Bill Moyers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Choice cut:
The fourth candidate for a hard question is
implied by this statement: “That chapter [Psalm 137] ends up with some
very brutal words. You used them in one of your sermons.” Wright
understands the question to call for an explanation of his post-9/11
speech. He speaks first of his pain over 9/11 and explains the thinking
behind his sermon:
I had to preach. They came to church
wanting to know where is God in this. And so, I had to show them using
that Psalm 137, how the people who were carried away into slavery were
very angry, very bitter, moved and in their anger from wanting revenge
against the armies that had carried them away to slavery, to the
babies. That Psalm ends up sayin’ “Let’s kill the baby-let’s bash their
heads against the stone.” So, now you move from revolt and revulsion as
to what has happened to you, to you want revenge. You move from anger
with the military to taking it out on the innocents. You wanna kill
babies. That’s what’s going on in Psalm 137. And that’s exactly where
we are. We want revenge. They wanted revenge. God doesn’t wanna leave
you there, however. God wants redemption. God wants wholeness. And
that’s the context, the biblical context I used to try to get people
sitting again, in that sanctuary on that Sunday following 9/11, who
wanted to know where is God in this? What is God saying? What is God
saying? Because I want revenge.
I think he’s saying that
the Psalm — God speaking? — is saying that people who have suffered
want revenge and feel motivated to do terrible things. But he’s really
held himself open to a terrible interpretation — and calling it my
“hermeneutic” isn’t going to help. “What is God saying? What is God
saying? Because I want revenge.” What is Wright saying? That’s going to
sound to a lot of people as though he’s saying 9/11 was God‘s
revenge on America. He quotes the Psalm: “Blessed are they who dash
your baby’s brains against a rock.” Well, now, it really sounds as
though he’s saying that God blesses the 9/11 hijackers! God damns
America and God blesses the hijackers? Wright has not backed down. He’s
Can Moyers probe? Help us out here, Bill. The obvious question is: Are you saying that God blesses
the hijackers, that they were righteous in God’s eyes? At this point,
we get a long segment from the sermon. It’s not a “sound bite.” It goes
on and on, and it’s awful. His words are terrible, and the cheering
from the congregation is sickening.
preached that sermon on the Sunday after 9-11 — almost 7 years ago.
When people saw the sound bites from it this year, they were upset
because you seemed to be blaming America. Did you somehow fail to
Well, I just listened to it — not merely with sound bites — and I’m upset, and I certainly think Wright was blaming America. Did you somehow fail to communicate? A tougher way to put it would be: It sounds to me like you were blaming America; did you somehow not mean what you said?
Posted by PrestoPundit on 04/25/2008
Posted by PrestoPundit on 04/25/2008
has been criss-crossing the nation taking the pulse of the people and she reports back that “there is no place in this country that likes [President Bush].” Not even in Texas.
Conservatives especially don’t like him, “He has left on-the-ground conservatives – the local right-winger, the
town intellectual reading Burke and Kirk, the old Reagan committeewoman
– feeling undefended, unrepresented and alone.”
Posted by PrestoPundit on 04/25/2008
this man been on the cover of TIME? The 2008 winner of the Friedman Prize.
Posted by PrestoPundit on 04/24/2008
has done very little in his life time. Obama’s one success has been in the Illinois legislature working to increase protection for criminals and working to block laws which would reduce crime (much more here). Most voters know little or nothing about Barack Obama. That’s all about to change. Take a look at this.
Now it’s your turn. Consider taking a break from reading, clicking over and sending a donation to the National Campaign Fund at EXPOSEOBAMA.COM
The left wing magazine TIME is already labeling it a “Willie Horton hit”. And what is a “Willie Horton hit”? A Willie Horton hit is when you tell the truth about a Democrat.
UPDATE: More on Obama’s crime record here.
Posted by PrestoPundit on 04/21/2008
with a new installment of “Greg’s Guide to Obama’s Dreams from My Father.” In the mean time anything that strikes my fancy will be posted below.
TOM MAGUIRE: “If Obama has crashed back to earth it is in large part because folks
are realizing that there is nothing behind the curtain except an
utterly conventional far-left liberal with no experience, no history of
bipartisanship, and no track record of success in Washington.”
BARACK OBAMA — not left wing enough.
ANOTHER REPUBLICAN OFFSPRING switches to the left? Lord knows Jenna Bush didn’t learn anything worth knowing about conservative ideas from her father.
OBAMA’S anti-American friend Bill Ayers is now planting ideological bombs in the American education system.
FUN TIMES with Barack Obama’s long-time political friends — who believe America needs blowing up.
MORE on Obama’s radical friends from Rick Moran.
ROGER SIMON sees nothing “progressive” in Barack Obama’s racist and anti-American associates.
WHO ARE the Obama voters? Obama lost among moderate voters, he lost among the somewhat conservative voters, and he among somewhat liberal voters. The only demographic Obama won was the very liberal voters. Obama lost among every income class except the very rich and the very poor. Obama lost among every religious group except “none” or “something else” or “other Christian” (Greek Orthodox? Black Liberation Theology?). Obama lost among all types of religious service attenders accept “none”. Obama lost every part of Pennsylvania except Philadelphia. Obama lost the population demographic for every size of town and city in Pennsylvania except for the demographic of cities over 1/2 million. Obama lost the small and medium size cities and rural areas by 20 percentage points and more. Obama lost among high school graduates and community college graduates, and merely broke even among those with four year college degrees and post graduate educations.
Also worth noting: 31% of Democrat voters think Barack Obama is not honest and trustworthy. 10% of Democrat voters say they will vote for John McCain in November, and another 7% say they will not vote in November. About 3 out of every 5 Democrat voters where women. Finally, this. In several counties Clinton beat Obama by 45-50 percentage points.
POWERLINE ON THE FRIENDS OF BARACK OBAMA. Don’t miss the audio from 2007. Quotable: “Bernadine Dohrn .. is the only public figure, to my knowledge, to
approve publicly and enthusiastically of the Charles Manson murders.”
FrontPage Mag has the Dohrn-Manson story here. And here’s a link which establishes that Barack Obama spent time with his friends Bernadine Dohrn and William Ayers repeatedly across a period of at least nine years, and as recently as 2002, including at a seminar organized by Michelle Obama. So among Obama’s good lefty friends with whom he had an ongoing working relationship are two cold blooded terrorists who believe in murdering policemen, legislators, and American soldiers. It’s sickening but true: left wing terrorist / “intellectuals” like this are perfectly welcome among important segments of the lefty – Democrat university community, among whom Barack and Michelle Obama stand out only for their garden variety typicality.
AS CATCHY AS a 19th century campaign slogan — McCain’s 3 x 5 card Republican platform: “The jobs are never coming back, the illegals are never going
home, but we’re going to have a lot more wars.”
THE BIOGRAPHY AND RANTINGS of the guy who came up with the “Earth Day” idea are almost beyond parody. Anyone who’s read H. L. Mencken on the post-Christian crusaders and “do gooders” of the 20s and 30s can easily identify the type — the half educated son of an evangelical minister out to save the world, not for Christ, but for “humanity” and “nature.” Somehow, lacking either a grounding in revealed religion or a sound education, these types tend to float off into the utopian heavens of a post-capitalist dreamland. And, yes, it’s rather clear that John McConnell had in mind something like an idolatry of the Earth when he first imaged Earth Day.
PHINEAS & FERB on YouTube. My son and I love this show. Already the two of us have built a robot, had “swinter” in the back yard, and built our own back yard beach — all inspired by Phineas & Ferb. If you’ve ever been a boy or had an older sister, you’ll love Phineas & Ferb.
Next up? A backyard circus.