This is an independent interview I did a few days ago, which has been uploaded to Current. Thanks to Kyanna for a great interview, it was a pleasure talking to you. Be sure to go over to Current and "Vote Up".
i hope the poster doesn't mind but i'm posting this again in case people don't see it in the last topicJoke from RedstateSo, Sarah Palin's advisors decide that it is time for her to meet a bunch of serious world leaders. They head to Europe, where, first up, she has an appointment with the Pope. The Pope and some of his Cardinals invite her for a boat ride on the Tiber. As they are sitting in the gondola talking, a wind starts up and blows the Pope's hat into the water. Palin looks around and realizes that no one is going to do anything about it, so she calmy rises, takes off her her high heels, and steps off the side of the boat. Instead of diving into the water, however, she walks across it, to the hat, picks it up and walks back across the water to the boat. She climbs in, hands the Pope his hat and continues discussing whatever it was they had been talking about. The Cardinals are open mouthed in astonishment at what they have just seen. The news media, in nearby boats are busy discussing among themselves how to report it. Headlines the next day at the New York Times, The Washington Post and the networks all blare: New Revelation: Sarah Palin Can't Swim.
Excellent work Adam. I was one of the late comers to this blog but I still appreciate all the hard work you've done on behalf of Gov. Palin. No matter what happens in this election, I'm excited for what the future holds for such a strong, skilled, and principled politician. BTW, I hope everyone got to read the article in the NYT today about Sarah. It was more of a look at her personal life growing up and going to school, etc.
Adam - Congrats again! You're famous...again!!! Great to get to see you too. Hope a LOT of people watch it --- good for Sarah! Keep fightin' the good fight!!!!
scott - yes, wanted to tell you that was pretty good! Isn't that the truth???!!!! thanks.I posted a long one too on the last topic you might want to check out at the end- re prophecies re this election, Sarah????
I just saw Ed Rollins, a former Republican advisor to Ronald Reagan on CNN paint a bleak picture of McCain's chances, saying there is infighting in the Republican party and that Obama has all the MOMENTUM right now. Ed says he has been in politics for 40 years and his gut tells him Obama is going to win. Now with regards to momentum as we sit now at 5:30 EST on October 24, 2008 I want to tell you based on national polls and state polls where this race really stands and that Ed is full of s**t when he says Obama has the momentum now: first the national polls: first throw out the MSM and Zogby polls that show Obama with a double-digit lead (see state polls); second take the average of just the 'reputable' pollsters such as Rasmussen, Hotline, Gallup Traditional, IBD/TIPP And GW Battleground polls you get this is a 5 point race and remember the MOE is somwhere around 2.7-4 points depending on which poll you read; now more importantly look at the trends in the state polls this week (Oct 20-24) using the numbers again from reputable pollsters like Rasmussen, Strategic Vision, Survey USA, Mason Dixon, and Winthrop University : 1) Florida:SV says McCain has gained 10 points in 2 weeks and now leads Obama by 2 points, Rasmussen has it McCain by 1 and Mason-Dixon has it McCain by 1; 2) North Carolina:Rasmussen today has it McCain by 2 points, Survey USA has it tied at 47-47; Winthrop has McCain behind by only .4 3)Virginia: Winthrop has McCain behind by only 1 point, Mason-Dixon McCain behind 2 points; 4) Ohio: SV has McCain ahead by 3 points, Rasmussen has McCain ahead by 2 points; 5) Pennsylvania: SV today has Obama ahead by 7 points (it was 14 points just 2 weeks ago)6)NH: Rasmussen today has it Obama by 4 points; 7)Iowa: Rasmussen has it Obama by 8 points; 8) Missouri still looks very close as it has done for the entire election 9) McCain trails by 5 points in Colorado but polls have not been done since Sarah held 3 rallies there on Monday; 10) Nevada remains tight; however Insider Advantage released a poll Wednesday that had it tied at 47-47. New Mexico hasn't been polled this week but the consensus is that Obama has a high single digit lead there. Now if you take the figures for these states from 1-2 weeks ago you will observe dramatic shifts of support to McCain in some cases to modest shifts in others, but the bottom line is the battleground, swing state polls are beginning to move towards McCain. Finally the Battleground polling group released an overall poll of the swing states yesterday showing Obama 47 McCain 46. Now you ask how can Ed Rollins go on TV with this information at hand and then claim that Obama has all the MOMENTUM. Does he hate McCain so much that he is willing to be so disingenuous and misleading so as to try to sabotage the McCain campaign; does he need his pundit's paycheck from CNN so desperately that he willing to trade his credibility for 30 pieces of silver in order to fit the false narrative that CNN is trying to foist on the American public, does he have an agenda to defeat McCain so that he can curry favor with Obama during his administration, or is he just plain lost it and now senile. Whatever it is Ed, these national and state trends in the polls don't lie. You and your turncoat brethren like Parker, Noonan, Brooks, Hitchens, Christopher Buckley and others deserve any scorn or ostracism that you receive from Republicans and conservatives for simply not being objective to the reality of the election. Shame on you, Ed!
Just read on race42008 web site that after the release of the favorable polls by Strategic Vision showing McCain in the lead in Florida and Ohio, that the company's pollsters began to receive death threats today via e-mail. How do you know when a campaign is becoming unhinged? Threatening to kill a pollster might qualify.
I just noticed something very interesting over at Real Clear Politics where polls are collected by state and then averaged out so as to presumedly give a clear picture of where the race stands or trending to. Well chalk up another organization in the tank for Obama. If you remember in my previous posting I provided the most recent poll results from Strategic Vision with regards to Florida and Ohio showing McCain ahead in both states and that Winthrop University had reported that McCain was only 1 back in Virginia. Here's where the distortion of the averages occur. RCP fails to highlight the Strategic Vision numbers in Florida and Ohio where the averages are calculated and instead buries the results for each state further down in the results from the last couple of months so that on first glance there is no evidence that McCain is picking up steam in Florida and Ohio and also improving the averages. The same applies to Virginia with regards to Winthrop University. I wonder if anybody else out there has noticed this.
would someone please get techno a couple of aleve?
Maybe it's my computer (which my sons call, "The Dinosaur," so that's a possibility), but this video of Adam's interview didn't come through clearly here, either with sound or picture.At any rate, Adam, you were terrific, as usual! You seemed so much more at ease before the camera that you must now be an Old Hand at Interviews! Excellent job!Loved the joke, Scott! (I first heard it about poor President BUSH, who is hated no matter what he does...)Huskyonspeed, I don't take the NYT, so do you have an URL for that article? Remember to cut your URL in two for posting here.I appreciated the prophecy, Momprayn. SO many people have perceived God's hand upon Sarah, as an Esther!Techno, your posts are SO reassuring. Your poll analysis, btw, are similar to what one guy reported were the McCain campaign staff's internal polling! He added that the campaign staff pollsters are THE VERY best of all pollsters, so hey, YOU could have a new career, Techno!!!!(WE knew you WHEN! ~wink~)
Techno, every time I get down I come here to look for your analysis. Even Fox News has called the race - the panel on Brit Hume's show. It is over, and they are already talking about the Obama administration and what it will want to do initially. It is SICKENING.As a side note, I was listening to Rush today..I hear William Weld endorsed Obama. I just don't get it. They screamed and yelled that ONLY McCain could bring the party victory and draw independents. Now, they too turn on him. I agree with Rush -good BYE. We as a party need to rid ourselves of these types of people. They believe the election is over and want to curry favor the DC party set come Jan.Let's do our part and show 'em they are in for a BIG suprise election night...and don't bother asking back in after this is over.We can still win this...I live in PA near Philly, and I am not giving up hope.Sarah, this may come down to you alone to FIGHT for us...continue the prayers and the hard work.Techno, keep those posts coming...I sure need them to keep my sanity.
I'm sorry. Regarding the posting on Re: RCP I did not know that Strategic Vision was a Republican pollster. On October 11 any party poll was not to be counted for average purposes and relegated to the bottom of the page. I profoundly apologize to the people over at RCP.
No, the Brit Hume show's panelists did NOT state that McCain would lose, Patriot 1776. They said it would be very tough to pull off a win, but they acknowledged that the polls aren't always accurate, since they depend on how the party participants are weighted, etc. Again, THINK TRUMAN! It ain't over until it's over! McCain really COULD win!EVERYTHING Obama does lately is designed to show he's too cool to sweat this race, and to show he's sure he's OBVIOUSLY going to win (I pray NOT!). That's even part of why he took the time to go to Hawaii: he ain't worried!Let's show HIM, Americans!!!!!Speaking of which, at the end of the show, Krauthammer said snarkily that maybe "Senator" Palin (not sure why/how he made THAT error!) should "cry in a bakery," to get the sympathy vote (obviously referring to Hillary's tears----which I believe were genuine, btw).My prediction? TOMORROW, either when he leaves or when he takes another "pondering" walk, OBAMA WILL CRY; we will see actual TEARS!Sorry to sound cynical, but I just don't see authentic emotion very often from that man.....We need to KEEP PRAYING FOR MIRACLES! FOCUS ON ONE MESSAGE, Senator McCain and Gov. Palin: Obama has socialist views and is ALREADY planning to RAISE TAXES! THAT is why the stock market is tanking: investors fear an Obama win!!!!!!!!LOTS of great coverage of Palin lately, praise GOD!
I watched the live feed of the Colorado McCain rally today. Even though the words have been said before, you know, standard stump speech, I hand it to McCain for having sincerity and a profound belief in what he was saying. When he said that nothing is inevitable, and this election is not already decided, and we need to fight, he stirred up some hope in his listeners. We owe it to our country and to McCain/Palin to be encouraged and remain full of faith and hope.
mountain mama, I don't know what you mean by the trouble with the links. I was able to copy my own links from the posts I made to test them. They all worked. None were cut off as you described. Which one of mine were you having trouble with?
Great joke Scott. I have passed it on to several people already. It is so spot on.
Today is the 79th anniversary of Black Thursday, when the market began its freefall and the panic started, followed by Black Monday on the 28th and then the big collapse on October 29th, Black Tuesday. That must have been terrifying for so many of our people who went before us. At least they could gather round their televisions and be comforted by the words of FDR. Smile, friends! Be thankful for Senator Joe who helps us look good.
awesome notes, Jill and Mountain Mama.The note in the last 24 hours here have been great!!! You should all be proud of yourselves.
I attended my first Palin rally. I was able to get away to Springfield MO. Huge crowd and was held outside. Palin support is alive and well here. Sarah gave a great performance and the people were chanting Sarah. I am seeing a lot more McCain signs in the parts of MO that I have travled.
Adam, I first heard and saw you at Colbert Report, did you watch the show the other night with MSM-lies agent David Frum who said "McCain can't win this one". Refusing to kowtow, Steven Colbert kept saying "But Obama can still lose it, right...and I'll be at the McCain inauguration in January in Washington!"hi everyone, remember to phone in in the Super Saturday McCain Nation event tomorrowhttp://palin-vp.blogspot.com/
Join John McCain on a conference call this Saturdayhttp://palin-vp.blogspot.com/We're holding our final McCain Nation national event day this Saturday, October 25th. If you haven't signed up to host or attend an event on Saturday, please do so today at www.johnmccain.com/mccainnation.
Come on now Techno, tell us what you REALLY think...........we'll wait while you take your next Aleve. Yes, thank you again. Don't worry, we're not anywhere near to giving up or anything. no, no. I still feel like we're going to win those needed states, etc. & I don't let any of what they say about Obama already winning, etc. bother me. Let 'em throw all the junk they want, God's will be done in this. I think some of it (assuming their win, party plans, meetings, etc.) will make some people vote for McCain! Also the same re their unwarranted, unfair, cruel insane criticisms of Sarah. I pray they will all backfire on them. There's more than a good chance they will. They usually do sooner or later. Justice will come. Upward and onward!!!!!!!!
Hi, Jill!On the earlier post, you evidently typed more than was published here, because only part of a letter at the end of the URL appeared. This is what was published from your comment (but I'm not sure of the last letters or words): http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/23/campbell/b Again, ALL bloggers need to note that most URLs are too long for this blogsite to publish fully. The remedy is simply to do as I believe Knowitall did once: just break the URL in two, and type each half on separate lines. (BRILLIANT, Knowitall!)
another McCain endorsement"Press-Gazette Endorses John McCain For President"EditorialGreen Bay Press-GazetteOctober 24, 2008The more things change, the more they stay the same. Eight years ago on the eve of the presidential election, the economy was reeling from the collapse of the dot-com market. A recession either loomed or had already begun. The nation's voters had a chance to choose a moderate Arizona senator as their new president, but he didn't advance past the Republican primaries.Now, another collapse, this time in the mortgage industry, has led to even greater economic uncertainty on election eve. It's no time to repeat past mistakes; this time voters must choose the candidate with the experience to lead us through the storm.The Green Bay Press-Gazette editorial board endorses John McCain for president.There is nothing automatic or routine about this decision, even though this newspaper has usually picked the Republican candidate in recent decades. Our choice follows literally hours of the most heartfelt and deep discussions to accompany an endorsement in many years. In Barack Obama, the Democratic Party has its most compelling nominee in memory.Strip away the politics, which seem to get nastier with every election cycle, and McCain is correct about Obama: "I have to tell you he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."In point of fact, both candidates are decent men who don't deserve the sordid attacks that have been launched against their records, their beliefs and their very characters. Sweep away the chaff, however, and the edge must go to McCain's long record of working for change and reaching across the aisle to achieve important results.A senator since 1987, McCain was a major author of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act. He opposed President Clinton's military intervention in Somalia, and he joined Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold in working for campaign finance reform.He was one of only two Republican senators to vote against the 2001 tax cuts favored by President Bush, although he reversed that stance in 2006 when the cuts were extended -- noting accurately that opposing the extension was the same as raising taxes.McCain led a group of 14 moderate senators who preserved the ability of senators to filibuster judicial nominees, but only in "extraordinary circumstances." Far from foiling the nomination of conservative judges, the compromise aided the confirmation votes for Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.Whatever one thinks of the Iraq war, there is no doubt that the troop surge of 2007 achieved its goals of reducing violence and American casualties there, and McCain supported that action from the beginning, even when many senators and presidential candidates were resisting the idea.McCain also stood for the ideal that America does not condone or endorse torture, and he has questioned the long confinement of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. We are disappointed that he has backed away from those principled positions during the campaign and fervently hope he will revisit them once in office.These positions reflect McCain's understanding of the President's solemn authority to commit troops to battle. Certainly McCain's personal biography -- in the military and Congress -- gives him the edge when it comes to the matter of national security. And what happened on Sept. 11, 2001, is one of the most compelling reasons that John McCain is the more attractive candidate."I'm not running for president to be somebody, but to do something; to do the hard but necessary things, not the easy and needless things," McCain said as he launched his campaign in April 2007, reflecting the philosophy he has followed for two decades in Washington.Sen. Obama may one day be able to point to a similar record of achievement, but the plain fact is that he has served barely more than half of one term in the Senate. He is an eloquent speaker with great promise as a future leader.But we also see in McCain someone who shares the bedrock positions of the Press-Gazette -- that the government that governs least governs best, that the best tax relief occurs when government spends less, that the American dream is within reach to anyone willing to put in the necessary hard work and commitment.And that, finally, is why we support John McCain for president.
aahh, shucks. Thanks Mountain Mama
Here are a few reason's to be optimistic of a McCain/Sarah victory on November 4th. In the AP poll this week that showed it 44-43 Obama. It showed that Obama was only getting 80% of the Democrat vote. If that is accurate than he will lose. In both 2000 and 2004 both Kerry and Gore got between 89-92% of the Dem vote and both lost.In recent days polls have shown that state polls are starting to narrow for McCain also.This could mean that people are starting to realize that Obama is a very liberal socialist. He would kill this country with high taxes and be a protectionest. There also is a Joe the Plummer effect also.
OOOOPS! IT'S LATE...I was just moderating a few comments in my fatigue I accidentily rejected instead of published. So, if you see something that doesn't show up, please repost. Thanks.....Julie (moderator)
techno said..."How do you know when a campaign is becoming unhinged?"When the most credible and respected members of your own party (Chuck Hagel, Arne Carlson, Colin Powell, Dick Lugar, etc etc) support your opponent...or when you notice that McCain/Palin are actually running against the sitting president of their own party?Yes, I know it's a tough question!
Don't be too hard on Charlie Krauthammer, he wrote a GREAT article endorsing McCain.Find it here:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/23/AR2008102302867_pf.html
Dear Friends of Sarah,I have been following the posts on Adam's site for many weeks now, and have been much edified by them. I am a native of Berkeley, California, and a "pre-Vatican II" Roman Catholic. I am a memeber of Phi Beta Kappa, and hold the MA degree and am ABD for the doctorate in the Classics (Latin and Greek). I want to share a few thoughts about Sarah and about this site. I first saw Sarah on 29 August, the day she was named as McCain's VP nominee. She won my heart and my support at that moment. In the subsequent weeks my esteem, admiration...yes love for her have only increased and multiplied as I have observed the truly bestial assaults on her from the "left," and the grace, the courage , the aplomb with she has met these attacks. Contrary to the assessments of the MSM, I believe she has a very fine intellect, maybe not that of a Greek philosopher, but a strong, versatile intelligence. However, beyond mere intelligence, this beautiful lady from Alaska has guts, sheer guts. I beleive she has more courage in her little finger than many of the people in academia whom I have encountered over the years have in their entire bodies. I believe it is courage, above all, that we require in a national leader, the kind of courage that led Churchill to intone his deathlees words, "We shall never surrender!" God has indeed raised up the biblical "strong woman" in the past, both in Old and New Testament times: Judith, Esther, St. Joan of Arc. I beleive Sarah may well be such a woman.I want to let you know that, as an unreformed, pre-Vatican II, "Pius XII" Roman Catholic, I have been praying IN LATIN :-) for Sarah, and for all of you guys. I feel a true bond of charity in this group, as we all pray for this great cause, whatever our religious backgrounds may be. The great J.R.R. Tolkien advised one of his sons, who was serving in WWII, to know by heart, to pray the (Latin) Canon of the Mass in the "trenches" if he could not get to Mass. That is what many of us have been doing since the Council swept away our Sacred Traditions. I want you guys to know that I have been remembering all of you, and our Sarah, in the Latin Canon, which I pray daily at home. Please pray for me, and let us all persevere in prayer and sacrifice.Adam, Gratias tibi ago, I thank you for this site, and for your labors for Sarah. Please keep it going post-Nov. 4. Especially if John and Sarah lose on the 4th, I know we will want to lay the foundation, including the spiritaul foundation, for Sarah 2012. God bless you all, my friends. (I hope I do not sound too much like John!!))
As I was drifting off to sleep a thought hit me like lightening and I had to get up and share it.Remember when we were all disgusted and discouraged by the fact that Bill Kristol, Newt Gingrich, Sean Hannity, etc. seemed to be ignoring or downplaying the idea of Sarah for V.P.?When we knew she was it, we recognized the shadow tactics designed to fool the opposition - and the media.Maybe, just maybe all the talk about McCain being in a hole and having such a slim chance is a similar ploy. Think about it!I'm going back to bed.
you seem to be under the delusion that Sarah Palin is "helping" the Republican ticket this year.Do you realize that notable (and influential) Conservatives are leaving the ship? And they're taking the time to explicitly list Palin as a major reason for their defection.I realize that you'd never post this on your blog. But I hope you at least read it.Oh, P.S. - a current poll lists the 2012 candidates that Republicans want. Palin comes in a distant THIRD.Romney is first with about 35%. Huckabee second with 26%. Your dear Sarah with 20%She even tanks in 2012!Sorry, didn't mean to laugh so loud.
A columnist's take on slanted presidential coverage from a writer who knows. Not that we didn't know about the bias, but one of their own is appalled and doesn't like to tell people what he does for a living.http://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=6099188&page=1or for mountain mamahttp://abcnews.go.com/Business/story?id=6099188&page=1I still don't get it mm, because all the links I've made as I see them on the screen are not cut off at any margins you mentioned. You must have a different monitor view.
tbone, Scott: thanks - encouraging & I sure hope there are LOTS of people who will read these endorsements. If you didn't see it yesterday, Ted Nugent on Cavuto's show (Fox News) was GREAT about praising & articulating how wonderful Sarah is!!! You'll like it -- on his website.
To Doug: They are not real conservatives if they jump ship to support an extreme liberal socialist. They can stay Democrats as far as i am concerned. Sarah is the real deal. The media coverage was unfair to her especially on MSNBC,NBC,CNN,CBS and ABC. I have never seen such unfair bashing of a candidate in my life. She beat Biden in the debate. Biden made 6 untrue statements on foreign policy in that debate. If Sarah did that they would have ripped her. The only network that has been fair to her is Fox News. When will Drew Griffin of CNN apologize to Sarah for using a misstatement in her interview to make her look bad.In 2012 I will take Sarah over Romney or Huckabee. If Romney was a great candidate he would have beat McCain. Huckabee could never do what Sarah did at the convention. Sarah has an ability to appeal to voters that no Republican has had since Reagan. That ability will get her elected someday.
Ten themes that Obama and the MSM will focus on to depress the Republican turnout and hopefully thus win the election for Obama: 1) Sarah is going 'rogue'(divide and conquer strategy) and becoming more frustrated with the campaign, implying there are building disagreements and tensions within the McCain campaign to what strategy to employ for the remainder of the campaign-citing Sarah's preference to bringing up Wright to McCain's preference not to. Of course what the MSM is trying to do is portray the McCain campaign as totally disorganized and incompetent, John McCain losing control of his campaign and his candidacy not worthy of a voter's consideration. Look I have witnessed a political campaign first hand. The candidate(s)and advisors frequently sit around a table, mull over the information provided them, and decide what to do; if these people all have strong opinions how to proceed sure there may be disagreements on approach and emphasis but ultimately the candidate(s) decide what to do. Now as I have mentioned in several postings I believe that Sarah is now hitting her stride and if her presence and speech on the campaign trail were turning people off why is she still playing to packed houses this late in the campaign? Now if Sarah was going rogue don't you think clear disagreements in their speeches would have shown up in the last couple of weeks-instead Sarah has been a model of consistency, has not gotten off message and has not made a gaffe. 2) Sarah is bad, evil, incompetent or a moron 24/7; of course this has never stopped-there are too many instances to enumerate; 3)David Axelrod, campaign manager for Obama announcing to the world that his internals show that Obama will garner over 400 EV + the MSM openly promoting Obama's election celebration party; 4)the Republican national party and state party are at odds with the McCain campaign implying through anonymous sources that McCain has bungled it in their particular state; recent state polls in swing states don'e seem to confirm this; 5)Democratic and 'rogue' Republican pundits claiming the race is all but over (the inevitability card); 6)stories on Obama planning the transition with Bush and as McCain says 'measuring the drapes' 7) that McCain must play to an 'inside straight' implying that McCain is a longshot at best to win-while ignoring polls that show McCain within 3-5 points of Obama and that the MOE is between 3-4% and that Republican voters are traditionally underpolled in surveys; 8)that Sarah is a drag on the ticket; only the most delusional could believe this but I guess that must be the viewer base of CNN and the rest of the MSM; 9)Obama is a 'transformational' candidate, implying that the American electorate would be fools not to elect him (forgetting that Sarah is also a transformational candidate); 10)deliberate attempts by the MSM to mislead the public: rumors that McCain is moving out of a state, has given up on a state, is so stupid to still go to a state thought unwinnable, that McCain is desperate, that McCain cannot win because he has been outspent, that McCain's people are stupid-I think you get the message. Fortunately folks we have Sarah and her ability to convince people to vote for the McCain ticket will trump any effort of Obama and the MSM to undermine the McCain campaign. McCain is not stupid. He will play the game out as a fighter. Sarah is McCain's ace in the hole: she is being unleashed and she is and has been constantly hitting her intended target and drawing blood with her speeches; Sarah will never give up. That was proven when she guaranteed McCain would win Pennsylvania. Funny that the MSM is not reporting that.
The McCain campaign should put Sarah on tv to talk to the american people next week without the filter of the national media. I know Sarah's favorables will go up if she just talks straight to the American people. That would be in response to Obama doing that.Everyone on CNN,MSNBC,ABC,NBC,CBS should be fired. They unfairly treated Sarah and were out to destroy her. That is why her favorable/unfavorables have went down. They are supposed to be fair journalists. They were not fair at all to Sarah. I love Sarah. How many of you agree with me that the national media was so unfair to Sarah during this election? How can she overcome this to become the great president that I know she would be?Sorry I had to rant. There are alot of polls out that show her with high unfavorables which I think was caused because of the so called National Media.
10 factors that Obama and the MSM don't want you to know about the current Presidential campaign and American Presidential campaigns in general: 1)that Republicans are traditionally underpolled during the campaign and outperform the polls on election night; 2)that there are 2 classes of polls: professional and agenda driven and that polls can be configured and contrived to get you any result you want if you do not wish it to be an accurate representation of where the race really stands; 3)Sarah's crowd sizes are enormous and that she is always playing to SRO audiences; if the national media ever refers to it they just call it the 'adoring base', implying there is no spinoff component or word-of-mouth component to it; 4)that the USA is a center-right country and that 60% of Americans are conservative; 5) that only 12% of Americans are black and although they may influence the outcome they are not the determining factor of who wins or loses (white voters are); 6) that young voters do not vote en masse as pollsters and pundits suggest they would although in every election in the last 36 years, since the voting age was lowered to 18, it was predicted they would; 7)that McCain was actually leading the race until the news of the economic meltdown monopolized the news cycle for the next 2 weeks; 8)that Sarah is making a huge difference in the enthusiasm level of the McCain campaign workers, volunteers and its potential voters; 9)that 99.9% of the MSM reporters want McCain to lose and will do anything to sabotage his campaign; 10)above all they don't want you to know that the Obama campaign was snookered with the selection of Sarah Palin and that if an economic meltdown had not intervened to save Obama's campaign he might be down double-digits to McCain; along with that is the fact that Obama has not closed the deal with the American voters when according to various political variables he should have a 15 point lead over McCain and really coasting to victory.
Brianus...thanks so much --- appreciate it!! Well said. God bless you too. BTW, re Churchill, etc., my distant relative (10th cousin) was Gen. Eisenhower!trueredhead - I think I agree with your "revelation". It's been my experience over many years, that God "talks" to us sometimes with these kind of "out of nowhere" thoughts, especially in our sleep or when our bodies are in that "mode". Plus I've been feeling that way for a long time (shadow tactics). It's all a common, age old strategy from the "enemy" to discourage/mislead/hoping to depress you plus lessening the number of votes. Hang in there! Do we not remember how it was in 2000 with Bush???Doug - well, bless your heart. Thanks for sharing. I'm happy Adam posted this - does that prove you wrong?(and Adam honorable) hmmmm......being open minded, did you ever stop to think that just maybe you are under the delusion that Sarah is NOT helping.....we don't put much credence in polls/people in general matter of fact & MANY things can happen between now and 2012 anyhow!!! You can pretty much count on that just by looking at the facts of the world condition.Just heard Ted Nugent again on Cavuto/Fox News. It's great! Please see it on his website!!!!Ted - where are you? Wanted to thank you for letting us know about that Andy Martin's investigation. I've been following it. I know it's "unsavory" but think it's a legitimate subject to investigate as it pertains to his character - not to try to revel in his possible very unfortunate, sad family situations, but in search for truth in order to help the voters. He knew that running for this highest office in the land would subject him to this kind of scrutiny. I hope it is not true though because it's so sad. The reason I said I could "believe" it is because of my own experiences. I used to work as a volunteer lay counselor for a Pregnancy Crisis Clinic in a "conservative" smallish town. I had to quit because I couldn't take hearing all the horrible true stories that are similar to his from these girls. It's rampant. It was a depressing "eye opener". But I'll give Obama the benefit of the doubt until I see real proof, as we all should & I do pray for him.To repeat that site: contrariancommentary.blogspot.com.In closing guys......."WE SHALL NEVER SURRENDER!!!!"
the number of undecideds continue to impress, if not amaze me.The ibd/tipp poll said that about 35% of Jewish voters are undecided. Why is this important you ask with never ending couriosity? Because the Jewish voters are in key sates up and down the east coast.Zogby, whom I happen to think is terrible, nonetheless had this comment today: "Zogby said that while the poll showed only 3 percent of voters remained totally undecided in the race, that number grew to about 16 percent if one included voters who were only leaning toward or moderately inclined to support a particular candidate."Unfortunately, he did not tell us the new poll numbers with the 16% taken out. I wonder why....Thank you for an intelligent and heartfelt note, brianus berkleianus. Please write again.Jill, that link to ABC news was excellent.I have noticed, on the liberal blog in the New England states that I follow, that the liberals are getting downright cocky.There is much to be optimistic about.McCain/Palin need to close with a very optimistic message.
Sorry, guys, for several misspellings in my post: "beleive," "memeber," "spiritaul." Ug, I hate orthographic errors!!! Anyway, I posted late at night, and I hope you will all forgive me...mea maxima culpa!!! Humanum est errare!!
knowitall - yeah, I'm hoping that this liberal "cockiness" will "do 'em in" as they say. That happens you know......Re the Jewish vote, as I've said before, yes, I've been praying specifically for that too. On Rush the other day, a Jewish woman who is voting McCain said that most of her Jewish friends were voting for Obama because they didn't want to be thought of as "racist"....so they could say they voted for him. Of course you know what I think of that. So now I'm taking this "undecided" thing a good thing because maybe they are having trouble with that idea (as they should) & maybe because of our prayers, there will be a bigger turnout for McCain this time. The reason I keep encouraging prayer for results is that I can truthfully testify that I have experienced it for myself & family/friends for many years. Obvious answers - miracles in fact (like being healed instantly of a broken foot). I say this to encourage you guys....there is extreme POWER in prayer!!! and God IS listening....prayin for Palin!
brianus b,mountain mama is in charge of the "late night mistakes and failure-to-proofread division". Please send comments to her.Seriously, my very polite southern wife has taught me ediquette. Emily Post says that a letter is a gift.We should always remember that it's the thought that counts.
OOOPS! Knowitall has never quite forgiven me for whatever comment I made once about some typo. SORRY, Doc! (smile)All great posts this a.m. I agree with EVERYONE that the polls aren't accurate, but the horrid thing is, this just might be THE election that the fickle youth shows up to vote----and sadly they are mostly in the tank for Obama, whom they naively (despite his entire record to the contrary) believe will "bring us together." I swear, if I hear that phrase one more time..... (Yikes! There I go again, thinking of swearing! Rats!)What I respect is the way the McCains and Palins ALL immediately ignore or forgive----or at least refuse to be "hooked" by----the absolutely VICIOUS things that are being said about or done to them in this campaign. Their ability to move on demonstrates better than ANYTHING else that they have the righteous character and fortitude to serve this nation as President and Vice-President and families.Yes, Brian B., Latin is a beautiful language. My favorite requiem is Durufle's: magnificent!(And I've always thought it odd that Hannity uses "Carmina Burana"----Songs of the Profane!----in his show's intro! I love C. B. and have known it by heart since age 8, but still, the text is a perversion of various Latin or Middle German hymns!)
""quote""""When the most credible and respected members of your own party (Chuck Hagel, Arne Carlson, Colin Powell, Dick Lugar, etc etc) support your opponent...or when you notice that McCain/Palin are actually running against the sitting president of their own party?Yes, I know it's a tough question!"""""you can have those people.. i'll take the many democrats going republican this time around over those rats any day! at least the people standing with McCain aren't harboring hidden feelings of him not being able to lead!
Don't forget - To obtain your 'Read My Lipstick' McCain-Palin '08 bumpersticker, got to http://www.accessmontana.com/morris/ReadMyLipstick.htmlA really nice gentleman in Minnesota has made these...Bless you all. Keep praying God's will be done. It's so hard to know what the next few years are bringing us, as Christians as well as a nation. I want Governor Palin very much to win. But I also know that His plans are bigger than us, and He knows what condition the country will be in in two years, four years, eight years, etc. I want to believe that our Country has more time - therefore, I want Governor Palin to be there in office, helping our country to stay in the direction God intends for it. However...I don't know God's Will and I don't know what the next few years are bringing. There are possibilities that four years from now, things will be worse for America, and at that point, Americans might be willing to accept Sarah's leadership. At that point, we might be seeing her as a Deborah, or Joan of Arc, rather than Esther.But as I said, right now, with my human understanding, my heart wants Sarah in office right now as our Esther. I am so frightened by so many things lately. I want our Esther in DC.Either way, I pray for God's Will.
PBS poll asking if Sarah is qualified enough. Thought you all would like to vote.Sarah Palin
You folks are living in an echo chamber. Come up for fresh air every now and again and embrace that "open-mindedness" that is so often talked about here.IF your candidates lose the election, which by nearly all objective polls, is an almost certainty that you fail to acknowledge, then I hope you do show your love of this great country by backing our new Commander in Chief. Disagreements in policies, religions and who's a good candidate aside, we're all Americans, and we love this country. We're all in this together.
Mountain Mama,some attempts at humor, no matter now lame, are needed during tough times.I am perplexed by the youth vote. I mentioned this comment here a few days ago. The ibd/tipp poll breaks out age groups. McCain/Palin's biggest supporters are the age group of 18 to 25. Their support is 64% M/P, 30% O/B and 6% undecided!!! Yes, 2 to one for McCain/Palin.Are the media telling us that young people are in the tank for Obama because they want to influence this age group?I think that the support by young people for M/P is certainly not McCain. I would think they like Sarah. Let's face it, Sarah is the youngest looking person of the four. Obama looks older than his age to me, but that's probably due to his smoking.Sarah was very nice to her daughter when the pregancy was revealed. I think a lot of young people wished their parents were so willing to work through a difficult problem. Even while the media made fun of Bristol, Sarah did not jump ship. That had to earn points.
Not to worry, Knowitall! Ha ha!What's the word on the "lawsuits" in Hawaii, anyone? Seems like it all fizzled out....And what's happening with Obama's grandmother?
Here is a writer in the UK, Melanie Phillips, who is having trouble sleeping at night because of what the US may do in electing Obama. She does use that term "erratic" about McCain that Obama's camp has spread over the world, but ultimately, I think most here would agree with her.This big clip is followed by the link. She is speaking of McCain here:"But on the big picture, he gets it. He will defend America and the free world whereas Obama will undermine them and aid their enemies.Here’s why. McCain believes in protecting and defending America as it is. Obama tells the world he is ashamed of America and wants to change it into something else. McCain stands for American exceptionalism, the belief that American values are superior to tyrannies. Obama stands for the expiation of America’s original sin in oppressing black people, the third world and the poor.Obama thinks world conflicts are basically the west’s fault, and so it must right the injustices it has inflicted. That’s why he believes in ‘soft power’ — diplomacy, aid, rectifying ‘grievances’ (thus legitimising them, encouraging terror and promoting injustice) and resolving conflict by talking. As a result, he will take an axe to America’s defences at the very time when they need to be built up. He has said he will ‘cut investments in unproven missile defense systems’; he will ‘not weaponize space’; he will ‘slow our development of future combat systems’; and he will also ‘not develop nuclear weapons,’ pledging to seek ‘deep cuts’ in America’s arsenal, thus unilaterally disabling its nuclear deterrent as Russia and China engage in massive military buildups.McCain understands that an Islamic war of conquest is being waged on a number of diverse fronts which all have to be seen in relation to each other. For Obama, however, the real source of evil in the world is America."http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/2545716/is-america-really-going-to-do-this.thtmlorhttp://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/2545716/is-america-really-going-to-do-this.thtml
stophurtingamerica, we have plenty of fresh air to take in, so don't worry too much about us. If Obama prevails over McCain, I will certainly not be part of a mob subjecting him to the name-calling that has been directed at the current administration. He would become President Obama, and I would not threaten to leave the country. Be sure you give your same advice to those who could not bear to attach the title President to that erratic old geezer McSame/McBush/McCrazy/McLame, and who would be packing for Canada on November 5th.
don't forget about "operation chaos" and the PumasI would mention the bradley effect but i think it gets cancelled out by all the people voting for obama for the same reason, race.
Here are some reasons why we need to remain optimistic of a victory for the McCain/Sarah team on November 4th.1. McCain is more prepared to be President than Obama. There are still alot of undecideds left in this race. Which Obama has not closed the deal.2. Sarah Palin is starting to come into her own on the National Stage. This could also help with the undecided's. I have been watching all her rallies. They are all exciting.3. Sarah should help McCain in all the rural areas where he struggled at in the primaries. Republicans have to win this big time. 4. The polls are once again overpolling Democrats.5. The Joe the Plummer effect. This exposed Obama as a Very liberal socialist.6. Obama will pack the Supreme Court with atleast 3 very liberal bad judges. We all know that he is the most pro-abortion candidate to ever run for President.I am just trying to stay optimistic that on November 4th that McCain/Sarah will win.No matter what happen's on November 4th I have come away with alot of respect for Sarah because of the way she has handled herself in the face of a very unfair media attack. Someday I still think she will be a great president.
""""quote from mompraying"""The vision made her very religious. She has prayed the rosary every day of her life, before she gets dressed in the morning. She seems to have a strong devotion to Mary""""every grace given by God is generated by prayer... don't forget the Old Testament story of how the Israelite army was successful in their battle as long as Moses stood there in prayer with his arms up.. if he put them down their enemies began to win. Only God decides when it is over for His reasons.. until then we never give up. The other side is puffing themselves up in pride, putting themselves on their thrones.. but God does not stand on the side of the proud. God puts down the mighty from their thrones and exalts the lowly...
""""""""""quote=You folks are living in an echo chamber. Come up for fresh air every now and again and embrace that "open-mindedness" that is so often talked about here.IF your candidates lose the election, which by nearly all objective polls, is an almost certainty that you fail to acknowledge, then I hope you do show your love of this great country by backing our new Commander in Chief.""""""""""""""having an open mind doesn't mean a person has to accept what they know to be wrong.. God's law is first.. we don't have to be subject to an unjust law.. If obama gets in there would be many.
stophurtingamerica/any other "liberals"/ Jill: Thanks Jill - you said what I was thinking pretty much! The disrespect that has been thrown at Pres. Bush/McCain/Sarah has been more than horrendous & hurtful to scores of people in this country.. those who are pro-Obama complain about the war and how many men have died "needlessly & cruely"/what a crime it is while standing by and letting millions of defenseless babies be killed (& they do feel the pain), even after they are born!!! WHAT???!!!!! Don't get me started!!!! and no, I don't intend on being the same with Obama if elected even though I will passionately not agree with his ideas, etc. (and pray for him) and I sincerely, passionately ask you/"left" to please: stop hurting America!!!!!
Mountain Mama, here's the link, hope it works:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/us/politics/24palin.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=long%20run&st=cse&oref=sloginI'm glad to see everyone's keeping the faith!
Adam, it's #11 on Current!! Its on the main page, now!Thanks so much for all your help!! :) I'll be mailing youoxox,moi(Kyana)
From Virginia Virtucon by way of Hot Air: Interesting tidbit on polls I was having dinner a night ago with a friend of mine who is a statistician for a well-regarded private polling company. They do some work for Republicans in California, but most of the work they do is for Democrats or Democrat-leaning operations (unions etc). Anyway, her shop was retained to do a few Presidential polls for targetted states on behalf of a union so the union could decide where to spend their ad dollars for the last week. They did Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, New hampshire, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Missouri. After mocking the hell of the voter id spreads used by Rasmussen, Zogby etc, (and this is coming from a committed Dem who will be voting for Barry O) she said the results of their polling lead her to believe that McCain will definitely win Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Missouri, and Nevada. She says Obama will definitely wins New Mexico. She said that Colorado and New Hampshire were absolute dead heats. She said that there is a 55% chance Obama holds on in Pennsylvania and 75% chance McCain wins Virginia. She absolutely laughed at the public polls showing Obama leading Virginia-and pointed out that all of those polls rely on Dem turnout being +4 and as much as +7, when in 2006 Republicans actually had the advantage by +3. She also pointed out that the numbers for Obama in SWVA look absolutely awful and that McCain is running 10 points better than Allen did in NoVa. Anyway, her companies conclusion is that the election will come down to Colorado, New Hampshire and the Republican leaning district in Maine, which in her opinion might very well decide the Presidency (apparently the district in Nebraska that Obama thought he might be able to get is now off the table). She said she has very little doubt that the public polling is part of a 'concerted voter suppression effort' by the MSM. She said IBD/TIPP was the only outfit doing public polling that was 'worth a bucket of warm piss.' http://virginiavirtucon.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/interesting-tidbit-on-polls/
http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2008/10/obama-campaign.htmlhttp://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment_tv_tvblog/2008/10/obama-campaign.htmlGive Barbara West and Bob Jordan Big Gold Stars! Someone in the media dared to ask some tough questions.Read the article, and if the video isn't working at the site, you can see it herehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQXcImQfubMhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQXcImQfubM
Techno - YES!!! Confirmation? I've been praying/thinking we'd win those you mentioned! But I want PA as well....that was encouraging. WHATEVER it takes to win. Thanks.Scott - ditto re your reply about being "open minded".On Huckabee, Janine Turner ("Northern Exposure") was on as a very pro-Palinite. Gave her lots of praise/saying she has the "pioneer spirit" we need back, etc. When asked about what she thought about her recent criticisms re Sarah's clothes (dumb) --- she said something like "it's not that kind of fiber that's important, it's what kind of MORAL FIBER a person is made of". BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you haven't heard about it yet, there is a big movement atwww.teamsarah.orgThey had a huge conference call this morning. You can go to Townhall and listen to the conference. There are so many people supporting Sarah. Check it out and sign up.
techno - once again, I know I keep saying it, thanks for keeping my hope alive.Great post....I remain optimistic.My question is this - say he and Sarah pull this off, what kind of reaction will there be across the country and the media since they are all but telling the public it is over??? That could be down right scary.They can still pull this off...That 1/2 hour media buy could be trouble for McCain - he better have some cash on hand to respond...
Per Drudge Zogby has just conducted a 1 day poll that shows that Obama has only a 3 point lead over McCain: 49-46 (will be shown on Sunday.)His 3 day tracking poll had shown today that Obama still enjoyed a 9.5% lead over McCain. I guess Zogby realized that he was losing credibility with his ridiculous poll numbers (McCain losing 9% support over a 4 day period) and decided that he didn't want to risk losing all his street cred.
Patriot1776:GET THIS: the pundits on either CNN or MSNBC (sorry that I don't remember which one) were worried yesterday that the half-hour buy of Obama's would HURT OBAMA. I couldn't believe my ears!They are concerned that he'll reveal too much, or turn people off----you know, as he did with the long answers on Rick Warren's interview! WOW, the liberals are worried! Maybe they, too, know that the polls are unreliable or even fixed, to ruin Republican voter turn-out.I heard somewhere that only 40% or so of Californians vote!----and it's mostly CONSERVATIVES who'll stay away this year! (Sorry; again I don't recall the source; gettin' old.....) We need to pray that ALL conservatives VOTE this year!!!!! Contact EVERY conservative you know and make sure they are registered and VOTE. MANY of them might prefer to vote in their own homes, via mail-in ballot, which is fine IF they aren't too late in their state....We've already sent in OUR ballots!
Yes, as Jill mentioned, this video is very interesting. FINALLY a reporter asks some tough questions. And the dismay from Biden is really interesting. The obama campaign has now sai dthat thsi station can't have any more interviews with them.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQXcImQfubM
Thanks, momprayn and knowitall, for your kind remarks. Mountain mama, thanks to you too for your observations on the Carmina Burana. My own tastes in Latin are Cicero, Livy, Virgil, Ovid and the pre-Vatican II Roman Missal and Roman Breviary.I would like to share briefly with you all an account of the wonderful effect that Sarah has had on me these last two months or so. She has inspired me to be more open and courageous in professing my beliefs, something that is not always easy in the leftist-occupied SF Bay Area! I have also contributed money to a political campaign for the first time in my life, and have purchased and displayed McCain-Palin bumper stickers and pins. Her ebullient character helped me to persevere in my project of taking a train trip to Yankee Stadium to see a game in the House that Ruth Built before its demise. Most of all, however, Sarah has inspired me to meet hostility and hatred with a cheerful, loving spirit, and also to lay aside the harboring of old grudges and feelings of resentment. I think her spirit is just the medicina animi, the medicine for the soul, that our nation needs at this time. Thanks, all, for the fascinating, encouraging posts I have read for these last several weeks. Oremus pro Sara nostra: Let us pray for our Sarah!! "More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of"!!!
on the biden video posted a few posts above... i swear if they banned the word bush these people would have nothing to talk about.. i also liked the part where biden admits we're spread thin throughout the world in response to being asked about the next president being tested.. doesn't that admit there can't be any way they will want to cut defense spending?
as far as them questioning sarah palin's wardrobe cost.. they should take a look at how much they spend to dress up their own campaign in advertising costs.
On CNN.com it is being reported that a McCain aide said that Sarah Palin is going rogue and going off message. As she is looking for her future. I still think they can win this year. The polls will tighten in the last week. They want to be credible as this race is close. The MSM and polls make it look lopsided to get Republicans to stay home.
in an interview with laura ingraham joe the plumber said he may run for congress in 2 yearsMr Wurzelbacher told conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham that he is thinking of challenging Democratic Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur in her Toledo area seat in 2010."I'll tell you what, we'd definitely be in one heck of a fight but, you know, I'd be up for it." Miss Ingraham then offered to help him with his PR strategy if he does eventually stand for public office.
Cincinnati paper backs McCainAmerica needs an experienced, skilled hand in the White House, someone who can exercise a moderating influence, someone who can summon the courage to change and the consistency to stick with his convictions. That someone, we believe, is John McCain.Many Americans consider the Nov. 4 presidential election to be by far the most important one of our lifetime, a historic turning point for our nation.We are divided over our involvement in wars overseas, shaken by the collapse of financial institutions and the weakened economy, uncertain about our families' future well-being, and seemingly more polarized on partisan, cultural and regional lines than ever.This is a time for a president with deep experience and proven character, a president who thrives in the great, good, honest middle ground in which most Americans live, a president forthright enough to tell us what we'd rather not hear, a president with the courage to follow his convictions and the grit to persevere.This is Sen. John McCain's time.We endorse the Arizona Republican for president.full longer articlehttp://news.cincinnati.com/article/20081024/EDIT03/810260303
I believe tomorrow is the Sarah Palin interview on ESPN's Outside the Line. There is a preview up on ESPN sites. I'm a big sports fan so this is an interview I am particularly looking forward to. She talks about her high school championship.
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Great news from the suspect Zogby poll. Just when we all thought he would remain in fantasyland for the duration of the election Zogby finally came to senses. Perhaps it was based on Saturday's one day polling that showed Obama at 49 and McCain at 46; on a 3 day tracking system it resulted in McCain going from 9.5 to 5.3 down a gain in one day of 4.2%. Folks this is huge. On his web site Zogby stated 'this campaign is not over.' On Sunday a huge sample favoring Obama will be dropped so Monday's numbers should be even better. By the way McCain has made huge strides among white voters where he now leads by 12 points and with men where 'he again has a healthy lead.'
I think what Zogby confirms is the MSM polls showing Obama with a double-digit lead are full of crap. Of the reputable pollsters Rasmussen is the highest at 8 and Battleground is the lowest at 3. if this movement can be confirmed by another pollster then we will know that John and Sarah are making progress and with 8 days of campaigning left anything is possible.
What do you all make of this "going rogue" stuff?1) I don't know to what extent I actually believe it to be true.If it is:2) I can't say I blame her after the way they treated her in the beginning (post-convention).3) It might have been better for her to wait until after the election in the event that they lose.
I agree techno, however, the Rasmussen poll still has it an 8 pt lead...he is pretty reputable.But the key are the battle ground states.I hear Obama is coming back to PA? Perhaps he is getting the numbers McCain is getting. McCain/Palin have a NUMBER of rallies in PA in the next few days...I still think PA is a HUGE long shot, but if he could pick it off...that would be huge.
brianus - just wanted to tell you how touching your "story" was (we will be praying for your protection out there on the Left coast (I have a daughter/cousin out there & lived in San Jose for years.) It confirms my thinking that Sarah is "God's pick" if she inspires you and brings out those good qualities like that. How many more has she had that affect on??? and will in the future?? Already I think many "feminists" have been forced to take a good look as to why they believe what they do and they actually can watch a "real" successful/popular/intelligent pro-life conservative "feminist" on the public stage. Who knows - it may "open their eyes". Maybe she is our Deborah AND Esther BOTH. And I think He is raising up more and more. I'm hoping His agenda is to "clean house" and who would be greater at doing that than our Sarah?! But it's really going to be a "bumpy ride". Hang on....in more ways than one guys!!!!!P.S. Be really careful out there - that earthquake (the "BIG one") may very well come in the near future.
night owl, techno posted a top ten list of media attempts to discourage our campaign.. sarah going rogue was number 1 on the list.....Ten themes that Obama and the MSM will focus on to depress the Republican turnout and hopefully thus win the election for Obama: 1) Sarah is going 'rogue'(divide and conquer strategy) and becoming more frustrated with the campaign, implying there are building disagreements and tensions within the McCain campaign to what strategy to employ for the remainder of the campaign-citing Sarah's preference to bringing up Wright to McCain's preference not to. Of course what the MSM is trying to do is portray the McCain campaign as totally disorganized and incompetent, John McCain losing control of his campaign and his candidacy not worthy of a voter's consideration. Look I have witnessed a political campaign first hand. The candidate(s)and advisors frequently sit around a table, mull over the information provided them, and decide what to do; if these people all have strong opinions how to proceed sure there may be disagreements on approach and emphasis but ultimately the candidate(s) decide what to do. Now as I have mentioned in several postings I believe that Sarah is now hitting her stride and if her presence and speech on the campaign trail were turning people off why is she still playing to packed houses this late in the campaign? Now if Sarah was going rogue don't you think clear disagreements in their speeches would have shown up in the last couple of weeks-instead Sarah has been a model of consistency, has not gotten off message and has not made a gaffe.
Mornin,' all!What Sarah Palin does is typical of a conservative: draw us all back to the ORIGINAL viewpoint.Take the word, "feminist:" technically it simply means supporting the fair treatment of women at home and in the work-place. It later was coopted by radical feminists, such that "feminists" supposedly were always in support of abortion, the Democrat Party, and almost a rejection of men! In fact, in "Gyn-ecology," former nun, Mary Daly, advocated a "Mister-ectomy" as a means of achieving full equality for women, whom she and other radicals believe have a perfect Goddess within.Bleah! How silly! As the Bible so richly demonstrates, throughout history, given a little power, women have the SAME capacity of committing sins and doing evil things as men do!Sarah Palin brings us back to a proper understanding of "feminism:" the affirmation of treating women with the same respect, dignity, and work compensation as men receive. With this definition, actually GOD is a feminist; God has ALWAYS supported women; properly translated, the Bible reveals this divine affirmation.(See Christians for Biblical Equality at www.cbeinternational.org )At any rate, of course this old/new definition of "feminism" infuriates radical feminists, who have treated Sarah Palin just viciously. Too bad for them! This week, I hope to spend HOURS in prayer, that God will impact every thought, word, and deed of all the candidates, so their true character and viewpoints are FULLY revealed AND UNDERSTOOD by Americans, whom I will pray will vote in HUGE numbers. The more who vote, the better for conservatism, since this is still a center-right nation!GET OUT THE VOTE! And pray FERVENTLY!Consider this plea to the archangel, St. Michael(remember, non-Catholics:praying to someone in heaven is NOT the same as honoring them as a divine entity! We merely ask for their help, since we know they are alive in heaven, just as we ask for prayer from living people here on earth, in our prayer requests): 'Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him [the devil], we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host [St. Michael], By the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits Who wander through the world For the ruin of souls. Amen.'My FAVORITE hymn of that mighty prayer was coordinated by a friend of mine, Paul. It is WONDERFUL!Please view at:www.youtube.com/watch?v=E48M6FRvZ-w&NR=1Just a terrific hymn!
Haha sorry, so many comments :)
Just to let you know that after Zogby's conversion on the road to Damascus by changing his tune on McCain's chances to win the election by showing a McCain one day polling of Obama 49 McCain 46 and now sitting on the 3 day tracking at 5.3 down, a gain of 4.2in one day Gallup (traditional) today shows it at 5 points down and IBD/TIPP at 3.2 down a gain of .7 in one day. McCain is edging closer to the MOE (margin of error)making it anybody's game. Don't listen to the MSM or Republican-RINO pundits like Frum, Rollins, Luntz, or Castellanos tell you this is over. My friends, it isn't.
i'm glad you posted that mountain momma because i was hesitant about posting my story on my novena to St. Joseph for his intercession.. because many people don't understand what it means and i didn't want anyone to be uncomfortable.. the prayer of a righteous man is powerful.. the book of Job is just one example. God wouldn't accept the prayers of Job's friends who had offended Him, He told them to have Job pray for them and then the prayer would be accepted. The saints, being already in heaven are closest to God, and are able to pray in a most pure way, unlike us who's efforts are often clouded by our fallen nature and impure motivations.It's refreshing in this time in that Christians of all denominations are standing together as one, respecting each others' forms of prayer. In fact I shouldn't say just Christians but people of all faiths.. we're all children under God and when we're standing for something so important.. our differences that divide us seem petty.
in thinking about Techno's note about polling from yesterday, it creates and obvious campaign stop for Sarah.Why not Caribou, Maine?What better place for "Caribou Barbie" to go? We apparently need the votes there very badly.The town itself would probably love it. I have actually been to Caribou. Believe me, it would be the biggest event there in 100 years. The whole town would turn out for a parade.What a great way for Sarah to show America that she has a sense of humor!!!It will probably never happen but it is worth a laugh for all of us. God knows that we can all use a few laughs.
caribou california is another one.. i'd love to see that state go red just to spite hollywood..
I'm not trying to be incendiary, this is just a question that has been on my mind...Would an Obama Presidency bring Civil Unrest?Let me say first - when I refer to civil unrest, I am NOT trying to incite violence. I have never been involved in violence and don't have intention to be. That said, I can’t listen to what Senator Obama preaches about without wondering how intends to carry it off.What exactly does he mean by “Change?” What is he leading half the country to “Hope” for? He hasn’t been specific, other than to say that he would like to spread the wealth around. He talks about how we “divide one another”, and how we can’t afford to do that. He talks about how we are “all together,” and we have to “believe in each other.” What does he mean by "believing in one another? And what does he mean by saying, “We will change the country and we’ll change the world”?How is he going to bring about change, (whatever change he is referring to) if half of the country doesn’t believe in him or the direction he intends to go?People decry the attention we give his close relationship with many extreme leftists, his endorsement by the Communist Party of America, and hymns that are sung to him by an organization called the Young Communist League.But People must understand America. Half of us do not believe Obama. We don’t believe what he says, what he stands for, and who he is. Some of us have been around the block a few times and know a con man when we see one.So unless he can sweet talk the conservative half of America into accepting his vision for our country - which would include universal health, increased funding of entitlement programs, cuts in defense at a time when the world is most dangerous, increased availability of abortion, same-sex marriage, and maybe even relaxed drug laws - how will we ever become One America? It doesn’t seem likely that even he, "The One," can sweet talk half of America into accepting these types of changes.So how will he bring about this "United" America that he keeps telling crowds we will be? Unless he plans on creating forced “re-education camps,” everything he claims he can change in America will meet strong opposition from the right. His only option will be to simply force it on us - and I don't see how that will give us a united America. With the Senate and House at his command, it is very possible that many of his bills will be passed. Yet, with half the country not behind the extreme changes he intends to make, some say the likelihood of civil unrest exists.I guess the point is - despite what he is telling people at his rallies, no matter what he claims, he can’t control half of us. He can’t make us into who he wants us to be.I don't understand what they are really expecting at these chanting rallies.Personally, I don't see a united America as a possible reality - outside of God.Which brings me to another point. I was singing a worship song this morning. It went - 'You are my Hope! Your promise never fails me. And my desire, is to follow you forever. For you are good...for you are good..."Well, this song reminded me again of where our only "Hope" comes from. Not from Man. I can accept a man as our government leader, but as far as who I will follow forever, it will never be a man. My Lord alone is my rock.DyingInIndianCountry.blogspot.com
Hi, Lisa, mother of NINE!Think about it:Which party consistently polls as not that religious?Which party's supporters keep stealing Republican campaign signs and posters?Which party's members don't give as generously, much less TITHE (a TENTH of their gross income)?Which party always threatens lawsuits about election results?And finally, which party's members have threatened to move out of the country, and in THIS election, have even threatened to RIOT VIOLENTLY if their party's candidates don't win!?These are not trick questions:It's the DEMOCRATS!Don't worry about Republicans' committing violence if we lose the presidency.PRAY we don't have to worry about the Dems' being violent----but don't be surprised if they are.< I > think the violent Democrats are hoping to SCARE Republicans into not voting, which means the Dems want to SUPPRESS REPUBLICAN VOTER TURN-OUT (not the other way around, where they say the Republicans suppress votes).Any vicious angle will do for the Dems....
hi lisa,honestly my brother and dad were joking around about 6 months ago that obama is the antichrist. He rose up out of nowhere with no experience.. promises the world to everyone if they'll just submit (vote for him).. he has his own symbol.. and people are enchanted by his words. At the base of his entire campaign is a terrible moral evil that will send our country into further decline.Honestly i'm wishing california and new york city could be their own country and the rest of us could have the government we want. They can have their total freedom and permissiveness that draws down God's anger.
Two videosMcCain's Friday Colorado rally (rousing)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuabwJgJoZcand To undecided votershttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxjUZMdq_zI
it's hard for the party that doesn't stand for the basic moral good in life to have much of a moral foundation... hence the dishonesty, cheating, violence etc..
SNL Biden and Murtha in Johnstown, PAReally funny!http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/road-to-the-white-house/787141/Where they attempt to blow the election for Senator Obamahttp://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/video/clips/road-to-the-white-house/787141/
Scott said... caribou california is another one.. i'd love to see that state go red just to spite hollywood..Amen! pls Keep praying to St. Joseph!Those Hollywood celebrities will fall flat on their faces for selling their souls-to-Messiah-Obama see his image inhttp://palin-vp.blogspot.com/2008/10/farrakhan-on-obama-messiah-is.htmlPositive news today:McCain guarantees victoryPalin: election isn't over till it's overhttp://palin-vp.blogspot.com/.
More good news on polls: as you know McCain gained 4.2% on Zogby to be only 5.3% back now, McCain gained 2 points on Gallup (traditional) now sitting at 5 points back; even the ABC tracking poll (which I don't trust) has McCain only 7 points back, a gain of 4 points in 3 days, but the big news is the IBD/TIPP poll, the most accurate poll in 2004 now has McCain only 3.2 points back with the MOE being 3%. Now these are accurate figures; they can be verified by going online. So how can the MSM, unless they are totally in tank for Obama, still insist that Obama has an overwhelming lead and will win in a landslide. And to boot again the state polls are also moving in McCain's direction. Disinformation and propaganda of the highest order and nth degree is been spread in a deceitful and sinister manner. If I had a child and my child asked me daddy: "How can anybody lie so blatantly?" I'd have to say: "Son it's like when I was courting your mother-I was infatuated with her and she could do no wrong; I overlooked her missteps and flaws. In the media's eye Obama can do no wrong. Just like I was infatuated with your mother I can't explain why millions are infatuated with Obama.
Um.... Hey, Techno:If I follow your allusion correctly, your son would be asking you about Obama's lying, then you would respond with a negative comment about HIS OWN MOTHER?! Do you actually mean to say to a child that his mother is a liar!?I'm sure hoping that's not what you meant, okay? Because children always take into their own self-esteem any negative comments about their parents----such that you'd make the CHILD feel like a potential liar (or whatever is the negative characteristic that you're criticizing about the other parent).See, even if one parent is lousy, it's best to let the CHILD figure that out for him/herself----assuming that other adults manage to keep the child safe from that parent----rather than hear it from one parent who is ratting on the other parent. See?I'm just hoping you didn't mean that....
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/26/palin-obama-acts-as-if-hes-already-won-election-1/"But where I come from, you have to win the game before you start cutting down the net."--Sarah Palinhttp://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/oct/26/palin-obama-acts-as-if-hes-already-won-election-1/
This is a must see video/audio of Ronald Reagan. It gave me the chills listening to it. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2008/10/a_classic_of_enduring_relevanc_1.htmlI also received this link from a Catholic/Hispanic friend of mine from CA. http://www.durarealidad.com/From my experience anyway the Catholic and/or Hispanic base usually votes Dem. but I believe that with the issues at stake that this isn't going to be the case. As for the polling I can see it being soooo easily manipulated! For instance in my town in WA we have 4+ colleges here. If you were to call the numbers in the "college" dorm/housing areas you would get overwhelming support for Obama. BUT if you were to call the middle/upper middle class areas of town you would get overwhelming support for McCain/Palin. It would all depend on the areas and could easily be swayed.
I already voted a couple weeks ago here in Ohio. It is encouraging to see lots of McCain/Palin signs all over the place in my city. Thanks Techno for the poll updates. I hope the numbers keep going in the right direction.
mountain mama et al,For the record, after reading techno's note, please let me say that my wife was, is, and always will be perfect.And she looks as young as when we married 31 years ago.You can ask my wife, but I sincerely believe that women are superior to men in the vast number of talents they have. I believe the same about Sarah. I don't think that most men see her as a multi-tasking woman.Can she be VP and raise a family? You betcha. Sarah can do anything.
maybe someone can answer a question for me.with California showing Obama up by, what, 15%, would that throw off the national polls? CA is so big that their +15% must add +1% to the national polls, right?If you polled the other 49 (or Senator Obama's 56 :<) ) states, would the margin be significantly different?Does anyone know?
Again, I really am not trying to be incendiary. But I sent that same question - the one I blogged here a couple of hours ago - to a politically active freind, and he just now replied with a link to World Net Daily. I don't know what's true and what isn't, but the title of the article is, "Ayers' group foresaw genocide of capitalists" http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=78929It's an interesting article, but it would be really, really hard to believe something like that would happen. I suppose I could talk to my dad, a holocaust survivor, about whether people saw Hitler's camps coming. But my original point is that I am simply questioning Obama's campaign promises. Bad enough to promise a chicken in every pot. Even worse to promise change that includes American Unity. It's not within his power.
Well, the media, including Fox is calling this over and dead. Fox New Sunday panel all said the only thing for McCain and his campaign to do is finish 'right'.Still a week to go...I believe McCain is pulling ahead in some of the battle ground states.Obama is returning to PA....I still believe!
Thanks, momprayn, for your thoughts and prayers! Yes, re earthquakes in California, I often utter the traditional Latin prayer from the Litany of the Saints, a flagello terraemotus libera nos, Domine: from the scourge of earthquake, deliver us, O Lord!Mountain mama, I love your remarks on Sarah, on prayer, and on St. Michael. Yes, we Catholics offer "latria," divine worship, to God alone; to Our Lady we render "hyperdulia," "super-veneration"; to the Saints we give "dulia," veneration. We are not idolaters; rather, in the doctrine of the Communion of Saints, we look on our forebears as friends to help us in need. In just the same way that I might ask all of you, my friends, to pray for me, so too I can ask St. Augustine, St. Joan of Arc, J.R.R. Tolkien, or any one of our predecessors, to pray for me. It is friendship and love extended throughout time and space. Our dear Sarah: I think of her in the way that a medieval knight might have looked to his Ideal Lady, or in the way that the British of the 19th century looked upon Victoria, the Regina-Imperatrix, the Queen-Empress, or in the way that the Ruritanians looked upon Queen Flavia in the novels The Prisoner of Zenda and Rupert of Hentzau. In my opinion, Sarah inspires all that is clean and noble and brave and beautiful...I love her with all my heart!! (and I am not ashamed to sound "excessive"!!)Scott, thanks for your beautiful words on St. Joseph!Let me end with some simple words from the Vulgate (Latin) Psalter--ego autem semper sperabo--"But as for me, I shall always have hope!" God bless you all!
i was just thinking about the past few elections and how we were accused of stealing the election.. the people see these inaccurate polls showing the dems with a comfortable lead, when in reality the race may be even.. so the republicans win and people conclude it was somehow stolen.
The Obama Temptation [Mark R. Levin]I've been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here. I honestly never thought we'd see such a thing in our country - not yet anyway - but I sense what's occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality that has preceded the voluntary surrender of liberty and security in other places. I can't help but observe that even some conservatives are caught in the moment as their attempts at explaining their support for Barack Obama are unpersuasive and even illogical. And the pull appears to be rather strong. Ken Adelman, Doug Kmiec, and others, reach for the usual platitudes in explaining themselves but are utterly incoherent. Even non-conservatives with significant public policy and real world experiences, such as Colin Powell and Charles Fried, find Obama alluring but can't explain themselves in an intelligent way.There is a cult-like atmosphere around Barack Obama, which his campaign has carefully and successfully fabricated, which concerns me. The messiah complex. Fainting audience members at rallies. Special Obama flags and an Obama presidential seal. A graphic with the portrayal of the globe and Obama's name on it, which adorns everything from Obama's plane to his street literature. Young school children singing songs praising Obama. Teenagers wearing camouflage outfits and marching in military order chanting Obama's name and the professions he is going to open to them. An Obama world tour, culminating in a speech in Berlin where Obama proclaims we are all citizens of the world. I dare say, this is ominous stuff.Even the media are drawn to the allure that is Obama. Yes, the media are liberal. Even so, it is obvious that this election is different. The media are open and brazen in their attempts to influence the outcome of this election. I've never seen anything like it. Virtually all evidence of Obama's past influences and radicalism — from Jeremiah Wright to William Ayers — have been raised by non-traditional news sources. The media's role has been to ignore it as long as possible, then mention it if they must, and finally dismiss it and those who raise it in the first place. It's as if the media use the Obama campaign's talking points — its preposterous assertions that Obama didn't hear Wright from the pulpit railing about black liberation, whites, Jews, etc., that Obama had no idea Ayers was a domestic terrorist despite their close political, social, and working relationship, etc. — to protect Obama from legitimate and routine scrutiny. And because journalists have also become commentators, it is hard to miss their almost uniform admiration for Obama and excitement about an Obama presidency. So in the tank are the media for Obama that for months we've read news stories and opinion pieces insisting that if Obama is not elected president it will be due to white racism. And, of course, while experience is crucial in assessing Sarah Palin's qualifications for vice president, no such standard is applied to Obama's qualifications for president. (No longer is it acceptable to minimize the work of a community organizer.) Charles Gibson and Katie Couric sought to humiliate Palin. They would never and have never tried such an approach with Obama.But beyond the elites and the media, my greatest concern is whether this election will show a majority of the voters susceptible to the appeal of a charismatic demagogue. This may seem a harsh term to some, and no doubt will to Obama supporters, but it is a perfectly appropriate characterization. Obama's entire campaign is built on class warfare and human envy. The "change" he peddles is not new. We've seen it before. It is change that diminishes individual liberty for the soft authoritarianism of socialism. It is a populist appeal that disguises government mandated wealth redistribution as tax cuts for the middle class, falsely blames capitalism for the social policies and government corruption (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) that led to the current turmoil in our financial markets, fuels contempt for commerce and trade by stigmatizing those who run successful small and large businesses, and exploits human imperfection as a justification for a massive expansion of centralized government. Obama's appeal to the middle class is an appeal to the "the proletariat," as an infamous philosopher once described it, about which a mythology has been created. Rather than pursue the American Dream, he insists that the American Dream has arbitrary limits, limits Obama would set for the rest of us — today it's $250,000 for businesses and even less for individuals. If the individual dares to succeed beyond the limits set by Obama, he is punished for he's now officially "rich." The value of his physical and intellectual labor must be confiscated in greater amounts for the good of the proletariat (the middle class). And so it is that the middle class, the birth-child of capitalism, is both celebrated and enslaved — for its own good and the greater good. The "hope" Obama represents, therefore, is not hope at all. It is the misery of his utopianism imposed on the individual.Unlike past Democrat presidential candidates, Obama is a hardened ideologue. He's not interested in playing around the edges. He seeks "fundamental change," i.e., to remake society. And if the Democrats control Congress with super-majorities led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, he will get much of what he demands.The question is whether enough Americans understand what's at stake in this election and, if they do, whether they care. Is the allure of a charismatic demagogue so strong that the usually sober American people are willing to risk an Obama presidency? After all, it ensnared Adelman, Kmiec, Powell, Fried, and numerous others. And while America will certainly survive, it will do so, in many respects, as a different place.
Obama's Bad Case Of Iraqnophobia, By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY (very good editorial on McCain today)http://palin-vp.blogspot.com/A comment from : theindependantvoterPalin is correct. Obama gave a SOTU speech LAST YEAR. The guy wasn't elected president, he wasn't even the winner of the Democratic primaries at that time. And the guy gave a SOTU speech, ABOUT HIMSELF. For something like 40 minutes. You can drink beer everytime he spoke about himself and be completely drunk in the first half.He didn't talk about his policies or what he could do for us. THAT was arrogant. Actually his campaign for the last 2 years was about his favorite topic, HIMSELF. God hopefully not another 4 years of this. Ugggh!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pckFrom 2001.Obama has believed in redistributing the wealth for some time now.
We are almost a week a way from a very real chance of having Obama elected president. I still think McCain/Sarah can pull off an upset. It will be hard though. The reasons being.To many people are buying into the Obama mystique. He is using his skills as an elouquent speaker to fool the american people to vote for him. Obama is all talk without any substance. He has never done anything substantial. Even Republicans are getting fooled and backing him.He is calling for change when americans want change. The problem is that it is going to be bad change.Let's hope Independent voters change their mind before Nov. 4th.Obama will be a disaster for this country. Obama,Pelosi and Reid will pass the most liberal stuff through that we have ever seen in are lifetime. It will be wosre if they were to actually get a liberal super majority.Obama loves voting present which he will have a hard time doing as President. Obama is a liberal socialist who is promising unity even when most americans don't agree with him. He is also a radical with Rev. Wright in his background. He also has shown anti-american tendacies in the past. Hopefully God will stop an Obama Presidency. We can't afford 4 years of Obama.
Obama's redistribution of wealth is a code name for giving people who pay no taxes a rebate check. Which means they will have no reason to get a job.
via Jill: all of you who frequent this web site must follow Jill's instructions (this is the October surprise we have been waiting for) or go to Michelle Malkin's web site under "Obama in 2001: How to bring about resistributive change" and listen to the 'you tube' video: you all must do this!
Mountain mama: my comment was to the irrationality of the media as they fawn over Obama (remember members of the media are college graduates that should know better to be sucked in unless they allow themselves to be)and comparing it to how a man becomes infatuated or intoxicated with a woman to the point he overlooks anything that would put her in an unfavorable light or suspends objectivity or belief when she is discussed in his presence. That was the point I was trying to make.
Drudge is headlining the Redistribution of Wealth video right now. I just hope someone has it downloaded and preserved, because it will probably be "disappeared" quickly.
great job Jill and Techno!!!!!!!It is on it's way to as many people as i know with instructions to send it on to all the people they know.WOW!!!!!!also use: "Obama Bombshell Redistribution of Wealth Audio Uncovered"on youtube
i already downloaded it but you can save videos on youtube easily with thishttp://www.techcrunch.com/get-youtube-movie/
This 2001 interview...is down right revolting. The question I have, where the HECK were the Opposition Research Teams on this? All these months and this turns up now? Wouldn't it have made a better campaign piece before now?I really think the RNC and much of the McCain campaign has been asleep at the wheel. This is a War of Ideas..you use every weapon in your arsernal.I hope there are media buys with that clip immediately. The RNC and other groups have the $, even if McCain does not.
McCain is getting ready to comment on the redistribution of wealth video that has surfaced, according to Fox News this morning. It may be growing legs. Maybe.
i can't remember if i mentioned this but as far as them criticizing sarah's wardrobe.. obama needs to explain to the people in texas (remember those people?) why he felt the need to outspend McCain 4 to 1 in advertising when the extra money could have gone to help them get their lives back.
fox news is all over this audio clip right now.. it'll probably be on O'Reilly tonight.McCain is on right now from cleveland giving a forceful speech. Check youtube later to hear it.
The video is sickening; it demonstrates that Obama has been thinking for YEARS about which ways work best to redistribute wealth----which is, at least, socialism! How on EARTH can liberals think otherwise about him!?We were discussing Obama with some youth at our church, and one of their leaders (an 18 year old senior) said he would vote for Obama because he was sick of McCain's negative campaigning! Shocked, I said, "Let me give you some information to read! Obama is practically a communist!"The senior then said, "Well, communism isn't that bad; it's better than democracy."WHAT!? Has he never heard of the gulags, or what China is doing to Christians and other religious folk? (Besides, FORCED "sharing" of resources and work never succeeds: humans naturally need incentives!) Anyway, this young man is a pretty religious (albeit UNINFORMED) Youth Group leader!Thankfully, he said he hadn't quite made up his mind which way he'd vote. Whew! But then he said, "It won't hurt to vote Obama, because Idaho is such a red state." I replied, "THINK: you'll have that vote on your conscience for the rest of your LIFE!"Guess I don't have much faith in Obama's decency, do I?Well, no wonder: Obama and staff keep changing their story about how long he's known Ayers! In the "old days" of my youth, that was called LYING! McCain's speech with his economic team was aptly focussed and hard-hitting vs. Obama this morning. GOOD! Keep hitting Obama's dumb economic plan, Senator McCain!Btw, read at www.lynettelong.com concerning a study with NUNS, about how important visualization is to our thinking. The bottom line:NO criticism sticks to Teflon Obama because we're visual animals: he looks so calm, people cannot imagine he's as radical as he actually IS!KEEP PRAYING FOR McCAIN-PALIN!(Senator McCain: PLEASE announce your Cabinet TODAY!)
Dick Morris was on this morning (i was afraid to listen because he said the new "wealth" ad should be given until today to increase the polls or it's over for McCain)... but he didn't talk about that.. instead he talked about how it's still possible and he advised everyone to support this independent group that has the "best Rev. wright ad" so they can put it out in the battleground states. He said McCain won't touch that issue and told everyone to win this election in spite of him.
About the post I made about Fox's announcement, it turned out that McCain was talking about saving the economy and he had Meg Whitman and Mitt Romney standing behind him, and a number of others and said he's been meeting with them, etc.About the video, it wasn't mentioned, and the Fox commentators said McCain will be bringing it up today on the trail. We'll see. They also said Obama's people said. "What he meant was..." Spinning like tops.
NOT AGAIN! Trent Franks (R-AZ) says once again the military overseas' votes are being SABOTAGED, even thrown out! WHY can't we find a way to protect those votes!?
I was just about to post the video concerning Obama's radio interview in 2001 re: how best to spread the wealth, (and how best to re-interpret the conestitution!)Glad to see it's already being discussed.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iivL4c_3pck
I'm not sure why Dick Morris didn't talk about the polls this AM. I believe he said in a later interview last week that Repubs poll poorly on weekends, so watch the polls on Mon-Tue-Wed (since they're all 3-day averages).Despite that, Rasmussen dropped from +8 to +5 today, a HUGE change given his conservative (small 'c') approach. GW/Battleground stays at +3. Zogby continues his drop to +4.8. And R2K/DailyK## (again, avoiding profanity there) is down to +8! In fact, the last 4 nights of individual polling by R2K are +14, +11, +9, and +5! And that's all BEFORE the release of the 2001 radio interview.There's still hope! Keep praying!!
Can we imbed the 2001 radio interview on our blog sites? I don't see an imbed option on the you tube...
Most recent poll Obama and McCain almost equal
Someone said hi to me before, so "Hi!" I apologize for not getting to you sooner. There has been a lot happening in these past few weeks.The recent polling has to be a true narrowing of the race, or the republic is in deep trouble and with it many other countries. You have to remember that the mistakes an Obama administration would (not might) make would have a ripple effect, particularly in Eastern Europe and Western Asia. If you didn't know, this guy said that Brazil was a threat to the economic and national security of the United States (it's on an ethanol issue). Brazil? Does Obama have something against gigantic federal republics located in the Americas? Maybe, he doesn't trust countries with huge cities. How is energy trading with Brazil any different than energy trading with Canada?McCain is suspicious of countries like Arabia and Venezuala. Obama is suspicious of Brazil. Could you imagine not having any problems with Pakistan, Syria, Iran, Russia, etc...? Could you imagine diplomacy winning the day every time, when it hasn't in the past? Diplomacy is great, but that is only when there is cooperation and not simply who gets what. Where would that leave Turkey, the Baltic states, the Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, India, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Georgia, etc...?
lisa there are a bunch of different hosts for that video on youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=obama+wealth+2001&search_type=&aq=fthe embed code is just above the "related videos" on the right of the page
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