It’s rarely wrong.
…Obama’s greatest fear is big turnout in mostly ignored rural areas for McCain and not enough of a turnout, not a big enough turnout in these urban areas and in the inner suburbs. Now, this article talks about North Carolina and Missouri, but I have to assume the McCain people think the same scenario could play out in Pennsylvania, ’cause they’re there. They have been there for the last week. It also has a large population in rural and small towns, and it was in this state’s primary that Obama made his bitter clinger remarks at the billionaire fundraiser out in San Francisco. Look, folks, the thing to keep in mind here is that these reports that we’re getting from inside the Obama campaign…
Yeah, and Murtha’s, Murtha’s asked for a million-dollar campaign donation. He’s in trouble. Jack Murtha’s in trouble in his “racist” “redneck” district, quote Jack Murtha, unquote, near Johnstown. He’s in trouble. There’s a lot going on here that the Drive-Bys are not reporting because they’ve been swept up in all that we have learned here from the inside Obama campaign that the entire campaign has been to create an illusion. The entire campaign has been to create an illusion — starting with skewing pollsters and co-opting the Drive-By Media — to make it look like this is a fait accompli from the get-go. And this is why in the past week to ten days, I’ve made the point repeatedly here, not to fall prey to what you see on television and read in the dwindling editions of newspapers that are out there.
Bottom line: Ignore the polls. Ignore the exit polling on election night. Ignore the Obamaniacs’ attempts to make you think the election is over. It’s not over until you vote.
And now a nudge from Team Sarah.
Meanwhile, Obama says that if you’re against higher taxes you’re selfish. Well, to me being selfish is a virtue, but I doubt he sees it that way, and neither do most people when they hear the word.
Which is why, pace the tortured parsing of Obama’s supporters, this is a good ad:
For years I have complained that not once in my life have I been able to vote for president. I’ve always voted against someone. (Yes, to be honest, I wasn’t even voting for Reagan. Do you remember the clowns who ran against him?)
I hereby repent of that attitude, buoyed by the late, great Robert Heinlein:
“If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for … but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong.”
Instapundit just posted another Heinlein quote. Again, it’s a keeper.
Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.
This is known as “bad luck.”
The whole idea of confusing “sharing” with communism is laughable. If he stole another kid’s sandwich at gunpoint, took a big bite, and then distributed what’s left to other kids, that would be communism. And the notion that you can “tax the rich” to benefit the poor is beyond risible. Does he really think his minions are that stupid?
Don’t answer that.
I’m just wondering when Obama plans on sharing his peanut butter sandwich with brother George and Aunt Zeituni.
Maybe he’s waiting to give Auntie her PB&J after she finds a legal address.
One More Update:
This is not the Auntie’s immigration status I knew.
Still thinking of voting for Obama? Read Mark Alexander’s essay at the head of today’s Patriot Post.
I was speaking with a friend recently, a man who lived most of his life under the Communist regime in the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic. He has spent several years and continues to incur many legal expenses in his endeavor to become a U.S. citizen, but he has since lost his enthusiasm.
“The prospect of an Obama presidency is like dèja vu for me,” he explained. “The socialist goal back home was that everyone had equal wealth. They met that goal—eventually no one had anything. Any attempt to work harder to achieve a better standard of living for your family was considered contrary to the welfare of the state, and dutifully discouraged. Socialism is a big hole, easy to fall into and hard to climb out of.”
He lamented, “The American dream is not something I want to wake up from—but too many Americans have no idea what they have, and are about to lose it. Socialism seems an appealing ideal, collective ownership, equal society, ‘sharing the wealth,’ et cetera. But it has a downside: It doesn’t work.”
And read William J. H. Boetker’s Ten Cannots.
- You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
- You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
- You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
- You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
- You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
- You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
- You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
- You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
- You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
- You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they will not do for themselves.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to this:
Should Barack Obama succeed in deceiving a majority of voters next Tuesday, our readers have suggested two methods of protest: Either displaying your flag upside down [a sign of distress] or flying it at half mast — or both, for seven days, and doing the same on inauguration day, 20 January 2009.
Contrast that protest with what a few fringies on the Left are threatening.
Everything goes better with Yakkity Sax:
And no, I don’t think the choice of the bolt length is subliminal support for polygamy. I’ve had people throw polygamy at me as an argument against Prop 8. That’s nonsense. If you want polygamy you should vote no on it, since prop 8 closes the door on arbitrary redefinitions of marriage. (Yes, there is a satisfying irony knowing that the Mormons in California are effectively campaigning against polygamy. That ought to convince people they’ve rejected it. I mean, it’s been a century, folks.)
for using the Associated Press’ name in this blatantly fake parody.
Is the New Media ready to step up to the plate?
But just as my 2006 pieces on Afghanistan explicitly warned that chaos was descending upon the land, I write it here clearly again: during 2009, we likely will see more fighting in Afghanistan than we have experienced to date. Come spring and summer, friendly casualties from all sides will likely be at an all-time high. There is no end in sight. I would not doubt that, given time and barring some extreme unforeseen changes in the situation, the Afghanistan-Pakistan war might well devolve into something far worse than we ever saw in Iraq.
If America elects a president who does not understand the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, we could fumble the hard-won progress in Iraq and lose the war in Afghanistan. In fact, many Americans think that we could lose America as we know it.
You must have seen that other video. Now watch this one.