"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." The Statue of Liberty (P.S. Please be so kind as to enter through the proper channels and in an orderly fashion)

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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Morning Glory Vs. Closer

ZOGBY SATURDAY: Republican John McCain has pulled back within the margin of error... The three-day average holds steady, but McCain outpolled Obama 48% to 47% in Friday, one day, polling. He is beginning to cut into Obama's lead among independents, is now leading among blue collar voters, has strengthened his lead among investors and among men, and is walloping Obama among NASCAR voters. Joe the Plumber may get his license after all...

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Surge Is Working

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote nationwide while John McCain earns 47%. This is the first time McCain has been within three points of Obama in more than a month and the first time his support has topped 46% since September 24 (see trends). One percent (1%) of voters prefer a third-party option and 2% are undecided.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Obama & Taxes Part II

In the last post, the prospect that a President Obama would raise taxes to a much greater extent than is downplayed by his persistence that he will give tax-cuts to "95% of Americans" was made with near certitude.

He has already unabashedly boasted of spending programs surpassing a trillion dollars, but the underlying Marxist ideology is couched by the tax-cutting mantra and his name-dropping of mega-Capitalist supporters like Warren Buffet (though he wisely remains mum about George Soros' support).

When a Florida anchorwoman asked Joe Biden point-blank if Obama was a Marxist, Biden sneered contemptuously: "Are you joking?" and denied and protesteth much-too-much, methinks.

The footsoldiers were quickly dispatched and drew the long knives, as one anonymous tool commented in the last post:

"Meanwhile, Biden goes on TV shows in poorly educated areas of the country and 'reporters' ask him questions so absurd and loaded that Sean Hannity would find them unfair."

Right. And Joe The Plumber is Joe "The Plumber."

Anyway, the recent expose' (below) makes clear, once and for all, from the donkey's mouth, that Obama believes in a "redistribution of wealth"--i.e. Marxist-- philosophy, and so guarantees--with a filibuster-proof Congress, at worst, or a thuggish majority, at best--that Obama will radically change the tax-structure of the American system (which is already overtaxed) for the sake re-booting LBJ's failed "Great Society" welfare state (that had only rather recently been reformed, by the Clinton Administration, under pressure by a mandated Republican Congress and the conservative mood that swept the country in reaction to two years of unfettered Clintonism).

He will squeeze out as much money as he can from the private sector, and, in cahoots with the deep-blue Congress, legislate integral, structural change to the traditional American Way (already assaulted and battered by the takeover of the Fourth Estate and Ideological State Apparatuses like the Education, Legal, and Entertainment fields while using the growing power of The State to attack resistant institutions like The Church).

And all three branches of government are in a real present danger of going under.

Here's where he's finally busted clearly stating his Marxist beliefs (e.g. that wealth must be distributed and the Supreme Court and legislative branches radicalized to facilitate that agenda):

Confoundingly, the question no one has come out and asked him is:

"Senator Obama, where do you stand on reparations?"

...because a reparations agenda seems to fit right in with everything from what Reverend Jeremiah Wright (Obama's "spiritual mentor") has been preaching, to the record of Obama expressing a redistribution of wealth philosophy (years apart and in different situations, i.e. the radio interview and his impromptu exchange with Joe the Plumber--who gets the Toto Award), to his desire to raise the greatest amount of government revenue in American history (by restoring the historically huge 1993 Clinton tax-hikes simply by letting the offsetting Bush tax-cuts expire, and then coercing additional government revenue by fear-mongering "The situation is worse than I thought, and calls for an 'Emergency Stimulus Bill,'" and so doubling Clinton's own looting of the private sector back in 1993).

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Obama & Taxes

A President Obama is going to raise taxes on everyone (except, of course, his bedrock base of indigents who will get welfare checks I mean "tax credits" and his super-rich elitist enablers who know all the tricks to avoid paying them).

First of all, he's going to let the Bush tax cuts expire, and not count that as a tax-hike. He'll say stuff like "We're just putting them back to where they were when Clinton was in office."

In other words, he's going to restore the massive 1993 tax-hike that Clinton enacted first thing when he got into office (with the help of Democrats controlling both houses of congress, and which slowed down an economy that was already recovering and primed for expansion).

That would be like adding insult to insult of the injury of Bush 41 losing his bid for a second term to Clinton-- in great part because he broke his own "Read My Lips" pledge of not raising taxes.

So Bush 41 had lost his credibility because he raised taxes when he pledged he wouldn't, while the unknown Clinton had yet to lose any and so could contrast himself by credibly saying that he wouldn't, but enacted an historically huge tax hike first-thing, anyway (which began the erosion of his own credibility).

Eight years later, Bush 43 reversed those hikes (a reversal which, btw, had nothing to do with the meltdown underway and a lot to do with the excellent expansion we've enjoyed), so we went back to pre-Clinton tax-rates.

And so, by letting the Bush 43 tax-cuts expire, a President Obama will restore what originally was Clinton's broken campaign promise not to hike taxes on the middle class and argue that it doesn't count as a "tax-hike."

Further exploiting the well-established short-term memory of the American people (if not their stupidity after having their minds sandblasted by liberal academia, popular culture, and the liberal infiltration and makeovers of the Ideological State Apparatus, as Comrade Gramsci prescribed for a stealth coup d-etat of Western culture)--and this is a prediction, mark it--a President Obama, by the 1993 role model or direct, present day counsel of Bill Clinton, will raise even more taxes than would be raised by the expiration of the Bush tax cuts by explaining:

"It's worse than I thought when I was campaigning, and we're going to need an 'Emergency Economic Stimulus.'"

That's exactly how Clinton played it (and what he called it, which is simply Democrat-speak for tax-hikes, despite the recovery already underway, as Bush 41 tried to assure), and the mythology of some paradisical, economic Eden being created by the succesful passage of the 1993 "emergency stimulus" (i.e. the historically huge tax hike on everyone who paid taxes despite campaign promises to the contrary) will be referenced by a President Obama to justify his own tax-hike on top of Clinton's kicking back in when the Bush cuts are allowed to expire.

That's audacity, alright, and he could very well get away with it.

For a long time now, Clinton was ridiculously crediting his 1993 tax hike for the economic expansion that boomed at the end of the decade.

It was a quiet boast, at the time (before his post-Katrina rehabilitation), and roundly ridiculed and dismissed--by almost everyone-- as just another pathetic attempt by the impeached president to scrape up some credit for the only positive thing about his disgraced presidency that he could hang his hat on (if only by his fortuitous presence), an expanding economy, and so the boast, buried among countless others and made vaporous by Clinton's well-earned reputation for saying things that mean nothing, was forgotten.

Indeed, to say that his "Emergency Economic Stimulus Bill" was the Prime Mover of an expansion that (1) began a year before he took office, (2) was stalled with hiccupping interest rates after the tax-hikes were passed in his first year, (3) trudged anemically along while Hillary tried--and failed--to socialize 1/7 of the macroeconomy (the health service field), (4) but then began to trot after the Republicans and their "Contract With America" consequentially took over both houses of congress in the '94 midterm elections (forcing Clinton to cut taxes, balance the budget, and reform welfare), (5) all in tandem with the accelerating Tech Revolution (a revolution on par with the preceding Industrial and Agricultural Revolution in being a milestone for human civilization, and driven by a Bill named Gates) that (6) began to balloon faster and bigger than Clinton's own big, FAT, HEAD (because of a climate that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan described as being driven by "irrational exuberance" during the craze), and (7) had more inflated numbers behind it due to the book-cooking of megacorporations like Enron and Worldcom by mega-accountants like Arthur Anderson (both 6 & 7 paying the piper in Bush 43's first year in office), to say that Clinton's 1993 "emergency economic stimulus bill" (i.e. the historically huge tax-hike) provided the wings for that economic flight--as he himself did say--is worthy of derision and became eminently forgettable.

But I remember, and after eight years of all the above falling away into the past like a sunken ship falling through the depths-- while being mythologized by landlubbing yarn-spinners-- it is that vicissitudinal history which has been forgotten, and that one quiet, self-aggrandizing and rightfully ridiculed assessment from long ago that will float to the surface: "It was the 1993 Emergency Economic Stimulus bill that was responsible for the unprecedented (whatever) prosperity of the Clinton Era (the late 1990's, anyway)."

He got away with saying that because of a media that was a propaganda arm of the Democratic Party.

And a President Obama will get away with saying that, too, easily, because the media has now become two arms and two legs for the Democratic Party.