October 8, 2008 — Assigned Reading

Dick Morris: McCain ‘Missed the Jugular’ in Debate
(FROM: Newsmax) Morris saw the debate like I did. Point for point, issue for issue, McCain seemed to have a more calm, rational, informed command — but he failed to hit hard where he needed to. He made two “macro mistakes,” according to Morris:

“The first was he never brought up William Ayers,” Morris said, referring to the unrepentant former terrorist who helped Obama gain political support in Chicago. You can’t go to the American people and say you shouldn’t vote for Barack Obama because he’s intimate with a terrorist who’s as bad as Osama bin Laden, and not mention it in a debate. Secondly, I think after watching this debate you still believe Obama will cut taxes on 95 percent of people, you still believe McCain pushed $300 billion in tax cuts for big oil and big business, and you still believe McCain wants to give corporate CEOs a $700,000 bonus in taxes. Those are all untrue. They’re all lies. But McCain didn’t call him on it.”

I agree wholeheartedly. As I said earlier today, McCain could have had nearly the same exact debate against Hillary Clinton. As a republican debating a democrat, McCain won. As John McCain debating Barack Obama, though, he prevailed but could have done better.


McCain Wants to Buy Americans’ Bad Home Loans

(FROM: CNS News) If nothing else, we know that McCain’s plan runs afoul of conservative principles because the Associated Press treated it in a positive light. To me, however, it seemed odd that McCain wants to buy everybody’s loans and Barack Obama wants to buy everyone health coverage … yet the country is broke. I cannot believe he is serious. Why should the responsibility for this fall onto taxpayers’ shoulders?


No, Barack, Medical Care is Not a ‘Right’
(FROM: Human Events) As a former professor of Constitutional Law, how exactly does Barack Obama fit this statement into the U.S. Constitution? Is there some “Bill of Rights: Part II” that I’ve managed to miss for all of these years? Is that where Obama got the idea that a college education is a right? Is that where congressional democrats found the provisions showing that homeownership is a right? Instead, perhaps Obama and his liberal friends should look at Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, which provides exactly what the federal government has constitutional authorization to do — while I don’t want to spoil the surprise for those elected officials reading it for the first time, the 17 enumerated powers do NOT include provisions for managing healthcare, mortgages or education.

Obama Urges Americans Not to Panic Over Economy
(FROM: Townhall) Funny, hasn’t Barack Obama been hammering John McCain for saying that the fundamentals of the economy are strong? Didn’t McCain support that statement by saying that American workers are the best in the world, the most innovative, and in those twin talents lie the fundamentals of the American economy? Strange, then, that on the campaign trail, Obama just said this:

“America still has the most talented, most productive workers of any country on Earth,” Obama said. “We’re still the home to innovation and technology, colleges and universities that are the envy of the world. Some of the biggest ideas in history have come from our small businesses and our research facilities.”

The media has been digging through Sarah Palin’s underpants drawer, just hoping to find something scandalous. Last night, following the debate, journalists feigned outrage after McCain referred to Obama as “that one” while comparing substantive policies, and called McCain a racist for saying that a young, black audience member may not have known about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the economic crisis. Yet ohhhh no, the mainstream press cannot show Obama contradicting what has been his argument-in-chief over the past few weeks. Unbelievable.

The Obama Debate Every American Should See
(FROM: Human Events) John McCain should be aware of one thing — his rival, Barack Obama, will in these days and weeks leading up to the fourth of November, attempt to shift toward the middle in terms of outward perception. McCain needs to ensure that voters see him for the ultra-left politician he is. While the economy is obviously at the forefront of the minds of just about every voter, if not every American, I hope McCain doesn’t forget that voters still have core issues which they care about deeply. For some, it’s the Second Amendment; for others, it’s gay marriage or it’s taxes or it’s climate change or it’s abortion. On the latter, Terrence Jeffrey wrote an excellent piece on one way McCain can steel the resolve of conservative voters.

It goes back to the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, and the debate about it within the Illinois State Senate. Barack Obama could not refer to a baby born alive following a botched abortion as an actual person, as it was not politically correct to do so — after all, the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution will not allow someone to kill a child. Instead, he needed to coin a phrase to describe what was going on. It was an “it all depends upon what the definition of ‘is’ is” type of moment, and Obama chose the phrase “pre-viable fetus.” On that bill, Obama had said that he did not support providing medical care to infants born alive following a botched abortion–a nurse testified that the children were taken to a different room and left to die–because it would further burden the woman who had made the decision to have the abortion in the first place.

Jeffrey’s account of the debate about this legislation is interesting, and it should be brought forth to show just how far left Barack Obama is. As a father of a child that was born premature, and knowing that Barack Obama has two adorable–and by all accounts wonderful–daughters of his own, I don’t understand how he or anyone else could advocate such a position.

The ACORN/Obama Voter Registration ‘Thug Thizzle’
By Michelle Malkin, Townhall.com

“Thug thizzle” is street slang for performing your trademark move. Obama and ACORN have practiced their thug thizzle together for years: organizing an ever-expanding community of ineligible and marginal voters to expand the Democratic power base. Rules be damned.

Great article — take a look, and talk to people about it.



  1. Tony says:

    The thug thizzle will just thizzle us with taxing small business and thizzling people out into the street. He wants to tax 250k makers and up, and thats just about effects every company in what the whole country? I guess deli’s and corner stores will still be bringing in their bankroll, while part time workers and grocery store workers are going to get the boot. That will effect millions.

    McCain, REALLY needs to open the flood gates on Wright and his campaign contributors. He has one more shot to land a killing blow before the voters answer. I personally believe that Obama lost, only by a margin last night. As I told you Jeff, his foreign policy is very bland and weak. We need to be merciless when it comes to genaside and terriorism. As Palin says, “We won’t read them their rights.”

    If McCain can just change his toon on the Economy, I think he can steal it in the next 2 weeks. I mean, Obama has flip flopped about a 100 times over the past year with many issures. And even his on running mate did’nt have faith in him a year ago. Yet, now, he is this apparent wunderkind.

  2. Anonymous says:

    How about the interview with Jerome Corsi on Hannity this afternoon. Obama is toast!!!

    I hope Corsi hired some body guards. The Obama thugs are going to be after him.

  3. Jeff Schreiber says:

    I missed the interview … I’ll have to check it out.

    Regardless of whether or not it is sufficiently damning — if a tree falls in a forest and nobody’s around to hear it, will the mainstream media share the sound with the masses?

  4. Tony says:

    They have snuffed out so much fire on Obama. The Citzenship, the Kenya matter, Rev. Wright, Fanny and Mac, aswell as Berg. McCain MUST bring it to a head in the next debate. Dump Obama’s purse out on the floor and really show what this man is. It has yet to happen at all through this campaign. Everyone knows about it, but it is never addressed. And with his against all smears tactic, its working.

  5. Ian Thorpe says:

    So Obama thinks healthcare is a right does he?

    There is a perception among American liberals that in Europe healthcare is "free." Take it from this British socialist that is simply not true. Healthcare is free at the point of delivery which is a very different thing. We pay through certain ring-fenced taxes, National Insurance Contributions. These are quite substantial taxes. Try selling that to American voters Mr. Obama.

    Britain's National Health Service is funded by the healthcare portion of National Insurance and designed to provide essential healthcare to all. That is now at risk because of the strain placed on budgets by demands for cosmetic surgery, sex-changes, treatment for obesity, alcohol abuse & and other self inflicted problems and free treatment for drug addicts. All these groups of claimants are supported by politically correct lobby groups.

    You're correct Jeff, healthcare is not a right, it's a privelege that must be earned by being a functioning member of society. John McCain should do his homework and make use of that information. Universal healthcare would cost up to ten per cent extra in tax for all employed and business people.

    It works for us but American society organises itself differently.

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