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What does Obama have to hide? October 14, 2008

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I recently learned that Philip Berg, a Democratic lawyer from Philadephia, filed suit in Federal Court contending Barack Obama is not qualified under the U.S. Constitution to be President because is not a natural born citizen, meaning he wasn’t born in the United States.  Interestingly, instead of providing the proof to refute such a charge, Obama has refused to produce his actual birth certificate and is fighting to get the lawsuit dismissed.  While I have to say I am wary of Mr. Berg’s accusation, I find it curious that Obama has chosen to hide behind legal manuevering as opposed to simply providing the proof he was born in the U.S.  Here is a short video of Mr. Berg explaining his suit:   .

Stand up for Life – it’s our most precious resource October 14, 2008

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This is a beautiful video on why the Catholic vote is so important this election.  And while it is a focused message intended for Catholics, I think the message is universal.  I hope this short video moves you like it moved me. 

McCain (and Bush) tried to fix this mess September 23, 2008

Posted by keep1600 in Economy, McCain.
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I think John McCain and President Bush should be given more credit for trying to stop the current mortgage crisis than they are being given.

Bush tried to fix the impending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mess about 5 years ago, but was rebuffed by lobbyists and Democrats (see 9-11-03 NY Times article by Stephen Labaton at http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E06E3D6123BF932A2575AC0A9659C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print).

Further, McCain co-sponsored the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005.  On the floor of the Senate on May 26 2006, McCain said:  “I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.  I urge my colleagues to support swift action on this GSE reform legislation.”  His efforts were ultimately nixed by the Democrats.

McCain should be pounding this down Barack Obama’s and the Democrat’s throats.

Pin the Mortgage Crisis on the Dems September 22, 2008

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Kevin Hassett of Bloomberg has deftly explained how this mega mortgage mess can be pinned on the economic policies of the Democrats.  See it at  www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aSKSoiNbnQY0 .  Essentially, the economic break down began with the sub-prime lending of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and when the warning signs arose, Democrats blocked all efforts to fix the problems.  McCain and the Republicans need to make hay about this quick to shift the poll-changing momentum away from Obama.

I meant to say Sarah Palin :) September 2, 2008

Posted by keep1600 in Veepstakes.
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Here’s how I’ll judge my last post – while the prediction might have been incorrect, the sentiment was spot on.  Seriously, Sarah Palin was an absolutely brilliant pick for McCain, and probaby better than Fiorina, since Fiorina has significantly less political experience.  Picking Palin has energized the base and renewed curiousity and enthusiasm in the election.  Good job Mr. McCain.

Advantage: McCain – now don’t blow it!! August 25, 2008

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Obama just blew an incredible chance to unite his party and put away this election. Instead, he side-stepped glory and punted…winding up with good ol’ foot-in-mouth Joe Biden – a gaffe-prone Washington insider. Obama’s safe pick of Biden does two things. It shows Obama’s promise of “change” is nothing but a farce, and it gives McCain the chance to pick up more pro-Hillary voters. With the right choice, McCain could leap frog Obama for good.

Abandoning my prior plea to select Guiliani (who I think would be a phenomenal choice, except that he is pro-choice), I now implore McCain to make a pick that would go straight at Obama’s jugular – select Carly Fiorina. Who you say? I said CARLY FIORINA, probably the best dark horse VP candidate there ever was. Fiorina, as former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, has strong credentials in high-tech business, which would give McCain the edge on economic issues. She also is a handsome, vibrant woman with solid pro-life values, which would balance McCain’s ticket in more ways than Hillary ever could have done for The One. And with an informed quick wit, she’d could easily make mincemeat out either Obama or Biden, if they dared challenger her.

McCain, you’ve taken bold steps over the past several weeks which have given you unexpected momentum. Keep up the bold – pick Carly Fiorina for Vice President.

How McCain should respond to Russia’s aggression August 15, 2008

Posted by keep1600 in Foreign Policy, McCain.
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Just when everyone thought presidential viability would turn on domestic issues like energy and the economy, the conflict between Georgia and Russia painfully reminds us of how important American leadership is in the world.  Russia’s aggression against Georgia and the concern of future aggression against former-Soviet-now-Democratic republics like Ukraine and the Baltics should scare Americans to the core.  Russia’s antagonism to Western democratic ideals has moved from diplomatic annoyance to bellicose crisis overnight, and a strong and allied resolve to prevent future aggression should be undertaken immediately. 


How John McCain and/or Barack Obama respond to this crisis could/should impact the November 4 outcome.  McCain should take advantage and fortify his already strong stance … and dare Obama to follow.  McCain should make no bones about how it is time for America to regain its moral authority and to lead the West against tyrannical powers, like FDR in the 40’s, JFK in the 60’s and Reagan in the 80’s.  McCain should use his experience and straight talk to propose a viable comprehensive plan that promises to stop the Bear.  Such a proposal could help pull Americans out of this Iraq war funk and catapult himself into the White House.  To that end, McCain should call for:


1.  NATO convening in emergency session to (a) revoke any previous agreement/protection/incentive with Russia, and (b) bestow membership to Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia.  (Membership for Georgia should be given consideration provided it does not become a Putin-puppet.)

2.  The G-8 disbanding and reorganizing as the G-7 without Russia.

3.  Extending the U.S. missile shield to all NATO members which would like such protection (provided they assist with the costs of deployment).

4.  Embargoing trade with Russia.

5.  Suspending all U.S. financial and humanitarian aid to Russia.


While some of the above are arguably threatening and risk escalating hostilities, McCain should remind America and the World how appeasement runs the bigger risk of a blitzkrieg-like aggression witnessed in the previous century.  Now is the time to act with punitive action, not the mealy-mouthed negotiating the likes of which has given us a nuclear Iran.  By proposing such a bold new Russian policy, McCain could help secure America’s relevance while helping an electorate shake off its heretofore ambivalence.

Reverse Racists and the Races they Race June 26, 2008

Posted by keep1600 in Uncategorized.

Despite all the change Obama has promised, he has only had a change of face. Looking past Obama’s ubiquitous signs of change, through the veneer of blue posterboard, hides the true character of Obama – blind ambition. The kind of ambition that makes people of good character blind to their values…and their promises.

Despite my lack of agreement with Obama’s ideology, when first observing him on the campaign trail, I must admit I was impressed. Not only did he appear to be a black politician who wouldn’t divide our culture with black empowerment politics, like Rev. Jesse Jackson or Rev. Al Sharpton, he appeared to be a new type of Democrat who might actually possess the respectable traits of responsibility and leadership.

But now, Obama shows himself to be nothing more than rebranded liberal ideas wrapped in a self-absorbed, perhaps even paranoid, package. And worse, he no longer appears very different from Jesse or Al. Perhaps his handlers have miscalculated how to portray Obama, or perhaps Obama himself could not keep up the post-race facade. But it is now obvious that Obama is nothing more than a race baiter. Concluding otherwise might be illogical when you consider the Man of Hope’s statements and actions, including

1. His fellowship and support of Rev. Wright, an obviously anti-American, anti-white smear-monger;

2 . His conclusion that small town Pennsylvanians (read “white rural Americans”) are bitter and cling to guns and religion – an insult on several stereotypical levels, and;

3. Probably most offensive, his recent preemptive racial smear baselessly accusing Republicans of future racism against him. Listen to Barack in his own words here.

The only people bringing up race have been the Clintons, various Democrative party operatives and Obama himself. His entry into race card carrying politics shows that Obama is not interested in any real change. He is just the typical untrustworthy politician he portends to replace.

We’ll miss you George June 23, 2008

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While there was probably no comedian more anti-establishment than George Carlin, there is no doubt that he was one of the funniest of our time. His observations were often irreverent but always sharp. My favorite bits of his are from the ’80s. Who could forget his classic review of how football was better than baseball, or why soccer is not a sport (because you can’t use your hands), or how things that are lost go to heaven (and when you get there you get it all back, except your virginity…because you were in such a big hurry to get rid of it in the first place).

George, you will be missed. And when you get to heaven, I hope your late wife Brenda is there to hand you back all the things you ever lost. Godspeed.

Giuliani is best for McCain’s VP June 22, 2008

Posted by keep1600 in McCain, Veepstakes.

While there are plenty of issues facing the McCain campaign, one near and dear to my heart is the selection of running mate. Unlike most years, the number two slot could play a pivotal role in this election. For Obama, the right choice could help him overcome his significant lack of experience, and for McCain, it could help alleviate concerns that he would be Bush the Third. To help avoid that albratross, McCain must choose a running mate who can attract Republican-weary voters. There are few Republicans today who can attract the middle. One of them is McCain. Other notables are Arnold Schwarzenegger (who is not eligible), Colin Powell, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani. Of this list, only Powell and Giuliani could give McCain the “WOW factor” (to borrow from Dick Morris).

Powell would be a great choice, but his fence-riding actions of late indicate he’s not interested in reentering politics, at least not on behalf of McCain. Without more interest, Powell cannot be a serious consideration.

Giuliani, on the other hand, might be a fantastic choice. While most have already discounted him – either because of the poor strategy of his campaign or because he was too much like McCain – I believe Giuliani is now the right choice, for several reasons:

1. He’s got serious name recognition;

2. He’s youthful enough;

3. He puts New York in play;

4. He is pro-national defense;

5. He carries little baggage of the Bush adminstration, but most of all;

6. He’s popular with moderate voters across the country.

With these important factors, McCain would be a fool to ignore Rudy.