Obama’s Fairness Doctrine, Gas Cartel, Palin, Race Baiting, and Secret Service finds NO ONE Yelled “kill him”

While pundits talk endlessly and badly about the debate (that CNN panel is ridiculous – isn’t anyone embarrassed to be there? They should be), I thought I’d look around and see what else is out there.

1)The NYPost talks about Joe the Plumber today. It calls Obama’s “economic plan” a wealth redistribution scheme.

Obama’s plan isn’t about sinking hooks into Wall Street CEOs and other fat cats, as he usually says. Fact is, there’s not enough of them to raise the cash necessary to finance his other grand plans.

No, to do that, he’ll have to go after ambitious working-class guys like Wurzelbacher – who’s been a plumber for 15 years and is looking to better himself and his family while just maybe creating a few jobs.
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Heretofore, Obama has sought to paint himself as a tax-cutter – claiming he’ll slash taxes for 95 percent of Americans.

As we noted yesterday, that’s a flat-out lie – not least because nearly half of all tax filers pay no income tax at all. So how can he “cut” their taxes if they don’t pay any to begin with?

Answer: tax “credits.”
To wit, in part:
* A $1,000 “make work pay” credit.
* A $4,000 college-tuition credit.
* A $6,000 child-care credit.
* A $1,100 bump in the earned-income tax credit.

These aren’t to be income-tax deductions – which would be worthless to those who pay no income taxes.

These are to be checks from Washington – with the subsidies expected to grow to more than $1 trillion in 10 years.

That’s a massive transfer of wealth.

How does Obama justify it?

“Fairness,” he says.

But that’s an absurdly radical view of what’s “fair.”

Read the rest

Hattip:NoQuarterusa

Interesting comment found:

BTW everyone how is BOs 4000 dollar credit for college any different than the one already in place. I took it last year. It is called the college tuition credit of all things. I do not understand how this is a new deduction.

Another: It is new because now you have to volunteer for service to get it.

Wow, how slick and manupulative..Obama, your pants stay on fire…problem is, most people don’t know it yet. Guess Obama will take a lot of credit for ed-u-ca-tion! Right!

Is Sex Ad by the McCain Campaign right? You be the Judge

Is Sex Ad by The McCain campaign right? You be the judge.

First, read the bill, especially line 14, and judge for yourself.

Now, read this excellent article in National Review Online by Byron York, who interviewed one of the bill’s sponsors.

After reading the bill and York’s article, it’s hard to disagree with York’s conclusion:

“[T]he bill’s intention was to mandate sex education, especially concerning contraception and the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases, for children before the sixth grade and as early as kindergarten. Obama’s defenders may howl, but the bill is what it is.”

The condemnation has been so widespread that the Obama campaign has begun to sense success in placing the “McCain-is-a-liar” storyline in the press. But before accepting the story at face value, it might first be a good idea to examine the bill in question, look at the statements made by its supporters at the time it was introduced, talk to its sponsors today (at least the ones who will consent to speak), and find answers to a few basic questions. What were the bill’s provisions? Why was it written? Was it really just, or even mostly, about inappropriate advances? And the bottom-line question: Is McCain’s characterization of it unfair?

Source: Michelle Malkin and Byron York of National Review.links above

Possible Obama Campaign Link to You Tube ‘Grassroots Smear’?

The information on the post yesterday on ‘Grass Roots Smear’ is growing more intriguing all the time. Rusty Shackeleford of Jawa Report has some interesting background on this scheme. I am linking to this story without much of my own take,,,I believe this says it all. I do suggest you go over to Jawa Report and read all the updates, Truly some good investigation work here. Don’t think I would want to get on Dr. Rusty Shackleford bad side. Check out the video’s he thankfully saved before they suddenly left the building.

Check out the blog post link below

Rusty Shackleford on the Rusty Humphries Show

Thank you to :http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com for leaving us your link.

Updated Excerpt from JawaReport

So, the million dollar question is who, if any one, paid Winner & Associates to produce this ad?

[NOTE: The JawaReport legal department has pleaded with me to point out that everything from this point forward is pure conjecture on my part.

That said…]

THE OBAMA CONNECTION

My initial money was on George Soroswho has contributed to Winner run campaigns in the past, . The sheer viciousness of the attack bears all of the hallmarks of Moveon.org.

But it could be any number of 527sthat Obama has now given the wink-wink-nudge-nudge to start hammering away at McCain.

Or the money could come from an untraceable source like the “charitable organization” run by Justyn Winner.

So why would any one hire a PR firm like W&R? Did I mention that they specialize in “crisis communications?”Again, from the Publicis website:

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Which leaves open the possibility that Obama or the Democratic Party might also be the ones paying for the campaign. Is there anything that might be suggestive of that? Yes there is.

First there is Ethan Winner’s Facebook account. Among the 27 friends Ethan has on Facebook, one of them is David Washington. Dr. David Washington is described as a senior Obama campaign adviser in California.

[Update: Facebook account vanishes, but here’s the cache.]

In and of itself, that’s not much of a link. Washington is involved in hosting fundraisers for Obama in the L.A. area, and as we’ve already noted the Winner family has contributed to Obama’s campaign. Perhaps that explains the connection. But there are more compelling links between the video which we believe was uploaded by Ethan Winner and the Barack Obama campaign.

PROFESSIONAL WORK FOR OBAMA CAMPAIGN?

We began this post by noting that a video uploaded to YouTubeappeared to have been produced with a voice over done by a professional. As this Politico article makes clear, voice over artists are often used over and over by the same campaign. That shouldn’t be shocking to any one. That when called upon to make an advertisement a producer will use people that they’ve worked with before.

What is surprising is that voice artists are often partisans. Not only do they work for the same producers over and over, they often only work for one side of the political aisle. For instance, Betsy Ames is one of the premier voices for Republican campaigns. Kathryn Klvana is often heard on political ads — but only Democratic ones.

We believe that the artist in the “eswinner” Palin smear video has also worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign. What we think is her voice can be heard in Obama’s “Burden” video, released on Sept. 15th — less than a week after the “eswinner” Sarah Palin, a Heartbeat Away video.

Audio from each advertisement was ripped by Dan Riehl and spliced so that a better compare and contrast between the two voices could be made. I then equalized volume levels on the two ads, producing this video. Sorry about its poor quality, I don’t have the resources of a PR firm!

Are the two voices the same? You be the judge.

We think it is.

We also believe that she worked on this Obama ad, released on Sept. 20th, and this one, from August. She may be on others, but with over 1300 videos on Obama’s YouTube channel we just didn’t look for any more.

LINKS TO THE “KING OF ASTROTURFING” — DAVID AXELROD

We believe the voice can also be heard on these AKP&D Message and Media produced videos. In fact, all of the female voice overs showcased on the AKP&D website seem to belong to the same woman. That’s right, all of them. The same voice heard in some Barack Obama ads, and which was used for the “eswinner” slime campaign.

More importantly, though, what is AKP&D? It’s the Chicago based political consulting firm headed by David Axelrod. Yes, thatDavid Axelrod. As in theDavid Axelrod who is Barack Obama’s chief media strategist.

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David Axelrod is also known as The master of “Astroturfing“, which is what PR industry insiders call the practice of “manufacturing grassroots support.” As Ace notes:

It tries to disguise itself as a “grassroots” phenomenon — but it’s artificial and inorganic. Hence, “Astroturf.”And David Axelrod is notorious for making extensive use of this controversial tactic — and was notorious for it even before he begain running Barack Obama’s campaign.

According to Businessweek, one of Axelrod’s astroturfingcampaigns stealthily spent $15 million convincing Illinois taxpayers that their power would be shut off if they didn’t approve an increase in their electric bills. It wasn’t until a complaint was filed with the state’s regulators that it was revealed that Axelrod’s “grassroots” campaign was fully funded by ComEd — the power company which would benefit from the rate hike.

Axelrod is a “community organizer” you might say.

This does not mean that we believe that Barack Obama’s campaign is behind the stealth Palin smear campaign. In fact, a preliminary analysis of Obama’scampaign expenditures filed with the FEC did not find any payouts to Winner & Associates or Publicis. But our familiarity with how to search FEC expenditures is limited, and there are tens of thousands of recorded transactions.

What we do believe we have found is that David Axelrod’sfirm has worked with the voice over artist in the “eswinner” Palin smear video. In fact, each and every political ad showcased on Axelrod’s website that has a female voice over seems to be the same voice from the Palin smear ad. That Axelrod used her over and over again in his videos going back several years.

We also believe that Axelrod has used her in several official Obama campaign videos.

We also know that David Axelrod is considered the master of orchestrating grassroots campaigns that appear spontaneous and which are difficult to trace to him.

In fact, Axelrod has a second company called ASK Public Strategieswho’s sole purpose seems to be running professional astroturfing campaigns. We can’t help but wonder if they ever outsource any of their work?

We also can’t help but ask if the Obama campaign has ever hired Publicis or Winner & Associates to do any work for them? Or the extent to which those advertising firms hired by Axelrod on behalf of the Obama campaign subcontract out to other large corporate PR firms?

A BROADER ASTROTURFING CAMPAIGN?

We believe that the case has been made that the Palin smear video was produced by the Publicis Groupe’s Winner & Associates. We believe the evidence to this effect is compelling.

We also believe that the evidence shows that W&A tried to spread the lies about Palin in such a way as to catch the attention of the left-wing netroot supporters of Barack Obama. We think it is unlikely that one of the largest PR firms in the world would do this for free. That they would pay for video production out of their own pockets, hire a well known voice actress, or that its employees would work together in their free time to help the video go viral.

So, if we’re right, who paid them? As of this writing we cannot answer that question. Our initial reaction was that this campaign had all the hallmarks of the Soros funded Moveon.org, but given David Axelrod’s known predilection to these type of stealth campaigns it would not surprise us in the least if the Obama campaign itself was orchestrating it.

That this is what Obama meant by “taking the gloves off”. Especially given the timing of the video’s release —during the brief period when Obama trailed McCain in the polls, and when most of McCain’s sudden surge was attributed to the popularity of Sarah Palin.

And if the company has been hired to stealthily spread these Palin smears, what other smears might they be paid to spread? Ones in which they more successfully covered their tracks?

The Palinsmear video analyzed here fits in nicely with the post-Palin pick narrative being offered by the Obama campaign. That narrative is that John McCain may not fill out his term in office. The narrative is bolstered by questions about McCain’s age, the present status of the skin cancer he once had, and by demands that his medical records be released.

The second ingredient in the narrative paints Sarah Palin — who would take McCain’s vacated Presidential office — as not ready for the job.Obama’s campaign has called her experience & intelligence into question, but there is also a “grassroots” viral campaign of deception that claims Palin is on the political fringe and is a religious lunatic.

Just in the past week, since we first began following the astroturfing of Sarah Palin, rumors have circulated that Palin was a member of the John Birch Society and that she hates rape victims. Bored with the spreading the lie that Palin thinks the Earth is 6,000 years old and that she banned books, this week the netroots are claiming that she supports witch hunts. Not metaphorical witch hunts, actual witch hunts.

Sometimes rumors and lies get spread organically with no need from direction. But sometimes what may seem to be an organic bottom up grassroots movement, may actually be led from the top and may be professionally organized.

We believe at least one such campaign to discredit Sarah Palin is currently underway. It seems highly likely that others are as well. We’ve done the initial work, but now it’s time for the professionals to take over and ask the tough questions.

UPDATE: Within an hour of this post going up, YouTube videos implicating Ethan Winner were yanked, sockpuppet accounts deleted, and more importantly, the Wikipedia entry on David Axelrod began to edit out mentions of his well know astroturfing campaigns. Hmmm, it sounds to me like we’re on to something.

We have backups of all the deleted websites, and have now included them in the post.

Thanks to all who have linked this post. Due to high interest in the story, we are unable to check all posts relate to it at this time. If you have something important you think should go in updates to this post — something we’ve overlooked — please e-mail Rusty.

Update: Weekly Standard calls Jared Liu-Klein who didn’t deny he was “stckyfngz” …. and then proceeded to hang up.

Nailed! Ethan Winner confesses he was behind video!

So gang, we better get busy contacting the Media to investigate this..probably won’t but we must try. Greta on Fox might be a good bet. No pain, no gain..let’s try them all. Contact and complain..The squeaky wheel gets the grease. Or so I have been told. Dr. Rusty Shackleford has done the tough work of investigation. Can we do no less?

Orchestrated “Grassroots”Smear Campaign by Pro’s?

Hope, Change, & Lies: Orchestrated “Grassroots” Smear Campaigns & the People that Run Them

Tell me it ain’t so Joe. A real honest to goodness ‘Smear Campaign’ by Professionals..we really thought it was average people that posted those You Tube Video’s with all those lies..Of course, we know how to use factcheck.org but we also know a lot of people just don’t search things out for themselves..SO you are responsible for the lies that were supposed to give all the white trash and let’s not forget the elite’s of Hollywerid and your cronies like Soros, Ayers, and others hope and change. Aw…so sad, too bad!

Thank you JawaReport for investigating and getting to the bottom of this. They really are to be commended for finding the real truth. Nobama just keeps reminding me of Chicago Style Politics with its reputation for corruption. We already know that NObama will say anything and use anyone to get a vote. Heck, if he could he would find a way to get McCain off the ticket (like he did with Alice Palmer) so he could run unopposed..Lot less work that way, not to mention a sure thing.

Don’t expect we will hear much from the media about this..You know they can’t help it if NObama gives them chills and hope for change. Their kind of change I can live without!

Thank you too JawaReport for making a snapshot of the video before it was deleted. Readers, you can see the video on the above link.


Extensive research was conducted by the Jawa Report to determine the source of smears directed toward Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Those smears included false allegations that she belonged to a secessionist political party and that she has radical anti-American views.

Our research suggests that a subdivision of one of the largest public relations firms in the world most likely started and promulgated rumors about Sarah Palin that were known to be false. These rumors were spread in a surreptitious manner to avoid exposure.

It is also likely that the PR firm was paid by outside sources to run the smear campaign. While not conclusive, evidence suggests a link to the Barack Obama campaign. Namely:

  • Evidence suggests that a YouTube video with false claims about Palin was uploaded and promoted by members of a professional PR firm.
  • The family that runs the PR firm has extensive ties to the Democratic Party, the netroots, and are staunch Obama supporters.
  • Evidence suggests that the firm engaged in a concerted effort to distribute the video in such a way that it would appear to have gone viral on its own. Yet this effort took place on company time.
  • Evidence suggests that these distribution efforts included actions by at least one employee of the firm who is unconnected with the family running the company.
  • The voice-over artist used in this supposedly amateur video is a professional.
  • This same voice-over artist has worked extensively with David Axelrod’s firm, which has a history of engaging in phony grassroots efforts, otherwise known as “astroturfing.”
  • David Axelrod is Barack Obama’s chief media strategist.
  • The same voice-over artist has worked directly for the Barack Obama campaign.

This suggests that false rumors and outright lies about Sarah Palin and John McCain being spread on the internet are being orchestrated by political partisans and are not an organic grassroots phenomenon led by the left wing fringe. Our findings follow.

WHO PRODUCED THE VIDEO?

For the best coverage of this story and constant updates please go to the JawaReport

MORE EXCERPT:

VIOLATION OF FEC RULES?

Federal election law requires that a disclaimer from those paying for campaign ads, “must appear on any “electioneering communication” and on any public communication by any person that expressly advocates the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate or solicits funds in connection with a federal election.” Even when the ad is not paid for nor coordinated with the candidates election committee, “the disclaimer notice must identify who paid for the message, state that it was not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee and list the permanent street address, telephone number or World Wide Web address of the person who paid for the communication.”

No such disclaimer appears on the ad in question. However, “General public political advertising does not include Internet ads, except for communications placed for a fee on another person’s web site.” It is not clear to us whether a video is considered an “internet ad” or if the wording only meant to include banner ads or other more common forms of internet advertising.

All of the web only video ads that we could find produced by the Obama campaign carried the disclosure or some other clearly identifiable notice that they were responsible for its content.

It would appear that the ad, while professionally produced, was put on YouTube and then spread in such a way as to make it seem like amateurs had made it and spread it. We can’t help but wonder if the missing disclaimer on the video was an intentional exploitation of a loophole meant to distance the people behind the ad from its outright lies?

We also can’t help but wonder if maybe those who produced the ad believed that the lack of disclaimer constituted an FEC violation? Which would be an alternative explanation for why they did not wish to be connected to it.

Beyond the disclaimer, though, our reading of FEC regulations suggests that political campaign and 527 groups, such as Moveon.org, are required to report money spent on advertising opposing a candidate for public office. We can find no exception for advertising intended for web only campaigns.

We assume that if some group paid for the production of the video, that it would be reported to the FEC. Not doing so, we believe, would constitute a breach of federal campaign law.


TOP OF POST UPDATE: Nailed! Ethan Winner confesses he was behind video!

PR FIRM BEHIND THE VIDEO? Be sure you read the complete report:at JawaReport

PLEASE PLEASE YOU MUST SEE Obama’s future Cabinet. Go to

President Barack Obama Cabinet

Thanks to:goodtimepolitics and blog post below by
http://edgruberman.wordpress.com/2008/09/22/all-the-palin-lies-spread-by-obama/

Obama Camp Deceitful…Dirty Tricks Campaign

Can you trust this Man?

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters say they trust McCain more than Obama on the economy while 45% trust Obama. Here is a new link about Nobama shake up to take the heat off .thanks to GoodTimePolitics.

excerpt: Jim Johnson, the former head of Fannie Mae who was leading Barack Obama’s vice presidential search when his favorable loans with Countrywide Financial were revealed, is stepping down from the Obama campaign, he says, to avoid becoming a distraction.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/06/obama-johnson.html

you can see the politicians that benefited with the Lehman brothers – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mess. are on post below at this link:Follow the Money

Just when I think I have heard it all, here comes another one.

Now did not the Great one, the Deliverer of our country..our World say he was running a clean campaign..why one of change of the sort that we have never been exposed to.

Hate to break it to ya NObama, you and your cronies are still playing dirty tricks..yep..that’s the way it is..Dirty Tricks and Lots of. Kicks..Chicago Politics in action…of the 1968 Daley kind? Or did you learn about these ways at Harvard? Naah…must be those guys that helped get you to this place..Ayers? Resco? How about one of the most notorious..George Soros perhaps? We have been on to you for awhile, We know what you have done to your opponents in the past..it is much better to get somebody kicked off a ballot then you can run unopposed..We know you did that NObama..we know lots of things and The Truth is your worst nightmare..

Now, we all know he always denies, denies denies..denied his meaning…denied anything the least bit derogatory..lies. It was not the person he knew..course not. Accusing others of lies but Nobama did not do it..of course not. Well, now we got ya!

Nobama has taken what one has said and clipped it and made an ad that is running. Go the link below..it will take you to the link that exposes his shady low class campaign tactic. Don’t forget it is Barry Barack and he approves that message..

Hattip to goodtimepolitics Go and check this out.

http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/09/16/fiorina-obama-camp-deceitful-in-clipping-my-quote/

excerpt below from GoodTimePolitics

Obama is a lier as we already know! He was deceitful with Hillary Clinton is why he beat her in the primaries. Do you want a deceitful person like Barack Hussein Obama in the White House.

Not this Chick! He’s got my lipstick, Nuff said! 🙂

Obamessiah: Another convenient backflip

Another backflip from our esteemed candidate for the highest office in the land…Whoopdedoo! Another pledge bit the dust! Politics as usual is still alive and well. I imagine it was just too tempting when he took a look at all the moola pouring in and then looked at what he would have with public financing. My goodness, Money = Power when you can be bought. Question is: who is doing the purchase? Could it be some of his friends in Looowwww places that have been discussed previously on this blog? Change is coming, that is for sure..it just may not be a change we will like.

Welcome to the Loony Tunes 2008 elections! Just buy it..everything has it’s price right?

Hattip below: Atlas Shrugs

Obama_public

Obama rejects public finance. Obama signed his name on a piece of paper. He signed his name — and it’s worthless.

It was only, what?, five minutes ago that Obama was excoriating McCain for opting out of the public funding for elections? He practically made it a platform of his candidacy. Rockman writes:

Obama, the pride of bigots, cowards, anti-semites and anti-Americans worldwide, plus radical environmentalists now has a bigger fish to fry.

The guy has LIED (what else is new???) through his teeth to the late Tim Russert and others. He is clearly on record advocating accepting public funding for elections. Tim Russert, in clearly one of his last shows, asked him pointedly about that, and he still insisted he was for public funding.

Well, guess what folks?

Yesterday our he’ said he would seek out private funding. In other words, he told you average American citizens blinded by this charismatic nothing to take a hike. The funding from the Nazi Collaborator Soros and the rich elitists in Hollyweird and the Ivy Tower campuses is much more appealing to him. After all, he is of the same mindset as his other little Islamofascist appeasing friend, Miss Marie Antoinette Pelosi who essentially told the American driver – “let them fill their gas tanks with water” the other day.

Obama – and the Democrats – the party that fights for the RICH, the Elitists, the ILLEGAL Alien, and the Islamofascist – NOT for America.

Again, please pass on to any Lefty friends or acquaintances you have. Most are brain dead, but for the few who aren’t, have them listen to that last Russert interview with Obama. Remember too, that in Obama’s world: “Words Don’t Matter”.

OT but related: The man with no ethics and no spine is now trotting out the white side of his family – the side he wrote of with such contempt and disdain (not to mention poor disabused Grandma). Wearing the flag pin he used to refuse to wear:

And as if on cue, Obama’s newest TV ad — the first one aimed at the general election — is titled “Country I Love” and plays up his biography. “America is a country of strong families and strong values. My life’s been blessed by both,” Obama says, flag pin on his lapel, before a montage of photos showing a young Barack with his white relatives. “If I have the honor of taking the oath of office as president, it will be with a deep and abiding faith in the country I love.” If he does have that honor, it may also be because his campaign winds up winning the online propaganda war. (He will also take the oath on a Bible.) (more here)

He has already spent more money on TV ads in most states than any presidential candidate in history and employs about 1,000 paid staffers — and a legion of unpaid volunteers — working around the clock to spread the word about him.

Obamanation has hired a consortium of the top marketing people in the world – while McCain is doing a Harry Truman stumping America tour (where is he today? – touring flood zones in Iowa). Obama has created a war room to fight the schmears but won’t go to Iraq.

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Where is all this money coming from. Does this include the “legal” Arab and Islamic contributions that Libyan leader Qaddafi was talking about here? Or perhaps the contributions from the Gazans?

UPDATE Tman queries “Have you noticed the inordinate amount of banner ads for Obama on the web? I do a lot of online research and would have to estimate Obama ads outnumber McCain ads by at least 15-1″.

And that ain’t chump ccccccccccccccccccchange.

UPDATE: Van found this piece over at Powerline and writes, “An excellent (IMO) review of O’s rejection of public funds with background history. The pull quote, below, really worries me. I don’t think Mc’s team has any idea of what they are up against.

I worry for America. Disaster in the making. The Titanic comes to mind!”

A messiah flush with cash

Drawing on a vast array of voluntary contributors, Obama stands to raise several hundred million dollars and outspend John McCain by a margin of three or four or five to one. In doing so he is exploiting advantages he holds over McCain in organization and enthusiasm.

Read it all

UPDATE: Obama’s Code RedObama’s Bundler, Osama’s Enabler

SHOULD A MAJOR PARTY CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT, WHO HAS PLEDGED HIS SUPPORT FOR OUR TROOPS, REJECT THE MONEY AND SUPPORT of an anti-American extremist who thinks Osama bin Laden had a “valid” argument on 9/11 and says she is currently acting “to undermine the war effort”? Barack Obama should be forced to make that decision about the ample funds he has received from Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans.

Obama started flip flopping early in his short Senate career. Who would have thought?

Not sure where to give credit for this find..I have had it saved and obviously forgot to credit it. My apologies. If I come across it again, I will come back and credit the find.

(CBS) The following is Sen. John McCain’s letter to to Sen. Barack Obama regarding ongoing Congressional efforts towards bipartisan lobbying reform: Thought it interesting…

February 6, 2006

The Honorable Barack Obama
United States Senate
SH-713
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Obama:

I would like to apologize to you for assuming that your private assurances to me regarding your desire to cooperate in our efforts to negotiate bipartisan lobbying reform legislation were sincere. When you approached me and insisted that despite your leadership’s preference to use the issue to gain a political advantage in the 2006 elections, you were personally committed to achieving a result that would reflect credit on the entire Senate and offer the country a better example of political leadership, I concluded your professed concern for the institution and the public interest was genuine and admirable. Thank you for disabusing me of such notions with your letter to me dated February 2, 2006, which explained your decision to withdraw from our bipartisan discussions. I’m embarrassed to admit that after all these years in politics I failed to interpret your previous assurances as typical rhetorical gloss routinely used in politics to make self-interested partisan posturing appear more noble. Again, sorry for the confusion, but please be assured I won’t make the same mistake again.

As you know, the Majority Leader has asked Chairman Collins to hold hearings and mark up a bill for floor consideration in early March. I fully support such timely action and I am confident that, together with Senator Lieberman, the Committee on Governmental Affairs will report out a meaningful, bipartisan bill.

You commented in your letter about my “interest in creating a task force to further study” this issue, as if to suggest I support delaying the consideration of much-needed reforms rather than allowing the committees of jurisdiction to hold hearings on the matter. Nothing could be further from the truth. The timely findings of a bipartisan working group could be very helpful to the committee in formulating legislation that will be reported to the full Senate. Since you are new to the Senate, you may not be aware of the fact that I have always supported fully the regular committee and legislative process in the Senate, and routinely urge Committee Chairmen to hold hearings on important issues. In fact, I urged Senator Collins to schedule a hearing upon the Senate’s return in January.

Furthermore, I have consistently maintained that any lobbying reform proposal be bipartisan. The bill Senators Joe Lieberman and Bill Nelson and I have introduced is evidence of that commitment as is my insistence that members of both parties be included in meetings to develop the legislation that will ultimately be considered on the Senate floor. As I explained in a recent letter to Senator Reid, and have publicly said many times, the American people do not see this as just a Republican problem or just a Democratic problem. They see it as yet another run-of-the-mill Washington scandal, and they expect it will generate just another round of partisan gamesmanship and posturing. Senator Lieberman and I, and many other members of this body, hope to exceed the public’s low expectations. We view this as an opportunity to bring transparency and accountability to the Congress, and, most importantly, to show the public that both parties will work together to address our failings.

As I noted, I initially believed you shared that goal. But I understand how important the opportunity to lead your party’s effort to exploit this issue must seem to a freshman Senator, and I hold no hard feelings over your earlier disingenuousness. Again, I have been around long enough to appreciate that in politics the public interest isn’t always a priority for every one of us. Good luck to you, Senator.

Sincerely,

John McCain
United States Senate

Military Death & Media Bias For Years/Cost of Illegal Aliens

 

Death & Media Bias

MILITARY DEATHS FOR TWENTY YEARS—Left-Wing Media Lies Forever

I know, I know..it is up according to reports to over 4000 now..I would like the stats since 06 to verify what they are saying since I have found the below stats very interesting if indeed very sobering. 

These are some rather eye-opening facts: Since the start of the war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan, the sacrifice has been enormous. In the time period from the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 through these stats, we have lost over 3000 military personnel to enemy action and accidents. As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the following statistics:  The annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2006:
>>1980 ………. 2,392
>>1981 ………  2,380
>>1984 ………. 1,999
>>1988 ………. 1,819
>>1989 ………. 1,636
>>1990 ………  1,508
>>1991 ………. 1,787
>>1992 ………. 1,293———————————————–
>>1993 ………. 1,213
>>1994 ………. 1,075
>>1995 ………..2,465
>>1996  ……… 2,318        Clinton years @13,417 deaths
>>1997 ……….    817
>>1998 ………  2,252
>>1999 ………. 1,984 ———————————————–
>>2000 ………. 1,983
>>2001 ……….    890
>>2002 ………. 1,007        7 BUSH years @ 9,016 deaths
>>2003 ………. 1,410
>>2004 ………. 1,887
>>2005 ………     919
>>2006……….     920 ———————————————–
If you are confused when you look at these figures…so was I.
Do these figures mean that the loss from the two latest conflicts in the Middle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during Mr. Clinton’s  presidency; when America wasn’t even involved in a war? And, I was even more confused; when I read that in 1980, during the reign of President (Nobel Peace Prize) Jimmy Carter, there were 2,392 US military fatalities!
These figures indicate that many of our Media & Politicians will pick and choose.  They present only those “facts” which support their agenda-driven reporting. Why do so many of them march in lock-step to twist the truth. Where do so many of them get their marching-orders for their agenda?
Our Mainstream Print and TV media, and many Politicians like to slant; that these brave men and women, who are losing their lives in Iraq, are mostly minorities!  Wrong AGAIN— just one more media lie! The latest census, of Americans, shows the following distribution of American citizens, by Race:
>>European descent (White) ……. 69.12%
>>Hispanic ………………………….. 12.5%
>>Black………………………………. 12.3%
>>Asian ……………………………….. 3.7%
>>Native American ………………… . 1.0%
>>Other ………………………………..  2.6%
 
Now… here are the fatalities by Race; over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom:
>>European descent (white) ….. 74.31%
>>Hispanic ……………………….. 10.74%
>>Black …………………………….. 9.67%
>>Asian …………………………… . 1.81%
>>Native American ……………….. 1.09%
>>Other ………………………………  . 33%
The link below has changed since first posted..do not know why…letting it stand..for the record, I know nothing about an email. The figures on the Congressional Research do not match up.. Still interesting stats.
You do the Math! These figures don’t lie…  then again, maybe they do, but Media-liars figure…and they sway public opinion!  (These statistics are published by Congressional Research Service, and they may be confirmed by anyone at: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf ) recommend you check these in light of above..

Now ask yourself these two questions:
“Why does the mainstream Print and TV Media never print statistics like these?” and “Why do the mainstream media hate the web as much as they do?

What costs MORE than the Iraq war? How about THESE?

1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens each year. http://tinyurl.com/zob77

2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens. http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html

3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal aliens.   http://www.cis.org/articles/2004/fiscalexec.html

4 $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English! http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.0.html

5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt.01.html

8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare and Social Services by the American taxpayers. http://premium.cnn.com/TRANSCIPTS/0610/29/ldt.01.html

 9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal aliens. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/01/ldt01.html

10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that’s two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular, their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in the US . http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html

11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern border. Homeland Security Report. http://tinyurl.com/t9sht

12. The National Policy Institute, “estimated that the total cost of mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period.” http://www.nationalpolicyinstitute.org/pdf/deportation.pdf

13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back to their countries of origin. http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm

14. “The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States “. http://www.drdsk.com/articleshtml

Snopes is provided for doubters:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/immigration/bankofamerica.asp