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The Color of Obama’s Politics
by Paul R. Hollrah
In the wake of her narrow victory in the Indiana primary and Barack Obama’s decisive victory in North Carolina, Hillary Clinton attempted to make a strong case for her continued candidacy by playing the race card against Obama, claiming to have a “much broader base” on which to build a winning coalition. Citing an Associated Press article, she inched a bit further out onto the limb of racial politics and class warfare, saying that, “Senator Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans,” was on the decline, and that “whites in both states who had not completed college” were supporting her.

Biting the Bullet: It’s Either McCain or Obama
by Rene Guerra
Never, ever, in her 232 years of illustrious existence, has America been at such a dire juncture where her enemies and rivals--domestic and foreign--are so determinedly poised and so advantageously positioned to undoing her... And, as if all of the above weren’t enough, what accurately can be called “the Backstab America Mob” keeps relentlessly wrecking America from within.

Operation Chaos" Fueled by Realities of Liberalism
by Christopher G. Adamo
Chris Matthews, host of the MSNBC program "Hardball," (a venue which rivals "Air America in popularity) was on his high horse last week castigating conservatives who followed Rush Limbaugh's directive to cross party lines and vote for Hillary Clinton in the Indiana and North Carolina primaries.

The Train Wreck Called Obama - The Great Uniter?
by JB Williams
How did a freshman nobody senator from Chicago, with little more on his résumé than a 20 year membership in an anti-American church of racism, derail the Clinton juggernaut to become the undeniable front-runner for the Democrat Party Presidential nomination?Who is funding Obama? - Who is voting for him and why? – What does he really believe in? - And why do Hillary Clinton supporters swear they will never support him in a general election? Is Obama an unstoppable locomotive or a train wreck barely clinging to its track?

Another look at "carbon credits"
by Vincent Gioia
All candidates for the presidency this year have many policies in common but the acceptance of and reaction to false claims of man-made global warming carries the most far reaching implication for changing the lifestyle of Americans – for the worse. The latest sham agreed upon by Clinton, Obama and McCain concerns the use of something called "carbon credits" as a device to "offset" acceptable greenhouse emissions despite their conviction that all such emissions are deadly to the future of planet earth.

The True American Maverick
by JB Williams
When American voters think of the term “maverick,” they often think of Senator John McCain because McCain has spent decades associating himself with that term. To some degree, McCain is right to call himself a “maverick,” having independently departed the company of both his party and his constituents on many issues over the years. The fact is, not so long ago every Republican was a “maverick,”...

The Sad State of American Politics
by Paul R. Hollrah
There was a time when Democrats were seen primarily as populists, declaring their allegiance to the “common man” and to the “general welfare,” but those days are long past. Now, in the early days of the 21st century, the Democratic Party has become little more than a noisy propaganda machine, open and available to any and all special interests that come to the table with enough cash and/or “reliable” votes to make it worth their while.

Purchasing Democratic Socialism
by JB Williams
American liberals are getting increasingly frustrated with the use of the term “democratic socialism.” But I’m getting increasingly fed up with the improper use of the term “liberal.” John McCain is a liberal. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, like all modern Democrats, are something quite different. For the record, the term “liberal” originally referred to people like Thomas Jefferson, indicating their undying reverence for “individual liberty” and “personal freedom” above all other notions and their opposition to government power.

May God bless -- Not Damn – America
by Marie Jon'
God bless America. We live in a country steeped in a rich history. This country is the most scenically beautiful place by far. As a people we are the most giving and caring of others. It is amazing, with all the diversity of nationalities, races and religious beliefs, how we've all come together through the history of our nation for its betterment. We are one nation under God with liberty and justice for all. America keeps moving forward for the greater good.

Economic Equality - The Cancer that Killed Freedom
by JB Williams
For more than 200 years, America reigned as the worlds most productive, prosperous, powerful and generous nation on earth. Like all nations, America is nothing more or less than the sum of its people and their belief system. In the case of America, they were once a people who had risked all to gain national independence and sovereignty, individual liberty and personal freedom for every man, woman and child. Generation after generation volunteered the blood of its best citizens to protect individual rights from all who would attack them in the name of some greater common good. The brave who demanded to be free, understood that there is no good on earth greater than that of individual freedom and thousands of good men have died preserving those freedoms for others.

“Press one to continue in English”
by Vincent Gioia
America is a “Melting Pot” (if it still is) because until now English has been the de facto national language. Efforts to make English the official national language have failed in congress due to federal legislators acting on the misguided notion that to make English our official national language would be offensive to some. This is the natural extension of the worst form of political correctness. Although God considered it desirable to scramble the language of all peoples by destroying the “Tower of Babel” to avoid complacency, there is no similar justification for extending the practice to this country.

Government of the People or By the Faction?
by Frank Salvato
Now comes news that George McGovern has called for Hillary Clinton to withdraw from the Democrat’s primary race. Pardon me for my raised eyebrow but how much of a fool would someone have to be to take campaign advice from the man who got slaughtered by Richard Nixon? Losing an election by a landslide really shouldn’t qualify someone to dispense political advice unless it’s how to deliver a concession speech without looking bitter. The facts, as they present, make it abundantly clear to anyone not blinded by political emotionalism, anyone not hoodwinked by the bumper-sticker gotcha games of this election cycle, that the Democrat’s primary race is simply too close to call.

The Art of Buying Politicians
The Facts about Institutional Campaign Funding
by JB Williams
The 2008 Presidential election promises to make history no matter who wins. It will cost more than $1 Billion dollars to fill a $400,000 a year job and not one of the three remaining candidates is qualified for that job. Now that’s a history making event worthy of comment! Every dollar is spent in an effort to buy a politician and every politician is for sale. There are only four types of political contributions.
The individual attempt to buy gifts from the public trough via Democratic Socialism
The individual effort to buy freedom and liberty and reverse Democratic Socialism
The institutional effort to buy commercial advantage in an increasingly over-regulated economy
The international effort to buy access to American assets for global use.

Ding Dong, The Witch Is Dead
by Joan Swirsky
In “The Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland), Glinda the Good Witch, and all the Munchkins exult in song as they celebrate the death of the Wicked Witch of the East. “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead" they sing, as Glinda pronounces that “a miracle occurred." She credits Dorothy with dropping a house on the bad witch, but Dorothy insists it was really “the wind” (the cyclone) that brought about the miracle. Could any recounting of this episode from the 1939 movie be a more powerful metaphor for the demise of Hillary’s presidential aspirations – from the Wicked Witch of the East (New York) to “the wind” that obliterated the her (Obama’s windy rhetoric of “hope” and “change”) to official doubt of the bad witch’s death (the media’s dread of counting out Hillary because of their longtime experience with Clinton wrath and revenge).

Islamic propaganda infiltrates our schools
by Vincent Gioia
It is no wonder so many people in our country are unaware of the world-wide threat to civilization posed by Islam and their fanatical followers; the education system has broken down and has been replaced with an Islamic propaganda machine. Almost everyday there are reports of some outlandish happening in the public schools and universities that would not have occurred a couple of generations ago. Can you imagine, for example, history textbooks being used by hundreds of thousands of public school students across the U.S. blatantly promoting Islam? Parents, look into what your children are being taught; Islamic propaganda has infiltrated the curriculum and we will all become Islamic subjects if Muslims get away with this.

Flunking Econ 101
by Paul R. Hollrah
In a November 26, 2005 interview with Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal, Senator John McCain said, in an excess of candor, “I’m going to be honest: I know a lot less about economics than I do about military and foreign policy issues. I still need to be educated.” In the twenty-nine months since he made that candid admission the American people have been reminded of it repeatedly by his political opponents. The most gleeful purveyors of the McCain-doesn’t-know-anything-about-economics mantra have been, of course, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Their scoffing references to McCain’s “economic ignorance” have been such that their listeners might be led to believe that they, themselves, actually know a thing or two about economics.

We have pondered about Barack Obama as president but as events unfold and Hillary seems to be getting the upper hand for the Democrat presidential nomination, we need to reexamine what this "smartest woman in the world" would do to our country. Carl Bernstein had it right when he wrote this about a Hillary Clinton presidency: "What will a Hillary Clinton presidency look like? The answer by now seems obvious: It will look like her presidential campaign, which in turn looks increasingly like the first Clinton presidency..."  There is a reason why so many people have a negative view of the former "First Lady"; for one, she is a shrill-voiced near communist espousing ultra-liberal policies with the character deficiencies well described by Bernstein.

A More Perfect Union Rests on a Balance of Ideas
by Nancy Salvato
By reading the Greek historians Herodotus (484BC-425BC), Thucydides (460BC-395BC), known as the father of scientific history and political realism, Polybius (203BC-120BC), who wrote about political balance, and Plutarch (46AD-120AD) who emphasized the importance of virtue, and philosophers Plato (428BC-348BC), known for his theory of forms and Aristotle (384BC-322BC), who created a system of philosophy, and the Roman philosophers Cicero (106BC-43BC), the famous orator and historians such as Livy (59 BC – AD 17), the framers became well acquainted with the greatest thinkers of Greek and Roman civilizations... A good constitution enables society to have a high degree of liberty, order, and justice. When people expect a perfect union instead of a more perfect union, this is when we’re headed for trouble.

Massive Poverty and Ignorance
by Dick McDonald
What the world needs today are solutions to its biggest problems - massive poverty and ignorance. Those solutions should be crafted by Americans because America (1) is the richest country on Earth (2) suffers less poverty and ignorance than other large nations (3) has the communicative skills and resources to disseminate solutions and their implementation and (4) America has the intelligence and ingenuity to solve these problems. The questions the world faces today are how does it build wealth and at the same time educate and inform billions of people on how to avoid conflict and march into the future with dignity and purpose.

John McCain’s “Reverend Wright Moment”
by Christopher G. Adamo
As the Hillary/Obama melee continues, America is increasingly able to see their politically fatal flaws. Polling of recent weeks has clearly shown that, despite all of the pathetically transparent media hype for Barack Obama, the public would gladly opt instead for a candidate who could be counted on to uphold the values and mores of traditional America. By this reason alone can the sudden surges in John McCain’s polling numbers be explained. Bearing little or no correlation to his campaign activities, they receive a boost with each ensuing clash between Clinton and Obama. Yet it is apparently beyond the Arizona Senator’s comprehension that his current “popularity” has absolutely nothing to do with him.

On the Carbon-Offsets Flatulence
by Rene Guerra

The local Pravda (aka San Jose Mercury News) published an editorial today about the need to regulate the carbon-offset business. Great! The Left invents a lie (global warning and greenhouse gases caused by humans mainly), creates a great sneak-oil business (carbon-offset indulgences) and now the Left in Marxifornia (aka California) wants to start regulating the shameless scam . . . blaming free-entrepreneurship for it (SB 1762 by state Senate “leader” Don Perata, D-Oakland). "Deepen, exacerbate existing contradictions [i.e., problems], and if they don't exist, create them or convincingly claim that they exist, and then deepen, exacerbate them...and, in the resulting chaos, blame our enemies." Vladimir I. Ulianov (alias Lenin)

Fred Thompson Wows 'Em At the NRA Convention
NRO

Going in, Rudy Giuliani was going to have a tall order to get a warm welcome from the NRA. Fred Thompson just made that harder by going up on the stage and giving a just about flawless performance. He repeats the line about Americans sacrificing more blood for other countries' freedom than for any other country; I can't help but wonder if it's a jab at the Washington Post for critiquing it and arguing the Soviet Union might rival that claim. He got a standing ovation at his finish, and then he did a brief Q & A.
Fox News
The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a measure condemning MoveOn.org for a newspaper ad it ran last week attacking Gen. David Petraeus. The move came as President Bush accused Democrats of cowering to the liberal political action group. The measure passed in a 72-25 vote, with none of the Democratic presidential candidates supporting it. Sponsored by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, never one to shy away from forcing Democrats to go on record on politically sticky issues, the amendment to the defense authorization bill did win the backing of 23 Democrats.

Officials Reject Iranian President's Bid To Visit Ground Zero
Officials on Wednesday decided to reject the Iranian president's request to visit ground zero just weeks after the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The decision came in a meeting that included representatives of the NYPD, the Secret Service and the Port Authority, according to police.

Amnesty for illegals back in 2nd attempt
World Net Daily
Amendments to defense funding bill subject of debate in Senate this week. President Bush's comprehensive immigration reform, defeated in June, will make a second appearance this week when the Senate takes up various pro-amnesty amendments submitted to the Department of Defense funding bill, H.R. 1585, which is scheduled for debate. While not "comprehensive" reform, the latest initiative attempts to pass key provisions of the earlier immigration measure piece by piece by attaching amendments to unrelated bills, a process critics characterize as "stealth."