For you, Jews, it is over!

October 14, 2008

Just ask Jesse Jackson:

PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.

He promised "fundamental changes" in US foreign policy – saying America must "heal wounds" it has caused to other nations, revive its alliances and apologize for the "arrogance of the Bush administration."

The most important change would occur in the Middle East, where "decades of putting Israel’s interests first" would end.

Jackson believes that, although "Zionists who have controlled American policy for decades" remain strong, they’ll lose a great deal of their clout when Barack Obama enters the White House.

(Emphasis added)

Now, some will say that Jackson, who has been hostile to Obama in the past, doesn’t speak for Obama or the Obama campaign. Jackson himself said that. In fact, that’s what the Obama campaign says.

But.

Obama was on the board of the Woods Fund, which granted a lot of money to anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian groups. In spite of the Obama camp’s protests, perhaps friends of Israel have reason to worry. Nailbiting

(hat tip: LGF)

LINKS: Sister Toldjah; Power Line; Jennifer Rubin; Ace.

 


And if you didn’t already have a headache

October 14, 2008

Consider this nightmare scenario from Rick Moran:

Imagine: It is the very early morning of November 5, 2008. Despite all the predictions and polls, John McCain and Barack Obama are locked in an extremely close race for President of the United States. McCain made a furious comeback over the previous 3 weeks following the last debate where Obama fumbled several answers while looking tired.

McCain's momentum propelled him back into the race and in a furious last minute charge that involved spending more than $25 million in combined campaign and Republican National Committee ad money that last weekend surged to within just a few points of Obama by Election Day.

Now, at 6:00 AM the following day, the race hangs on the results in just one state; Ohio.
McCain leads by nearly 50,000 votes but suddenly, Ohio's Democratic Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner announces that several thousand McCain absentee ballots have been disqualified while additional thousands of votes in Cuyahoga County were "discovered" to have not been counted. After several more hours of confusion — which included the discovery of more uncounted votes in heavily Democratic counties by the Secretary of State — McCain's lead is gone and Obama is declared the winner of Ohio and the election.

Of course, this scenario is not credible, is it? No Secretary of State would act so brazenly, right?

Meet Jennifer Brunner, Ohio's real life Secretary of State, whose actions in the lead up to this election have been so shamefully partisan — violating both federal and state law in the process — that it is doubtful any result on Election Day from Ohio is going to be accepted as credible.

Read the whole thing. Whether you support Obama or McCain, the integrity and credibility of an election is crucial to the democratic process. Without it, people's trust in the entire system crumbles. The Obama campaign may not be corrupt, itself, but it sure as heck seems tolerant of it.

For more on Obama and ACORN, click here. For more on Ohio and "Boss" Brunner, go here.

(hat tip: Fausta)


For once he’s being honest

October 14, 2008

The Obama campaign has tried to deny that their tax plan is really a disguise for massive wealth redistribution, with the IRS taking phenomenal amounts from those who do pay taxes and giving it as welfare tax credits to those who don't. This includes taking more money from the owners of small businesses, which kills job growth because they have to give the money to the government rather than reinvest it in growing their businesses.

I thought we got rid of that stupid idea at the end of the 1970s. At wits end

Oh, you don't think President Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress wouldn't do something that dumb? Well, listen to the words of The One himself:

 

I hope he doesn't have to call this plumber at 3AM to fix a leak…

I can't think of enough bad things to say about this plan … but I'll try. First, it brings back welfare-dependency by discouraging people from working harder, because they'll effectively be taxed higher for all the extra money they make over $40,000. Don't believe me? Take a look at this analysis from the Wall St. Journal. Why work harder and be taxed when you can get "free money" from the government? Oh, and the expenditures estimated under this plan come to over one trillion dollars. That's $1,000,000,000,000. Just how high is the Harbinger of Hope and Change going to have to set those tax rates to meet this obligation?

Obama's plan is a big honking lie because he is calling welfare payments "refunds" on tax credits: in other words, even if you pay nothing into the system, you still get the amount of the credit in the form of a check from the IRS. That isn't a tax policy: it's a scheme for a massive redistribution of wealth from the most productive members of society to the least in order to equalize results. It will inevitably lead to a massive expansion of federal power as the government ensures it has enough money to fill all those mailboxes waiting for a check.

And don't think those having their pockets picked will sit quietly. If this scheme goes through, you'll see capital flight from the US so fast it will make Speedy Gonzalez look like Slowpoke Rodriguez.

Bear this in mind on election day: not only will "President" Obama let the Bush tax cuts expire, creating in effect the largest tax increase in US history, but he will need to increase taxes further to meet the needs of this redistribution scheme. And massive tax increases are the last thing the nation needs when trying to recover from what's expected to be a severe recession by stifling business expansion and job growth. Hoover and FDR made that mistake, and thus the Crash of 1929 turned into the Great Depression.

Let's face it: Obama is not a typical American liberal, but a European-style Social Democrat who believes government knows best how to organize society, to determine winners and losers, rather than the free market. The empirical evidence of over 100 years says this is wrong, dead wrong, yet we stand on the verge of giving the keys to the vault to someone whose plans to reengineer society dwarf the New Deal and the Great Society.

Barack Obama is the furthest-Left candidate of a major party since Henry Wallace or Eugene Debs, but, unlike them, he may actually win. As his tax/welfare plan alone makes clear, that could well be a train wreck for the US economy.

(hat tip: Ed Morrissey)

LINKS: Ed, again; Fausta; Sister Toldjah; Power Line.


Your complete guide to ACORN voter-registration fraud (so far)

October 14, 2008

Jim Hoft has the run-down at Pajamas Media. (via Fausta, who graciously credits me, though I found the article through her. Blushing )

If that isn’t enough to give you a headache, maybe this is: Anatomy of a Scandal. Doh

 


Perfect score

October 14, 2008

Of the first 2,100 voter registration forms submitted by ACORN in Lake County, Indiana … every single one was fake.

(hat tip: Ace. Click above to see the video.)

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