So that’s how they plan to pay for it!

October 25, 2008

Now I get it. It won’t be enough to jack our taxes through the roof during a recession and take control of our 401Ks to pay for the new Great Society planned by the Democrats, so they have to find other sources of revenue. Now, aside from looking for spare change under the cushions in Congress, how else could they raise the money? I dont know

I know! They can cut defense spending by 25%! Cha-CHING!!! Money Eyes

Barney Frank (aka "Fat Bawney," who brought us the current economic crisis) and the Democrats want to gut defense spending in the midst of two wars, while Islamist terror groups wage jihad against us, rogue nations seek nuclear weapons, a resurgent Russia grows aggressive, and China builds a navy to challenge us in the Western Pacific. Oh yeah, and Fat Frank wants to do this even after his party’s vice-presidential candidate said we’d face a major international crisis within six months of The One’s ascension Obama’s inauguration.

Genius. Sheer genius. Idea

I say we reward such brilliance and wisdom by giving them a supermajority in the Congress and control of the White House!

Why are you laughing?

Seriously, there’s an old Latin epigram from Vegetius that runs Si vis pacem, para bellum — "If you want peace, prepare for war." The opposite is also true: If you want war, beg for peace. The Frank Plan would bring about Biden’s crisis by weakening our military. I guarantee it.

Voters should keep that in mind on Election Day.

LINKS: Campaign Standard, Sister Toldjah, Jennifer Rubin.

 


This just stinks

October 25, 2008

Right after Joe "the Plumber" Wurzelbacher became a national figure in the last presidential debate, some unknown jerks in Ohio used government computers to access his private records:

"State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber."

Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama.

The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an example of an American who would be harmed by Obama’s tax proposals.

Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher’s driver’s license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.

Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.

It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why. Direct access to driver’s license and vehicle registration information from BMV computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business.

My guess is that this was done by some schmucks who thought they were fighting for "The One," and not something authorized by the Ohio Obama campaign. (At least, I hope not.) Regardless, this is a terrible invasion of Wurzelbacher’s privacy and a direct assault on political liberty. Think not? Ask yourself how many people would be willing to hold their leaders accountable, if they thought that asking a direct question would lead to their confidential data being mined for dirt?

This isn’t the first time something like this has happened, either. In 2005, staffers of Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) accessed the private Social Security information of Maryland Lt. Governor and Senate candidate Michael Steele. The staffers were fired and Schumer claimed to be "shocked and disappointed," but we all know he had fingers crossed behind his back.

This kind of hypocritical "ends justify the means" elitism seems to be common among Democratic operatives, doesn’t it? Waiting

(via The Jawa Report and Ace)

LINKS: Ed Morrissey.

 


Something in the air?

October 25, 2008

AJ Strata reports on Sudden Election Excitement Syndrome in northern Virginia and signs of hope for McCain:

Something big is happening in Northern Virginia. I have been out of the country for a week and I came back home to the place I was born, raised and where I raised my family to find I did not recognize it. The area has become obsessed with the presidential election! There are signs everywhere and it looks to be a dead heat between McCain and Obama.

Why is this abnormal? We live inside the DC Political Industrial Complex. Politics is as normal as Starbucks and McDonalds around here. People rarely get that jazzed up to the point of strewing signs across every yard. Many folks also work in the federal government and tend to keep their views pretty much low key.

So when I came back and saw the battle of the lawn sign raging like I have never seen in my adult life I was stunned.

AJ sees other signs that things may be better for McCain in Virginia than common wisdom would say, and worse for The One. Things like hundreds more volunteers showing up at Republican "get out the vote" efforts than ever before, while thousands leave an Obama speech halfway through. He thinks the polls may be way off, and presents evidence from early voting that should worry acolytes of the Prophet Barack.

Are they? Virginia is a key state that Republicans have held for the last several elections, but the demographic trends in the northern part of the state have been increasingly Democratic. Losing it would be a severe blow to McCain’s chances.

But maybe we have reasons for Hope? Happy

(Via Fausta)

 

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