Quote of the day

October 15, 2008

The ever-incisive Thomas Sowell, on Barack Obama and "negative advertising:"

Yet those in the media who deplore "negative advertising" regard it as unseemly to dig up ugly facts instead of sticking to the beautiful rhetoric of an election year. The oft-repeated mantra is that we should trick to the "real issues."

What are called "the real issues" are election-year talking points, while the actual track record of the candidates is treated as a distraction– and somehow an unworthy distraction.

Does anyone in real life put more faith in what people say than in what they do? A few gullible people do– and they often get deceived and defrauded big time.

(hat tip: reader MadAlfred)

Link fiesta

October 15, 2008

I’ll be in meetings most of the day, so here are some links to keep you busy. The first two are the must-reads of the day:

Robert George writes an exceptionally thoughtful essay on Barack Obama’s abortion extremism. Whatever your opinions on the issue of abortion, this is well worth reading.

At Baseball Crank, BC continues his series on the integrity gap, this time focusing on Senator Obama. Part one, examining Sarah Palin, is here. Elections are about policy and character, and I think this series is essential to making an informed decision.


Other items of interest

In Great Britain, the state-run National Health Service does such a bang-up job that it sends its staff to private physical therapists, allowing them to get better and faster care than the average John or Jane Bull who’s stuck with government-rationed healthcare. And Obama thinks this is a good idea? (via Ed Morrissey)

The FBI finally admits the murder of Amina and Sarah Said by their father may have been an honor-killing. What took them so long?


Murdered by their father for "honor."

Jonah Goldberg wonders if Obama isn’t getting off easy in this campaign. That’s a rhetorical question, folks. (via Ed Morrissey)

Ace links to a great post on the origins of the sub-prime crisis. Be sure to read Ace’s post, too.

In the Wall Street Journal, how Obama voted "present" on reforming Fannie and Freddie. True leadership. Just the kind of guy I want in charge in a crisis.

ACORN’s at it again: thousands of fraudulent registrations in Philadelphia. Gee, another battleground state. Jerks.

When even the Los Angeles Times calls out CNN for smearing Sarah Palin, you know it’s bad. Wow. Click here to see the segment in question.

Finally –and FINALLY!— the McCain camp starts hitting Obama for all the money he’s directed to "people in his neighborhood" and tying him to left-liberals in control of Congress and their need to raise taxes tremendously to pay for all their pork and "social programs." Too little, too late? Here’s the ad:


Oops, time to dash!  Peace Sign

Are you ready for some … McCain-Palin tradition?

October 15, 2008

Well, it’s not quite the intro to Monday Night Football, but Hank Williams Jr. can sing about politics, too:


(via Fausta)