Sarah Palin and Autism

October 16, 2008 · Filed Under News, Sarah Palin ·  

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I’ve seen quite a few posts in the blogosphere and news sources this evening where people seem delighted that John McCain, by their understanding, made a flub when referring to Sarah Palin and autism.

“And I just said to you earlier, town hall meeting after town hall meeting, parents come with kids, children — precious children who have autism. Sarah Palin knows about that better than most.”

The assumption by some was that McCain meant to refer to Down syndrome in the context of Governor Palin’s son Trig.

But McCain was alluding to Palin’s nephew, who has autism, as mentioned in the Los Angeles Times on September 8, 2008.

In the days since McCain chose Palin, the governor of Alaska, as his vice presidential nominee on Aug. 29, his campaign has shown off her 5-month-old son, Trig, who was born with Down syndrome. The campaign has also let it be known that Palin has a nephew with autism.

With regards to John McCain and his efforts in combating autism, he elaborates his position on and mentions how he co-sponsored the Combating Autism Act of 2006 and worked to ensure its enactment.

Joe the Plumber on Barack Obama

October 16, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Fiscal ·  

Joe Wurzelbacher aka Joe the Plumber recaps his chat with Barack Obama on how the Obama Tax Plan will impact him as a small business owner.

When interviewed on Your World with Neil Cavuto, Joe the Plumber was asked whether Obama won him over.

Joe the Plumber: “No, not at all. The answer actually scared me even more. He said he wants to distribute wealth, and I’m not trying to make statements here, but that’s kind of a Socialist viewpoint.”


Mark Ambinder of The Atlantic points out that Joe the Plumber is still uncommitted. However, since Joe the Plumber stated that Barack Obama’s tax plan “infuriates me,” I’d imagine he is leaning in one direction.

Obama Had No Opinion on Mortgage Reform

October 15, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Fiscal, John McCain ·  

Barack Obama and John McCain are very different when it comes to the issue of mortgage reform.

While Obama has repeatedly assigned blame for the financial crisis on “Republican deregulation,” which is patently wrong, McCain has been able to point back to his demand to take action on the issue.

The Wall Street Journal explains the flaws in Obama’s theory today…

In each of the first two presidential debates, Barack Obama claimed that “Republican deregulation” is responsible for the financial crisis. Most viewers probably accepted this idea, especially because Republicans generally do favor deregulation.

But one essential fact was missing from the senator’s narrative: While there has been significant deregulation in the U.S. economy during the last 30 years, none of it has occurred in the financial sector. Indeed, the only significant legislation with any effect on financial risk-taking was the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991, adopted during the first Bush administration in the wake of the collapse of the savings and loans (S&Ls). FDICIA, however, substantially tightened commercial bank and S&L regulations, including prompt corrective action when a bank’s capital declines below adequate levels and severe personal fines if management violates laws or regulations.

Perhaps Obama is thinking about a bill that emerged from the Senate Banking Committee in the Summer of 2005 that would have considerably tightened regulations on Fannie and Freddie.

Oh wait… in that case, all the Republicans voted for the bill in committee, and all the Democrats voted against it.

This is around the time Obama maintains that he wrote a letter to the Treasury Secretary, which indicates that he was aware that subprime loans were dangerous and had to be dealt with.

Assuming he was telling the truth about this, why didn’t Obama step up and vote for the bill?

Well actually, it wasn’t so much that he didn’t step up, because he didn’t do anything. He voted “present”, as he has frequently done.

Unfortunately for Obama, the President doesn’t have the option to say “Present” when legislation comes to him desk.

Job Creators Prefer McCain 4-to-1 Over Obama

October 15, 2008 · Filed Under Economy ·  

Chief Executive magazine conducted a poll of CEOs to determine which Presidential candidate was favored by the folks who create jobs.

Chief Executive magazine’s most recent polling of 751 CEOs shows that GOP presidential candidate John McCain is the preferred choice for CEOs. According to the poll, which is featured on the cover of Chief Executive’s most recent issue, by a four-to-one margin, CEOs support Senator John McCain over Senator Barack Obama. Moreover, 74 percent of the executives say they fear that an Obama presidency would be disastrous for the country.

CEOs are fearful of a Barack Obama presidency

Across the main policy areas, CEOs gave Obama a grade of C-, while McCain got a grade of B-.

Read the full article at Chief Executive magazine.

U.S. Citizenship of Barack Obama Under Question

October 15, 2008 · Filed Under News ·  

There was speculation back in July 2008 that Barack Obama was not born in the United States when his campaign refused to produce his original birth certificate.

Barack Obama claimed to have the original birth certificate in his possession in his memoir, “Dreams from My Father.”

In the paperback edition that I have, the following appears on p. 26 in the second to last paragraph in chapter 1:

I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school.

Well, speculation has been renewed about the citizenship of Obama since lifetime Democrat and Pennsylvania attorney Philip J. Berg filed a lawsuit to force Obama to produce a certified copy of his original birth certificate to prove that he can run for the office of President of the United States.

Berg is being fought by the DNC, who filed a motion on September 24, 2008 to dismiss the Berg action.

This could all be cleared up by producing that original birth certificate. So, where is it?

More information and an interview with Philip J. Berg at

And by the way, where is the mainstream media on this one?

The Myth of Barack Obama Giving Tax Cuts to 95%

October 14, 2008 · Filed Under Economy ·  

Last week I wrote about one of the main points of the Barack Obama campaign is that he has promised a tax cut for 95 percent of Americans.

And that 30% of people in the country pay no federal income taxes. So, their “tax cut” is actually a welfare check.

These truths were reinforced today by the Wall Street Journal.

One of Barack Obama’s most potent campaign claims is that he’ll cut taxes for no less than 95% of “working families.” He’s even promising to cut taxes enough that the government’s tax share of GDP will be no more than 18.2% — which is lower than it is today.

It’s a clever pitch, because it lets him pose as a middle-class tax cutter while disguising that he’s also proposing one of the largest tax increases ever on the other 5%. But how does he conjure this miracle, especially since more than a third of all Americans already pay no income taxes at all? There are several sleights of hand, but the most creative is to redefine the meaning of “tax cut.”

For the Obama Democrats, a tax cut is no longer letting you keep more of what you earn. In their lexicon, a tax cut includes tens of billions of dollars in government handouts that are disguised by the phrase “tax credit.”

Read the full story at the Wall Street Journal.

Barack Obama and ACORN Voter Fraud

October 14, 2008 · Filed Under ACORN, News ·  

There are currently 14 states investigating ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) for voter fraud, and Barack Obama is moving swiftly to distance himself from his old comrades.

But Obama has extensive ties to the militant liberal group, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Which brings us to Mr. Obama, who got his start as a Chicago “community organizer” at Acorn’s side. In 1992 he led voter registration efforts as the director of Project Vote, which included Acorn. This past November, he lauded Acorn’s leaders for being “smack dab in the middle” of that effort. Mr. Obama also served as a lawyer for Acorn in 1995, in a case against Illinois to increase access to the polls.

During his tenure on the board of Chicago’s Woods Fund, that body funneled more than $200,000 to Acorn. More recently, the Obama campaign paid $832,000 to an Acorn affiliate. The campaign initially told the Federal Election Commission this money was for “staging, sound, lighting.” It later admitted the cash was to get out the vote.

The Obama campaign is now distancing itself from Acorn, claiming Mr. Obama never organized with it and has nothing to do with illegal voter registration. Yet it’s disingenuous to channel cash into an operation with a history of fraud and then claim you’re shocked to discover reports of fraud. As with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers, Mr. Obama was happy to associate with Acorn when it suited his purposes. But now that he’s on the brink of the Presidency, he wants to disavow his ties.

The ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it?

Yes We Can… Recover the Economy

October 13, 2008 · Filed Under Economy ·  

It was a good day today on Wall Street. After a miserable week, the Dow Jones industrials kicked off the new week by soaring 938 points after government plans to support the global banking system.

The Dow broke its previous record for a one-day point gain, which was 499 from back in the days of the dot-com boom in 2000.

And all of the major indexes are up more than 11 percent, according to Yahoo! Finance.

Dow Jones Industrials for October 13, 2008

Now, we’re not out of the woods, for sure. After all, government caused this mess in the first place.

But good news is good news.

Obama Supports a Glass Ceiling on the American Dream

October 13, 2008 · Filed Under Economy ·  

Yesterday in Ohio, a plumber approached Barack Obama and asked, “Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it”?

Obama responded…

“It’s not that I want to punish your success. I just want to make sure that everybody that is behind you, that they have a chance for success, too.

I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

So, if I am following this correctly, everybody should have a shot at the American Dream, but once you hit $250,000, that’s it?

At that point, your success is, indeed punished, as you have to “spread the wealth” as Barack Obama stated.

Sounds like a fantastic plan to achieve mediocrity across the board and discourage success.

by luvnews

Inside the Bubble

October 13, 2008 · Filed Under News ·  

Four years ago, many people thought the Presidential election was John Kerry’s to lose.

After all, the Kerry team preached a message of change, and many people were frustrated by an economy that had taken hits from the Clinton Recession and 9/11 attacks, as well as the war in Iraq.

So, it’s vastly interesting to see behind the scenes of the Kerry campaign in the closing days of the election in the new film, “Inside the Bubble.”

Team Kerry was elated by exit polls and prematurely celebrated what they thought was going to be a landslide.

Sound familiar?

Watch “Inside the Bubble” for free at, directed by Huffington Post blogger, Steve Rosenbaum.

Digg “Inside the Bubble”.

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