I Voted for Democracy Today

by: BettyJean Kling

All week long, I have been loosing readers in droves- about 47 this week. A few women decided Sarah was no Hillary therefore I was stabbing Hillary in the back to which I replied – It was not I that stabbed Hillary in the back it was the Democrat Party did that!

 

One gal said she was a teacher with a masters degree and based on the nearly illegible letter she quote she demanded a VP be at least smarter than she and claimed Sarah was brainless.

 

I replied that anyone who could not put a sentence together ought not to brag about a masters degree, ought not to be a teacher not only because of her lack of writing skills but because a good teacher would never make a judgment on intelligence without qualified basis.

 

I also reminded her that although I disagree with Sarah on some policy issues, I can’t help admire her strength and tenacity. She is a mother of 5 who worked her way from a council member to the Mayors office to a Governor of a state to the VP Candidate of the United States of America based on her own merits without benefit of the Chicago Mafia or any political machine to prop her up. Not too shabby if you ask me!

 

Several wonderful readers wrote and said something like I am a democrat- I can not become a Republican – take me off your list RIGHT NOW! I wrote back and said something like – please reconsider – “I did not leave my Party – they left me I do not have a Democrat to vote for this year.”

 

We chatted back and forth and most of them did reconsider and decided to stay. A few will not vote republican, but THANK GOD they will also not vote Obama. Several – more than several actually wrote back in a few hours and said,

 

“you have convinced me by saying Don’t think of it as voting for a Republican – think of it as voting for democracy since we do not have a Democrat to vote for this year so  BJ- I am going to vote for Democracy since I can’t vote for a Democrat this year.”

 

Thank you to those folks who turned those words right back on me- I grabbed my purse and headed straight to my voter office, asked for an emergency absentee ballot and I voted for Democracy yesterday – since I did not have a Democrat to vote for!

Original Video entitled I am a Hillary Clinton Supporter and I approve this message.
Courtesy of nobodyinhollywood

This is ‘His Choice’ for a Closing Argument?

Senator Obama’s parting shot in the ad wars is questioning Senator McCain’s judgement to pick Governor Palin as his VP. Apparently, Senator Obama has never heard the saying, ‘people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw bricks’. His VP pick just a week ago stated that an Obama presidency would be tested with an international crisis. His VP pick said that Senator Clinton would have made a better VP selection than himself (and he’s likely correct on both fronts). He said that this election was all about one three letter word J-O-B-S. His VP pick told a handicapped man confined to a wheelchair to “Stand up Chuck.” His VP pick said that the ticket doesn’t support clean coal technology, and that he himself has never supported clean coal technology. His VP pick said recently that people under $150,000 wouldn’t be taxed under the Obama plan when the campaign’s number fluctuates somewhere between $200,000 and $250,000 a year. His VP pick says he frequents a restaurant that hasn’t existed for decades. His VP is a likable fellow who has been consistently wrong about foreign policy, and has spent this entire campaign trying to pull his foot out of his mouth.

So what is the judgment error in Senator McCain picking Governor Palin? Who knows, like myriad of other issues the Obama campaign fails to eloborate. Take a look for yourself. Is this an attack on her gender? Is this an attack on her qualifications? Is this an attack on how she looks, who she is, or what she represents? Or is the Obama campaign just jealous that another candidate has stolen their thunder?

The president of the California chapter of NOW and a DNC platform committee member clearly see it as sexist…

Shelly Mandell, President of Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women: “I am outraged by the new ad put out by Barack Obama. It is sexist and demeaning to women. These tactics started with Hillary Clinton and continue, growing even more disgusting with Gov. Palin. I was a Hillstar for Hillary and an avid supporter. Trashing two women clearly in a sexist manner in one election is an outrage and must be identified and stopped. There must be consequences. Let female Obama supporters take a good look at this and still believe their candidate supports women’s rights and women’s dignity.”

Prameela Bartholomeusz, DNC Platform Committee Member: “I am once again stunned at the personal and sexist attacks by the Obama campaign against Gov. Palin. This latest ad is sexist and offensive. The Gov. of Alaska has been managing and balancing a budget of $10 billion; I think she knows a bit about economics. Sen. Obama never spoke up against sexism during the primary season, and is not speaking out against misogyny during this phase of the election season — he is contributing to it. I have no confidence that Sen. Obama will fight for women’s issues if elected. This sets women back decades.”

Ahhhh, Say it Ain’t So, Joe

 

“We’re not in Kansas anymore” is what they told Dorothy in The Wizard of OZ, but under an Obama regime it will be “we are not in a free America anymore”.

 

What will America will look like under an Obama Presidency, if under his candidacy Joe the plumber is investigated for simply asking a question in his own driveway?

 

Frankly, this candidate is not only secretive; he appears to have a plethora of reasons to lie about the associations he has been hiding all this time.

 

Meanwhile,  anyone who dares to oppose him or any of his ideas will be investigated while he himself he has sealed all access to any history beyond that which he has purposefully crafted to suit the image he wants us to envision.

 

Joe was standing in his own driveway when candidate Obama approached him.  Joe was invited to ask a, it was Obama’s answer that created the problem, but Joe is being investigated and has had his life turned upside down. Why? To teach others never to catch Obama off guard and allow him to tell the truth again! That’s why!

Obama Supporter Ordered Investigation of Joe the Plumber


Ever since “Joe the Plumber” had the nerve to stand on his driveway, and ask the democratic messiah ONE QUESTION, the liberal media has been after him. Even worse, someone was using state and law-enforcement computer systems to try to gather personal information about Joe.

We now know who that someone is, Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and a $2,500 contributor to the Obama campaign, ordered the smear probe on Joe:

 


Obama donor ordered Big Brother probe of Joe the Plumber State agency director authorizes child-support check on senator’s critic

Following the third presidential debate, a state agency director and maximum donor to the Barack Obama presidential campaign immediately authorized a government background check of Joe the Plumber’s child-support records.

Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and a $2,500 contributor to the Obama campaign, permitted state employees to conduct a check on Samuel Joseph Worzelbacher, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

Now Ohio Inspector General Thomas P. Charles is seeking to determine whether at least four probes on state computers were legal.

Jones-Kelley denies the Support Enforcement Tracking System search was politically motivated and claims the check was ordered to verify that Worzelbacher was not behind on child-support payments.

While the state agency director would not share information about Joe the Plumber’s record with the Dispatch, Worzelbacher reportedly lives with his 13-year-old boy, and it is uncertain whether he has ever been ordered to pay child support.

Jones-Kelley said such background checks are not unusual.

“Our practice is when someone is thrust quickly into the public spotlight, we often take a look,” she said. “Our practice is to basically look at what is coming our way.”

Ohio’s Democrat Gov. Ted Strickland told the Dispatch his appointee, Jones-Kelly, did not authorize the check for political purposes.

“Based on what we know to this point, we don’t have any reason to believe the information was improperly accessed or disclosed by a state employee,” his press secretary told the paper.

Name searches on Joe the Plumber were also conducted at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, where his registration and driving records were pulled. The State Highway Patrol has seized a government computer at the Ohio Department of Insurance as evidence. A separate search was conducted in the Toledo Police Department’s criminal database.

 

This is what we face in an Obama Presidency. As we see with this probe and the attacks on media that DARED to ask Joe Biden tough questions, the Senator, Campaign and the Democratic Party are not big believers in freedom of expression.

Why not Obama?

Greatest Argument for voting against Obama is this!

 

America is a government meant to be one of checks and balances. I would not be doing this but if we do not stop him, Obama will have total control over:

 

  • the Oval Office
  • the House
  • the Senate
  • the Treasury
  • the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces
  • appointment of all the lower court Judges
  • appointment of up to 3 Supreme Court Justices
  • Control of the Media.
  • Control of the Nuclear Button!!!!  

Are you really willing to hand the ENTIRE country and every bit of power over to ONE MAN and this party with what you know about them? Is that what our framers intended?  Think about that- where is the balance of powers? Can you live with that if it turns out t be the mistake that can undo our Democracy?

 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/stations/HeadingRight/faustasblog/2008/10/28/PUMA-Betty-Jean-Kling-1

Obama’s prime-time ad

Obama’s prime-time ad skips over budget realities

By CALVIN WOODWARD (Associated Press Writer)

From Associated Press October 29, 2008 9:47 PM EDT

http://enews.earthlink.net/article/top?guid=20081029/4907edd0_3421_13345200810291352138131

 

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

Obama’s assertion that “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond” the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by “eliminating programs that don’t work” masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are – beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

A sampling of what voters heard in the ad, and what he didn’t tell them:

THE SPIN: “That’s why my health care plan includes improving information technology, requires coverage for preventive care and pre-existing conditions and lowers health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year.”

THE FACTS: His plan does not lower premiums by $2,500, or any set amount. Obama hopes that by spending $50 billion over five years on electronic medical records and by improving access to proven disease management programs, among other steps, consumers will end up saving money. He uses an optimistic analysis to suggest cost reductions in national health care spending could amount to the equivalent of $2,500 for a family of four. Many economists are skeptical those savings can be achieved, but even if they are, it’s not a certainty that every dollar would be passed on to consumers in the form of lower premiums.

THE SPIN: “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond their cost.”

THE FACTS: Independent analysts say both Obama and Republican John McCain would deepen the deficit. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates Obama’s policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years – and that analysis accepts the savings he claims from spending cuts. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, whose other findings have been quoted approvingly by the Obama campaign, says: “Both John McCain and Barack Obama have proposed tax plans that would substantially increase the national debt over the next 10 years.” The analysis goes on to say: “Neither candidate’s plan would significantly increase economic growth unless offset by spending cuts or tax increases that the campaigns have not specified.”

THE SPIN: “Here’s what I’ll do. Cut taxes for every working family making less than $200,000 a year. Give businesses a tax credit for every new employee that they hire right here in the U.S. over the next two years and eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Help homeowners who are making a good faith effort to pay their mortgages, by freezing foreclosures for 90 days. And just like after 9-11, we’ll provide low-cost loans to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their doors open. “

THE FACTS: His proposals – the tax cuts, the low-cost loans, the $15 billion a year he promises for alternative energy, and more – cost money, and the country could be facing a record $1 trillion deficit next year. Indeed, Obama recently acknowledged – although not in his commercial – that: “The next president will have to scale back his agenda and some of his proposals.”

THE SPIN: “I also believe every American has a right to affordable health care.”

THE FACTS: That belief should not be confused with a guarantee of health coverage for all. He makes no such promise. Obama hinted as much in the ad when he said about the problem of the uninsured: “I want to start doing something about it.” He would mandate coverage for children but not adults. His program is aimed at making insurance more affordable by offering the choice of government-subsidized coverage similar to that in a plan for federal employees and other steps, including requiring larger employers to share costs of insuring workers.

THE SPIN: “We are currently spending $10 billion a month in Iraq, when they have a $79 billion surplus. It seems to me that if we’re going to be strong at home as well as strong abroad that we’ve got to look at bringing that war to a close.” These lines in the ad were taken from a debate with McCain.

THE FACTS: Obama was once and very often definitive about getting combat troops out in 16 months (At times during the primaries, he promised to do so within a year). More recently, without backing away explicitly from the 16-month withdrawal pledge, he has talked of the need for flexibility. In the primaries, it would have been a jarring departure for him to have said merely that “we’ve got to look at” ending the war. As for Iraq’s surplus, it’s true that Iraq could end up with a surplus that large, but that hasn’t happened yet.

Sarkozy Blasts Obama on Iran

 

Uh Oh – Obama better charter another jet – looks like he has a lil problem in France to take care of and maybe with China , Russian, Germany and the United Kingdom too! If we elect him we will be seeing more headlines from overseas asking how can half of America still be that Stupid?

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 7:48 AM

By: David A. Patten

Denouncing Barack Obama’s Iran policies as “utterly immature” and “empty of all content,” French President Nicolas Sarkozy dropped an international diplomatic and political bombshell Tuesday.

News of Sarkozy’s outburst, which reportedly occurred behind closed doors during a French forum on foreign policy, was leaked to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz by a senior Israeli government source.

Sarkozy has led a coalition of six nations that has imposed sanctions against Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

That bloc consists of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council — France, the United States, China, Russia, and the United Kingdom — plus Germany.

To deter Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Sarkozy maintains the group must present a united diplomatic front to Iran.

During his July tour of Europe, Obama met with Sarkozy in Paris. Sarkozy told Obama that it would be “very problematic” if the United States were to soften its policy toward Iran, Haaretz reports.

Gee I wonder if Sarkozy is a  “racist” ?

 

 

Leary of Obama

 A serious comment by Bill Lear (Lear jet) a smart, successful business man and an Independent. 

http://www.hillaryclintonforum.net/discussion/showthread.php?t=39105

 

Most Americans are aware of Bill Lear, because of his Lear Jet business; however, he has accomplished much more, see link: William P. Lear — Britannica Online Encyclopedia (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/…20Encyclopedia).

His opinions are worth a read:

 

A Humble Plea to McCain and Obama Supporters:

 

Dear friends,

 

I am truly astonished by the ignorance Obama supporters have displayed in their quest to get someone – ANYONE – into the White House. Now, wait a minute. I can well understand your dislike or even hatred of our clown, GWB, but he is not the root cause of all of our problems.

 

Our Congress is. And a change there would be welcomed by all. You ain’t gonna get it done with Obama. You gotta fire the whole damnable crooked Congress. (Read my book, ‘BERNIE’S WAR!’).

 

Perhaps I’m looking at all of this from a different perspective than you because my life experiences have been so different from yours. I’m 80-years old and have traveled the world where I’ve seen a great deal.

 

I spent five years on active duty as a fighter pilot in the USAF and another seven years flying with the Air National Guard in California and Texas as well as a few years flying in the USAF Reserve. I spent three years on active duty in Germany flying Czech border patrol with ‘cold guns’ in aircraft inferior to the MIG during the Korean ‘Police Action’ when it was thought that Korea was a diversion for a Soviet invasion of Western Europe.

 

I lived abroad for a total of 28 years. Three years in Germany, twenty years in Switzerland and five years in Great Britain where I was based doing ‘spook’ work for the U.S. behind the Iron Curtain before it fell. During that era of the Cold War I ventured to Moscow, Prague, Warsaw, Bucharest, Peshawar, Pakistan and Bulgaria posing as a Swiss French-speaking arms dealer purchasing weapons we surreptitiously supplied to the Afghani Mujahedeen in their successful fight against the Soviets – all of which came back to haunt us. I’ve been there and done that and have had close associations with top government people in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain. I’ve had more foreign affair experience than Obama could ever dream of and, yet, wouldn’t have the temerity to deign myself ‘Presidential’ material; although I feel eminently more qualified to judge who would NOT be best for our country. My long-time world experience should count for something in my plea to you to abandon t his miscreant flake. You will only be doing yourself and our country an enormous disservice if you persist in your support of this flash-in-the-pan opportunist. On this, you MUST trust me.

 

I’ve associated closely with European royalty and African politicians. I’ve traveled to the Far East to observe their cultures. My point is that Obama, although formally well educated and a brilliant orator, is a neophyte when it comes to understanding the world and is uniquely unqualified for the job as President of these great United States. His knowledge of economics is nil and his tax proposals absurd and life-threatening to the U.S. not only in economic terms but in preserving our national security as well. I don’t want a ‘citizen of the world’ to be President, I want a citizen of the good old USA to be President. Screw the rest of the world as they have well and truly screwed us. The time has come for us to awaken and start looking after ourselves. Now THAT would be CHANGE if that’s what you’re looking for.

 

While McCain has abstained from playing ‘the race-card’, Obama is playing it to the hilt even though he’s technically not an African-American. To qualify for this distinction you must be at least one-sixth black. Obama is only one-eighth. His father would be, as he was one-sixth. No, Obama is more Muslim than black yet he trades on his blackness.

 

The larger question I have about him is that we really don’t know much about him other than what HE tells us, what we read on blogs and from some serious non-partisan investigators whose factual reports are, unfortunately, generally ignored and which receive precious little media exposure.

 

I, as a registered Independent, a military veteran and a patriot, beseech you to put aside party considerations and vote for the lesser of the two evils. Yes, I am NOT a McCain supporter, but he is, at least, not a flake, doesn’t carry Muslim baggage and is a PROVEN hero and patriot WITH experience. It’s not a party issue. It’s all about electing the best we can trust with what we’ve got to work with. Mr. Obama is NOT that guy.

 

Please, please rethink your voting position. Thanks for reading my innermost thoughts. I care about all of you, but I care more about our country. Please help me to do both.

 

William P. (Bill) Lear, Jr.

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