President ’08

The Wisdom of Joe the Plumber

By Marc Comtois | October 16, 2008 |

Google “Joe the Plumber”: you’ll get 1,953 news articles, like this. For those who don’t know, Joe Wurzelbacher had this conversation with Senator Obama last weekend: Your new tax plan is going to tax me more, isn’t it?” the plumber asked, complaining that he was being taxed “more and more for fulfilling the American dream.”…

Looking into the Wilderness

By Marc Comtois | October 16, 2008 |

Markos Moulitsas (Daily Kos himself) recently wrote (h/t) that he wants to “break the conservative movement’s backs and crush their spirits.” He wants to “destroy their most beloved leaders” and silence “some of their most cherished voices.” Further, he writes, with the 2008 election, the liberal/progressive/Democratic movement “[has] been blessed with an opportunity to help…

Open Thread: McCain/Obama III

By Engaged Citizen | October 15, 2008 |

Offer your own thoughts in the comments on the beginning of the end of the campaign…

Emulating Fannie Mae in the Health Insurance Industry; Yes We Can!

By Carroll Andrew Morse | October 15, 2008 |

Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama’s health plan has the Federal government getting directly into the health insurance business. He wants the government to create “a new public plan” for health insurance that would compete with existing private insurers. Senator Obama also wants the administrators of this new plan, or some other government-created insurer, to assume…

Obama vs. McGovern on eliminating secret union elections

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 14, 2008 |

Power Line discusses Obama’s support for the Employee Free Choice Act, legislation which would effectively eliminate private votes for union elections. Not even George McGovern agrees with Obama on this one. If elected, maybe Obama could send union members who resist coercive pressures off to a re-education camp run by Bill Ayers! Hey, if our…

On Obama’s extreme abortion beliefs

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 14, 2008 |

Robert George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics and previously served on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Professor George explains Obama’s extreme abortion beliefs. Read the whole thing. ADDENDUM…

UPDATED: Obama and ACORN’s overt and criminal voter fraud acts

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 14, 2008 |

Building on Marc’s earlier post, comes this latest report from CNN. Listen to the video. Instapundit has more. More on ACORN here and here. Which brings us to the question: Is ACORN Stealing The Election? …What does all this have to do with Obama, besides the fact that he’d be the beneficiary of most, if…

McCain Has Opportunity in Maine-2

By Marc Comtois | October 14, 2008 |

As I mentioned Friday, I spent the weekend visiting family in Maine. I also had the chance to talk to folks, observe the local media and get a gauge of how the political winds are blowing in the Pine Tree State’s 2nd Congressional District. The region I visited was in the southern part of Maine-2,…

An argument for divided government

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 14, 2008 |

Many of us don’t like McCain and also think he has run a terrible campaign. But the more we learn about Obama, the more willing some of us will be to hold our nose and vote for McCain. Because, in the end, it’s not just Obama. It’s the risk of Obama, possibly a filibuster-proof Senate…

On Obama’s disarmament priorities

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 13, 2008 |

From Power Line: We are now three weeks out from the presidential election, and so far as I am aware Barack Obama has not been asked a single question about the disarmament credo he sets forth in the video… Isn’t it time for someone who covers politics for a living to ask Obama a few…

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