. . . is the Obama campaign . . . Hope and change? Try strong-arm self-righteous authoritarianism. Remember that Obama and his party want to regulate talk radio so the market can’t work. His party wants Rush Limbaugh to be Public Enemy No. 1, so it will be that much easier to curb his voice — along with those of successful talkers Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Bill Bennett, among others, with the Fairness Doctrine once they’re running the Washington show on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.
. . . the Obama campaign want[s] to remind conservatives that McCain isn’t as conservative as Rush Limbaugh. Unfortunately for the Obama campaign, we also know that Barack Obama is, ultimately, very far away from them both. And outright lies aren’t going to obfuscate the facts. They might just rally some to vote against Barack Obama.
. . . the Obama campaign — no 527, the Obama campaign itself — released an ad, en Español, trying to use talk-radio king Rush Limbaugh against John McCain.
The ad, to air in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico, seeks to convince Hispanics that John McCain, Rush Limbaugh, and the Republican party hate them.
After maliciously quoting Limbaugh out of context, the ad announces: “John McCain and his Republican friends have two faces. . . ."
Obama was counting on people (and the media) buying the lies, playing along — as they often do. But this time it was just a little too insulting to common sense.
Anyone who only half pays attention knows that Rush Limbaugh is not president of the John McCain fan club, and vice versa.
Limbaugh, along with most of the top talk-radio hosts and conservative blogosphere and grassroots led the opposition against the current Republican nominee on his immigration bill. To pretend that Limbaugh and McCain have been on the same page is as blatant a lie as we’ve seen this election cycle.
The Obama campaign, perhaps, thought they could silence truth and opposition as they have tried to do in the cases of . . . Stanley Kurtz and David Freddoso. When Kurtz went on a Chicago-area talk show to talk about Obama’s relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers, the Obama campaign announced that it was “absolutely unacceptable” for the show to offer Stanley the platform to exercise his free-speech rights.
Similarly, the campaign sent their supporters on the attack to try to avoid The Case Against Barack Obama [Freddoso's book] being made. Earlier this summer, the campaign wanted the Justice Department to get involved to threaten stations running an ad they didn’t like.
Excerpts from . . .
Winning at the cost of truth and common sense.
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
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"strong-arm self-righteous authoritarianism"
that's what we can expect from Obama in the White House
You see, dear reader, he wants THE POWER so damned bad. Too damned bad, if you ask me. (Also if you don't ask me--and Barack Obama gets elected, we will all be the poorer for it.)
those who want power are dangerous. those who have it thrust upon them and do not value it for itself, but as an instrument to use in the service of the United States* are not.
*Past Presidents who accepted power, often reluctantly, to use in the service of the United States:
"Washington longed to retire to his fields at Mount Vernon. But he soon realized that the Nation under its Articles of Confederation was not functioning well, so he became a prime mover in the steps leading to the Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787. When the new Constitution was ratified, the Electoral College unanimously elected Washington President."
"To his disappointment, two parties were developing by the end of his first term. Wearied of politics, feeling old, he retired at the end of his second. In his Farewell Address, he urged his countrymen to forswear excessive party spirit and geographical distinctions. In foreign affairs, he warned against long-term alliances."
[Power? he had had it before he accepted additional service to the nation--as its first President.}
"When the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in May 1775, Washington, one of the Virginia delegates, was elected Commander in Chief of the Continental Army. On July 3, 1775, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, he took command of his ill-trained troops and embarked upon a war that was to last six grueling years."
[six years of service in the cause of the American Revolution, where he had power over an army, and found it not to be what Obama imagines it to be: FINALLY THE ONE AT THE TOP!]
"John Adams was more remarkable as a political philosopher than as a politician."
"During the Revolutionary War he served in France and Holland in diplomatic roles, and helped negotiate the treaty of peace. From 1785 to 1788 he was minister to the Court of St. James's, returning to be elected Vice President under George Washington."
"He complained to his wife Abigail, 'My country has in its wisdom contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived.'"
[Key phrase here: "He had served . . . "]
"Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter, "I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
". . . powerful advocate of liberty "
"As a reluctant candidate for President in 1796, Jefferson came within three votes of election. Through a flaw in the Constitution, he became Vice President, although an opponent of President Adams."
"A major general in the War of 1812, Jackson became a national hero when he defeated the British at New Orleans. "
"In 1824 some state political factions rallied around Jackson; by 1828 enough had joined "Old Hickory" to win numerous state elections and control of the Federal administration in Washington."
"Like Roosevelt before him, Woodrow Wilson regarded himself as the personal representative of the people. 'No one but the President,' he said, 'seems to be expected ... to look out for the general interests of the country.'"
"His growing national reputation led some conservative Democrats to consider him Presidential timber. First they persuaded him to run for Governor of New Jersey . . . . "
"He commanded the Allied Forces landing in North Africa in November 1942; on D-Day, 1944, he was Supreme Commander of the troops invading France. "
"After the war, he became President of Columbia University, then took leave to assume supreme command over the new NATO forces being assembled in 1951. Republican emissaries to his headquarters near Paris persuaded him to run for President in 1952. "
[color emphasis mine. lw]
[this President's name? Dwight David Eisenhower, of course]
When we look at past Presidents, we see that they had accomplished quite a bit before going on the serve the nation as the head of the Executive branch.
Compared to most past Presidents, Barack Hussein Obama has accomplished . . . what? Nothing, but to maneuver himself into a position where he could be fielded as the Democratic Party Candidate.
Obama hinted that he wants to be a head on a dollar bill? Typical. It's what he wants, not what he has earned and what is bestowed on a one deserving for what he has done for this country. So far, he has done nothing for the country, everything for his own aggrandizement.