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Archive for July 8th, 2008

Obama Flip Flops On Negative Attack Ads

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2008


The RNC attack ad on Obama’s flip flops came out hours after Obama broke his campaign promise about misleading negative attack ads. The long list of recent Obama reversals continues.

At a rally in Wilson, North Carolina on April 28, 2008, Obama made his position on negative ads clear. As you can see he is not ambiguous about his words here:

Yesterday morning this ad started appearing Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and Michigan:

Now while negative ads are often a part of a campaign, it is the campaign that decides how misleading the attack ad will be. I have a sneaking suspicion that is going to be all over this one.

Misleading is a generous term to describe this ad. Obama claims that the GOP plan won’t yield more oil for 7 years. This isn’t true as some places to drill can yield oil in a shorter time. What Obama doesn’t say in this ad is that his plan will not yield one more drop of oil EVER. He leaves out that there is only one country in the world that does not drill to expand its own energy resources and that is the United States. What Obama leaves out is that in 1996 the Republican Congress passed an energy reform bill that would expand domestic oil production and President Clinton vetoed it. Clinton also made one of the largest coal mines in the United States a national park with the stroke of a pen without notifying the states governor or its congressional delegation.

Clinton’s Coal Gate –

Obama leaves out that in President Bush’s first year in office congressional Republicans, seeing what was coming, pushed for an energy reform bill and Democrats blocked it. Democrats are still blocking the efforts to expand domestic production.

The most important thing that Obama leaves out is that he is on the record supporting current gas prices. This is nothing new. Democrats have vocally called for gas prices in America to be as high as fuel costs in Europe since Paul Tsongas took office.

Obama Declaring His Support for Higher Gas Prices. Mort Kondrake asks if higher gas prices are a good thing. Obama answers that he only wished that we had not gotten to these prices so quickly saying that he preferred a “gradual” increase to current prices. 

The Democrats talk about “energy alternatives” for decades and yet we haven’t seen any affordable and practical alternatives as of yet and pie in the sky Flintstones air cars and pixie dust magic fuels are not going to bring us the affordable energy we need in the near future. Many countries such as France have been very successful at using nuclear power yet Democrats have opposed this as well.

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Chuck Norton

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Have They Stopped Drinking the Kool-Aide?

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2008

 Editors Note Sept. 2010 – youtube has been actively banning videos with “Obama vs Obama” content and is also trying to shut down our youtube channel.

Have They Stopped Drinking the Kool-Aide? RNC, 527’s, Press, Finally More Critical of Long Series of Obama Reversals (and re-reversals).

The IUSB Vision has been ahead of the curve keeping its readers apprised of the long series of reversals coming form the Obama campaign. During the last few days the far left, including Code Pink and the New York Times, have been very critical of Obama for these reversals. Fox News has been on it for a while longer. Obama has adopted so many of President Bush’s positions that some have said that Obama is running for Bush’s third term (see previous posts for details).

Here are some of the results from others catching on; telling you what blogs like this one have already made you very aware of.

The list goes on and on. What is amazing is that while Fox News, NYT and the Washington Post have started to report this, most other media outlets are still mum on the issue.

Chuck Norton

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Profiles in Orwellian Doublespeak: The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2008


It sounds so yummy doesn’t it? “Employee free choice” – I mean who in the world could be against employee free choice right? Why it must be those evil Republicans right? …. read on. 

UPDATED – SEE BELOW: Service Employees International Union is giving $85 Million to Democrats, but isn’t fully funding its pension for union workers! – Hmmm maybe this is who they need card check violence and intimidation.

Now do you want to know what the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) does? It takes secret voting in the work place AWAY from employees. It demands what is called a “card check” where the employer or union can come to you with a card to sign your signature to that indicated your vote that all can see.

Anyone who understands union history can see the danger in that. Union elections have had more than their fair share mafia interference, including union officer candidates being killed such as Jimmy Hoffa and coal mining union candidates etc. The union will know how you are voting to pressure you and so will the employer know who to retaliate against if you vote “wrong”.

Union rank and file opposes the bill, but union leadership supports it because they can buy political influence to help keep them from being prosecuted in Democratic controlled parts of the country.

Our Congressman Joe Donnelly voted for this bill (H.R. 800). The union leadership and Democratic Party leadership is openly lying about the effects of this law.

This video from gives an amusing description of the bill:

Here is their website –

Here is Congressman Buck McKeon talking about the bill.

Here is a video of the workers from Indiana telling about workplace pressure and abuse that they faced.

Union threatens a 16 year old girl.

Federal indictment from April 2008. Union thugs stabbed employees, slashed tires, used caltrops on people’s cars, anbushed people and beat them, threw scalding coffee in the face of employees and made numerous threats. 

Chuck Norton

UPDATE!! – The service Employees International Union has pledged $85 Million to Democrats, but isn’t fully funding its pension for union workers! – Hmmm maybe this is who they need card check violence and intimidation. Todays New York Sun has the details:

Yet in 2006, the SEIU National Industry Pension Plan, a plan for the rank-and-file members, covering 100,787 workers, was 75% funded. That is, it had three-fourths of the money it needed to pay benefit obligations of workers and retirees.

In contrast, a separate fund for the union’s own employees, numbering 1,305, participants was 91% funded. Even better, the pension fund for SEIU officers and employees, which had 6,595 members, was 103% funded.

For the SEIU to hold pep rallies to attack private equity funds, while allowing the pensions of their own rank-and-file members to perform worse than those of union officials, is sheer hypocrisy.

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