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Archive for September 24th, 2008

Editor to McCain Campaign: Let Me Tell You How To Answer The “Deregulation” Talking Point that Palin Blew with Katie

Posted by iusbvision on September 24, 2008

Here Katie hits Palin with this ridiculous Obama talking point that he has been using for over a week.

The Left Wing Narrative: Why would McCain have called for more strict regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when Republicans are for less regulation and smaller government?

Palin Answers

Palin’s answer, while barely adequate, should have been hit out of the park and resulted in a missed opportunity.

Here is what an effective political communications advisor would have advised Palin to say to nuke the deregulation talking point, so turn on your best Sarah Palin voice in your head and read along:

Katie, I have two answers to that question because that question comes from a fundamental misunderstanding of government and conservatism in general, and the problem we are facing right now with these institutions that were the catalyst to this whole mess,  which is why it is no surprise that the other guys are using it as a talking point.

When I first ran for my first political office my city did not have a police department. Now maybe the person who ran against me might say that I am not for small government because I am expanding it by inventing a whole new city department, but that would be silly.

Katie this is no different. Bank regulators and Treasury Agents are like police and need to protect us from theft and fraud. Senator McCain realized that there was a problem with the financial police that oversaw Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac because the people who were supervising those police and were taking money from those that they regulated. Those regulators report to the Banking Committees in Congress and not to the Treasury Department. Those politicians in Congress were taking money from them and protecting them. Senator McCain tried to fix that.

Protecting people from fraud and theft is a perfectly proper and expected role of government and just because Republicans tend to favor leaner, more efficient government doesn’t mean that we don’t want good police. And just because we want good police doesn’t mean that we want the government butting into other aspects of our lives.

The other answer is even more simple Katie, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, weren’t private companies as most people understand them, they are government sponsored enterprises and as such the obligation to make sure they are doing right by the people is natural.

This explanation, besides being completely true, destroys the core of Obama’s chief talking point on this issue and would also make her base jump for joy by showing an understanding of what conservatism is all about.

As far as answering Katie’s question on more regulation, stick with the police theme:

Sure Katie that’s easy, crime bills, ethics laws in political campaigns, drug interdiction, anti-terror legislation, Homeland Security, the voting rights bills and again Katie, that is a proper role of government that no conservative would oppose.

If the campaign wanted to get “touchy feely” they could mention McCain’s solution to cover people who have pre-existing conditions and have catastrophic health concerns (preventing them from getting private health insurance) by making a government backed GAP plan to help cover those people with health insurance.

Tossing all modesty aside for a moment, several professors have said that I “articulate Administration positions better than anyone in the administration”. As a communications major and a student of political science, I know my craft well, if only those in Washington were so competent. I am quite tired of allowing the elite media to define traditional America as the enemy because we have lacked an effective communications strategy. Hat Tip Hotair.com for the video. UPDATE: Hotair comments on this question from Katie HERE.

Bottom Line –

Obama has used that talking point for a week, any campaign should have an argument against every talking point of the other side, and in this case it is really easy because most of their talking points are easily debunked deceptions. There is no excuse for Palin to not be more prepared for that question. Maybe I should let myself out for hire. Don’t get me wrong, Palin is a great leader and has proved it time and time again. I would like to see the campaign do better in the communications department.

Chuck Norton

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McCain Pulls Down Ads – Suspends Campaign to Go to Washington to Lead on Economic Issue – Obama says “If You Need Me Call Me”

Posted by iusbvision on September 24, 2008

A leader goes to where the thick of it is. Obama just made a statement saying that he talked with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Ried on the phone and told them “if you need me call me”.

After Obama’s statement he took questions, the first question from a reporter asked how the McCain camp was politicizing this issue ….

It was McCain who predicted this would happen in 2005.

Leiberman says he is disappointed with Obama’s response.

It is McCain being McCain…. and appearently Obama being Obama.

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McCain Ad Hits Obama Campaign on Their “Clean Coal” Energy Policy Lie

Posted by iusbvision on September 24, 2008

The ad…it’s tough when you get cold busted in a lie isn’t it? 

It is spot on accurate. They totaly reversed themselves in days depending on the crowd they are in front of.

Great give it all to China….

Problem: While the Obama campaign says it supports new technology and alternative energy including “Clean Coal”, the Democrats while paying this lip service to it have opposed it with votes.

Hotair.com comments HERE & HERE:

Joe Biden visited Virginia on Saturday, saying that he was a “hard-coal miner” and that it was “nice to be back in coal country” while Obama supporter, Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA) said “Senator Obama’s a friend of coal.” But just two days later in Ohio, Senator Biden said he wants “no coal plants here in America” and that he and Senator Obama are “not supporting clean coal.”

It is no secret that America is the “Saudi Arabia of Coal” and like our domestic oil, wind, nuclear and natural gas resources much of it just sits there. We can get them in a clean and safe way, yet anti-capitalists disguising themselves as “green activists” and their friends in the Democratic Party make the United States the only country in the world who refuses to expand its own domestic sources of energy.

Biden also deliberatly muttles and confuses the difference between “Clean Coal Technology” and the 1940’s style old “dirty coal” technology that China uses.

“Clean Coal Technology” is one of those new technologies that allows us to use old style energy sources in a much cleaner way. We had an opportunity to have a clean coal energy facility in Northern Indiana and you guessed it, Democrats and anti-capitalist extremists managed to scare politicians into saying no; costing us energy and many high paying jobs. British Petroleum wants to modernize a refinery here in northern Indiana and every Democrats in the Indiana Congressional Delegation (including our Congressman Joe Donnelly)opposed it even though the result would have been less emissions (on a side note Donnelly has been a real disappointment and many fair minded Democrats I know want him out).

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When Obama Chaired Education Charity He Routed Funds to Radical Leftist Political Orgs Instead of Helping Poverty Stricken Schools

Posted by iusbvision on September 24, 2008

Barack Obama was the Chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Annenberg Charities are designed to aid poor schools and have received funds from across the entire political spectrum. Former terrorist William Ayers, who Obama described as someone he “never traded ideas with” and was “just a guy who lived in the neighborhood” was a the founder of the Chicago chapter of the charity and worked with Obama regularly in it. Related stories HEREHEREHEREHERE and HERE.. Hotair.com comments HERE. Kurtz has a follow up story HERE.

The Wall Street Journal has the details that were in papers from the University of Chicago. Excerpt:

Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools

Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

[Obama and Ayers] AP Bill Ayers

The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama’s first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers’s home.

The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” and “not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis.” Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I’ve recently spent days looking through them.

The Chicago Annenberg Challenge was created ostensibly to improve Chicago’s public schools. The funding came from a national education initiative by Ambassador Walter Annenberg. In early 1995, Mr. Obama was appointed the first chairman of the board, which handled fiscal matters. Mr. Ayers co-chaired the foundation’s other key body, the “Collaborative,” which shaped education policy.

The CAC’s basic functioning has long been known, because its annual reports, evaluations and some board minutes were public. But the Daley archive contains additional board minutes, the Collaborative minutes, and documentation on the groups that CAC funded and rejected. The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.

One unsettled question is how Mr. Obama, a former community organizer fresh out of law school, could vault to the top of a new foundation? In response to my questions, the Obama campaign issued a statement saying that Mr. Ayers had nothing to do with Obama’s “recruitment” to the board. The statement says Deborah Leff and Patricia Albjerg Graham (presidents of other foundations) recruited him. Yet the archives show that, along with Ms. Leff and Ms. Graham, Mr. Ayers was one of a working group of five who assembled the initial board in 1994. Mr. Ayers founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval.

The CAC’s agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers’s educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland’s ghetto.

In works like “City Kids, City Teachers” and “Teaching the Personal and the Political,” Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? “I’m a radical, Leftist, small ‘c’ communist,” Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk’s, “Sixties Radicals,” at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC.

CAC translated Mr. Ayers’s radicalism into practice. Instead of funding schools directly, it required schools to affiliate with “external partners,” which actually got the money. Proposals from groups focused on math/science achievement were turned down. Instead CAC disbursed money through various far-left community organizers, such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (or Acorn) [ACORN has been in trouble for numerous cases of vote fraud on nehalf of Democrats].

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Christian Activist Starts Charity for George Obama Who Lives in a 6×10 Hut in a Slum.

Posted by iusbvision on September 24, 2008

While Senator Obama has criticized John McCain for not knowing how many homes his wealthy wife Cindy owns, some Republicans have stated that Obama has no room to talk because the multi-million dollar home Obama has was obtained with the assistance of Tony Rezco, a political power broker who is now a convicted felon.

What concerns me is the house that Obama’s brother George lives in and that he lives on less than two dollars a month. His dream is to become a mechanic, if he could ever get the money for the training. He is ashamed because his brother Barack Obama has disowned him.

During the televised sit down with Pastor Rick Warren Senator Obama mentioned a Bible verse that was important to him. The verse is Mathew 25 where Jesus said, “What you have done for the least of thee you have done for me.” The wording is a little different from translation to translation from the original text but the message is the same.

Here is a picture of the shack that George Obama lives in. George Obama says he has learned how to defend himself well because it is dangerous where he lives.

George Obama - Courtesy Vanity Fair

George Obama - Courtesy Vanity Fair

George was mentioned in Barack Obama’s book and the last time they met was in 2006. Barack Obama is a millionaire and a success in every sense of the word so how can he explain why he has let his own brother live like this. If Barack Obama is elected president the risk of George’s abduction becomes a real national security problem.

This situation should have been taken care of and George should have gotten some help from his brother, but that isn’t going to happen.

Dinesh D’Souza, a scholar and Christian activist, has taken up a compassion fund for George Obama. I saw George interviewed on CNN and he comes across as a man who is honest and who does what he can to preserve his dignity. The fund which is linked HERE got a huge boost today with some publicity from radio host Mike Ghallager and donations are coming in. Please donate if it suits you to do so. Having the brother of a Senator and a presidential candidate living in a slum is a national security risk anyways. It is best to get George Obama out of there for his own sake. I fear for his life in that slum. Most of the elite media has ignored this story.

The rest of the elite media isn’t touching this story.

Chuck Norton
Editor

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