Working for logical immigation reform based on a stable population, a recognition of the finite nature of our natural resources and the adverse impact of continued growth on our quality of life, standard of living, national interest, character, language, sovereignty and the rule of law. Pushing back and countering the disloyal elements in American society and the anti-American rhetoric of the leftwing illegal alien lobbies. In a debate, when your opponents turn to name calling, it's a good sign you've already won.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Obama: Not much known about him

If Obama is elected president, he will be the least researched, least investigated, least studied, and least well-known in history. The media has allowed Obama and his supporters to create a "fairy tale" about him. Where is the media scrutiny of Obama? Have they abandoned their charter to become completely partisan with little interest in the facts? Whatever the motivation behind the mainstream media's refusal to seriously look into Obama's past, they are certainly doing a disservice to the American public.

The State Archives in Illinois said that they don't maintain documents relating to Obama's record in the state senate, and have not received any requests from Obama to archive any of his records. Yet, Obama has assured everyone that all of his records are available right now and have been gone through with a fine-toothed comb by news outlets in Illinois. One or the other must be lying. Guess who! Obama could have chosen to have his records archived but has chosen not to. Apparently he did nothing to be proud of during his time in the state senate or has something he did not wish to be in the record.

Obama has a tangled history of personal and business dealings with one Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a naturalized American citizen who immigrated to the United States from the terrorist-supporting country of Syria. Rezko settled in Chicago and served as a political godfather to Barack Obama. Over the years Rezko has basically bankrolled Obama's political career. Doesn't anyone wonder why?

Rezko and members of his large Muslim family have contributed more than $200,000 to Obama campaigns. (The highly respected London Times referred to REzko as "Mr. Obama's long-serving bagman.") Obama's relationship with Rezko enabled him to acquire his Chicago mansion at $300,000 less than the asking price of $1.65 million. Such a deal! Papers filed in this case show that about a month before Obama's suspicious land deal, Rezko received a wire transfer of $3.5 million from Muslim Nadhim Auchi, an Iraqi billionaire now living in Britain who made his fortune through "business dealings" with the corrupt Sadam Hussein regime. This transfer raises the question posed by the London Times -- whether or not "funds from Nadhim Auchi ...helped Mr. Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago."

Rezko managed to corrupt the state government of Illinois. That is bad enough but now the question is whether Rezko has corrupted Barack Obama. Obama is certainly worried about that and is doing everything he can to distance himself, after the fact, from convicted felon Rezko, He has removed $160,000 in Rezko-tainted campaign contributions from his ample campaign treasury and contributed them to charity. Sorry Barack, but hindsight won't play in Peoria!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Real Obama Record?? Columbo Wants to Know!

Columbo is still scratching his head Ah . . Sorry to bother you Mr. Obama, Sir Excuse me Mr. Obama, I mean Senator Obama, sir. Um . . . know you are busy and important and stuff. I mean running for president is very important and . . . ah . . I hate to bother you. I will only take a minute ok, sir? See, I have these missing pieces that are holding me up, and I was wondering sir, if you could take time out of your busy schedule and help me out. You know, no big deal, just some loose ends and things. Hey, you have a nice place here! The wife sees houses like this on TV all the time and says boy she wishes she had digs like this you know? Is that painting real? Really? Wow. I saw something like that in a museum once! Oh, sorry sir. I didn't mean to get off the track. So if you could just help me out a minute and give me some details, I will get right out of your way. I want to close this case and maybe take the wife to Coney Island or something. Ever been to Coney Island? No, I didn't think so. Well, listen, anyways, I can't seem to get some information I need to wrap this up. These things seem to either be "locked" or "not available'. I'm sure it's just some oversight or glitch or something, so if you could you tell me where these things are . . . I . . . I . . have them written down here somewhere . Oh wait. Sorry about the smears. It was raining out. I'll just read it to you. Could you help me please find these things, sir?

Your Occidental College records
Your Columbia Thesis
Your Columbia transcript of grades
Your Harvard College records
Your Selective Service Registration
Your medical records
Your Illinois State Senate records
Your Illinois State Senate schedule

Your Law practice client list
Your embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth
Your Harvard Law Review articles that were published
Your University of Chicago scholarly articles
Your Record of baptism

Oh hey . . listen! I know you are busy! Is this too much for you now? I mean, tell you what. I will come back tomorrow. Give you some time to get these things together, you know? I mean, I know you are busy, so I will just let myself out. I will be back tomorrow. And the day after....
I think we need to know more about this man before we even consider voting for the next president of this country.

Obama’s Real Record Part Deux

When Obama visited foreign heads of state on his whirlwind world tour to try to shore up his foreign policy credentials, he tried to convince Iraq’s foreign minister to withhold agreement on troop withdrawals until after the election. This stunt, fully vetted by the newspapers, is a clear violation of the Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 [1948]) for which he should have been prosecuted. This federal statute makes it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization.“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measuresor conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”The Prowler at the American Spectator has all the details on how Obama, in a closed door session with Iraqi officials, tried to persuade them to not negotiate a troop draw-down agreement with the US government until after Bush left the White House. The Obama campaign spent more than five hours on Monday attempting to figure out the best refutation of the explosive New York Post report that quoted Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari as saying that Barack Obama during his July visit to Baghdad demanded that Iraq not negotiate with the Bush Administration on the withdrawal of American troops. Instead, he asked that they delay such negotiations until after the presidential handover at the end of January.The three problems, according to campaign sources: The report was true, there were at least three other people in the room with Obama and Zebari to confirm the conversation, and there was concern that there were enough aggressive reporters based in Baghdad with the sources to confirm the conversation that to deny the comments would create a bigger problem. Instead, Obama's national security spokeswoman Wendy Morigi told reporters that Obama told the Iraqis that they should not rush through what she termed a "Strategic Framework Agreement" governing the future of U.S. forces until after President Bush left office. In other words, the Iraqis should not negotiate an American troop withdrawal.This is another example of a politician saying one thing in public (pull troops out of Iraq immediately) and another in private (don't draw down troops until Bush is out of office). Obama has a pattern of saying one thing in public and the opposite in private, something Governor Palin touched on in her speech at the RNC when she reminded Americans that Obama spoke out of one side of his face to voters in rural Pennsylvania just to denigrate them out of the other side of his face in private to another group in San Francisco.But the more important and outrageous issue at hand is that Obama tried to undercut negotiations between a sitting US president and a foreign government. That's simply breathtaking in its disrespect and disregard for the Presidency of the United States. A senator running for president does not have to right to march into a meeting with officials from a foreign nation and tell them to disregard any negotiations from the sitting President of the United States. Hubris is not a strong enough word to describe what Obama tried to do.The mainstream media will do what they can to bury this in order to protect their candidate, so the McCain/Palin campaign will need to make a statement denouncing Obama for his actions. Senator Obama needs to be held accountable but he won't be if the media deliberately ignores this story.Update: Pete Hegseth at National Review independently confirms that Obama tried to undermine US negotiations but a bigger concern to him is Obama's naivety on military and diplomatic issues: “Rather than use his touch-down trip to Baghdad to fact-find and consult with senior Iraqi and American officials, Sen. Obama made a concerted effort to push his post-Bush administration agenda, undermining -- in word and deed -- current diplomatic efforts in Iraq. The Obama campaign has now essentially confirmed those details of the report. Some will see this interference in foreign policy during a time of war and cry, treason!" Well, isn't it???
Recently, separate complaints were filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the U.S. Senate Ethics Committee, against Barack Obama for allegedly accepting a below market rate mortgage loan in 2005 not available to the general consumer.According to the complaints, Obama reportedly received a home loan of $1.32 million at a rate of 5.625 percent, although the average going rate on that day according to two different surveys was between 5.93 and 6 percent. The special below-market "super super jumbo" loan, as described by The Washington Post, was secured without an origination fee or discount points - terms not available to the general public."It appears that due to his position as a United States Senator, Barack Obama received improper special treatment from Northern Trust resulting in an illicit 'gift' which has a value of almost $125,000 in interest savings. It is therefore respectfully requested that a full investigation into whether the special Northern Trust mortgage received by Senator Barack Obama constitutes a gift that is prohibited by Senate ethics rules."As noted in both complaints, the relationship between Northern Trust and Senator Obama goes far beyond this single mortgage loan. Northern Trust has supported Barack Obama's political campaigns since 1990. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, cited by The Washington Post, Northern Trust employees have donated $71,000. The Northern Trust political action committee gave $1,250 to Senator Obama's 2004 campaign for the United States Senate.Northern Trust Vice President John O'Connell essentially admitted company provided Obama preferential loan terms because of his position in the U.S. Senate. "A person's occupation and salary are two factors; I would expect those are two things we would take into consideration," O'Connell told The Washington Post. "This was a business proposition for us."Look, anytime a member of Congress gets a sweetheart deal from a mortgage company, we ought to be suspicious. Let's hope the U.S. Senate and the FEC do their jobs and investigate the matter.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Obama's Real record

A recent post on another blog outlined Obama’s so-called “record”. Actually there was very little in that record other than a rendition of his education and activities rather than any real accomplishments. Among the things that were omitted from that selective “record” were: First, there is his long time association with his mentor, the blasphemous racist, Jeremiah Wright. Second, that he is acquainted with, served on various boards with, and received campaign contributions from Bill Ayers and his wife Bernadine Dohrn, past leaders of the Weather Underground, a violent 1960s radical organization that placed bombs at a number of government institutions. Although Obama likes to point out that he was only eight years old when those crimes were committed, his association with them as an adult leaves his judgment open to question. Third, although Obama's dealings with his hinky friend and felon, Tony Rezko, have never led him afoul of the law, they show that, despite his high-minded politics, he was no purer -- or no savvier -- than Illinois' biggest hacks in his weakness for a generous contributor. He wouldn't even say no when Rezko cooked up a deal to help the newly elected senator buy a gracious Georgian revival home. Rezko, after all, built part of his fortune by exploiting the black community that Obama had served in the state Senate, and by milking government programs meant to benefit black-owned businesses. But Obama took Rezko's money even after the businessman was sued by the city of Chicago for failing to heat his low-income apartments, and even after Rezko was caught using a black business partner to obtain a minority set-aside for a fast-food franchise at O'Hare Airport. Some community organizer!
Fourth, Obama claims that his plan to improve the economy formed the “basis” for the bi-partisan stimulus package passed by Congress earlier this year were declared “not true” by his own supporters among the Democrats on Capital Hill. Obama was clearly guilty of inflating his role in the creation of that bill.
Fifth, Education Week wrote of Obama just a year ago that “In his eight years in the state senate and two years in the U.S. Senate, Mr. Obama hasn't made a significant mark on education policy.
Sixth, in 2005, just after Obama took office as a U.S. Senator, the Gang of 14 came together to ensure that progress could be made on judicial appointments. John McCain was, of course, a member of the Gang of 14. Unsurprisingly, Obama was not (the most liberal Senator in the country does not get involved with things like “bipartisan compromise”).
Seventh, Obama had a reputation in Illinois as someone who avoided “standing up to special interests or divisive party activists,” and further had a propensity for “skipping” tough votes (side note: he voted “present” over 100 times as a state senator). A case in point would presumably be the example of “a key gun control vote that he missed in December 1999 because he was vacationing in Hawaii,” which led to the Chicago Tribune describing Obama as "gutless." Nothing says “getting things done” like being called out as “gutless” by your own hometown newspaper!
Eighth, Obama likes to talk a lot about the importance of Afghanistan (and clearly the efforts in which our troops are engaged there are important). The trouble is he failed to hold a single hearing on the NATO mission in Afghanistan, which falls under his responsibility as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on European Affairs. This led in July to the Ranking Member of that Subcommittee blasting him for inaction.
Ninth, while John McCain has a “record of producing bipartisan alliances on tough issues,” Obama has “a much thinner record” where the tough work of bucking one’s party in order to get things done on the most difficult items is concerned
Tenth, Illinois State Sen. Dan Cronin, who served with Obama, says Obama is a “gentleman,” but he doesn’t think Obama accomplished much during his eight-year tenure in the legislature. Per Cronin, himself: “There were no bold solutions, no effort to stand up to the Chicago public schools or the unions. There really wasn't, and there were opportunities to do so.”
This is what Obama’s supporters describe that as a “proven record of getting things done.”

Friday, September 19, 2008

Moving Forward with E-Verify

Program to Check Legal Status Already 99.5% Accurate
WASHINGTON (September 18, 2008) – The E-Verify program, which allows employers to check the immigration status of new employees, has been steadily improving and is now 99.5 percent accurate, according to a new paper by the Center for Immigration Studies. This voluntary program is already screening more than one in ten new hires nationwide, and as of September 13, 2008, has processed 6.21 million queries.
E-Verify is set to expire on November 30, 2008, unless it is re-authorized by Congress. The House of Representatives has already passed a reauthorization bill by a vote of 407-2, while the Senate has not yet taken action.
To help inform debate over E-Verify, the Center for Immigration Studies has produced a thorough evaluation. The Backgrounder, entitled “If It’s Fixed, Don’t Break It: Moving Forward with E-Verify,” is authored by Janice Kephart, Director of National Security Studies at the Center and a former counsel to the 9/11 Commission. The report covers the many facets of the E-Verify debate: statistics regarding usage, cost, and effectiveness; legislative history; executive orders affecting the program; the relationship of E-Verify to worksite enforcement; and past improvements to the program as well as future goals.
The report is available online at Among the findings:
# As of the first half of FY 2007, only one-half of one percent of eligible employees screened had to take additional steps to obtain work authorization; overall, the system is 99.5% accurate.
# More than 93 percent of employees are verified within five seconds; another 1.2 percent are verified within 24 hours. A new Photo Screening Tool and a streamlined procedure for naturalized citizens to receive authorization are increasing accuracy and efficiency for employers and employees; naturalized citizens no longer need to take remedial action at Social Security.
# About 5 percent of new employees are not confirmed as work authorized, mirroring the same percentage of illegal aliens estimated to be in the labor force.
# When E-Verify became web-based later in 2004, 1,533 employers had signed up. As of September 13, 2008, there are 85,816 employers representing over 446,000 sites and over 6.21 million queries processed. Currently, about 1,000 new employers join per week.
# Eleven states require use of E-Verify in certain circumstances (AZ, CO, GA, ID, MN, MO, MS, NC, OK, RI, and UT).
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Thursday, September 18, 2008


1. What Party was founded as the antislavery Party and fought to free blacks from slavery? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
2. What was the Party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the emancipation proclamation that resulted in the Juneteenth celebrations that occur in black communities today? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
3. What Party passed the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution granting blacks freedom, citizenship, and the right to vote? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
4. What Party passed the Civil Rights Acts of 1866 and 1875 granting blacks protection from the Black Codes and prohibiting racial discrimination in public accommodations, and was the Party of most blacks prior to the 1960’s, including Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
5. What was the Party of the founding fathers of the NAACP? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
6. What was the Party of President Dwight Eisenhower who sent U.S. troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools, established the Civil Rights Commission in 1958, and appointed Chief Justice Earl Warren to the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision ending school segregation? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
7. What Party, by the greatest percentage, passed the Civil Rights Act and the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
8. What was the Party of President Richard Nixon who instituted the first Affirmative Action program in 1969 with the Philadelphia Plan that established goals and timetables? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
9. What is the Party of President George W. Bush who supports the U.S. Supreme Court’s University of Michigan Affirmative Action decision, and is spending over $500 billion to fight AIDS in Africa and on programs to help black Americans prosper, including school vouchers, the faith-based initiative, home ownership, and small business ownership? [ ] a. Democratic Party [ ] b. Republican Party
10. What Party fought to keep blacks in slavery and was the Party of the Ku Klux Klan? [ ] a. Republican Party [ ] b. Democratic Party
11. What Party from 1870 to 1930 used fraud, whippings, lynching, murder, intimidation, and mutilation to get the black vote, and passed the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws which legalized racial discrimination and denied blacks their rights as citizens? [ ] a. Republican Party [ ] b. Democratic Party
12. What was the Party of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Harry Truman who rejected anti-lynching laws and efforts to establish a permanent Civil Rights Commission? [ ] a. Republican Party [ ] b. Democratic Party
13. What was the Party of President Lyndon Johnson, who called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “that [N-word] preacher” because he opposed the Viet Nam War; and President John F. Kennedy who voted against the 1957 Civil Rights law as a Senator, then as president opposed the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after becoming president and the FBI investigate Dr. King on suspicion of being a communist?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party
14. What is the Party of current Senator Robert Byrd who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings who hoisted the Confederate flag over the state capitol in South Carolina when he was the governor, and Senator Ted Kennedy who recently insulted black judicial nominees by calling them “Neanderthals” while blocking
their appointments?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party
15. What was the Party of President Bill Clinton who failed to fight the terrorists after the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, sent troops to war in Bosnia and Kosovo without Congressional approval, vetoed the Welfare Reform law twice before signing it, and refused to comply with a court order to have shipping companies develop an Affirmative Action Plan? [ ] a. Republican Party [ ] b. Democratic Party
16. What is the Party of Vice President Al Gore whose father voted against the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960’s, and who lost the
2000 election as confirmed by a second
recount of Florida votes by the “Miami Herald”
and a consortium of major news organizations and the ruling by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that blacks were not denied the right to vote?
[ ] a. Republican Party
[ ] b. Democratic Party
17. What Party is against the faith-based initiative, against school vouchers, against school prayers, and takes the black vote for granted without ever acknowledging their racist past or apologizing for trying to expand slavery, lynching blacks and passing the Black Codes and Jim Crow laws that caused
great harm to blacks? [ ] a. Republican Party [ ] b. Democratic Party
Note: The correct answer for all questions is b. Democrat Party

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

The Myth of Republican Racism

. Author Michael Scheuer revealed that the Democratic Party is the party of the four S’s: Slavery, Secession, Segregation and now Socialism. Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan, passed the Jim Crow laws and fought every piece of civil rights legislation from the 1860’s through the 1960’s. For facts about racist Democrats, read “A Short History of Reconstruction” by Dr. Eric Foner.
. From the founding of the Republican Party as the anti-slavery in 1854 until today, the Republican Party has championed freedom and equality for blacks. Republicans amended the Constitution to grant blacks freedom, citizenship and the right to vote. Republicans started the NAACP and HBCU’s. Republicans pushed to pass every piece of civil rights legislation from the 1860's to the 1960's, including the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the Reconstruction Act of 1867 that were overturned by Democrats with the 1894 Repeal Act after they took over Congress in 1892. . Republican Senator Everett Dirksen from Illinois, not Democrat President Lyndon Johnson, pushed through the civil rights laws of the 1960’s. Dirksen was key to the passage of civil rights laws in 1957, 1960, 1964, 1965 and 1968. The chief opponents of the 1964 Civil Rights Act were Democrat Senators Sam Ervin, Albert Gore, Sr. and Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan who is still in Congress. None of those racist Democrats became Republicans. Contrary to claims by Democrats today, the racist Democrats remained Democrats and declared they would vote for a “yellow dog” before a Republican because the Republican Party was the party for blacks. Democrat Public Safety Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor in Birmingham let loose dogs and fire hoses on blacks. South Carolina Democrat Governor Ernest Hollings hoisted the Confederate Flag over that state’s capitol. Democrat Georgia Governor Lester Maddox waved ax handles to stop blacks from patronizing his restaurant. In 1954, Democrat Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus blocked desegregation of a Little Rock public school. Democrat Alabama Governor George Wallace stood in front of the Alabama schoolhouse in 1963 and thundered, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." None of these racist Democrats became Republicans.
. Senator Barry Goldwater was a Libertarian, not a racist. Goldwater was a member of the Arizona NAACP and helped desegregate the Arizona National Guard. He supported the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960. He honestly believed that the more extensive 1964 Civil Rights Act was an unconstitutionally grant of federal government power over private citizens. President Richard Nixon’s 1970’s “Southern Strategy” began a 30-year odyssey to get fair-minded people in the South to stop voting for racist Democrats who were discriminating against blacks. Georgia finally switched in 2004. Louisiana has begun switching by electing a man of color, Republican Bobby Jindal, as governor in 2007. Democrats were content when the racist South voted solidly Democrat for 100 years, but now castigate Republicans because some Southerners have gotten over their racial animosity and joined Republicans in treating blacks fairly. . Democrat Senator Christopher Dodd praised former Klansman Senator Byrd as someone who would have been "a great senator for any moment," including the Civil War. Yet, Democrats denounced Senator Trent Lott for his remarks about Senator Strom Thurmond. However, Senator Thurmond was never in the Ku Klux Klan and, after he became a Republican, defended blacks against lynching and discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats. . Democrats do not mention that former Vice President Al Gore first brought up the issue of Willie Horton against Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis during the 1988 primary election. Notably, former Republican G.H. W. Bush simply raised the Horton issue against Dukakis during the general election.

The Democrat Party Today

. Democrats are liberals who have been running black communities for the past 40 years with socialist policies that have turned black communities into economic and social wastelands. Black Democrat Juan Williams exposed the deplorable conditions in black communities in his book “Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-end Movements and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America.” . Democrats oppose programs that will help blacks get out of poverty, such as the Faith-based Initiative that would put church-based social programs on an equal footing with secular groups when competing for federal grants. Democrats oppose school choice scholarships that would help black children get out of failing schools. Democrats oppose Social Security reform even though blacks lose $10,000 in the current system because blacks have a five-year shorter life expectancy. Democrats favor same-sex marriage and partial-birth abortion. The Republican Party Today
. Since the War on Poverty of the 1960’s, over $7 trillion has been spent on poverty programs. Under President George W. Bush, record money has been spent on education, job training and health care. Over $1.4 billion has been spent for overall education - a record 137% increase, and $13.1 billion was spent for the No Child Left Behind Act. Bush has also spent $18.8 million for Historically Black Colleges, $24 billion for small business loans and grants, and $10 billion for Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance for the poor. Since 2001, access to free community health centers has been extended to 2.2 million poor people. In May 2003, Bush provided $15 billion, three times more money than President Bill Clinton, to fight AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean.
. All Americans received tax cuts under Bush’s tax cut plan—108 million average families received $2,500. Over 3.8 million more poor people were freed from the tax rolls entirely, and poor blacks received an additional gift of $1,000 per child plus $1,658 per family under the Earned Income Tax Credit program. “Tax cuts for the rich” is a deceptive Democratic Party talking point. . Bush has appointed more blacks to high level positions than any president in our nation’s history, including: Secretary of State, National Security Advisor, Director of Personnel Management, Assistant Attorney General, Chairman of the FCC, Director of HUD, Secretary of Education, and Assistant Secretary of Education. Republicans support merit-based Affirmative Action as was started by President Richard Nixon in 1969, not the Democrats’ unfair quota system of today. . During Hurricane Katrina, the Democrats running New Orleans and Louisiana failed blacks. Red Cross food was refused by the Mayor, and over 1,000 buses were left in parking lots and became ruined by the flood. The 1878 Posse Comitatus Act prevents a president from sending federal troops to a state without the governor’s consent. The Louisiana Governor denied Bush consent for days. Democrats blocked Bush’s 2001 energy bill which had $540 million for levee repairs. . Republicans support school choice scholarships, protecting the sanctity of life and preserving marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Studies show blacks think conservative, but vote liberal. ~~~

Which Candidate is best for

In his "I Have a Dream" speech, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in anation where they will not be judged by the color of theirskin, but by the content of their character."
Character is defined as the essence of a
person and determines a person’s judgment,
or what a person will do when no one is looking. Dr. King’s admonishment is relevant during this 2008 election, and black Americans should evaluate the candidates based on competence to be our Commander in Chief, not skin color.
~~~ We need the right president, not just a black president.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Racism Excuse

Mr. Obama defeated the party favorite, Hillary Clinton, with a broad appeal that largely steered away from race. Nevertheless, the results of the primaries reflect a strong racial bias among Blacks and on the part of Whites who are still trying to assuage their sense of guilt for the slave trade and civil rights abuses that went on far too long. Had Hillary not been the victim of this racism, she would be nominee and Obama would have been eclipsed. So Obama's success says less about his appeal than it does about the racism of certain sectors of our society. Hillary's supporters have every reason to be bitter about this. The best way for them to get over their angst is by voting for McCain. They should not just turn the other cheek and stand idly by as their Black brethren vote the racial ticket.

There are Americans who judge politicians by their race, or gender, or religion; Mr. Obama will certainly carry the black vote by large margin again in November because he is Black and because he is a Democrat. But we reckon that a scant number of other voters are motivated by a similar racism , and that number's growing smaller by the day. Virginia elected a black Governor two decades ago, and Illinois has had two black Senators. America has had two black Secretaries of State, and major corporations are run by black CEOs. No other Western democracy has done as well at opening up political, business and other arenas to minorities. It is time for a quid pro quo. The Black community must look beyond the skin color of a biracial candidate and determine who is best qualified to lead this country.

Mr. Obama's descent from his Icarusian heights earlier this spring reflects a shift in this race that has nothing to do with race. A skin-deep Obamamania had energized the country causing Blacks to vote for one of their own without making any critical judgments about his qualifications or record. Liberals and youngsters jumped on the band wagon. Now that's giving way to serious consideration of credentials and policy substance. After all, voters are choosing the world's most powerful man. Mr. McCain has been drawing contrasts with his younger rival to close the gap in the polls. We'll see if the trend continues.
As a matter of sober fact, many Americans look at the junior Senator from Illinois and worry, as his Democratic Vice Presidential candidate pointed out last year, that he isn't "ready" for the job. Does this mean that anyone who agrees with Joe Biden's previous assessment is a racist? Do Democrats really think so little of their fellow Americans? That is exactly the excuse that is being prepared just in case Obama loses the election.

There are real differences between the candidates that go far beyond race and experience. Obama readily admits he will increase taxes, create new federal bureacracies, and expand programs that are already underfunded. His real ability to orchestrate a redeployment of our troops from Iraq to Afghanistan in a responsible way is an open question. McCain remains a staunch opponent of tax increases, socialized medicine, the expansion of medicare, and unbridled pork barrel spending. The racism excuse will simply not hold water in the face of the significantly differences between these two candidates. (Adapted from WSJ Editorial, 8/26/08)