Sunday, September 21, 2008

Obama: "I want you to argue with them and get in their face."

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face," he said.

"And if they tell you that, 'Well, we're not sure where he stands on guns.' I want you to say, 'He believes in the Second Amendment.' If they tell you, 'Well, he's going to raise your taxes,' you say, 'No, he's not, he's going lower them.' You are my ambassadors. You guys are the ones who can make the case."


This is unacceptable from a politician. Any politician in America, no matter who it is. I'd drop John McCain like a load of bricks if this was his approach, and indeed, if I was working on his ads, I'd make Mr. Obama, Junior Senator from Illinois, famous for these words.

He lectures America about civility, then tells his supporters to get in people's faces? How dare he?

Barack Obama and his campaign have been engaging in dangerous behavior lately. In following posts, I'll outline some of the more awful things being done by his campaign and his followers.

Suffice it to say, I agree with the Washington Times.

Oh, and for the record, he's not telling you the whole truth in that quote, either. Mr. Obama believes in the Second Amendment for target shooting and hunting only. He called the Washington D.C. gun ban - which banned handguns from homes and required that rifles and shotguns be unloaded and disassembled or locked up - Constitutional. As a Constitutional lecturer, he knows full well that the Bill of Rights (don't confuse them with the purpose of all of the Amendments) were limitations on the government's powers over the people. You can read James Madison's speech arguing for the need for the Bill of Rights yourself. Target shooting and hunting have nothing to do with that. Possessing the means of rebelling against a tyrannical State does. Read it for yourself.

As I recall, the third and fourth paragraphs are kind of plodding, but it's all that kind of 18th century formal language to signify deference and politeness. The rest of it is plain English.

For more information on Mr. Obama's desire to keep Americans servile and defenseless: go here or here.

As far as Obama on taxes: no, he's not going to lower taxes. It's repeated often enough that Obama will cut taxes on the poorest Americans. The problem is the poorest Americans don't pay taxes. They get money back. Obama will take other people's money (including yours) and give it to the poor. Whatever you think the merits of that are (personally, I'd rather see more Americans do more things on our own for other Americans), it's not exactly true that he'd be lowering their taxes. You can't lower below zero. After that, it's bread and circuses.

What Obama will do is allow the Bush Tax Cuts (which actually shifted the tax burden even more in the direction of "the rich," despite the "Tax Cuts for the Rich" meme) and use the money to plow back into health vouchers. He will also allow the return of the death tax, which is a huge problem for middle-class and poor Americans, something I'll get to in another post. What Obama also plans to do is massively increase spending, which draws wealth out of the system, instead of putting it in, thereby effectively putting a huge tax on future earnings and assets for younger generations. We've had enough of that since the 70s.

Barack Obama: intimidation you can believe in.

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