Obama adviser: No commitment on defense shield
(CNN) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has made "no commitment" to plans for a missile defense program in eastern Europe, despite a report on the Polish president's Web site, an Obama adviser said Saturday.
Obama spoke to President Lech Kaczynki over the phone about continuing military and political cooperation between the two countries and possibly meeting in person soon, both sides said.
Obama "had a good conversation with the Polish president and the Polish prime minister about the important U.S.-Poland alliance," said Denis McDonough, Obama's senior foreign policy adviser.
However, Kaczynski's office says on its Web site that during the same conversation, Obama told Kaczynski that he intends to continue plans for a missile shield in eastern Europe.
Obama's adviser denied the report.
"President Kaczynski raised missile defense, but President-elect Obama made no commitment on it. His position is as it was throughout the campaign: that he supports deploying a missile defense system when the technology is proved to be workable," McDonough said.
Russia is infuriated by U.S. plans for the missile-defense installation, which includes basing missile interceptors in Poland. The interceptor rockets would be linked to an air-defense radar system in the Czech Republic.
The United States has tried to mollify Russia by stressing that the missile defense is directed at rogue states, such as Iran, and that the number of interceptors in the shield would be "easily overwhelmed" by Russian forces.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, in his first state-of-the-nation speech since taking office this year, warned this week that Russian missiles will be deployed against the planned system. Video Watch more about the Kremlin attack on U.S. policy »
"The Iskander missile system will be deployed in Kaliningrad region to neutralize, when necessary, the missile shield," Medvedev said. "We are also planning to use the resources of the Russian naval fleet for these purposes."
State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said Medvedev's announcement that Russia would deploy missiles in response to the shield is "disappointing."
Russian officials have warned that deploying the missile shield would open Poland up to an attack in the event of conflict.
Russia fears that the missile shield would blunt its nuclear deterrent.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman reiterated Wednesday that the missiles are not aimed at Russia and are designed as a defensive shield for U.S. allies in Europe. He said the shield is designed with the possibility of Iranian ballistic missiles in mind.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
(2008-11-05) — President-elect Barack Obama today politely declined a request from the Republican National Committee to “redistribute the votes” from yesterday’s Congressional contests in order to “spread the power around.”
“It’s not that we want to punish your success,” wrote RNC chairman Mike Duncan. “We just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you has a chance for success too. Our attitude is that if the election’s good for folks from the bottom up, it’s gonna be good for everybody … when you spread the power around, it’s good for everybody.”
In a brief written reply to the GOP, Mr. Obama said, “Our Democrat candidates worked hard for those votes, and it would be a gross injustice to take what they earned by the sweat of their brows and to give it to others who, for whatever reason, did not succeed.”
“The electoral process,” wrote Mr. Obama, “allows a person from any background to work hard, to build a strong organization, to raise investment capital and to take the personal risk that is the necessary precursor to any successful venture. When they do that well, and they win, the benefits ripple outward to many others.”
The 44th president of the United States added, “If you redistribute their hard-earned votes to those less capable, to those who played it safe or who turned in a half-hearted performance, then you remove incentive from the system. In the end, when you aim for equality of outcomes in a particular arena, you inevitably wind up with mediocrity, because men of excellence and ambition will go elsewhere to satisfy their longing for dignity, self-sacrifice and honor.”
Friday, November 7, 2008
The Flim Flam Man won! We've elected ourselves the ultimate empty suit.
I watched NBC reporters cry with joy like the Hebrews must have done when they got the news that Pharoah was cutting them loose to roam the desert.
I watched Fox News get completely "dissed" at the Prez' first news conference that had nothing of substance to it....a hint of the next four years.
Superbama will attempt to send all of us a "stimulus check" (like it is HIS damned money in the first place to give back to me-a taxpayer that pays HIS freekin' salary). Everyone will hail this as a genius move to kick start the economy.
Superbama has his hands full and the public only has an inkling' about a small piece of it. The economy is just one ball for him to juggle. He got his first security briefing today as Prez-elect. If that didn't "man him up" to the real world, we're all in la munda de caca!
Hopefully he will bring on the Jubilee! He's the Prez-elect now but I do not trust, believe in nor do I support his Sol Linsky plan to change America. Maybe he will prove to be JFKII. I doubt it.
I voted for the other ticket...I can bitch and moan for the NEXT FOUR YEARS! I definitely will start working in the local Republican Party apparatus. Sure they got their arses handed to them, but after four years of Pelosi-Reed-Prezident O, the Republicans can pull a Ronny Ray-Gun again and ride in on the white horse. God knows what shape the country will be in then. Can't be any worse than the Carter years or could it!
Bring on the Jubliee...I ain't believin and "yes we can-si se puede"? Nope it won't happen unless it happens on the backs of normal folks like us that pay the bills, our taxes on time, get up and WORK, and do our "drone" things on a daily basis.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Three days before the election and the slop just keeps getting richer. It definitely looks as if we'll be electing a committed true, dyed in wool Marxist. This is going to be the most pivotal election since Carter-Reagan and it's based upon the "big lie". We really can't be that stupid or are we truly as an old Bircher book my dad had ARE "A Nation of Sheep"?
Dick Morris and the "Undecided Voter"
Where does Fox News "political expert" Dick Morris get his insider "undecided voter" information? It sounds good and keeps the spirits up but methinks I'm stepping in BS when I hear him go on and on that McCain will win because of some mythical undecided voters. If they're anything like Luntz' crew, they're way not undecided. It's difficult enough to swallow Obama's hypocritical line of cock&bull, but Morris continues to paint a different picture. He's praying for a Dewey vs. Truman and folks I just don't see it happening.
Silver Lining With an Obamayomama Victory
There's a silver lining in all this, I can GRITCH and MOAN about the Obamanation for the NEXT 4 years if he wins. I voted early and I damn sure WASN'T undecided...but "everyone knows that Obama doesn't need my state-Texas to win" according to Karl Rove. So what was my vote? Chopped liver?
Give 'em hell McCain...I'm not looking forward to being "re-educated" that my income is Obama's income and if I disagree or endorse McCain, I'll get thrown off the plane too or accosted by some "civilian security force that's as good as our military" (yeah...Ass-clown said that too!) That's getting positively Orwellian in my book. Don't believe me? Google the phrase, read it and take a second look while your jaw is on the floor.
A Civilian Security Force: Click Here if you Don't believe me
Obama is obliquely proposing a civilian security force in addition to our military. I'm no believer in the black helicopter theory but this guy's In-freekin'-sane. But you know...I'll be one of the first ones in the "re-education camps" since I'm in the edu-business. Gotta' "get my mind right teachin' those chilren". I've never advocated civil unrest but; if Obama puts his complete Weather Underground, Black Liberation, "spread the wealth around a little" agenda, I might just be so inclined. As one of our founding fathers said (highly paraphrased here-disclaimer), "a little revolution is good once in a while." Read William Ayers' book from my high school years and you'll see the plan. It's all the "Big Lie" done over in 21st century media candy coating!
It's gonna' be a bumpy night Tuesday
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I am not usually a fan of talk radio but Mark Levin is an exception. He was part of the Justice Department and a well known Constitutional lawyer and instructor. Take a minute to read his thoughts; they're not as "beyond the pale" as talk radio hosts usually are. This is quite interesting and echoes one of my previous postings..."Nation of Sheep"
"The Obama Temptation" [Mark R. Levin]-taken from the National Review, October 25, 2008
"I've been thinking this for a while so I might as well air it here. I honestly never thought we'd see such a thing in our country - not yet anyway - but I sense what's occurring in this election is a recklessness and abandonment of rationality that has preceded the voluntary surrender of liberty and security in other places. I can't help but observe that even some conservatives are caught in the moment as their attempts at explaining their support for Barack Obama are unpersuasive and even illogical. And the pull appears to be rather strong. Ken Adelman, Doug Kmiec, and others, reach for the usual platitudes in explaining themselves but are utterly incoherent. Even non-conservatives with significant public policy and real world experiences, such as Colin Powell and Charles Fried, find Obama alluring but can't explain themselves in an intelligent way.
There is a cult-like atmosphere around Barack Obama, which his campaign has carefully and successfully fabricated, which concerns me. The messiah complex. Fainting audience members at rallies. Special Obama flags and an Obama presidential seal. A graphic with the portrayal of the globe and Obama's name on it, which adorns everything from Obama's plane to his street literature. Young school children singing songs praising Obama. Teenagers wearing camouflage outfits and marching in military order chanting Obama's name and the professions he is going to open to them. An Obama world tour, culminating in a speech in Berlin where Obama proclaims we are all citizens of the world. I dare say, this is ominous stuff.
Even the media are drawn to the allure that is Obama. Yes, the media are liberal. Even so, it is obvious that this election is different. The media are open and brazen in their attempts to influence the outcome of this election. I've never seen anything like it. Virtually all evidence of Obama's past influences and radicalism — from Jeremiah Wright to William Ayers — have been raised by non-traditional news sources. The media's role has been to ignore it as long as possible, then mention it if they must, and finally dismiss it and those who raise it in the first place. It's as if the media use the Obama campaign's talking points — its preposterous assertions that Obama didn't hear Wright from the pulpit railing about black liberation, whites, Jews, etc., that Obama had no idea Ayers was a domestic terrorist despite their close political, social, and working relationship, etc. — to protect Obama from legitimate and routine scrutiny. And because journalists have also become commentators, it is hard to miss their almost uniform admiration for Obama and excitement about an Obama presidency. So in the tank are the media for Obama that for months we've read news stories and opinion pieces insisting that if Obama is not elected president it will be due to white racism. And, of course, while experience is crucial in assessing Sarah Palin's qualifications for vice president, no such standard is applied to Obama's qualifications for president. (No longer is it acceptable to minimize the work of a community organizer.) Charles Gibson and Katie Couric sought to humiliate Palin. They would never and have never tried such an approach with Obama.
But beyond the elites and the media, my greatest concern is whether this election will show a majority of the voters susceptible to the appeal of a charismatic demagogue. This may seem a harsh term to some, and no doubt will to Obama supporters, but it is a perfectly appropriate characterization. Obama's entire campaign is built on class warfare and human envy. The "change" he peddles is not new. We've seen it before. It is change that diminishes individual liberty for the soft authoritarianism of socialism. It is a populist appeal that disguises government mandated wealth redistribution as tax cuts for the middle class, falsely blames capitalism for the social policies and government corruption (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) that led to the current turmoil in our financial markets, fuels contempt for commerce and trade by stigmatizing those who run successful small and large businesses, and exploits human imperfection as a justification for a massive expansion of centralized government. Obama's appeal to the middle class is an appeal to the "the proletariat," as an infamous philosopher once described it, about which a mythology has been created. Rather than pursue the American Dream, he insists that the American Dream has arbitrary limits, limits Obama would set for the rest of us — today it's $250,000 for businesses and even less for individuals. If the individual dares to succeed beyond the limits set by Obama, he is punished for he's now officially "rich." The value of his physical and intellectual labor must be confiscated in greater amounts for the good of the proletariat (the middle class). And so it is that the middle class, the birth-child of capitalism, is both celebrated and enslaved — for its own good and the greater good. The "hope" Obama represents, therefore, is not hope at all. It is the misery of his utopianism imposed on the individual.
Unlike past Democrat presidential candidates, Obama is a hardened ideologue. He's not interested in playing around the edges. He seeks "fundamental change," i.e., to remake society. And if the Democrats control Congress with super-majorities led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, he will get much of what he demands.
The question is whether enough Americans understand what's at stake in this election and, if they do, whether they care. Is the allure of a charismatic demagogue so strong that the usually sober American people are willing to risk an Obama presidency? After all, it ensnared Adelman, Kmiec, Powell, Fried, and numerous others. And while America will certainly survive, it will do so, in many respects, as a different place."
Friday, October 24, 2008
Here's just 3 of his lies. I'm tired of interpreting his lies. It's come to the point if this clown opens his mouth, I expect him to do the opposite. Here goes...I gotta' vent...oh I forgot, that's what this blog is for!
Obama Lie No. 1 — I will tax just the rich.
There is no such thing as a tax on just the rich. Taxes on wealthy people affect everyone. Remember, Obama defines anyone making over $90,000 a year as "rich." Joe the plumber discovered that Obama thinks Joe's rich too. Under Obama, he won't be able to hire new employees and grow his business. Joe's not alone. Obama says he'll strip away the FICA cap at $90,000 for every worker. That means every dollar you earn over that amount, you'll pay 7 percent! This is absurd in a recessionary and "bear" economy!
Obama Lie No. 2 — I want to give a tax cut to the middle class.
I'm calling BS on this! Obama says he will let the Bush tax cuts expire. That's an automatic 5 percent (maximum) tax increase on almost all taxpayers.
Plus middle class folks pay capital gains taxes. Obama has said he wants to almost double them from a low of 15 percent to almost 30 percent.
He wants to hike the dividend tax, and he also has promised taxes on gas and energy. Obama also wants to dramatically increase the estate tax, which had almost disappeared. There goes your idea of sharing your wealth with your kids in the future.
Obama Lie No. 3 — I want to make America more secure.
Another outright lie. In an age when crazies like Iran 's Ahmadinejad are building ballistic missiles and promise to "destroy" the United States and Israel , Obama has promised to gut the missile defense program created by President Reagan. "I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems," Obama said. He has promised to cut "tens of billions" of dollars from the Defense Department. In an effort to make us more "secure," Obama plans to disarm us. It's "opposite speak" to the fullest!
In the age of 9/11 can we afford such a radical Leftist in the White House?
No, we can't. Obama is not just a danger to our economy, with his plans to raise taxes and spend over $800 billion in new programs. Obama is a radical out to reshape America beyond recognition. He is so radical he backs driver's licenses for illegal aliens — even though such a move would help future terrorists move freely in the United States . Even Hillary Clinton opposed his radical plan. Obama not only touted such a plan running for president, he pushed for giving illegals driver's licenses as a state senator in Illinois .
Obama is a walking lie!
He is also the most pro-abortion candidate in the history of the country. In 2001, as a state legislator in Illinois , he opposed a bill to protect live-born children — children actually born alive! He was the only Illinois senator to speak out against the bill.
He opposes gun rights. He has long history of trying to deny ordinary citizens access to guns. He originally backed Washington D.C. 's total ban on private handguns — a ban that was overturned. The NRA rated him an "F" on gun positions and says he is one of the most dangerous anti-gun politicians in the nation.
Who is this guy?
Obama is a Harvard-educated elitist. Even his education was funded by radicals and possibly by the taxpayer through William Ayers. To him, we Americans are simply "bitter" and he has mocked us saying "[they] cling to their guns and their religion."
Why am I writing this?
I've just had enough of Obamayomama and Obamarama for the past 2 years. He is NOT the Messiah, NOT going to do ANYTHING for any class, WILL give "bread" to the masses to ensure he's elected. All he will do is spend trillions, put our health care system into a fatal spin and neuter our nation in time of crisis both economically and militarily.
It's up to us to say NO to Obama, NO to Socialism and NO to the largest spending spree since the New Deal. I've had enough. Have you?
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
This was typical McCain. He's not Bush nor is he as forthcoming as his father-Admiral McCain. His father's shadow was on his shoulder tonight and he just couldn't bring himself to be "better than ole' Dad". It was crystal (not Kristol) clear throughout the discussions.
I'm pissed off at the opportunities missed, the genteelness of McCain when Obama laughs at him and his lack of killer strokes on the abortion issue, Ayers, health care, all that crap trying to illustrate Obama's lack of foreign affairs/world economic experience by pulling the Colombia card, and never...never giving us the 'straight talk" that Obama WILL increase our taxes, impose a Socialist's dream-federally run health care, education directly mandated by and assessed by the Federal government and spreading the wealth.
Why didn't McCain ever ask him why Obama took his entire playbook straight from Sol Linsky's book as Mark Levin opined? I don't think Mc Cain WANTS to be president. I think he's got some deeper issues that relate to his father.
I'll still vote for him but dammit...he had it all to gain and lost it all trying to be all things to all people.
What a pity!